Marella Discovery Review

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The good, the bad and an airport that can't cope

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Heathway
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2023

This was our first cruise with Marella and we were full of expectation for Christmas in the Caribbean.

Our first problem was at Gatwick airport where the push back machine broke and it took 2 hours to dismantle and check all the wheels before we could fly off, granted this wasn't a problem caused by Tui. On arrival at Bridgetown airport we sat on the plan for a further 1 1/2 hours whilst they brought a set of steps for guests to get off. We completely understood the pilot's frustration at the rate of his apologies. We were then bussed direct to the ship and our luggage followed.

Our balcony cabin was on deck 7 and we were pretty sure it was one of the ones that had been refurbished as there were 3 pin plugs with USB adaptors. It was comfortable and quiet. The ship itself (a former Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas) was in good condition and spotlessly clean, shame about the lack of toilet facilities in the public areas. The crew were excellent and very friendly.

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