We chose this cruise as a bit of an experiment to see if we would like the kind of package provided. Price was good itinerary interesting and we thought why not? Good news is we are now avidly going through future cruise options with Marella who have just surpassed all the others as a favourite cruise line
Reason? we liked informality, the genuine nature of the goodwill from all the staff and the relaxed feeling of fun that pervades everything. We were a little concerned that the ubiquitous all-inclusive drinks might create a Laddish or Hennish atmosphere. However this was not the case at all. Instead, the relaxed atmosphere really made the cruise one to remember.
Okay maybe food didn’t quite match the heights we have experienced with other providers, but the friendliness of the staff and the like-minded passengers made dining a real pleasure supported by a more relaxed nature of the dress code. The ship felt younger even though many of the cruisers clearly weren’t.