Papaly

Papaly
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Joined: 06/20/2014
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Norwegian Dawn

May 2016 - 10 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

Wait for renovation

Belize Dock Area Quirigua, Guatemala Beach at Majahual Playa del Carmen, Mexico Jackson Square, New Orleans

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Physically this is a nice ship...mid size, nice floor plan, etc. However it is very dated and showing its' age. The good news is that on May 19, 2016 immediately after our cruise was over it went into dry dock for a multi-million dollar makeover. I'm sure when it resumes cruising that the décor, furnishings, floors and cabins will have a much improved feeling.

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Carnival Dream

October 2015 - 11 Night Eastern Caribbean Carnival Journeys (New Orleans To San Juan) Cruise on Carnival Dream

Average Ship and Crew

We picked this cruise because of its' itinerary which started in New Orleans, went to the Caribbean and then to Bermuda and ended up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This was a great itinerary which is not repeated very often and gave us a chance to go to Bermuda without leaving out of New York or New Jersey.

The décor of the ship, like several Carnival ships we have been on tends to be a little gaudy compared to other cruise lines. Not to our liking. The ship's public areas and our cabin were well maintained and clean.

We were somewhat disappointed with the friendliness of the crew. Except for our cabin steward and a couple other employees, no one seemed to be happy, smiling, saying hello or generally showing appreciation for the fact that we were there.

The variety and quality of the food was good but the service varied from night to night.

The production shows were great, but the other entertainment was just ok.

We have taken 44 cruises and would probably not go on the Dream again unless the itinerary was too good to resist.

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Papaly's Tips

Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala - Went to the Mayan ruins of Quirigua. Very interesting. This port is very limited in shore excursions and there is little to do within walking distance of the dock area.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico - Very nice village at the end of the dock. Also, for a $3 per person taxi you can go to nearby seaside are of Majahual. Very laidback and pleasant.
Norwegian Dawn Norwegian Dawn - Pay attention to either cruising on the newer ships or ships that have recently been refurbished.
Carnival Dream Carnival Dream - There is an area on the upper decks called Serenity which is an adults only area that has some seating that is much more comfortable and unique than the standard deck chair. There is no charge for the use of this area.
Skagway, Alaska - Excellent port for ventures up to Whites Pass or better yet into the Yukon.
Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Excellent day. Icebergs, glacier wildlife and great scenery.
Juneau, Alaska - Mendenhall Glacier is a must if you have never seen it. Only take the pricey ($32) Sky Tram if the weather is clear. Otherwise it is a waste.
Zaandam Zaandam - Highly recommend a balcony room as there is constant scenery close by every day.

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received a helpful vote on their Zaandam cruise review - Alaska on Holland America Zaandam - Cruise #38

received a helpful vote on their Oosterdam cruise review - Excellent Itinerary

received a helpful vote on their Zaandam cruise review - Alaska on Holland America Zaandam - Cruise #38

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Dream cruise review - Average Ship and Crew

received a helpful vote on their Oosterdam cruise review - Excellent Itinerary

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Dawn cruise review - Wait for renovation

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Dawn cruise review - Wait for renovation

received a helpful vote on their Oosterdam cruise review - Excellent Itinerary

received a helpful vote on their Oosterdam cruise review - Excellent Itinerary

added Oct 10, 2016 cruise on Oosterdam to their profile.