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Marella Celebration Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Marella Celebration

A Taste of Paradise followed by Caribbean Dreams

Sail date: March 21, 2019

Ship: Marella Celebration

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 006

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

First time cruising, very apprehensive but all our concerns were unjustified. Very impressed with Marella Celebration even though an old ship, all staff and food were excellent


5 out of 5
Very well organised, no delay

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Very good, good choice of food to suit everyone. Excellent staff in all

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


4 out of 5
Acoustic Soul Brothers, the guitarist, pianist and RWB were all very good. Not keen on the stage shows, personal opinion.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Ronaldo - Cabin steward - excellent Eric, Orliy, Wilson, Shenlly and Goce in Horizons - brilliant Every crew member we encountered were friendly, polite and very helpful

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was spacious, better equipped than some hotel rooms we have stayed in Always spotless and restocked

Ship tip

Book a balcony cabin

Ports of call

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
Good Yes - private ones

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
Loved the town of Phillipsburg Yes - TUI tour - St. Maarten Island Tour - not good value, 2 photo stops and then dropped on in somewhere beginning with M for an hour, nothing to do except market stalls. Waste of money and time

Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda, B.V.I.

3 out of 5
Just went to beach

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
Good Went on St Kitts Railway excursion, very good on train and also very good guide in mini bus

Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe

3 out of 5
Port - ok Took the TUI Panoramic Tour of the Butterfly - Botanical gardens very good, guide was not very good, did not tell us much about the island too interested in talking about life in general, Also stopped for an inappropriate photo stop of a cemetary. Also she was 20 minutes late back to the coach at the Botanical Gardens, all passengers were sat on board waiting! Thought the 1 hour stop at the beach was a bit of a waste of time, not enough to settle or even have a snack.

Kingstown, St. Vincent

3 out of 5
Not much to do there. Walked around the town which was ok


5 out of 5
Very good, well oganised
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