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Marella Discovery Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Butlins at sea

Review for Marella Discovery to the Baltic Sea
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2018

What an awful experience, from the boarding debacle in Newcastle to the dire pub singer in the lounge it was one disappointment after another. Luckily the destinations more than made up for the forced jolity of the ship life. We were lucky to have a balcony which gave us some relief from the rampaging kids, vest adorned Neanderthals and screaming women. It was pot luck with the service, some very, very good but others couldn't care less. The shows were what you expect on a ship but there was no relief. There was no peace and quiet anywhere on the ship, if it wasn't for mediocre live entertainment it was piped musak. The ship does not have enough seating in the public areas so feels overcrowded.

If you like the Communal Butlins style holiday go for it, but if you want the sort of holiday they are charging for don't use Marella.

Cabin Review

Cabin Balcony plus

Roomy and well appointed but very near the atrium well so very noisy late at night.

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