6 Marella Cruises Marella Discovery 2 Europe - All Cruise Reviews

Slow service lots of drinks not available. Held captive on departure because they had a mix up with our credit card. Offensive and aggressive staff on departure and it was their mix up no fault of ours. Cruises many times with royal ... Read More
Slow service lots of drinks not available. Held captive on departure because they had a mix up with our credit card. Offensive and aggressive staff on departure and it was their mix up no fault of ours. Cruises many times with royal Caribbean the discovery 2 and tui or whatever they call themselves now are a very poor comparison. Will not be cruising with them again. Oh and two of us had dodgy stomached for two days. On a brighter note the food at surf and turf was excellent. Islands self service was a little aged as was the rest of the ship but again this is in comparison to the vastly superior royal Caribbean cruise liners. Staff generally were friendly just the major issue on exit when we nearly missed the transfer, not an ideal way to end the holiday. In summary dated , didn’t feel to clean and don’t expect them to have all the drinks you have already paid for on all inclusive. Only decent food is extra charge some of the meat in islands was unrecognisable, we just called it generic meat. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
We were having 50th anniversary,and wanted see places we had not visited before,we booked discovery2, Marella cruise lines,and we were so happy we did,engender though I read some awful reviews beforehand,from the moment we stepped on plane ... Read More
We were having 50th anniversary,and wanted see places we had not visited before,we booked discovery2, Marella cruise lines,and we were so happy we did,engender though I read some awful reviews beforehand,from the moment we stepped on plane to go until we came back was amazing,embarkation onto the ship was so quick and easy we even had our photographs done in super quick time.we had an inside plus cabin with a fabulous steward Vladimir the place was spotless and plenty off room for two of us,not cramped at all,even though I had read different,bathroom was also compact but not cramped.vladimer or steward was pleasant efficient informative and helpful,while friendly respected our privacy,thank you so much Vladimir,we dined in all the restaurants and buffets,food was lovely piping hot always and plenty off it we dined in resturant 47.in both for breakfast and dinner sometimes,this is gorgeous and staff really wonderful to everyone we went to both restaurants of 47. We dined in Buffett resturant again same wonderful food and staff and views are amazing of sunsets at night.we had dinner in speciality resturant Surf and turf,you have to pay for this and was well worth the money,and attention you get there,they do a tomahawk steak 32 ounces,wow you should see how it looks gigantic,lol.we didn't have it of course or I'd still be eating,the price is £28.50.for each person but I'd recommend it ,and it was our 50th anniversary,so we didn't mind paying this special night,the entertainment was great from singers,saxophone players,groups and the shows were great especially one show from the musicals,Stupendous,on this ship there is something for everyone so no need to say,there was nothing to do and the lounges show theatre main body of ship is beautiful,and so are all the staff who man this ship,everyone we had contact with was friendly courteous and pleasant they are a credit to discovery 2,and last but not least the ports,we visited were amazing and such scenery stunningly beautiful,each outdoing the other Venice,Dubrovnik kotor beautiful,and all walking distance just couple launches in the whole two weeks so once again I say thank you so much Marella cruises,discovery 2 and Vladimir or steward,we will definitely be back soon,OH sorry also Rosie the photographer,who was always taking photos we have plenty photographs for memories Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
We wanted to try one of the newer larger ships And we were not disappointed The staff were outstanding The captain (Jason ) and cruise director (Paul Evans) looked after us really well The choice of restaurants was brilliant ... Read More
We wanted to try one of the newer larger ships And we were not disappointed The staff were outstanding The captain (Jason ) and cruise director (Paul Evans) looked after us really well The choice of restaurants was brilliant special mention to marlon Italian and topson who was brilliant attentive barman in bar 11 Show team one of the best I have seen Leah especially wow well done! We had a balcony and it’s worth every penny to hear the sea at night Adriatic itenary the ports especially kotor was unbelievable! Venice and Dubrovnik also were fabulous it’s a great itenary some minor tech issues meant we missed split but we had an extra day at sea and enjoyed the sunshine and cocktails and this means we will have to try and do this all over again! Spoilt for choice on the ship on daily food snack shack was fab too! Thankyou everyone we had fabulous time Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Dreadful cruise. The ship is "tired" despite a refurbishment. Cabins very dated - our Superior Balcony Room had an updated Bathroom, but rest of the cabin was quite tatty. Cleaning not that sparkling either, balcony table ... Read More
Dreadful cruise. The ship is "tired" despite a refurbishment. Cabins very dated - our Superior Balcony Room had an updated Bathroom, but rest of the cabin was quite tatty. Cleaning not that sparkling either, balcony table stained when we arrived and still stained when we left. Quality of food was disappointing, especially in the Gallery 47 & 47 Restaurants. Buffet lunch OK in "Islands", though breakfasts shocking ...... check out those sausages, you've been warned! Entertainment not up to much; main Cabaret shows poor and on a par with the rest of the acts. The All Inclusive seems appealing at first glance, but be careful; cheap alternatives to listed branded drinks served unless you are insistent on branded drinks. Also, bars have different beers & wines, so there is a lack of consistency. There is a dearth of waiting staff, so you wait for drinks or end up queuing yourself, with the bars full in the evenings meaning long waits. Staff mixed; some waiting staff great; Reception staff patronising and condescending. No Ironing or washing facilities onboard? Don't want to appear to be a "Cruise Snob" but this ship is poor quality; been on other Thomson cruises (Dream & Spirit) which are far superior to this. Tui trying to get into the cruise market with their All Inclusive Hotel approach and it simply doesn't work. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
We have cruised before but this was on another level. We had an inside cabin on deck 2 plenty room and storage space compared to other cruises we have taken. Booking in went very smoothly and soon we were exploring the ship. Where do you ... Read More
We have cruised before but this was on another level. We had an inside cabin on deck 2 plenty room and storage space compared to other cruises we have taken. Booking in went very smoothly and soon we were exploring the ship. Where do you start when you have 11 decks to check out. We went to the islands buffet once could not get a seat so never went back. So I cannot say what the food was like other than to say it was always packed when we went passed. We ate in the 47 deg waiter served restaurant and just by luck we were given table 125. Our waiter was Albert who looked after us for all our evening meals, he and his mate Avish were brilliant. The food was all ok plenty of choice, we enjoyed Breakfast lunch and dinner in the 47 deg. If you like plenty of noise during the day get up early and get a subbed on the pool deck, they all went very quickly every day. If you don't like noise the ship has plenty of space for everyone, we went to the pointy end every day.Ther is always some entertainment going on somewhere. We went to the Venue for a drink before the big show in the Showroom and Steve the barman looked after us all week. The shows were all very good but over the years we have seen better. The Atrium bar is a good place for a coffee or cocktail during the day. We really enjoyed our week onboard and look forward to another trip sometime in the future. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Marella Discovery 2 Ratings
Category Editor Member
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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