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Oct 07, 2018

Go on with an open mind as we did and you will enjoy it. We've been on in excess of 20 cruises with different lines, and this is up there with the best fir value for money

Sep 17, 2018

Take reading material in case of bad weather

Aug 18, 2018

If you like your coffee add an espresso to your cup as the normal coffee is very weak

Jul 24, 2018

Dont, unless its very cheap, and the locations to port are incredible.

Jun 19, 2018

If you can afford to, got to the speciality restaurants

Jun 13, 2018

I'd probably say, and I don't mean this as a negative, you get what you pay for... Value for money Marella would have to be right up there, but my thoughts are that the major lines do things a bit better hence the greater cost. In summary, I think for 1st time cruisers, Marella would be a great choice, but if you have used other lines you will find it difficult not to compare.

Jun 04, 2018

Choose a midship/forward cabin on lower decks, due to noise from thrusters

May 20, 2018

Management need to get their act together could be great the ship is lovely

Apr 17, 2018

Try a different one.

Apr 03, 2018

Wouldn't recommend it. The ship is tried and needs sorting. If you smoke be ready to share 8 ashtrays sit in the baking sun as there is no shade also ur pushed out the way not involed in day time actives. The bar closes at 7ish so you have to go to the next bar for a drink

Feb 27, 2018

Do it and don't hesitate

Jan 21, 2018

Do not book a suite underneath the glass house. Noise constant of trollies being pulled and loaded throughout the whole night as they are now so short staffed they have to do a night shift. Reception managers aware of this and all the constant noise till 5.30 am. Complained every night throughout the night. Was a nightmare. No sleep at night meant trying to sleep in day. Then maintenance started chipping and banging away at three balconies below us on deck 7 as we were in port. They were removing old paint and repainting. Noise reverberated throughout. Could apparently hear from where you disembark. This was now above us at night and below us in the day when docked. We were going insane with sleep deprivation, and we had paid an extra £1500 for a suite and the privilege. They claimed ship was full to capacity. We even offered to be downgraded to an inside cabin for sleep. We were desperate to just get Home. I became ill second week. A lot of people onboard was sick with flu like symptoms, chest infections. Some even having antibiotic drips put up. They offered us £300 back for noise nuisance. I accepted but in retrospect should have pursued extra money back spent in suite upgrade.

Nov 06, 2017

just go and enjoy couldnt find any faults was our first crusie and we loved it

Oct 21, 2017

if Dining in Islands, make after 8:30 as you are more likely to get a table.

Oct 21, 2017

Don't expect a First Class experience, as many rules are not put into operation, but especially on dress smartness at Dinner. However, as the Cruise was reasonably priced, I was we got what we paid for and were generally happy to content and got on with our holiday

Oct 14, 2017

JUST DO IT, excellent time

Sep 16, 2017

Enjoy yourself. We had a wonderful time. But if you are traveling without children and you like a quiet cruise then don't book on school holidays. We were on it June 2016 and it was a lot less crowded. Sun beds were plentiful. We find that when family's are on that they don't leave the ship.

Sep 04, 2017

Get to islands early

Sep 03, 2017

Don't go during school holidays can't get sunbeds

Aug 17, 2017

Book early for Italian restaurant