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Marella Discovery Review

4.0 / 5.0
538 reviews

Not as good as Marella Dream

Review for the Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Discovery
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2019

We chose this ship for its itinerary but heavy rain and thunderstorms spoilt the on shore days in Italy. Embarkation was easy but a fire drill just after arrival caused confusion and were forced to attend even though our drill was scheduled for a later time, so food had to wait. The cabin was kept scrupulously clean by Davis and the whole ship was spotless. Dined mostly in Islands which had a good choice of food, although not enough tables during busy periods. Portions were small in 47 (ate there once only) and food hit or miss, service for our table slow. The food in Gallery 47 (one visit only) was excellent although 1 waiter was 'pretend shooting' when he had nothing to do! The entertainment was mediocre and acts/bands moved from venue to venue. We went to 2 shows. Not quite to our taste but the cast worked really hard. Bar service was good and on the whole the staff were friendly. Or cabin was too warm and A/C not effective and the constant drumming at night meant we had little sleep. Rain ruined the trip to Rome and also the day in Taranto. Naples was a disappointment (with rain again), very busy and quite tatty. Valetta and Corfu Town both lovely. Not enough seating in main areas and The Live Room chairs were uncomfortable. Squid and Anchor 'pub' really? Make better use of this entertainment venue please.

Cabin Review

Cabin Outside

Plenty of storage and kept very clean. Not a good location on the ship due to drumming noise.

Port Reviews


A very busy city and used tourist bus to see the highlights but not impressed overall as residential areas very unkempt.

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