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4.4 out of 5

Eventful or not eventful by captaindaveo

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Poor weather left us without visiting the best of the ports Sod’s law no blame its cruising and weather happen we were all safe so captain made the right call

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5 out of 5

Sail the three seas on Marella Celebration by robinwbarrett

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Marella Celebration a 34 year old ship with a big if somewhat noisy heart. The layout is not ideal, I was on deck 2 outside cabin 736, I, for one never felt any vibration or experienced any excess noise with the exception of the din whilst waiting for the terminally slow elevator 2. What I did experience was a fabulous cabin steward called Arya who cannot do enough for you, every time you leave your cabin it seems the he descends like a dervish and rectifies any mess i may have left. A barmaid called Michelle who was so efficient even though she was hyper as she was leaving the ship in a couple of days to visit her home in the Philippines for three months. All the bar staff were excellent I cannot name them all, I only mention Michelle as she was leaving for a holiday. The waiting staff in the Lido were also very attentive and efficient, again so many and too many to mention individually so I will not upset any by omitting them. The officers and crew from the master down were pleasant, polite and efficient to a man The reception staff were most helpful. And so to the public face of the ship, the entertainments team, I don’t know how they actually manage to eat all they do and remain so slim - yes I do they put on multiple activities and the show team put on SEVEN different shows in a week almost every one employing high energy. So the tin may be passed the sell by date but what is inside is of the highest quality, will I sail on her again, maybe, maybe not, it would depend on the itinerary, would I like to meet all those lovely people again - DEFO SAIL THE THREE SEAS the itinerary that called me to sail on the Marella Celebration, reviewed separately. For me it all started with a 45 mile drive down the A1 at silly o’clock for the 06:50 Boeing 737 from Donny (DSA) to Dubrovnic (DBV) and a half hour coach transfer along the stunning Dalmatian coast. I must at this point thank all the other reviewers who said SIT ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE COACH. As the port cam into sight Cele was dwarfed by the MSC Lirica and Aida Blu The sail away form Dubrovnic was accompanied by music form the outrageously talented MUSIK UNLIMITED for a day at sea down to Celebrations flag port of Valetta, Malta I was pre-booked one both Malta Highlights tour which was a little disappointing due to quite heavy rain. Seabourn Odissey in Port Day 4, Messiina Sicily and the trip of the day was the Godfather Villages for me and I bought an umbrella opposite the world famous Bar Vitelli a today it was torrential. Day 5, Argostoli, Kefalonia, no trip today I decided to have a port day and just mooch around I caught the Red Train for a tour of the city. Weather was overcast but warm and more importantly DRY Day 6, Ingoumenitsa, Greece a glorious day and trip 3 to Necromantia and Parga in. My opinion we would have been better going straight to the picturesque Parga and having more time to explore and enjoy Day 7 up at 5 o’clock for the sail into Kotor in Montenegro - well I say five o’clock my iPhone had not changed the time from Greek so up at four it was then and failed to see the German U-boat pens, breakfast and off on the full day tout Highlights of Montenegro the highlight of which was transiting the road known as the 25 serpents. What a stunning country Day 8 wake up and we are back in Dubrovnik The ret of the time aboard being taken up eating, drinking and watching the excellent productions put on by the show team, I must say my favourite was the Broadway Shows extravaganza the finale being from Les Miserable and the last time I had seen it sung was by the Barricade boys, all of whom have sung the part in the West End, The Marella show team rendition was certainly equal to that

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5 out of 5

Absolutely awesome. by AnnieMcO

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Absolutely fabulous, would do it all over again. Great service, accommodation, entertainment and ports of call. Easy access to all ports for venturing out on your own, also booked the Venice excursion- excellent also

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5 out of 5

Just on our way home... by cliff67

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Just on our way home after another brilliant trip on the Celebration. Staff and food fantastic as ever. We had to divert due to weather, but still a very enjoyable trip.

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4.7 out of 5

Delightful by Vanjam23

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She's an old ship but a delightful ship, food was amazing and staff are very friendly. A fabulous intinery and throughly enjoyed.

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bigred170157
May 12, 2018

Eat early so you can get a good seat for the show

Deano68
Dec 29, 2017

See the waiters and stewards for info as no one else knows what’s happening, especially reception.

captaindaveo
Nov 10, 2018

pleasantly good fun a relaxed cruise not much much thrills, but still can’t get my head around why some 70+ wear sleeveless tees even in the ev. Relaxed a step too far!

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