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Marella Discovery 2 Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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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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2-5 Cruises

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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


A drop in standards

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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jonesy53
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 was clearly apparent that they were trying to claw back lockdown losses. We only ate at the Islands Buffet Restaurant, as we had eaten at the speciality restaurants previously, so just went buffet. On a 2 week cruise, we did not ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Marella have let things slip

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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cluelessx
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I have been cruising with Marella/TUI since the Celebration days and have been to Cuba/Barbados/Europe so have a reasonable expectation what to expect and genuinely normally enjoy cursing with them. The overall experience was Poor to reasonable; they seem to have less staff and the ship had the feeling of a ferry (Sorry Marella), the lack of attention to detail was shocking the bar service ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Brilliant

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Margyefc
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Myself and 2 daughters we had a great time . Highly recommended by us. The Entertainment crew where absolutely fantastic. It was great to see them all .as I delivered first aid training for them in Liverpool .I cried when I seen them all again .they where like my babies. Had some great photos with them . Nick .Harry.Connor .Hannah and Liv.and all of them Everyone worked so ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Wonderful cruise

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Caribbean - All

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Dischultz
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We cruised 4 years ago and wanted to do a different itinerary . The newer upgraded ship was fabulous . Love the size of the ship .The food was great ( don’t miss the fish &chips and the chicken wings at the snack shak ) , the buffet was average but always lots of choices . The 47* restaurant ( a waitered a la carte) was excellent. There were many options that we didn’t even have the chance to ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Poor service and food. Ports of call not good choice

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Caribbean - All

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Stpaulsdrive
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Poor food. Poor service. Poor entertainment . Ship not as good as others in Marella Fleet. Not enough staff on bars. Waiters stood around chatting. Waiters telling me it isn't my job to serve on this area. It's not my job to do something about empty water machine. Lack of hygiene. Snack Shack . One member of staff putting fruit juice on back of his hand to taste if it was strong enough. In ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Traveled with disabled person


Good Value

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QBDAVE1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First our Profile Canadian...57 and 67 years old/regular cruisers (15 cruises between Carnival, RC, NCL and Celebrity in the last 10 years)…. first time Marella Room - Excellent well serviced/clean 7th floor balcony cabin Ship - Been on sister ship with RC...nice small ship...well re-appointed effort Overall Service - As good as any cruise line we've experienced Shows - very ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Fantastic!

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Cuba

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yorkshirerose1947
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Originally wanted to see the Panama canal. We couldn't find a cruise there from Toronto, we did find this one online and booked through our travel agency in town. Once on board we found out this ship had been in the canal the previous week! Oh well . Will have to go back. We did not take any excursions just did our own thing mainly walking around our stops. We were overall extremely happy for ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


A ship that suits us

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Cuba

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Stockport cruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have been regular cruisers for a few years now, and have sailed with most of the big operators. We are recent converts to Marella and have just enjoyed a two week trip on the Caribbean on the Discovery 2. We particularly like the Discovery 2 (as well as Discovery 1). Here’s why. 1. Design of the ship. The D2 is a mid-size ship and is easy to get around. We never had to wait long for lifts ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Very friendly ship

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Quintiles
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Flew Glasgow to Montego Bay. Arrived on the ship with no problems. Booked a balcony cabin allocated 6154, sorry to say there was an electricity substation behind a door adjacent to our cabin. The noise was 24/7 so we complained next morning to reception. The lady came upstairs and agreed said she would see if anything could be done. To cut a long story short after 5 days they offered us an inside ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


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