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Went on the TUI Discovery as part of a cruise and stay holiday and had a great time. Have heard negative reviews of the ship and spoke to some people who didn’t like the size, too big, food not good etc, but can honestly say it’s one of the best holidays we’ve had. We have cruised with NCL, Carnaval, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Thomson and all have something different to offer, but this ship was easy to navigate, lovely staff and very clean. Room was compact but improved by changing the layout to twin opening up the space in the middle. Shower was dreaded curtain, clinging to bits I didn’t know I had. Room kept clean and the couple of issues we had were quickly fixed. Dining, MDR was very good and we used for lunch and dinner most days, always enjoying the food. Service particularly by Alex from Macedonia and Bobby from Indonesia was very good. The Italian restaurant up the stars was also very good. We used the buffet for breakfast and discovered a couple of issues, namely don’t sleep in as cups run out as does the coffee and juice, although they did eventually get replenished. It’s busy and everyone pushes and shoves. We used the glass house for the deli lunch and a couple of nights for tapas which we really enjoyed. We didn’t use the pay for as there was no need, food was excellent everywhere else. Bars, we used the Atrium, lovely place to sit and relax, the Bar 11 which housed the disco at night and were very well served by Alexsander. Live Bar was busy, it had the casino, and the Venue was quiet when we were there. Drinks were good, but ask for the bar menu and then, as there are few of them, photographer the drinks so you know what’s included in you package at all times

Fab cruise, lovely ship

Marella Discovery Cruise Review by Liz632972

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Went on the TUI Discovery as part of a cruise and stay holiday and had a great time.

Have heard negative reviews of the ship and spoke to some people who didn’t like the size, too big, food not good etc, but can honestly say it’s one of the best holidays we’ve had. We have cruised with NCL, Carnaval, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Thomson and all have something different to offer, but this ship was easy to navigate, lovely staff and very clean.

Room was compact but improved by changing the layout to twin opening up the space in the middle. Shower was dreaded curtain, clinging to bits I didn’t know I had. Room kept clean and the couple of issues we had were quickly fixed.

Dining, MDR was very good and we used for lunch and dinner most days, always enjoying the food. Service particularly by Alex from Macedonia and Bobby from Indonesia was very good. The Italian restaurant up the stars was also very good. We used the buffet for breakfast and discovered a couple of issues, namely don’t sleep in as cups run out as does the coffee and juice, although they did eventually get replenished. It’s busy and everyone pushes and shoves. We used the glass house for the deli lunch and a couple of nights for tapas which we really enjoyed. We didn’t use the pay for as there was no need, food was excellent everywhere else.

Bars, we used the Atrium, lovely place to sit and relax, the Bar 11 which housed the disco at night and were very well served by Alexsander. Live Bar was busy, it had the casino, and the Venue was quiet when we were there. Drinks were good, but ask for the bar menu and then, as there are few of them, photographer the drinks so you know what’s included in you package at all times
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Cabin 2745
Clean and tidy, more room when laid out as a twin, cramps as a double. Shower curtain a pain!