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Marella Discovery Cruise Review to Egypt & Red Sea

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Marella Discovery

Journey to Jordan 1

Sail date: November 01, 2019

Ship: Marella Discovery

Cabin number: 8014

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

Fantastic experience. Already booked back on Discovery for Christmas/New year

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Although we had a Premier Cabin boarding was extremely tedious and exhausting. The very long walk dragging luggage was exhausting. Elderly prople, people with walking difficulties were given no mercy. But, this is normal for Tui

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food in main restaurants was good although service was very haphazard. Put it down to new staff. Only visited the glass house and Kora Li. Kora li was excellent but the maitre'd in glass house does not like work. Will only fill his restaurant once. Turns many people away even though he has empty tables. Buffet, was great. Only needed to ask for my Grapefruit juice once to the head water st breaky and it was there every day Italian restaurant, second visit and the head water knew my name. 47. One night I mentioned to the head waiter that the air con wasn't very good that night, I was very abruptly told "we are in Africa " Exceptionally rude.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Golf was great. First couple of days the Shuffle Board courts were covered with sun beds Day 2 I spoke to a deck supervisor who clears one and it was immediately ocupied by someone. Never venture into gym. Free fitness classes at more sociable hours would be better

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Fantastic

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
All good but again obvious new staff in some departments may need to settle in

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Toilet facilities a little haphazard. Having to go down a floor outside the theatre???

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Fab cabin. Perfect accessibility. BUT noise from dragging chairs/tables on deck 9 very annoying

Ship tip

Be prepared for chaotic check in at airport. Crazy queues. Don't bother booki.g a lounge visit as you won't get there

Ports of call

Naples, Italy

2 out of 5
Queue after queue make sure you have comfy shoes

Suez Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Fantastic experience

Aqaba (Petra), Jordan

5 out of 5
Exceptional. Only comment. Advice for older, or maybe people with slight walking problems. May Be, build in transport to the far end of Petra so people at least have the chance to see it all and walk back. I personally only saw half due to my problem

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Apart from not getting to DUBAI disembarkation was easy. We had the opportunity to leave slightly earlier than schedule. Good. As when arrived at Al Maktoum airport again check in chaos. At least a much smaller than the International Airport. MUCH easier to navigate
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