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Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal June 8th, 2012, 09:08 AM
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Views: 2,767
Posted By JLRapp18
Thumbs up VIV Tours - Belize

I just returned from a 7 day western Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Dream. We booked a cave tubing and zip lining excursion through VIV Tours on May 29th. I thought it would be helpful to post...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 8th, 2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,185
Posted By JLRapp18
Summary

Overall Thoughts:
Loved almost every minute of the cruise, and had no problems. I will try to summarize a few of the issues people complain about from other posts.

Crowding – yes there was a lot...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 8th, 2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,185
Posted By JLRapp18
Day 7

Day 7 – Disembarkation:
The Dream pulled into Port Canaveral pretty early (around 6). We placed our luggage outside our staterooms the previous night and were assigned number 17. On our previous...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 8th, 2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,185
Posted By JLRapp18
Day 6

Day 6 – Sea Day:
This was a late sleep in day. We managed to find 4 chairs together on the Serenity deck to enjoy some sun and reading until the skies opened up. It rained for the majority of the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 8th, 2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,185
Posted By JLRapp18
Day 5

Day 5 – Costa Maya:
Please note that you get to this port very early, 7am ships time, 6am local time. We had to be back on the boat by 2pm if I remember correctly so plan excursions accordingly. The...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 8th, 2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,185
Posted By JLRapp18
Day 4

Day 4 – Isla Roatan, Honduras
Mahogany Bay is a great port and removed from any “real” part of the island. The location is great. We got a late start since we didn’t have an excursion planned. There...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 8th, 2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,185
Posted By JLRapp18
Day 3

Day 3 – Belize:
This was probably my overall favorite day in port. We booked an independent tour for cave tubing and zip-lining. My main concern was getting off the boat in time because of the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 8th, 2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,185
Posted By JLRapp18
Day 2

Day 2 – Cozumel:
We arrived on time right at 9am ships time. We were swimming with the dolphins at Chankanaab Park at 11 so we briskly walked through the port and boarded a taxi ($10 for 4 people)...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 8th, 2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,185
Posted By JLRapp18
Day 1

Day 1 – Sea Day:
The seas were a little bit rough through the night, I think due to that sub-tropical storm near Jacksonville and because we were moving at over 22 knots to make up lost time due to...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 8th, 2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,185
Posted By JLRapp18
Embarkation

Carnival Dream – Western Caribbean Cruise May 26-June 2
7C – Cove Balcony
2342 and 40
4 adults total (in two cabins) ages from late 20’s to early 30’s

Previous Cruise History:
My 3rd cruise (2...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 8th, 2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,185
Posted By JLRapp18
Thumbs up Carnival Dream Review - Western Caribbean May 26, 2012 (LONG)

Hi all-

Just returned from the Dream last week and did the Western Caribbean leg. I was skeptical because of all the negative reviews so I will try and answer to what I saw from some of the more...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 9th, 2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By JLRapp18
Does Anyone Know any good free Cruise podcasts?...

Does Anyone Know any good free Cruise podcasts? im looking for anything carnival and just about the cruise industry?

Try some of the podcasts from "cruise notebook". They just completed their...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 2nd, 2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,570
Posted By JLRapp18
Cruised on the Inspiration last year in an inside...

Cruised on the Inspiration last year in an inside cabin. As I recall we had a fan control in our room so you could adjust how much air you wanted coming into your room. We were fine in our cabin.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 29th, 2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,250
Posted By JLRapp18
The above posts are absolutely correct. They...

The above posts are absolutely correct. They DON'T open, and the only thing they're good for is to give the cabin some light. (Something I DON'T want in the afternoon when I nap, and in the morning...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 26th, 2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,198
Posted By JLRapp18
Sounds like you had a fantastic time. Thanks for...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time. Thanks for a great review on the ship. Now if only I could decide whether I want to go back to Grand Cayman on the Legend or try some new ports and the Dream...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 25th, 2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By JLRapp18
Well boy's and girl's, it's 7-days later and...

Well boy's and girl's, it's 7-days later and we're back!

Had an incredible time and will post a review once I find a few minutes to compose one.

As for now, I'm still looking for the Lido...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 22nd, 2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,471
Posted By JLRapp18
Legend vs. Dream - March 2011

Hey all-

Trying to decide between to relatively similar cruises with western Caribbean itineraries , but with very different ships. I've only sailed on smaller ships and wanted to try the Dream...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 12th, 2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,210
Posted By JLRapp18
I've only ever had in inside cabin so I guess I'm...

I've only ever had in inside cabin so I guess I'm luck as far as I don't know what I am missing. I do like the complete and total darkness of sleeping in an inside cabin, though it does tend to make...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 12th, 2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By JLRapp18
Jamaica is one port, where I would never stray...

Jamaica is one port, where I would never stray off the beaten path. Even the all inclusives, the guests mostly stay within the confines of the resorts....How many posts right here, do we read,...
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