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Well, where shall I start!

After a long flight and arriving at terminal, saw the ship and immediately was taken back by the drab look of the ship. As we started to board the guests who we're leaving as we were arriving looked miserable and one lady remarked it's not what they expected, which had us fearing the worse. We got to our cabin which to be fair wasn't too bad as we opted for an inside cabin. We went to explore the ship and knew straight away that it wasn't going to be upto the standard we have experienced on other liners. Entertainment was crap was sick of the same band day and night. The crew sung and danced every night, but was almost the same thing every night, they were like red coats at butlins, it was more like kids entertainment. Food! Again butlins queuing all the time and the food was dire. They hid flavoured yogurts, bananas and oranges, it was really budget food, who wants vindaloo, stews and curries on a Caribbean holiday? Deserts was none existent. There was no Caribbean atmosphere at all. Captain of the ship around 4.30pm every night bored us to death with his stupid long winded tails which you couldn't escape from not even to your room as the tv sound went off so you could hear him. Excursions where a rip off too, we went for the glass bottom reef tour, we saw a couple of pretty fish and a load of brown coral for £74 very disappointed.

If your thinking of going on the the Thomson Dream then please think again!

We have renamed the ship to Thomson Nightmare.

Butlins at sea

Marella Dream Cruise Review by 1303baglin

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Well, where shall I start!


After a long flight and arriving at terminal, saw the ship and immediately was taken back by the drab look of the ship. As we started to board the guests who we're leaving as we were arriving looked miserable and one lady remarked it's not what they expected, which had us fearing the worse. We got to our cabin which to be fair wasn't too bad as we opted for an inside cabin. We went to explore the ship and knew straight away that it wasn't going to be upto the standard we have experienced on other liners. Entertainment was crap was sick of the same band day and night. The crew sung and danced every night, but was almost the same thing every night, they were like red coats at butlins, it was more like kids entertainment. Food! Again butlins queuing all the time and the food was dire. They hid flavoured yogurts, bananas and oranges, it was really budget food, who wants vindaloo, stews and curries on a Caribbean holiday? Deserts was none existent. There was no Caribbean atmosphere at all. Captain of the ship around 4.30pm every night bored us to death with his stupid long winded tails which you couldn't escape from not even to your room as the tv sound went off so you could hear him. Excursions where a rip off too, we went for the glass bottom reef tour, we saw a couple of pretty fish and a load of brown coral for £74 very disappointed.


If your thinking of going on the the Thomson Dream then please think again!


We have renamed the ship to Thomson Nightmare.

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