This ship is probably most famous for its entertainment. Every evening gets off to a rousing start with a West-End style show in the plush Broadway Show Lounge. But throughout the whole day there’s loads of live music that’ll appeal to all ages and tastes, plus game shows, quizzes and comedy.
Here, you can try your luck at the slot machines and enjoy a light-hearted flutter at the casino’s roulette and blackjack tables.
Set in the centre of the ship, this is a convenient place to meet friends. During the day, musicians provide a low-key soundtrack. Later on, the grand piano gets an airing and singer soloists will draw you towards the dance floor.
This large space with banquette seating is home to late-night discos and the ship’s dance floor.
Right at the top of the ship, the bar staff here mix and shake cocktails like a pro. It’s then over to you to relax by the pool, drink in hand, and enjoy the sea views.
This is the ship’s biggest lounge. Floor-to-ceiling windows keep it bright and airy, making it a lovely place to watch the world go by. Live bands and spotlight cabaret take to the stage here, and there’s a dance floor. Plus, there are plenty of seats grouped around small tables to get stuck in to the likes of bingo and game shows. For drinks, there’s a well-stocked bar in the corner.
Huge table lamps and big solid tables set the scene here. By day, it’s a low-lit spot for relaxing over cappuccinos and quiet chitchat. It’s also one of the ship’s WiFi zones. By night, the maroon silk curtains are drawn and the tempo is upped with a soundtrack of smooth tunes, courtesy of the resident pianist.
This 2-storey show lounge sparks in to life every evening with musical entertainment and comedy from UK guest acts. It’s a large space, dressed in shades of crimson and walnut and subtly lit with ceiling spotlights and pumpkin-shaped table lamps. Comfy bucket chairs, semi-circular sofas and just-for-2 seats give it top marks for cosiness. There are 2 shows every night – early and late – that cover off anything from West End-style musicals to classics from the Eighties. You can expect high kicks, dry ice, and plenty of costume changes.
Head to the onboard photo studio for a session with a professional portrait artist. For a shoot that’s a little less ordinary, try the Seascape Experience. With this one, you’ll be snapped out on deck with the ship and horizon providing the backdrop.
The ship’s photographers are around every day to capture the highlights of your cruise on film.
Dark-wood panelling and chock-a-block bookcases set the scene here. You can help yourself to daily sudoku challenges, and pick out paperbacks from the shelves. Plus, there’s a good hoard of jigsaws and board games to borrow. A bank of PCs and chargeable Wi-Fi means you can email and Facebook loved ones back home.
This brand new sunbathing area has a beach club-style feel, with comfy daybeds as standard and a bar.
The parade of shops has daily promotions on jewellery, fashion and cosmetics, with up to 50% savings on selected lines.
This cosy coffee shop is located in Marella Dream's Explorers' Lounge. By day, it's the place to grab cappuccinos, cake and ice-cream. At night, meanwhile, it turns into a cocktail corner.
The wood-panelled card room is stocked with playing cards and board games like Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble. It’s light and bright, with a dozen or so tables and chairs with chequer-board backs.
Their line-up of treatments will have you looking and feeling like you’re on top of the world. Treat yourself to a facial or a new hairdo for the cocktail reception. And don’t forget to check out daily offers like Indian muscle-melting massages and mineral mud wraps.
His 'n' hers saunas lead off from the well-equipped gym.
The ship’s air-conditioned gym is equipped with free weights, state-of-the-art machines, and space for aerobics and yoga workouts.
Head to the rear of deck 9 for a relaxed pool scene. It’s one for all the family and comes with fantastic sea views.
The adults-only pool takes centre stage on the sun deck. It’s a lively spot with plenty of loungers around it and a full roster of daytime entertainment.
There are 2 whirlpools behind the adults' pool.