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Marella Celebration Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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1st cruise

Marella Celebration Cruise Review by Tigseoul

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2016
  • Destination: the Caribbean

This was our first cruise and first time to the Careibran. As other reviews state the Celebration is a little faded, but saying that it was lovely to be on a 'proper ship' and the fact that it was small meant that it was very friendly. All the staff were extremely efficient and friendly.

The journey from Birmingham to Barbados was completely stress-free and seamless. No queues at the airport as your baggage is taken off you at a separate desk and you dont see it again until its in cabin cabin. The cabin itself on 3/4 deck had two single beds and although it was well-equipped and had tea/coffee making facilities the beds were not very comfortable. If I was going again I would pay the extra to have a deluxe cabin. Food on the whole very good. Always plenty of choice in the Lido which was self-service for breakfast and lunch. We had evening meals in thr Meridian as it was nice to dress up and have waiter service but, be warned, food in here was sometImes a bit hit and miss. Still for 4 courses there wasn't really anything to complain about.

Entertainment in the Broadway very good and there was always something going on during the day if you stayed on board but also there were plenty of sundecks around if you wanted to get away from it all. There was also always alternative entermainment in The Horizon, Liberties where you could dance and Hemmingways. Loved the coffee shop too.

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Cabin Outside with porthole window 417

Well equipped but two single beds which were very uncomfortable. Ok for one week but by week two we were felling claustrophic.

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This was the prettiest and smallest island and also you're straight off the tender boat and onto the beach so no touts around....

St. Kitts (Port Zante)

We took a tour of the island with one of the touts (George) a very knowledgeable rastafarian who was so laid back he nearly fell over...he drove us round the island and stopped to talk about the historical bits and then dropped us at a lovely beach for a couple of hours. It was 40$ for four of us...much better value than the ship excursions.

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