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Marella Discovery Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Fantastic cruise

Marella Discovery Cruise Review by GMRcruiser

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2019
  • Destination: the Eastern Mediterranean

Having sailed with lots of other cruise companies in the past, we were a bit apprehensive about booking this cruise but we loved it. It was a short 10-15minute journey from Corfu airport followed by an efficient check in. You had the option of a shuttle bus or 5minute walk to the ship.

The itinerary was wonderful with several memorable sailing in & out of ports such as Kotor in Montenegro and Venice ( leaving at night was magical).

We went on a cruise tour to the beautiful Krka waterfalls and also half day gondola tour. There were plenty of other tour options/activities available on the dockside.

The staff on board were friendly, efficient and seemed genuinely happy. The Entertainment staff led by Katy were great and the Captain was a star! There was no heavy sales pressures and unless you wanted to, you weren’t harassed by ship photographers. There were various dining options to suit everyone.

Yes, the ship is a bit tired looking but it didn’t affect the service you received. We were warned about the potential wait at Corfu airport when we departed and the process was managed as well as it could be.

We would definitely sail with them again.

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Cabin Review

We had an inside cabin on the 2nd deck. There was plenty of storage. The cabin stewards were lovely and looked after us well. It would have been nice to have a fridge.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Did an independent port side tour to lovely port of Piran

Gondola Ride

Motorised transport provided to and from central point. It was a good distance to walk to where we got onto the gondolas. The gondola ride was a must in Venice. We had about 2 hours to look around after the gondola tour ( half day tour)

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The sail into Kotor is beautiful. The town itself is wonderful.. we took a 1.5 hours boat tour from the harbour side which was worth doing.

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