11 Marella Cruises Marella Celebration Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean from Dubrovnik

Just returned from this cruise. We booked this for several reasons, a late cruise, visiting Sicily and Kefalonia, adults only, all on the fabulous Celebration, in my opinion, Thomson’s/Marella’s best ship. The ships specification is ... Read More
Just returned from this cruise. We booked this for several reasons, a late cruise, visiting Sicily and Kefalonia, adults only, all on the fabulous Celebration, in my opinion, Thomson’s/Marella’s best ship. The ships specification is well documented on the Internet so I won’t go into the details, suffice to say, the food, entertainment, information, cabin service, bar service and so on were all of a very high standard. The pre-booked excursion tickets were waiting for us in our cabin on embarkation and the embarkation and disembarkation procedures were incredibly slick, including the experience of parting with your luggage at East Midlands airport and not seeing it again until it arrived outside your cabin, without having to collect it at Dubrovnik airport. The same procedure (in reverse of course) on the return home. That’s progress. I few points about the ports of call. Messina, Sicily - a nice place but not a lot to do if you arrive on a Sunday so it may be worth booking a trip. Argostoli, Kefalonia - again, a pretty town but a bit sleepy. Worth having a walk along the front and across the causeway (which leads to the other side of the bay). Igoumenitsa, Greece - this is a port town, with ferries to Corfu and beyond. It has little historical interest. The Marella map shows a castle but all we found was a church, something that may have been lost in the translation? We actually booked a tour to Nekromanteio which is steeped in Greek mythology if you like that sort of thing, then onto the postcard-perfect village of Parga, and it really is very pretty. Not enough for us for a whole day but a couple of hours is perfect to climb up to the castle and take in the views. Kotor, Montenegro - this is a quaint but bustling town. Check beforehand how many ships are in on the day and it will give you an idea as to how busy it will be. There are loads of options for tours, including private taxi’s and hop-on, hop-off busses. As we had been before we did our own thing. I took on the challenge of climbing up to the fortress Castle of San Giovanni, approximately 1,200 metres high and approximately 1,350 steps to climb to reach the castle. €8 for the privilege and it is a seriously long climb, over uneven (and sometimes missing) stone steps, or, in parts, a steep slope. The view at the top is fantastic and worth the pull on your calf muscles and hamstrings for the next couple of days. In general, as we went in October, the on shore tour options may not all have been present as this is right at the end of the season. If you go earlier in the year, there may be more available. In summary, this is not an itinerary that jumps out at you. The is no “Venice” or Barcelona”, but the cruise does visit some quaint, pretty and interesting places, many with stunning scenery (the bay of Kotor in particular). Couple this up with the magnificent Celebration cruise ship and add in the food, drinks, entertainment, the attentive, hard working staff and being able to meet like minded people, this all equates to a complete cruise experience. I would wholeheartedly recommend this cruise to any prospective cruiser. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
This was our first non-Disney cruise so we were not sure what to expect with regard to the differences between TUI and Disney. Overall we really enjoyed the experience both on the ship and at the ports of call. The Good... The ... Read More
This was our first non-Disney cruise so we were not sure what to expect with regard to the differences between TUI and Disney. Overall we really enjoyed the experience both on the ship and at the ports of call. The Good... The staff on board were all excellent and friendly. This ranged from service staff in the restaurants, the cabin stewards and the entertainment team... not a bad encounter during the whole trip! The ship was kept clean and tidy the entire time, including the restaurant areas and lounges. There was never a stack of empty glasses or litter left around. We chose to eat in the Lido Restaurant rather than the Meridian as we prefer a more relaxed atmosphere and the menus seemed to be the same but a buffet rather than table service. The food itself was very good with lots of variety and choice every day. Food was available from 6am through to around 2am so there was always plenty of opportunity to fit in a snack or three. There was a good choice of on-board entertainment to choose from. There were musical and comedy shows in the Broadway Lounge every night and quizzes, games and bingo in other venues throughout the day. Plenty to keep the guests engaged. We went on a shore excursion at each port of call and found the logistics of them to be very well organised. We will say more about the trips themselves a little later... The cabins we had were much better than we were expecting. They had plenty of space and lots of storage. The Bad... The Celebration itself is a small and rather old ship and it is starting to show. There was a constant vibration running throughout the ship even when docked in port that was very noticeable. Sometimes this vibration was enough to rattle glasses and make the stage lights swing, so it isn't a small problem. The deck areas were packed full of sunbeds, sometimes to the point of being a pain to get past, especially if guests were not being particularly considerate of others. In our cabins, the fridge wasn’t actually a fridge, but a box that sort of tried to keep things cold. It didn’t work very well. There could also be more power outlets in the cabins. One socket might have been sufficient 30 years ago when the Celebration was built but it’s far from adequate these days. Additional costs. This was particularly annoying as until we got onto the ship we had no idea that soft drinks were not included (even with meals). We booked as Full Board so was expecting a little more choice than Tea, Coffee or Water, but that is all we could have. There was an option to upgrade to the 'All Inclusive' drinks package at a cost of £200 per person for the week. This would have included soft drinks, but as we are not drinkers of Beer or Spirits it would have been an extremely expensive option. There was no option of a 'soft drinks' package. We also heard a lot of people who had purchased the all-inclusive drinks package complaining that not all of the drinks were included! There was another 'Premium' package that they could upgrade to for another £50 extra per person. Amazingly, this ALSO did not include every drink available on board, many had additional surcharges. It was all very confusing and annoying, as guests are not made aware of this before check in. This also meant that many drinks had various possible prices - full price, all-inclusive surcharge price and premium surcharge price. For example; a 200ml glass of Coke (but mostly ice) was £1.20, but is included in the all-inclusive package. A 330ml can of Coke was £1.90 but if you had the all-inclusive package, it was still an additional £1.00. Not very all-inclusive or straightforward!! If you wanted a steak meal in the ‘included in your full board’ restaurant, it was yet another additional charge. £9.95 this time. Wifi? £8 per hour! Want to use the safe in your cabin? £15 for the week. It was extremely annoying. General availability of information was a problem. We found that TUI were very bad at letting us know what to expect. They provide a service where once you drop your cases at the airport you don’t see them again until you get to your cabin. This is useful, but we didn't know about this until we were in the check-in line at the airport and were handed a label to put on our case by a TUI rep. Handy, but if we had anything in our cases that we wanted to use when we got to Dubrovnik before we got on the ship we would have been out of luck. We found the same with the shore excursions. For a start we had to Google how to book them as it isn't on the same web page as the cruise booking and nowhere had a link to the excursions sites. Once on board we found trips could be booked there, but many were sold out already and once again, we were not informed. The descriptions of the trip were also rather vague and in retrospect a bit misleading at times. For example on the Kefalonia Highlights trip in Argostoli, the tour we booked advertised "Next, it’s time for a visit to the island’s most photographed stretch of sand, Myrtos Beach. This mile-and-a-half-long curve of white pebbles is the setting for several scenes of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin." We carried around a bag with towels and swimming gear in all day only to find that this visit was a 2 minute stop at the top of a cliff to look down at the beach and take a picture. This particular tour was not a good pick due to the amount of time spent on the bus. In a five hour tour we had 20 minutes in a row boat (which to be fair was amazing) and 1 hour in a town called Fiskardo. It was very picturesque but we had no time to enjoy it before we had to head back to the coach. A couple of the tours we went on also had some very intense bouts of walking, either due to steep climbs or quick tour guides that had to be followed. This wasn't a problem for our group, but I would guess 75% of the guests on these tours were elderly and many had mobility issues. On one tour several people stayed on the coach as they couldn't do the walk to the Greek Ruins in Igoumenitsa. This could have been avoided by more information being given at the time of booking. In conclusion... We really enjoyed the trip but would not travel on the Celebration again, mostly due to the constant rumble and vibration being very off putting. We would also be hesitant about booking with TUI again due to the stream of additional charges and lack of provided information. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
we chose the cruise for the itinary also because we love the celebration the ship is very clean a bit tired but you wouldnt notice the staff are brilliant always smiling and helpful the cabin we had a suite was spotless and rohman our ... Read More
we chose the cruise for the itinary also because we love the celebration the ship is very clean a bit tired but you wouldnt notice the staff are brilliant always smiling and helpful the cabin we had a suite was spotless and rohman our steward was very good and always had a smile for us the food is excellent as always the dining room waiters oung and alwyn were lovely and looked after us so well we sat at their table the whole fortnight wasnt impressed with the showteam they seemed to do a lot of screeching but all the others were good the horizans team was very good also the liberties team were very good we have been on four times now and have always enjoyed it and had fun we will book again hopefully next year if the itinary is what we want the dreamliner plane was superb Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Price was good and all the destinations were places we had never visited before. We had a previous cruise on The Dream 5 years ago and it was brilliant. Ship lovely ,clean and so well organized. Melvin our cabin stewart did ... Read More
Price was good and all the destinations were places we had never visited before. We had a previous cruise on The Dream 5 years ago and it was brilliant. Ship lovely ,clean and so well organized. Melvin our cabin stewart did everything he could to keep our cabin perfect. Not a crease in the sheets. Night wear folded perfectly and lovely towel sculptures every day. Brill and so so friendly and always happy. The dining is brilliant. In the main restaurant the staff can not do enough to please. They work so hard and long hours. Always clean,smart and the food is like eating in a 5 star restaurant . The self service is just as top class, no complaints at all.The same can be said in the bars. All the staff are so efficient ,friendly and all seem happy in their jobs. Entertainment is also top class and although some games etc. may sound silly we had lots of laughs. Loved Debrovnik which we did ourselves but very busy with tourists. Greek main land had a lot of graffiti and rubbish and trip to canal and ruins was rushed, No time for drink to cool us down. Enjoyed bike ride in Itea which was brilliant and the rest of my party did Itea and Delphi themselves ,also good but Itea also had a lot of graffiti and rubbish when not on the front. Loved Montenegro the most beautiful place I have visited and the trip was brilliant too . Very clean and peaceful place. Corfu we also did ourselves but also a lot of graffiti and litter. Cruising is brilliant if you havn't already tried it have a go. We spoke to a lot of people who have been on other companies ships and they prefer Thompsons smaller ships as too much queuing in the bigger ships and too big to fin their way around if only on for a week. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Excellent cruise from start to finish, easy check in, we had an inside cabin on deck 3 which was fine, kept spotlessly clean. Great choice of food, tended to eat in the Meridian restaurant most evenings but tried the Kora La one evening ... Read More
Excellent cruise from start to finish, easy check in, we had an inside cabin on deck 3 which was fine, kept spotlessly clean. Great choice of food, tended to eat in the Meridian restaurant most evenings but tried the Kora La one evening which was lovely. The entertainment was excellent, a different show every night. The comedian was a bit rubbish though! The gameshows in the Libertys lounge were good fun, Holly the senior entertainment host was excellent, very funny and entertaining. The ports of call were delightful, especially Korcula and Venice. Yes the ship is a bit old and rattly but this is made up by the friendly family feel, we were at the front of the ship so had some anchor noise in the morning lasting for approx 30 minutes although it is possible to request a cabin for a small charge. All the waiters were friendly and polite. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
As a family for my parents 25th Anniversary earlier this year, we decided to choose a cruise as our holiday. We have never cruised before but my parents always wanted to try it. We were recommended a Thomson Cruise as it is seen as more of ... Read More
As a family for my parents 25th Anniversary earlier this year, we decided to choose a cruise as our holiday. We have never cruised before but my parents always wanted to try it. We were recommended a Thomson Cruise as it is seen as more of a relaxed cruise and less formal and intense as others (in regards to the size of the ship). The words we were told by the travel agent were "its an easy way to start cruising as its basically a Thomson hotel, but floating". We were satisfied with this as we had been to many Thomson hotels before and enjoyed them. We cruised on the "Grecian Legends" itinerary, we flew from Bristol to Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik was spectacular a gorgeous place and has urged me to book a holiday there. We had the day we arrived on the ship and they day after in Dubrovnik, so plenty of time to see it. We then moved on to the port of Corinth, we were highly disappointed the whole place seemed derelict, we didn't book excursions as they are really expensive through Thomson, but then we found out that as were docking in "Corinth for Athens" that Athens was an hours drive away - this was not advertised properly! We then docked in Itea for Delphi, we found a bus that took us to the top of the mountains to Delphi which cost 2 euros up and 2 euros back - well worth the money and the views are spectacular. We then docked in Corfu Town, this was a lovely place and felt like "real" Greece, in the sense of the shops, markets, forts and tavernas around. This was a lovely place to see. The last stop was Kotor, Montenegro - WOW a gorgeous place to visit walking around the old town, would even consider a holiday here too. We were new to the whole experience, leaving our luggage in Bristol airport and not seeing it for many hours later was great in a sense that they did it for us but when you land in a hot country and want to get changed and freshen up - you can't because you have to wait for them to deliver your luggage. This was the same with the return journey as much as it is very helpful that they sort your luggage out for you and we pick it up back up in Bristol, it was pretty frustrating that we had to leave our luggage outside our cabins the night before resulting in us leaving toiletries that were needed for the morning on the ship as they were too much for hand luggage. When we arrived at our rooms we were disappointed, they were clean and well furnished but they were L shaped rooms. We were on the lowest deck as we hadn't pre-booked our rooms, it was just luck what we got along with many other travelers. The rooms were not what we were told we were getting or what we expected. We had spoken about a double room and the travel agent had said that is what we would have and we also put in a request for a porthole room, but we didn't have that either. Straight away we visited reception whilst people were still checking in, and explained our situation she had said everyone had been "allocated rooms" so i requested to be moved before everyone had checked in but this couldn't happen as they were travelling at full capacity but not everyone was checked in, the lady did not seem overly helpful. I requested to speak to a manager and she said she is busy you will have to wait until this evening. Eventually we spoke to the manager and she couldn't resolve the issue either. We were stuck with a very claustrophobic room, with 2 single beds in an L shape, it felt like a child's room. In the cabin they provide "clean white towels" when needed, however personally i'd call them grey. The housekeeping staff do an excellent job all week to keep the cabin clean, can not fault the staff. The restaurants were lovely, food on the go 24/7! This was a great feature of the ship, the food. There was the Lido restaurant which was buffet style in which there was always something different available, i personally loved the afternoon tea part of the buffet in between meals. The waiter service all inclusive restaurant was lovely but as it was fine dining the portions were small. Entertainment was constant - almost got too much by the end of the week throughout the day but cant fault it, a fab Thomson crew. The evening entertainment in the Broadway lounge was fantastic!! The whole cast, were west end worthy. Overall, the ship isn't up to scratch even though the staff seem to working around the clock to keep it "Ship shape" just little details like the tiles were falling off around the pool whilst you were in it. I would cruise again, but not sure I would Thomson cruise again. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Well this was our very 1st cruise & will definitely be our last. We didn't have any expectations of this holiday it was one that I hadn't looked up researched "trip advisor" trawled. Our cabin (0082 on the 8th deck) ... Read More
Well this was our very 1st cruise & will definitely be our last. We didn't have any expectations of this holiday it was one that I hadn't looked up researched "trip advisor" trawled. Our cabin (0082 on the 8th deck) was nice light and spacious, the room is located on the deck with the lifeboats but our window had the gap so we had a good view. The ship feels a little dated inside and outside, but it is over 30 years old so expected? We found the whole experience very restrictive and over crowded, the whole time on ship I only managed to get a sun lounger once as everyone pops out at 7am and puts their towels on their desired lounger and leaves them on for the duration of the day! not once were any of the towels removed so not everyone can enjoy a bit of sunbathing? the pools are very small and over crowded. The toilets on this cruise were constantly blocked and I'm just thanking my lucky stars there wasn't the same norovirus outbreak as there was a couple of weeks previous as the ship seemed to do little to sort them out? they were blocked on different levels tor waiting about then cruising will not be for you? we did do the venice trip which was brilliant, we also did the PARENZANA train tour at a cost of 51 euro's each, it was the worst day there i can not believe they have this as a tour! the "TRAIN" is actually a nissan cladded to look like a train which pulls 3 trailers full of people through some lovely countryside most of which you can't see! Thomson are very crafty how they have taken the photo of the train and many were disappointed on arrival as they thought it was a real train they were boarding??? our carriage may as well not have had any wheels at all the noise throughout was horrendous !!! and when we got back many said the town/port was beautiful so not enough information given on the trips. Our last day was Bar in Montenegro the town/port is extremely industrial and unattractive why Thomson don't stress this to encourage the day trips here i'll never know, we had an hour or so off ship which was a day wasted in our opinion but I appreciate we are not all the same just my personal view. I was glad to get off ship the only two good things about our holiday was the food and the staff. Cruising just wasn't for us.he whole 7 days we were on board and finding a toilet to use that wasn't blocked became the talk of the ship! The food was just brilliant and the service was 5* too we couldn't fault either of them, and the cleanliness of our room was second to none throughout the whole stay, we met many people who had done lots of cruises and the majority of them go again and again, but if like us you like to do what you want when you want with no restrictions Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Having reluctantly returned home from Celebration yesterday, my review is: Flights and transfers to/from ship = excellent. As part of his, seamless luggage transfers too after leaving them at Manchester to the ship, and vice versa. Room on ... Read More
Having reluctantly returned home from Celebration yesterday, my review is: Flights and transfers to/from ship = excellent. As part of his, seamless luggage transfers too after leaving them at Manchester to the ship, and vice versa. Room on deck 3 = excellent. Regularly turned down and room cleaned several times per day by Aldrin. Food in both meridian and lido = excellent. Service was comparable too. This applied to all 3 specialist restaurants too. The staff = excellent. All of them couldn't do enough to help. Entertainment by show team = excellent. Superb talent, dedication and passion. Excursions = very good. Only gripe here was beach transfer on island of Corfu. This is sandy yes, but in the water, slippery rocks, which then turns back to sand out in the water. The beach itself was very nice. People/fellow passengers = very good. The whole majority of people we're very nice, with the odd minority of aspirants turning their noses up just to say they'd been on a cruise. My other main gripe was hearing people having a moan about the standard of entertainment saying they're not west end style performers, and comparing to other larger cruise lines. Those performers gave their all, and deserve respect. I don't even think some west end musicians could fuse four songs together (musicals night) and make it work. If you want west end, then pay more and go with more pretentious cruise lines. And lastly, the dreaded sunded. If you're not going to use them, don't put towels on them. I was going to be taking them off, but my wife unfortunately spoke reason to me. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
the ship is good and spacious lots of little areas to enjoy, the cabins where an OK size and the food was really good the only problem i had was with the omelette station i tried ordering what i wanted in it but always get something ... Read More
the ship is good and spacious lots of little areas to enjoy, the cabins where an OK size and the food was really good the only problem i had was with the omelette station i tried ordering what i wanted in it but always get something different, so i gave up in the end and i am also a big fan of pancakes ( crepes ) but to my surprise they didn't do them, the entertainment staff where very good. The cruise it self was very interesting as in the places you visit The only draw back was the toilets, there wasn't many and a lot of the time they where out of order so you found that the ones that where working you was queuing for a long time the main dining room was very comfortable and the waiter service was good but didn't use it much as i prefer buffet styl Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Came back yesterday from visiting Croatia, Montenegro, Italy, Malta and Sicily. The holiday commenced with a good start at Birmingham airport as we went to the cruise line desk and our cases had our cabin number lables secured to our ... Read More
Came back yesterday from visiting Croatia, Montenegro, Italy, Malta and Sicily. The holiday commenced with a good start at Birmingham airport as we went to the cruise line desk and our cases had our cabin number lables secured to our cases, we next saw our cases again after we arrived in our cabins. The celebration cabins are nice and comfortable, we upgraded and had a deluxe cabin on the 6th deck, it was just like a 5 star hotel room with a queens size bed, two full length built in wardrobes, built in dressing table with mirror and drawers. We had en suite bathroom with shower over the bath. You also have a steward who looks after your cabin and each night turns down the bed and leaves a chocolate on each pillow and also does towel art. There are 5 restaurant's with three are A La Carte, One restaurant is a self service where you can help yourself and one is waiter service. The A La Carte restaurant's are good, we ate at two of them being the Mistral and the Stones restaurant's and these had to be booked in advance.The food in each of these are good. The Stones one, you cook the food yourself on hot lava stones which is good fun and is outside.The ship also has a coffee lounge where you can get coffee and cakes. We were all inclusive and had the drinks package which is excellent and saved us a lot of money as it was also included in our holiday package price. The ship has a show lounge and the shows each night are different and very good and of a professional standard. You get a news letter every night that tells you the port you go to next, the time you arrive and the time the ship sails, it gives you the entire ships program of events and entertainment. The ship also has some laundry rooms where you can wash and also iron and you can also pay and have some washing done but they do not iron it for you, it comes back dry and folded. This costs £12.95 per bag. Duty free shops are also on board ship with various offers each night and these offers shows on the news letter. We pre booked our excursions online, We went on a panoramic tour of Malta and visited a fishing village that had an outdoor market selling local products and souvenirs and saw the blue grotto that was nice, the next day we went to Sicily and did a tour of Taomina, this is a lovely town in the hills with views of mount Etna, the trip says 4.5 hours but by the time you get there and the guide has taken you to the amplitheatre and given you various information along the way to the amplitheatre you then only had 55 minuets free time that is not long enough for such a beautiful village, we were later advised by another guest that it is better to get a taxi at the port with other guests as they had 2 hours in Taomina to look around. We next went to Brindisi and took the Ostini and wine tour, this is not as advertised as the wine tasting is a visit to a olive farm with a little food and one very small cup(not glass) of wine and Ostini is pretty but compact and you only had 20mins free time, the tour was that bad that a lot of guests complained and we were all refunded 30% of the excursion price. We next went to Kotor in Montenegro, a lovely town and we did the Highlights tour, this is very good, you go through the mountains to a village with excellent views of the mountains and coast as you go to the village in the mountains, here you are given a light snack of local produce and you can have either beer, wine or can of pop. You then go onto Budva and you have about one hour free time, nice excursion. After the excursion here we had a little time to go and look at Kotor. Next stop was Hvar, again a lovely Island and you had a tender to shore for this. We did an excursion that took you to the old capital of Hvar which is very pretty and again you had a snack of local produce and wine tasting that was two glasses of wine being white and red, you also had some free time there and stops at beauty spots with a panoramic stop of the town of Hvar, After the excursion there is time for you to look around Hvar town. The day you return to the UK is relaxing as you pack your case the night before and put your case outside your cabin before you go to bed but before 3am, this is then collected from outside your cabin and you do not see it again until you reach your home airport, all you do at Dubrovnik airport is go straight through security and to the departure lounge to await your flight. The weather on our cruise was excellent, very hot even on the day when you are at sea. The captains formal evening is very good and most enjoyable. The staff on board are very friendly and helpful and make you feel welcome. All in all we have had a really good holiday and we will book another cruise with Thomson holidays again. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
This was our second cruise and was chosen for the destinations not the ship. We have previously sailed on the Dream. The Celebration, we thought, was just as nice. Check in at Glasgow was great and we next saw our cases in our cabin ... Read More
This was our second cruise and was chosen for the destinations not the ship. We have previously sailed on the Dream. The Celebration, we thought, was just as nice. Check in at Glasgow was great and we next saw our cases in our cabin about 20 minutes after arriving onboard. Our cabin was 716 Deck 2 with a porthole. It was a very large cabin with separate beds which couldn't be moved but that wasn't an issue. The cabin was kept spotless by Mircea and we were treated to lots of towel art throughout the cruise and pillow chocolates each night. He seemed to work every day for the 2 weeks! The only problem with the cabin was noise from docking early in the mornings as it was just beside the gangway. All the staff were polite, courteous and helpful during the cruise. We had breakfast on the Lido and I loved my fresh omelettes from Leo every morning! Most days we had lunch there too and loved the paninis! We went to the Meridian for our evening meals, again could not fault the food. We liked a table for 2 but sometimes had to wait for a bit but on our second week were invited to join a table of 4 lovely friendly people from Airdrie who all made us very welcome. The excellent waiters were Ronaldo, Malcos and Benjamin (wine) all remembering everyone's preferences. We enjoyed all the shows which were very professional and also heard a funny comedian (not really my thing usually). Our preferred sun deck was 10 as it was more open than 9 so got a slight breeze. It was great having a mini bar and water cooler on sun deck 9 as it was so hot! Sometimes I went down to the shade on deck 6 though! All the stops were beautiful especially Kotor and the water so blue. Loved Croatia. We were lucky to see a pod of dolphins leaping in and out the water on one of our nightly walks round the promenade deck. We did 2 trips - Blue Grotto in Malta - was quite good but if we had known about the hop on/hop off bus we might have chosen that instead. and Mount Etna which was a long drive but interesting. We had a day in Dubrovnik in the middle and walked the walls - lovely views but very hot! Would do a city break to Dubrovnik in the future. The towns were all so clean compared to home. Last night we put our cases outside the cabin and collected them in Glasgow. Excellent! Long queues in Dubrovnik and Glasgow for security but we were expecting that. All in all, this was a lovely cruise and the Celebration is old but still a nice ship to cruise on. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Marella Celebration Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.5 3.8
Dining 4.0 4.0
Entertainment 4.0 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 3.0 3.5
Family 3.0 3.5
Shore Excursion 4.5 3.6
Enrichment N/A 3.3
Service 5.0 4.4
Value For Money 4.0 3.7
Rates 4.0 3.9

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