OK Guys and Gals we are back into the action, in two ways. We are on the go again and we have a new server for our picture storage.I am working on a way to restore the old pictures on the site but I haven't gotten a chance to try it out.We left out of Cape Canaveral,Fl on the Carnival Glory. It was one of their new ships so we wanted to try it out. Every port was new to us except for Cozumel and we wanted to go downtown this time which we haven't done in the past, so it also was going to be a new experience.It sure is nice to live only 2 hours from a major Cruise Terminal. It's a lot less expensive if you don't have to fly, which is becoming quite a pain. It also is nice not to have to get up at 4:00 in the morning. We left at 10:30 and were on the ship at 12:45.The Carnival Dream had 4200 passengers aboard. We were wondering if it was going to feel crowded. They didn't make the common area's any larger and yes on sea days it was quite crowded. The bars and dance floors were always too crowded to enjoy unless you wanted to go a couple of hours early to get a table. I think that is going to be the standard with the new Mega ships. Even though they had quite a bit of Marble and Glass Tile, the interiorwas lacking in glitz. It was very plain especially in the dining rooms. They used to have huge glass chandeliers in the ceiling, now that have plastic cups upside down.Most of you have seem our cruise pictures before, so I think you will see what I mean.The Carnival Dream
Our stateroom was roomy and was on the fantail of the ship. We always buy ocean view now rather than a balcony. With the $1000 dollar savings we use it for the excursions and our bar bill.
We learned this area is a little noisy when they are docking early in the mornings. you are close to the doors they have to open to tie up the ship on the rear.
We had lots of room.
They had 3 pool area's. From the pictures you will be able to see they get really crowed on sea days.