If you're wondering whereabouts on the ship you should choose your cabin, or you're wanting to find your way around before you get onboard, then take a look at our handy deck guides.
Deck 4 on Marella Dream is home to two of the six restaurants onboard – the main water service eatery Orion Restaurant as well as the newest à la carte addition, Kora La.
The restaurants are situated next to one another, beginning at the middle of the ship with Kora La and moving towards the front with Orion.
They’re ideally located – it’s oh-so-easy to enjoy a delicious meal on Deck 4 before popping into the lift outside the restaurant and appearing right outside the Medusa Lounge on Deck 8, where you can enjoy live bands and after-dinner drinks. There’s spotlight cabaret on offer too!
The bright and spacious surroundings of Orion Restaurant make it the perfect place for a relaxing breakfast, lunch and multi-course dinner.
You can dine here anytime you like, and with an open-seating policy, you can sit anywhere too. From breakfast omelettes cooked to perfection to succulent steaks and the wines to match, Orion is part of your All Inclusive package and dining here is complimentary.
Head over to the adjoining Kora La restaurant and your taste buds are in for a treat. Set in oriental-style surroundings, you can expect to tuck into a variety of Asian flavours
Starters can be anything from salt n’ pepper squid to a duck and watermelon salad. Popular main dishes include Thai green salmon curry and vegetable stir fry noodles.
There’s also a selection of speciality curries available, all cooked to order, that you can alter to reflect your own preferences. Make it as hot as you like!
There’s a list of fiery cocktails to match, infusing ingredients like green chilli and fresh ginger. There’s a cover charge to dine here, but with such flavoursome cuisine at your fingertips you’ll come to agree it’s well worth it.
There’s also a selection of cabins situated on Deck 4, at the very front of the ship. You’ve got the choice of Inside and Outside Cabins, plus there’s six Single Outside Cabins too.
Size-wise, the Inside Cabins measure in at 12-13m². They’re the perfect choice if you’re cruising on a budget, as they’re usually always the cheapest option.
The Outside Cabins can sometimes be slightly larger, coming in at 12-15m², and obviously feature a porthole or picture window. Meaning you’ve got natural daylight coming into your cabin.
If you’re not fussed about splashing out on a Balcony Cabin – but you’d still like a nice view when you open the curtains on a morning, then these are the cabins to go for.
Sometimes views may be obstructed by lifeboats – if you want to make sure this isn’t the case, you can call us up and reserve your cabin before you sail. Otherwise, it’s luck of the draw.
The Single Outside Cabins on this deck are perfect for solo travellers. Pale-wood panelling keeps the cabins looking light and fresh, and of course they come with an en-suite shower and WC.
Solo cruisers can rest assured that they’ll have a fabulous time on their Marella cruise. The Social Host onboard organises meet ups, meals and activities that all solo cruisers can attend. Before you know it, you’ll have made a whole new set of friends! The crew onboard really are the friendliest at sea, and they’ll help you to relax and get settled in in no time at all.
Plus, as these cabins are all located at the front of the ship, you’re only an elevator ride away from all the action - the Broadway Show Lounge can be found on Decks 8 and 9.
Deck 5 onboard Marella Dream is the home of various cabin types!
If you didn’t know already, cabin location on the ship can be incredibly important for those who tend to get seasick. Fingers crossed it’ll all be smooth sailing, but depending on the time of year and where you are in the world, you might feel the odd bit of swaying.
If that’s exactly what you want to avoid, then selecting the best position for your cabin is key. Deck 5 is a great choice for anyone wanting to avoid seasickness. The lower and more central you are in the ship, the less roll and sway you’ll feel.
So choosing a cabin on this deck – and ideally one that’s situated mid-ship - will ensure you feel as little rolling as possible.
The cabins on this deck are suited to a variety of different cruisers – families, couples, friends and solo travellers.
The Single Outside Cabins are a great choice for anyone journeying on their own - there’s five at the back of this deck and six at the front.
The room’s décor keeps them looking inviting and spacious, with a picture window so you can take a look at your new destination from the moment you wake up.
The Outside Cabins are also located at both the back and front of the ship on this deck. With plenty of standard two-berth options available, there’s a selection of three-berth Outside Cabins too.
In them you’ll find a sofa-bed which allows the cabin to accommodate a third person. Which is perfect if you’re bringing a child along, or you’re a group of three.
The majority of cabins on this deck are the Outside Plus Cabins, spanning out from the centre of Deck 5. With Outside Cabins measuring in at 12-15m², the Plus versions come in slightly roomier at 15-16 m².
Again these are provided in a variety of berth options, meaning they can accommodate groups of two, three and up to four people.
Then there’s the Inside Cabins, a great option if you’re thinking of cruising on a budget. These cabins have plenty of space to keep you comfortable during your cruise, and are perfect if you’re happy to just use them as a base while you explore the destinations of your Marella Dream itinerary.
If you’re not likely to spend loads of time in your cabin anyway, you might as well snap up the savings!
Moving on to Deck 6 of the Marella Dream Deck Plan. Cabins, cabins and more cabins – that’s what you’ll find here. Oh, and the Pure Portrait Studio!
The onboard photo studio is located towards the front of the ship. It’s the place to head for a fabulous snap session with a professional portrait artist.
Opt for a simple shoot in the studio itself or go for the Seascape Experience to create images that really capture the cruising lifestyle.
You’ll be snapped out on deck, with the most stunning sunset and horizon in the background. Perfect for couples, these natural-looking images are brilliant to take home as a romantic souvenir.
It’s great for families too – have ones taken of just the kids as well as you all together. You’ll end up with a wonderful new family portrait to hang on your wall. It really is a lovely way to remember your time together on the ship.
If you’re wanting to make sure you get a good night’s sleep every night, a cabin on Deck 6 is a great choice. You’re cushioned nicely in between Deck 5 and Deck 7, so there’ll be little to no noise.
Inside Cabins on this deck come as both the two and four berth options, and are a great choice if you’re looking to cruise without breaking the bank.
If you’d prefer to have a picture window or porthole in your cabin, then the Outside Cabins on this deck are perfect contenders. They come as two and three berth cabins, with the three berths featuring a pull out sofa-bed.
The cabins for two come with two beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed, and of course you have an en-suite which comes with a shower and WC, or a shower over a bath.
The Outside Plus cabins offer a little extra space, measuring in at 15-16m² as opposed to the standard 12-15m².
These come as two, three and four berth options, with the latter two containing additional upper berths that fold away when not in use.
It’s always best to have an idea of whereabouts you would like your cabin to be positioned in relation to where things are on the ship.
Choose a cabin at the back of the ship and you’re only a lift-ride away from the Lido Pool and its adjoining kids’ pool on Deck 9.
In the same place on Deck 8, you’ve got the Kids’ Club. So if you’re heading away with the kids or grandkids, you might like to position your cabin within easy reach of these facilities.
If you’d prefer to be able to dine at a moment’s notice, you might choose a cabin mid-ship. In this area on Deck 11 you’ve Sirens Restaurant as well as Minstral’s restaurant.
Lido Restaurant is also pretty central on Deck 9, and down on Deck 4 you’ll discover both Orion Restaurant and Kora La. If you’re a real foodie, a central cabin can have you tucking into cuisine in no time!
Cabins at the front of the ship ensure you’re never late for a show at the Broadway Show Lounge, which spans across Decks 8 and 9.
Deck 7 onboard Marella Dream is dedicated entirely to cabins, featuring the most accommodation on any of the ship’s decks. It’s a great level to be positioned on, as you’re only one deck below all the action!
The deck above, Deck 8, boasts most of the ship’s facilities. From the Broad Street Shops to the Broadway Show Lounge, it’s also the home to the Oceans Spa & Beauty Salon and a variety of bars and lounges.
Being located just one deck below means you don’t even have to wait around for elevators – you only need to pop up one set of stairs!
There’s plenty of choice to ensure you find the best cabin suited to you. There’s only five Suite Cabins onboard Marella Dream, and they’re all on this deck. If you know you’re hoping for one of these, it’s best to book as early as possible.
You get Premier Service included with these suites, meaning your cabin comes with some extra perks. They include express check-in, a free pressing service and a free continental breakfast in bed per person, per week.
On top of that, the suites themselves are set to wow – each one has a well-dressed living area complete with two sofas, wide windows and a coffee table. You’ve also got a large ensuite bathroom, not to mention a walk-in wardrobe – basically an excuse to take as many outfits as you like!
You also get bath robes and a DVD player in your room, making for a truly comfortable stay. They can sleep up to four people, thanks to the additional fold-away beds.
If you’re looking for something with a better reign on the budget, there’s the Outside Plus Cabins on Deck 7. They offer a bit more additional space than your regular Outside Cabins, which are also located on this deck at both the front and back of the ship.
For the best value accommodation, there’s the Inside Cabins. There’s plenty on this deck, with eight being four-berth. Perfect if you’re bringing the kids or grandkids along, or you’re a group of four!
There’s also just one Single Outside Cabin located on Deck 7, handy if you’re thinking of going cruising solo.
If you bag a cabin at the back of the ship, you’re within easy reach of The Water’s Edge on the deck above, a lounge that’s perfect for post-dinner drinks and a flutter at the roulette table.
Choose a cabin mid-ship and you’ll find the Broad Street shops are right at your fingertips on the deck above. Shop ‘til you drop, stop for a cappuccino in the Explorers’ Lounge and then drop your bags back off at your cabin at a moment’s notice.
A cabin at the front of the ship on this deck means you’re only one flight of stairs away from the fabulous Broadway Show Lounge. You’ll never miss a show!
Deck 8 onboard Marella Dream is where it’s all happening! There’s so much to do – from catching a show at the Broadway Show Lounge to pampering yourself at the Oceans Spa and Beauty Salon.
It’s also home to handy areas like Reception and Destination Services. There’s a team of friendly staff manning reception 24/7, so there’s always someone to answer your query or have something sorted out.
To get the most out of the ports on your itinerary, head to Destination Services. The team here can help you by providing maps and handy info on the destinations you’re set to visit, as well as booking excursions for you or giving you guidance if you’re exploring places on your own.
Mostly, this deck is all about entertainment and relaxation. It’s got a variety of bars and lounges for you to choose from, all with their own unique atmosphere.
Looking for somewhere quiet to enjoy a coffee and partake in a bit chit-chat? The Explorers’ Lounge is located mid-ship and is the perfect for some downtime.
The Coffee Port is located inside this lounge, serving the likes of cappuccinos, cake and ice-cream. At night however, it becomes a cool cocktail corner!
It’s one of the ship’s Wi-Fi zones too, so you can check in with the family back home or upload a sneaky holiday pic. By night, you’ll be treated to the sounds of the resident pianist tinkling the piano.
Also situated nearby is Tides, a convenient place to meet new-found friends. Singer soloists frequent here on an evening to get you up and moving on the dance floor, and there’s a grand piano here too for good measure.
Next to Tides on Deck 8 is the Card Room. If you fancy challenging your partner to a game of Scrabble or perhaps your friends to a bit of Trivial Pursuit, this is the place to go.
Also located mid-ship is Browser’s Corner. Dark-wood panelling makes for a sophisticated library feel, and you’ll find the shelves adorned with a variety of books for you to read.
There’s also daily Sudoku challenges and jigsaws available, as well as PCs and Wi-Fi so you can go online.
At the very back of the ship on Deck 8 is The Water’s Edge, a chic bar that’s open day and night. It has a stylish outdoor terrace, where you can take in stunning ocean views with your favourite cocktail at hand.
By night however, this lounge is home to a late night disco and casino. Head here for post-dinner drinks before having a flutter on the roulette table.
When it’s time to pamper yourself, the Oceans Spa and Beauty Salon is at the ready with a line-up of treatments. Go for a new hairdo or unwind with a mineral mud wrap and massage. It’s just heavenly!
This Kids’ Club is also on Deck 8. Open for three to 11 year olds, little ones can expect all sorts of fun from arts and crafts to movie nights and pyjama parties. There’s even-mocktail making sessions!
Adjacent to the Kids’ Club are 10 cabins – the only ones on this deck – nine of which are Balcony Cabins and one that’s a Single Balcony Cabin.
These are the only Balcony Cabins on the ship – aside from the Suites – and they’re right in the heart of the ship. If you’re wanting a cabin that’s only a stroll away from most of the facilities on the ship – these cabins are the way to go.
The balconies are kitted out with comfy chairs and a table, so you can rewind in the comfort of your own space and enjoy watching the world go by as you sail from one destination to the next.
Along from these cabins you’ll find the Broad Street Shops – from jewellery to fashion and cosmetics, there’s always something to tempt you in these boutiques. And with up to 50% savings on selected lines, it’d be rude not to!
The Photo Gallery is nearby too, which is the place to go to purchase any memorable photos you’ve had taken whilst on your cruise. The only trouble is deciding which ones to keep!
At the front of the ship on Deck 8 you’ve got the ever-popular Medusa Bar and Lounge. Being Marella Dream’s biggest lounge, you can expect something a little extra special.
Floor-to-ceiling windows invite you in, with live bands and spotlight cabaret taking centre stage. Get ready for activities such as bingo and game shows too, with a dance floor in prime position for when you’re ready to have a little boogie.
And last, but by no means least, you’ll find the Broadway Show Lounge at the very front of this deck. Set across two storeys, entertainment really comes to life here.
Prepare to be blown away by catchy musicals, comedy shows and UK guest acts. There’s two shows every night – one early and one late – that can vary from West-End style numbers to classic eighties sing-alongs.
One thing’s for sure – there’s never a dull moment on this deck!
Deck 9 is home to one of our favourite areas onboard – the Lido Pool area at the very back of the ship. It’s the perfect sunbathing spot that also serves up fantastic sea views, ideal for all the family.
On a sea day you’ll definitely want to head here to catch some rays. With a small Kids’ pool situated on the edge of the Lido pool, you can watch the kids make a splash from comfort of your sun lounger.
The Lido Bar is right nearby for all your drinks, whether you fancy a fizzy soft drink or a cooling cocktail.
You’ll need to quench your thirst after you’ve grabbed a bite from the Lido Grill – this tasty snack bar also makes up part of the Lido Deck. Enjoy a light lunch from the buffet salad area or opt for a hot dog or burger with fries – all made to order.
When it’s time to retreat inside for a bit of shade, the Lido Restaurant is only a stroll away. Located mid-ship, this help-yourself eatery is open all day long and spoils you with choice.
Fancy a full English? No problem. A selection of delicious meats, breads and cheeses? Take your pick! That’s on top of pizza, fries, and soups just to name a few options. It also hosts themed nights too! Italian and Mexican are said to be the most popular.
The front of Deck 9 is reserved for the upper storey of the Broadway Show Lounge – definitely one of our favourite areas of Marella Dream. Draped in shades of crimson and subtly lit, this is where you’ll laugh, cry, and sing along to West-End style musicals.
A great deck to be situated on, there’s a choice of accommodation on Deck 9 ranging from cabins that suit solo travellers to ones that are adapted for those with mobility issues.
There’s a couple of Outside Cabins as well as 16 Outside Plus Cabins, the latter of which measure in at 15-16m² and feature a picture window.
There’s also 18 Deluxe Cabins on this deck, which come with Premier Service. That means you can expect a few little extras - such as express check-in, free pressing service and a free continental breakfast in bed.
Deck 9 is also home to two Adapted Outside Cabins, which are ideal for anyone who is disabled or has mobility issues. They’re larger than your standard Outside Cabins, with much more space so that a wheelchair can be manoeuvred around easily.
And finally, there’s the Single Outside Cabin on this deck, which is ideal for anyone who’s cruising on their own. A single bed, a picture window and a light and fresh décor. Perfect!
Fitness fanatics will be a frequent visitor to Deck 10 whilst onboard Marella Dream – it’s where you’ll find the Oceans Gym!
Located mid-ship, you’ll find the gym is fully air conditioned so you’ll always stay cool, even when you’re breaking a sweat.
It’s equipped with a selection of free weights, a range of exercise machines and there’s even a space for aerobics and yoga workouts.
You’ll never have to miss ‘leg day’ onboard Marella Dream! It’s the ideal place to head during a day at sea, and it’s especially handy to help work off any extra calories you’ve no doubt consumed!
What’s even better is that there’s his n’ hers saunas leading directly off of the gym. So once you’ve worked up a sweat, get yourself in the sauna and simply relax. It’s said that sitting in the sauna after a workout can help increase circulation, flush any toxins away and relieve stress. Win-win!
If you’d love to be in easy reach of these fabulous facilities – maybe you like getting in an early morning workout – then there’s cabins close by on this deck.
There’s five Outside Cabins, all which come with their own porthole or picture window. It’s just magical waking up, opening the curtains and gazing out at your new destination!
If that sounds good but you’d like something a little roomier, the Outside Plus Cabins are the perfect choice. They measure in at 15-16m² and just give you that little bit of extra space.
If you’d rather save than splash out, the Inside Cabins are ideal. There’s six of them on this deck, each with two single beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed or a fixed double.
Those with mobility issues will be happy to learn there’s two Adapted Outside Cabins on this deck, each with plenty of extra room for a truly comfortable stay.
Marella Dream caters to solo cruisers too – there’s four Single Outside Cabins on Deck 10. Decorated in sophisticated shades of beige and blood orange, you’ll find this the perfect base for your captivating cruise.
All cabins on this deck are centrally located, which is great as it means you’re only an elevator ride away from facilities such as the Broad Street Shops and Reception. Both of which are located on Deck 8 below, which is especially handy!
Not only that, but you’re also only one deck below the main pool area, meaning you can quickly pop back to your room if you’ve forgotten your sunglasses!
It’s important to note that some cabin views may be obstructed by lifeboats – if you want to make sure this isn’t the case for you, it’s always best to reserve your cabin before sailing.
You’ll no doubt spend much of your time on Deck 11 of Marella Dream. That’s because it’s where you’ll find the main pool area, which takes centre stage on the sun deck.
A sea day well spent is a day around this pool – there’s plenty of loungers for you to soak up the sun, but there’s also a full roster of daytime entertainment on offer too.
There’s two whirlpool’s right nearby, and they’re perfect for just sitting back and relaxing. Chill with a book as it bubbles away, or chat with new found friends over yesterday’s destination discoveries.
Don’t worry about having to go far for food and drinks – The Terrace Grill is just off the main pool area, and is open for most of the day. Head there for lunch after sunbathing, where you can enjoy everything from burgers to omelettes, as well as hot dogs and pizza.
On a night, this eatery transforms into something spectacular – The Hotstone Grill restaurant. Here you can cook your own hearty steaks exactly to your liking, all on sizzling-hot pieces of stone. What a treat!
If you want to change things up from the Terrace Grill, you can also head to Sirens Restaurant. This eatery is self-serve, and offers buffet breakfasts and lunches. You can also pop in here for afternoon tea, to tuck into the likes of mozzarella and cucumber sandwiches as well as hot-from-the-oven scones!
On the other side of the deck is the pool bar. The bartenders here are forever mixing and shaking colourful cocktails, and it’s exactly where you’ll head for a drink to cool down.
Soft drink, beer, cider or wine – the choice is all yours. Then all that’s left for you to do is relax by the pool, drink in hand, soaking up the stunning sea views!
Deck 11 is also home to Minstral’s Restaurant, which is where you’ll want to head on an evening for a night of splendid fine dining. This à la carte menu specialises in extravagant and succulent dishes – we’ve heard the lamb rack is a popular choice. A cover charge applies here, and you’ll need to make a reservation beforehand.
All that’s left to say about Deck 11 is that it’s also where you’ll find the six Grand Suites towards the front of the ship. These cabins are the top package and you really will feel like royalty staying in these suites.
They of course come with balconies, and you won’t be short on space either – each has a 40m² set-up. With classy vibes thanks to dark-wood furniture and contemporary wall art, this is travelling in true style.
The living area in each has a flatscreen TV, two plush sofas and a DVD player – so take any of your favourite movies away with you to watch. Then there’s a separate bedroom featuring two single beds or a queen-size bed, depending on your preference.
The extravagance flows through to the bathroom too, where you’ll find a shower and a whirlpool bath. Perfect for a relaxing soak after a long day exploring! Did we mention you also get Premier Service?
On top of all that, you’ve also got a minibar, tea and coffee-making facilities, a walk-in wardrobe – no need to skimp on those outfits – and bathrobes are also provided, so you can lounge around in total comfort.
These suites are perfect for couples, but they’re great for others too. The additional foldaway upper beds means up to four people can stay in these luxurious cabins. That’s ideal for friends who are happy to share the space or if you’re splashing out on an unforgettable trip with the family!
The top deck of Marella Dream doesn’t disappoint – say hello to The Sun Lounge!
For prime sunbathing spots and surreal views, this classy spot is just what you’re after. With a club-style feel, there’s plenty of daybeds to chill with new friends or a partner.
And of course they haven’t forgotten about drinks – there’s a bar up here too! This area makes a lovely change from the sunbathing spots on Deck 11 by the main pool or Deck 9’s Lido Deck.