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Old June 26th, 2010, 08:07 PM
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Default A Dream worth waiting for: Dream review June 19, 2010 sailing

After waiting over 2 years to sail with our group the day finally came. We arrived a little early in Port Canaveral so I planned to get a pedicure and manicure before heading to the hotel. I went to a place called Diva nail salon. It’s in a Publix shopping center not too far from the Ron Jon store. They did an awesome job. I felt truly pampered.


We stayed at the Radisson the night before. I have to say that this is a really nice hotel. My girls really enjoyed the pool area. It was a beautiful pool with waterfalls. The Jacuzzi was pretty nice as well. But, it was kind of hot during the day to hang out there. Many of our group had dinner at Zachary’s which was a restaurant next store. It was very convenient, but crowded. It took a while to get seated because of our large group, but we didn’t mind.




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Old June 26th, 2010, 08:15 PM
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Of course I woke up early because I was so excited. You would think with the sleep number beds I would have slept like a baby, but I did not. I have to say that we were extremely excited to see the ship in the distance when we left the room to go to breakfast. The girls and I went to Zachary’s again. The food was really good. But, the biscuit I had was awesome. Our group was scheduled for an 11:00 shuttle. Since this was my first Platinum status I decided to head to the port at 10:00 in a taxi. The cost of the taxi was $11. I gave a $2 tip. The taxi driver seemed to go extremely slow. But, since I was so anxious to board the ship I figured that part of that could be my imagination.
We arrived at the port around 10:30. We went straight to the Platinum room, which was nice. Then we were seated in the Platinum area. We were told that we would board between 11:00 and 11:15. They were right on the money because we boarded the ship at 11:00. We were done eating, and hanging out at the pool at 11:30.














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Can't wait. We set sail in 7 days!!!! Woo Hoo!!!! It will be our 2 yr old DD's first cruise.
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Great begining The girls sure are growing up fast. I loved the Dream when I was on her in Dec.

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Can't wait. We set sail in 7 days!!!! Woo Hoo!!!! It will be our 2 yr old DD's first cruise.
You are going to love it! They really seem to cater to the kids.
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Great begining The girls sure are growing up fast. I loved the Dream when I was on her in Dec.

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Thanks! Yes, they are growing up fast. I wish they'd slow down a bit. More will be coming shortly. I'm still working on laundry. I've gotten 5 loads done. I believe I still have 2 more to go.
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Your pedicure looks great! I love the picture and you have beautiful kids.
I had a great time on the Dream when I went in February.
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I love reading your reviews. Thanks for taking us along. We leave on the Dream a week from today and I can't wait. Looking forward to seeing all of your pictures before we go.

You have laundry? Didn't you use the free laundry service with your Platinum status?
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The pics are great. We are scheduled next month and I am staying at the Radisson in one of the whirlpool suites..How was your room I have read mixed reviews and I am a bit uneasy about the hotel..Looking into the Country Inn and Suites..any pics of the hotel room.
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The pics are great. We are scheduled next month and I am staying at the Radisson in one of the whirlpool suites..How was your room I have read mixed reviews and I am a bit uneasy about the hotel..Looking into the Country Inn and Suites..any pics of the hotel room.
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See the link below for our Dream cruise. We had a jacuzzi suite at the Radisson and I took lots of pictures of it.
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Your pedicure looks great! I love the picture and you have beautiful kids.
I had a great time on the Dream when I went in February.
since u went in feb what the weather like and the water temp //// yes the pictures r great i just cant wait for my turn in febuary i,m glad to here they r great with it will be my 7 year old first cruise thanks again
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I need more, more, more!!!!!!
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more please!!! You were just getting off to a great start.
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I was jealous when I saw that you already had laundry done!!!!We just got off this morning also and drove 14 and a half hours to get home...For some reason, I can't seem to remove my hind end from the recliner!!!lolI remember seeing your girls on the ship somewhere...They are cuties!!!
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Can't wait to read more! We are considering the Dream for our next cruise.
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Lord, your girls have grown!Glad to hear you had a good time, I loved the Dream,crowds and all.And, Port Canaveral is my favorite port to sail from.Cant wait for the rest
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The pics are great. We are scheduled next month and I am staying at the Radisson in one of the whirlpool suites..How was your room I have read mixed reviews and I am a bit uneasy about the hotel..Looking into the Country Inn and Suites..any pics of the hotel room.
Thank you
My room wasn't the greatest. But, if you have one of the whirlpool suites you'll be fine. Those of you getting a regular room should ask for one of the rooms in the new building. I've heard those are wonderful.
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I was jealous when I saw that you already had laundry done!!!!We just got off this morning also and drove 14 and a half hours to get home...For some reason, I can't seem to remove my hind end from the recliner!!!lolI remember seeing your girls on the ship somewhere...They are cuties!!!
I'm not quite done with the laundry. I have a couple of more loads to do, but it's almost done.

Thanks for the compliment on my girls. I'm sure they were all over the ship. They really enjoyed themselves. I gave them more freedom then they've had before since they were both able to sign themselves out. So, we set meeting times and places. This way I could check in on them.
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