I have to agree,,,especially with the kids along the beach at Half Moon will be a hit. Having said that,, if you do decide on "Dream" you'll like the ship IMO. We were a bit apprehensive to sail "Dream" because of the 4200 souls aboard, but found that with just a little planning, and thought, we could avoid most of the "BIG LINEUPS". Either ship would work just find, but I too would prefer "Liberty". ("Liberty" is also a GREAT ship IMO!)
Thanks everyone for your help...especially when my post was so scatterbrained, !
It looks like we will be going on the Liberty, as they have a sailing in October and we would like to be farther out of the hurricane season if possible. Also, us Canadians have out Thanksgiving then, so it works out great.
I sure will miss the the Waterworks on the Dream though! My kids would have loved that!! (Mind you, could be a negative too, as the older one would be able to ride and the little one won't).
Tell me the little planning you did - we are booked on the dream ourselves. Thanks
Main thing is to NOT head for the gangway just as soon as the ship is cleared. Wait 30-45 minutes, then you can walk off with no lines at all. Also, the same for reboarding the ship. Don't wait till the last minute. I looked out my window, as we were getting ready to pull up the gangplank in St. Thomas, only to see a massive lineup of folks trying to get back aboard. Don't head for the lunch buffet right at noon. Once again, go a bit later, or use one of the other venues for lunch. The pasta bar is quite good, and not too many folks know about it in the beginning. Same goes for the Bar-B-Que served on deck 5. EXCELLENT, and not too crowded. When you're having a sea day,,,use the dining room for breakfast and lunch. Not crowded, and you get waited on! What could be better? Want to see the BIG SHOW? Go about 30 minutes early, and enjoy talking to the folks around you till the show starts, instead of walking in 10 minutes before showtime, only to find the theater FULL.
Have a GREAT time aboard "Dream". I know we did, and in fact, I've booked "Dream" again for September!