Dining on Marella Dream

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Orion Restaurant.

Open for Breakfast, lunch and Dinner, The main dining restaurant is located on Deck 4

With an open dining policy – you can be seated in a location of your choice, with tables of 2, 4 6 & 8.

A La Carte Breakfast served from 08.00 – 10.00hrs  is preferred by many people – though personally once or twice a week on a 7 nights cruise is enough for me, preferring a buffet to pick what I want.

A La Carte Lunch makes a refreshing change, open from noon to 14.00hrs, and helps you limited your food intake as we all know it is all too easy to go over the top at the buffet on a cruise!

The service was pleasant though a little slow, and the choice, though limited was acceptable.  Most people were having the Fish and Chips with mushy peas for lunch… including me!

For dinner, set menu is definitely a preferred option for me!  The service was good with friendly staff and the food was nicely prepared and presented.

The labelling of the menus on the whole ship are perfect for Gluten Free / Vegetarian, which each dish clearly logo-ed with which item is suitable.


Kora La Restaurant

Kora LaSituated on Deck 4 there is a supplement of £17.95pp to dine here – reservations only.

The A la Carte Pan Asian restaurant is a mixture of Indian and Chinese, though more Indian.  The menu choice changes just once in a 7 day cruise.

You can order one item of each course, with the mains coming with Chinese rice on the side.


Both poppadoms and prawn crackers with chutneys are  on the table and replenished for you.

The decoration is simple slated wood dividing walls, with black and dark purple interior.  There is an Asian feel to it.

The waiting staff were very nice and the service is very good.

Impressed by the gluten free poppadoms that were brought within minutes of sitting down.


Hot Stone Grill

This restaurant carries a surcharge of £15.95 per person.  A section of the deck on deck 11 is converted in the evening to a hot stone gr


ill where you can cook your own food on a burning hot stone.  They have a tapas style starter and then there’s a selection of meats and fish to choose from for the main course.  Cooking on the hot stone means you can cook the perfect steak but you are in charge, so you can’t blame the chef!

Finally, we had pineapple cooked on the stone – a great way to end the meal!



Vicky enjoys a meal


Mistrals dish

Marella Dream Dining 4This is the Dream’s main A La Carte restaurant on deck 11.  It has a Mediterranean theme and has a cover charge of £19.95.  The staff were so friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. One of our party had a dairy allergy and after finding there was nothing on the dessert menu that would be suitable, they whipped up crepe suzette in minutes.  Nothing was too much trouble.  We had their signature dish, the ‘land and sea’ and we chose a mixture of steak and lamb with gorgeous prawns.

There is a speciality dining package for £47.95 per person which allows you to book all 3 restaurants for 1 price.  This is really worthwhile and I think gives you a completely different selection of food choices during your cruise.