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Marella Discovery Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Nothing new, Same menus, same shows and entertainment.

Marella Discovery Cruise Review by alan2029

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2019
  • Destination: Asia

This was our 4th cruise with Tui/Marella. twice on the Dream and twice on Discovery. This being our 4th year in a row, we were hoping for something different.

We were very disappointed to find that the food menu was very much the same, but shocked to find the the menu was repeated after the first week. How strange when most of the cruises that were available to book were for 14 or more nights.

The show team on board performed the same songs and dance routines the we'd seen for the previous 3 cruises with only some minor changes to the shows. The only new entertainment for the two weeks were the guest singer and comedian.

So if you've been on any of the tui/marella cruises before, don't expect to see any new.

The destinations on this cruise also sounded interesting. But we found that Port Blair in the Anderman islands was a wasted day, Not much to see and driving across the island was like taking a tour through the local tip.

Mangalore was also a horrible port. The cruise ships were docked alongside the coal terminal that was being scooped and heaped all day by diggers, throwing clouds of coal dust into the air.

Tui like to claim that they out their customers first, but like all big companies, profit comes first and when you complain they only accept what you say, but do noting to rectify the problems.

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Cabin outside 3068

Large comfy cabin, well tended by steward.

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