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Retirement present for self and Husband. Never been on a cruise before, went with another couple who were seasoned at cruising. Staff on ship friendly, but lack of contact communication from Thompson reps, seemed to walk past the passengers without any communication. Cabin staff worked very hard, and keen to please, our. Cabin was on the outside, but spoiled by air conditioner and engine noise, and vibration at all times Fantastic food, available at any time Great not to have to worry about cash as all inclusive, but this lead to abuse of alcohol especially with youngsters. Great New Year Party organised. Despite an adults only pool, children were often the occupier of this facility. The ship did look dated and tired, but not too big which made getting about easy. Trips, especially the 4 x 4 into the mountains was a complete waste of money, -driver couldn't speak any English, and the entire journey was in silence, photo stop on way back for electric pylon!!- what is that about??- should have complained but just glad to get back to ship.Sight seeing trip in Dubai was also a disaster due to fog- in realty saw absolutely nothing- pity there was no provision when the trip organisers knew the weather was against what the aim was. Unsure if I would cruise again-didn't float my boat!

Not up to my expectation

Marella Celebration Cruise Review by Morag

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Retirement present for self and Husband. Never been on a cruise before, went with another couple who were seasoned at cruising.

Staff on ship friendly, but lack of contact communication from Thompson reps, seemed to walk past the passengers without any communication.

Cabin staff worked very hard, and keen to please, our. Cabin was on the outside, but spoiled by air conditioner and engine noise, and vibration at all times

Fantastic food, available at any time

Great not to have to worry about cash as all inclusive, but this lead to abuse of alcohol especially with youngsters.

Great New Year Party organised.

Despite an adults only pool, children were often the occupier of this facility.

The ship did look dated and tired, but not too big which made getting about easy.

Trips, especially the 4 x 4 into the mountains was a complete waste of money, -driver couldn't speak any English, and the entire journey was in silence, photo stop on way back for electric pylon!!- what is that about??- should have complained but just glad to get back to ship.Sight seeing trip in Dubai was also a disaster due to fog- in realty saw absolutely nothing- pity there was no provision when the trip organisers knew the weather was against what the aim was.

Unsure if I would cruise again-didn't float my boat!
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Cabin Review

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Outside cabin
Decent size, good cupboard and wardrobe space
Would have liked the beds together, as opposed to being on different walls of room
Bathroom area small, shower tiny, on occasions lack of hot water
Noisy ?air conditioning system or engines
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