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We booked this cruise a few weeks before departure and hadn't read any reviews until after we booked. Having read the negative reviews we approached the holiday with some trepidation, but these were unfounded. Don't be put off by the negative reviews! Embarkation and disembarkation was very straightforward. Our cabin (an outside + on deck 7) was clean and spacious and we had no issues with anything cabinwise. The food was good, we ate in the buffet for breakfast and in the Orion restaurant for our evening meals. You could choose to have a table to yourselves or opt to share and make new friends. The staff were attentive and did everything with a smile. We didn't go fully inclusive, but found the drinks to be reasonably priced. We enjoyed the entertainment, cruise director Taylor has a great team and kept us all entertained throughout the day with quizzes, mystery voices and game shows, as well as the shows in the theatre in the evenings, and there were different musical acts in the various bars, really enjoyed Sound Nation. Only went on one organised trip - a bike ride with Abraham, which we really enjoyed! Other than that we made our own way using local transport, although the trips seemed to be reasonably priced. On the sea day I had some treatments in the spa - loved the hot stone massage! It was a very friendly cruise Overall this cruise (Canarian Flavours) on the Marella Dream was great value for money! Wouldn't hesitate to book another cruise on the Marella Dream

Loved it!

Marella Dream Cruise Review by TeresaP123

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We booked this cruise a few weeks before departure and hadn't read any reviews until after we booked. Having read the negative reviews we approached the holiday with some trepidation, but these were unfounded. Don't be put off by the negative reviews!

Embarkation and disembarkation was very straightforward. Our cabin (an outside + on deck 7) was clean and spacious and we had no issues with anything cabinwise.

The food was good, we ate in the buffet for breakfast and in the Orion restaurant for our evening meals. You could choose to have a table to yourselves or opt to share and make new friends. The staff were attentive and did everything with a smile.

We didn't go fully inclusive, but found the drinks to be reasonably priced.

We enjoyed the entertainment, cruise director Taylor has a great team and kept us all entertained throughout the day with quizzes, mystery voices and game shows, as well as the shows in the theatre in the evenings, and there were different musical acts in the various bars, really enjoyed Sound Nation.

Only went on one organised trip - a bike ride with Abraham, which we really enjoyed! Other than that we made our own way using local transport, although the trips seemed to be reasonably priced.

On the sea day I had some treatments in the spa - loved the hot stone massage!

It was a very friendly cruise

Overall this cruise (Canarian Flavours) on the Marella Dream was great value for money! Wouldn't hesitate to book another cruise on the Marella Dream
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Cabin 7133
The cabin was lovely, clean and spacious.
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