46 Corfu Romantic Cruise Reviews

We wanted to visit Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro that is why we chose this cruise. We were over the moon with the ship, it is stunning, the entertainment is outstanding, I would have paid to see these shows. The food, every member of ... Read More
We wanted to visit Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro that is why we chose this cruise. We were over the moon with the ship, it is stunning, the entertainment is outstanding, I would have paid to see these shows. The food, every member of staff were simply outstanding. We paid the extra £50.00 to upgrade our all inclusive package and we felt it well worth it. Excellent quality cocktails, top grade spirits and cans of soft drink and bottles of water delivered to our room. We upgraded to a larger cabin on 7th floor but did not have a balcony or window but we did not miss this we used our room to get ready and sleep. There is so much going on around the ship from Morning to very late night I cannot wait to book again. We booked trips in Slovenia - caves and castles our only disappointment was we would have liked an hour or two longer We booked Krka waterfalls trip in Split - just simply breathtaking beauty again I wish we had longer We booked speedboat and beach trip in Montenegro- this was just amazing, the views spectacular. Then we had a walk around the town of kotor, this is also very beautiful and sells the most delicious pizza and ice cream In Venice and Dubrovnik we did our own thing, due to very high temperatures we only stayed in Venice until 1 pm, but we have visited Venice for a holiday. In Dubrovnik we shared a taxi into old town with another cruiser. We chose open side bus tour at €20 each and boat trip at €10 each. This was a great way to see Dubrovnik, due to temperatures of 37 we didn't do the wall walk, but will return to Dubrovnik to do this. Do not miss sail away from Venice Happy to answer any questions Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
First cruise so have nothing to gauge it on but found it wonderful. Nightmare start with over a 5 hour delay but as soon as we got to Corfu airport at 2:30am staff were great getting us on coaches then embarkation just as good even though ... Read More
First cruise so have nothing to gauge it on but found it wonderful. Nightmare start with over a 5 hour delay but as soon as we got to Corfu airport at 2:30am staff were great getting us on coaches then embarkation just as good even though flight had delayed ship we were swiftly put on ship so could sail asap. All the staff were very attentive and Julio our cabin steward was so nice and helpful. Only ate in the buffet restaurant once for breakfast and for lunch after visiting Split but otherwise ate in Gallery 47 for breakfast and the Italian upstairs is lovely. Also ate in Surf and Turf and Kora La as well as the glass House well worth the extra payment for all. We were worried that we would felt a little trapped on the ship but not at all plenty to do and all the excursions we did through TUI were well organised. Cabin number 3568 was great able to unpack everything just and no noise only issue same as others was the shower curtain, but hey if that’s all you can complain about not bad. We did a cruise and stay and the only disappointment was coming off the ship no one telling us where to collect coaches and people setting off and dragging suitcases towards the terminal until stopped. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Our problems with Marella Cruises started just after booking: we didn't realise that when we booked through the cruise hotline we were automatically diverted to a store location (which was nowhere near us). Not only were the staff at ... Read More
Our problems with Marella Cruises started just after booking: we didn't realise that when we booked through the cruise hotline we were automatically diverted to a store location (which was nowhere near us). Not only were the staff at Stockport ill-trained, but their computer system didn't even link up with the Cruise dept. I later had to give up adding an additional week hotel reservation because they could not provide live pricing and by the time they got back to me with details, the property had sold out - this happened 3 times over! I also believe the agent knowingly misinformed me about cruise details in order to secure a sale. We booked a week cruise for 7 people over 3 rooms. Even 10 months advance booking could not secure us a family room nor adjoining rooms, meaning our 10-year anniversary cruise had to be spent in separate rooms in order to chaperone the children. We decided to take our children on our anniversary cruise because the cruise was advertised as having Kids' Club from 9am until 2am each day, so we assumed we could have a couple 'date nights'. Once aboard we learned that the nearly fully booked ship considered the October school half-term break a low season, thus cancelling the vast majority of kids club. They offered 3 awkward 2-hour sessions instead of the original promise. As for other onboard offerings for children, there was a video game room which was unsuitable for our children (mainly too young to 'get it'), a 9-hole mini golf, a climbing wall (open 2hrs per day) and 2 swimming pools. Unfortunately we were not informed the the pools were re-filled with sea water each day, including the indoor one, making them far to cold for anyone to actually swim in. They were not heated in the meantime. Is this common practice on cruises? Within 3 days, our children were bored with the pathetic offerings onboard, and not able to spend entire days out at port. We found the ship clean and the food great. The ports were amazing, and obviously these can not be faulted. That said, Marella advertises Corfu as one of the ports on the itinerary, which is false advertising as they only flew us in at 10:30pm on embarkation day, and out at 10:30am on disembarkation day. Ridiculous. I might recommend this cruise to adults travelling unaccompanied by children, but it is certainly NOT fit as advertised, as Marella's flagship 'family' option. Very disappointed. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Probably the biggest disappointment was the food. The buffet restaurant seems to have no dress code and the food was absolutely appalling. Cheap, mass produced rubbish. The a la carte restaurants (47° and gallery 47) were slightly ... Read More
Probably the biggest disappointment was the food. The buffet restaurant seems to have no dress code and the food was absolutely appalling. Cheap, mass produced rubbish. The a la carte restaurants (47° and gallery 47) were slightly better but the food was all bought in and heated up, menus lacked imagination and the quality was average at best. We did have one good meal by paying £46 to upgrade to the Kora La Asian restaurant. This was almost 5 star but not quite. The ship has been with TUI Marella since 2017, before this it was Legend of the Seas and on exchange was supposed to have had millions spent on it. Apart from a nice external paint job it's difficult to see what this could have been spent on as it's all very tired and often quite tatty internally. The cabin has it's own section within this review. The entertainment was quite reasonable. The band 4Tunes are good and some of the shows were ok, though not fantastic. Why are cruise ships obsessed with Broadway shows? On good quality 5 star holidays we are used to entertainment that typifies the culture and music of the area being visited. The all inclusive drinks are ok but I don't understand why this doesn't include the cabin mini bar. Maybe the type of 5 star all inclusive holidays we are used to has set our expectations a bit high for large cruise ships due to the mixed client demographic. We certainly wouldn't sail with Marella again. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
We had done 3 previous cruises with another company but for some reason our travel agent pressurized us to book Marella there was only inside cabins available so we went with it has we had used them previously and they had internal ... Read More
We had done 3 previous cruises with another company but for some reason our travel agent pressurized us to book Marella there was only inside cabins available so we went with it has we had used them previously and they had internal balconies or a window overlooking the shopping area. What a shock when we opened the door of cabin 7117 a small dark room the bed had to be pushed against the wall leaving the person on the inside have to crawl over the partner to get in and out. As this cruise cost 5 grand plus we were very disappointed to spend 2 weeks in this cave never sure if it was night or day. Would recommend anyone considering this ship if no outside cabins available do not consider this ship as we were very close to leaving after 7 days as no upgrade or other shore options were offered Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
I got on the discovery 2 at Corfu and got of there as well. I was on the ship for a week and the destinations are lovely Santorini and Rhodes have to be my favourite. The cruise is really good the activity's for kids are a ... Read More
I got on the discovery 2 at Corfu and got of there as well. I was on the ship for a week and the destinations are lovely Santorini and Rhodes have to be my favourite. The cruise is really good the activity's for kids are a climbing wall a mini golf 9 holes 2 swimming pools one inside and one outside also there is a games room called hideout for the children to chill out and play on the Xbox and the football table. The entertainment is fantastic with 4 different venues to choose from and they have a casino. the bars were clean and sold a verity of alcohols from shots to beer to cocktails. the crew are so friendly saying hello and always ready to help really good custom. The sail away party was absolutely fantastic with live performances from DJ Tomas and a band that I cant remember there name and a flag parade to see were parts of the crew come from. definitely arrange with TUI they are stars amazing job Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Just got back from 2 weeks on the Marella Discovery 2 and can honestly say we had a fantastic holiday. The ship/cabin were spotless, cabin was cleaned twice a day. Dining was the best food I've had when abroad as I rarely like foreign ... Read More
Just got back from 2 weeks on the Marella Discovery 2 and can honestly say we had a fantastic holiday. The ship/cabin were spotless, cabin was cleaned twice a day. Dining was the best food I've had when abroad as I rarely like foreign food when on holiday, different story on this cruise though, never ate so well. The 47 restaurant was my favorite, everything I ate was delicious. Must mention Jayson from station 12 who waited on us nearly every night, so polite and nothing was too much for him, he even sings the odd song which made dining really pleasant. Sometimes had to wait half an hour to 40 minutes for a table, but that was no problem as we went in the bar and had a pre dinner drink. Entertainment was second to none, Emir, Jessica, Helen and the rest of the entertainment crew were as good as any Broadway show I've been to and there was a different show on for the whole 2 weeks we were there. Martin and Danielle who sings opera style were fantastic too. I would also like to mention the bar staff who worked their socks off serving our drinks, especially Moka who served us most nights. We didn't do any excursions, there was 6 of us (all adults) so we either stayed by the port or jumped a taxi to where we wanted to go. Venice was my favorite but most places were beautiful and we visited some gorgeous beaches. Only gripe I have is that the pool isn't big enough to accommodate how many people are on the ship, you can't move sometimes without bumping into someone. This was my first cruise but for the people I was with it was their 6th, I was not disappointed and will definitely be going on another one....Well Done TUI Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Firstly a fantastic cruise had by all this is our 4th cruise with Thompson/ Marella in two years and the second time on this ship we where with two other couples for my 50th birthday we stayed in cabins 7537. 7543.and 2581 cabin where all ... Read More
Firstly a fantastic cruise had by all this is our 4th cruise with Thompson/ Marella in two years and the second time on this ship we where with two other couples for my 50th birthday we stayed in cabins 7537. 7543.and 2581 cabin where all inside cabins they where spacious and keep very clean with a new towel display every evening.on arrival we got our room cards at the terminal then we where left to walk to the ship we where on the belfast flight and didn’t arrive till 8.30 pm at night we boarded the ship and we where all left to find our own rooms with no bell boy or directions at breakfast we ate in the buffet restaurant on deck nine usual suspects things bacon sausage and eggs omlets ect a bit hard sometimes to get a table at peak times the 47 restaurant was the best choice for lunch and dinner but it was harder to get settled for 6 people and always got a buzzer so ended in bar for a before drink to which I didn’t mind in the evenings we always went to the Broadway but found the shows the same as where performed last year on the ship then it was off to the live room casino best part of the ship but not enough bar staff who looked under pressure with special mention to zarco who was always there to serve 5* service We all enjoyed our cruise and will be hopefully booking again soon Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Cabin 6572 Small double cabin with balcony. Smallest cabin we’ve ever experienced on Thomson/tui/marella ships, and one of the most expensive for its size (full price was approx £5700 for 2 weeks) and WITHOUT A FRIDGE for the first ... Read More
Cabin 6572 Small double cabin with balcony. Smallest cabin we’ve ever experienced on Thomson/tui/marella ships, and one of the most expensive for its size (full price was approx £5700 for 2 weeks) and WITHOUT A FRIDGE for the first time ever which was a huge disappointment especially as it meant the bottled water provided (payable) was luke warm. Limited storage with shoebox size drawers & shallow cupboards. I frequently cruise with a female friend & know both of us would have struggled with lack of storage for 2 weeks. Fortunately my husband travels lightly even with his evening suit & on this occasion we had to make do with what there was. (Skipped the formal suit on our 2nd week as many didn't bother & so many wearing shorts for the formal evening.) Tiny shower/bathroom but spotless - apart from the smell/stench from drains throughout the 2 weeks. Frequent deposits of soot on the balcony which was washed down once a week only. Bed linen, towels etc. frequently changed and room kept tidy by hard working cabin stewards. Noise at night from atrium events/singing/saxophone/jazz music etc. Close to lifts and staircase. Handy usb ports in both bedside lamps for charging iPhone etc. No news channels on cabin TV - advised there was a satellite problem they were “working very hard to address” but 14 days later still no news channels. Reasonable selection of food in the Islands buffet restaurant on Deck 9 though we have noticed cut backs in many areas (cheaper cuts of meat, less choice of fish dishes / cold meats / salad selection / limited selection of cheeses). There’s an omelette station at breakfast where these were made to order. Ran out of chicken at chicken stir fry station…. Continued serving chicken stir fry as just vegetables! 47 Degrees Restaurant breakfast is good & there’s waiter service here although we found the evening meals in 47 rather hit & miss, generally poor/average with very small main meal portions. Paper thin roast beef, couldn’t have been thinner, served as main course. Served custard in a chipped/broken glass. Mostly staff were attentive even though extremely busy and appeared short staffed. Numerous gents admitted wearing shorts & flip flops for evening meals in the main 47 Degrees Restaurants, Surf & Turf Steakhouse restaurant, Kora La, & other speciality restaurants where most diners did make an effort to dress smartly/smart casual. Dress codes blatantly ignored by passengers and unchallenged by staff. Casual dress code is fine in the buffet restaurant. Speciality restaurants - Surf & Turf, Kora La, Hot Stone, etc - all charge various supplements (ranging from approx. £12 to around £29 per person)and were heavily booked throughout our 2 weeks so I would advise anyone considering a special evening meal in any of these to make their reservations as early as possible. Food was very good in these but it does come at a cost on top of what you’ve already paid for your all inclusive holiday. No rushed panic in the morning for sun beds during our time onboard despite some very early rise & reservers, but unfortunately there was the usual hogging of beds. Many reserved beds with towels etc and abandoned them for several hours. There’s a 45 minute rule for unoccupied sun beds whereby towels & personal belongings will be removed but despite timed tickets being issued no action was taken to remove items to free up sun beds that had remained unused for over 3 hours! A covered, warm, adults only indoor pool and sun beds can also be found in the Glasshouse on deck 9, however there were a number of unsupervised children in the “adult only” indoor pool and jacuzzis. The main outdoor seawater pool for cooling off and a leisurely dip also has a shallow area sectioned off for children. Be aware that the main Pool depth is 5’ 6” approx throughout so depending on your height you may not be able to stand or touch the floor of it. Outdoor POOL CLOSED ALL DAY both arrival/departure days during our 2 weeks- so don’t expect to be able to use it at all during theses days. Pool water was keep clean throughout our stay. There are varied daily activities around the ship but most we found uninspiring. Entertainment & events on weekly Arrival/Departure days are extremely limited so if you’re onboard for 2 weeks there’s very little and at times absolutely nothing happening on these days should you remain onboard. All Inclusive drinks - DOES NOT include everything. Premium drinks, premium cocktails etc incur a supplement or you can pay extra to upgrade to a Premium package - this is stipulated in the booking but the majority of people don’t discover this until they’re onboard and wondering why they have to pay extra for drinks. The All Inclusive wine is cheap house wine - again further cut backs. Check drinks & charges at the bars before you order & decide whether or not its worth your while upgrading. Deck/Pool bars ran out of Sauvignon Blanc white wine & didn’t bother replenishing from other bars around the ship. At the Island buffet restaurant, guests can help themselves to Fosters larger, John Smiths, and Strongbow Cider - all available at self serve taps, as well as house white/rose/red wines - again on tap which we felt was a great idea. Docked at an industrial port in Chaina, Crete, not as previously, but did put on shuttle buses which passengers had to pay for. We felt the ship was being docked more frequently at industrial ports and again we believe this is further cost cutting by Marella as no doubt the docking fees are less at these. Never seen the Captain once around the ship but did hear he joined some passengers for their evening dinner. Did spot an occasional senior officer. Repeaters (now TUI smile) meeting - no count nor recognition of how many cruises passengers had completed & now a simple draw for a bottle of fizz. No canapés provided / yet more cut backs??? Clash of suits -v- shorts & flip flops on dress to impress (formal) evening. We felt Discovery 2 was struggling to achieve the fun, friendly, atmosphere that has been synonymous with so many of the Thomson ships over the years, but failing miserably to achieve that of its predecessors. Unspectacular & mostly boring entertainment. A number of other guests we met felt likewise (and had worse comments to make regarding the entertainment onboard but which I don’t feel could be repeated here !!!). The atrium was used far too much as a main venue for jazz, operatic singing, saxophonist, formal dance displays, guitarist/singer. Vocals ranged from rear shattering screeching to hoarse… and if your cabin is located mid ship you’ll hear it all & it can be quite noisy & disruptive. A pre-recorded “virtual” band is used as a filler + main event on a large screen in areas such as The Venue & at the poolside but with the songs & music completely different to & miss-matching the bands mime. Ships bands “Banda Certa” and 4Tunes are good but venue doesn’t do them justice. Rather watch paint dry than listen to an Audience with Martin Daniels - utterly boring and another time filler. Same old, same old, usual stuff for sale in the shops. Theatre Shows were well below Thompson’s usual standard which we’ve previously always found to be excellent - not on this ship though. We witnessed a number of people leave during the shows… Beware the Ships spa free demonstrations which turn out to be a hard pressure sale event to buy their expensive products and services. One young lady was particularly persistent to sell expensive products with an expectation that because you had attended a free talk or consultation, you were bound to make a purchase. Some examples : skin analysis, hair analysis, wrinkle solutions, puffy/dark circle eye treatments, acupuncture, back problems, foot problems etc. to name but a few - all honey traps to buy expensive products or services, however the choice is yours if thats what you want and have lots of cash to splash. Some decks (not all) do have water dispensers located on them - noticeably one is located immediately outside the door to the ladies public toilets on level 3/4. I cant help but contemplate: hygiene / drinking water / public toilets . . . Having cruised many times with Thomson (now Marella) over the past 20 years, our overall feeling is of a downgraded cruise experience with every means possible to extract more money from passengers. There is even a small charity donation automatically added to everyones bill at the end of your cruise. While minimal, it is nevertheless a bit of a liberty especially when this totals several thousands of pounds each week taken automatically from guests although there is of course an option to have it credited back to you account but of course you’d have to queue at reception to have this arranged. Great staff from previous Thomson ships have now been dispersed throughout the most recent additions to the Marella fleet - I wont call them their “new” ships as they are clearly not new - they’ve already been around for quite a while before being acquired by Marella. These experienced staff are key to the success of these ships but they are thin on the ground, with staff shortages and inexperienced staff evident. Bar & restaurant staff in particular appeared to be under pressure with only 1 bar person to serve customers 3 deep at some of the bars and frayed patience being evident as a result of out of turn ordering/serving. Our whole experience on Discovery 2 was quite different from that of previous Thomson cruises and their ships full of character and their more friendly, more personal, experience with their wonderfully friendly staff and great entertainment package. Discovery 2 fell very far short of this. We feel it has lost a lot of what Thomson built up over the years. While appreciating everyone has their own individual expectations, these are our personal findings from our recent 2 weeks cruise on Discovery 2 and unless things improve significantly with Marella, which we sincerely hope they do, we shall probably consider booking elsewhere in future as there are plenty of other cruise lines in this price range to chose from. We’ve had many happy years on the waves and hope that whoever you chose to sail with, that you will enjoy your experience. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
This offers a decent value for money cruise option. Plus Points * Great entertainment (high quality singing & dancing plus acts flown in). Ignore any comments about Labour club types..they are far better than that. Martin ... Read More
This offers a decent value for money cruise option. Plus Points * Great entertainment (high quality singing & dancing plus acts flown in). Ignore any comments about Labour club types..they are far better than that. Martin Payne (Cruise Director) and his team were excellent. * Cabin staff are friendly and visible when needed. Everything spotless inside the ship. * Dining alternatives to the buffet and the food were very good with changing menus (except a la carte). Waiter service was prompt and efficient. *Drinks. On the whole fine and we found no need to pay £50 each to go Premium. There is enough quality and quantity on the AI. Plenty of waiters so no need to clog up the bar!! Obviously some better than others but use the waiter service. Bars The Atrium is always busy but that apart they are excellent. Views from Bar 11 are brilliant. * Ports of Call. Excellent itinerary and enough time allowed for DIY shore visits. We didn't do any TUI trips so can't comment. *Loungers etc. We had a junior suite with 2 sunbeds so didn't bother with deck 9 but no one said it was up at silly o'clock and beds cannot be reserved and left unoccupied for more than 45 mins and they tell you this on arrival. The veranda beds, however, do go earliest and it's adults only. If sunbed towelling happens anywhere it'll be there. Minor Gripes * The buffet..I dare say some people love the works canteen approach but we found except for afternoon tea, it is best avoided. Chaotic , noisy and stressful. There are 2 identical food stations but still folk wander around with plates.The food is fine though!! No soft drink station and only one beer station.. Ice cream is Mr Whippy machine type outside between 12 & 3. A waiter dispense so be prepared to queue. * Night time deck cleaning. Probably only an issue on deck 8 cabins but they clean about 2 AM and set out the loungers about 6 AM so you might get disturbed sleep. *Lifts 2 of the 4 central lifts were out of action for the duration of our cruise. Be prepared to walk more than you thought. You get used to it and all the others work. * Money changing. Whilst TUI need to make from you be careful to only change £s as if you change Euros they charge for converting Euros to Sterling then Sterling to the currency you need..( Croatia Kina) for example. *Overall. Acceptable and nothing ever goes 100% so hopefully my review helps you. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
We had done a cruise already and enjoyed it and decided to do a two-centre holiday for our Pearl Anniversary. Marbella Discover 2 was our first week from Corfu to Split and down the cost of the eastern (Adriatic ?) We paid for a cabin ... Read More
We had done a cruise already and enjoyed it and decided to do a two-centre holiday for our Pearl Anniversary. Marbella Discover 2 was our first week from Corfu to Split and down the cost of the eastern (Adriatic ?) We paid for a cabin with a balcony. This was a good choice but only one sun lounger. Otherwise great cabin. Loved it. Big negative: WiFi. I’m 57 but access to the internet is important to me. We paid £ 25 for 3 days (data limited but I can’t recall the limit). The WiFi (tbh) was crap - a waste of money. Even their own Tui Navigate App didn’t work that often. “Keep trying” we were advised. No, sort it out. Beds: I must be getting old but the mattresses were hard. My wife suffered and ended up sleeping on the sofa. Not good. Staff: Not one single complaint. These people are great. Polite, smiley. You felt you could ask anything. Bless them. Food: Was excellent but there were issues with space. If you don’t care when you eat then OK. Variety, no complaints other than a scarcity of Tomato and HP Sauce. Entertainment: OK, this is very subjective and, no doubt, age related. For me this was worthy of Butlin’s (and not in a good way) but others clearly enjoyed it. What you can’t fault is the energy and enthusiasm of the entertainments team. Boy they tried hard. Cycling: OK, not my bag, but one day I saw the crew (Tui?) lead off a pack of cyclists and I guess they do this at every port. What a brilliant idea. Outings: This (for me) is the whole point. You sail north on the first day which you use to orientate yourself and then stop at split. My comment: Get off the boat and look around – brilliant location and most places take Euros (and cards). We brought loads of Euros back! Refurb: The boat came over from the Caribbean and was refurbished – well – sort of. Steel drums in the Adriatic – really? Crew were still painting bits and piece but it wasn’t a real issue. Sushi: I hang my head in shame and claim the excuse that I had too many beers. We booked the Sushi restaurant (my wife and daughter love it) and I wanted to try but it really wasn’t my thing. Unfortunately we talked to the two guys behind the Sushi bar and they asked me what I thought. I made a comment and just kept digging the hole deeper. If Sushi is/might be your thing then please give this a try. Edamame Beans, and Miso soup were brilliant but as I awkwardly said the Sushi wasn’t my thing and the chef looked crestfallen. The quality of the food, the friendliness of the staff, was faultless – and my wife loved it. BTW, sell Sake! One last thing. Quiet. Few places escape the Sound of Music, except a little bar on the top deck if you just want to read. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
So I don't usually write reviews but our experience wasn't great, so thought I'd best have a moan after all! Starters. Our cabin was clean and functional, no issues with that, the location however wasn't. We were ... Read More
So I don't usually write reviews but our experience wasn't great, so thought I'd best have a moan after all! Starters. Our cabin was clean and functional, no issues with that, the location however wasn't. We were just by the coffee shop near the Atrium. We didn't realise it was a poor position until the evening when the music could be heard until late. Indeed, the last night the "leaving party" went on till at least 1am, not something you want when you have to vacate the cabin by 8am the next day. Be warned, if you are near the Atrium see if you can get moved or prepare to stay in the bar till late waiting for a drink! Dining. The food was ok but the restaurant hours were restrictive. We generally like to eat later in the evening but all the restaurants closed by 9:30 with only a snack bar open till later. This snack bar only provided left overs from the day which were handed to you when you asked. Want to experience the a Charles Dickens novel? "Please sir can I have some more", visit the snack bar! Which leads me to bar service.... I'm not sure some of the reviews were on the same ship as myself. Waiting to get served at a bar was tiresome with all the bars we visited only having one staff member serving drinks behind the bar and usually one waiter loitering. If you don't mind waiting upward of 40 mins to get a drink from the waiter, I guess it's fine. Going to the bar was hit and miss as well. The bar staff didn't understand the concept of queuing. Twice I pointed to a person who had been waiting longer than myself only for the barman not to return once they had dealt with that customer. Maybe it's a British thing, but everyone I queued with moaned about this service, with some suggesting there were more barman on previous years. As you can note with our cruise date, our trip occurred during the World cup while England were still in it (yeah shocked! never expected that when we booked). The entertainment staff did their best to get the England games on the TV and the bar staff worked hard while the England games were on, but the other times... it soured our experience. On the plus side, the Itinerary was great and would like to visit Croatia again, just not with this company. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
This was our 6 cruise all with tui .the majority of staff were lovely didn't rate our cabin boy he kept knocking too early in nights when I was in shower said he would come back sometimes he never usually we would tip as they do work ... Read More
This was our 6 cruise all with tui .the majority of staff were lovely didn't rate our cabin boy he kept knocking too early in nights when I was in shower said he would come back sometimes he never usually we would tip as they do work hard but this time didn't .the food was fine only used waiter service once on changeover day as was quietest day buffet was fine even though busy always got seat .my biggest bugbear especially second week was the kids haven't a problem in general with kids but they took over the whirlpools in them all day everyday you're suppose to be 13 to even go in them and be with an adult parents just didn't care wasn't even watching them same In night singers were trying to perform and kids were doing cartwheels on floor so wrong one kid was even messing with piano in afternoon no idea where her parents were .didn't think we should have to be out by 8am either 10am would be much better as it was such a rush suppose to be on holiday .one kid told us we couldn't go in whirlpool we did go in though wouldn't be so bad if it was school hols that's why I picked those weeks .also my friend came with us as her husband died last year she had too pay £400.00 more than us which is disgusting tour operators should really think about this her cabin was same size as ours .loved port of calls been to most before so didn't always get off Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Great entertainment, The ship is falling apart.our cabin smelled fusty and the bolts from our cabin door we found on the floor, windows not cleaned internally despite us asking, we was charged for things from mini bar that was never ... Read More
Great entertainment, The ship is falling apart.our cabin smelled fusty and the bolts from our cabin door we found on the floor, windows not cleaned internally despite us asking, we was charged for things from mini bar that was never there(coca cola) the chocolate out of date, All stairways on board are extremely smelly a horrid dusty smell When on deck 1 embarking or disembarking smell of sewage is over powering and you have to hold your breathe as much as possible and get through as quick as possible When calling lift mid ships deck 4 my fingers disappeared into the wall when I pressed the button. As I tried to pull my hand back the switch trapped my fingers injuring them, I reported it and was just told maintenance would be informed I was not asked how I was or to fill my n an accident report, despite reporting this twice on board and twice since home have received no response what so ever from Tui Ship needs complete over Hall painting over cracks and rust is not sufficient The entertainment and food also activities is a good standard what a shame they let their selves down with a reactive approach to maintenance intstead of a proactive approach Also a health and safety together with a reporting of accidents and a monitoring system put it place Prevention is always better than a cure or as in my case they ignored my report of the incident twice on board and 3 emails since arriving home to this day I have not had any reply from either Tui or Marella The foreign staff on board we found very friendly the uniformed European staff we found to be less so mostly ignoring the passengers Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
I chose this cruise for several reasons. 1. Itinerary, following the Adriatic coast I felt it would be more likely to be a smooth sail and the sea would be calm. ( I am not a good sailor). 2. The stop ports were places I hadn't ... Read More
I chose this cruise for several reasons. 1. Itinerary, following the Adriatic coast I felt it would be more likely to be a smooth sail and the sea would be calm. ( I am not a good sailor). 2. The stop ports were places I hadn't been to before. This was my first time on a cruise and I traveled as a single woman. I arrived after an early morning flight. The check in was easy, quick photograph taken and given card for boarding in a flash. Everything was so organised and I felt that continued throughout the cruise and included departure at the end. The dining was fabulous, especially the main restaurants, with waiter service for breakfast lunch and dinner. Food was really good and well presented, menu changed every day. Italian on upper level fabulous too. Given a pager at busy times, so just went for a drink until table ready. Sharing a table meant that it was quicker to get a table and a great way to meet new people and chat. Didn't manage the A la Carte restaurants as they were booked up very quickly. The buffet restaurant has lots of choices but can be very busy, only went in there for breakfast and also lunch on first arrival but enjoyed it. I attended a singles meeting on the second day organised by the crew hostess. Lovely new friends made, and in particular one friend, that enabled us to do things together including trips ashore and evenings at different entertainment spots. So much to do and still didn't manage all the entertainment on board. My cabin had a window and a lovely comfy double bed, loved it, and a really good steward, who looked after me and my room. So much to say I could go on and on. The singing from the entertainers was superb. The places and excursions are amazing. I had 3 nights after the cruise at a hotel in Corfu, because as much as I loved it, It can be very tiring and hard on the joints. It was wonderful way to end an incredible holiday. The ship is gorgeous! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
My partner was assaulted on the second evening,onboard security failed to act after being repeatedly asked to deal with the offending drunk There were numerous other fights an arguments during the course of the cruise My partner has ... Read More
My partner was assaulted on the second evening,onboard security failed to act after being repeatedly asked to deal with the offending drunk There were numerous other fights an arguments during the course of the cruise My partner has a lactose issue and the alternatives were abismal,at one point he asked the head chef what was in a particular dish and he had no idea.But the most annoying and disrespectful thing he found was being referred to as “its not butter”followed by smirks from the serving staff. After twenty five years cruising we have never seen anything like it. On the bright side the cabins were adequate and clean ,the deck staff were courteous although the drinks waiters on the outside bars must have been on commission as they constantly pushed the drinks packages. The itinerary was fine but the cost of the excursions would make a glass eye wince. Care with your luggage? Also not a priority,the handlers in Corfu were seen kicking the cases. Overall if you fancy a punch up and a cheap curry this is a Millwall fans Nirvana,if not save your money and put it to a reputable cruise company that’s not in smoke and mirrors industry. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
this was our first cruise .We have had our holidays for thirty years with Thomson so we tied a cruise for a change. It was more than we expected the food was lovely the crew fabulous and the destinations fantastic The cabins were good ... Read More
this was our first cruise .We have had our holidays for thirty years with Thomson so we tied a cruise for a change. It was more than we expected the food was lovely the crew fabulous and the destinations fantastic The cabins were good although bathrooms small but adequate considering you are on a ship. Would I return ?? your damn right I will. I have read some reviews moaning about this ship and to be truthful I cant see why - for the money its worth it; the first destination was Slovenia and it was very nice nothing much to see except the main square (small) and down by the harbour next it was venice very nice indeed and very busy just like most Italian cities with tourists next was my favourite place Split what a beautiful town, I could live there ! next Dubrovnik telly nice too especially in the old town. Lastly it was Kotor in Montenegro and as you will find it should be called cat town as the locals look after all the stray cats because according to legend they saved their city from some plague. hope you enjoy the cruise as much as I did. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
This cruise was for my partners 65TH birthday and was chosen for the itinerary. We've cruised lots before but this was our first time with Thomson. We did enjoy ourselves and met some lovely people but I think the phrase ... Read More
This cruise was for my partners 65TH birthday and was chosen for the itinerary. We've cruised lots before but this was our first time with Thomson. We did enjoy ourselves and met some lovely people but I think the phrase "Almost but not quite" sums up our experience. The ship - very clean everywhere except the toilets on the top pool deck which were often without toilet paper and soap and the bins overflowing with paper towels, really not nice. The ship is also very old, drab and the tired. There is a lot of rust and everywhere and everything just looks dated. Parts of the carpets have been replaced so there are patches of bright new next to very faded worn and the bed linen and towels were clean, but grey, old and had holes in. There was also a bad drains smell most days in certain areas of the ship. Our cabin - we were in 5199 which is aft. The bed was lovely and comfortable and the shower was very good. Our cabin steward Mat kept our room lovely and was very friendly. The big downside was the noise/vibration. It was always underlying when at sea but early mornings when coming into ports it was really dreadful. We get up early all year to go to work, so to be woken really early on our weeks holiday wasn't good. The answer here surely is to advise people of this when they are booking as we would have paid more for a different cabin. Entertainment - Very good. The band Top Men were honestly the best band we've ever had on a cruise ship. Whatever music the played was spot on. The electric guitarist was amazing. The show group were good, again one of the best we've seen on a cruise ship. The comedian Phil Doyle was very funny we even stayed up to see his late night show later in the week as we enjoyed him so much. He even got up on stage in the Medusa lounge on the last and played a couple of sets on the drums with Top Men! Staff - I'd say 75% were friendly/helpful. It was hit and miss on getting a drink depending on who was serving. Some clearly saw us and wouldn't come over or were very offish but most were friendly and helpful. Trying to get a drink in the theatre and Medusa lounge was always a task. We often queued ourselves to get one. Not enough staff. Food - no complaints. Buffet was always hot and a nice voice. The Orion, again always hot but Perhaps not as much choice as other ships but always something you like and it was good. Again though, depending where you sat the service was so different. Some nights it was excellent, very attentive and always topping your wine up. Other nights though we were given a table with crumbs all over it and the residue of someone's sauce/gravy, we had to ask for cutlery, trying to get wine was impossible and the waiters didn't even look at you they were practically running and throwing your food at you. Not very relaxing. Mistrals restaurant - Paid the extra to go there for a special birthday treat. The staff were very attentive and the food was amazing. The downside though was it was absolutely freezing in there. There was condensation on the outside of the windows!!! The lovely waitress had some shawls she brought out so obviously it is a known problem. The other thing is if you a toilet while there you have to go outside and along to the pool deck toilets, which when I went had no toilet paper, soap and were really not nice. As it was formal night and we had made an effort it wasn't ideal going into those sort of toilets. Emarkation/debarkation - No problems with either. Very smoothly done. Bit early at airport on way home but I suppose they have to get you off the ship. Corfu airport is far too small for the amount of people using it and there arent enough facilities or seats. That's not Thomsons fault though. Summary - we had a lovely holiday and the ports of call were wonderful. As I said earlier it was a case of almost but not quite. Old ship, but mostly clean. Most of the staff were friendly. Food was good. Entertainment was brilliant. Our cabin was bad with the noise/vibration. Thomson have to advise people of these cabins so they are aware and can precook a different one. They are aware of it as the Captain mentioned it through the week. All in all a 'good' cruise but all the other cruises we've been on have been excellent. I don't think Thomson is for us. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
The whole cruise was spoilt by smoking on every outside deck and walkway. the only outside space without smoke was the Lido restaurant outside extension on deck 9. You could not walk around the ship without the smell of tobacco and active ... Read More
The whole cruise was spoilt by smoking on every outside deck and walkway. the only outside space without smoke was the Lido restaurant outside extension on deck 9. You could not walk around the ship without the smell of tobacco and active smoke. The stern decks 7, 8,and 10 were full of smokers. The all inclusive drinks package only had one beer and one lager to choose from and the wine was a low strength Spanish cheep. It cost a further £50 per person per week to upgrade to a choice of "free" drinks. The shore trips were on the expensive side, and the staff were not helpful for people who wanted to go it alone ashore. Good points included the friendly cabin staff , good set dining and punctuality of the ship and tenders. Meal labelling for Vegan, Gluten free and dairy free was very good, and choices of tea were excellent. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
We chose this cruise for the itinerary - the places we visited were just amazing! Venice, Santorini, Rhodes and Athens were the best by far if architecture is what you like. Going away in a heatwave (40 degrees at its highest) also made it ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the itinerary - the places we visited were just amazing! Venice, Santorini, Rhodes and Athens were the best by far if architecture is what you like. Going away in a heatwave (40 degrees at its highest) also made it that bit more enjoyable. Disembarkation and embarkation were fast and easy in each port, very well organised by the staff. Food on board was excellent. Plenty of variety to choose from, even from the set menu in the Orion on an evening. Waiter service in the Orion could've been quicker - the staff are amazing and work hard, there's just not enough of them for such a busy restaurant. Also, there is a dress code in the Orion (no shorts for men, etc.) which was not stuck to. Kids were allowed to go in wearing shorts which was not fair and the same should go for women as I don't want to see a lady in short denim shorts whilst eating my evening meal in a sophisticated restaurant. Other than these, the restaurants were very good overall. The entertainment staff (Lewis, Suzy, Millie and Mils in particular) were amazing - they made out holiday! Sat in the Medusa lounge most nights which had drinks coming all night from our fabulous waiter Nelson and great entertainment. Top Men are definitely one to see if you haven't seen them before - they are wasted on the ships. Entertainment through the day was also good. Although...the pool on Deck 11 used to be adult only which they have scrapped, understandably. The entertainment however has now moved to Deck 11 also meaning all the children came with it. Would have been nice to have the entertainment still by the pool on Deck 9 so that Deck 11 and the Sun Terrace on Deck 12 were a little more relaxing. Haydee our room maid was amazing and very prompt with cleaning our room. All the staff work very hard and are always happy and polite. Overall, an amazing holiday and would definitely recommend! Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Having been on our first cruise last year with Thomson on the Discovery and had an amazing time, we decided to use Thomson again and chose the Dream due to the destinations. We were not disappointed, the flights, transfers and embarkation ... Read More
Having been on our first cruise last year with Thomson on the Discovery and had an amazing time, we decided to use Thomson again and chose the Dream due to the destinations. We were not disappointed, the flights, transfers and embarkation was slick and easy and our suitcases arrived very shortly after we entered our cabin. The cabin was clean and more than adequate, not as big as the Discovery or as fresh, as that had been refurbished, but for the time we were spending in the cabin, it suited our needs. The outlook was not great we had a window but it looked onto a maintenance area and grill out to sea and on occasions we had to ensure our curtains were closed as maintenance guys walked past. We were at the back of the ship on deck 4. Sailing was sometimes noisy in our cabin, creaks and noises but we slept like logs and as I am prone to sea sickness am delighted to say I did not once succumb to feeling ill and was not aware of motion of the boat. Our first impressions of the ship were good, not as new as Discovery and smaller and the swimming pools were not made for long swims, more just a dip as they were only waist deep. The areas around the pool were pretty crowded for sunbeds, unlike the Discovery where there was more room around the decks and we never had a problem getting a bed there. Our first day at sea we could not find a bed in the sun, but then my husband enlisted the help of a crew member to pull a couple of beds into the sun at the end of the boat, we had a lovely little area near enough to ourselves on Lido deck, it was a little walk to get a drink but heyho we were in the sun. If you go to the pool areas, we mainly went to deck 11 after 3.30-4pm you did find people had had enough and vacated more beds as they went to get ready or out of the sun so we took advantage and stayed in the sun area till around 7pm. The breakfast buffet on Lido was adequate, the omelettes that were made fresh were excellent as was the pizza area on Siren deck 11. Food was plentiful there was always something to eat and we also enjoyed the midnight buffet in Sirens. The food in the Orion where we ate every night was also very good, we did not have a bad meal. We used to get to Orion around 8.30-9.00pm every night and never had to wait long, even though we would not have minded this. On the Discovery you are given a pager but there was nowhere to go and have a drink on the Dream deck 4, so not waiting long was a bonus. The only bugbear was the drinks in the restaurant, being British we like an alcoholic drink before our meal and on the first 3 occasions the drinks were plentiful and topped up, we did the drinks package but after this I had to ask for drinks sometimes twice, we even got topped up with water before we got alcohol, this is something Thomsons need to look at. The drinks package overall on the ship was good, sometimes we were served, sometimes we went to the bar, neither was an issue, we never had to wait long. The waiting staff, both restaurant and bars were all friendly. A special mention to the bar staff in the Showbar lounge, Minnie and team were very attentive and friendly and we used to go to the showbar half hour before the show and got good seats and good drinks service. Only downfall we got charged twice for drinks over the package which we were not aware we ordered but as this was not a fortune, we let it ride. The Dream Show team were all youngsters with nice singing voices and very good dancing and excellent costumes, we watched every show and enjoyed all of them, some were better than others but they were all entertaining, handsome young men and pretty girls. The comedian we had Micky Travis was really good, some people left early it took a little while (10 mins or so) to warm up but he was quickfire, very funny and likeable. We enjoyed both shows, having seen a comedian on Discovery we enjoyed the first show but not the second, with Micky we enjoyed the second show even more, he was really good. The housebands around the boat were good too, we especially enjoyed Band Jam where we had a dance. Our first port of call was changed from Santorini to Chania, Crete, where we did a bike tour with Abraham, we both enjoyed this, cycling through villages and roads to get to the beach. It was a Sunday so the roads were not too busy and the cycle route was fine for me who is not an expert cyclist. We then stopped at the beach for a swim which was most enjoyable before cycling back to port. Our second port was Santorini, where we did the Oia Village tour, with wine tasting and free time in Thira, we had an excellent guide who was very funny and informative. Oia was beautiful just like the pictures, blue domes and sugar cube buildings. The wine tasting was very enjoyable too. Thira was also beautiful and there were plenty of shops and bars. The only downside was we stopped in a bar overlooking the bay and did not ask the drinks prices, I asked for 2 Mythos beers and was told they do not do this but there own Santorini Beer, I said we would have 2 of those and when we paid it cost us 28 Euros, £14 a pint, which was ridiculously expensive, we may have been seen off and it spoilt a beautiful place but we take the blame for not checking first. In the menu it did have a 14 Euro beer which is obviously what we had so beware. Our third port was Marmaris, which we have been too before, we did another cycle ride to Icemeler with our guide Abraham, this was by far the best ride and we thoroughly enjoyed it here. Again a beach stop, lovely long swim and then back to the boat, where we had lunch and got off again to go the Bazaar, you are bothered to go into shops there but if you have been to Turkey this is expected, we did not feel bothered in any way as we are used to Turkey. Once you go into a shop you are left alone to browse. There are great bargains to have. We then completed our tour by visiting Castle Bar which we have been to before, we sat at the top verandah overlooking Marmaris and this was wonderful, we had bottles of Efes beer, nuts and water and it came to 11 Euros, quite a difference to Santorini. We forgot how much we loved Turkey. Our next port was Syros where we did our own thing and this was a gem, we walked right up to the Orthodox church at the top, it did not take long and the views were well worth it. We really loved it here, so pretty and very Greek. We did a bit of shopping and got loads of pretty photos. Syros was a relaxing place, loved it. Our last stop was Zante, we got straight off the boat via tender, headed for the taxi and went to the beach, this was beautiful, very very hot and over the flight path. We met lovely people on the beach, not from the cruise and had an enjoyable chat, sunbathe and swim. We got a taxi back which we shared with another cruise couple and got on the little tourist train around Zante harbour, then did a bit of shopping before going back on board. This completed our cruise, the Dream is older and not as big as Discovery but we still had an amazing time. The Gala Captain's night was really good, having drinks and canapés in the show lounge and meeting the Captain and his crew. The Crew show was also very enjoyable. In all we had a fabulous time, which leads me to the fellow passengers on this cruise, every single person, we spoke to, spent time with, passed by was very friendly, the passengers and atmosphere of this Thomson cruise was brilliant, we found our fellow, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Northerners, Southerners all the same, really friendly and we never had a single issue with queueing or rudeness from anyone, we both agree we would only do a cruise where English is the first language and probably would stick with Thomson to do any future cruise. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
we chose this cruise because we hadn't been to any of the destinations. We upgraded to an outside cabin which had a decent size window and was of OK size. We also pre paid the drinks package and three lots of excursions before we ... Read More
we chose this cruise because we hadn't been to any of the destinations. We upgraded to an outside cabin which had a decent size window and was of OK size. We also pre paid the drinks package and three lots of excursions before we went. Even though our agent had done all the API and we had checked in on line and printed off our own boarding passes when we got to Stansted we still had to Que with everybody else who had done the same for about 20 mins for baggage drop. No quicker than before you had to do all this stuff yourself. Should have had more than two on check in I think. Flight on time, luggage at Corfu great, reps there to meet, straight onto coach and 15 minx to port. Check in quick and luggage arrived at cabin within 30 mins. I would probably put swim stuff in hand luggage as it says can take up to 2-3 hours. Food, service, staff all very good. We were on deck 6. Main formal restaurant on 4 and pools and Lido self service on 9. Formal night very good, black tie, long or short dresses are the order. We thought we would do self service all week but we did the formal. Did the hot rocks restaurant one night £16 pp extra however lovely evening. This is done round the closed pool at the front of the ship so inside/outside sought of thing. Must be good as captain and officers were there the same night as us. The excursions were good however mostly 0830 starts! Our favourite island was Syros where we just walked round the town. One good thing all the places you dock you can just walk ashore and just go or get the hop on hop off bus or the city bus on Crete to town for €1.70. Two places had to tender, santorini and Zakinthos. Enjoyed captain's twice daily announcements on weather, speed,direction, sunrise, what time the pilot was coming on board, docking etc. Good to know they support recycling as say the skip arrive on departure day. Have to be out of your cabin by 8am on morning of departure. Really enjoyed this cruise it was as formal or casual as you want to make it. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
We went on this cruise to celebrate out 20th Wedding renewal its was amazing if you havent done a cruise yet this Thomson Cruise is very highly recommended everything and I mean everything was perfect We had nothing to complain or moan ... Read More
We went on this cruise to celebrate out 20th Wedding renewal its was amazing if you havent done a cruise yet this Thomson Cruise is very highly recommended everything and I mean everything was perfect We had nothing to complain or moan about from entertain and to bar staff all do a bloody hard and great work food was fab catering from snacks to full meals providing to every ones taste to dietary needs we slept so well during this time and we will be going back as we saw fab views and countries during our time the entertainment ie shows entertainment was great and so much work and effort in put in we thoroughly enjoys these. the ship was so clean and tidy crew working throughout they were so very friendly and would accommodate you with anything we went also with any couple who have cruised before who said that they would do this cruise again Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
As this was our first cruise we were a little bit apprehensive of what to expect. So after much deliberation between my wife and I we eventually settled for the Thomson Dream. This being a slightly smaller vessel than others viewed, and ... Read More
As this was our first cruise we were a little bit apprehensive of what to expect. So after much deliberation between my wife and I we eventually settled for the Thomson Dream. This being a slightly smaller vessel than others viewed, and decided on after having read many posts about the Dream on a few sites. To us novices we found it a bit smaller than we thought it was, but were quite happy about that. We picked a Cruise and Stay holiday for our first adventure. We flew from Edinburgh to Corfu with Thomson doing the Aegean Shores, no hitches at all pleased with this flight. On arrival at Corfu we were ushered to the embarkation hall where we found the whole process very simple and easy. On joining the ship our luggage was waiting at our cabin door. Our cabin was comfy clean and quiet all the time. The food on board was very good along with the service received. Plenty to do on board at nights, can't say much about day time as never on board. We never used the ships tours as we like to do our own thing. Overall we throughly enjoyed our first experience cruising the seas, in fact we liked it so much that we've booked again with Thomson this time on the Discovery and we're heading on the Baltic Experience next June. Our stay was at the Sensimar Grand Mediterraneo Resort & Spa by Atlantica in Corfu. We again throughly enjoyed this hotel, food excellent, staff very accommodating, facilities excellent, the only thing I would point out here is depending on where your allocated it does have a steep hill up to the hotel complex, but not to worry pick up the phone and call reception and within a few minutes a golf buggy will arrive and transport you up the hill if required. Entertainment at night was very good, but it can get slightly crowded so you need to get there early for the nightly entertainment. The complex has a pebbled beach, not to everyone's liking, and you get there by the Gondalla Train, or walk down about, well a lot of stairs. Local buses come into the complex, prices very reasonable. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
From The moment that you step on-board you move into a bygone age of service the staff work tirelessly to ensure that ever guest feels special. Where nothing that is too much trouble and the guests whims are catered for from getting a ... Read More
From The moment that you step on-board you move into a bygone age of service the staff work tirelessly to ensure that ever guest feels special. Where nothing that is too much trouble and the guests whims are catered for from getting a drink to advise on the next port of call of events back home. The cabins were a lot bigger that I was expecting with space to relax if required. The bathroom is small but has everything you need. There is plenty of cupboard space to hang and store you suites and dresses there are a set of draws for everything else. We stored our cases under the bed where there was loads of space. We were a little worried about the amount of plugs in the cabin reading loads of stories and reviews on how bad ships are for such things. There were in fact 5 usable plugs in the room more than you find in most hotel rooms. We made use of the ones for the bedside lights to charge mobile phones just like I do at home. There is a good TV in the room that shares information about the ship and has music and TV channels to watch tip if you are staying in an inner cabin then the channel showing the view from the bridge is a must as they drop the lights at night so you are just left with a dark screen but with be light again in the morning showing you what the weather is doing. We found that the food on board was of a good standard with something for everyone we always found something to eat in the Lido. We enjoyed eating in the Orion restaurant with its more formal setting and full waiter service. There was only one formal night whilst we were on board where everyone dressed up in their finest and looking great. I know some people dislike this part of cruising but I think it shows the best in people that they participated in the spirit of days gone by sailing. Previsions were made for the guests that did not want to take part with service as normal in the Lido restaurant thought out the night. The entertainment on the ship is great from the shows to the singers and bands the whole ship rocks to the vibe of happy guests. The bar staff and waiters work tirelessly to ensure our glass is never empty and the good times flow. We had renovations about how much we would enjoy the whole experience of life at sea. Everyone in our party loved it and were asking when they could do it again. Book with confidence that you will have one of the best holidays you have ever had on board. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017

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