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Europe Marella Discovery 2 Europe Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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303 reviews
3 Awards
The huge queue for disembarcation
Junior Suit Cabin
Pool deck, impossible to gey a sun lounger
Busy as always in Restaurant 47.
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Marella have let things slip
"The overall experience was Poor to reasonable; they seem to have less staff and the ship had the feeling of a ferry (Sorry Marella), the lack of attention to detail was shocking the bar service around the pool was almost non-existent, the other bars made cocktails with squash as opposed to juice not funny when you pay for a premium drinks package.The cabin service was first class and delivered...."Read More
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Short staffed, and ridiculous queues.

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Daveao
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We have cruised many times with Marella, but this repositioning transatlantic cruise was awful!. The cruise was an ambition for my wife and I, but right from the start, the whole experience was a farce, 1st we got an email saying our flight had been changed - it hadn't. When we arrived at the cruise terminal in Palma, we had to queue for nearly 2hrs to get on the ship, the staff offered us ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Worst Ship of the Marella Fleet

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Rosesdiamonds
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

We have been on the Discovery 2 previously before the pandemic, and several Marella cruises both before and since the pandemic, the most recent before Discovery 2 being the Marella Explorer within 2 months before this cruise on the Discovery 2. Usual TUI Delay, they never seem to arrive on time, this time about an hour late thankfully and uneventful arrival to the ship, the usual packed coaches ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


1st time cruisers

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Popsie6616
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Booked this cruise for my partners special birthday, We both didn't know what to expect but we were extremely impressed with what we found, Staff could not do enough to please from the cleaners to the restaurant staff to the bar staff special mention has to be given to SHEENA, ANGELO, JIMIT, DAVID, CLARY (BABY GUINESS) JUDE AND NANDY but to name a few. Food was excellent were ever we ate from ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Explorer 2 v Discovery 2 …..poles apart

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Daveyl778
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Plenty of cruises behind us now to be able to give a balanced appraisal, and I would suggest that this review is read alongside my review of the Explorer 2 as there were only 9 days between both cruises. You wouldn’t think that these cruises were provided by the same company. There was a fantastic friendly atmosphere throughout the ship, with the crew going out of their way to ensure that ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


standard has dropped a bit

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ndmc1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

we have been on about 14 cruises with Thompson/Marella(and other cruises) so id like to think what I write is a fair opinion. Getting on/off ship, bit of a wait to get on due to proof of Covid vaccination's/antigen result etc. but ok. Balcony cabin, immaculate as usual and always cleaned and made up . Food, good quality but a noticeable lack of choice from previous ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


A drop in standards

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jonesy53
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Booked a Med cruise in 2021 for July 2022 and was really disappointed after experiencing a fabulous time on a Marella Far East cruise just before the first lockdown. It was clearly apparent that they were trying to claw back lockdown losses. We only ate at the Islands Buffet Restaurant, as we had eaten at the speciality restaurants previously, so just went buffet. On a 2 week cruise, we did not ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Brilliant

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Margyefc
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Myself and 2 daughters we had a great time . Highly recommended by us. The Entertainment crew where absolutely fantastic. It was great to see them all .as I delivered first aid training for them in Liverpool .I cried when I seen them all again .they where like my babies. Had some great photos with them . Nick .Harry.Connor .Hannah and Liv.and all of them Everyone worked so ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Marella have let things slip

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cluelessx
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I have been cruising with Marella/TUI since the Celebration days and have been to Cuba/Barbados/Europe so have a reasonable expectation what to expect and genuinely normally enjoy cursing with them. The overall experience was Poor to reasonable; they seem to have less staff and the ship had the feeling of a ferry (Sorry Marella), the lack of attention to detail was shocking the bar service ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


First time on D2 won't be our last!

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boblevey
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Having cruised only on Discovery, we decided to try Discovery 2 and we are very glad we did! We flew from Manchester to Malaga and arrived slightly late. We had the usual queueing to check in which did nothing to raise our flagging spirits! As a result our first evening was rather brief... check-in, bar, safely drill, food and bed! Islands Restaurant was very busy and rather chaotic but this ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


First time cruising

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Sidds
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Just back from a Caribbean cruise from the 3rd to the 18th of December 2019, with the Marella Discovery 2, and I was delighted with this holiday, our cabin was on deck 6, and the cabin crew were fantastic especially Vanessa she went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed, the entertainment was great throughout the ship, absolutely loved the shows each night, the bar staff and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


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