Excellent first cruise experience

Marella Discovery Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Marella Discovery

Adriatic Explorer followed by Aegean Shores

Sail date: May 31, 2019

Ship: Marella Discovery

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Wasn’t sure what to expect and as it’s my first cruise I can’t compare it but I had a really nice time, looking to book our next cruise, even on same ship so it must have been good.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent dining across all dining areas. Surf and turf restaurant was outstanding, well worth the extra cost.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Only used the pool area so can’t comment on other leisure activities. Easy to get a lounger early in day but was harder if you came up to pool deck later in afternoon.


5 out of 5
Night time broadway show just amazing.

Children's Programs

Child free :-)

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
First class except for pool bar, they didn’t like to serve you.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Design if ship very good, easy to navigate. Kept very clean by army of staff. Ship is starting to look a little tired in places but it’s getting on a bit so only to be expected.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Book the speciality restaurant early.

Ports of call

Corfu, Greece

4 out of 5
Did an excursion using hop on buses.

Koper, Slovenia

5 out of 5
Nice clean town. Easy to walk round and easy to get back on board ship. Visit the caves, they are amazing.

Venice, Italy

3 out of 5
Big port, big queues to get back on ship. Not sure what I was expecting but I didn’t feel it in Venice. Maybe to busy, not sure.

Split, Croatia

4 out of 5
Easy to navigate. Not much more to say.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
For me, the jewel in the crown. Loved the city. Could live there.

Kotor, Montenegro

4 out of 5
Another easy town to get round.


4 out of 5
Okay until we hit Corfu airport. Over an hour queue outside.
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