Marella Discovery 2 Review

A pleasant way to see lots of different places in a short period of time

Review for Canary Islands Cruise on Marella Discovery 2
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First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2017
Discovery 2 in Las Palmas
Long Corridor to cabins
Large Aft Balcony
Atrium from above
Discovery 2 in Funchal

The embarkation process was smooth and well organised with our bags labelled with our cabin number at the airport check-in. After collecting the cases at the airport we didn't see them again until later that day outside our room (although not at the same time). The process of registering for a passenger card, checks with the nurse and photographs sounded laborious when reading the briefing card en-route to the port but it was a continuous line and took no more than 10 minutes to be heading to the ship. There are security checks when boarding the ship which tended to be the only cause for queuing as people removed belts, etc again.

We were pleasantly surprised with our room which was centre aft (the back) with a large balcony with 2 sunbeds, a table and 2 chairs and room to spare. The bed was a large comfortable double with fresh sheets each day. We also had a sofa bed and dressing table with plenty of mirrors. There was ample storage with a variety of draws, shelves and hanging space. The bathroom was a decent size with a powerful shower (nylon curtain). There is fridge in the room with a minibar although the prices were steep especially when on an all inclusive cruise. Even bottled water was chargeable although there was an empty carafe which you could refill from a water fountain mid-ship (a fair walk from our cabin at the back).

Room service was twice a day with an almost over-attentive cabin service cleaning the room each morning and returning each evening to turn your bed down, deliver a chocolate and cruise news with the following days itinerary.

Cabin Review

Cabin Deluxe Balcony

Aft cabin with large balcony with 2 sunbeds, 2 chair & a table. Interior has large double bed and a large 3 seater sofa bed. Bathroom has sink, toilet & step in shower with curtain. Has an inter-joining door to room 7632 which did let some noise through.

Port Reviews


No facilities at the port at all for cruise ships and is nothing more than a commercial dock. Book an excursion. Taxi drivers believed to just take you to their relatives stores regardless of where you ask to be taken.

Madeira (Funchal)

Port right in town centre but a decent walk to get to the cable car station. It is a pleasant walk through a very cosmopolitan centre and the market is very characterful.

Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)

Lovely cruise terminal with free Wi-Fi. Walk straight in to town which is small but very pleasant and has a large beach too.

La Palma

Lovely cruise terminal with free Wi-Fi. Pleasant walk through town with a lovely beach too.

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