Food We ate every night in the Orion for the the waiter Service .The food was well presented We had Gus and Vidi to look after us most of the time and they did a very good job of it. Sheba looked after us with drinks and also did an excellent job. The two formal nights ( 1 each week) were very good and it was nice to see everyone dressed up For breakfast we tried all three restaurants and found a very good choice in all of them. All in all food very good and you could eat 24hrs if you wanted to. We were going to try the grill but decided why pay £20 each when the food was so good in the Orion
Entertainment There was always something going on and the entertainment staff really worked hard for us. There were theatre shows each night and on Saturday at 23.30 It was the turn of waiting on staff to put their show on - which was very good, The Medessa bar was large and this is where you find all "your join in" entertainment , Ocean Bar is smaller but some nice music. Delo was piano music .there is also a casino and disco. On the first night sailing we also had a party night on deck 11
On Shore Lots of trips at each port of call. We did Pompeii and Pisa and found the guides to be very good . The rest of the time we did our own thing.
Staff The staff were first class they worked so hard and always had a smile and an hello . Northing seemed to much trouble . Thomson can be proud of them The Captain also tried to entertain us with little stories
All Inclusive Drinks on board were around the same as UK prices. We took the all inclusive package and found value for money, We had an excellent choice of drinks including most premium brands. One or two drinks were not included like Baileys but they did give you a discount. e.g. normal price £3.30 all inclusive nominal charge £1.15. Nearly all cocktails were included and all draught beers but not bottled. Water you have to pay for. Also all coffees including Lattes, cappuccinos etc but not liqueur coffees.
Air Conditioning This can be a bit fierce in a couple of bars so Ladies may want to take a wrap or a cardigan.
To close with we really enjoyed our time on The Dream Yes they are still having some problems but not enough for it to have spoiled our cruise. To all those about to sail on the Dream - don't worry - some people must have had an awful time a few months ago but really that's no longer the case. A few small issues aside (which happen on any holiday anywhere) we had a brilliant time and we wish we were back there now.Read Less