Marella Discovery 2 Review

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Review for Canary Islands Cruise on Marella Discovery 2
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First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Sep 2017

We chose this short cruise a a sampler. Just in case we weren't fussy it would not be too long. How wrong were we? My wife didn't want it too end and we both could easily have gone on for months.

The balcony cabin was all that was left when we booked late so we took it. It was nice but we didn't use it very much as there was so much to see and do around this lovely ship. There were always plenty of seating everywhere on the decks or in the lounges. When something special was on in a lounges the old time cruisers soon filled up the seating but we did learn from that.

The entertainment was great, even the amateur night when the crew gave a smash hit with more enthusiasm than skill. It was still a good bit of fun seeing the working staff having a go.

Cabin Review

Cabin Balcony

There is nothing I can say about this cabin that would be derogatory. The bed was large and comfortable, the sheets were beautifully clean and made up freshly each time we left the room. Storage space was plentiful, the shower was excellent and the small seating area on the balcony with its little table was great for us to use. Tea and coffee facilities were also good and the room attendant was a gem, a proper gentleman who could not do enough for us.

We had to vacate our room at 8am on the morning we were leaving. Unfortunately, we were not leaving until 7pm in the evening and anticipated problems with dragging our hand luggage around all day. This didn't happen, happily, there was provision made to deposit the hand luggage in a secure setting, knowing that the main luggage was on its way also was a perfect arrangement for our untroubled last day aboard.

Thomson seem to have thought of everything!

Great job!

Port Reviews


We did our own thing in Cadiz and found it a lovely old place just to wander around. We have travelled over much of Europe before and had , in fact , been to Cadiz during our previous wanderings. We still enjoy strolling in the streets watching the street entertainers, wandering around the Cathedral and having a coffee or tea whenever we felt like a stop.

We did a bit of shopping, as you do, and then had a taxi back to the ship, a lazy way out I suppose but we were on holiday!!!

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