We chose the Dream after enjoying a lovely caribbean cruise aboard the Destiny same time last year. Two days before we were due to depart Thomsons phoned to say they had over-booked and needed to change our cabin from 7096 to 7067, we had purposely pre-booked this cabin 7 months earlier.
We chose to hold judgement until we arrived and found we had been moved from a 2 berth to a 4 berth cabin. Now you needed to be a contortionist to get into bed, trying not to bang your head on the box above the bed, which served as the pull down bunk bed. Over the 2 weeks in this cabin I became quite proficient at diving, managing with one leap to dive from the foot of the bed to the pillow!
We quickly found out that cabin 7067 is under the Medusa Lounge we could clearly hear the music and should a lady in stilettos be strutting her stuff on the dance floor you could hear the poor ceiling of your cabin groan. The party usually wound up by midnight, but bear this in mind if you want an early night.
The linen in this cabin had stains on more than one occasion. The tiles around the wash basin were stained, which could easily have been removed by using bleach.
We begruded having to pay Â£1.75 for bottle water at dinner, so we didn't! Ask for a glass of tap water (free) we drank it for two weeks with no side effects. Come on Thomson a jug of iced water at the dinner table isn't much to ask for. The food was at its best good, but not a patch on what we ate on the Destiny last year. We sat down at the dinner table on two occasions where there was an already open bottle of wine and asked if we would like it?
Not enough sun-loungers to go around, especially on the days at sea.
Captain Roy ( from above) was very informative, chatting with guests and also dining in the resturants, a true gentleman.
If you want to meet a real live Fairy go to the Argo Lounge. A delightful young lady (her name is Fairy) who was so kind and helpful, a pleasure to meet her.
The theatre is lovely aboard this ship, we always chose to sit upstairs. Steve's Dream Theatre Team, WOW!! Yes Steve, fantastic! Great shows and costumes. A different show each night for 2 weeks. A lot of talent here and these guys defied gravity. While the ship was rocking and rolling one particular night, they managed to put on a ballet performance and a can-can. It was all the guests, including me, could do to walk back in a straight line to the cabin! Yes Steve, we didn't have anything better to do, but we wouldn't have missed one night there for the world. Both comedians that Thomsons brought in were also very good.
Note both the Medusa Lounge and Ocean Bar seem very chilly in the evening due to air-con, take a top.
Is it us or does anyone else suffer being seated apart on Thomson flights, because I refuse to pay to pre book seats together? It seems you are penalised for not paying to sit together.
We have never been asked to pay Â£30 to use a safe before on any holiday, needless to say the safe stayed empty.
Slick transport to and from ship. Great itinerary and friendly, helpful staff. All in all a good holiday, but too many niggles to Dream again.