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My husband and I had taken this cruise many years ago from a different port and ended up avoiding a hurricane at the time. We could not go to Cozumel because the docks were blown out so stayed out to sea for an extra day. We had been to this port previously on another cruise so weren't affected or disappointed. Safety first! We thought that this time we would rebook the cruise to see the sights we had missed in Roatan and Belize so travelled to New Orleans for the Carnival "Dream". We booked an excursion for Belize but unfortunately it was cancelled and we could not go because of hurricane Nate. Safety first! When we stopped in Mahogany Bay, we were told that there was no bus to town but could take a taxi. There is a hop on/off offered but it only makes one stop which is the east end & west end with no stops in the town. We did find out that there was a local bus but then got caught in a torrential rain storm so headed back to the ship. Our stop in Cozumel was not where we had docked previously but at Carnival's port just outside of town along with four other Carnival ships. Busy, busy We do not join in on the activities but did enjoy the entertainment which was very entertaining with high energy and great choreography.The food was very good and had good service in the restaurant and the buffet. Our ship was delayed returning to New Orleans by a day because of the hurricane. The Captain kept us informed on a regular basis as to our arrival and deportation which was very smooth for us, with taking our own luggage off.

Hurricane Nate on the Horizon

Carnival Dream Cruise Review by donner70

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My husband and I had taken this cruise many years ago from a different port and ended up avoiding a hurricane at the time. We could not go to Cozumel because the docks were blown out so stayed out to sea for an extra day. We had been to this port previously on another cruise so weren't affected or disappointed. Safety first!

We thought that this time we would rebook the cruise to see the sights we had missed in Roatan and Belize so travelled to New Orleans for the Carnival "Dream". We booked an excursion for Belize but unfortunately it was cancelled and we could not go because of hurricane Nate. Safety first!

When we stopped in Mahogany Bay, we were told that there was no bus to town but could take a taxi. There is a hop on/off offered but it only makes one stop which is the east end & west end with no stops in the town. We did find out that there was a local bus but then got caught in a torrential rain storm so headed back to the ship.

Our stop in Cozumel was not where we had docked previously but at Carnival's port just outside of town along with four other Carnival ships. Busy, busy

We do not join in on the activities but did enjoy the entertainment which was very entertaining with high energy and great choreography.The food was very good and had good service in the restaurant and the buffet.

Our ship was delayed returning to New Orleans by a day because of the hurricane. The Captain kept us informed on a regular basis as to our arrival and deportation which was very smooth for us, with taking our own luggage off.
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Balcony
Cabin 8B 6454
Before embarking we were offered an upgrade to the 9th deck at a cost of $30. After checking the ship's deck layout, we opted to stay on the 6th deck.
We were happy to be close to the stairs and elevator.
We had a choice of morning or evening steward service for our room and had the morning one so no rolling down the bedding for us at night. Must be something new?
We did receive our towel animal when the bed was made in the A.M. and our newsletter in the mail slot each morning.
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