Marella Discovery Review

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Butlins experience

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SurreyPen
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2024

Itinerary was fine except for the fiasco of US border checks ,officers came onto the ship to check every esta and fingerprint every holidaymaker. This took all day 100 People called every half hour or so to line up and be seen .Some people waited around until 6in the evening and the ship left port at 8 so they had a couple of hours ashore in a port that was closed and dark. There were fights in the queue with people pushing in as they so fed up .Tui said it wasn’t their fault …..erm yes it was …..sort it out .Cabin was fine as had a suite with balcony and sun beds.Food was fine in restaurants .bars very crowded and noisy .Pool deck was horrendous covered in bodies drinking from early morning as all inclusive .Did not use pool as full of sweaty bodies.Loud inane music Bingo,quizzes karaoke.Reps and entertainment staff shouting .If you love a Butlins /hi de hi experience then go on this cruise..smell of sewage on some parts of ship and when ship was refuelling in port you had to go inside cabin and close doors as gagging.Thank goodness we did have this balcony to sit on tho as the pool deck and deck above was like hell on earth.The buffet was a works canteen experience which we tried once at lunch time but never again.The ports of call where fine as long as you had looked up in advance as not very much info from Tui as they just want to sell heir excursions .We did about four or five of them but travelled independently on some islands which is very easy as loads of trips available once you are off ship. Tui don’t tell you this but we know from previous experience .Thier trips cost from about £50 per person.but same thing is about 25dollars off ship.They will charge you about £35 each to take you and pick you up from a beach but again off ship a taxi is about half that price.We have been on Thompson /Tui cruises on and off since 2006 probably about nine or ten times and they have gone downhill .Wont use them again

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Clean comfortable spacious but refurb over exaggerated.Carpets old and curtains dirty at bottom

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