Best of the Mediterranean

Marella Dream

Best of the Mediterranean Overview

Departs: 26 April 2020

9  Nights All Inclusive

Flights available from Manchester, Newcastle, East Midlands, Doncaster Sheffield or Birmingham

What's included

Price Includes:

  • All meals
  • A varied and professional entertainment programme
  • Gratuities
  • Flights, cruise & airport to port transfers
  • Baggage Allowance

Ports of call

Malaga, Costa del Sol • Cartagena, Spain • Barcelona, Spain • Toulon (for the Cote d'Azur), France • Monaco • Livorno (for Florence & Pisa), Italy • Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy • Ajaccio, Corsica • Palma, Majorca




Day 1

Malaga, Costa Del Sol, Spain

Set on the sun-drenched Costa del Sol, Malaga is a Moorish delight. During the Arab occupation of Spain, the city was the principal port of the Moorish kingdom of Granada. So what does that mean for you? It means the city of Granada and its striking Alhambra Palace are just a short drive away. Prepare to be blown away.

Day 2

Cartagena, Spain

Tucked in a deep bay guarded by two cliff-top fortresses, this Spanish gem is steeped in history. In the 18th century it became a major Spanish naval base and reminders of its seafaring past can be seen down in the port, where you’ll find a prototype submarine.



Day 3

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is up there with the most famous cities in the world, and for good reason. Sandwiched between the Mediterranean Sea and the Serra de Collserola hills, this Spanish titan promises cutting-edge architecture, trend-setting fashion and art that breaks the mould. It’s a place where boutique-lined boulevards and intimate espresso bars give way to authentic tapas joints and narrow cobbled streets.



Day 4

Toulon (for Côte d’Azur), France

Fusing French Riviera glam with the feel of a traditional old town, Toulon is your gorgeous gateway to the Côte d’Azur.

Follow the sound of popping corks and clinking champagne flutes to über-stylish St-Tropez, a long-time glitterati favourite.
Venture into Aix en Provence and find out about its dual identity. This place is known as the Town of Water thanks to its fountains and the Town of Art because of its many museums.

Day 5


Monaco, despite being the most densely populated country in the world, is just a fraction of the size of the Isle of Wight. You’ll find this pint-sized nation in a prime spot on the French Riviera, just a stone’s throw from the Italian border. Million-pound yachts try to outdo one another in the harbour, which is flanked by contemporary apartments and a scattering of Art Nouveau-style buildings. Shopping malls and casinos are jumbled up with pretty boutiques and churches in the maze-like Monaco-Ville neighbourhood. And just along the waterfront in Monte Carlo, palatial mansions and lavish hotels face up to the Mediterranean Sea

Day 6

Livorno (for Florence & Pisa), Italy

Get ready to be impressed – this is your gateway to the dazzling riches of Florence and Pisa.

A living monument to the Renaissance, Florence might be famous for its art galleries, but the entire city is like one gigantic piece of artwork. Beautiful buildings, picturesque piazzas and stunning sculptures are everywhere you look. Marvel at Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia. Clap eyes on Botticelli’s Birth of Venus in the Uffizi Gallery. Then head for the Ponte Vecchio bridge to browse the glittering jewellery shops that find a home here.

Day 7

Civitaveccia (for Rome), Italy

Few cities on earth have the power to bowl you over quite like Rome. Discover a city packed with historical wonder, artistic splendour and culinary temptation at every turn. Not to mention enough designer shops to keep you browsing for a year.

Day 8

Ajaccio, Corsica

Rugged peaks, emerald countryside, twinkling blue waters – Corsica’s been plucked from the prettiest postcard. Rising up from one of the most beautiful gulfs in the world is Ajaccio, a town oozing charm. An impressive place in its own right, it’s also your gateway to the sensational scenery and sleepy little towns that this sun-soaked isle is famous for. One word of advice – take plenty of spare batteries for your camera.


Day 9

At Sea


Day 10

Palma, Majorca

Palma. Think leafy boulevards that echo with the stilettos of stylish shoppers. Tiny tapas bars tucked down narrow sidestreets. Architectural gold hidden in the historic quarter. With its trademark cathedral dominating the skyline, cosmopolitan Palma never fails to impress.

Welcome aboard Marella Dream

At a glance....

  • 6 restaurants
  • 9 bars
  • 3 lounges
  • Nightclub
  • Casino
  • 2 whirlpools
  • 2 swimming pools

Plenty of space and a brilliant selection of facilities - that's what you can expect on the Marella Dream.

This Platinum ship is well-known for its plush show lounge and fantastic West End-style entertainment, with performances and games geared up for the whole family.

Dining - waiter service

  • Orion Restaurant: Offering breakfast, lunch and six-course dinners, this stylish waiter service eatery has an open-seating policy so you can dine where and when you like.
  • Kora La - This a la carte restaurant offers up pan-Asian cuisine with subtly themed interiors.
  • Mistral's Restaurant: When it comes to extravagant dining, this place is a real gem. Pick the likes of sea bream or venison from the a la carte menu or push the boat out with Land and Sea option. Just so you know a cover charge applies.r.

Dining - flexible options

  • Lido Restaurant: Help-yourself buffets. Plus there are themed nights throughout the week.
  • Sirens Restaurant: Booths, tables for two and space for the whole family - Sirens offers the ideal setting for buffet breakfasts and lunches.
  • Terrace Grill: Lunchtime BBQs, pizzas and salads served in the sunshine.


  • Broadway Show Lounge: West End-style musicals and comedy from UK guest acts are staged in this two-storey show lounge.
  • Medusa Lounge: Live bands, game shows and spotlight cabaret take to the floor here.
  • The Water's Edge: This venue is home to late night themed discos and the dance floor.
  • Argo Lounge: Live classical music sets a relaxing scene in this laid-back venue.
  • Casino: Roulette, blackjack and slot machines are just a taste of what's in store in the casino.

Bars and lounges

  • Lido/Pool Bars: For al fresco drinks, head to one of these poolside bars.
  • Medusa Bar: This window-lined bar is the best spot for watching the world go by.
  • Explorers' Lounge: A low-key spot for realxing with a coffee by day.  By night, the tempo is upped with a soundtrack of smooth tunes from the resident pianist.
  • Tides: Set in the centre of the ship, the grand piano and singer soloistswill draw you to the dancefloor.

Other activities

  • Oceans Spa & Beauty Salon: Treat yourself to a new hairstyle, a revitalising facial or a muscle-melting massage.
  • Oceans Gym: A well-equipped gym complete with free weights, state-of-the-art machines and space for aerobics.
  • Other: Onboard extras come in the shape of M Kids' Club, library with internet access, card room and shops.


6 restaurants, 9 bars, 3 lounges, nightclub, casino, 2 whirlpools, 2 swimming pools, card room, beauty salon, boutiques, health club, sports deck, Thomson Kids' Club, sauna, library, medical centre, internet access, air-conditioned throughout, stabilised, worldwide satellite telephone, telex and fax.

Vital Statistics

Tonnage 54,763 GRT
Length 243 m
Beam (width) 30 m
Speed 19 knots
Decks 12
Lifts 7
Cabins 753
Cruise passengers 1506
Crew and staff 600
Electrical current 110v/220v
Registry Malta