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Marella Discovery
Western Mediterranean
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101 Europe - Western Mediterranean Marella Discovery Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


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kaosdave

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

A Discovery

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Marella Discovery 16/08/2019 to 23/08/2019 This is our eleventh cruise and the fourth with Tui but first time on the Marella Discovery. Flight from Leeds & Bradford 15.35 was 30 mins late not too bad, landed ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Julessmiles

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not as good as Thomson used to be

Recently returned from 'Marella' Discovery. Have had many fantastic cruises with Thomson & then for various reasons tried Fred Olsen which we have also had some great cruises on. I was on Discovery for the ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Liz632972

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Fab cruise, lovely ship

Went on the TUI Discovery as part of a cruise and stay holiday and had a great time. Have heard negative reviews of the ship and spoke to some people who didn’t like the size, too big, food not good etc, but ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Wolves Dave

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Mixed feelings

Picked up from airport and a short transfer to the ship, a very long queue to register for the ship. Eventually got on board, not shown to cabin as with other cruises! A decent cabin with plenty of storage space, ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Legal Magpie

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Fabulous cruise and great value

We chose this cruise because we were limited to this particular week and wanted somewhere warm. We had cruised with Thomson several years ago and the Discovery is streets ahead of our previous ship. We booked ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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WelshKazza

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great First Cruise - Cosmopolitan Classics

As first time cruisers we weren't too sure what to expect but did a little research before hand and decided on Cosmopolitan Classics from Palma on the Discovery 1. As it was all inclusive it was a good deal. The ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Flawless1974

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Trying really hard but awful entertainment!

Some lovely restaurants attended by excellent waiting staff. Three of the six restaurants have an additional charge applied. Most of the food was very good with only one or two disappointing meals experienced during ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Wildvoice 1967

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Western med with balcony

Stayed on the tui discovery for 2 weeks June/July 2017 booked a balcony cabin deck 7, we arrived at palma to be greeted by the tui team and coached from there to meet the ship. The cabin was fairly small not much ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Sue and Ron

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Not good value for money

Thought with the refit, the quality would be better. It was unfortunate the weather was very windy and cloudy, so the boat moved up and down and side to side causing many cases of sea sickness. The seasoned staff ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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matskix

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great fun

First time but was recommended by travel agent, however we had a wonderful time, all the bars were great and friendly staff apart from the grumpy git who mixed the cocktails in the Glass House ( not one smile all ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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HughRambo

1 Review Written

83 Helpful Votes

Well Done TUI - FAULTLESS CRUISE

Im a bit of a cruise veteran with over 130 cruises since 1986! However 130 of the cruises was as catering staff on the superb liner the Cunard QE2 (late 1980s) and only 2 recently as a passenger! Last year summer ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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GrantR

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

TUI Discovery - Good but scope for improvement

Having sailed with Thomsons prior this was our 6th cruise with the fleet having mainly experienced the wonderful Dream. Arriving in Palma on 15th July, 2017 transfer and embarkation was smooth with our cases ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Malc01m

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Outstanding except for.....

My wife and I chose a cruise and stay to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. This was our first cruise and having read almost all the very mixed reviews posted prior to our holiday, we went with great excitement ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Holtender

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

First time on a cruise, well what can I say apart from BRILLIANT.

What can I say this was the first cruise we have done and we really enjoyed it, not to formal and something for everyone of all ages. From the airport to actually getting on the ship it was really well organised. ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Oldman67

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Sea Sickness

Boarded ship on the 5th August at Palma, cabin was really a good size on deck seven. Looked round the ship which seemed really good as we have been on quite a few thompson cruises and this was the most impressive of ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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baggies56

3 Reviews Written

82 Helpful Votes

Well worth the money

We would have liked to have gone on the spirit again but the dates did not match up with our holidays, we thought it was a lot of money to pay for 1 week on the discovery and after reading some of the reviews we ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Anon-i-mouse

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Kids rule

Unfortunately Thomson definition of family cruise is 'kids cruise', there is very little adults only space and the little there is, for example the jacuzzis, are taken over by unruly children diving in around you, ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Anthony797

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Brilliant

Wanted to try a cruise. My last experience was 50 years ago and I was constantly seasick. Also did a week's stay in Majorca. Anyway the cruise was brilliant overall. I was a bit queasy the first morning but no ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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billyjey

10 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Thomson have upped their game

We cruised from 8th to 22nd July on the Discovery cabin 6004 balcony at the front of the ship. The journey from Glasgow to Palma and ship transfer all went very smoothly. Be aware that there is a bit of a walk ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Sohadoni10

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

F A N T A S T I C

We were a group of 13 with 6 cabins. We had a fantastic cruise on the tui Discovery. The dining staff in the restaurants were very polite and did everything to make our dining experience go without a hitch. We had ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Joecain

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Mediterranean Secrets

Just returned from a fantastic week on this ship, the cruise itinerary was amazing ,our 2 top trips where San Remo for Monaco and Piombno for Pisa, we had a balcony cabin on deck 6 no.7080 and this is so worth the ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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BusinessEye

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Much Better Than Expected

We've cruised six times with Royal Caribbean and once with Holland America, so we had some reservations about choosing Tui (Thomson Cruises). In fact, we had sailed twice on the Tui Discovery when it was the ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Kittykat68

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

First cruise, six ladies in three cabins. We chose Highlights of the Mediterranean for the ports of call. The reasons we chose Thomson's were: choice of local airport, transparent prices, i.e. Gratuities, flights, ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Gordonmcintyre

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

On balance good

7th year with Thomson/TUI. First time I've felt the need to write an review. Quick assessment. Food very good. Island buffet restaurant can get busy and be a free for all at times. Can't comment on Gallary 47. ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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JanRichGr

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Very Good Indeed

This was our go at cruising and we loved pretty well every minute of it. From the moment we arrived at Manchester Airport TUI seemed to be in complete control of every detail. Our only slight complaint was the ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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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