Dream was a pleasant Dream: Carnival Dream Cruise Review by iluvtocruise33

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Dream was a pleasant Dream

Sail Date: December 2010
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
My husband and I went on the Carnival Dream Dec 11 through the 18th. This was his ninth and my eighth cruise on Carnival. We have been on a total of 20 cruises total.

Embarkation was very easy. We go to the port around 10:30 and we were on the boat by 11:15 and went straight up to the buffet to grab some lunch. After lunch we booked the VIP passes for the spa for the whole week. It was wonderful with steam rooms, thalassotherapy pool and heated chairs and lounges in the relaxation rooms.

Food for this ship. Buffet was OK I have had better on other Carnival ships. Grill,Deli,Burrito Bar and Pasta section were very good. I don't understand why they have a Tandoor section on Carnival there is never anyone in line for this food, put something else that will be popular with a lot of guests. Dining room food was very good we did anytime dining since we don't like the assigned times.

Shows were OK again I have seen better on Carnival's other ships. Dancing in the More street was excellent. Comedy shows were also excellent but others shows were just OK.

Casino is a nice size on this ship, too chilly this week to go in the pools but they were very nice. Not sure why only two pools on a ship this size if it was a hot week they would have been very crowded.

TV screen outside on pool deck was wonderful to watch a movie under the stars and in fresh air.

Loved walking around the ship on deck 5 where there are spa's and lounge chairs on this deck. There was a BBQ on this deck one day during the cruise. Love Carnivals colors and atrium.

Debarkation was very quick we did self assist and were home by 10:00am(we live in Kissimmee).

All and all it was a fun cruise and we would go on the Dream again especially because of the convenience of being so close to us where we live. Less

Published 02/07/11

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Port and Shore Excursions

Not a favorite port of mine. If you like snorkeling then this is a good port stop for you. We didn't do any excursions on this cruise. We have previously went snorkeling went to a private island and have done the zoo. This time we just took the tender and shopped by the port a bit and then came back on the ship to relax. Would love to see the cruise lines limit the amount of ships that come to this port and go to some other ports.

Costa Maya is still trying to rebuild from the hurricane they got hit with a few years ago. The port area is very nice and there is a nice size swimming pool that you can swim in and also there are beach chairs right near the dock that you can lay on and see the ship, ocean and there are also dolphins right nearby where you can swim with the dolphins and watch them. Shopping area is very good.

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Been to Cozumel many times so this time we walked from the dock to town and just walked around the shopping area. If you like to shop this is the place to be. We have previously done ATVs, snorkeling and Xcaret on previous times that we have been here. Very fun place.

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We docked in Mahogany Bay and this was a wonderful port. The beach is within walking distance and the water was clear and beautiful. There was a chairlift you could take by the shopping area to the beach if you didn't want to walk. We were in Honduras a couple of years ago while Carnival was still building this pier and they have a done a great job with this port. The shopping area was clean and new. We will definitely come back to this port.

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