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Marella's onboard experience sits somewhere between traditional (British cruise lines like P&O Cruises and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines) and ultra-casual (now-defunct Ocean Village was something of a competitor). For the most part, Marella follows a traditional cruise format. All six ships feature open-seating dining. On all ships, there's also a casual buffet restaurant open for all meals, and Marella Dream, Marella Spirit, Marella Celebration and new ships Marella Discovery and Marella Discovery 2 also have an a la carte dinner option. The dress code is casual except for the one formal night, when the buffet restaurant stays casual for those who don't want to dress up. Traditional cruise activities such as production shows and a casino are featured.
Marella attracts a broad cross-section of the British working class along with people of all ages. The company has always attracted many first-timers but has also begun to see an increasing number of repeat passengers who do not wish to "move up" to fancier lines. On all the ships there will be a number of families, especially during school holidays, but couples and singles are certainly well-represented.