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Marella Discovery 2 Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
291 reviews
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1st Marella cruise - and the last

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to the Eastern Caribbean
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Red Ray
10+ Cruises

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Sail Date: Dec 2018

This was our 14th cruise and as we liked the look of the itinerary decided to give Marella a go after previously being loyal to P&O and Cunard. We did back to back Cuban Fusion and Exotic Explorer cruises so first the good points;

The Premium flight outbound was very good. The nightly shows were excellent. The staff were very good, especially Tamara , A Macedonian bar waitress.

Negatives- where to begin? Cuban Fusion should have been called Fusion as we didn't actually get to Cuba - apparently the port was flooded and despite the annoyingly self-congratulatory captain Jason Ikiadis announcing he was confident we would get there, his next announcement overturned this and we were condemned to another boring sea day - more of those later - and an extra day in the sinkhole which is Jamaica.

Cabin Review

Cabin Inside

Ok. Basic inside. Tiny shower and horrible shower curtain. Cabin steward Benji did a good job.

Port Reviews


Ferry to Playa del Carmen. Coach to Mayan ruins at Tullum.

Belize City

Main street ok but don't wander off it - intimidating and unsafe.


Nothing to recommend it at all.

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