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StuLiddle
Jun 19, 2018

If you can afford to, got to the speciality restaurants

Bairns01
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.

Happycruiser57
Jun 04, 2018

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

Sandra
May 20, 2018

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

florac
Apr 17, 2018

Try a different one.

Loz65
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

jay272
Feb 27, 2018

Do it and don't hesitate

MargaretAnn1
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.

suecheryl
Nov 06, 2017

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

Tamworthlin
Oct 21, 2017

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

LenOrford
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

lizntony
Oct 14, 2017

JUST DO IT, excellent time

captaincarlton
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.

freddietodd
Sep 04, 2017

Get to islands early

leri66
Sep 03, 2017

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

tomship
Aug 17, 2017

Book early for Italian restaurant

Markywych1
Aug 14, 2017

we would definitely book a balcony only for personal reasons but our was sill quite spacious

Petermay15
Aug 07, 2017

Try all the restaurants on-board and broaden your pallet to the quisine the ship has to offer.You will not be disappointed.

WamC
Aug 03, 2017

Enjoy every minute. A wonderful experience. Staff are happy and always smiling, they make you feel like extended family. Our holiday was so good we booked again on our return home for our next holiday with this ship to go to Norway 2018. We hope to meet the Darwin, Antonio and Victoria again.

werglum
Jul 26, 2017

Don't make the same mistake as me and take too much clothes don't listen to what other people think or say make up your own mind but most of all just enjoy every moment of your cruise