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What can you share about the Dream?


birdie16

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Adele suggested, on another thread, that I ask this question...I think it is a great idea! There isn't much information on the Dream out there...can anyone share stories, opinions, recommendations, photos, dailies?

 

I want this to be a "Dream" not a "Nightmare"! Thanks!

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I have not been on the Dream since 12/99 so any insight I could give is dated. I have been on the ship as the Dreamward before they cut it in half and added 150' to the ship and after. Also I have never cruised the Dream since Freestyle was added.

 

That said you may not have a chance to cruise on a mass market line and enjoy what is now considered a small ship. Easy to get around. I enjoyed the aft pool area. If you want the poolside games and music the mid ship pool area is great.

 

Here is a link to many reviews and pictures. I have not seached the links but it may be better then nothing.

 

Dream

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I hesitate to post because I always say the same things over and over. I sailed on the Dream last November in a balcony cabin and had a wonderful time. The ship is sparkling clean, the atmosphere low-key; the cabin steward was friendly and attentive; the food ranged from average to terrific. Don't expect glamour or excitement and you'll be satisfied. At the beginning of the cruise, no one seemed to realize that there was a sitting area on deck 8 aft, or a pool on deck 9 aft.

 

I'd go again in second if I could.

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The Terraces Restaurant, aft, is a very nice venue - but I bet hard work for the wait-staff, with all the stairs. Much more pleasant than the main dining room, which is bisected by a main companionway, fore and aft.

 

I preferred the ship's layout before the stretch job.

 

The Lido and Sports Bar eating areas are very small, and in my opinion, inadequate for the passenger load normally carried.

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We were on the Dream Feb/2004. Loved the size of the ship....so easy to get around and the crew was great!!!! I just hate they are moving the ship to Texas out of N O.. We also enjoyed the bar-b-que poolside! Any questions you have I will try to answer. :)

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