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Marella Discovery 2 Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Brilliant, the bar staff in particular on deck 9.Christopher and his sister Jodi

Marella Discovery 2 Cruise Review by Tidderae

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2018
  • Destination: the Caribbean

Arrival at Gatwick did not go according to plan as there was conflict regarding checking our bags in the night before. ON FLY CRUISES YOU CANNOT DO THIs Otherwise embarkation and disembarkation was speedy and efficient

This cruise came up to all our expectations with one major exception that is the volume of the entertainment on deck 9 and in the Atrium. In the afternoon on deck 9 it was what they call Trivia which was quizzes, music etc. The compare had the microphone on full volume, to the extent it was difficult to talk to people and too read. The same applied to the music in the atrium in the evenings. In our case there was a guy with a guitar playing and singing. The volume was such that you could not carry out a conversation, we along with others had to move.Again in was a case of the volume being turned up too loud,Music in cases like this should be back ground you should not need to compete with it to talk to people a few feet away. I hasten to add the guitarist was really good.

The bar staff on deck 9 in particular Jodi and her brother Christopher was excellent, super efficient and very happy people a real pleasure to be served by them. The classic car trip in Havana was good but Havana itself did not impress us. Would recommend the panama canal excursions,In Montego Bay. I did the Chukka Zip Wire. Superb fun and the instructors in particular namely Gray Goose Oka and Gossy Vernon. Excellent at their jobs.

All in all everything about the cruise was superb in particular the food and our cabin boy Ikhsan, he really looked after us.My wife would have appreciated an Act of Worship on Sundays as practiced on other cruise ship. Finally talks or discussions would be appreciated as and alternative to going ashore or in addition too.sea days

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Cabin Review

Cabin Delux Balcony 7610

The furniture was very tired with cupboards not closing properly, the A/C was not very efficient. Our cabin boy Ikhsan really looked after us and was very efficient with a super personality and manner. Our cabin was is general clean and comfortable and more that covered our needs.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Brilliant experience, The instructors were brilliant namely Gray Goose Oka Goosy and Vernon

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Panama Railway

Brilliant trip which included the Bubble train to Panama then Coach back stopping at one of the magnificent locks. Well worth doing

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City Tour

Classic Car City Tour. this was OK apart from the fumes. Generally I have seen some of Havana but would not do it again. The cruise terminal is a ruin does not impress arriving passengers

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Mayan Ruins

Not very impressed

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Horse Carriage Tour


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