Marella Dream

Onboard the inviting Marella Dream, it's all about how you spend your leisure time. Bars and restaurants keep you full and happy, while entertainment options range from the stunning theatre that stretches over two floors to onboard shopping, a casino and an art gallery. A voyage onboard Marella Dream promises inspiration and relaxation alike.

About Marella Dream

Sailing onboard Marella Dream is so much more than lounging by the pool or sampling cocktails at the bar. Tastefully designed and packed with activities, the dining onboard this ship alone could fill your voyage with a new dish every day. Begin your days at the Coffee Port for a jolt to the senses, then round off at Orion’s for stylish multicultural fare or hot stone steaks at the open-air Terrace Grill. There’s also Kora La to consider, a new addition specialising in pan-Asian flavours.

If you’re sailing with the family, the kids are certain to be swept up into adventure. They get their own pool, as well as a stage school where they can tread the boards and learn some theatrics. Restaurants throughout the ship have plenty of options for little ones, and the Kids’ Club has age-specific activities that flex creative muscles and inspire future friendships. A cruise onboard this vessel promises to enrich your little ones as much as it entertains them.

The decks of Marella Dream afford splendid views of your surroundings, from an ocean sunset to the next exotic getaway on the horizon. In terms of after-dark fun, you’re spoilt for choice, thanks to the musicals and tribute acts of the two-storey Broadway Show Lounge.

A more low-key experience can be had over the tickled ivories of the easy-going Tides Lounge at the cruise ship’s heart, or for something a little more exerting, upbeat dancing and drinking is what you’ll find at The Water’s Edge, the onboard nightclub.

To rejuvenate the mind and body alike, the spa, saunas and the gymnasium all appeal too, making Marella Dream the perfect cruise ship for those of you looking to relax and unwind after a pleasant day at port.

See What's Inside

All cabins come with Air Conditioning, TV, Two full-length wardrobes, Hairdryer and a Safe (at a charge).

Grand Suites

There are 6 Grand Suites to the fore of the ship – 3 port-side and 3 starboard. This is the top package. These cabins come with balconies, and you can expect a spacious set-up over 40m². 

Dark-wood furniture paired with contemporary wall art and soft fabrics makes them really classy. Each living area has a flatscreen TV, 2 cosy sofas, a DVD player, and an iPod docking station. In the separate bedroom, 2 single beds convert to a queen-size bed, and the roomy bathroom has a shower over a whirlpool bath and a WC. A minibar, tea and coffee-making facilities, a walk-in wardrobe, and bathrobes are included for maximum comfort. Additional foldaway upper berths accommodate an extra 1 or 2 people.

This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:

  • Priority luggage delivery
  • Free pressing service – up to 3 items per person in the first 24 hours onboard
  • Free continental breakfast in bed – 1 per person, per week
  • Express check-in, subject to availability
  • Sleeps 2-4
  • 430 square feet


There's only 5 Suites on board, so book one early for a cruise with all the trimmings. Each one has a well-dressed living area with wide windows and 2 corduroy sofas around a glass coffee table. The separate bedroom has calming fabrics and a queen-size bed. A large ensuite bathroom has a wood-decked floor, a shower over a whirlpool bath, and a WC. A walk-in wardrobe, bath robes, a DVD player, and an iPod docking station make for a comfortable stay. For families, there are additional foldaway upper berths. You won’t be short of space, either, with 35m² to play with.

  • Sleeps 2-4
  • 376 square feet

Deluxe Cabin

Fresh and modern, these Deluxe cabins accommodate up to 3 people – 2 single beds are convertible to a queen-size bed and the sofa becomes a bed if it’s needed. There's a roomy lounge area with a sofa, table and chairs, and a picture window. The en suite bathrooms have a shower over a bath and a WC. Towels and bathrobes are provided. Size-wise, you've got 20m² of space.

Some cabin views may be obstructed by lifeboats. Reserve your cabin for a clear view.

This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:

  • Priority luggage delivery
  • Free pressing service – up to 3 items per person in the first 24 hours onboard
  • Free continental breakfast in bed – 1 per person, per week
  • Express check-in, subject to availability
  • Sleeps 2-3
  • 215 square feet

Outside Plus Cabin

These cabins are centrally located. They measure 15-16m² and feature a picture window. As well as offering 2 beds that convert to a queen-size bed, some of them have additional foldaway upper berths or a sofa-bed to accommodate an extra 1 or 2 people. The en suite bathrooms have a shower and WC, or a shower over a bath.

Some cabin views may be obstructed by lifeboats. Reserve your cabin for a clear view.

  • Sleeps 2-4
  • 161-172 square feet

Outside Cabin

Each of these cabins has a porthole or a picture window and measures 12-15m². As well as offering 2 beds that convert to a queen-size bed, some of them have additional foldaway upper berths or a sofa-bed to accommodate an extra 1 or 2 people. The en suite bathrooms have a shower and WC, or a shower over a bath.

Some cabin views may be obstructed by lifeboats. Reserve your cabin for a clear view.

  • Sleeps 2-4
  • 129-161 square feet

Inside Cabin

These cabins have 2 single beds that can be converted to a queen-size bed or a fixed double. The en suite bathrooms have a shower and WC. 3- and 4-berth cabins have additional upper berths that fold away. Size-wise, they’re 12-13m².

  • Sleeps 2-4
  • 129-140 square feet

Single Outside Cabin

For solo travellers, these Single cabins have a smaller bed. A picture window and pale-wood panelling keep them light and fresh. The bathrooms have wood-decked floors and tiled walls, and they come with a shower and WC.

  • Sleeps 1
  • 129-161 square feet

Deck 12

  • The Sun Lounge

Deck 11

  • Sirens Restaurant
  • Mistral's Restaurant
  • Terrace Grill
  • Pool Bar
  • Adults' Pool
  • Whirlpools
  • Grand Suites

Deck 10

  • Oceans Gym
  • Saunas
  • Outside Plus Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabins

Deck 9

  • Broadway Show Lounge
  • Lido Bar
  • Lido Grill
  • Lido Restaurant
  • Main Pool
  • Kids' Pool
  • Deluxe Cabin
  • Outside Plus Cabin
  • Outside Cabin
  • Inside Cabin

Deck 8

  • Broadway Show Lounge
  • Medusa Lounge
  • Medusa Bar
  • Browsers' Corner
  • Tides
  • Explorers' Lounge
  • Delo Bar
  • The Coffee Port
  • Card Room
  • Oceans Spa & Beauty Salon
  • Thomson Kids' Club
  • The Water's Edge
  • Reception
  • Broad Street Shops
  • Photo Gallery
  • Casino
  • Destination Services

Deck 7

  • Suites
  • Outside Plus Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabin
  • Inside Cabins

Deck 6

  • Outside Plus Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

Deck 5

  • Outside Plus Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

Deck 4

  • Orion Restaurant
  • Kora La Restaurant
  • Outside Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

With 6 restaurants to its name, you’ll never sit down to the same meal twice on this Marella ship. Dining is one of the greatest pleasures on this ship. Whether you’re in the mood for a roast dinner with all the trimmings or want to dilly-dally over a multi-course à la carte menu, it’s up to you where and when you eat. To tempt your taste buds even more, they line up a delicious afternoon tea every day and the captain hosts a weekly dinner where the menu gets as much a dressing-up as you do.

Lido Restaurant

There’s a quiet bustle to this help-yourself eatery. It’s the main dining venue and keeps meals coming from late morning ‘til well in to the night. The central food station has everything from full cooked breakfasts to salads, meats, breads, and cheeses. There’s pizza, fries and soups on the side, plus lunchtime barbecues out on the deck. Themed nights throughout the week bring the likes of Italian or Mexican flavours in to the limelight.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Buffet

Terrace Grill

The Terrace Grill is an open-air eatery that’s open throughout the day. Expect big omelettes in the mornings, and salads and pasta dishes throughout the day. In the evenings, it's where steaks are cooked to perfection on hot stones.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Casual

Mistral's Restaurant

When it comes to extravagant dining, this place is a real gem. Pick the likes of lamb rack from the à la carte menu, and enjoy attentive waiter service in contemporary surroundings. Just so you know, a cover charge applies and you’ll need to make a reservation.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Fine

Sirens Restaurant

Set on the top deck next to the ship’s adult pool, this self-serve restaurant has tables for 2 and crescent moon-shaped booths for the whole family. It offers buffet breakfasts and lunches. And don’t forget to pop in for afternoon tea when naughty-but-nice treats include mozzarella and cucumber mini sandwiches and oven-warm home-made scones.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Buffet

Orion Restaurant

Waiter service and bright and spacious surroundings make the Orion Restaurant a relaxing place for breakfast, lunch and multi-course dinners. It’s got an open-seating policy, so you’re free to dine where and when you like. Simply pick your spot and order the likes of just-the-way-you-want-them breakfast eggs or slow roast lamb from the evening menu.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Classic

Kora La Restaurant

Marella Dream's newest à la carte restaurant opened in winter 2014, offering up pan-Asian cuisine with suitably themed interiors. Just so you know, a cover charge applies.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Asian

Room Service

You’ll find a room service menu in the Life Onboard magazine in your cabin. You can order 24 hours a day and the bill will be added to your onboard account.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Room

This ship is probably most famous for its entertainment. Every evening gets off to a rousing start with a West-End style show in the plush Broadway Show Lounge. But throughout the whole day there’s loads of live music that’ll appeal to all ages and tastes, plus game shows, quizzes and comedy.


Here, you can try your luck at the slot machines and enjoy a light-hearted flutter at the casino’s roulette and blackjack tables.


Set in the centre of the ship, this is a convenient place to meet friends. During the day, musicians provide a low-key soundtrack. Later on, the grand piano gets an airing and singer soloists will draw you towards the dance floor.

The Water's Edge

This large space with banquette seating is home to late-night discos and the ship’s dance floor.

Pool Bar

Right at the top of the ship, the bar staff here mix and shake cocktails like a pro. It’s then over to you to relax by the pool, drink in hand, and enjoy the sea views.

Delo Bar

Low lights and maroon bucket chairs give this space an intimate, pub-like feel. It’s the calling card for post-dinner drinks while a piano vocalist tickles the ivories.

Medusa Lounge & Bar

This is the ship’s biggest lounge. Floor-to-ceiling windows keep it bright and airy, making it a lovely place to watch the world go by. Live bands and spotlight cabaret take to the stage here, and there’s a dance floor. Plus, there are plenty of seats grouped around small tables to get stuck in to the likes of bingo and game shows. For drinks, there’s a well-stocked bar in the corner.

Explorer's Lounge

Huge table lamps and big solid tables set the scene here. By day, it’s a low-lit spot for relaxing over cappuccinos and quiet chitchat. It’s also one of the ship’s WiFi zones. By night, the maroon silk curtains are drawn and the tempo is upped with a soundtrack of smooth tunes, courtesy of the resident pianist.

Broadway Show Lounge

This 2-storey show lounge sparks in to life every evening with musical entertainment and comedy from UK guest acts. It’s a large space, dressed in shades of crimson and walnut and subtly lit with ceiling spotlights and pumpkin-shaped table lamps. Comfy bucket chairs, semi-circular sofas and just-for-2 seats give it top marks for cosiness. There are 2 shows every night – early and late – that cover off anything from West End-style musicals to classics from the Eighties. You can expect high kicks, dry ice, and plenty of costume changes.

Pure Portrait Studio

Head to the onboard photo studio for a session with a professional portrait artist. For a shoot that’s a little less ordinary, try the Seascape Experience. With this one, you’ll be snapped out on deck with the ship and horizon providing the backdrop.

Photo Gallery

The ship’s photographers are around every day to capture the highlights of your cruise on film.

Browser's Corner

Dark-wood panelling and chock-a-block bookcases set the scene here. You can help yourself to daily sudoku challenges, and pick out paperbacks from the shelves. Plus, there’s a good hoard of jigsaws and board games to borrow. A bank of PCs and chargeable Wi-Fi means you can email and Facebook loved ones back home.

The Sun Lounge

This brand new sunbathing area has a beach club-style feel, with comfy daybeds as standard and a bar.

Broad Street Shops

The parade of shops has daily promotions on jewellery, fashion and cosmetics, with up to 50% savings on selected lines.

The Coffee Port

This cosy coffee shop is located in Marella Dream's Explorers' Lounge. By day, it's the place to grab cappuccinos, cake and ice-cream. At night, meanwhile, it turns into a cocktail corner.

Card Room

The wood-panelled card room is stocked with playing cards and board games like Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble. It’s light and bright, with a dozen or so tables and chairs with chequer-board backs.

Spend the day taking it easy: relax by the swimming pool with a drink in your hand, head to the spa for a massage or spend some time in the saunas.

Oceans Spa & Beauty Salon

Their line-up of treatments will have you looking and feeling like you’re on top of the world. Treat yourself to a facial or a new hairdo for the cocktail reception. And don’t forget to check out daily offers like Indian muscle-melting massages and mineral mud wraps.


His 'n' hers saunas lead off from the well-equipped gym.

Oceans Gym

The ship’s air-conditioned gym is equipped with free weights, state-of-the-art machines, and space for aerobics and yoga workouts.

Main Pool

Head to the rear of deck 9 for a relaxed pool scene. It’s one for all the family and comes with fantastic sea views.

Adult Pool

The adults-only pool takes centre stage on the sun deck. It’s a lively spot with plenty of loungers around it and a full roster of daytime entertainment.


There are 2 whirlpools behind the adults' pool.

Marella Cruises have worked on every last detail when it comes to getting the kids onboard. That means family-sized and inter-connecting cabins, buffet lunches featuring favourites like pizza and spaghetti bolognese, and a great mix of activities.

They lay on table tennis and football tournaments, fun quizzes, and early evening shows during their sea days. And when the ship is in port, children up to the age of 12 get discounted rates on some of their exciting shore excursions.

Every ship has a free Kids’ Club, too. So mum and dad can have time together while the little ones fill their days with treasure hunts, face-painting, and stories.

Kid's Club

The accredited staff at the onboard Kids’ Club do a brilliant job keeping youngsters entertained. There’s messy time with arts and crafts, dressing-up, movie nights and pyjama parties. Trips to the bridge to high-five the captain and behind-the-scenes backstage tours also make the line-up. They’ll even take your little ones to breakfast a couple of times a week while you get a lie-in. Groups are split in to 2 or 3, depending on ages and numbers. Tots is for 3 to 5-year-olds and Team is for 6 to 8 years – sometimes these 2 are combined. They’ve also got lots of activities that hit the mark for the 9 to 11 age group, in Tribe. Best of all, the club is free.

Kid's Pool

The kids’ pool is next to the Main Pool on deck 9.

Showtime Stage School

Wannabe Harry Styles and budding Lady Gagas will be in their element at the Showtime Stage School. Here, 9 to 16-year-olds can learn the tricks of the trade from the professionals, as the onboard show team puts them through their paces with acting, dancing and singing workshops. At the end of the cruise, there may even be a live performance. Three 90-minute lessons cost £35 per child. Just so you know, though, they only run if there’s enough demand.

Thomson the Dog

Keep your eyes peeled for Thomson the Dog during your family holiday. He’s been known to pop up at the poolside for story time, and he’s rather fond of a photo session or 2. 

Family-Friendly Shore Excursions

One of the perks of cruising is visiting lots of new places one after the other. They’ve got a range of shore excursions for the whole family. For little ones, they organise trips to waterparks, aquariums and beaches, plus once-in-a-lifetime experiences like swimming with stingrays and dolphins. If you’re travelling with children aged 10 and over, there’s also the option of 2 wheels. Most of their ships have mountain bikes onboard. At almost every port, you can join an experienced guide and pedal your way around the best sights.

Kid's Dining

Dining doesn’t have to be a formal affair onboard. Their buffet restaurants have a huge choice of dishes for a relaxed family get-together. For children, there are favourites like pasta and fries on the menu, with ice-cream cones for pudding. The afternoon teas – all gooey cakes and freshly baked scones – are a firm favourite, and there are regular barbecue lunches out on deck. Don’t miss our Baked Alaska Parade, either.

Ship Specifications

243m (797ft)
32m (105ft)
19 knots