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Chose this cruise as a short one for our first ever cruise.Embarkation was pretty smooth,we where in our cabin and unpacked by 11am.The cabin was a pretty good standard and the steward was excellent. We managed a few hours around Palma,well worth a visit.You can walk to the city in 40mins or get a bus from the port.The other ports of call where Olbia Sardinia,don't bother with ships excursion not worth the money.Naples OK ,Messina Sicily nice town to walk around. Argostolli Kefalonia very nice town,good shops.Lastly Corfu where we disembarked which was chaotic.We enjoyed the food on the cruise,and the Orion restaurant was very good.Our biggest gripe was trying to get a drink at ANY of the bars the service was VERY slow.Hardly any waiters and hardly any bar staff.We had the drinks package but what a waste of money.As a first experience of cruising it was not what we expected at all.We drank water with our meals as we could get this ourselves from the water coolers.On the plus side we will cruise again just not with Thomson

Not what we expected; most staff seemed inexperienced.

Marella Dream Cruise Review by nan494

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Chose this cruise as a short one for our first ever cruise.Embarkation was pretty smooth,we where in our cabin and unpacked by 11am.The cabin was a pretty good standard and the steward was excellent.

We managed a few hours around Palma,well worth a visit.You can walk to the city in 40mins or get a bus from the port.The other ports of call where Olbia Sardinia,don't bother with ships excursion not worth the money.Naples OK ,Messina Sicily nice town to walk around. Argostolli Kefalonia very nice town,good shops.Lastly Corfu where we disembarked which was chaotic.We enjoyed the food on the cruise,and the Orion restaurant was very good.Our biggest gripe was trying to get a drink at ANY of the bars the service was VERY slow.Hardly any waiters and hardly any bar staff.We had the drinks package but what a waste of money.As a first experience of cruising it was not what we expected at all.We drank water with our meals as we could get this ourselves from the water coolers.On the plus side we will cruise again just not with Thomson
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Cabin 4028
Pretty good no engine noise and very clean,very handy for Orion restaurant.
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