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This cruise was a "Kick in the Pants FUN" there were five in our group and we had an amazing time. We made the most of every moment and found ourselves so tired that sleeping was literally a dream...pardon the pun. I've read many of the reviews that were negative on this site and yes we had some negatives too. But, if that's your personal focus then that is the experience your hang on to. We choose to laugh and enjoy the good! So our cruise was simply amazing for all the attributes that Carnival gives. Our negatives: 1. Tipping at the end of the cruise. We were basically misled by the leaders at dinner. We were told needed to tip cash at the end of the cruise because that's how our stewards and servers make their salaries. I knew that was a fishy statement.. Our accounts were charged $77 each to cover tipping. 2. Long lines are going to happen PERIOD. That is the experience and we knew this. 3. More time at Ports of Call would have been nice. 4. Excursions: We chose bus tours due to elderly family. We needed more time to shop and explore. You cannot do much in 15 minutes. Also....they take you to their friends stores and give you a mini "Buy Here Speech". The push spending money were they steer you. 5. Desserts SUCK. Chocolate Melting cake is to die for yummy. MUST DO's 1. Join the SPA retreat. Worth every Penny! SO GOOD. Do it!

Best Cruise with Carnival I have experienced.

Carnival Dream Cruise Review by Webfoot1234

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This cruise was a "Kick in the Pants FUN" there were five in our group and we had an amazing time. We made the most of every moment and found ourselves so tired that sleeping was literally a dream...pardon the pun.

I've read many of the reviews that were negative on this site and yes we had some negatives too. But, if that's your personal focus then that is the experience your hang on to. We choose to laugh and enjoy the good! So our cruise was simply amazing for all the attributes that Carnival gives.

Our negatives:

1. Tipping at the end of the cruise. We were basically misled by the leaders at dinner. We were told needed to tip cash at the end of the cruise because that's how our stewards and servers make their salaries. I knew that was a fishy statement.. Our accounts were charged $77 each to cover tipping.

2. Long lines are going to happen PERIOD. That is the experience and we knew this.

3. More time at Ports of Call would have been nice.

4. Excursions: We chose bus tours due to elderly family. We needed more time to shop and explore. You cannot do much in 15 minutes. Also....they take you to their friends stores and give you a mini "Buy Here Speech". The push spending money were they steer you.

5. Desserts SUCK. Chocolate Melting cake is to die for yummy.

MUST DO's

1. Join the SPA retreat. Worth every Penny! SO GOOD. Do it!
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