2 Montego Bay Singles Cruise Reviews

Basically: Cuba has only moderately good roads; passable Chinese buses and long roads and distances. This is why it is fantastic to travel to Cuba by ship. You drive especially in the night and you have time in the day for sightseeing. ... Read More
Basically: Cuba has only moderately good roads; passable Chinese buses and long roads and distances. This is why it is fantastic to travel to Cuba by ship. You drive especially in the night and you have time in the day for sightseeing. The ship, the Celestyal Chrystal is a very good three stars - plus ship. After 41 years of cruising I can say that quite in comparison. If you are looking for a luxury vessel for a reasonable price, this will be difficult. In comparison (from cheap ferry boat to Queen Mary 2 in the "Queens" class I've already done a lot of cruises): great value for money and a nice ship. Pleasantly small; You feel partially "yacht-like". Ship well through and easy to walk through. What more do you want? We had a larger interior cabin (deck 3); It was relatively spacious with enough boxes and a desk. That the bathroom in this class is small, one must know and accept. The TV offers "exterior view" as well as ship and travel information; Unfortunately no outside temperature was displayed Friends were with us and had the newly built suite with balcony (deck 6). Very beautiful! And almost 5-star! In ship evaluations, three weak points were sometimes mentioned: quality of the meat, tightness of the buffet at the pool and long waiting times on "all inclusive" drinks. I can not confirm. Here the shipping company may have reacted: The meat quality is excellent; As at all the food is rich and tasty. There is a breakfast buffet in the restaurant and the top deck café; Lunch restaurant served or top deck buffet cafe; In the evening the same. In reviews it was criticized that the buffet is not 24 hours on duty; I found with these food amounts funny, because afternoon snack is also available! The "narrowness" of the buffet on deck I found not problematic, as it was only once during the trip the buffet as a BBQ outside the pool and the pool was locked. Otherwise, the buffet is at the upper deck inside and you can sit outside or inside and also the bathers have enough space. As for the "all inclusive" drinks, there is now the sun bars waiter, who can help and you can take the drink right away. Incredibly nice ship personnel; Both from the "ships crew", as well as from the restaurant service, bar service, entertainment team. In addition, a first-class professor was on board, who gave interesting lectures in English. The pool: well, adapted to the size. But you do not go on a vessel for swimming. Entertainment: an excellent revue theater on board; All great Cuban artists; Like a small branch of the Tropicana: dancers, singers; Show actors; Liveband etc. 5 different performances in 7 days! Very interesting lectures. The excursions - as always with cruises - quite interesting, although dependent on the quality of the respective guide. Cuba is a friendly and safe country. One can see much, especially In Havana on foot. Many interesting museums; Also the Museo de la Revolucion! Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
This is the 4th time I have travelled on the Thomson Dream around the Caribbean and thoroughly enjoyed it. The flight to Montego Bay on the Dreamliner was a pleasant experience. The only issue was the waiting around for immigration at ... Read More
This is the 4th time I have travelled on the Thomson Dream around the Caribbean and thoroughly enjoyed it. The flight to Montego Bay on the Dreamliner was a pleasant experience. The only issue was the waiting around for immigration at Montego Bay airport, but it was not a really big deal.I am a single traveller and booked the only single cabin on deck 7, which is aft. I only had to step out of my cabin to walk out onto one of the lower aft sun/viewing decks. The cabin was a very good size for one person, and was kept spotlessly clean. One of the main reasons for choosing this itinerary was to visit Cuba, and I was not disappointed, it was a fantastic place full of contradictions, from the Soviet style old buildings to the Latin influenced culture and buildings, and the local people in Havana were lovely. The Cayman Islands although expensive was a beautiful place, and Cozumel off Mexico was also nice. The Thomson Dream is a perfect sized ship, personally when I see these larger cruise ships come alongside they remind me of blocks of high rise flats, which are totally lacking in any character or personality. The Thomson Dream has character, yes it is old and a bit tired, but consider that you are at sea; and the same maintenance and order of things does not apply as when you are on land. Having spent 17 years in the Royal Navy (including nuclear and diesel submarines) and living and sleeping in all conditions, the Thomson Dream is the height of luxury. The ship is a vehicle to visit some lovely places. As for food - I have always eat in the buffet restaurants and have never found there to be an issue. There are plenty of sanitisers stationed at the start of the buffet (although there are some individuals who do not use them, and would be the first to complain if norovirus swept throughout the ship). During the first few days the staff serve the food, which is fine. The range of food has always been very good, there is something for everyone, if not you can always ask. Overall I found my experiences on the Thomson Dream to be nothing but positive. I have also travelled on the Thomson Celebration and had a good experience. I have already booked next years cruise on the Thomson Dream to do the Mayan Treasures itinerary. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015

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