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Marella Discovery Review

4.0 / 5.0
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515 reviews
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Possibly our last cruise with Marella

Review for Marella Discovery to the Caribbean
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IanPet
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2021
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Having booked with friends we paid £50 each to book cabins on the same deck, but on opposite sides. This was based on the theory that one would always have a pleasant view in ports, sunsets etc. Whilst waiting to board we realised despite this, they put us both on the port side and on decks 6 & 7. On boarding we spoke to “Guest Services” who advised that they never change cabins on day one, so if we wanted to change what had been allocated, we would need to see them again on the following day. We mentioned that as the luggage tags had been fitted before departure with the booked cabin number one, would they ensure they were re-routed to which they said yes. With no bags outside the cabin at midnight our friends went looking and found them outside their booked (but occupied) cabin.

When collecting these ships an officer happened to walk past and when we mentioned this his attitude was disgusting and he said something along the lines of “Cases are nothing to do with me, I steer the ship, not bags, (it was not the captain)!

I knew that draft cider was part of the standard drinks package, however on boarding the ship in Barbados, I was told that that no draft cider was available, and I had to buy bottles of Magners at £3.30 each. In addition, my friend does not drink alcohol, but is a big coke drinker he and my wife both said that the draught coke didn’t taste right, so we switched to buying cans of coke at £1 each.

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Still annoying that despite the ship being refitted for the UK market, there are no UK 3 pin plugs in the cabins and unlike the Discovery II, no USB sockets on the bedside lights. Our cabin steward was very good and she regularly made very good animals etc out of our towels.

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