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The ship itself THOMSON DREAM was a great size, easy to find your way about. The ship could do with a little touch up here and there but everywhere was always clean and tidy. Excellent theater and bars in and around main deck also quieter areas for relaxation. Dream bar staff and waiters very good ,fast and efficient. The main dining room was supported by three specialty dining experiences and excellent dining options on outside and inside decks.The meals served in all places were first class, especially in the main dining room. The waiters and the supporting staff are fantastic and very professional,and above all very friendly and helpful. The cabin stewards work very hard to keep your rooms in tip top order,they were always available when needed and nothing was to much to ask of them. The staff who entertain you are some of the best i have ever encountered, they could all sing and dance to a very high degree. One of the down sides is the drinks package, there are very few brand labels that are available with out paying a subsidy.We mainly drank cocktails,latte coffee and wine. We were far better off financially doing the drinks package and we are not heavy drinkers. The trips offered on board to some of the destinations of interest were a bit expensive. Overall the tours were interesting and well run. On a personnel matter the flight out of Newcastle on a 6 week old dream liner was a nightmare. Three and a half hours out the plane had a technical fault, we had to return to Gatwick Airport. That was now seven hours and we were back in the UK.Four hours in airport and not much information passed to the passengers. Another nine and a half hour flight to our destination, got to bed at five am. We had a great holiday and will certainly cruise again with Thomson.

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Marella Dream Cruise Review by malc999

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The ship itself THOMSON DREAM was a great size, easy to find your way about.

The ship could do with a little touch up here and there but everywhere was always clean and tidy. Excellent theater and bars in and around main deck also quieter areas for relaxation.

Dream bar staff and waiters very good ,fast and efficient.

The main dining room was supported by three specialty dining experiences and excellent dining options on outside and inside decks.The meals served in all places were first class, especially in the main dining room.

The waiters and the supporting staff are fantastic and very professional,and above all very friendly and helpful.

The cabin stewards work very hard to keep your rooms in tip top order,they were always available when needed and nothing was to much to ask of them.

The staff who entertain you are some of the best i have ever encountered, they could all sing and dance to a very high degree.

One of the down sides is the drinks package, there are very few brand labels that are available with out paying a subsidy.We mainly drank cocktails,latte coffee and wine.

We were far better off financially doing the drinks package and we are not heavy drinkers.

The trips offered on board to some of the destinations of interest were a bit expensive.

Overall the tours were interesting and well run.

On a personnel matter the flight out of Newcastle on a 6 week old dream liner was a nightmare. Three and a half hours out the plane had a technical fault, we had to return to Gatwick Airport. That was now seven hours and we were back in the UK.Four hours in airport and not much information passed to the passengers. Another nine and a half hour flight to our destination, got to bed at five am.

We had a great holiday and will certainly cruise again with Thomson.
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