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Caribbean Cruise Aboard The Carnival Dream - The Itinerary

Itinerary for Our Carnival Dream Cruise to the Caribbean

We're Kay and Craig from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. We're big Tide fans and love all Alabama sports. I'm a pediatric nurse and work some crazy hours and schedule.

Craig works for BF Goodrich in production and also works some crazy hours and schedule. We have 4 children and one beautiful granddaughter, Hollis. Two of our children will hopefully be cruising with us on this cruise, Genny and Sean.

This will be our 4th Carnival cruise, and 9th cruise. This will be our 4th cruise with this rowdy, er, well mannered group of people! Can't wait to see all of our 'old' friends and make lots of new friends.


Roger and Judy rejoins the gang this year.  Roger runs BizTekConnection, while Judy manages her travel agency, Best Cruise Planners.

We have two adult children.  When we sail on this cruise, Rachel should be in her first semester of college, Eric should be wrapping up his first tour of duty in Hawaii as a Marine, and we should be empty nesters.







Keith and Robin Lott aka basill1970f.  We have been married for just shy of 10 years by the time we set sail on the Dream.  Keith will be 38 and I will be 40. We Live in St Louis, Michigan, which is dubbed the "middle of the mitten".

I have two children.  Sierra will be almost 20 and Casey will be 17.  We love to sail and just cant seem to get enough of it.  Our only wish is that we lived closer to a port.









Hi Ya'll. We are Richard & Charlene from Chattanooga, Tenn. I work for the Federal Government part-time and Richard is presently unemployed. I have 2 grown children, and 2 grandsons, ages 8 and 11. We have 2 Siamese cats and a new Chichauha named Toby.

This will be cruise # 10 for us, and the 4th time cruising with this group. It is definitely addicting! This group makes the cruise for us, over and over again. I am looking forward to reuniting with all my old friends and making new ones.

I enjoy the beaches and sitting on the Balcony, just watching the sea. You will usually find us in the Casino at night or at one of the Bars. C Ya There!!


Hi there .. we are Bill and Kathy from Lake Oswego Oregon.  Bill is jack of many trades from inventor to web site search engine optimization specialist.  I am a self employed accountant and we both work at home so we send a lot of time together.

Between us we have 6 grown "children" and I have 6 grands that think he is Grandpa Bill.  We have two spoiled cats.

This will be cruise number 14 for us.  I can't think of a better way to travel!




Charlotte & Bill from Cincinnati, Ohio (CharBill).  Bill works in the asset protection field and I work in the Energy field.
We have 3 adult children two sons (30,25) and a daughter (22).  We have 4 grandchildren 2 boys and 2 girls.
The Dream Cruise be our 11th cruise and all of them on Carnival.  We love to cruise and have met some wonderful friends especially on the Valor.  We will be cruising with a few of them this September on the Glory.
Charlotte & Bill




Part of the Ike Dodgers.

My name Linda (58) Dream will be my 5th cruise. Husband Ronnie (51) (yes I robbed the cradle) Dream will be Ronnies 4th cruise.

We live in Dickson Tenn which is 30 miles west of Nashville on I-40. We are transplants, Ronnie is a cajun from Louisiana and I grew up in Chicago.

We are both die hard LSU fans, Geaux Tigers.

Ronnie has his own Home improvement company and I'm a RN that has worked 35 years in ICU Presently I work nights. But I have been a Head Nurse and a Supervisor. I am glad to be a bedside nurse again. ( for the last 17 0f 35 years).  I hope to retire in 7 years and do nothing but cruise.

We have one Son and One Beautiful Grandson who is 2 and is cruising with us again in Nov.

Can't wait to see our Buddies from the Valor and all the new people that will be joining us on the Dream.


Hi I am Nancy, I live in Hopewell Twp., Aliquippa, PA near the Pittsburgh International airport.  I have been on 5 cruises the Dream will be my 6th all Carnival except the first and that was RCL. 

 I have no children but two dogs who take up a lot of time.  I have been married for 17 years and will celebrate my 18th anniversary and 41st birthday while on the Dream in September.  My husband has sailed with me twice but has decided he would rather stay home than curise??? I can not figure this out but if he does not want to go I am not going to stay home!

 I enjoy meeting new people and have stayed in touch with some of the cruise critic people I have met on previous cruises.  I look forward to meeting all of you and getting to know you better









Here is a picture of us, Mike and Diane Grubbs (moondiva777).

We love to travel, especially cruising. We have 3 married children and 3
grandbabies under 2 yrs old! Mike is a part time crewmember for a
Nationwide Nascar team just for fun. His real job is in Environmental
Health and Safety in the railroad industry. I work for a city in the
redevelopment department. We enjoy minor league baseball and being a
host family for the Angel's minor league players who play High A
baseball for our local team.





Hi! Dennis and I will be joining this rowdy bunch! I am so excited about renewing the acquaintances made on the first cruise and making new friends this time out! Thanks for putting together a place that we can get to know each other ahead of time - that might have almost been the best part of the trip for me last time - the fun of getting to know each other ahead of time!
Aren't we down to 218 days now? : )
Susan Garoutte
Cabot, Arkansas








Hi, we're Rick and Cindy from Lynchburg, TN (home of Jack Daniels) we are transplants from Mesa, Arizona.  We have 4 grown children, 2 boys and 2 girls.  Two of which will be joining us on this cruise.  We also have 3 grandchildren, 2 girls 3 & 7, and 1 boy 4 months.  We took all 4 children and 1 daughter in law on our last cruise as a Christmas present and now we have them hooked!!  One daughter has since married and they are stationed in Colorado, since they can't go with us they are taking another cruise this July with a group of friends.
I am a nurse working at a local Life Care Facility, night shift.  Rick is a Maintenance Supervisor for the local water dept.  We enjoy traveling both by land and sea.  This is our 3rd cruise.  We have traveled to and/or thru approx 40 of the 50 states including Alaska and Hawaii.  Love seeing the country side and meeting new people.  We are big sports fans especially baseball and football along with Nascar.  Rick has done some hunting and fishing in Alaska as for me I enjoy relaxing with sewing and crafting.
Really looking forward to this cruise and meeting everyone.
Gary & Susan who love to cruise and travel!  We met 11 years ago via
the internet and have been together ever since!  We enjoy motorcycle
trips, getting out on the water on our wave runner, camping with our
5th wheel and mostly spending time together with our two dogs Diesel &

Gary works for Peterbilt as a Service Manager and Susan works for CBS
Builders Supply.......both family owned and operated businesses.

When cruising we enjoy lounging on the balcony, eating, some DOD's and
spending time on the beaches.  It's our escape from the everyday rat

We live near the ports of Tampa and Port Canaveral - our preferred
embarkation ports.

Our dream is to one day be able to travel in our RV across this great
country of ours.
Josh 31, Carol newly 40 (by a couple days at cruise time) , Gavin (stepson) 13, Madison (stepdaughter) 8 , Gail (Mother in law) Jim (father in law), and Amy (sister in law).
This is my ( Josh's) 14th cruise over all - but my 10th Carnival   woo hoo PLATINUM BABY.
Carol and I we will be celebrating our 3rd anniversary and her 40th bday. We absolutely love to cruise and since we got married we have been on 6 Cruises. Carol is now addicted - our honeymoon cruise was her first.. lol    Cant wait to Cruise on the Dream, looking forward to meeting some new friends. Josh & Carol
Here is our bio for the website and I will attach a picture as well.

We are part of the Ike Dodgers Group.  For those of you
who don't know the meaning behind our group name, all
of us in that group cruised together on the Carnival Valor
back in 2008 and had Hurricane Ike trying to chase us down,
but with our wonderful Captain, we "Dodged" the storm!

Now, a little information about the two of us:

Scott & Susan Vidi from Gainesville Florida.  We will have just
celebrated our 22nd anniversary the day before we board the 
Carnival Dream.

We are both Platinum cruisers with Carnival and have cruised
on other lines as well but always seem to go back to Carnival. 
We both love cruising and meeting wonderful people and making
life long friends like we have and love cruising with them
when we can all arrange our schedules to allow for it!

We have 2 children.  Heather is our oldest and she and
 our soon to be son in law, Glen are expecting our first
Granddaughter, Kathryn Alexis in August.
Logan is our baby and will graduate from high school
June 11th.

Susan works full time as a Administrative Coordinator
for the largest Publix Super Market in Gainesville and
manages all personnel and payroll for over 250 employees.
Scott is a Store Manager for CVS Pharmacy in 

We are both Native Floridians and love spending
time with our family.  When we are not working, we
love cruising and Carnival is our Favorite Cruise Line!
David Patch
I live in Martinez, CA which is about twenty miles east of San Francisco.  I was born and raised in the area where I live.  I am single (divorced).  I have to wonderful grown children.  My son Jordan is 30 and will be married in November.  He is going on his first cruise for his honeymoon.  My daughter Laura is 26 and finishing her graduate work in digital art.  Her dream is to work at PIXAR; which would be great so she can support her old man in the future.....LOL....
I love cruising.  I was introduced to it in 2006.  I joined my first Cruise Critic group in 2006.  This will be my 14th cruise overall; 9th Carnival cruise.  Most of my cruising has been on the west coast.  I am really excited to be returning to the Caribbean for a nice change of scenery.  I have become really good friends with Roger and Judy Best.  They are my psuedo family.  I am also excited to be meeting up with some of you who I met on the Caribbean Princess in 2007.
I am an avid scuba diver and have been blessed with being able to dive in some of the most incredible places on the planet.  When cruising, I enjoy people watching, Trivia, wine tasting, been tasting, martini tasting, dancing, exploring the ship, and especially dining with good friends.  I have found that dining is so much fun when you are at a table of friends. 
Looking forward to meeting a new group of friends. 
Hi!  Cathy and Steve from Sand Springs, Oklahoma.  This is our 5th cruise. We've tried to get a cruise in at least once a year since we emptied the nest and have money again...  I am a project manager in product development for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, and Steve is a youth minister working with Junior High through College.   We have two daughters and son-in-laws, an almost 3 yr old grandson, 3 mo.old granddaughter, and have another grandson due in November.  We are avid OU football fans and Steve is a Yankees follower.  Steve is into backpacking and rock climbing and I'm just trying to survive 50 hour work weeks and squeeze in a little HGTV along the way.  We love exploring new places and meeting new friends with each trip.  So looking forward to meeting all of you, sounds like quite an entertaining group!