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Marella Discovery Review

4.0 / 5.0
536 reviews

15 Nights - Mediterranean to the Caribbean

Review for the Caribbean Cruise on Marella Discovery
Lady Daydream
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2016

A friend booked the cruise and her companion dropped out so I took that place. Lots of interesting ports of call after boarding in Majorca: Cartagena Spain, Gibraltar, Las Palmas Gran Canaria (6 days at sea crossing the Atlantic), Antigua, St Maarten, St Kitts, St Lucia, Barbados in the Caribbean.

The newly refurbished ship, albeit 21 years old and ex-Royal Caribbean, was very pleasant, not too large to make finding one's way around difficult. The Atrium refit is particularly impressive, also the Venue entertainment area.

Main negative was the Atlantic crossing. For me, 6 days at sea was too long. There were things to do if you like quizzes, bingo, dance classes etc, and plenty of entertainment to help pass the time. On the sunny days there was the usual towel saving of sunbeds, by 7am there wasn't a sunbed to be had. The advertised timing by the crew and removal of towels after 45 mins if no one there, never happened.

Cabin Review

Cabin A

Had an inside cabin on deck 3. My first experience of inside cabins. I found it a little oppressive and wouldn't recommend, mainly because upon waking one had no idea if it was day or night, nor if it was sunny or raining (important when deciding what to wear!). The cabin needed refurbishing, some of the drawers wouldn't close, the shower curtain was particularly annoying and the only way to stop it sticking to you was to push the bottom of it outside the ledge, resulting in water on the outer floor by the toilet and sink. The minute coffee table was ancient and ugly. On the positive, there was sufficient wardrobe and drawer space, and the dressing table mirror and lights were excellent. Not loads of TV channels but enough if not keen on spending too much time in the cabin.

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