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Marella Dream Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Sweet dreams on the Thomson Dream

Marella Dream Cruise Review by Music-Man

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2015
  • Destination: the Caribbean

This was our first cruise and we wanted warm climate, good atmosphere, friendly travellers and a relaxing environment. After researching various cruise destinations, packages and value for money, Thomson Cruises came out top in all fields. We then read all the feedback from other traveller's only to discover that many were return voyager's who had done several cruises on various ships and returned to the Dream for it's friendliness, professionalism, helpfulness of staff and great atmosphere.

All these factors helped to convince us to do this cruise. It was the best money we ever spent on a holiday and I can't believe we never did a cruise before.

Embarkation was quick and efficient. Within 6 minutes we were processed and heading to our cabin. The cabin was clean and fairly spacious, I was half expecting it to be cramped so I was pleasantly surprised. There was an information pack in our cabin with the name of who was allocated to look after our cabin during our cruise, activities for the day and the name of our next port of call. Each day you had a news letter with all the timings for activities, arrival time in port, departure time and port excursions available at your destinations. The Thomson Dream is a decent sized ship and well maintained, the crew and staff are very courteous, helpful and always cheerful. The quality of the food was excellent.

The entertainment is of a professional standard and varied.. During the days at sea you are never short of activities that the staff organise, or you can just opt to laze by the pools or on the sun deck's.

You can pre-book your excursion's before leaving the UK to join your cruise if you so wish, or choose to book once on board, the choice is entirely yours.

Within a week of our return, we had booked our 2016 cruise on the Thomson Dream again.

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Cabin Review

Cabin Outside Cabin 5088

Well maintained, clean and comfortable. My only critic is the bathroom layout in some are a little awkward, but as you are only using it to wash and shower it's not a problem.

We had an outside cabin so we could see out to sea. The cabins are equipped with TV, safe deposit box, and some include a fridge like ours did. For this reason we have booked the same room again.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


We did our own thing here and just went for a walk around the town. A friendly, bustling place with all the trappings for tourist who do the norm.

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