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Marella Discovery 2 Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Marella Discovery 2 Cruise Review by Patony

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2017
  • Destination: Europe

Dreadful cruise.

The ship is "tired" despite a refurbishment.

Cabins very dated - our Superior Balcony Room had an updated Bathroom, but rest of the cabin was quite tatty. Cleaning not that sparkling either, balcony table stained when we arrived and still stained when we left.

Quality of food was disappointing, especially in the Gallery 47 & 47 Restaurants. Buffet lunch OK in "Islands", though breakfasts shocking ...... check out those sausages, you've been warned!

Entertainment not up to much; main Cabaret shows poor and on a par with the rest of the acts.

The All Inclusive seems appealing at first glance, but be careful; cheap alternatives to listed branded drinks served unless you are insistent on branded drinks. Also, bars have different beers & wines, so there is a lack of consistency. There is a dearth of waiting staff, so you wait for drinks or end up queuing yourself, with the bars full in the evenings meaning long waits.

Staff mixed; some waiting staff great; Reception staff patronising and condescending.

No Ironing or washing facilities onboard?

Don't want to appear to be a "Cruise Snob" but this ship is poor quality; been on other Thomson cruises (Dream & Spirit) which are far superior to this. Tui trying to get into the cruise market with their All Inclusive Hotel approach and it simply doesn't work.

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Cabin Superior Balcony 7526

Dated & shabby.

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