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Marella Discovery 2 Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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304 reviews
2 Awards
The huge queue for disembarcation
Junior Suit Cabin
Pool deck, impossible to gey a sun lounger
Busy as always in Restaurant 47.
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A drop in standards
"Booked a Med cruise in 2021 for July 2022 and was really disappointed after experiencing a fabulous time on a Marella Far East cruise just before the first lockdown.It may seem that we are solely complaining, but as we went as 2 couples, we did enjoy ourselves, mind you if it was just the 2 of us, that wouldn't have been so good...."Read More
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NOT WHAT WE BOOKED 60% of itinerary was changed , but we were fed excuses not reasons

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Cuba

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peterros
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose the advertised Itinerary because having been to the Caribbean before this two week package offered visits to Belize, Cosumei, Guatemala and some other places we had not been to before. After a 2hr 50min outward flight delay (reasons offered were dubiously received by passengers) we arrived on board ship and were told immediately that the Cosumei visit on day 6 was abandoned - nothing ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Standard has plummeted

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Cuba

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Mel Hodson
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We have previously sailed on Discovery 2 and had a great time so we were really shocked to see how much the standards had dropped. During our week onboard we never had a hot meal served to us in the 47 restaurant and the only really hot food was at the Snack Shack however when sitting on deck 9 at night there were cockroaches running around most nights There is no policing of the pools, ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Horrendous from start to finish

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Caribbean - All

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loubee77
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Chose this cruise for my husbands 50th Birthday specifically for Port Royal and Panama. This was to be our last family holiday (teenage boys also on holiday) and we wanted this to be special. First issue was encountered on embarkation to ship in Montego bay. Queues over an hour long to get on the ship, very poorly organised and no information given by TUI for any delay reason. Port Royal - ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

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Not a great cruise

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Transatlantic

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Cockerspadgers
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

29/10/22 Transatlantic Discoveries Cruise, 17 nights, Palma to Jamaica. Having cruised for nearly 20 years (& done several similar transatlantic cruises on both Thomson & P & O), sadly this was not the best cruise experience because of the 10 sea days, 6 days being consecutive. In the past we’ve found the sea days very relaxing but not this time because we experienced the worst daily sunbed ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Short staffed, and ridiculous queues.

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Daveao
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We have cruised many times with Marella, but this repositioning transatlantic cruise was awful!. The cruise was an ambition for my wife and I, but right from the start, the whole experience was a farce, 1st we got an email saying our flight had been changed - it hadn't. When we arrived at the cruise terminal in Palma, we had to queue for nearly 2hrs to get on the ship, the staff offered us ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Some good some bad

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Caribbean - All

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waimangu
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We went on a transatlantic cruise to the Caribbean on board Marella Discovery2 in October / November 2022. What was good about the cruise: * The ship visited all the ports on the dates and times advertised. * The cabin was excellent and the stewards were friendly and looked after us well. * A wide variety of free entertainments was available on board - theatre shows, line dancing, ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Worst Ship of the Marella Fleet

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Rosesdiamonds
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

We have been on the Discovery 2 previously before the pandemic, and several Marella cruises both before and since the pandemic, the most recent before Discovery 2 being the Marella Explorer within 2 months before this cruise on the Discovery 2. Usual TUI Delay, they never seem to arrive on time, this time about an hour late thankfully and uneventful arrival to the ship, the usual packed coaches ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


1st time cruisers

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Popsie6616
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Booked this cruise for my partners special birthday, We both didn't know what to expect but we were extremely impressed with what we found, Staff could not do enough to please from the cleaners to the restaurant staff to the bar staff special mention has to be given to SHEENA, ANGELO, JIMIT, DAVID, CLARY (BABY GUINESS) JUDE AND NANDY but to name a few. Food was excellent were ever we ate from ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Explorer 2 v Discovery 2 …..poles apart

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Daveyl778
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Plenty of cruises behind us now to be able to give a balanced appraisal, and I would suggest that this review is read alongside my review of the Explorer 2 as there were only 9 days between both cruises. You wouldn’t think that these cruises were provided by the same company. There was a fantastic friendly atmosphere throughout the ship, with the crew going out of their way to ensure that ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


standard has dropped a bit

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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ndmc1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

we have been on about 14 cruises with Thompson/Marella(and other cruises) so id like to think what I write is a fair opinion. Getting on/off ship, bit of a wait to get on due to proof of Covid vaccination's/antigen result etc. but ok. Balcony cabin, immaculate as usual and always cleaned and made up . Food, good quality but a noticeable lack of choice from previous ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


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