With twelve decks lined with comfortable staterooms and a wide selection of dining and entertainment venues, Marella Dream is ideal for family cruises. Spend your days at sea around one of the ship's swimming pools — which include kids, adults and family options — or relax at the beach club-styled Sun Lounge where you’ll find whirlpools and daybeds. Children have their own club activities including film nights, mocktail-making parties, and arts and crafts; while adults can indulge in a massage or beauty treatment at Oceans Spa and Beauty Salon. Dining on Marella Dream offers casual and formal venues with both a la carte and buffet options. After dinner, head to Broadway Show Lounge for live performances and comedy acts, sip drinks in one of the many bars, or dance the night away at the disco. The ship docks at an exciting choice of ports of call where you can go sightseeing independently or join an organised excursion.
Lido Restaurant offers full-cooked breakfasts, as well as salads, pizzas, soups, barbecue food, meat dishes, and themed nights including Italian and Mexican. Experience waiter service and open-seating at breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Orion Restaurant. The poolside Sirens Restaurant is your breakfast and lunchtime buffet venue that also offers tasty afternoon teas. For sophisticated dining and a delicious a la carte menu, visit Mistral's Restaurant and enjoy its friendly waiter service or opt for Kora La Restaurant for diverse Asian cuisines. Head to the open-air Terrace Grill for omelettes, hot dogs and pizzas by day; returning in the evening for steaks served on sizzling-hot slabs of stone when it changes into the Hot Stone Grill.
The Coffee Port serves a tasty range of coffees, cakes and ice creams before transforming into a cocktail corner at night, while Explorers' Lounge — one of the ship's Wi-Fi zones — is the place to go for cappuccinos, alcoholic drinks, and smooth music. Enjoy music until late at Medusa Lounge & Bar and or head to Tides for casual drinks and piano music. The Water's Edge is great if you fancy a gin and tonic on the outdoor terrace or late night dancing. You also have two lively pool bars to enjoy throughout the day — ideal for colourful cocktails and sea views in the sunshine.
There's plenty to keep everyone entertained during days and nights at sea. Chill out in the sun at the kids and family pools or head to the adult pool and Sun Lounge to find whirlpools and daybeds. Oceans Spa and Beauty Salon is perfect for indulgent treatments, while children aged 3-11 years can enjoy fun activities with new-found friends in the Kids' Club. In the evening, visit Broadway Show Lounge for live music, West End-style performances and comedy acts, or have a gamble at the roulette and blackjack tables in the casino. There are also several lounges featuring piano music and solo acts to entertain you until late.
Day 1: UK to Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Palma. On arrival be transferred to the port to board Marella Dream for your seven night cruise.
Day 3: Trapani, Sicily
The lively port of Trapani is located in northwest Sicily at the foot of Monte Erice. Explore the heart of the city and stop by the picturesque Chiesa del Purgatorio, home to the impressive 18th-century Misteri. Enjoy the views from the 17th-century Torre di Ligny watchtower and step indoors to admire the artefacts at Museo di Preistoria e del Mare. Soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches south of Trapani or scuba dive at the tropical Egadi Islands. Venture to the town gates to admire the windmills that lie on the giant salt fields offshore. Visit the awe-inspiring historic town of Erice or watch the mattanza tuna catch at Favignana.
Day 4: Sorrento, Italy
This stunning coastal town of Sorrento is situated in south-western Italy and faces the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas, it’s known for sweeping water views, buzzing bars, and delicious pizzas. Explore the narrow alleys of Piazza Tasso and gaze in awe at the 14th-century Chiesa di San Francesco or revel in the rich history at Museo Correale. Walk along the sandy stretch at Marina Grande harbour or visit the stunning natural phenomenon Vallone dei Mulini.
Day 5: Rome, Italy
History is around every corner in Rome. ‘The Eternal City’ is one of the world’s most historically significant destinations, home to the Pantheon, piazzas, and Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel. Discover cultural remnants of the Roman Empire, awe-inspiring Renaissance art, numerous historic landmarks, as well as the culinary delights of la dolce vita - the sweet life.
Day 6: Ajaccio, Corsica
Ajaccio is a jewel on any Mediterranean cruise, one of the easiest destinations to navigate on foot and one of the most characteristic ports you can see. Around the harbour you can find a bustling world of French and Italian influence, with traditional Mediterranean restaurants and local artists on every street corner. Visit the ancestral home of French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte and see the 16th-century Notre-Dame cathedral which is home to paintings by Delacroix and Tintoretto.
Day 7: Palamos, Spain
Situated along Spain’s Costa Brava the stunning town of Palamos is fringed with sun-kissed sands and is known for its water sports, hiking and fishing. Visit the warm shallow water of Cala Estreta or explore the remains of an Iberian castle perched on Fosca beach. Take a stroll along gleaming Mariana and gaze out at the stunning vessels setting sail. Discover the narrow streets of the historic old town or spend an afternoon soaking up the sun in one of the waterfront bars lining the stunning harbour.
Day 8: Palma de Mallorca to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.