Norwegian Dream (RETIRED) 136 Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

An enjoyable cruise

Sail Date: March 18, 2006

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Oceanview

We have been on 3 other cruise lines. While the ship was an older redone ship and not one of the bigger ones we felt the staff was really liking their jobs and enjoyed the experience.There seemed to be enough to do for everyone in our group. We had age ranges from teenager to 50 and no one lacked for something to do. We all seemed to enjoy the shows.They were of high quality and seemed to have a variety to meet the needs of everyone on board. Freestyle dining was new and we ended up reserving tables at the restuarants for our group so we could recap the day together. I am sure that freestyle is fine but we really did not use it like it was meant to be. The staff from the captain on down were very good. They seememd to enjoy their jobs. We have cruised before and this captain was the most personable one we have encountered and it made the cruise that much more enjoyable. He made you seem like you belonged on the trip. As usual the cabin stewarts were wonderful. Would have liked a frig in the cabin but they were good about keeping us in ice so it was fine.
We enjoyed the trip. They made the land dockings reasonable even when we had to tender in. The time went smoothly and everyone was courteous which always helpful.
Overall the experience was one to remember. Thanks for the great time.

Pros: The islands were our favorite and the tendering and port dockings went well

Service and Staff
Our cabin stewart to the boats crew was great. The captain was very personable which is not always the case on a ship.They seemed to enjoy their jobs.
Really like the variety and quality of the entertainment. They seemed to go all out for this area.
Ship Quality
While an older ship it was clean and easy acess to things.
Food and Dining
Not used to free style dining but it was fine. We actually reserved a spot each night for our group and it was great. The food was good and the staff was very pleasant. We missed getting to really know our servers as we have in the past. We did finally find Santiago and Melinda and had them several times which was great.
Cabin / Stateroom
Missed not having a small frig in the room
Belize City, Belize
The reef was very good. I had been to many and the only other one that I felt was batter is the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Some of our group had never seen so many fish and so that was a good experience. Be careful of the rum and how much you drink. Beize city was not much to see.
Cozumel, Mexico
There is always something to do in this port. With the dock being gone it was a worry that the tendering would be a drag but it went fast and well. Found a new beach that we really enjoyed and the taxi ride was cheap and easy. Good things to purchase.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
We went to the West part of the island to a gorgeous beach. Did not need the guide they sent with us without our consent. She basically just sat there. Did come to town and shop. Some good native shops if one looked for them.

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