Flights available from Gatwick, Luton or Birmingham
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
At a glance....
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.
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.
|Beam (width)||30 m|
|Crew and staff||600|