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Marella Discovery Cruise Reviews

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Well Organised on the Marella Discovery
"Our first cruise and it wont be our last, well organised at Birmingham Airport greeted by the Tui rep given our flight boarding pass suitcases taken from us and not to be seen again until outside our cabin door onboard ship in Barbados, we upgraded from an inside cabin to a Junior Suite with balcony No 8520 we were well pleased, very impressed with the ship it had undergone a major revamp 2022 with new carpets throughout the ship, the cabins also had a face lift but for some reason all the fridges had been removed from the cabins, all the staff onboard were very friendly and couldn't do enough for you and always happy and smiling, it is all inclusive including drinks the food was good but a little repetitive, if you wanted a steak or indian food you had to pay extra which I didn't think was fair and should have been included within the all inclusive deal, but all in all we did enjoy ourselves the daily excursions are good and worth going on, the evening entertainment was a bit like Butlins it was the same faces each evening just singing different songs,..."Read More
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Well Organised on the Marella Discovery

Review for Marella Discovery to Caribbean - All

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Loki1234
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Our first cruise and it wont be our last, well organised at Birmingham Airport greeted by the Tui rep given our flight boarding pass suitcases taken from us and not to be seen again until outside our cabin door onboard ship in Barbados, we upgraded from an inside cabin to a Junior Suite with balcony No 8520 we were well pleased, very impressed with the ship it had undergone a major revamp 2022 ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Poor Service

Review for Marella Discovery to Caribbean - All

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Steven Card
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Went with Marella to the Caribbean because they included Xmas day and New Years Eve which other cruise lines did not. There was chaos at Birmingham Airport as there were two Tui flights flying to Barbados within twenty five minutes of each other, queued over one and half hours to check bags in. Poorly organised. This then caused queues at Security and on top of that flight nearly two hours delay ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Do not cruise with Marella

Review for Marella Discovery to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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joconnor47
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our 16th cruise with Thomsom/TUI/Marella and we have been left absolutely disgusted with many aspects of the cruise from start to finish. Our overall summary is that the standard of the Marella cruise has plummeted dramatically in terms of service, cleanliness, food, entertainment and friendliness of staff. We do not intend to travel on a Marella cruise again. The problems we ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Disappointing Overall

Review for Marella Discovery to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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dannysdad
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I'm not a snob, far from it, but some of the clientele need to take a long hard look at themselves. Our 6th cruise - RCCL x 4, MSC x 1 Cabin - Outside 7/10 Cabin Stewards 9/10 Main dining room 4/10 Sushi 10/10 Surf & Turf 10/10 Tapas 8/10 Islands 9/10 Bar 11 9/10 - smoked drinks fantastic, staff doing their best but still waiting for them to get to you. Squid & ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Up there with the Best apart from a Mr Smith picking up my suitcase on disembarkation from the Ship

Review for Marella Discovery to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Nigtom
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Excellent all round Cruise experience apart from the above issue which I really would like to sort out quickly. However I don't have a contact number for the Smiths and unfortunately they don't have one for us. Any help from people who have also experienced this would be appreciated. In addition TUI can take up to 14 days plus to respond which doesn't help when your swimming in used clothing ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


The worst holiday ever!!

Review for Marella Discovery to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Yorks Cruiser
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Me and my husband have just got back from a week's cruise on Marcella Discovery, the Magic of Spain cruise. It was a disaster from start to finish! We flew from Doncaster Sheffield airport and due to a power cut we had to stand in the check in queue for 5 hours. The staff were totally unprepared for this incident and updates were poor. Not a good start! When we arrived on the ship we were ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


The "Covid" cruise

Review for Marella Discovery to Caribbean - All

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mumike46
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose TUI because it included their flights to and from Barbados, also we had sailed on this cruise ship a few years ago and had a fairly good cruise. The flight was delayed at Gatwick due to some passengers packing lithium batteries in their hold luggage, all bags had to be off loaded and the offending batteries removed. That caused a delay of well over an hour. The flight was uneventful and ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Marella could'nt pay me to revisit this ship

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RawliTours
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Not a 'cheap' cruise £7.5K for 2 weeks for two. Outward trip from MAN was awful delayed over 3 hours, usual efficiency on arrival in Barbados. First impressions of the ship, pretty standard for this level of cruise, public area decor pleasantly contemporary. Usual mix of entertainment, cruise director thinks he is a great singer (he is'nt, leave the singing to the entertainers) and would grab the ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Possibly our last cruise with Marella

Review for Marella Discovery to Caribbean - All

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IanPet
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Having booked with friends we paid £50 each to book cabins on the same deck, but on opposite sides. This was based on the theory that one would always have a pleasant view in ports, sunsets etc. Whilst waiting to board we realised despite this, they put us both on the port side and on decks 6 & 7. On boarding we spoke to “Guest Services” who advised that they never change cabins on day one, so if ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


Trip of a Lifetime!

Review for Marella Discovery to Asia

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Ralphy669
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My wife & I booked this trip at the last minute and can honestly say "WOW!" Although we had to miss Cambodia due to the virus situation we were blessed to have an overnight stay in Vietnam which turned out fantastic for us as it gave us time to see Ho Chi Minh and a trip down Mekong Delta. The staff & crew were fantastic especially the waiters Damoder,David,Dede & Ernesto. The ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


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