25th Anniversary: Carnival Dream Cruise Review by 25th Anniversary '86

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25th Anniversary '86
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25th Anniversary

Sail Date: January 2011
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Start with Hotel before starting the cruise, Country Inn and Suites - We didn't get in until 4am, but it was great being able to sleep for 5 hours before going to cruise. They have a package that you can get to leave your vehicle at the hotel and let me tell you it was well worth it. We took a shuttle from the hotel over to the cruise line and I couldn't ask for anything any smoother.

Ship: We had VIP boarding and disembarking and let me tell you that is the way to go; no lines. Ship was great except for it being hot the whole time. We had the cool air all the way down in our cabin and was never able to really get it cool; other then that the ship was great; food was great; staff was great.

Ports: We were not able to go to Roatan or Costa Maya and was very disappointed with that because of weather (wind)and then someone told me that a larger ship from another cruise line was able to dock so that kinda upset me even more. Ended up going to Cozumel twice on this trip More because of that and ended up being cold and rainy.

Would I go on another cruise with Carnival Dream...yes. It's not any different then any other ship except maybe another 1,000 or so more people. My husband and I did love deck 5 that had lounge chairs and whirlpools because it was pretty much adults and very few kids. The pool on deck 10 was pretty small for all the people on the ship; they needed to plan a little better for that. As far as lines for food no different then any other ship.

We had a good time even though we missed 2 ports and would go again. Less

Published 01/17/11

Cabin review: JS7370 Junior Suite

We stayed in a Jr Suite; the room and bathroom was fine, but the tub was really small if you wanted to take a bath or use the whirlpool; you need to weigh no more then 100 or so pounds to be able to fit into the tub. Better off taking shower and even that was not bigger then if you had a smaller room with just the shower. The rest of the bathroom was great though.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Did the city tour and it was really good, but depressing. The people of Belize don't have a lot, but they seem to be very happy with what they have. I was told by others that they did the cave tubing and really enjoyed that, but the water was ice cold.

Cozumel was great; went twice on this trip. First trip was to beach and had a great time; water was a little cold, but other then that it was fine. Second time we stopped on way back it was rainy and chilly, but we walked from the ship to down town (4-5 miles) and that was fine, but we did end up taking a taxi back. Everyone was really nice to us in Cozumel.

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