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Marella Discovery Review

4.0 / 5.0
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519 reviews
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Fabulous Cruise on TUI Discovery - highly recommended!

Review for Marella Discovery to the Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Dec 2016

As a seasoned cruiser we have travelled with Thomson, p and o, Disney, Celebrity, Cruise and Maritime, island Cruises, Saga, Windstar and Silver seas. We have always enjoyed the Thomson ships for the service, because they are not too large and because we truly believe they have the best entertainment, although we know they are not normally the prettiest and nicest of the ships. When we booked the Tui discovery two weeks in the Caribbean we had mixed feelings about it, a little worried about some of the reviews regarding the fact that it was informal (we like to dress up) and a little bothered about there may be too many kids for our liking, but the itineraries were different and so we decided to give it a go.

I am so pleased we did. This was an amazing cruise, definately the best we have done!

First of all the ship is beautiful. It has gone under a refurb earlier in the year when thomson bought it from royal Caribbean. The atrium is very impressive and we loved the way the housekeeping staff had decorated it so tastefully with Christmas decorations. The main buffet restaurant was lovely, nothing like the canteen feel of most of the ships. It was all glass fronted with the majority of tables set in an angle to give you a lovely view of the bow of the ship and surrounding views which was lively when eating. The glass house adult only area was a conservatory with an indoor pool with no extra charges unlike most lines and extremely comfortable sun loungers. Lite bites and salads were available during the day and snacks in the evening at no extra charge. The theatre is also designed very well, no pillars or posts obscuring views so wherever you sit you can see very well. And the whole ship was spotless, the cleanest ship we have been on, housekeeping staff were amazing.

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Very spacious, huge picture window, very quiet, extremely clean, fantastic cabin steward

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