It was a 'Dream not at Nightmare': Thomson Dream Cruise Review by Mrs W Mond

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Mrs W Mond

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It was a 'Dream not at Nightmare'

Sail Date: February 2011
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Barbados
We booked this cruise because of the itinerary, myself to visit the Mayan ruins in Mexico and to visit Cuba for my husband. It was not until a colleague said 'Surely you have read all the bad reviews!' which we hadn't,and for every review that was negative there was a positive

We went with an open mind as we have a 24 hour rule anyway when we go long haul,as we always arrive at the destination tired, peckish and in need of a shower.

Well, the cabin was a good size, very clean, if only a kettle was provided it would have ticked all the boxes.

The staff were amazing, we have been on several cruises and they certainly were the best.

The entertainment was first class in the theatre, and the crew show was very entertaining. Well done.

We could always find something to our taste in the self service restaurants, not so keen on the restaurant on deck 4, we liked being served,but found the food in the self service restaurant better.

We were More very disappointed to miss out on the Dominican Republic due to we think leaving late from Havana ( still not sure) and to have an extra sea day but the entertainment staff were great. Not so happy about the ship breaking down for 4 hours but were kept informed at all times, these things happen.

We would definitely book a Thompson cruise if we liked the itinerary Less

Published 03/08/11

Cabin review: OU5026

The bathroom is dated, if there is any money to be spent then update the bathrooms, but don't replace the shower it was amazing. W had some wooden drawers which were stuck, we should have reported it, but we worked around it, it was only minor,

Port and Shore Excursions

This is the 4th cruise stop, ( every ship stops in Antigua) and we have also stayed for a holiday on the island, the town and shops are good, but we spent day on beach as we had done everything
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We disembarked on Barbados, we went to the shops in the port and spent some time and money there, but as its the last day and we had already done the tour that takes you around the island and then to the airport we just went back to the ship
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Didnt spend any time at the port as we had booked 8 hour tour, but what we saw looked clean and tidy, the shops looked inviting but we did not have time to look and it was nice to have the dancers greet you 1st thing in the morning

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Again did not spend any time looking around the port as we had another long day trip booked

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We have been to this port twice before, so just went to the Botanical gardens,when we went to the tourist information kiosk at the port & they gave us good directions and also suggested we visit the sugar museum, we had a good day

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It was nice to walk around and not get hassled, the port area was very clean and tidy and the people were very friendly. Shopping great as well.

Had a great time, glad we had an overnight here, amazing place, such a shame most of the beautiful buildings were crumbling! We took a horse and buggy ride the first day and it was well worth it, the next day we took the open top bus ride that took 3 hours, again well worth the money, please note that if you have breathing problems make sure you take your inhaler, the fumes get to you in the end.

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Again we have been here twice before, so just looked around the town, its ok

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