Chose this cruise due to the ports of call.
Flight out from Manchester smooth, excellent onboard service and check in at Montego Bay was efficient.I knew the ship having previously travelled on her when in Royal Caribbean brand,but transformation was great.We had an inside cabin and was suffucient for our needs as only in room to shower and change,room kept clean by excellent cabin steward.
Dining-- we are early risers so we ate breakfast at the buffet in Islands restaurant, plenty of variety of food and very tasty, we also went to the same restaurant for buffet lunch, excellent choices and never had a problem finding something to eat.Had evening meals in 47 restaurant with waiter service, couldnt fault the menus, evening meals excellent choices and our waiters were superb, nothing too much trouble.
Now the entertainment, this was our 20th cruise having been with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and P&O, the entertainment team onboard Marella Discovery 2 were by far the most professional group we have ever seen, so energetic, it made the cruise so special as we like the shows in the evening but this team were in a different league from previous cruises,Thanks for your hard work
We visited Jamaica, Grand Cayman,Cuba,Belize,Costa Maya, Cozumel, Guatemala and Honduras. We only did 2 tours, Cuba in an old vintage car, pink Pontiac and was great fun,booked before we left with independent company at half the price.
We also did the catamaran and snorkel in Roatan,Honduras, this was through ship and was excellent value.
Cozumel lots of shops,Costa maya has a purpose built cruise area and this was fantastic as you could watch the dolphin show, free unless you wanted to swim with them, lots of shopping and even pool bars to swim in.
Staff onboard Marella Discovery 2 were always smiling, service was excellent throughout the ship,nothing was too much trouble.
I would have no hesitation in going on this cruise again, Marella excelled my expectations
Just made extra special by all the shows in the evening,this for me was the highlight of our cruise, cant compliment the evening entertainment team enough.
Return flight and check in once again smooth and efficient
Cabin was as per usual for the cabin category but had everything you need for sleeping and washing,Kept spotless by steward