I was born in Texas. My dad was in the Air Force so I have lived in several different places. I now live in Georgia. When on a cruise I love sightseeing in the different ports or like to go snorkeling. My two favorite things in life are cruising & Celtic Woman concerts. When I am at home, I like reading and watching soccer & football. I also like trying new kinds of foods. One thing I like about cruises is the wide variety of international type foods.
This was my first cruise on a large ship, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to see that embarkation & debarkation went very smoothly. It only took about 15 minutes to check in. The only time the line was a little bit long was getting back on in Nassau. The buffet was arranged in a rectangular pattern with different stations so the lines were never that long. The food for the most part was delicious. We had great service in all three main dining rooms. The ship was kept very clean. They had the "washy washy" people that would spray hand sanitizer on you before they would let anyone in the buffet area. The entertainment was wonderful. I especially liked the Brat Pack 80's show.
It was one of the best cruises I have ever been on. The Dream was kept very clean. The dining room staff was great. Good food.
The only disappointment was that they cut the port stay in Cozumel by two hours for some reason so they did not run the mainland shore excursions. I still enjoyed the Mayan ruins at San Gervaiso. They were smaller than the ones at Tulum, but still worth seeing.
Belize for me was the best stop of the tour. Xunantunch Mayan ruins are spectacular. The tallest building is 130 feet high. Because of my fear of heights, I couldn't make myself climb more than halfway up, but still got a great view of the surrounding area.
On Isla Roatan, we took an island & glass-bottom boat tour. It was very interesting to see the coral reef & sea life. We didn't see any super-huge fish, but an interesting variety. One of the stops was at a cameo factory. It was some really detailed artwork.
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