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Marella Discovery 2 Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Change of itinerary was a Disappointment

Marella Discovery 2 Cruise Review by Redtyke

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2017
  • Destination: Canary Islands

In the past we have had 12 previous cruise experiences and the 3 with Thomsons before this cruise. And it was 10 years since our last cruise.

.Change of Literary was a Disappointment and the reason being the re-branding of the ship from Tui to Merella was not in my option a valid reason to change our destinations. Just a warning after contacting TUI before the cruise they informed us that a cruise company can change the itinerary for any reason they wish, not just safety reasons. They did compensate all passages £40 to their on board credit.

We on the 6th deck on a balcony suite, happy with the refurbish.

Communal areas very well presented

Food very good at all locations

Staff very helpful


The sunbed situation is a disaster, there are plenty of sunbeds but no were to place them. There is sadly a growing reputation by the British cruisers for sun bed and chair saving. After getting back on board after the days at port we were met by a covering of blue towels on empty beds and chairs. There was a 45 minute towel removal policy but its not enforced.


Get it sorted Merella-

Would I go with Merella again-no

But we really enjoyed the cruise and fall more positives than negatives

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Cabin Balcony Suite 6516

Compact good refurbish and clean

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