!! DISNEY DREAM !! To Bahamas ^_^ The Ultimate Review and Complete Pictorial Guide

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    For those of you following my reviews, you might remember that my mom lost one of her crocks on the Breakaway cruise. But no need to worry she went back to the store and ordered another pair of the same model.

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    After we finished our food we decided to go for a little walk and finish exploring the ship. The main pool area was packed, and that is pretty much how it remained for the rest of the cruise.

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    That current line in the aquaduck is over 30 minutes.
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    As for the Aquaduck, the line averages 30 minutes plain and simple. Granted I never did 30 minutes of line and I think I rode it 3-4 times. There are gaps when you can fully avoid the line. Late at night when the shows are going on is a great time. Also on Castaway Key from about 9am-2pm should be somewhat decent. But don't expect to ride while on Nassau, that was actually our original plan. But we soon found out that about half of the ship had the same idea that we had of staying aboard in Nassau…

    So How is it? We all enjoyed it a lot, but I just don't think I would do the 30 minute line for it ever! But overall it is a great addition to a great ship. My mom loved it, because she can only go on rides that have a flotation device in them. They are usually too rough for her skin. They kind of bother me as well to. Needless to say she never went on any slides on Breakaway.

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    We keep on walking towards the aft of the ship until we got to the mini golf, foosball and tennis tables. I won on foosball, but I soon realized that I was a complete disaster at mini golf. Both times I lost and Sarah won. We had a lot of time playing up there. Personally I though that this mini golf looked so much better than any other minigolf on a ship I have ever seen. It is much easier for Disney to create a minigolf with charters that they already own. Although I think NCL should of used the sponge Bob theme on theirs, I am really not sure why they did not. As the RCCL should use the madagascar theme in their ships mini golf.

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    We went to the room to get changed to go see the show prior dinner. I am not exactly keen about the traditional seating for dinning. I enjoy my meals around 7pm, and the options here are at 5:15 or 8:15. I believe on all days I ended up having a snack to hold me up until 8 pm, maybe that is part of why I got so fat…

    Anyway, like I said we stopped by the room to get changed. And no, I don't have any pictures of us changing :D.

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    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!!!!! This picture!
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    I really loved that little lamp, with the nautical theme.

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    After changing we made our way to the Walt Disney Theater. The port holes are really really neat. We took a few pictures there posing.

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    We all went in, but I soon realized that I once again was out of my environment. A lot of people and charters (I called them puppets one occasion) dancing and prancing around. Not my cup of tea by any form or means. It took me about 1 minute to decide to just leave and walk around a little bit. That said, both my mom and Sarah said their shows were the best ever on a ship, they keep commenting how many times they changed sets, etc. So I will take their word here and score Disney high in that area.

    So back to the story, right outside the Theater are all the shops nicely located of course (Sarah noticed that). lol, so I decided to go check them out. There are only a handful of stores, but they have some very neat items. I will admit that this ship is actually one that I wanted to buy several items for myself. I actually did ended up buying the model ship, and to my surprise it was nicely priced at $32, who would of though so. After the unreasonable $50 that NCL is charging for their breakaway one. The funny thing is that the Dream model is now the nicest ship on my collection. It is actually made of a different material that my other models.

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    Sarah used to collect these, she has tons of them at home.

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    Sarah did not last long on the show, she could not find a seat (we got there late) and she came out and looked at the store for a little while with me. Right before the show was over my mom came out and we went for a little stroll on the promenade to burn time prior dinner. I believe the promenade wraps around the full ship.

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    Then we stopped by the adult area, I took some pictures of the drink lists. By the way Disney has the cheapest drinks of any cruise line that I have been on. Not only that but they also offer happy hour. On castaway key I bought 2 drinks before 11am (I know Horrible) for $8 total. Needless to say that at that price I could afford to tip much more extra =).

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    We noticed that we still had sometime to kill so we went to 70's trivia. The event was on the adult area, I believe it was on the 687 lounge. There were very few people there, I want to say maybe 10-15 if that. The trivia was kind of fun, but I personally think that it would of been better if more people had gone. Of course we got some snacks before going in.

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    Needless to say our knowledge about the 70's was rather limited. Don't get me wrong, we knew all of the songs, just did not know their name… We left just a little before it was over.

    My handwriting is absolutely horrible….

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    Soon after we left it was time to head over to the Enchanted Garden. I think this is my least favorite venue, with the my favorite food of all restaurants. The venue just feels odd, almost like an old picnic environment. I am not sure how to put it, it just did not feel very much like Disney. Out of the 3 of us Saran liked the most. Mom felt similarly to how I felt. By the way there was never a wait be seated, it was a very efficient process and went quick.

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    Here is where we met our servers, this is my first time with the same servers during the entire cruise. They were all very nice, fast and efficient. They learned our eating patterns and tried to adjust to them throughout the 3 days. I do have to say that the Head server did creep me out a little. He was very polite, but I could just not put my finger what it was. Anyway just because I felt odd did not mean I was going to cheap him out on his tip or anything. I believe we tipped all of them the same amount extra over what they charge you already. I will get into that later.

    For appetizers we we got the tuna tower x2 and lobster raviolis. Both items were very nice, but the tuna was much better. The sauce of the raviolis was rather weak not sure why put them in a broth.

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    For dinner we got the scallops and the seabass X2, Sarah and I shared the seabass and the scallops. The scallops were good, but the couscous was actually really bland. The seabass on the other hand was just PERFECT! It was sooooo good, and the risotto just melted on your mouth. This is the dish to get in this restaurant, no question about it.

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    By the time dessert came we were all stuffed. But we still had to try them. We got the banana sunday it was great. The non sugar added fruit tart was really good and the sancher it looked very rich. They also brought us a plate of dessert cubes, I forgot their name. My mom hated them, while I love the chocolate ones, I think I ate like 3 of them.

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    I took these 2 pics leaving the restaurant.

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    Overall it was a great meal, this was the fastest one, I believe we were out in under 50 minutes. We then headed to the room to and found this little guy on the bed. He had stolen my glasses and take possession of them. Every night they left us chocolates, actually on the last day they gave us the chocolate coins.

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    We decided to try the aqua duck, unfortunately right before my mom was going to ride it, they closed it. However sarah and I both went on it once, it was really neat.

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    We also went to Jacuzzi and relaxed there for a little while.

    I took two underwater videos at different times, but I will just post them here.

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    Overall it was great day, although very tiring. The drive just adds much more to it& After sometime in the Jacuzzis we headed to the room and went straight to bed. That night I slept like a baby, I was exhausted.


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    This is such an excellent review! I'm so glad you have posted it here...in fact, I'm reading it again! :goodvibes
     
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    Loveeeeee your review and what about those pictures beautifulll
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    What a great review! Thanks for taking the time to add all the pics and details. We're heading on this cruise in March and we can't wait!
     
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    Day 2, Nassau


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    One thing that I did notice about this ship is that it vibrates a lot when docking early in the morning for the aft cabins. I would dare to say that possibly more than the Breakaway, if it was a port intensive itinerary on a longer cruise I might consider not getting an aft cabin. So we all woke up to a vibrating ship and this of course was a solid indication that we were arriving to Nassau.

    We had no real plans for Nassau as this is not particularly a port that I like that much. My initial train of thought was that most of the passengers would leave the ship and explore the island, and leave us the ship for ourselves. Well unfortunately that was not the case, it seemed that just like me that was the same thought of the other half of the passengers. I guess that most everyone knows what a crappy port Nassau is and that we all had a better chance at a much more productive day aboard a Disney ship.

    So since we had no real plans we were in no rush to do anything per say. So we slowly got up and headed towards the balcony to see what all the commotion was about.

    The Breeze was already docked there and they were testing some of the life boats.

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    They pulled the flag up right after they tied the ship.

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