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Marella Dream

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About This Ship

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.

Marella Cruises don’t think tips and service charges should cost you extra, so they've included them in the price. You’re not expected to tip any of their crew – unless you want to, of course.

Plenty of space and a brilliant selection of facilities - that's what you can expect on Marella Dream. The restaurants, lounges and bars have been treated to a stylish makeover. As for the entertainment, plush show lounge sets the scene for glam West End-style shows and UK comedy acts. Elsewhere, there’s plenty of room for live music and daytime games for the whole family.

Ship Specification

  • Launched: 1986
  • Refitted: 2014
  • Tonnage: 54,763
  • Language: en
  • Length: 243m (797ft)
  • Width: 32m (105ft)
  • Speed: 19 knots
  • Decks: 9
  • Cabins: 753
  • Wheelchair Cabins: 4
  • Passengers: 1,506
  • Crew: 600
  • Currency: GBP

What's Onboard

  • Oceans Beauty Salon and Spa
  • Broadway Show Lounge
  • 2 main pool areas
  • Kids pool
  • Broad Street Shops
  • The Sun Lounge
  • 6 Restaurants
  • 9 Bars
  • Casino
  • Medical Centre

Marella Dream Cabins

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

Grand Suite Cabin with Balcony

Marella Dream - Grand Suite Cabin with Balcony

  • Approx 40m²
  • Sleeps 2-4

There are 6 Grand Suites to the fore of the ship – 3 portside 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 and a DVD player. 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 means you can accommodate up to 4 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

Suite Cabin

Marella Dream - Suite Cabin

  • Approx 35m²
  • Sleeps 2-4

We’ve only got 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 twin beds that can be converted in to a queen-size one. A large ensuite bathroom has a roomy walk-in shower and a WC. A walk-in wardrobe, bath robes and a DVD player 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.

Deluxe Cabin

Marella Dream - Deluxe Cabin

  • Approx 20m²
  • Sleeps 2-3

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

Outside Plus Cabin

Marella Dream - Outside Plus Cabin

  • Approx 15m²
  • Sleeps 2-4

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.

Outside Cabin

Marella Dream - Outside Cabin

  • Approx 12m²
  • Sleeps 2-4

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.

Inside Cabin

Marella Dream - Inside Cabin

  • Approx 12m²
  • Sleeps 2-4

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.

Single Outside Cabin

Marella Dream - Single Outside Cabin

  • Sleeps 1

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.

Deck Plan

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.

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Deck 8

What's inside:

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!

On this deck

  • Broadway Show Lounge
  • Medusa Lounge
  • Medusa Bar
  • Explorers' Lounge
  • The Coffee Port
  • Browser's Corner
  • Tides
  • Card Room
  • Reception
  • Destination Services
  • Broad Street Shops
  • Oceans Spa & Beauty Salon
  • Photo Gallery
  • The Water's Edge
  • Kids' Club
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Single Balcony Cabin

All Inclusive

Dining is one of life’s greatest pleasures, especially when cruising. Marella Dream houses five amazing restaurants that come at no extra charge, so you need not eat the same meal twice and they’re all sure to consistently please!

Lido Restaurant

Deck 9
Lido Restaurant is open pretty much all day. There’s always a slight hustle and bustle in this buffet style eatery, but the food keeps on coming in delicious fresh batches with everything from full cooked breakfasts to soups and salads. Found at the rear of the ship by the aptly named Lido deck with your idyllic family oriented pool area, Lido restaurant is your casual grab and go spot. – Its perfect for the kids too with all-time favourites, pizza and chips always readily available! Throughout your week onboard you’ll find themed evenings here such as Italian classics and tantalisingly tasty Mexican fiestas.

Lido Grill

Deck 9
Marella Dream's refit saw the opening of Lido Grill, this salad buffet line is outside by the pool area which also serves up juicy burgers, hot dogs and fries – all made to order!

Terrace Grill

Deck 11
On your main pool deck Terrace Grill is your popular open-air restaurant serving up more tasty burgers, pizzas and freshly tossed salads. Relaxed dining is the theme here, enjoy casual dining through the day then on an evening Terrace Grill offers the hot stone experience. Interactive dining is always fun, and here you get to cook your own steaks exactly to your liking using a sizzling slab of hot stone!

Sirens Restaurant

Deck 11
Offering buffet breakfast and lunches, this pool side restaurant allows you to serve yourself and come and go as you please. Warm, open and airy, Sirens has that traditional cruise ship feel with tables set out for all eventualities. Have a cosy table for two or secure a crescent moon shaped booth to fit the entire family! Also attracting many simply for its afternoon tea selection, come here to indulge in those naughty but oh so nice treats, including oven warmed scones and mini cucumber sandwiches.

Orion Restaurant

Deck 4
Stylish with classic elegance, Orion is one of Marella Cruises original main dining rooms and is your inclusive fine dining option when onboard Marella Dream! Expect tip top waiter service from Marella Cruises friendliest crew, plus the freedom to choose where you dine. Operating an open seating system, this formal venue is idyllically relaxed. Get glammed up or stay comfy and casual, there’s no rules here just lots of delicious food!

Speciality Restaurants

For those extra special evenings why not treat yourself at one of two speciality restaurants onboard Marella Dream. Whether that’s savouring those rich flavours at Kora La or going all out with an evening of elegant glitz at Mistrals!

Kora La Restaurant

Deck 4
Kora La is one of your two speciality restaurants onboard Marella Dream. It does come with a cover charge but this tempting menu is well worth a little splurge. Treat yourself to pan-Asian cuisine including perfectly seasoned noodles, flavoursome curries and bok choy dishes, plus a couple starters and sides to complement! One of Marella Cruises longest standing A la carte restaurants, Kora La is chic and beautifully oriental. Crushed velvet, dark wooden beams and silk table cloths all in complimentary warming colours create an aesthetic that wouldn’t look out of place in the centre of Bangkok! You won’t regret making yourself a reservation here, but make sure to get booked up early, these time slots don’t hang around!

Mistrals Restaurant

Deck 11
If you’re celebrating something special or would like a more intimate dining experience, Mistrals is the place to book. This is your second speciality option onboard Marella and the go to for those who enjoy a la carte dining. This diamond of a restaurant is open from 18:00-23:00 for your evening meal. It’s slightly smaller than other restaurants but that’s all part of its appeal. Surround yourself with sophisticated interiors, suave table settings and attentive wait staff! Food is just as memorable as its fancy interiors. Enjoy the likes of mushroom vol-au-vent to start, followed by racks of lamb cooked exactly to your liking and served with the creamiest of potatoes! Dessert is just as special, with our favourite being the delicious chocolate teardrop sponge.

Room Service

In Cabin
If you still haven’t had your fill from all of Marella Dream's restaurants, you can take full advantage of 24 hour room service, which you’ll find details of inside your Life Onboard magazine in your cabin! Anything purchased here will be charged to your onboard account for you to settle later.

Well known for her array of entertainment, Marella Dream's bars provide much more than just refreshments.

Enjoy live music from note-perfect cover bands and elegant pianist performances, to games of bingo and partaking in remakes of your favourite TV game shows. - Plus drinks are sold in 40ml measures!

Medusa Lounge & Bar

Deck 8
The space for live bands and cabaret acts, Medusa Lounge & Bar boasts plush tub chair seating in a vast open space with scenic sea views from floor to ceiling windows around its perimeter. In the hustle and bustle among everything on deck 8, Medusa offers something for everyone. Sit and relax through the day, get stuck into a game of bingo or even take part in Marella Cruises own game shows! On an evening, entertainment continues and its well-stocked bar will keep you thoroughly hydrated. Stop by after watching one of many amazing shows at the Broadway Show Lounge or its ideal for some pre-dinner drinks!

The Water’s Edge

Deck 8
Open until the early hours, The Water’s Edge is your go to for energising nightlife. A merge of both bar and casino, try your hand at the roulette tables before its late night disco will have you dancing the night away. This spacious lounge also has a stylish outdoor terrace, so come soak up those sea views with whatever drink tickles your fancy. The Water’s Edge is also open during the day too – the best time to make full use of that terrace! Conveniently located on deck 8, the kids club is just opposite meaning you can enjoy a child free night yet still be on the same deck. Or if you’re traveling childless, this deck is the epitome of drinks, shopping splurges and entertainment – you’ll be set for the night!

Tides

Deck 8
In the centre of deck 8 you’ll find Tides, the place to meet friends for drinks pre-meal or have a relaxing evening. Enjoy the sounds of a beautiful grand piano and listen to soloists performing some of your favourite songs. The dance floor awaits for anyone who's ready to bust out some moves and with Medusa Lounge & Bar and The Water’s Edge just along the deck, it’s the perfect start to the Marella Dream bar crawl.

Lido Bar

Deck 9
Found at the rear of the ship on deck 9, Lido Bar is just outside of its restaurant and is there to provide handy refreshments throughout those pool days. No need to stray too far from your lounger to enjoy a frozen cocktail or two, plus Lido bar serves up some incredible sea views to go with it!

Pool Bar

Deck 11
Your main pool bar is right at the top of the ship, staff here mix cocktails like pros and you won’t have to leave your lounger for more than a few seconds! Relax with a drink in hand whilst you look out to the horizon. Terrace Grill is also just opposite, so if you’re spending a few hours pool side, you don’t even need to go too far for a quick bite to eat.

Are you wondering what you can expect onboard Marella Dream? Look forward to plenty of space and a fantastic selection of facilities. From her plush show lounge to amazing pool areas and even some top chill out zones, Marella Dream is geared up for all generations of the family.

Oceans Spa and Beauty Salon

Deck 8
Find Oceans spa on deck 8, relocated in Marella Dream's 2012 refurbishment, the spa moved down 2 decks in order to provide some beauty sea views as well as its luxurious line up of treatments! Oceans Spa and Beauty Salon will have you looking and feeling your best in no time at all. Its newer rooms are spacious, light and airy, an idyllic space to enjoy a selection of massage treatments such as the Indian muscle-melting massage, as well as facials and mud wraps! You can also take yourself along for a fresh hair cut or even an up do, for a real treat whilst onboard.

Oceans Gym

Deck 10
Air conditioned and equipped with your most popular exercise machines and free weights, a quick blast in Ocean Gym will keep your feeling your best for the duration of your cruise. There’s also ample space to perform your own floor based aerobic exercises, Yoga and Pilates if that’s more your preference.

Saunas

Deck 10
On Deck 10 of Marella Dream you’ll find ‘his and hers’ saunas right by Oceans Gym. Are you one to work out whilst cruising? Then make full use of these Sauna rooms for a truly relaxing end! And did you know, saunas actually come with their own added health benefits? It’s said spending time in the sauna after a workout can actually help with blood circulation, lowering blood pressure and reducing muscle soreness, pain and fatigue!

The Sun Lounge

Deck 12
At the top of the ship, The Sun Lounge with its comfy daybeds is the perfect space for sunbathing. With a beach-club inspired atmosphere, you’ll not only lounge in luxury but have a bar readily available to keep you well hydrated…. Whether that’s with bubbles, beer or water, we’ll let you decide that one!

Destination Services

Deck 8
Your cruise gurus are based here! Are you wanting to know more about your itinerary? The where’s or how’s of exploring? Or are you looking to book onto a Marella Cruises excursions? You’ll find dedicated experts here with all the knowledge in finding you the most suitable excursions or advise on how to get around on your own! Located on deck 8, it’s conveniently positioned just opposite reception and right near a lot of your onboard bars too. So ask away to your heart’s content, feel comfortable with your plans and get booked on those excursions. Then celebrate with a drink or two in Tides if you feel ready for the evening or pop to Explorers Lounge for something a little more relaxing.

Reception

Deck 8
Marella Cruises very helpful and friendly crew will be manning the desk 24/7! There to answer any of your questions or direct you to the right place. They’ll try to quickly amend any niggles no matter how big or small and will also be on hand for any currency conversions that you may need over the duration of your cruise!

Main Pool

Deck 11
Deck 11 is your main pool deck. Situated between your Pool bar, Terrace Grill and hot tubs, the pool takes centre stage. With ample loungers around its edge, you can happily spend any sea days soaking up the sun’s rays and with a jam packed entertainment rota, you’ll never get bored!

Lido Pool

Deck 9
At the rear of deck 9, Lido pool is the spot for families! Due to its location, sea views are amazing and with multiple loungers plus Lido Bar and Grill, it’s just like spending the day at the beach! Enjoy food, drinks, dips in the pool and lots of laughter.

Hot Tubs

Deck 11
Just next to your main pool on Deck 11, you’ll find two hot tubs. Ideal for those just wanting to chill and relax away some blissful hours.

Kids Pool

Deck 9
The Kids pool onboard Marella Dream is conveniently attached to the Lido Pool on deck 9. So no matter if you have big ones or little ones, you can all easily spend the day together, with no worries about not having all eyes on deck!

Explorers Lounge

Deck 8
Atmospherically lit, this stunning lounge boasts big solid tables, cosy sofas and stylish traditional tub chairs for a relaxed and chilled setting. By day enjoy this space for quiet coffee breaks and casual chit-chat – it’s also one of the ships Wi-FI spots so ideal for catching up with everyone back home! At night the lounge ups the tempo and transforms into a hub of entertainment with soothing sounds from the resident pianist!

The Coffee Port

Deck 8
The Coffee Port is always a hit onboard Marella Cruises ships. Find this one inside Marella Dream’s Explorers Lounge – this relaxed setting couldn’t be a bigger enticement to tempt you to a speciality latte, mocha or energising espresso. On an evening The Coffee Port transforms in keeping with the Explorers Lounge and becomes a sophisticated cocktail corner! Ideal for some after dinner drinks before heading along deck to watch which ever amazing show is on offer in the Broadway Show Lounge that evening.

Kids Club

Deck 8
Free for all children aged three to 11 years old onboard Marella Dream, the Kids Club is on deck 8, right by many of your other facilities. Enjoy a date night or relaxing spa day child free whilst your children get involved in arts and crafts, movie nights, pyjama parties and even mocktail making sessions! It’s a chance for them to make friends their own age whilst you enjoy some free time too.

Broad Street Shops

Deck 8
Shop until your drop at Broad Street onboard Marella Dream. This parade of shops gives you a chance to flex that plastic burning a hole in your back pocket! With daily promotions on all things fashion, jewellery and those much loved cosmetic purchases, it’s well worth popping along to have a browse! Save up to 50% on selected lines and you may even find the perfect souvenir for those you’ve left at home.

Pure Portrait Studio

Deck 6
Want to capture some memories with everyone in your cruise party? Make sure to stop by the Pure Portrait Studio for a professional shoot with one of Marella Cruises amazing portrait artists! If you prefer something a little less formal, enquire about the Seascape Experience. Take the photo shoot out of the studio and onto the deck, where you’ll have the beautiful ship and the horizon as your backdrop!

Photo Gallery

Deck 8
This is where you’ll find all the photos that you’ve had taken on your cruise. The place to go to view and purchase, so make sure to have a browse and take home some lasting memories.

Casino

Deck 8
Try your hand at a game of blackjack or your luck on the roulette! All in the name of some light-hearted fun, Marella Dream’s casino has a buzzing evening atmosphere that’s adults only and who knows, you may just win back the cost of your cruise!

Broadway Show Lounge

Decks 8 & 9
Always set to deliver evenings of premium entertainment, this 2-storey Broadway Lounge brings musical theatre to life as well as housing comedy performances from UK guest acts! Comfy bucket chairs, circular sofas and seats just for two make everyone feel at home, while subtle spotlights and varying shades of crimson mixed with darkened woods sets the perfect backdrop for each of its fabulous shows. With two shows each night, show times work for both early and later diners. Expect flamboyance, high kicks, plenty of costume changes and above all lots of smiles and enjoyment from yourselves.

Card Room

Deck 8
You can’t have a holiday without playing a few games of cards on an evening! Marella Dream has a location specifically for just that, with not only playing cards but board games and even the likes of scrabble and Trivial Pursuit! The rooms wood panelling, chairs with checkerboard backs and low level lighting gives an air of old time elegance and we cannot think of a better setting to put your game face on.

Browsers Corner

Deck 8
Dark wood panelling, tall bookcases, ornate artwork and varying shades of crimson give the Browsers Corner a traditional drawing room feel. This is where you’ll find many books – perfect for any bookworms, plus you can help yourself to daily Sudoku challenges, board games and jigsaws. This is another Wi-Fi zone onboard Marella Dream, and with a flurry of chargeable computers you’ll have no problems keeping in touch with those back home.

Medical Centre

Deck 4
Being unwell on holiday may be one of the worst things we can think of, but not to worry if you do in fact need some assistance. Please don’t suffer in silence! Marella Cruises always have a doctor onboard with a team of nurses too. The Medical Centre is open from 8-10am and 5-6:30pm and you can always still dial 999 in an emergency too.

In-Cabin Laundry Service

In Cabin
It couldn’t be easier to take care of some loads of holiday washing whilst still onboard Marella Dream! They’ll be a laundry service slip provided in your cabin, simply fill it in and pop everything inside your laundry bag – your steward will take care of the rest! A charge will apply here but the time you can save on returning home is priceless right?

Ship FAQs

1. What is included in the All Inclusive drinks package on Marella Dream

Just about everything! There’s a great choice of soft drinks to quench your thirst, and the kids can have their fill of them too.

Alcohol-wise, you’re spoilt for choice. There’s a fabulous range of cocktails on offer, from fantastic frozen fruity numbers to the classic Cosmopolitan.

If you’re someone who prefers to stick to spirits, you’ve got plenty to choose from. You can expect all your favourite brands too, from Gordon’s Gin to Smirnoff Vodka and creamy Baileys.

On top of that you’ve for beers and ciders, like Foster’ and Strongbow, as well as a great selection of house wines and Prosecco. Cheers to that!

If you’re really into your drinks, you can opt to upgrade to the Premium All Inclusive package for £50 per person. With this, you’ll get a range of upgraded cocktails, including those with Champagne in. You’ll also be able to have premium gins and vodkas, such as Absolut Vodka and Bombay Sapphire. All drinks from the Coffee Port are also included with this option too – perfect if you like your lattes!

For a full list of all drinks included as standard on Marella Dream, see here.

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2. Which restaurants are included in All Inclusive on Marella Dream

You’ll never be hungry onboard Marella Dream – you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to delicious dining options! From buffets to waiter service, prepare for full on flavour onboard this ship.

Dining in all of the following restaurants is included:

  • Lido Restaurant
  • Lido Grill
  • Terrace Grill
  • Sirens Restaurant
  • Orion Restaurant

You can also choose to eat the speciality restaurants onboard, which incur an extra charge. These are:

  • Kora La
  • Minstral’s

For more information on these restaurants, see here.

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3. What is the dress code on Marella Dream

The dress code onboard Marella Dream is pretty easy to follow – it’s split into three categories.

First you’ve got Beachwear, which is pretty much what it says on the tin. Bikinis, swimming costumes, trunks and flip flops.

Then there’s Casual – tops and shorts or a sundress. Just your every day clothing.

And finally there’s Smart – which gives you the chance to dress up a little. If you’re attending the Captain’s Party or you’re off for a meal in one of the speciality restaurants, it’s time to put your best outfit on. It’s your choice if you go for a jacket and tie, a smart shirt and trousers or cocktail dress.

There’s a dress code in each of the restaurants onboard – you’ll find this information in your cabin when you arrive.

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4. Is there Wi-Fi access on Marella Dream

Yes. You’ll be able to access the internet – or check in on Facebook – in the designated Wi-Fi zones onboard Marella Dream.

Internet access is chargeable, and depending how much you use you’ll be charged an amount to your ship account. You can find out the cost of this at reception onboard.

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5. Can I smoke onboard Marella Dream

Yes – but only in designated smoking areas. Both cigarettes and e-cigarettes can only be used in the onboard smoking areas, which are usually out on the open deck. Ask a member of staff onboard for your nearest smoking point.

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6. Can I choose my cabin

Of course! If you would like to reserve a particular cabin, you simply have to book your cruise as normal, and then once you’ve decided which one you’d like, call us to let us know.

This can be done upto 15 days before your cruise takes place, but if you’re after a certain cabin it’s always best to book it sooner rather than later. Securing your cabin costs just £48, otherwise you’ll just be selected a cabin at random.

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7. How do I pay for things onboard

Once you’re onboard, you’ll have a ship account opened for you. This means there’s no need to carry loads of cash around with you, as any onboard purchases will be charged to your account.

This includes dining costs at any of the speciality restaurants, upgrading to a Premium Drinks package or any internet access.

You can view your account balance any time at reception, which is where you can also settle your account before you depart the ship on your last day.

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8. Are my transfers included

Yes! Marella Cruises like to keep things simple for their cruisers, meaning they sort all your transfers out for you. Just make sure to look for the TUI smile logo at the airport!

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9. Do I have to tip

No – the cost of tips are already included in the price of your cruise. So you can enjoy your cruise without worrying about racking up any extra gratuity costs.

Of course if you would like to tip any of the staff onboard, that’s completely up to you.

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10. Do I need to take my own towel onboard Marella Dream

No. Marella Cruises will provide you with towels in your en-suite for showering as well as beach towels to take to the pool areas.

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11. Do I need a plug adapter in my cabin onboard Marella Dream

Yes – to use the plug socks in your cabin you’ll need either a European or US 2-pin adaptor. If you forget, that’s OK – they are available to purchase in the onboard shop.

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12. Help, I’m cruising solo

Not to worry! Cruising is a fantastic way to travel for anyone heading off on their own, as you’ll make friends onboard in no time!

Marella Dream has its very own Social Hostess onboard, who’s in charge of organising special events and meet ups for any solo cruisers onboard.

There’s also a variation of table arrangements in each restaurant, so you can dine with new people every night. No one is ever on their own on a cruise!

Plus, you’ll be in your very own Single Cabin, perfect for a comfortable stay during your cruise. The Single Cabins are usually located together in one area of the ship, so you’ll meet your neighbours who are travelling solo too!

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13. Is there a Medical Centre onboard Marella Dream

Yes – you’ll find the Medical Centre on Deck 4. The ship’s English-speaking doctor and a team of nurses will be available to see you between 8-10am and 5-6.30pm.

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14. Do I need my passport

Yes – even if you’re sailing straight out of the UK, you’ll need your passport when you board the ship. It’s compulsory that you bring it, no matter which Marella Cruises sailing you’re on. Without it, you won’t be allowed to board the ship.

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15. How do I book shore excursions

Simply book your cruise – either online or over the phone – then take a look at the types of excursions you can do in your destination.

Then simply give us a call and tell us what kind of things you’d like to get up to. We’ll book it for you in a flash!

Alternatively you can wait until you’re onboard Marella Dream and visit Destination Services, which you’ll find on Deck 8.

The staff there will be able to provide you with handy maps and guides if you’re thinking of exploring a destination on your own, or they can book you onto one of the Marella Cruises excursions taking place. They can even book your next cruise too!

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