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   Cruise Travel - Reader Reviews

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Cape Canaveral Cruise Line

MS Dolphin IV

Your Rating:Three Stars
Reviewed by: Claruth Phillips
# previous cruises: 2
Date of Trip: April 5, 1999
Itinerary: Bahamas

Great for a first cruise. Everyone is friendly and the ship is easy to get around on.. Very clean and they cruise to Freeport for a short one day stay.

The ship photographer was always taking pictures, and they would be ready for viewing to buy each night. The cost was more reasonable then other ships and the pictures were good quality.

Public Areas
The lounge area is impressive. Deck area is large with many chairs, table and lounges. table cloths on the tables makes it feel more friendly. the pool is rather small, but then again how often will you be in the pool on a one day cruise to an island. casino is nice, small but paid off to the betters. They have a movie room with up dated movies and game room for the kids. Even a disco for dancing late at night.

Food and Service
The main dinning room was decorated very nicely. Waiters and busboys were very friendly and could not do enough for you. Food was excellent. You had a lot on your plate and great selection off the menu. You could order whatever you wanted and more if you so desired. The waiters did not hurry you out. In fact I had taken a cruise in Dec. on the Carnival ship Fascination, presentation of food plate was done better but as for quantity you got half of what you get on the Dolphin ship.

The buffet luncheon they served when we boarded was nice, roast beef, cut to order and ham, also salads and vegetables, and a great variety of desserts. We did not go to the other buffets we ate in the dinning area for breakfast and dinner. But we heard no complaints.

Cabins was adequate. Enough room for 3 people, as we had 3. One over head bunk. there were 2 closets and drawers to put your things. Bathrooms were small, but enough room. Everything was very clean and our cabin was made up right away in the morning and bedtime. We had a window which was nice size, not a port hole as we expected on this ship. We were on the 4th deck near the small lobby, and you could not hear noise outside only in the one room next door. Very easy sleeping at night.

We attended both shows. The one night was a magic show - that was great. The ship band played during the show and before for dancing. They were wonderful. the comedian was not so good..kind of boring and dull. The ship director was very informative and much better then the comedian. The cruise staff was great... they were their to entertain you also.

We stopped at only one port Freeport for 8 hrs. We did not take the tour from the ship, entirely to much money for them. The purser was discouraging passengers from going on their own. We had no trouble at all. Price of a taxi was 3.00 a person to get to where you wanted to go. They were their waiting to whisk you away when the ship docked and bring you back on time. You could do the same tours off the ship, snorkeling and going to the beach and shopping.

On board ship, they had bingo and horse racing going each day. Games on your own also. The crew came on deck and taught you some dances also. They had child care services in a room, and would do activities with the children. They seemed happy to be entertained. The room was small, but how long will the children be in the room, not long, you could have your children taken care of until midnight if you desired. Not many parents did that, seems the children were with the parents on the decks and shows.

Who Goes
We had about 500 passengers on the ship. Even as senior class trip. Everyone was very nice and friendly. The people at our table and the near by tables during the dinning was great.

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