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Marella Discovery 2 Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Loved everything about it!

Marella Discovery 2 Cruise Review by Deefletch16

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2018
  • Destination: the Mediterranean

We chose Tui as we wanted a relaxed cruise with no formals, and it was all inclusive.

We had a whole day to explore Palma, Majorca which is a beautiful city. The ship was in tip top condition, with beautiful restaurants 47 and above this was Gallery 47 which is an Italian restaurant. Wherever we went the service given was excellent, from waiters to chambermaids.

Islands restaurant is buffet style, with heaps of choices. The buffet food tends to be a little on the cool side sometimes, but this could be remedied with a microwave to reheat food if needed. Beer and wine on offer. Great sea views too.

The only down side for me was that the swimming pools were too cold to use. Hardly anyone was in them. Dont understand this!

Our cruise was called Iconic Italy and due to early and late flight times we had a whole day in port in Palma and Corfu, which was great.

This was our first cruise, and next time l would book the longest length of excursion as otherwise its not long enough to really explore if you have a half day.

We had an indoor cabin, deck 3 midships. It was perfectly fine for our needs, with more than one visit from the chambermaids each day to pop chocolates onto your pillow or a fancy towel animal!

Fabulous entertainment in the theatre too.

Cant wait to go again!

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Cabin Review

Cabin Inside 3577

Our cabin was good for us! Big enough, with plenty of wardrobe room, the bathroom was small but enough fir our needs. The water was always hot in the shower, with a good flow. The twin beds pushed together made a large double bed. Matress very comfy.

Plenty of lighting, personally, l dont mind the inside cabins, and wouldnt pay for a window cabin. I would like a balcony but not unless it was a deal!

Housekeeping was excellent. Those girls and lads work so hard.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

We had six or seven hours to look around Rome on our own and it was perfect. The coach drops you a few minutes walk to the city centre.

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Sorrento is lovely, a hour+ coach journey from port. Its basically tourist shops these days, so no real local shops. The half day excursion only left us with 3 hours there, and this wasnt long enough to explore. We wasted 30 mins stopping just outside town for a toilet break but also a tourist trap of Lemoncello buying, etc.

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Theres a blue bus that costs €1.75 each way from the port entrance into the old town, otherwise from the ship its a good 30 or 40 min walk. A lovely old town, buildings are peeling and decrepid like all Greek towns, but the old and new parts of town are very charming and full of character. Loved this town, the people were also very friendly.

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