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Marella Dream: Family-friendly cruise holidays, Europe

View of Marella Dream at sunset.View of Marella Dream at sunset.
Marella Dream at sea.Marella Dream at sea.
Marella Dream kids' club.Marella Dream kids' club.
Pool at night on-board Marella Dream.Pool at night on-board Marella Dream.
Marella Dream docked.Marella Dream docked.
Pool on-board Marella Dream.Pool on-board Marella Dream.

See some amazing sights on-board the Marella Dream with a choice of three itineraries, each suitable for families with children; exploring the Canary Islands, southern Spain, Portugal, and touching the Moroccan coast.

The ship itself comprises 12 deck, 676 cabins, 6 restaurants, 9 bars and 2 pools (including a kids pool). There is a comprehensive childcare programme (free of charge) with activities designed for various age groups from 3 years up to 11, including evening activities such as movie nights and pyjama parties. No matter what time of day or night, the little ones will have plenty going on so you can kick back and relax in the spa, indulge in a romantic meal or even head to the casino.

The three itineraries focus around the Canary Islands and western Mediterranean, giving you a taster of some key holiday destinations whilst being on-board a lively and active child-friendly cruise ship.

Canarian Flavours - over eight days you will cruise between the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, with a visit to Portugal's Madeira on the way.

Colourful Coasts - explore a selection of the Canary Islands for the first and last few days of this 8-day cruise, then sail a little further on day 4 to visit Madeira, spend day 5 at sea en-route to day 6 in Agadir, Morocco.

Spanish Delights - spend eight days travelling between Palma (Mallorca), mainland Spain (Seville, Cartagena and Valencia), with stops on the Algarve and Gibraltar.

Cruise itineraries with Marella Dream are full board, many of the activities, services and facilities on-board are included in your holiday price. Flights from the UK to the port can also be arranged as part of your package tour.

What to Expect:
  • Gym
  • All-inclusive
  • Activities
  • 8 days
  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Family rooms
  • Great for kids 4-12
  • Great for toddlers
  • Indoor play
  • Kids' club
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kids' pool


Kids' Club (3-11 years; regular 2-hour sessions; free of charge; activities include movie nights, arts and crafts, pyjama parties and more).


All cabins have air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, minibar, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, wardrobe space, digital safe (at a charge).

Inside cabin (decks 4, 5, 6, 7, 10) sleep up to 4 people with twin beds (can be made double) and foldaway beds.

Outside cabin (decks 5, 6) sleeps up to 4 people with twin beds and a double sofa bed. With a porthole or picture window.

Outside cabin (decks 7, 9, 10) sleeps 3 people with twin beds and sofa bed. With a porthole or picture window.

Outside cabin plus (decks 5, 6) sleeps up to 4 people with twin beds (can be made double) and foldaway beds of sofa bed. Centrally located on ship.

Deluxe cabin with premier service (deck 9) sleeps up to 3 people with 2 single beds (can be made double) and a sofabed. With lounge area, sofa, table and chairs plus picture window. Premier service includes express check-in, free clothing pressing service and free continental breakfast in bed (1 person/week).

Suite cabin with premier service (deck 7) sleeps up to 4 people with double bedroom and foldaway beds in living area. With large en-suite, walk-in wardrobe and DVD player.

Grand suite cabin with balcony and premier service (deck 11) sleeps up to 4 people with double bedroom, living area with foldaway beds, 2 sofas and DVD player, large bathroom, tea/coffee making facilities and walk-in wardrobe.


Childcare (see above).

Selection of pools (including a main pool, family pool and kids' pool).

Selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Spa and beauty salon.

Gym and sauna.


Games room.

Broadway show lounge.

Photography studio.

On-board shops.

Laundry service.

Medical centre.

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Marella Dream is the cruise ship used for three family-friendly cruise itineraries around some key Mediterranean and Spanish destinations:

Canarian Flavours: Depart from Tenerife and spend the week travelling around Gran Canaria, La Gomera, Madeira, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura before heading back to Tenerife.

Colourful Coasts: Depart from Tenerife, then head on to La Palma, Maderia, Agadir (Morocco), Lanzarote then back to Tenerife.

Spanish Delights: Depart Mallorca before heading to Cadiz (for Seville), Portimao (Portugal), Gibraltar, Cartagena, Valencia then back to Mallorca.

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