Must do and not to do on the Dream.

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#1
Panama City Beach,FL
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Joined Jul 2006
Please tell me if you have any suggestions for the Dream.We leave in 33 days and would love to hear any good info you have.We have already booked the chiefs table. THANK YOU!
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#2
Western Pennsylvania
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Joined Oct 2009
When you first board head up to the level just above lido and go to the pasta station, not many know of it when they first get on!
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#3
Florida
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Joined Apr 2010
Eat at the pasta bar!! its amazing! Use the waterslides...so much fun. Go and see the shows...amazing! dont spend too much time in the room lol. If you want a quiet spot to lay out, go to deck 5. there is hardly anybody that lays out down there. have a great time! I loved the dream!
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#5
Rockledge, FL
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Joined Jun 2011
During lunchtime, Wasabi offers made-to-order salads that are a nice change from the burgers and fries fare.
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#6
330 Posts
Joined Nov 2003
Check out a movie at night on the Lido and get some popcorn too. It was wonderful hanging out on the Lido with a nice warm breeze and a good flick.
#8
Rittman, Ohio
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Joined Sep 2010
The Steak House is a must-do. Also, Behind the Fun was great on the Dream.

I have a review in my signature if your are interested.

Have a great cruise!
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#9
Pittsburgh, PA
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Joined May 2006
Make sure to use the cantilevered hot tubs as you sail away from the ports. They were never crowded and offer a great view.

For breakfast, go to the buffet at the aft pool. You'll see long lines when you walk into the buffet, but there was never a line at the aft buffet. If I remember correctly, they serve Indian food at that same buffet at lunch.
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#10
Naples, florida
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Joined Oct 2008
The Comedy shows in the burgundy lounge (20-30 minutes ahead for good seat)
Jeff the Fun Dude was excellent, and is the host.
The Fun Force dancers in the Atrium and Dancin In The Streets show
The Steakhouse is one of the best alternative dining experiences I've ever had.
Don't miss the Indian buffet by the aft pool
Watching a movie on the Lido deck was great at night
#11
Southeast Indiana
230 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
Originally posted by NeuroQueen
The Comedy shows in the burgundy lounge (20-30 minutes ahead for good seat)
Jeff the Fun Dude was excellent, and is the host.
The Fun Force dancers in the Atrium and Dancin In The Streets show
The Steakhouse is one of the best alternative dining experiences I've ever had.
Don't miss the Indian buffet by the aft pool
Watching a movie on the Lido deck was great at night
Ditto,
Dancin In the Streets show is excellent

Jeff the fun Dude Rules!!!!!! Go to the Comedy shows and meet Jeff.
#12
909 Posts
Joined Nov 2005
I'm glad you asked - we leave on the Dream this week!
Quick question about the waterslide - is there a place there to securely leave your stuff while you ride (thinking about room key, sunglasses, etc.)?
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#13
2,323 Posts
Joined Sep 2011
We found the Lido deck a bit crowded for lunch so we tried the dining room for lunch. It was an excellent discovery- I think the quality of lunch food in the dining room was actually better than dinner. We didn't eat on the Lido deck once after that.

We had lounge chairs on the Serenity Deck and our things were safe there whenever we decided to ride the water slides.

Have fun!!!!!
#14
Georgia
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Joined Dec 2006
Don't miss the Fun Force dancers in the atrium, but get there early for a good viewing spot. They are awesome.

All of the shows were great too, so don't miss them.

Also don't miss the Farewell party the last evening @ 5:00 (I think). They have unlimited free drinks for about an hour. It's not advertised as "free drinks" so a lot of people don't go. Also if you don't see a drink you like you can order anything you want with no problem.....

We loved the Dream so much that we are booked again this April and cannot wait!!!!
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#15
Lewisville, TX
564 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
Originally posted by Transatlantic Dvoika
On Deck 10 (Lido) port side rear, don't neglect to sample a few of the Deli sandwiches. They are to die for.
Also back there - the fresh made bread from tandori!! Goes really well with a salad!!! YUM!!!
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#16
Lewisville, TX
564 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
If you are able to- do the ropes on sports deck!! Due to a bad back all I could do it watch!! I so wanted to be up there!!!! Well I did get some good photos!
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Planning - Carnival Triumph Oct 24 and Nov 4th! Back to back to and from San Juan!


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Carnival Elation 4/04
Carnival Conquest 5/1/05
USS Nimitz tiger(family members) Cruise 11/3/05 From Pearl Harbor to San Diego!! My Daughter was in the Navy!(my favorite cruise of all)
Carnival Ecstasy 9/08 (3day cruise to Nowhere)
Carnival Conquest 4/09
Carnival Fantasy 8/17/2009 (with grandsons)
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#17
909 Posts
Joined Nov 2005
Originally posted by GTO-Girl
Also don't miss the Farewell party the last evening @ 5:00 (I think). They have unlimited free drinks for about an hour. It's not advertised as "free drinks" so a lot of people don't go. Also if you don't see a drink you like you can order anything you want with no problem.....
Are there other times that they offer free drinks?
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#18
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
517 Posts
Joined Oct 2009
Laser shows are fun and the music is great, Lido deck at night, check the Funtimes.
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#19
Jacksonville, FL
789 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
I'll be on your sailing. Your sig says the 22nd. Don't be late, it leaves on the 21st.
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#20
Kingston Ontario Canada
612 Posts
Joined Nov 2005
Whats are the ropes?? Does it cost to use the serenity deck?
Thanks we sail in just under 40 days
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