Dream Cruise Line Sydney (Australia) Reviews

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Not as good as expected

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RobD777
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We got a twin ocean view cabin for about $98/nite pp which was cheap for a 7 night Tasmania cruise from Sydney. Embarkation was relatively smooth - much better than P&O's amateurish efforts. Dream Cruises come from Asia and are basically geared to cater for the Asian market. This could explain some of the issues we encountered. About half of the passengers were asian. The ship was a bit "quirky" ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Very disappointing - never again

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RICHIE NZ
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

first time cruise - last time now this company. Welcome aboard - had to argue that we had pre-purchased a drinks package! Food was only ok - most days stale bread was delivered to the table. albeit the waiting staff were very pleasant and attentive. Spirits (drinks) watered down. Which i proved to the staff. The surcharges and additional fees are a total rip! Whilst I embrace ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Relaxing and Boring

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Otasin
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We had never been on a cruise and it came up on email and the travel agent highly recommended it even though I subsequently discovered she had never been on the ship. Amenities and cabin were good. Staff good but difficult to communicate with . Mostly Filipinos and Indonesians . Got hassled as soon as I boarded to purchase vouchers for alcohol- “today only very cheap price - bought the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Never again

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Newpj
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Choose this cruise line as first time down to Australia and needed to explore. We have been on many cruises in the mid range but this one was well below our expectations. Chinese line. Need a lot to learn about what Western passengers expect. Apparently this is normally a gambling ship out of Singapore and HongKong. Rooms were clean. Single beds which we did not expect. Staff were very ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


SHOCKING

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sc0220
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Where should I Start? This was THE worst experience ever. The entertainment was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed, that is all that is good on this ship. The food throughout only catered for asian customers. Even the Western Restaurant was western food with asian flavours? asian spices, weird food pairing? we were served steak on a bed of noodles? unbelievable, plating combinations never ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Unfortunately this wasn’t our Dream Cruise

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skylasdream
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I chose this cruise, number 4 cruise for us, as we had never been with Dream Cruises. I read the reviews and thought they were a mixed bag, so I booked this cruise for my husbands 60th b/day. Embarkation was very quick and disembarkation (although there was no time for breakfast) went very smooth and quickly. The ship itself was beautiful. Most of the staff spoke very little English so it was hard ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Traveled with children


Dream Cruises

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delightful_de
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this company solely on the price & sailed with them last November from Sydney to Gladstone, Mooloolaba, Brisbane back to Sydney. This time we sailed Sydney, Port Arthur, Hobart, Melbourne, Burnie back to Sydney. (Sydney Port Authority did not allow us to leave the harbour till the following evening due to VERY rough seas & bad storms, some passengers complained but I didn't, as a seasoned ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Cruising

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Christine.jim
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise as it was a new company to New Zealand. What made our trip was the entertainment, which was world class. Also the piano player Ronaldo Raz, just made our days as we listened to him playing and singing, just fabulous. We got to as many of his gigs as we could as It was so enjoyable, also it was world class. Food mediocre, beds very hard, which made them uncomfortable., we ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Traveled with disabled person


Some good and some bad

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deepwaterlodge
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This cruise is a mixture of good and bad experiences. Disembarkation at different ports was poorly organised as we did not get of the ship until 2-3 hours after the ship docked and disembarkation started. We found it very hard to make our needs understood by the front desk staff as they did not understand English very well. Buffet food was very average and not varied at all. Our cabin was not as ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Disappointing crowd to be cruising with!

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djitek
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

There is nothing luxurious about the Dream Explorer. Despite the millions advertised spent in renovations, most guests will not feel it because a good bulk of the renovations went into the palace suites that 95% of the passengers will not be able to see or experience. Regular rooms remain old, outdated, small, and oftentimes dirty. The casino, VIP palace decks, expensive non-inclusive restaurants, ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


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