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Carnival Dream Cruise Review by myymadison: Eastern Caribbean - Blast


myymadison
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Member Since 2011
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Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 5.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Eastern Caribbean - Blast

Sail Date: July 2011
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral

We just returned from our Eastern Caribbean cruise, and wanted to share our thoughts..... We arrived a day early and stayed at the Radisson, right next to the port. They have the park and ride, so Saturday morning, we waited out front with our luggage, and rode the shuttle over to the boat. The porters, took our luggage out of the shuttle van ( don't forget to tip them $1.00 per bag is usual tip ).. and inside we went. Lines moved quickly ( Carnival has that down pat ).. and onto the Dream we went. Up to the Lido deck ( deck 10 ), for lunch... and to look around. We cruised the Western on Dream last summer so we were familiar with the boat. We had a nice lunch ( Mongolian- and a salad, fruit for desert ).. it was almost 1:30pm by then, so we went to our room ( Main deck - 2nd floor )...and our room was ready. We put our carry on bags away, then waited for the Muster Drill. Carnival has made this easy ( we weren't required to take our life jackets ). After the muster drill, we went up More to the Lido deck to watch as we left the port. The shows were alot of fun...do NOT miss Dancing in the Streets, although I would recommend going to the shows. We also went to see each of the comedians ( R-rated was too funny ).

We decided to try the Steak House this cruise, and was quite disappointed. Honestly... don't waste your money. The food in the dining room was better than the steak house.

I do have to say that our Head waiter was George in the Crimson Dining Room, and if your lucky enough to get him, your sure to have a great time !! He was WONDERFUL. Also, Elvis was our Maitre' D... and he was quite handsome and very very nice.

Food was excellent, service was excellent, had a WONDERFUL time !!!!! Less


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Cabin was great... however.. kids were roaming the halls all hours of the night.. banging on our doors.. did NOT like that at all !

Port and Shore Excursions


We booked an excursion though Carnival to Atlantis, and the Aquarium. Alot of beautiful fish. I think we could have done this cheaper had we just taken a Taxi to Atlantis, then paid there for the Aquarium. We actually caught a taxi back, and walked through the straw market. Make sure you haggle with any of them on the price they offer - ( they usually will come down ). We also went to Senor Frogs and had a drink.. alot of fun !!!

As we were pulling away from the dock, a family of 10 was running toward the Dream on the dock. Too late .. They missed the boat !!!

( someone on our cruise had a medical emergency when we were about 45 minutes out of Nassau, so they anchored the boat in the ocean, put the family with the emergency on one of the life boats(with a motor), also with a DR. from the Dream, and they took him to Nassau for medical attention. At that time the family of 10 was allowed onto the life boat and brought back to the Dream )..... They were VERY lucky.. ( Prayers for the family with the emergency ).

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St. Marten - we we did a Sea/See tour booked through Carnival. We all loaded onto an Air conditioned bus, and our tour guide - Ankie ( Onkie )... was an excellent host. She told us all about St. Maartin, and St Martin. ( French Side and Dutch Side ). She told us interesting facts of things I would have never even asked about. Alot of fun on the bus tour. They dropped us on the French side, and we walked to the straw market..then we walked back to meet the tour.. and we got on a party boat, and toured the island by boat. We went by the airport and a huge plane took off right above us WOW !!! Free Rum punch...and Beer, soda, etc.....

Would reccomend this tour !!!!


BEST port by far, and it was because of what we did. I pre-booked.(NOT CARNIVAL TOUR)... SUNNY LISTON TOURS.... and were met when we got off of the Dream. Sunny himself was standing right outside of the gate waiting on us. He took us on a tour of his Island, pointing out things of interest along the way. We stopped at several beautiful overlooks, to take pictures and have some local drinks.. ( Bushwhackers, and the BEST Banana Daiquiris I have ever tasted ) We got to shop the straw markets.. ( honestly, once you have seen one... you have seen them all ).. Sunny then took us to Sapphire Beach.. OH MYY was it Gorgeous !!!!! We swam in the ocean... and had lunch..Then Sunny took us around for another hour... then back to the port... We sang.. and Sunny was flying around the curves... it was fun. The other tour guides were pokin along ( ha-ha )... they would all stare at us, because Sunny made it alot of fun as he sang along with us !!!! HIGHLY RECCOMEND SUNNY LISTON TOURS !!!!

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