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It was going to southern Spain and Gibraltar, wanted some warm weather and relaxation. Got cabin 5084, and got 7 days engine vibe, I was ok and eventually found that using my noise cancelling headphones so was my partner.... The food, crew and facilities were good, and the explorer lounge served the best coffee I have had afloat. The spoiler was the amount of smoking areas, apart from the lido on 9 the outside areas of the whole ship was smoking. You were constantly affected by the smell of cigarette smoke. As the back of the boat had multiple smoking areas you couldn't even sit and relax and take in a sail away. The entertainment was ok, not great but ok, very much local rep standard. Don't think I will be sailing marella again as the dream has soured me a bit mainly due to the poor smoking policy. I guess I'm not the target audience....

Good crew, not suitable for non smokers

Marella Dream Cruise Review by Slip210

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It was going to southern Spain and Gibraltar, wanted some warm weather and relaxation.

Got cabin 5084, and got 7 days engine vibe, I was ok and eventually found that using my noise cancelling headphones so was my partner....

The food, crew and facilities were good, and the explorer lounge served the best coffee I have had afloat.

The spoiler was the amount of smoking areas, apart from the lido on 9 the outside areas of the whole ship was smoking. You were constantly affected by the smell of cigarette smoke. As the back of the boat had multiple smoking areas you couldn't even sit and relax and take in a sail away.

The entertainment was ok, not great but ok, very much local rep standard.

Don't think I will be sailing marella again as the dream has soured me a bit mainly due to the poor smoking policy. I guess I'm not the target audience....
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Clean but dated and suffering engine vibe/noise. Never a stern cabin again!
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