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 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 !!!!!