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Marella Discovery Review

4.0 / 5.0
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513 reviews
34 Awards

Super time and great value

Review for Marella Discovery to Transatlantic
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Martin from Glossop
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2017
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We've been on many cruises with different cruise lines before, but we chose this one because we took one of our children's families on a Thomson's Cruise last year and were very impressed, and the timing was ideal as other child care duties were becoming slightly less pressing.

We are not yet convinced by the freedom dining concept which means you don't easily build up contacts with staff and fellow travellers, and we felt that there was some evident cost trimming which meant that staff seemed more hard-pressed. We weren't sorry to lose some of the fringe activities like the chocolate festivals and ice-carving and we felt that fewer invited performers improved our entertainment enjoyment, because the young, 'resident' cast was excellent.

TUI's general co-ordination was generally up to the level we experienced last year, but communications regarding the possible impact of the recent hurricanes was not ideal.We were surprised that passengers had to pay to join a passengers' choir.

Cabin Review

Cabin 2/3 deck, outside

very adequate and comforatble

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