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3.6

Christmas and NYE with Marella by Millys36

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Staff and entertainment made this experience a really positive one. Been on several cruse lines and by far this was the best staff we have ever encountered and they seemed genuinely happy to help. Definitely book with Marella again as it's a fantastic pricing. Only next time we would go on a newer bigger ship.

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4.7

Blown Away by the Marella Dream Experience by BudgieMama

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Fantastic all inclusive cruise experience. Wonderful ship, top quality crew, fantastic atmosphere onboard gave a great cruising experience and left us wanting to return to the Dream ASAP. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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4.6

Marcella Dream by rickywhittaker

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The cruise ship and staff were brilliant nice ship really had a good cruise done a few cruise ship now but I will return to the ship certainly thank you to all on board the tui Marcella

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4.9

Fantastic Holiday by jc217

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Could not fault any of the Staff all friendly. Entertainment top class shows and Bands.

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4.5

The crew and staff are wonderful they were always happy and helpful the ship however is tired and in need of a refurbish enjoyable 2 week cruise just a tired ship let it down by Gazza922

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

In brief as I've said the ship is tired and old and the toilet in the cabin let it down would have been better with just a shower cubicle in there instead of bath with shower over it.

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4.8

Fantastic! by whittlewitch

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A fantastic two weeks onboard, just a pity we had to fly out from Manchester airport. Thanks to all who worked so hard .

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4.8

Amazing cruise by GillyClarke

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends

1st time on any cruise and I will defiantly be going some more. The Marella Dream was a dream to be on. Staff amazing, nothing was too much for anyone

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3.0

This was our fifth cruise... by Nath27

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This was our fifth cruise and we enjoyed it. It is smaller than most of the ships we've been on before, though bigger than the Thomson Majesty, which we had done two years previously...Restaurants were good, entertainment was not the best we have had before, but still of a good quality overall. The smaller indoor bars weren't great though and all on the same level, so the smaller ones were very congested at times. The theatre was very nice and a good size. If you are looking for a cruise that is keenly priced, you won't go far wrong on the Marella Dream. (Please note that we sailed on the 19th April 2019, and not the 20th as shown, for some reason that iterinary does not exist on Ship Mate?).

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3.0

Ship- Although the ship is old,... by AmyElizabeth

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Ship- Although the ship is old, it certainly does not appear as old as it is. The interior was nice and we were happy with our cabin. It is not the biggest of ships, which meant that sometimes the pool side could get a bit crowded. But overall, it's a nice ship. Restaurants- The buffets were quite average, a nice selection but definitely not our best. The main restaurant food was very nice, though they did seem to favour fish on the menu. Bars- The Medusa Lounge was the biggest bar on the ship which was a nice size. But the Tides Bar, Explorers Lounge and Water's Edge were all very small. Which meant that it was very hard to get seats, it also didn't help that all the bars were on the same deck which meant that it was quite congested. Entertainment- Bars: Although the singers in the bars were very good, the acts were always in the same bars at the same time, which meant it could get quite boring and repetitive. It just lacked a bit of variety, although the game shows and entertainment hosts were brilliant. It would have been much better to alternate the acts between the bars. Poolside: We were incredibly disappointed with the lack of entertainment poolside. The only day there was live music was the on sea day completely neglecting all the other days. Even the daily quiz was not always done on deck. Broadway Show Lounge: We might be critical as we are performers ourselves, but the quality of singers from the show team was extremely weak. The dancing, choreography and costumes were all brilliant, but it seems like they employed stronger dancers and the singing was a second thought. One of the male singers was very good but he wasn't even the lead vocalist, the female vocalist was definitely not worthy to be a solo performer, but after listening to the other female singers she was definitely the better out of a bad bunch. Although the harmonies were lovely, they should definitely consider doing more group numbers and less solo singing with this team. One of the nights they performed an original story line around music with these awful American accents that were just shouted across the stage, it was cringeworthy. This idea would have been great if they could actually act. When they did the musical theatre performance we were very excited and were very happy with the choice of musicals as they picked shows that were not necessarily overdone. The only problem was that they did five or six songs from each musical, where they would have been better off doing two songs from each show to create a bigger variety. Late night disco: The late night discos were performed in one of the smallest bars on the ship, where the music was just played, no host, lighting change or atmosphere, with the world's smallest dancefloor. The disco definitely needs reworking. Overall: We enjoyed our holiday, the most disappointing thing about this experience was just the lack of bars and variety and entertainment. But the performers that were present were good. If you are looking for a cheap and cheerful holiday, with friendly and polite staff that is exactly what you are getting with the Marella Dream and I would thoroughly recommend.

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4.0

First cruise and was amazed.... by Jasonwhite43

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First cruise and was amazed. Loved the food/entertainment and staff. Having such a talented team put on the Broadway shows each and every night is something you simply can't get anywhere.

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2.7

Ok by traffic

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

Last time I will go on this ship had its day Very tatty needs scrapping Thomson has had the best from it

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4.2

A lovely cruise by gloria1935

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We needed a relaxing break and that is what we had.

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4.2

Absolutely brilliant by Guz

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Definitely go with Marella again because of excellent food, entertainment and staff

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