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2nd time this year on this ship, first time as a couple, this time with friends. Had 2 outside plus cabins on deck 5- right next to stairs and lifts- quite spacious and well looked after by cabin steward. We were a bit worried that we would be bothered with noise but no problems at all. Not the fanciest of ships but, on the whole, fine. Generally claean and tidy. There was an unpleasant smell at times down on deck 4 when getting on and off the ship but other than that no major complaints. We were pleased that the captain changed the itinerary to avoid bad weather - meant we had some good weather to explore places. Staff were generally very friendly and helpful. Excursions were well organised. The quality of the shows in the main theatre were excellent apart from the comedian who was woeful! It was a different comedian to the last trip in February but he, unfortunately, was just as bad as the last one. Marella need to have a look at this. We found the food in the main restaurant and the buffet to be very good- could always fine items we liked. I think the food was better than when we were on the ship in February. We upgraded to the premium drinks package as the basic one didn’t meet our needs. We found the range of drinks on the premium package very good although sometimes staff in the dining room had no idea which wines were on this and tried to give you the basic wines. More training needed here. Weather on this cruise was mixed and one afternoon a film (Bohemium Rhapsody - fantastic) was shown in the main theatre. I would like more of this type of daytime entertainment ( with adavance notice) especially when there is inclement weather. Our main complaint was that we didn’t arrive on board until around 9pm and left around 10am to go home thus really losing a days holiday. This, of course, is nothing to do with the ship but a flight time issue. Overall we had a great holiday and for a fairly good price. If you want a fancier/ newer ship book one of the newer Marella ships or one of the more upmarket ( pricier) cruise lines.

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Marella Dream Cruise Review by JDM1

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2nd time this year on this ship, first time as a couple, this time with friends. Had 2 outside plus cabins on deck 5- right next to stairs and lifts- quite spacious and well looked after by cabin steward. We were a bit worried that we would be bothered with noise but no problems at all. Not the fanciest of ships but, on the whole, fine. Generally claean and tidy. There was an unpleasant smell at times down on deck 4 when getting on and off the ship but other than that no major complaints.

We were pleased that the captain changed the itinerary to avoid bad weather - meant we had some good weather to explore places. Staff were generally very friendly and helpful. Excursions were well organised. The quality of the shows in the main theatre were excellent apart from the comedian who was woeful! It was a different comedian to the last trip in February but he, unfortunately, was just as bad as the last one. Marella need to have a look at this. We found the food in the main restaurant and the buffet to be very good- could always fine items we liked. I think the food was better than when we were on the ship in February. We upgraded to the premium drinks package as the basic one didn’t meet our needs. We found the range of drinks on the premium package very good although sometimes staff in the dining room had no idea which wines were on this and tried to give you the basic wines. More training needed here. Weather on this cruise was mixed and one afternoon a film (Bohemium Rhapsody - fantastic) was shown in the main theatre. I would like more of this type of daytime entertainment ( with adavance notice) especially when there is inclement weather.

Our main complaint was that we didn’t arrive on board until around 9pm and left around 10am to go home thus really losing a days holiday. This, of course, is nothing to do with the ship but a flight time issue. Overall we had a great holiday and for a fairly good price. If you want a fancier/ newer ship book one of the newer Marella ships or one of the more upmarket ( pricier) cruise lines.
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