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Kraftywerk wrote a review Nov 2022
Chester, United Kingdom14 contributions40 helpful votes
We were booked on the Explorer 2 cruising the Caribbean. First issue for us were the considerable delays getting onto the ship on account of all the flights arriving together. The actual cabin was clean and comfortable. Never been on a cruise so was unsure what to expect but found the food generally good and plentiful. There were occasions however in the supposed a la carte restaurant I would describe it as hospital food. Shore excursions were well organised with friendly staff. The afternoon on board was a bit of a shock with hoards of passengers drunk by the pool, being encouraged by supposed entertainers with cups and cans swirling around the decks. I actually felt for the staff who struggled to manage. The crew, cleaners and waiters were the biggest asset to the ship, really friendly and helpful.
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Sail Date: November 2022
Cabin Type: Outside
Type of Trip: Couple
Destination: Caribbean
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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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Trish B wrote a review Jan 2023
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 Jan 2023
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 Jan 2023
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 Jan 2023
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 Jan 2023
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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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