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Marella Dream Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Our First Real Cruise

Review for Marella Dream to the Mediterranean
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Duston Pirates
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Apr 2017

We approached this cruise with some trepidation. We had done the Bay of Biscay a couple of times in rough weather on the big car ferries so no problem there. But we had not used Thomson flights or holidays for some ten years following a dispute over flight seats. (On a holiday to Egypt we did not get the allocated seats we had paid for in advance)

The flight turned out to be alright but the registration in the terminal at Malaga was a shambles. A two hour queue before we got on the ship. We had an outside plus cabin midships on deck seven which we thought was very good until we woke up on day two to find no heating in the cabin. That day in Cartergena was cold and wet. It was finally solved on day three after breakfast,it was at this point we started to relax and enjoy ourselves.

We dined in the Orion Waiter Service Restaurant for breakfast and dinner,we found it very pleasant away from the queues and jostling in the buffet restaurants and helpful to be able to resist the urge to top up your plates. We preferred a table for four as we found we met with nice and interesting people. Any table with more seats ran the risk of meeting the cruise bores, (we've been on thirty or more cruises)- to be avoided at all cost.

Cabin Review

Cabin Outside plus

A good size well laid out cabin,everything worked (when the heating was sorted). Nice bathroom with bath and shower. Hair dryer was good and a spacious hand basin unit.

A large window to sea and a comfortable queen size bed.

A flat screen TV displayed the view from the bridge and another channel showed the ship's position. Another played the ship's safety channel.

Further channels included The pathetic BBC World News that didn't show much news.

Luckily you also get Sky News and a few other english language channels

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