Having read all the previous contributors and reviews for this ship, i'm amazed at some of the remarks made.
Get a grip! this is not P & O, Cunnard or even Celebrity. It's the now Marella providing cruises at good value prices.
We have cruised many times previously but when we checked out the 'Canarian Flavours' itinerary along with its all inclusive plus gratuities ticket. We decided to give it a shot especially as it was on a fully refurbished R C vessel. What a brilliant decission we made.
Our de lux balcony cabin on deck could not be faulted nor could all the dining arrangements.
So far so good, but what about all the other aspects? Evening entertainment, top shows every night and in particular the Freddy Mercury tribute show had a full house rocking in the aisles and fully deserved the standing ovation. Terry Cotter a very funny comedian did two spots during the cruise, both entirely different shows and not a word of smut!
So no formal nights but the 'dress to impress' evening took me completely by surprise with about a third of the men attired in their best jacket and tie The women of course donned their best every night.
Being all inclusive cruise means that drinks are flowingwell into the early hours. So the many bars and venues are well patronised but, would we regard it as a 'booze cruise' or even 'butlins at sea' ? certainly not! just a full compliment of passengers obtaining wonderful value.
Would we cruise with Marella again? why of course we would.
Plenty of space, queen size comfortable bed, adequate facilities but no bath. plenty of hanging and sforage.