Marella Celebration Cruise Review by Lionheadbunnies
- Sail Date: December 2018
- Destination: Caribbean
Its true that you get what you pay for, this cruise was very good value so our expectations were realistic.
The staff were excellent and it is a very friendly ship. The food was great, well cooked and enough of a selection - again the price point of this cruise I wouldn't expect any real fine dining included.
The quality of the drinks were great and the service of them from the staff excellent. I was a little disappointed with some of the cocktails, it seemed that every member of staff would do them differently, substitute ingredients - some of the fruit juices for these weren't the best. There wasn't a single cocktail that I returned to.
The ports, excursions were all great. We were delayed on our flight by 9hrs as a knock on effect of the 'drones' in London so missed St Lucia really as we'd only had 3 hrs sleep by then!
The entertainment was ok, the men singers were better than some of the women unfortunately - there were occasions were the audience were cringing - although they all made a great effort and we were certainly entertained!
The cabin was pretty standard, along with the rest of the ship you could tell it had had a bit of a spruce up.
The biggest downfall was the age of the ship and thus the movement, I've done 2 other cruises any never had a problem but had to take sickness tablets on this one to start with - its not the sea movement but a constant vibrating/jumping (imagine sitting on a tractor across a field jiggling you about) of the ship...you would be sat there and could see everyone jiggling up and down and its relentless, in addition to this there was a strange constant jolting (imagine a small child shaking you for attention) If these negatives hadn't of been there I would have voted it 4/5 stars.
I would recommend this cruise if you want something cheap and cheerful, just don't set you expectations too high!
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