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  Ocean Dream (Pullmantur Cruises)

Ocean Dream | Pullmantur Cruises
Ocean Dream cruise ship in Grand Harbour, Valletta (Malta)
Photograph by Stefan Grötsch. License: Public Domain.  (view image details)


The Ocean Dream is currently operated by Pullmantur Cruises. The ship was originally built in 1981 by the Aalborg Verft shipyard in Denmark, and has gone through several renovations since then. The cruises are marketed for a largely adult clientele, and the ship has no amenities for very small children, although there are game rooms for teens. The crew can speak English, but as a cruise line based in Spain, you can expect the vessel to be Spanish speaking. Most of the materials onboard will be in Spanish, so it would do you good to review your Spanish lessons before travelling with the Ocean Dream

The cruise ship sails the West Indies and the Caribbean, and also sails the Mexican Pacific.

The construction of the Ocean Dream was completed in 1981 by the Aalborg Verft shipyard in Denmark. It was built for Carnival Cruise Lines which operated the ship till year 2000. It was then sold to Costa Cruises who renamed it Costa Tropicale. From 2005 to 2008, the ship was sold again and owned by P&O Cruises, Australia. From 2008 onwards, Pullmantur has been operating the cruise ship, renaming it Ocean Dream. While the ship is old, it is still in tip top condition, since Pullmantur conducted extensive refurbishing before putting the ship back into service.

Four major dining areas are available onboard. You can eat at the Coral Restaurant which serves ala carte meals, the pizza parlor and the grill which are both open for 24 hours, and the Lido Restaurant whose selection of buffet meals are just delectable. The Lido also serves the finest wines. There is a sprinkling of bars all over the ship for refreshments and cocktails. Alcoholic beverages are served from the late afternoon to late night.

Amenities are available to entertain teens and adults onboard the Ocean Dream. There are game rooms and internet lounges for the teens. Adult passengers can socialize with other guests at the disco facilities, bars, and lounges. Spa and gym facilities are also available. There are outdoor pools and Jacuzzis accessible for all passengers.

Out of 511 cabins, only 314 have ocean views so if this is important for you, you should try to book early. You may notice that the cabins in the Ocean Dream are generally more spacious compared to its sister vessels’. All of them are air conditioned and have walk-in closets. If you book yourself into a master suite, you also get to enjoy a whirlpool spa and a private balcony. These cabins are recommended for honeymooners.

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Ship Summary
Operator:Pullmantur Cruises
Built by:Aalborg Verft, Alborg, Denmark
Date Completed:1981
Gross Tonnage:35000
Length:205 m
Width:26.33 m