If you're wondering whereabouts on the ship you should choose your cabin, or you're wanting to familarise yourself with the ship's layout before you get onboard, then take a look at our handy deck guides.
Deck 2 is the lowest deck onboard Marella Discovery, and you’ll only find cabins here. Although it’s very unlikely you’ll ever feel the movement of the ship, if you’re at all prone to seasickness, then the cabins on these low decks are a great idea. The lower and more central you are on a ship – the better.
The majority of cabins on Deck 2 are Outside Cabins, which is a great choice of accommodation for any traveller. They feature a picture window or porthole, and can either come with twin beds or they can be converted into a queen-size.
Most come as the two-berth option, however there are many that can accommodate up to four people. There’s even a few interconnecting Outside Cabins too, which are perfect for families or friends travelling together.
There are also three Adapted Outside Cabins on this deck. These come with all the same facilities as the other Outsides – but are larger, with extra floor space so that a wheelchair or mobility scooter can easily manoeuver around. It also has a fully accessible en-suite, complete with a shower and WC.
Then there’s the Inside Cabins – these are the perfect choice of accommodation if you’re hoping to cruise on a budget. They’re ideal if you only see your cabin as a base, and don’t intend on spending much time there anyway.
Most of these sleep up to two people, however there are a few that can accommodate up to four. They measure in at 12m², and are perfect for ensuring a comfortable and affordable stay.
There are also three Adapted Inside Cabins on this deck, all with the same amenities as the Adapted Outside Cabins - except they don’t come with a picture window or porthole. They’re located at the back of the ship, meaning they’re just an elevator ride away from the ship’s main restaurant 47° on Deck 4 and the Oceans Spa & Beauty Salon on Deck 9.
Deck 3 onboard Marella Discovery is mostly the home to various cabin types, but you’ll also find two fun venues here – the Pure Portrait Studio and the Breakout Challenge.
The Pure Portrait Studio is the place to head if you’re thinking of capturing some everlasting memories of your cruise. You’ll be greeted by a professional photographer, with fancy equipment ready to snap away.
You can choose between an indoor photo shoot in the studio itself or a fun-filled session out on deck. Grab your partner or the whole family – either way, you’ll be rewarded with fantastic photos. They’re the ultimate memento of your time away together.
Deck 3 is also home to one of the most entertaining areas of the ship – the Breakout Challenge! You’ve no doubt heard of ‘Escape Room’ places back home – well, Marella Cruises are bringing the fun out to sea too!
Assemble your team – be it new-found friends, the kids or a partner – and get your detective head screwed tightly on. You’ll need to think fast in order to find and solve a set of clues, pick apart puzzles and escape the room before the time runs out. Are you up for the challenge?! A charge applies for this activity.
Other than those two areas, Deck 3 is mostly about cabins. There’s a variety of types available, from Inside Cabins to Single Outside Cabins. Cabins on these low decks are a particularly good idea if you or anyone in your party is worried about sea sickness. Although you’ll likely never feel a thing, cabins that are lower down and central to the ship are best for those who may potentially feel nauseous.
For budget-friendly accommodation, the Inside Cabins on this deck are a great choice. They can be found at both the back and front of the ship, meaning you’ve got the choice of where you’d like to be located – depending on what other areas of the ship you’d like to be near.
Cabins at the front of the ship will only be a few decks below areas such as the Broadway Show Lounge and the Squid & Anchor pub, whereas those at the back of the ship will be near the main dining area, 47°.
Most of the cabins on this deck are Outside Cabins, which are rooms with come a picture window or porthole. You’ll be able to get a glimpse of your new destination from the moment you awake!
They feature twin beds that can be converted into a double, and come with a sitting area with a sofa. They’re ideal for two people and measure in at 14 m². There’s a number of these cabins that are interconnecting, which is ideal if you’re travelling with others and want to be nearby.
There are three Adapted Outside Cabins on this deck, located mid-ship and just off the central lift area, giving you quick and easy access to the other decks.
They offer greater floor space than the other Outside Cabins, ensuring a wheelchair or mobility scooter can be manoeuvred around with ease. It’s also worth noting that all toilet areas on this deck are suitable for wheelchairs, too.
There’s also cabins on this deck suited to solo cruisers. You’ll find 15 Single Inside Cabins towards the front of the ship on Deck 3, and situated directly opposite are the same number of Single Outside Cabins!
Cruising on your own is a breeze onboard Marella Discovery – you’ll make friends with your other solo neighbours in no time! The Social Hostess onboard will also be able to let you know about any of the activities and meet ups arranged specifically for solo cruisers.
You’ll likely spend a lot of your time on Deck 4 onboard Marella Discovery – it’s home to dreamy dining, beautiful bars and of course, the Broadway Show Lounge!
Towards the back of the ship, you’ve got Marella Discovery’s main dining area - 47°. This large, stylish venue serves up meals form morning ‘til night with stunning views, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows.
It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a sweeping staircase in the centre that leads up to a separate eatery. There are no fixed seating times and the menus change each day.
A three-course meal here on an evening is a delight – there’s everything from soups and salads on the menu to poached fillets of cod and a creamy Lobster Mac and Cheese. The desserts are a treat too – pistachio puddings and espresso crème brulees. De-lish!
Make your way towards the centre of the ship and you’ll discover the atrium. This bright space opens you up to the five storeys above you, with panoramic windows at either side, all coloured by amazing mood lighting. It really is a spectacular sight! We’re sure you’ll be impressed by the Willy Wonka-style lifts.
Within this area is the Atrium Bar. Take a seat and enjoy a glass of bubbles – this bar has a real classy feel to it. You’ll also have a great view of any entertainment taking place in the atrium, such as cabaret or a performances from the resident pianist. You might even have cocktails with the captain!
After drinks, why not have a flutter on the roulette table in the Live Casino. There’s blackjack tables and fruit machines, and it’s open until late. Keeping you company will be the entertainment going on just behind you, in the Live Room.
This plush space houses Marella Cruises biggest selection of on-tap beers, and it stays true to its name with a lively atmosphere. During the day you might find quizzes going on in here, and by night you’ll be treated to the sounds of the signature yellow piano, followed by dance floor classics that’ll have you up and dancing in no time.
At the very front of Marella Discovery on Deck 4 is the pièce de résistance when it comes to entertainment – the Broadway Show Lounge.
With an 800-plus capacity, cruisers can look forward to being dazzles by 11 unique shows – ranging from upbeat musical numbers to interactive performances with LED-lit costumes. You’re guaranteed to have a ball!
Deck 5 onboard Marella Discovery is home to delicious dining, shopping galore, and a good old British favourite – the pub.
Towards the back of the ship lies a trendy Italian restaurant, Gallery 47°. This eatery lies in the upper section of the ship’s main restaurant, 47°.
It channels laid back vibes with a designer look, with a colour scheme that resembles that of a sunset. Bookings aren’t necessary, so stroll in and enjoy authentic Italian classics cooked to perfection.
In the centre of the ship on this deck, you’ll find three helpful areas – Destination Services, Reception and the onboard Photo Gallery.
Destination Services is the place to go for all things itineraries. They’ll be able to give you helpful information about the places you’re visiting, as well as book you onto shore excursions. And if you just can’t bear the thought of your cruise ending, you can even book your next one here too!
An equally helpful facility lies nearby, the ship’s Reception. It’s open around the clock, so you can visit anytime and a member of staff will be happy to help with any query. You can also pay off any charges you’ve added to your onboard account here.
Directly opposite Destination Services, lies the Photo Gallery area. This is where you can view any photos you’ve had taken during you’re time onboard, and you can buy them here too. If there’s one thing that makes disembarking Marella Discovery any easier, it’s leaving with fantastic photos to look back on.
If purchasing your photos puts you in the shopping spirit, then you’re in luck – the Broad Street Shops are on this deck too. When the ship is at sea you’ll find a range of boutiques brimming with a superb range of duty-free products. Whether it’s a new accessory you’re looking for or the latest fragrance, you’ll find it all here.
At the very front of the ship on Deck 5 has to be one of our favourite areas – the Squid and Anchor, also known as the onboard pub.
This modern take on a typical British boozer is the perfect place to enjoy a pint, and you’ll even find low-key entertainment here too like quizzes and game shows. In the evenings, you might discover the odd bit of karaoke going on – you’ll feel at home in no time!
Deck 6 onboard Marella Discovery is mostly home to cabins, but with the much-appreciated addition of The Coffee Port - the ship’s go-to coffeehouse. You’ll find this
Prepare to be served up premium Lavazza coffee, from delicious cappuccinos to lovely frothy lattes. Why not grab a slice of cake while you’re at it? There’s even a library here too, so you can sit back and enjoy a relaxing read whilst sipping your favourite hot beverage.
It’s worth noting that The Coffee Port is not part of the standard All Inclusive package – drinks here are chargeable. However if you’re really into your morning coffees and think you’ll want to enjoy a few whilst onboard, it may be worth upgrading to the Premium All Inclusive package. This includes all drinks at The Coffee Port, as well as upgraded cocktails in bars.
The remainder of Deck 6 is dedicated to cabins. At the very back of the ship, you’ve got nine Deluxe Balcony Cabins. Five of these can accommodate up to four people, which is great if you’re going away as a group or with the kids.
The Deluxe Balcony Cabins are 15 to 16 m² and come with twin beds that can be converted into a queen-size. If there are four of you, there’ll also be a sofa-bed. The location of these cabins means you’ll be spoilt with stunning views directly out of the back of the ship – so you can wave goodbye to your day’s destination as you look forward to the next.
The rest of the cabins on this deck are mostly Balcony Cabins, which span from the back of the ship right to the front. If you want to be near any particular facilities – such as the main dining area, 47°, which lies at the back of the ship on Deck 4 – then it’s best to reserve a cabin in that area of the ship.
The Balcony Cabins feature twin beds that can be converted into a queen-size one, and they’ll also feature a sitting area and an en suite with a WC and shower. They’re perfect for a comfortable stay with your own slice of the ship to sit outside and watch the world go by.
All that remains on this deck are the Inside Cabins. They’re slightly smaller than other types of accommodation on this deck – between 12 and 13 m² - but they’re ideal if you’re hoping to cruise on a budget.
They come with the same set up as the other cabins – either with twin beds or a queen size one – and of course come with an en suite. They’re usually the cheapest type of accommodation onboard – so if you’d rather save some cash to spend on excursions or meals in the speciality restaurants instead, they’re a great choice!
Deck 7 onboard Marella Discovery is home to cabins, cabins, and more cabins! The vast majority of accommodation on this deck are the Deluxe Balcony Cabins, which span from the very back to the front of the ship.
They have twin beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed, and also come with a sitting area, en suite, and of course, a furnished balcony. Many can accommodate up to four people thanks to a sofa bed, which is great if you’re travelling as a family or a group.
If you’re not fussed about having a balcony – but you would like some views, then a Deluxe Cabin is a great choice. There’s eight in total on this deck, and they come with a stunning floor-to-ceiling window – so you can still wake up and gaze at gentle waves. They measure just over 20m² too – so they’re a great size!
If you prefer to wait for your views until you’re up and out on deck, then there’s plenty of Inside Cabins on this deck too. They sleep two people, and are perfect for a comfortable and cosy stay. They’re also great on the purse strings – they’re usually the best cabins in terms of value for money.
For a little extra space, there are a handful of Inside Plus Cabins too. These measure in at 15m² - two or three m² more than the standard Inside Cabins – and there’s three of these which can accommodate four people, thanks to fold down beds.
There are also three Adapted Inside Cabins on this deck, which are located between the back and mid-area of the ship. These have plenty of space for a wheelchair to be manovered easily, and are close to the lifts so that it never takes long to get to another deck.
If you’d prefer to be near certain areas of the ship – perhaps the main dining area, the Squid & Anchor pub or the Broadway Show Lounge – then it’s best to reserve a cabin in that area of the ship.
Selecting a cabin at the back of the ship will mean you’re near the Oceans Spa and Beauty Salon on Deck 9, whereas a cabin at the front of the ship will mean you’re only minutes away from the big buffet restaurant Islands.
Deck 8 onboard Marella Discovery is home to the highest situated cabins on the ship. There’s a great choice of them too – varying from Executive Suites to Family Suites and Inside Cabins.
The cabins considered to be the best live on this deck – the one and only Royal Suite is situated here, right at the very front of the ship.
It certainly lives up to its name, with features that even the royals would be excited about. It sleeps up to four people and oozes luxury from the moment you step inside – it comes with a separate living room, a bedroom with a king-size bed and an en suite with a shower and whirlpool bath.
You’ll be impressed with the presence of a baby grand piano – perfect for tinkling the ivories alongside a few pre-dinner drinks. The Royal Suite also comes with Premier Service – that’s Express Check-In, Free Pressing Service and a Free Continental Breakfast in Bed (1 per person, per week).
Of course you get an enormous balcony area too, perfect for chilling in private. This suite includes a whopping 92m² of space - if you’re not afraid to splash the cash, then this is the ultimate cabin for cruising in luxury.
There are also five Executive Suites on this deck – these cabins also sleep four, and like the Royal Suite, come with a separate living area. They each come with a queen-size sofa bed, a queen-size bed and an en suite with a shower and bath.
All the Executive Suites come with large private balconies, and still measure in at an impressive 47 m² each. They also come with Premier Service.
Moving on to the Grand Suites on this deck – of which there are 12. These come with twin beds that can be converted into a queen-size, a sitting area with a sofa bed and a bathroom which has a shower over a bath. These measure in at 32m², and also come with Premier Service.
Ideal if you’re heading away with the kids or grandkids, there are also two Family Suites on this deck, as well as one Family Junior Suite.
The Family Junior Suite is located at the very front of the ship and it sleeps up to six people. It’s perfect for bringing the whole family! If you love multi-generational cruising, then this is the cabin to go for. It measures in at 39m² - so there’s plenty of space – and comes with Premier Service too.
If there’s an even larger group of you cruising together, you might want to go for a Family Suite. There’s two of these on this deck, and they can each sleep up to seven people. They feature two separate rooms, two bathrooms – one with a shower and one with a bath – and a living area with a double sofa bed. It covers around 40m², and also has a balcony and Premier Service included.
Most of Deck 8 is made up of Junior Suites. These start mid-ship and run all the way to the rear, ranging from those that sleep to two to those that can accommodate four. These come with a balcony and Premier Service too.
There are also Deluxe Cabins available on this deck too – which are cabins that come with floor-to-ceiling windows instead of a balcony. They can sleep up to four people and are ideal if you’re not fussed about having balcony space – but still want to soak up stunning views.
It has to be said that from the height of this deck, all of the cabins with either a balcony or windows will be spoilt with amazing views out to sea. As a rule, the higher up – the better the views.
If you’d prefer to save some cash for things like shore excursions or meals out instead of on your spent on your cabin, then there are plenty of Inside Cabins and Inside Plus Cabins on this deck too.
They both come with a set of twin beds that can be converted into a double, and of course an en suite with a WC and shower. They can both sleep two people on this deck, and measure between 12 and 13m² and 15 m², respectively.
With so much choice, there’s bound to be a cabin to suit you on this deck!
Say hello to Deck 9 onboard Marella Discovery – one of our favourites! You’ll likely spend quite a bit of your time on this level of the ship – it’s home to relaxing areas like The Veranda and the onboard spa, not to mention the main pool area.
At the back of the ship is The Veranda, a just-for-adults sunbathing area that’s the ideal spot for relaxing with a loved one with the horizon in prime view.
In this area of the ship you’ve also got the Oceans Spa and Beauty Salon, accompanied by the Oceans Gym. The latter is the place to head when you want to work up a sweat, and we’re sure you’ll discover a new-found motivation when you’re working out with stunning views in sight, all in the fleet’s largest gym. The sauna is the ideal place to de-stress afterwards.
If you want to unwind in a different way, then make your way to the Oceans Spa and Beauty Salon. There’s a row of treatment cabins awaiting your arrival, ready to indulge you in a full body massage or a fantastic facial. These treatments come at a cost, but what’s cruising about if not treating yourself once in a while?
Just along from the spa is The Glass House. By day you can delight in deli-style light bites and an array of freshly-squeezed fruit juices. At night, you’ll discover a tasty tapas menu. For an extra charge, you can even cook your own steaks on hot stones!
If you fancy changing things up from the main pool area outside, you also have the choice of laying on a lounger around an Indoor Pool on this deck of Marella Discovery. There’s a huge glass canopy roof, so you can still stare up at those blue skies from inside.
Just before you reach the main pool area is the Snack Shack. Lined with brightly-coloured British beach huts to sit in, this grab n’ go eatery is ideal for quick bites to eat. On a morning you can pick up bacon butties, or during the day you can gran things like chicken wings, mezze salads or a good old burger and fries.
The Main Pool is where you’ll likely find most cruisers on a sea day. There’s plenty of loungers laid around for all the family to relax on, and you’ll be able to take part in daily quizzes and listen to chilled-out tunes.
If you don’t fancy a swim in the pool, how about a dip in one of the whirlpools? These relaxing bubbling baths will melt all your troubles away.
This main pool area is also used on an evening as an open-air cinema. Watch classic movies or the latest blockbusters under the stars, all accompanied by blankets, popcorn and hot chocolate. What could be better?
When you’re feeling thirsty, head to the Deck Bar for a glass of something chilled. Take your pick from refreshing soft drinks like cola and lemonade, or opt for one of the colourful cocktails – the strawberry daiquiris are one of our favourites!
At the very front of the ship on Deck 9 is Islands. This is a restaurant that specialises in big buffet spreads, and serves just about every type of food you can think of. There’s even show-cooking stations so you can watch your omelette be flipped by a pro, and the carvery on an evening is a popular choice. It’s also open for snacks during the day, too.
Deck 10 onboard Marella Discovery is one that families and children are going to love especially. It’s full of fantastic facilities that will keep kids entertained all day long – and we’re even sure grown-ups will have a blast too!
At the very back of the ship is The Wall. If you fancy getting your adrenaline pumping, challenge yourself to see if you can make it up to the very top of this rock climbing wall. If you’re brave enough, you’ll be rewarded with a birds-eye view of the ship – not to mention outstanding views of the ocean! Both kids and adults can have a go – why not see who does it in the quickest time?!
If you’d rather keep your feet firmly on the ground, a game of Mini Golf might be more your thing! Sat just behind The Wall, this mini golf green is perfect for the whole family. It’s got nine holes to conquer – so get practising your putting!
If you fancy burning off a few of the (many) calories consumed during your cruise, then the Jogging Track on this deck is a good way to do so. It circles the entire ship, and four times around is the equivalent to one mile. We’re sure you’ll find jogging a breeze thanks to the elevated views of the open ocean!
When it’s time for a rest, head to the nearby Deck Bar for a refreshing drink to quench your thirst. Be it an ice-cold soft drink or a more rewarding alcoholic beverage – there’s plenty to choose from on the drinks menu.
At the front of the ship is a whole set of venues aimed directly at children. Firstly, you’ve got the Baby Centre – a dedicated space for tiny tots, where you can feed and entertain them. There’s plenty of brightly-coloured toys, not to mention a ball pit that they’ll just love playing in.
For children a little older, there’s the Kids’ Club just around the corner. Kids aged three to 11 can meet new friends and partake in fun activities from arts and crafts sessions to movie nights and trips to meet the captain. Best of all, it’s free!
Marella Cruises haven’t forgotten about the teenagers. The Hideout is a cool hangout spot just for teens – think bean bag chairs, an air-hockey table and a karaoke booth where they can even record their own CDs.
The Hideout is conveniently located right next to the Gamer Zone – a room packed with games consoles and the most popular video games, from first-person shooters to racing games. It won’t just be children in here though – adults are sure to have fun on these consoles too!
No matter what age any children in your party are, there’s plenty to keep them occupied whilst onboard. They’re guaranteed to have plenty of fun – and make new cruising buddies along the way!
And last but not least, at the very front of the ship on Deck 10 is the Observatory Deck. Have a stroll along here on a morning and watch the sunrise from up a height, or visit on an evening and taking in a spectacular sunset. Sometimes you just need a place to watch the world go by.
If the saying ‘saved the best ‘til last’ is anything to go by, you’re certainly in for a treat in the case of Deck 11 onboard Marella Discovery!
The highest deck is home to some seriously delicious dining venues. Whether you’re in the mood for succulent steaks, sushi or stir fry – you can find it all on this deck!
One of the most popular restaurants on the ship, the Surf & Turf Steakhouse specialises in marbled steaks and meaty lobster tails. There’s plenty of other options too, including vegetarian options – so everyone in your party will be satisfied. There’s a cover charge to dine here, but trust us when we say it’s worth it!
The second speciality restaurant on this deck is Kora La. If you’re into pan-Asian cuisine packed full of flavour, then you’re going to fall head over heels for this exotic venue.
Dishes can range from Indian spiced king prawns to duck and watermelon salad, and we’ve heard the Indonesian beef rending curry is to die for. There’s also a cover charge here, and you’ll need to make a reservation. It’s pretty popular!
Tucked inside Kora La is the Sushi Bar. Marella Discovery really goes all out with its Asia-inspired eateries – tuck into spicy tuna rolls, salmon sashimi and succulent seabass nigiri. Top that off with speciality beers from all over Asia – including Tiger, Cobra and Singha – and you’re onto a winner. You’ll need to book, and a cover charge applies here too.
To compliment all those superb restaurants, Marella Discovery serves up a bar to match. Bar Eleven is situated on the highest point on the ship – hence its name – and spoils you with the best views of anywhere on the ship.
On an evening it’s a contemporary cocktail bar – making it the perfect place to go for pre-dinner drinks. As time ticks on it turns into a late-night disco – so make sure you’ve got your dancing shoes on!