Review of Marella Dream deck 8 (Hercules-Lounge)
Broadway Show Lounge (lower level 1 of 2) is the ship’s theater lounge for large-style music and show productions in the evenings. The lounge is served by its own Bar (on the upper level). The evening entertainment program offers two shows per night, and features UK guest performances.
Medusa Lounge offers live band music, cabaret-style entertainment, game shows.
Medusa Bar (starboard) is lined with large panoramic windows.
Browsers’ Corner (24-hour open) is a combined Library-Internet Cafe venue with comfortable seating and several computer stations.
Explorers’ Lounge (served by Tides Bar) offers live classical music performances (incl on grand piano), daily Afternoon Tea service (3:30-5 pm, with sandwiches, cakes, cupcakes /at small charge), dance parties (large dance floor). Part of the Lounge is the Coffee Port – freshly brewed morning coffee with onboard-baked muffins and cookies. Coffee Port is also one of Thomson Celebration’s Wi-Fi Internet hotspots.
Card Room (bridge-playing club /doubles as a reading room)
Reception Desk provides 24-hour guest services (assistance, information, purser services).
Destination Services is for Thomson Cruises Dream shore excursions and tours (booking, planning, information).
Broad Street Shops are the duty-free shopping arcade of luxury boutiques for perfumes, jewellery, watches, brand fashion and accessories, Thomson Holidays logo merchandise, special occasion gifts, convenience goods.
Photo Gallery displays photos by the ship’s photographers (also available for purchasing), and sells duty-free photo/video equipment and accessories.
The Casino (open between 8 pm - 2 am) has gaming tables (roulette, blackjack) and slot machines.
Delo Bar is a specialty cocktail bar (made-to-order cocktails), also serving the casino lounge.
Oceans Spa & Beauty Salon (open 8 am - 9 pm) offers a variety of Spa treatments and hairdresser/barber services.
The Water’s Edge is the ship’s disco nightclub, with large stage and dance floor, and has a full-service bar. Water’s Edge hosts daily dance classes and game shows, and late-night discos with live band music.
Thomson Kids’ Kids’ Club (open 10 am - 11 pm) is the ship’s complimentary children’s lounge for supervised age-appropriate activities. The daily activities program offers various fun games, treasure hunts, behind-the-scenes and bridge tours, arts-crafts, watching movies. In the evenings, there are teen discos, PJ parties, talent shows. Free of charge group babysitting is also provided. The kids lounge is separated into 3 clubs: Tots (3-5 yo), Team (6-8 yo) and Tribe (9-12 yo).
Cruise cabins from 8000 to 8018, all of which are aft-portside located Balcony staterooms (including 1x Single Balcony, #8002).