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Marella Dream

MS Thomson Dream
Marella Dream

TONNAGE: 42,092 GT
LENGTH: 204 m (669 ft 3 in) m
OCCUPANCY: 1,506 passengers

Thomson Dream

The Thomson Dream is the newest and biggest ship in the Thomson fleet. She was built in 1986 at the Meyer-Werft yard in Papenburg, Germany for the Italian company Home line. The ship was designed for the New York to Bermuda route and still has a old fashioned traditional liner feel to her, she is curved and has large areas of solid teak on the promenade deck, lots of space to get your sunbeds and take in all the fantastic scenery. In 1990 she returned to the ship yard and had a 36.9 meter mid section inserted to stretch her. Before being renamed the Thomson Dream in 2010 she also saw service as the Westerdam and Costa Europa.

Vital Statistics

Tonnage 54,763 GRT

Length 243m

Beam (width) 30m

Speed 19 knots

Decks 12

Lifts 7

Cabins 753

Cruise passengers 1506

Crew and staff 600

Electrical current 110/220v AC

Registry Malta

4 restaurants, 6 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.

In 2012 the Thomson Dream went in to dry dock and had a multi-million pound refurbishment to bring her up to the Thomson Platinum standard. With new Spa area and Medusa lounge, as well as carpets, sofas and chairs all being replaced in the public areas you can now expect the same contemporary look and feel as the other Thomson Platinum Cruise Ships. However the history of the ship has still been retained with the careful preserved oil paintings, different artefacts and proper steamer chairs to enjoy the sunshine in the large open areas.

Whilst staying on board the Thomson Dream there are many cabin categories to choose, from the Grand Suites with private balconies to Suites, Deluxe, Outside Plus, Outside, Inside and single cabins. All cabins have modern interiors, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers, air conditioning and flat screen TVs. Some cabins have obstructed views, so please call us to pre book your cabin for £42 to guarantee an unobstructed view.

A selection of bars are available on board. There is the Medusa Bar which is a window lined bar where you can enjoy the selection of drinks on offer watching the world go by, or the Ocean Bar which is in the centre of the ship. This is an ideal place to meet friends for pre-dinner tipples, next head to the Delo Bar where drinks are served shaken not stirred in the ships divine cocktail bar or just head to the Lido pool bars for al fresco drinks, whilst taking in the fresh sea air.

The dining experience on the Thomson Dream is a pure pleasure and delight, with wide choices of menus from fine dining to buffets. The Orion Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and a six course dinner all with waiter service and an open seating policy so you can eat where and when you like. Next is the Grill where steaks, seafood and fresh fish are cooked to order, a reservation and small cover charge applies here. The Lido is a help yourself buffet, Sirens has booths for the whole family or tables for two and is an ideal setting for breakfast and lunches. The Terrace Grill is for lunchtime BBQs, pizza and salads served in the sunshine. There is also themed nights and weekly Captains Gala Dinner.

The Broadway Show Lounge offers West End-style musicals and comedy from UK guest acts. The New Medusa lounge has live bands, game shows and spotlight cabaret. For a late night dance visit The Water's Edge, enjoy a relaxed drink listening to classical music in the laid back Argo Lounge and for a taste of Vegas visit the Casino for Roulette, blackjack and slot machines.

Sit back relax and enjoy the view from the main poolside, which has a retractable roof, there is a second pool that comes with a children pool. Visit Oceans Spa and Beauty Salon for a refreshing facial or a miracle massage or just treat yourself to a new hairstyle. The sports deck has all the favourite actitives including basketball, tennis, volleyball and 5-a-side football. Oceans Gym is a well equipped gym with weights, state of the art machines and space for aerobics where you really can work off that fine dinning experience.

The Thomson Dream has won 'Best for Families' at the 2014 Cruise Critic Editors Awards. 3 - 11 year olds can enjoy there days in the Thomson Kids' club with activities from arts and craft to pajama parties or surching the ship for hidden treasure. The 9 to 16 year olds can join stage school for a extra charge and participate in acting, dancing and singing workshops.

As you can see the Thomson Dream is a truly magical experience from there array of flexible dinning options to there on board facilities to the amazing destinations she sails to, if the Thomson Dream is going to be your next holiday call us now for the up to date prices.

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