Late Summer Getaway: Carnival Dream Cruise Review by spotdog32

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Late Summer Getaway

Sail Date: September 2012
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Other
Well this was our tenth cruise all with Carnival and yes we made Platinum. We have never sailed on The Dream so we were unsure of what to except. We arrived in Orlando on Friday a day before like we always do, it is easier with my wife. When we arrived we say The Dream sailing in and our first impression was WOW! We had 6 in our group and out of that half had never sailed before. The Dream had just returned from dry dock and there were some issues, but that never affected our trip in anyway, to few to mention.
Now for some hints if you travel with a person in a wheel chair except RUDENESS from your fellow guests. My wife needs a wheel chair and as we were trying to get through the picture area we asked EXCUSE ME. the fellow guest said yea just try and run into me!! At show time they have spots marked for wheel chairs, but get there early the fill up with regular guests, i could have parked my wife there, but she does not want to sit by strangers when i have to sit 5 or some rows More behind. The Dream does have challenges in it's lay out but so does The Conquest Ships. If you take the elevators in the back to the third floor you can only go into the Scarlett dining room and no where else.
We arrived at 930AM and were on by 1045AM there was no one coming off. We had a shore excursion so we were off by 810AM in the morning heading to The Kennedy Space Center. The buffets do have lines but with 4,000 guest that was to be excepted. The dining room food come out hot only one night did it come out warm. The punchliners brunch excellent will do it again. They only have one midnight buffet and after 11PM it is either room service or Pizza not what i thought would happen. I think they should have burgers our something else.
In closing let me just say that all in all it was a typical Carnival Cruise and we had a lot of fun. Less

Published 10/01/12

Cabin review: 8D8347 Balcony

Well Cabin 8347 great cabin if you like NOISE yes right off the mid ship elevators and it was like the main crossroads for deck 8. On embarkation day the elevators were not accessible until 7PM. So that was a problem, and it is all busy night and day. The room is just like any other on a Carnival except prepare to ROAST this cabin and the one our friends stayed in 8343 were saunas hot, and very stuffy. It only seem to get cold when we were sailing or at night. As a matter of fact the whole ship was HOT the only place cold the dinning rooms.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Like St. Thomas we have been here three other times and like the previous stop we searched out a deal on our own. We found JOYCE the driver and she took us to all the hot spots on both sides. (French / Dutch) she really new her stuff, also we stopped for lunch at Maho Beach.We ate at The Sunset Bar and Grill were we watched some planes land and take off. Joyce was there waiting for us. The charge for her tour was 76.00 a couple and she took us right to the docks for more shopping when we were done.

Island Tour

This is our third trip to St Thomas so we know how to look for a cheap deal, and we did find a good one only 20.00 PP and we had a great little tour of Megan's Beach and Mountain Top our guide made stops along the way and never rushed us, or did we feel hurried in any way when we were done we did some shopping at the pier.

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