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Dream Cruise Line Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Very Good

7

Average

9

Poor

6

Terrible

4

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Family Cruises

31

Senior Cruises

18

Entertainment Cruises

15

Romantic Cruises

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Repositioning Cruises

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31 Dream Cruise Line Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


mlrrsingh avatar

mlrrsingh

1 Review Written

Dream Holiday Onboard Explorrer Dream

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As promised, here I come with my detailed review of the Explorer Dream. On 2 Feb, we boarded the cruise at Auckland. We thoroughly enjoyed right from the time we checked in our luggage. Contrary to my doubts that ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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blokartphil

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise

I was actually looking for a 12+ night cruise and I chose this cruise as it was going around New Zealand. I have travelled a fair bit of New Zealand by land and thought it would be nice to see some of the hard to ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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skylasdream

1 Review Written

Unfortunately this wasn’t our Dream Cruise

I chose this cruise, number 4 cruise for us, as we had never been with Dream Cruises. I read the reviews and thought they were a mixed bag, so I booked this cruise for my husbands 60th b/day. Embarkation was very ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Newpj

1 Review Written

Never again

Choose this cruise line as first time down to Australia and needed to explore. We have been on many cruises in the mid range but this one was well below our expectations. Chinese line. Need a lot to learn about ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jostoy

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Fantastic

This was my first ever cruise at the age of 48 with my 2 girls, aged 10 & 18. Being from NZ it was nice to do a 7 night cruise around NZ. Stopping at Bay of Islands, Akaroa, Picton & Napier was nice. While I have ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Paulus55

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great Weather

My wife and I booked this cruise on impulse on a one day special. This ship normally operates in the Asian market The Ship had been recently upgraded and was overall good. Lacked a quiet lounge for reading, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Janetnz316

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

WORST CRUISE EVER

Wanted to do a family cruise for Christmas and it turned out the worst cruise ever taken We experienced bad weather down the West Coast, which one could expect, but what we did not expect was that the noisy cabin ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Bill316 avatar

Bill316

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The worst cruise ever and had done 13 previosly

This was the worst cruise ever, having previously done 11 ocean and 2 river cruises Cabin small no fridge. The drawers would not stay closed had to wedged closed. The Lido very minimum selection cereals, no ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Sachin K

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Average to below average

My first time cruising experience with Explorer Dream was overall an average to below average experience. Possibly a consequence of both my recent broken leg and bad weather or maybe it actually was a bad cruise. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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5ClareCruise

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Milford Sound Amazing - No quiet spaces onboard

Cruise Auckland Auckland, Visiting Bay of Islands, Milford and Doubtful Sounds, Dunedin, Wellington, Napier, Auckland. 5 New Zealand Adults Xmas day in the Sounds was simply amazing couldn’t have had a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Crhone

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mixed experience

The good: Entertainment with European performers. Good sized cabins with very good bedding, good towels and tea/coffee maker. Good pool and spa pools (even if some jets were not working). Fresh fruit at ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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chk24

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Really enjoyable .

Over a week, Sunday to Sunday, we went down and up the east coast of NZ. We were scheduled to circumnavigate NZ - going down the west coast after going past Cape Reinga, and then into Doubtful and Milford Sounds in ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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aedgar65

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nothing Dreamy to see here!

We chose this cruise as a great opportunity to spend time with family and see NZ from the seas. It seemed like a great idea and that's what it remained - a great idea. The reality was awful and I would never take a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Gemday

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

NZ New Years Cruise. Not a Luxury Ship!

Explorer Dream. Around New Zealand. Embark 29th December 2019. Disembark 05th January 2020 Firstly, this is certainly not a luxury boat, as was described to us from a Genting Cruise agent at the 2018 Cruise expo ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Ethanol95 avatar

Ethanol95

3 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Greatly improved since inaugural

After 3 years since having been on its inaugural sailing, I went with the family on a 2 night cruise out of Singapore to Bintan Island (Actually more of a gambling cruise then for the ports). Stayed in the Palace ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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LynWillie

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Clearly more work to be done

New to NZ market. This ship was attractive. Staff were inexperienced and hospitality training was obviously not given ,waiting for drinks for at least 30 mins after ordering.System was failing in ordering and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Missy1234

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cruise to New Zealand

We are group of 5 adults and 1 child currently on cruise. Ship we feel has lovely decor. This bit of a review is our opinion only. We love some of the shows. Fantastic costumes and unreal lighting show. Normally ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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kelseyfarmer

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Upgrade to a Palace Suite

First impression for this ship was not good. Boarding in Singapore was horrendous. Our boarding time was 8pm, we arrived at the terminal at 7 as we had checked out of our hotel and had no where to go. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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JusYap15

1 Review Written

35 Helpful Votes

The Palace- An Amazing Experience

The experience first started when we arrived at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal. There was a very long line of people waiting to check in and we thought we had to wait in the same line however I noticed a man holding a sign ...
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Sail Date May 2019


J Les avatar

J Les

1 Review Written

42 Helpful Votes

Too high expectation, but in overall we enjoyed vacation as 'Palace' Guests

We had 4 days to Thailand from Singapore. 'Palace' Package is sadly not 100% as advertised. Our too high expectation might disappoint us in few areas. The team in Singapore before boarding is catastrophic. Told us ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Coffeyce

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Beware of World Dream

The ship itself is very nice. Most of the staff are great with the exception of the sales and customer service group. I have never seen such a lack of care or give a damn. I went to the front desk and asked to ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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homershk

1 Review Written

59 Helpful Votes

Choose Palace Suite

Just did a 6 days Hong Kong Vietnam Cruise, 2 adults with kids 9 and 11. It was our second cruise. Very glad we choose the PALACE SUITE upgrade, and this particular World Dream cruise-ship. The room is fantastic ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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essoon

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent ship, terrible service

Most of the crew members have a bad attitude. Felt like they just wanted to complete their jobs and get out of there. It's 6 days of nightmare but we tried to stay calm and minimize any need to request for a service ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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joycewindsor

1 Review Written

Poor value

We wanted a short cruise before summer and thought we'd try this new cruise line. WE paid quite a lot for a balcony cabin but there was not much space in there. Embarkation etc was very quick, no problems at all. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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lancemiller

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The staff made our cruise unforgettable

We found the cruise prefect for our extended family of 9. We ranged in age from 10 to 80 and everyone found the cruise very enjoyable.The helpfulness and good humor of the onboard staff cannot be over emphasised. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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