Marella Discovery

Marella Discovery Reviews

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4.2
Based on 178 reviews
Cabin
4.2
Service
4.3
Excursions
4.1
Dining
4.2
Activities
4.1
Value for money
4.2
Entertainment
4.2

In short, we had a fabulous time. We did not take part in any of the activities but we could see that they where well organised. All members of the crew were friendly and cooperative. Our cabin steward was a young lady from the Philippines, who loved to chat and was looking forward to going home to her family. The food was very good in the three restaurants that we frequented. The excursions were well organised and gave us a good taste of the venues we visited. The entertainment in the Broadway Show Lounge was first class, up to West End standards, the company of twelve artistes excelled at singing and dancing, producing five complete shows during our time on board. Other singers and musicians performed at various venues around the ship throughout the day. A hard working team of entertainers.

couple
couple
1 cruise Outside (4 berths) - Deck 2/3
24 Oct 2021

Our first cruise and just at the end of covid restrictions. The ship sailed with restricted numbers which meant plenty of space on board. The ship maintained high standards of cleanliness and hygiene and insisted that passengers adhered to the ships covid regulations. The staff were beyond praise. Their attention and friendliness could not be faulted. Nothing was too much trouble and all done with cheerful smile. We enjoyed the experience but felt somethings could have been better. Our Cabin (superior balcony) was looking a bit tired. One of the cupboard doors didn't close properly and the edges of some of the furniture was damaged. The food was more homely than inspiring, though the sushi bar (extra cost) was excellent and the excursions seemed overpriced for what they were. We arranged our own time ashore and was disappointed that the reception desk did not know either the number of or time of buses that would take us to the towns and cities that the ports served. More information for the independent traveller would have been appreciated such as whether tickets can be purchased on public transport. Taken as a whole, a three/four star hotel in the Aegean for a 30% discounted price, was value for money.. At full price, I am not so sure I would have the same feeling.

couple
couple
1 cruise Deluxe Balcony (2 berths)
23 Oct 2021

Marella Discovery is a lovely ship and me, my 3 grandsons and partner really enjoyed our cruise. The cabins and housekeeping staff were exceptional, I left my cabin for 30 minutes and when I came back it had been thoroughly cleaned and tidied. We thought there could have been more choice for dinner in the main dining room; the portions were small as far as my grandsons were concerned, I.e. 1 potato to accompany meat on main course. The show team, singing and dancing, were excellent but the 5 of us thought the choice of songs on occasion was really bad and didn’t fit the theme of the show. All staff on board were very friendly and efficient. All the communal areas of this ship are beautiful and at all times are clean. We thought the excursions were too expensive and preferred to use local transport. The only downside of our holiday was flights to and from Corfu. It took us two hours to get through Manchester airport check-in and security. Not enough staff on security - in fact we didn’t have time for a coffee and walked straight onto our flight 6.50 a.m. without stopping, we had been travelling since 2.30 a.m. coming home we had to queue to get into Corfu airport and our 3p.m. Flight was delayed because of the time it took us to get through the airport. I blame tui for this: we did not leave the ship until 11am, in view of the queues at Corfu airport we should have left the ship much earlier.

family
family
10+ cruises Single Outside Cabin
17 Oct 2021

First class service from Marella.Ship was sparkling from top to bottom with good covid measures in place,Very well organised apart from departure check in at Manchester airport.

couple
couple
10+ cruises Outside (4 berths) - Deck 2/3
4 Oct 2021

The food was hit and miss and I travelled during covid times so the atmosphere was strange but good safety measures in place, the staff and service was excellent 10/10. The excursions could have been longer .

user
user
2-5 cruises Single Outside Cabin
3 Oct 2021

Really pleased we were able to start cruising again. Staff were excellent and did their absolute best to make our holidays as great as possible.

couple
couple
2-5 cruises Outside (2 berths) - Deck 2/3
19 Sep 2021

Just spent a week on Marella Discovery1 What a brilliant time we had, we have sailed with P&O MSC Carniival But from start to finished we never had 1 complaint. The ship isn't an over the top glitzy show piece, it's modern clean and a great size, not to big and its deck arrangements for everything is very good no terrible ques for lifts, The food is excellent in 47. Which is Italian on the top. The staff are superb, always friendly and Xaptain Chris has a great family working for him. He is always seen around mixing with his staff giving them praise. AI. And a nice extra selection of 2 restaurants to pay a supplement. We had an outside cabin on deck 3, no noise and payed extra for a window. Transfers and trips well organised and the Itinary on the Adriatic explorer was superb(Venice,Croatia, Montenegro,Corfu stay for 7 days. Will def be booking again asap****

Verified customer
1 cruise
21 Sep 2019

Good points food excellent ,shows excellent ,service very good ,drinks plenty ,staff always polite & helpful ,bad points toilet problem nearly every morning wouldn’t flush ,cabins looking a bit tired ,shower curtains horrible stick to you when trying to shower double bed configuration pushed up to wall so someone had to crawl over to get in & out not very good for older people ,entertainment in atrium & live room very repetitive and to loud couldn’t have a conversation. 

Verified customer
1 cruise
21 Sep 2019

Good points food excellent ,shows excellent ,service very good ,drinks plenty ,staff always polite & helpful ,bad points toilet problem nearly every morning wouldn’t flush ,cabins looking a bit tired ,shower curtains horrible stick to you when trying to shower double bed configuration pushed up to wall so someone had to crawl over to get in & out not very good for older people ,entertainment in atrium & live room very repetitive and to loud couldn’t have a conversation. 

Verified customer
1 cruise
20 Sep 2019

Lovely first cruise, enjoyed the itinerary. Food, service very good, disappointed with cinema choices aimed at children, strange for an all adults cruise. Struggled some days for a sun bed, lots of towels. Did 2 excursions, very good, but thought the Slovenian one should be changed round in order to have time to eat.

Verified customer
1 cruise
20 Sep 2019