• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
Marella Dream Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
1,170 Reviews

Fantastic Transatlantic Trip!

Marella Dream Cruise Review by weshpenguin

3 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2015
  • Destination: Transatlantic

What a great time we had on the Thomson Dream for the transatlantic cruise 'Beyond the Sunset'. We chose to embark in Gran Canaria, then enjoyed stops in La Gomera & Cape Verde before crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean.

I'll admit to having reservations about the 5 days at sea but 36 hours were shaved off this due to a medical emergency on bored. However the days went quickly & were enjoyable. We're not ones to join in with quizzes or games so can't comment on that - otherwise the entertainment was quite good.

The food was very good; we ate breakfast (when we wanted breakfast that is) & lunch in the self service Lido. Yes it could be busy - especially on sea days. But if there's a queue go & sit down, have a drink, read another chapter of your book, etc & the queue will be gone next time you look. In the evenings we ate in the Orion - we enjoyed the smaller, rear section of the restaurant & were ably attended to by Mario & Kumar most evenings. Not forgetting Tony the wine waiter with his endless bottles of red & white wine. We always found there to be plenty of choice in the Orion & enjoyed thoroughly whatever we ate.

The bars were very good; the bar staff on the whole very attentive with special mentions for Garnett & Girri up in the Lido Pool bar.

The ship was a perfect size for us. On the whole we had a fantastic, memorable time.


weshpenguin's Full Rating Summary
Cabin
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Shore Excursions
Service
Sign Up for Price Drop Alerts
Get tomorrow's price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Cabin Review

Cabin Outside plus Deck 5/6 6114

Great cabin. Mid ship so perfect location.

Ample storage space. Had small settee & chair with coffee table plus large (very comfy) double bed.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Previous ReviewNext Review
weshpenguin
1 Reviews Written
3 Helpful Votes
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

More Marella Dream Reviews





Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.