Marella Discovery 2 Cruise Review by Bloodsucker
- Sail Date: July 2017
- Destination: Western Mediterranean
Balcony cabin 7600 was a good size and kept spotlessly clean by steward. Was pleasantly surprised by size of bathroom and shower. Weather was always good and it was nice to sit on balcony when you needed some quiet time.
Lots of restaurant choice and overall we found the quality of the food to be very good. Surf n Turf and Kora La were both excellent but the food in 47 and Gallery47 was also of a high standard. We only had dinner in buffet on one occasion but main courses were limited, our fault as we went very late. SnackShak was very handy for a quick (small) lunch or breakfast and I managed to restrict myself to only one curry in Glasshouse at end of night. We had no problems getting a table for two and met some nice company at the tables near to us.
We enjoyed the entertainment throughout the ship, some performers had more talent than others but they all worked so hard to put on good performances. Some of the shows were excellent and there was always something going on.
The staff worked very hard and everyone we came into contact with was pleasant and helpful, special mention to Sari, Marlon and Miko who looked after us very well (apologies to the others I haven't mentioned, can't remember names).
The ports were all good and easy to navigate without expensive excursions and we had plenty of time available to explore all of them. Only 2 sea days out of 14 which was great and meant there was no danger of ever being bored.
We upgraded to premium all inclusive and were pleased with it. Don't think it was essential though but the basic AI choice was very good (i.e. Tanquery).
Only one minor complaint related to slow service if you went to some bars. We overcame this by using waiter service, they soon got to know you and saved you queuing at bar.
Overall we had a brilliant time and met some great company on several nights. Would love to do same ship and itinerary again.
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