8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
Overall this was a good Holiday but I booked this last minute and paid half of what some people on board paid, if i had paid the full price I would have been very disappointed. Firstly the ship ex Royal Caribbean,Supposed to have been ... Read More
Overall this was a good Holiday but I booked this last minute and paid half of what some people on board paid, if i had paid the full price I would have been very disappointed. Firstly the ship ex Royal Caribbean,Supposed to have been refurbished a 6 months previously and to be honest the ship looked in good condition a few bits here and there could be improved and tidied up and a few repairs are needed, but don't let that put you off. Staff from almost every part of the ship were very helpful polite, friendly & hard working I never had a bad experience with any of them, service with a smile. Food & Drinks were excellent most of the time there was the odd occasion when a meal may be not what you expected or to your liking but there is always food available at and mainly to a high standard. Entertainment on board was in my opinion to a high standard and the bands and Singers all over the ship were fantastic. The comedian the first week was Don McLean from Crackerjack now in is seventies was Hilariously funny, completely opposite to the one the second week Tank Sherman Mid 50s using material I had heard 35 years ago. To be honest I only had three things that need to sorted to make me go on another Marella cruise again, 1) They don't have no Currency exchange on board unless you carry Sterling with you & they are happy to change that at anytime, but if you go with using credit/ Debit cards there is no way on board or on a lot of the destinations/ ports of call were you can access your money making it very awkward when ashore trying to purchase drinks and food,unless you could find somewhere that accepted plastic, We went from Montego Bay on the second week to Belize, Guatemala, Roatan Honduras & then to Mainland Honduras and at no point could draw any money out of the cash machines as most of them said they did dollars but all the machine said they were empty. 2) Destinations. The First week we went to Cayman Islands, Cuba, Cozumel & Jamaica all these destinations Are fine Plenty to do & see and enjoyed all of these, Second week though we went to Belize, Guatemala, Roatan Honduras & Honduras mainland and to be honest unless you had booked an excursion on board the ship these are not destinations i would recommend, no beaches or Clean ones to be precise other than Roatan which has a purpose made area for the cruise ship Clientele nice beaches, bars and shops. 3) Flight Cabin Staff The Flight out from Gatwick was late leaving but on the whole the experience was fine, the new Dreamliners are a great plane and Very comfortable, But the Cabin staff need to be retrained to inform us all that we do have to fill in the paperwork on board and supply the odd pen, They told us that if we were on the cruise then we didn't have to fill them out, to find out we did, we had to sit on the floor in a crowded airport and fill them out. I Would Like to thank my Cabin Cleaner who worked tirelessly to keep are room clean and tidy and the bar staff & Waiters who work hard to keep your glasses full. Read Less
Marella Discovery 2 Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 4.1
Dining 4.5 3.8
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 3.5 3.7
Family 3.5 3.7
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.5
Enrichment 3.5 3.3
Service 4.5 4.1
Value For Money 4.0 3.7

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