Great For First Time Cruisers: Carnival Dream Cruise Review by Emperor Has Spoken

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Great For First Time Cruisers

Sail Date: August 2012
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami
Although it will change next year, Carnival Destiny is excellent for first time travelers. The cruise has 3 perfect ports for first timers. Read each port for more information. Carnival Destiny has a great pool and food. The only thing I didn't like was the desserts.

When you enter the ship you feel like you stepped into a Vegas Hotel. There are a lot of blinking lights and shiny metals everywhere. Enjoy the views and get use to the ship. The two decks you will be the most outside of you cabin, are the Promenade and Lido. On the Promenade you will find the casino, sports bar, disco, piano bar, and comedy lounge. On that deck is the Palladium Lounge (which takes up 3 decks). They have good shows, you have to see at least one.

On the Lido Deck you can find the buffet, grille, pizzeria, and NY Deli. The Grille is great. Wonderful hamburgers and fries are worth it. Every night I got late night pizza. You have to get that. There's nothing like pizza at 1AM in the morning. More

Also check out the Cafe, the cakes are great. On this trip I didn't get a chance to go to the spa. But it looks nice. Check it out. The DJ at the time in the disco room was fantastic. I'm not sure if he's still there, but he knew what to play. Ask him anything in any genre and you can listen to your favorite tunes.

For all people, please go to the Criterion Lounge on the last day at 5PM. It's usually a party and there's great music, fun, and free drinks. Yes, free drinks. It is great. At least I know Carnival does it on their 5-day cruises. Do Not Miss This!!! So many people do.

As always check out the random shows and events throughout the ship.

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Published 08/12/12

Cabin review: 8C8310 Balcony

You can hear the engine but the sites are great. Plus it's only one flood down from the Lido deck. Pefert opportunity to get to the food.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Grand Turk is crazy small. However the best part about it, is the beach being close. I mean really close. You can sit on the beach and almost bask in the shadow of the ship. There is Margaritaville right around the corner of the beach. Of course there are stores, not bad. Decent deals. However, the beach is great because it's close to get to. I will say that the water is heavy. It's full of salt. Good for the skin, not for the eyes. Also, do not try and walk the island. It's hot, and you could pass out.
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This island is everything Carnival will say. Since going on the island, I've been trying to get back to it. They will say it's beautiful. They're right. It is. Plus the food from the ship goes on the island. This is great because you don't have to pay for extra food. There where a lot of wild chickens roaming the island but that was cool. Get a cabanna and you will love it. For this island you will have to be tendered from the ship to the island. The trip over isn't that long, so by all means go on the island. Have a great time and take in the sites. Plus there are plenty of excursions for you to have fun.

We technically left from this port. However, go check out Rosa Mexicano. Great restaurant in the Brickel District. There are of course plenty of beaches, restaurants, clubs, and beautiful people. It's a great city to have fun.
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I wanted to go to Nassau for one reason. To see Atlantis. The Atlantis hotel is great. It has a variety of fun activities. Plus you can see some things for free. Parts of the aquarium is in the lobby. If you lucky check out the Manta's they're huge. They do have a casino if you feel like getting screwed over. However, you won't win. Trust me, you won't. You might as well take whatever money you have and wipe yourself with it. It'll be more fun. The funny thing about Nassau, is the vast difference. You have Atlantis which is really new and contemporary, while the rest of the island is, not. However, you have some great shopping venues and places to eat. Enjoy yourself and have a great time.
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