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Marella Discovery Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Ten islands in two weeks

Review for Marella Discovery to the Caribbean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2017

We chose the Paradise Islands and Tropical Delights cruises for the number of islands visited in 2 weeks. All very different and interesting. No need to book tours in advance on these cruises as you are greeted by locals selling similar tours at much lower prices. You usually have all day on each island, so plenty of time to do your own thing. Getting on and off the ship was straightforward as apart from one port we always moored at a pier.

The two main dining rooms 47 and Gallery 47 are very good. We alternated for our evening meals and the choice was always very good (although there were only two menus in the Gallery Italian restaurant, alternating each evening you also had the chef's recommended menu from downstairs in 47). Breakfast in 47 was always very good though not sure how people got through the enormous English breakfasts they served! Good choice of fresh fruit, cereals, breads, ham & cheese.

We liked the Glass House for lunch: buffet service, choice of small sandwiches, salads, freshly cooked meat. The tapas here in the evening was also a nice change from the main restaurants. We did not like the self service buffet, ate there 2 lunch times and it was difficult to find a table and people seemed unwilling to share a table.

Cabin Review

Cabin Balcony cabin

Not much room between end of bed and cabin wall but only real complaint about the whole cruise was the bathroom - a shower curtain rather than a screen. I thought the ship had had a re-fit! The bathroom is basic, with 2 small pieces of soap and a gel dispenser in the shower. The bathrooms in an overnight stop at the Travelodge are better.

Otherwise, the cabin was kept very clean by our steward.

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