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Marella Discovery Review

4.0 / 5.0
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522 reviews
7 Awards

Very enjoyable cruise

Review for Marella Discovery to the Baltic Sea
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KittyTraveller
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2018
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We enjoyed our cruise and found the cruise itinerary to be very good, & found the ship to be spotless. The cleaning crew work very hard to keep every part of the ship gleaming.

We always ate in the buffet restaurant and found the food selections to be generally good. We found the Buffet Restaurant staff very courteous, polite & efficient, always smiling.

The Buffet Restaurant could be a bit chaotic at times due to a shortage of tables when the ship was full, but this is mainly due to some guests hogging tables after they had finished their meals. I saw some guests using tables to read their Ships Newspaper, or hugging a cup of tea for an endless amount of time, which is most unfair to other guests when the restaurant is busy. It would also be nice if some guests tried to dress a bit smarter. I know we are all on holiday to relax, but surely an effort could be made to dress at least smart casual, instead of ragged shorts & tee shirts or jogging bottoms, there’s a happy medium.

Cabin Review

Cabin Deluxe Balcony

We had a Deluxe Balcony Cabin, 6628 & was happy with the cabin, it was very spacious with lots of storage space & all cabins have complimentary coffee & tea making facilities. Also provided in all of the cabins is a glass carafe to enable guests to fill up from water dispensers dotted around the ship, a good idea for those who don’t want to buy bottled water from their cabin Minibar. Our cabin also had a fridge. One bar of soap & 1 dispenser with body wash is provided in the shower room, but if you require a shower cap, you will need to take your own. Large fluffy bath sheets, handtowels & face cloths are provided. However, one disadvantage we had was, our balcony was directly above the crews smoking area & we experienced quite a bit of cigarette smoke while using our balcony, as we are both non-smokers, this experience was not nice for us. We also very often experienced loud noise coming from the same crew area, late at night, however, if you stay out late watching the entertainment, that may not affect you. I don’t know how the ship could get around that problem, as I realise the crew needs somewhere to have a break.

Port Reviews

Oslo

Beautiful port. Ship berthed on a lovely quayside in walking distance of a square, tourist trip boats, shops & restaurants. Very picturesque. Loved it.

Stockholm

My 2nd visit to this port. A payable shuttle bus is requied to get to the city centre. A beautiful city. I previously visited the Viking & Gold Room Museum, which is well worth a visit. This tour also includes a sightseeing tour, which is the easiest way to see the city.

Helsinki

A payable shuttle bus is required for this port if you do not book a tour. I have been to this port on a previous occassion & did a sightseeing tour of the city.

Rostock (Warnemunde)

The ship berths into the centre of Warnemunde, which is a beautiful sea side town & well worth a visit. There are many shops & restaurants as you would expect in a holiday reort. There are many ships travelling up & down the river & you can easiy have a trip on a tourist boat. This port is near to Rostock which is also a beautiful town & well worth a visit too.

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