this was our 1st cruise, didn't know what to expect. It was absolutely fantastic. Couldn't fault a thing. The Dream is a great ship and the staff we brilliant. The bar staff in the Medusa lounge made every night part night. Can't wait to go again
First of all we'll start with the positives.
THE REASON WE PICKED THIS CRUISE WAS THAT IT WENT TO PLACES WE HAD NEVER BEEN BEFORE, OUR FLIGHT TO JAMAICA WAS SMOOTH AND COMFORTABLE, WE WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE SHIP FLAWLESSLY.
THIS WAS OUR FIRST TIME ON A THOMSON CRUISE AND KNEW THAT THE REFINEMENTS WERE NOT AS GOOD AS OTHER SHIP, IT DID LOOK QUITE TIRED EVEN THOUGH APPARENTLY IT HAD HAD A REFIT IN NOVEMBER 2015, HOWEVER THE ATMOSPHERE ON BOARD WAS BRILLIANT, FULL OF FRIENDLY PEOPLE, YOU COULD TALK TO ANYONE. THE STAFF WERE BRILLIANT, SPECIAL MENTIONS TO ZANE THE BARMAN, NEDJJED, AND JO IN THE SHOPS. THEY ARE ALL A CREDIT TO THE COMPANY, ALL THE PORTS OF CALL WERE GREAT AND WE ENJOYED THE TOURS WE WENT ON. THE ENTERTAINMENT WAS REALLY GOOD AND THE BAND PLAY ING WERE EXCELLENT. THE FOOD WAS GOOD TOO, HOWEVER I FElT LIKE I WAS IN THE CANTEEN OF A BIG FACTORY QUEING 🆙 FOR LUNCH. THE PREMIUM DRINKS PACKAGE IS A MUST ON THIS SHIP. OVERALL VERY ENJOYABLE.
NOW FOR NOT SO GOOD BITS. WE UPGRADED FOR THE FLIGHT AND USED THE V.I.P. LOUNGE AT BIRMINGHAM, HOWEVER ON THE RETURN FLIGHT, IT DOESN'T APPLY TO JAMAICA V.I.P LOUNGE AND WERE REFUSED ENTRY, LUCKILY I HAD MY OWN PERSONAL LOUNGE PASS AND HAD TO USE THAT. ON THE SHIP, IN OUR CABIN, THE AIR CONDITIONING WAS QUITE LOUD AT NIGHT AND HAD DISTURBED SLEEP A LOT, ON DECK EIGHT AT THE REAR OF THE SHIP WE USED TO GO THERE BEFORE AND AFTER DINNER, I THOUGH IT WAS LIKE BEING ON A CROSS CHANNEL FERRY, FOR SUCH A POPULAR AREA ON THE SHIP I THOUGH IT WOULD BE A LOT MORE REFINED.
OVERALL, A GOOD HOLIDAY BUT WOULDN'T GO ON THIS SHIP AGAIN UNLESS THEY SPENT A FEW QUID ON IT. BUT FOR SOMEONE 🆕 TO CRUISING IT'S A GOOD START, AS THE SHIPS ONLY GET BETTER FROM THERE ON.
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