Marella Discovery Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
549 reviews
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Marella wins with exciting itineraries but the rest is rather ordinary.
"The main objective was the variety of ports on the itinerary which included Puerto Rico, St Thomas, St Croix, Bequia and originally Guadeloupe , especially for my “Death in Paradise” TV show crazy wife.This isn’t exquisite fine dining but is actually fairly good food...."Read More
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Beware of Marella Discovery

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Old silver Cruiser
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Just got back from a terrible week abroad this ship . We went in a group of seven ranging from 2yrs to 60 to celebrate my husband’s 60 birthday . This was spoiled by all seven of us suffering from severer illness. This was due to the poor food quality and preparation. Staff lacked etiquette and serving training ( one staff member stabbed a roll with a fork to serve after trying to sever ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Worst Ever Cruise Experience

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Kitmatkat
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We choose this cruise for the destinations, we did two weeks back to back Tropical Shores & Cocktail & Coconuts. The destinations didn’t disappoint and Dominica was the highlight. However the onboard experience was the worst we have ever had. If you don’t mind bad food and like to drink a lot you will probably love it. It felt like Wetherspoons at Sea but that would be doing Wetherspoons ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


First Marella cruise, but not the last.

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stubi2016
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

We have been fortunate enough to have been on a range of holidays with various tour operators and different cruise lines. Our most recent being Cunard Line. A far cry from Marella, on pen and paper anyway. We wanted to try something new and after watching lots of reviews and videos online, we decided to give them a try and when a good deal popped up, we booked. We chose an itinerary that we ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Going downhill

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ENNYLynne
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We travelled with Marella same embarkcation in 2022. Rebooted on the positive journey last year. The ships hygiene is poor. They don't wipe down tables after use in the Island restaurant (indoor or out) when we spoke to someone they tried to justify the lack of care due to a Customs Inspection on the day. However, whilst they removed dishes quickly, they didn't wipe at all, the entire 7 days ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Good but could be better

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weatherman46
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We liked the ship and found the staff very friendly and helpful. They did their best to serve you in the bars and restaurants, and also to try and keep the ship clean. The singers and musicians in the bars and around the pool where very good. The dancers and singers work very hard and we saw all the shows and enjoyed them. The food selection in the buffet and main restaurants was good, and ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Butlins experience

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SurreyPen
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Itinerary was fine except for the fiasco of US border checks ,officers came onto the ship to check every esta and fingerprint every holidaymaker. This took all day 100 People called every half hour or so to line up and be seen .Some people waited around until 6in the evening and the ship left port at 8 so they had a couple of hours ashore in a port that was closed and dark. There were fights in ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Exceptional value for money.

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Sian76
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

The balcony cabin and bathroom was lovely, and maintained to a lovely standard. The staff are fantastic, with special acknowledgement to Leandro (Atrium Bar), Ni (Sushi restaurant) and Rodrigo (Bar 11), who were exceptional. The drinks package was well worth the additional £90, with quality premium drinks available. The main downfall was the food, it was difficult to book into the ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Butlins-on-sea

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Jon1980
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Memorable cruise but unfortunately memorable for all the wrong reasons, if you’re looking for a cruise with good food, luxury accommodation, excellent service, then do not book this. Butlins has more quality than this cruise. Food was typical British like Bacon, eggs and baked beans for breakfast. Buffet at dinner had a lot of choice but wasn’t the best quality, cold food and over cooked. If ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Marella - First Time Cruising

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Megan Maynard
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

We have always booked with TUI, and as my uncles 50th birthday was approaching last year we decided to book a cruise around the Caribbean! My aunt and uncle unfortunately had to cancel due to health reasons but myself, mum and dad still went. Our flight out was on the 28th December 2023 and we flew home from Barbados (one of the negative factors, nothing on TUI or Marella though) on the 11th ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


The good, the bad and an airport that can't cope

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Heathway
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first cruise with Marella and we were full of expectation for Christmas in the Caribbean. Our first problem was at Gatwick airport where the push back machine broke and it took 2 hours to dismantle and check all the wheels before we could fly off, granted this wasn't a problem caused by Tui. On arrival at Bridgetown airport we sat on the plan for a further 1 1/2 hours whilst they ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


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