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Marella Discovery Review

4.0 / 5.0
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516 reviews
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A great introduction for a first time cruiser

Review for Marella Discovery to the Western Caribbean
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Mike AMK
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2016

We chose this cruise by sheer chance, having tussled for weeks with different options for a celebratory holiday for our 40th Anniversary. We were not to regret the choice.

While the destinations varied in the degree of interest which they offered there can be no doubt that the choices catered for all tastes from the die hard scuba divers, snorkelers and swimmers with dolphins or turtles in such places as Antigua, Barbados and St Lucia to the less energetic but interesting Dutch influenced islands of Curacao, Bonnaire and Grenada, while all destinations allowed the dedicated sunbathers to revel in their pastime.

However, frankly, the destinations took second place to the ship. The Discovery provided everything which we anticipated of a cruise ship and plenty more besides. Our cabin accommodation (Outside cabin Deck 2) was more than adequately equipped and the service of our cabin steward and her team was impeccable. Despite it's lowly location the cabin's proximity to the proved very useful when returning from tiring, hot excursions.

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Our cabin provided everything we needed. It was of adequate size - indeed the bed was a king-size as the base was able to be separated into two singles if required. There was plenty (possibly two much drawer and hanging space and the bathroom was perfectly adequate with continual piping hot water available. A kettle and tea and coffee were provided every day. Probably our only complaint about the whole cruise experience would be that while our all inclusive package allowed us to have as much alcohol, tea or coffee as we wished, in order to make tea in our cabin we had to buy bottled water at a somewhat inflated price.

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