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Marella Celebration Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Exceeded expectations - Atlantic crossing

Marella Celebration Cruise Review by Suzelovescruising

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2018
  • Destination: the Caribbean

Don't be swayed by negative reviews, we've sailed with P&O, Fred Olsen etc and were a little dubious about this ship but decided to go with it as the itinerary for the caribbean suited us perfectly plus we prefer the smaller ships. Admittedly on embarking the Celebration first impression weren't brilliant but all I can say is the ship's ambience and charm grows on you not to mention the crew.....

Our spacious cabin on deck 1 was great - large double bed, double wardrobes (30 rigid hangers), tea/coffee facilities, hairdryer, more drawers than we could fill, flat screen tv with SKY sports/news , the usual small but manageable bathroom and the most wonderful cabin steward (Aris).

The entire ship is kept absolutely spotless by the attentive crew including the outside deck areas which were cleaned overnight. The food was absolutely fine with several dining options, We loved the Meridian restaurant, open dining meant that we chose to sit with fellow passengers, meeting different people each evening - speed dating at sea!!. Drinks and wine packages available were very reasonably priced (if not on the all inclusive option) and we loved the coffee pot for our daily Lavazza fix with cake.

I was a bit anxious about the atlantic crossing but the communication, visibility and professionalism of the captain and the officers put me at ease. Excellent Cruise Director who provided a variety of daytime enrichment opportunities - learn to dance, join a choir, murder mystery, quiz, bingo, table tennis, line dancing etc...we really wish we'd got off our sunbed and engaged more! Entertainment options were great and the live music provided in all bar areas was wonderful. Two form​al nights held whilst we were on board, one with drinks and the opportunity to meet the captain.

Would say this ship is better suited to adults given it's size.....All in all this ship and crew far exceeded all our expectations and we will most definitely return.

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