Wonderful Dream: Carnival Dream Cruise Review by paisleydefender

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Wonderful Dream

Sail Date: March 2011
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
It was a wonderful cruise,every time I cruise I fear that it will not be as great as the last time,but this has to be my favorite so far.The only problem we had was nothing to do with the ship,but rather the stress filled 2 hours of being stuck in a traffic gridlock near Orlando after a major car crash closed the highway.We decided as a family that we will always be in the departure port the night before after that!We were much later embarking than usual because of that but in a way it was good as there were no lineups by then so it was walk in to the terminal and walk on,no waiting.Our luggage arrived only a couple hours later,always a relief.

The ship was sailing at pretty much max capacity,4500 guests but we never felt crowded.One of the things I love about cruise ships is that you can find exciting noisy areas and quiet serene retreats.Absolutely loved the Lanai Deck,what a great idea,so nice to have access to deck chairs and hot tubs away from the chaos of Lido!

We More had a Cove Balcony,loved it!!Felt so close to the water,saw Dolphins swimming with the ship and a huge sea turtle.Enjoyed the shows and especially the comedy club.

Ate in the Dining Room as much as possible, as a family we dislike buffets,Pasta Bar option was really nice though.Went to the cooking demo at The Steakhouse,pleasantly surprised that it included delicious samples! Less

Published 04/01/11

Cabin review: 7C2326 Cove Balcony

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Port and Shore Excursions

Do not particularly like Belize City,third time there,but totally loved the Cave Tubing.I do not swim so was kind of nervous at first but felt very safe with life jacket,large tube and helmet and being all connected together.Caves were awe inspiring!

It was raining when we got off the ship in Costa Maya,but we were happy as it was cooler and this was our day to explore Mayan Ruins in Chacchoben.We had done this 5 years ago and were happy to do it again,got some great shots.
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Went on the Catamaran to Passion Island,beautiful beach,decent food ,felt very secluded,just what we wanted.
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Stayed at The Inn at Cocoa Beach for a night after debarkation,wonderful spot full of character,2 dogs, 2 parrots,nice pool and right on the beach.

Went to Tabyana Beach,same as last year as we loved it so much.Spent most of the day in the water surrounded by brilliant fish who we discovered love to be fed dog biscuits and ice cream cones.Also saw(and fed)many Iguanas who live in the cliffs around the beach.This was probably our favorite port of call,so relaxing.
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