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Marella Discovery 2

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Passengers: 1,836   |   Crew: 771
Passengers to crew: 2.38:1
Launched: 1996   

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Cabin size: 139 - 172 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 54
Accessible rooms: 0
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 268
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Thomas C wrote a review 9 Jun
Coleraine, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
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Went on our first cruise and decided to go for a smaller ship thus the Marella Discovery2 as advised by JF Travel in coleraine. We had a very early start to our day 2am in the morning When we got to Palma the weather was great we boarded the ship and got to our cabin which wad an inside 1.Spotlessly clean as was the whole ship . All the staff we met were extremely helpful and very pleasant. The food on board was of a very high standard with having buffey, Al Acarte and 2 restaurant where you were served. The entertainment on board was excellent We did all the trips booking them with tui the 1 I would advise not to book is Corcia as the ship docks right in the town centre. As for the rest of the trips great guides and very knowledgeable
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Ross T wrote a review May 2024
Telford41 contributions67 helpful votes
We arrived on board onn March 7. Cabin was absolutely fine, lets be serious how long are you there. Staff as usual fantastic, big shout out to the bar waiter Papa. Food was ok, Surf & Turf great as usual. Used Kora Lee, not sure of the name, and was super disappointed. Love both groups, Alice & the Collective, 3rd time with them, and Muzic Unlimited, first time. Love them both, Alice & Mae the singers are so friendly. Although I have Dubai in September & P&O in May, we are booked on D2 in October 25. if the groups happened to be the same I'd be very pleased. I enjoyed singing Bandeoke but it was only on once. I also think Karaoke should go on much longer, the room isnt used afterwards anyway. Beautiful destinations too.
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cristinasea S wrote a review May 2024
United Kingdom6 contributions
If you used to sail with Island Cruises, this is the closed you can get to their free, fun, relaxed style. Discovery 2 is a beautiful ship, well maintained and the crew is just another level of friendliness.
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Stump18 wrote a review Mar 2024
Lincolnshire,Uk72 contributions39 helpful votes
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We arrived Singapour at the start of our Marella Fascinating Far East cruise on the 29th Feb 24. We found we had to collect our suitcases and take them to a lorry outside, which was different from a previous visit. We stayed in a "Deluxe Balcony Cabin" which i must say was in need of an upgrade, stain on the carpet, cracked soap dish and torn net curtain in general tired cabin, but it was clean. It also had No tissues, soap was provided first day no replacement soap provided or robes, No extras at all. The meals in general were satisfatory, but not amazing, the desserts were poor. The KORA LA and SERF & TURT you paid extra supplements for, main courses were decidedly better, but still let down by desserts. The choclate Souffle in the 47 restaurant was best of all, but let down by a cracked dish!! We had the premium drinks package as a treat, but unfortunately some premium drinks were out of stock. The shows were very good and we particularly enjoyed the columbian professional dancers who are outstanding. The game shows in the Squid & Anchor were entertaining. Out of 14 day cruise only 3 were sea days so we went on lots of excursions, Singapour is beautiful, LangKawi is unspoilt and Vietnam is memorable for its raw simple life style when you walk through the local market. We did this cruise in 2019 and ASIA has so much to see & do we decided to go again and still it leaves much more to offer. Unfortunately the standard of Marella has slipped, but it still offered value for money, in my opinion
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Millway35 wrote a review Mar 2024
Dundee, United Kingdom5 contributions7 helpful votes
Just back from a cruise to Caribbean and Cuba on Explorer 2 . This ship is almost 40 years old and looks and feels very tired . Think it should have been scrapped rather than refurbished . The ship layout is poor for this type of al fresco cruise 1.5 outside bars to service 1800 passengers on sea days - joke . Temporary stations to avoid queuing were ok to a point but no selection of beverages. Organisation of embarkation and disembarkation was really poor compared to the Barbados trips . Ship hygiene poor and we had outbreak of noro virus 1/2 way through cruise . They shut down whole pool area for deep clean - so no pool for hot day air sea . Food was ok and restaurant staff brilliant. Cabins not bad but no fridges - obviously removed and not replaced to cut down on refurb costs . Rooms looked tired and corridors showed their age and all the emergency warning signs needed replacement . But Cuba was brilliant so why are you stopping goin* there ? 24 hour flight delay was unfortunate and very badly managed by crew on board . No TUI representatives at the overnight hotel or next day at Montego Bay airport . When will TUI realise that Marella the Airline TUI holidays are all part of the same group . 2 stars only fur Cuba and staff otherwise would have been 0
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