The Dream left a lot to desire for past cruisers. On Saturday July 3rd - we embarked on the ship easily not issues. We walked around to find out that the layout of the ship was very similar to that of all our other cruises (this made it easy to get around) We did notice that the pool areas were SMALLER than previous ships and wondered how that would play out when this ship had about 1000 more people.
Casino - Casino slots were good when you could get at them - there were children playing and winning buckets of coins - and no security to remove them from the area.
Pools - As we thought the smaller pools were an issue. There just wasn't room. In the family pool area (where kids are allowed). the pools were packed we were like sardines in the pool. I only used it to cool off and get back on my chair.We also discovered that you really could not use the pool in the afternoon - there was stuff floating in it. Kids and Adults would take their drinks to the pool and drinks would spill creating an icky pool - on the last day there was a security person there to remind people not to bring food/drink by the pool.
went to Meghans' Bay - Beach - Crowded Dirty - this was suggested by ship. Our drive told us on the way back to the ship, that there are much better beaches.
we went to "little Bay" beach - just what we were looking for - quiet and not crowded