Mediterranean Dream

Enjoy a 7-night cruise to explore the beautiful cities of the Mediterranean including Rome (Civitavecchia) and Sorrento. The Marella Dream will also take you to Trapani on Sicily, Ajaccio on Corsica, and Palamos in Spain on this round trip from the Spanish isle of Palma de Mallorca.

All-Inclusive Cruise! Onboard the Marella Dream, everyone goes All Inclusive. This means your drinks, including prosecco and cider, plus meals in five restaurants and most onboard activities will all be part of the deal. Even your onboard gratuities are already paid.

DESTINATION Spain, Italy, Corsica & Sicily
FROM Dublin / Palma de Mallorca
DATE 7th May 2019
DURATION 7 Nights
PRICE From €1,157 pp

Enjoy a 7-night cruise to explore the beautiful cities of the Mediterranean including Rome (Civitavecchia) and Sorrento. The Marella Dream will also take you to Trapani on Sciliy, Ajaccio on Corsica, and Palamos in Spain on this round trip from the Spanish isle of Palma de Mallorca.

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Palma de Mallorca, Spain: Departs 22.00

Following your flight, you will be transferred to the port to board Marella Dream.

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.

• Spend some time exploring the city, clicking snaps of the 14th-century Bellver Castle, browsing the boutiques and tasting tapas in the authentic bars that barnacle the backstreets
• Love to shop? Then make a beeline for Inca, the island’s biggest street market, which opens every Thursday.
• Don’t miss out on one last amazing view when you leave the city. When the ship departs after dark, make sure you’re out on deck to enjoy the unforgettable sight of Palma Cathedral magically lit up.

Day 2: At Sea: 

Day 3: Trapani, Sicily, Italy: Arrive 07.00 Depart 17.00

The Greeks, the Romans, the Saracens, the Normans – they all squabbled over the pretty hook-shaped harbour of Trapani. And no wonder. Packed with reminders of its long and colourful past, this place offers up great sights, waist-bustingly good seafood and bags of that irresistible Sicilian charm. It’s a west coast corner to fall head over heels for.

• Discover the Medieval mountaintop city of Erice. This place is set 750 metres above sea level, so it offers up some eye-popping views. It’s also packed with historical sites like a 700-year-old church and the Castle of Venus. To get IMAX-quality views, take the cable car to the top.
• Experience time travel with a wander through the old town, clustered around the long, straight Corso Vittorio Emanuele. See the grand Palazzo Cavaretta, where revolutionary Garibaldi cried ‘Rome or death!’ in 1860. And take a look at Saint Augustine church, a beautiful Romanesque-Gothic affair with a jaw-dropping rose window.
• The food in these parts is out of this world. Try Trapani’s speciality, cous-cous, usually served with soup and a selection of fresh-from-the-net fish. Simply delicious.

Day 4: Sorrento, Italy: Arrive 07.00 Depart 17.00

Despite being surrounded by groves of bitter lemons, Sorrento is one of Italy’s sweetest cities. Red-roofed buildings, balconied apartments and yawning piazzas characterise the centre of town. Elsewhere, the waterfront is defined by 2 sand and shingle beaches and the fishing boats that pogo on the waves, not far from the shore.

• Duck into Villa Comunale Park. It’s the largest park in Sorrento and it serves up the sort of views of the Amalfi coast that guidebook writers use to illustrate their articles.
• From the Circumevesuviana station, a few metres south east of Piazza Tasso, you can catch the train to the historical city of Pompeii, which was deluged by ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.
• If you catch the ferry from Sorrento, you can be in Capri in under an hour. The life lived on this island is high and shopping and fine dining top most people’s priority lists.

Day 5: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy: Arrive 07.00 Depart 19.00

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.

• Relive the days of the gladiators at the eye-popping Colosseum. Big enough to hold 50,000 bloodthirsty spectators, it’s stood the test of time and remains Rome’s most famous landmark.
• Head for the Vatican City, the heart of the Catholic Church. Feast your eyes on treasures like St Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s ceiling masterpiece awaits you.

Day 6: Ajaccio, Corsica, France: Arrive 09.00 Depart 17.00

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.

• Get back to nature in the countryside that surrounds the city. Taking a coach and train trip, you can explore the maquis, the rich green hillside that’s unique to Corsica, and the Prunelli Gorge, a deep ravine that was carved by a small river.
• For something a bit different head for Cupulatta Park, Europe’s only tortoise protection centre. From babies measuring just a few centimetres to wizened old grandfathers decades old, you’ll find them all here.

Day 7: Palamos, Spain: Arrive 10.00 Depart 18.00

Fringed with a ribbon of sun-kissed sands, Palamos started life as a tiny fishing village. The legacy of fishing continues today with the day’s catch sold off to the highest bidder on the quayside every afternoon. Head down to the beach, or leave the town behind for a day of discovery.

• Head to Barcelona to stroll down Las Ramblas, admire a few Gaudi gems, or call in at Nou Camp, home of Barcelona FC.
• Take a trip to nearby Figueres, home to the bizarre-looking Salvador Dali Museum. On the outside, it’s a vision of red studded walls topped with huge luminous eggs. Inside, you’ll find an amazing collection of Dali’s surrealist paintings and sculptures.

Day 8: Palma de Mallorca, Spain: Arrive 06.00

Your cruise ends today with your arrival in Palma. Disembarkation begins after breakfast when you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

7 Nights accommodation aboard the Marella Dream. (See ship info tab for more information on Marella Dream)

Marella Dream

Plenty of space and a brilliant selection of facilities – that’s what you can expect on Marella Dream. The restaurants, lounges and bars have been treated to a stylish makeover. As for the entertainment, our plush show lounge sets the scene for glam West End-style shows and UK comedy acts. Elsewhere, there’s plenty of room for live music and daytime games for the whole family.

  • 12 DECKS
  • 767 CABINS
  • RESTAURANTS
  • BARS
  • POOLS
  • LIFTS

Cabins
All our cabins come with… Air-conditioning • Flatscreen TV • Minibar • Hairdryer • Tea- and coffee-making facilities • Wardrobe space • Digital safe, at a charge

Entertainment
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.

Facilities
Day and night, there are plenty of things on board to keep the whole family busy. Your children can make new friends at the Kids’ Club. Which gives you time to hit the treadmill at the gym or book in to the salon for a pampering treatment.

Dining
With 6 restaurants to its name, you’ll never sit down to the same meal twice on Marella Dream. Dining is one of the greatest pleasures on this ship. Whether you’re in the mood for a roast dinner with all the trimmings or want to dilly-dally over a multi-course à la carte menu, it’s up to you where and when you eat. To tempt your taste buds even more, we line up a delicious afternoon tea every day and the captain hosts a weekly dinner where the menu gets as much a dressing-up as you do.

Mistral’s Restaurant
When it comes to extravagant dining, this place is a real gem. Pick the likes of lamb rack from the à la carte menu, and enjoy attentive waiter service in contemporary surroundings. Just so you know, a cover charge applies and you’ll need to make a reservation.

Lido Restaurant
There’s a quiet bustle to this help-yourself eatery, which keeps meals coming from late morning ‘til well in to the night. The central food station has everything from full cooked breakfasts to salads, meats, breads, and cheeses. Plus, there’s pizza, fries and soups on the side. Themed nights throughout the week bring the likes of Italian or Mexican flavours in to the limelight.

Terrace Grill
The Terrace Grill is an open-air eatery that’s open for most of the day. In the mornings and through to the afternoon, you can expect burgers, omelettes, hot dogs, pizza and a selection of cold cuts. In the evenings, this place transforms into the Hotstone Grill restaurant, where diners cook their own steaks exactly to their liking, using sizzling-hot slabs of stone.

Sirens Restaurant
Set on the top deck next to the main pool, this self-serve restaurant has tables for 2 and crescent moon-shaped booths for the whole family. It offers buffet breakfasts and lunches. And don’t forget to pop in for afternoon tea when naughty-but-nice treats include mozzarella and cucumber mini sandwiches and oven-warm home-made scones.

Kora La Restaurant
Marella Dream’s newest à la carte restaurant offers up pan-Asian cuisine with suitably themed interiors. Just so you know, a cover charge applies.

Orion Restaurant
Waiter service and bright and spacious surroundings make the Orion Restaurant a relaxing place for breakfast, lunch and multi-course dinners. It’s got an open-seating policy, so you’re free to dine where and when you like. Simply pick your spot and order the likes of just-the-way-you-want-them breakfast eggs or slow roast lamb from the evening menu.

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Dates & Prices

DATE PRICE STATEROOM
07 May 2019 €1,157 Inside Book Now
07 May 2019 €1,192 Oceanview Book Now
07 May 2019 €1,381 Deluxe Cabin with Premier service Book Now
07 May 2019 €1,829 Balcony Book Now

Further dates available throughout summer 2019

Price Inclusions

  • Flight from Dublin to Palma de Mallorca
  • Transfer from airport to port
  • 7 nights onboard the Marella Dream based on two sharing an Inside cabin.
  • Meals onboard on an all-inclusive basis with a choice of restaurants
  • All-Inclusive Drinks – selected draught beer, bitter, cider, spirits, aperitifs, house wine, soft drinks by the glass and a range of cocktails included
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Onboard gratuities included
  • Transfer to Airport
  • Flight from Palma de Mallorca to Dublin
  • Taxes and charges of €130
  • One check bag of 20kg per person

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit of €150 per person
  • Optional Insurance €23 (conditions apply)
  • Single supplement on request
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.