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Baltic Sea Marella Discovery Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

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Marella Discovery
Baltic Sea
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23 Baltic Sea Marella Discovery Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews


martinbarbel avatar

martinbarbel

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable experience

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Havnt cruised for 10 years and that was in the Red sea on the Thomson Spirit.Almost didn't book this cruise as we were looking to travel to Mexico but that fell through.Not quite sure what to expect on a COLD cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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JackiePh

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Disappointment

Was on this ship last September round Med couldn't praise it enough food/drinks/service but what a difference 12 months make. Easy check in but card readers called to reception to 're register them Cabin, ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Sandra and Ian

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Take your own chair!

This is a second hand ship so we had lowish expectations but it turned out to look quite good. We had an unassigned balcony cabin and it was midship on deck 6; could not have been better. Shortage of draws but ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Jim Corps

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fourteen nights aboard 12th- 26th September

First embarkation from Southampton for Discovery and we always wanted to visit St Petersburg, This is our second trip on the Discovery and weren’t disappointed with the ambience,food or entertainment. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Clive G

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

A really happy ship

We started cruising in 1987 when the ships were smaller and the food and service was excellent but over the years the ships got larger and larger the food and service deteriated to such an extent that we cruised ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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KittyTraveller

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable cruise

We enjoyed our cruise and found the cruise itinerary to be very good, & found the ship to be spotless. The cleaning crew work very hard to keep every part of the ship gleaming. We always ate in the buffet ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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CshContatti2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Distinctly average

Embarkation: primitive, the Egyptians do it better. Ship: smooth, comfortable, very quiet, lots of public areas. Cabins: good size, well equipped, comfortable beds,plenty of storage. Crew: lovely! Really ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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guido404

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser - Impressed

First time cruiser and was in all honesty unsure if cruising would be my ideal holiday. Had spent a few weeks prior reading some reviews and Facebook group posts to learn what I could prior to departure and get ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Never Cruise Marella (tui

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Marella Discovery is more like Butlins at Sea

Even before the cruise Tui behaved poorly. Tui claimed the Kremlin was shut due to an extra national holiday when in fact it is always shut on a Thursday. We cancelled that excursion as a trip to a convent really ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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LizzyP

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Baltic Capital

We chose this cruise for its broad itinerary. Gothenburg, Tallinn, St Petersburg, Helsinki, Riga, Rostock (surprisingly excellent), Copenhagen & Oslo. And it was perfectly topped off with great weather. We did ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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northern quine

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship

We chose this ship because of the itinerary. Baltic on our bucket list! We were NOT disappointed. Loved the variety of ports of call. Tallinn, St Petersburg and Oslo our favourites. Copenhagen would probably ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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David1690

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Amazing Cruise

Just returned from 14 nights on the Marella Discovery, sailing from Newcastle to the Baltic Captials, and where the embarkation ran like clock work. We stayed in an outside cabin on deck 3 in cabin 3070. What a ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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boblevey

6 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Fabulous First Cruise and learned to dance as well!

We chose this cruise as as our first ever because of its itinerary and price. The Baltic capitals trip was very enjoyable, well organised and delivered everything it promised. My wife and I simply walked around each ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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HBWatson

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise

Primarily chose this cruise based on the locations visited, time of year with respect to weather averages and price. I'll say first off, the weather was unbelievably good, just like everywhere else in Europe as ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Cruise convert 1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Memorable cruise

This was our second cruise with Thomson and the appeal was particularly to see St Petersburg . Paid far too much by booking early and in fact, cancelled and rebooked about 12 weeks before departure and saved ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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OTrail

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Good overall, a couple of disappointments

The cruise got off to a bit of an inauspicious start when for whatever reason there was a big delay in dropping our bags off outside the port terminal before checking in, almost an hour queued to drop the bag off. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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DavidWaddell

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Dreadful cruise from start to finish

We chose this cruise ship because we thought it would be hassle free travelling from Newcastle - How WRONG we were, after arriving at Cruise Terminal we queued for 2 hours outside on road&pavement)with all our ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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James G Robinson

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Booked too Early

The Marella Discovery coming to Newcastle Port to sail the Baltic was a big promotion in April 2017 and a group of us booked straight away to choose the cabins we wanted. The embarkation was an absolute ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Vosgien

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

The Good,The Bad and The Ugly in the Baltic

We chose Marella for the itinerary and we live 2 hours from Newcastle.We had great memory of Thomson Dream in the Caribbean. We chose Inter-cruise bus to get us to Newcastle.The sight at our arrival was like ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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balloo_ka27

2 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

A wonderful cruise to the Baltics

As a first time cruiser and having read the many negative reviews of the Christmas cruise we were a little concerned about travelling on this ship but we had needn't have worried. We were greeted by the Port of Tyne ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Dean Morriarty

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Discover the Baltic

My first time on Discovery and most enjoyable, the cities were exceptional and lucky with the weather. I was lucky to discover an art class on the first sea day as I attended a lecture which was very entertaining ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Scout5

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Butlins at sea

What an awful experience, from the boarding debacle in Newcastle to the dire pub singer in the lounge it was one disappointment after another. Luckily the destinations more than made up for the forced jolity of the ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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BAS01

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst experience of a cruise

Seen an all inclusive cruise in TUI in Aberdeen and as we enjoyed the previous cruise with Barr head travel we thought we would enjoy this one been all inclusive we surmised we were getting a good deal. NOT. First ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Marella Discovery Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.53.9
Entertainment3.53.7
Public Rooms4.54.1
Fitness Recreation3.03.7
Family3.04.2
Enrichment2.03.4
Service4.54.1
Value For Money4.03.7
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