Hope I don't bust your bubble right off the get go. Being a first time cruiser and going on your very first cruise on the Dream is bad.
After cruising this great ship all the others will be a let down.
After being on the best you can't go up.
But I will tell you this, cruising is the greatest fun a family can have. There is so much to do and things to see.
Take a good camera and take alot of pictures
of everything that you see and do.
We take pictures of all the lines of guest,ship and all the food,even at supper. You will be glad you did later. With a digital you can always delete.
I take my laptop and view my shots so I can make sure that I did not miss anything.
As for the islands you will visit you will be in another world. Take pictures of every thing not just your family.