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This was our 5th cruise with Thomson, second on the Dream, and was our best cruise overall. Embarkation was OK, taking about an hour from the airport to getting to the cabin. But at least we didn't have to collect and carry our cases from the airport. The best bit about the cruise was the excellent entertainment. We loved the shows on the Broadway lounge, and all the groups in the various bars, and we got seats in every venue we went to - and the bar prices were OK. We enjoined the food on offer, using the buffet restaurants for breakfast and lunch, and the waiter service Orion restaurant for evening meals. The food quality was good, and the service excellent. The weather during the cruise was very good hot and sunny. On the 2 sea days we had no problem getting sunbeds or seats where we wanted - we got up at 9 am. We had no issues with the state of the cabin or the ship in general. This cruise had more of an international feel than other Thomson cruises, because there were some Canadian and Jamaican guests on board. We met many passengers on board who really enjoined the cruise, but also some moaners who complained about the food and shows. If you go on the cruise wanting a good time then I expect you will. But if you are looking for faults then you probably won't enjoy it.

Another Great Cruise with Thomson

Marella Dream Cruise Review by reham retep

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This was our 5th cruise with Thomson, second on the Dream, and was our best cruise overall. Embarkation was OK, taking about an hour from the airport to getting to the cabin. But at least we didn't have to collect and carry our cases from the airport.

The best bit about the cruise was the excellent entertainment. We loved the shows on the Broadway lounge, and all the groups in the various bars, and we got seats in every venue we went to - and the bar prices were OK.

We enjoined the food on offer, using the buffet restaurants for breakfast and lunch, and the waiter service Orion restaurant for evening meals. The food quality was good, and the service excellent.

The weather during the cruise was very good hot and sunny. On the 2 sea days we had no problem getting sunbeds or seats where we wanted - we got up at 9 am.

We had no issues with the state of the cabin or the ship in general.

This cruise had more of an international feel than other Thomson cruises, because there were some Canadian and Jamaican guests on board.

We met many passengers on board who really enjoined the cruise, but also some moaners who complained about the food and shows.

If you go on the cruise wanting a good time then I expect you will. But if you are looking for faults then you probably won't enjoy it.
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