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Deni wrote a review Nov 2022
Neath, United Kingdom3 contributions
Our first cruise and tbh will be our last. Cruise ship cabins are like being in a caravan and I much prefer a hotel. Our bedding had blood stains on it and the coffee cups had the people before us coffee still in the cups. I cleaned our room and the anti bacterial wipes were brown. I asked for clean coffee cups and bedding. The pool is packed as too many people for what is a plunge pool. Food is basic all inclusive but nice. You queue 45 mins for drinks most busy evenings, or wait for the hourly waiter to return at some point. Shows are okay if all you like is watching singing and dancing. You queue for lifts constantly. Getting on/off the ship is like a stampede, never seen such rude people. People were shouting at waiters they were premium and demanding to be served first, yet most people were premium! You pay a lot of money for what feels cheap. We will return to Rome as it was beautiful but we will fly and get a nice hotel. If you are disabled and use a wheelchair like my husband you will find cruising very difficult as doorways are narrow with big bumps and many other passengers are so rude to you. The best bit of the ship was the Spa where I spent a lot of money and their services are on a par with hotel spas. The afternoon quizzes and pop songs around the pool were fun as livened up a very dead boring atmosphere otherwise. Not posh and if you like caravans cruising is def for you.
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Sail Date: October 2022
Cabin Type: Outside
Type of Trip: Couple
Destination: Mediterranean
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Marella Discovery

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Passengers: 1,830   |   Crew: 753
Passengers to crew: 2.43:1
Launched: 1996   

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Cabin size: 139 - 172 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 50
Accessible rooms: 0
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 270
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moreton in marsh22 contributions30 helpful votes
We had a fantastic time on board the Discovery. We had read some really bad reviews and were a little apprehensive. We had a brilliant time and all of the staff on board work very hard. Eddie and his team looked after our cabin and always had a quick chat with you and big smile. Food and Entertainment was excellent. Thank you :)
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Jane W wrote a review 29 Jan
West Parley, United Kingdom14 contributions8 helpful votes
Will never use TUI again cancelled my once in a life time cruise 48 hours before departure!! Very unsympathetic thought a full refund was acceptable didn’t care about the heart ache that was created and no offer of compensation!!!
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lew68312 wrote a review 27 Jan
London, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
Group of 8 friends spent 2 weeks on Discovery on a Caribbean cruise, absolutely fantastic. Staff were so hard working and could not do enough for us. Balcony cabin on deck 6 was fabulous and cleaned 3 times daily, towels changed daily. Food delicious in both self serve and waiter service restaurants. Entertainment was spot on, We thoroughly enjoyed our time on this ship. We had no problem getting sunbeds apart from at sea days ( 2 in 2 weeks) when ship is full so everyone up extra early to secure beds. We were a little worried having read some negative reviews prior to our trip however thankfully our experience was nothing but positive and thoroughly enjoyable.
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Jai-Herbert wrote a review 26 Jan
London, United Kingdom14 contributions20 helpful votes
Went on the Discovery Marella Caribbean Cruise over Christmas and we had the best time. The staff were amazing, cant put into words. We had an adjoining balcony cabin as we have kids. We were on Deck 6 and the cabins were a good size with lots of storage space. The balcony was roomy with table and chairs. Was lovely sitting out there each morning as we docked into the next country. The ship itself was overall very clean and maintained well. The dining experience, cant complain. We did the buffet and restaurants and the food was always very good.
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MikeMontrose wrote a review 25 Jan
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Done many cruises and this was first time with TUI, I had read some negative reviews but that is the norm on everything, like to find out for myself. We chose this ship because of the itinerary and a minimum of sea days. We was slightly late on landing in Bridgetown but the disembarkation from the plane to embarking the ship was very efficient indeed. Had a junior suite which was brilliant, big, spacious with plenty of storage, well pleased with the cabin. On the first night it was the usual exploring the ship & getting bearings, which on this ship is easy. The service we received in all restaurants & bars was impeccable with no complaints what so ever. We was waited on hand & foot, didn't have to wait long for anything. I did hear a lot of people moaning about food & other service of which we found nothing to moan about. Hats off to TUI for an amazing 2 weeks.
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