We wanted to visit Dubai. The ship. The crew. The food. The entertainment all very good. It he itinerary had Beeb changed about a week before departure and we were not notified.we would finish in Oman. Then on our penultimate day travel by free bus to Dubai.
But due to medical emergencies the ship diverted , delaying our arrival in Oman by 24 hours. So we didn't get to see Dubai.
Our first stop Aqaba ,we stayed for two days and after departure it was announced we had taken on security guards, we would picking up weapons at sea. Some decks and areas of ship were closed for safety against pirate attack. This was around the Gulf of Aden.
We were 12 days at sea on this cruise. We departed with a 2.5 hour drive to Dubai Airport.
The choice of restaurants is excellent. The food quality first class. Great choice of drinks on the fully inclusive.
Cleanliness of cabin very good, obliging stewards.
Cleanliness of ship very good.
Entertainment, plenty of choices, for a lively time or places to just chill.
We have been many times with Marella, they are our favourite cruise line.
Because the service is excellent
Our holiday was booked from Manchester Airport even though Birmingham is our closest airport. The reason for this was, if we took the Manchester flight we gained an extra night in Dubai.
We are disappointed this time with Marella as we should have been given the option to change our holiday.
Nice clean cabin. Comfy bed. Nice bathroom.
Waited too long for bags and herded onto coaches
Rubbish lunch. Waited too long for food 45 mins. Not good food