Carnival Dream -Awesome: Carnival Dream Cruise Review by rogers417

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Carnival Dream -Awesome

Sail Date: August 2011
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Excellent cruise that for our family went trouble free. I had read prior reviews about this ship & Carnival prior to sailing and was a little worried. Prior to this trip we had only sailed with Royal Caribbean numerous times (Oasis, Explorer, Freedom, Majesty x2). Let me say right now that we were very impressed and pleased with the whole experience. Food was better, maybe it was the new menus.

Service was A+ with everyone being super friendly. Ship was clean and problem free. No smells were noticed and the ship hardly rocked. Those were the two things I had read about prior to leaving. I will say that this ship takes a little getting used to as the "flow" of getting around is a little awkward at first.

Pool area could have been a little bigger but we had no problem finding deck chairs. Activities were fun. Don't miss the Pub Crawl or Fun Force. We had a cove balcony near the front of the ship #2283. Best cabin on board! No long hallways to walk, excellent ocean More view with shade to protect you from the sun plus. Get this cabin!

Embark/Debart was smooth, no problems. We were on board by 11:30am. Cruise director, Butch, along with his staff were great. Our waiter (Rommel), bar person, and cabin steward were the best. Same level if not higher than RCI. We dodged a bullet with hurricane Irene. Weather was great! Still like RCI ships better but no complaints with Dream. You will have a blast. Less

Published 09/06/11

Cabin review: 7C2283 Cove Balcony

COVE Balcony #2283. Best cove, near the stairs/elevator (no noise noticed),Cabin is over the gangway, makes for an interesting view during sail-aways. Room is near the front of the ship, no motion noticed, We have had several balcony rooms in the past on other ships but this was better. Will choose this cabin for future cruises.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Been to Nassau numerous times. Was hoping to get diverted to Key West. Walked to Queens Staircase and then some shopping.

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Another great port. Taxi drivers were funny. Went to Maho beach and watch the planes land low....very low. Great little bar and restaurant (Sunset bar). Had lunch there, swam etc.. Great time. Make sure you leave plenty of time to get back from Maho ($8.00 per person each way) It takes a long time due to construction. Did some shopping. Oasis was leaving when we got back and we watch it sail away from our Cove Balcony. Saw two ladies with small children miss Oasis by about 3-4 min. Ship was only a few hundred feet away. They were freaking out as one of the ladies had her infant on board with her husband. It was heartbreaking to watch...Time stops for no one. I will say that Carnival Security help them the best they could but ultimately they were left at the docks. I noticed that Canival waited for a few but RCI just seemed to pack up and go.

Great port. Did the skyride first (do that early, your wrist bands are good for all day) Terrific views. Then took a taxi to Coki ? beach. Tell the taxi driver to take you to the section of Coki near Coral World. It's better there. 30 min taxi ride. Mask & snorkel rental was only $5.00. Awesome sea life. Fish eat out of your hand. Food, chairs, everything you need is at the beach. Took taxi back to town and hit the skyride again. Bar up there was great....strong drinks! Sail-away at night time was beautiful.

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