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Welcome to Your Favorites, where you have the opportunity to share your travel experiences with fellow Internet Travelers around the world.

Cape Canaveral Cruise Line

MS Dolphin IV

Your Rating:Two Stars
Reviewed by: John G
# previous cruises: 3
Date of Trip: January 15, 1999
Itinerary: Caribbean

Nice for a getaway if you just want to escape. Not a full amenities cruiser but then you get what you pay for. The check in process was slow even though we were there early. A small ship trying to be a big ship. The captains welcome was supposed to be a dress to impress, but should have been more casual. The ships staff tries hard though and I would go again.

Public Areas
Pool was small and wasn't filled until the second day. Large deck area both forward and aft. Nice for a stroll at night. Pursers office was friendly and made every attempt to accommodate us.

Food and Service
Dining room food was an excellent surprise. The welcome aboard buffet was nothing to get excited about. Getting a soda in the dining room was almost impossible. Midnight buffet was ok but then it is a small ship. The dining room required you to sit 8 people to a table. A bit crowded to say the least. Also they want you to tip three different people in the dining room. The waiter, the busboy and the dining room manager. (kind of like scalping)

Cabins were not for the claustrophobic but were adequate. The salt water flushing systems at times was a bit weak but overall not that bad. The bathroom was small but then again who lives in there. The cabin was quiet and we had a nice outer cabin with a large rectangular window. The cabin attendant that we had was beyond reproach always making sure every thing was ready for us.

The entertainment was good quality. The ships entertainment people were a bit plastic and a little too happy. On board activities really limited. But if you want to drink and have some fun this is an adequate venue.

The ship sponsored trips were very expensive and gave little for the value. The ships personnel try and scare you into taking them over going out on you own yet everyone that we talked to that went it alone had no problems and really enjoyed their selves. The aft lounges was empty both nights we were there. The casino is small but did not generate much interest anyway. Be careful about letting people braid your hair. They charge two dollars a braid and you can spend 50 - 100 dollars in a hurry.

Who Goes
The passengers that we talked to were friendly and we enjoyed talking to the couples that we shared a table with at meals.

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