Dream Is A Dream: Carnival Dream Cruise Review by touringbee

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Dream Is A Dream

Sail Date: October 2010
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Day 1-Boarding a Dream. Very Easy. Went to Lido Deck for lunch. Watched a GROWN MAN, Farmer blow his nose onto floor at drink area.That took care of lunch. Especially after 3 teenagers walked on it bare-footed.

Day 2-At Sea. Got Head To Toe at Spa. Nadine was ABSOLUTELT WONDERFUL.Booked for last day at sea. Too many people. Not much activities for all the people. Theaters only hold 500 or less. Our trip had over 4200 people. Two shows daily. Do the math.

Day 3- Cozumel. Tour booked through ship, was different at departure. Said we were going to Tequila Farm/Museum. Instead really going to Tequila Outlet. Cancelled it.

Day 4-Belize. Did Excursion to Cave-tubing through on line company. Wonderful. Do it no matter who you use.

Day 5- Roaton.Did on-line excursion, not ships. Wonderful with local guide, Janis Jackson, with Island Marketing LTD. Carnival does everything possible to keep locals from their port. No outside companies allowed on property. When you More ask for directions to them, Carnival people go dumb. Made things very difficult to find.

Day 6-Costa Maya-CruiseCritic Reviews said this was hidden treasure. It was. Took $3 cab to Old Town area. Shopped. Things 50% or more cheaper.Beautiful Beach. Can rent beach chairs, skis, snorkeling things, or go out onto water. Lots of bars. Or you can ride to local beach resorts. Cab $2 back. Great.

Day 7- Head to Toe with Nadine. Love that kid. Now the Ship. Too Big. Passengers were SOOOO RUDE to the employees. Kids were let run free on ship. No parents anywhere. Some parents stayed on beaches, would send 12-16 year olds back to ship with siblings, who went off and left each other. Not safe at all. What were they thinking? Kids on Casino machines. Kids at the X Adult Shows.Kids poured catsup and mustard all over side of ship. Employees cant say a word. Rooms were great,loved our staff, Marco.Food was good. Little awkward to find things. RE:ice then cups, bacon on other side, poorly arranged. Dinner, we had Michael in the Scarlet. He was great. Had 24 to take care of by him-self. His helper seemed to disappear. No wonder he didn't smile very much.Water and ice had a sulphur smell.Pools smelled like Pee-pee.Full of kids. No steps to get in and out of. Only ladders. Adult area, Serenity, had 2 nice hot tubs, but closed at 8 PM. Carnival again? Of Course. The Dream? Never.The Ships Just Too Big. Less

Published 10/24/10

Cabin review: 4B8318 Interior

Beds too hard. Had backache 2nd nite out. Hallway sounds loud. Could hear every step. Either all lites on in room or none. Couldn't turn on just part.No intercom in room. Had to open door to hear announcements.

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Port and Shore Excursions

City very dangerous looking. Rough roads. Police around with machine guns. Do only organized tours. I wouldn't go out on own.

Knew ahead of time it was a Carnival Port. But, unlike, Roaton, the locals had an area to be at. Beautiful big pool at main entrance around bars. Beautiful beaches. Alot of fun. Venders on property would barter their prices. Getting ready to open Tequila Museum and Costa Maya Museum. Would like to come back.

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Ship Really pushed the shopping here.

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Totally Carnival. Nice area for a port, but Carnival shuts out the locals. Makes it VERY HARD to find outside venders. They aren't allowed on property and no signs to lead you to them. Very poor area. Very nice beaches.

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