One of the cruise line’s biggest and latest ships, Marella Discovery was launched in 2016 and showcases extravagant features like a five-storey atrium with glass lifts and an outdoor cinema. Across 11 decks there are also seven restaurants, a Broadway show lounge and a choice of indoor and outdoor swimming pools. What’s more, its all yours to enjoy with a cocktail or two – as she serves up All Inclusive as standard!
Although Marella Discovery is one of the biggest in the fleet, she’s mid-size in comparison to other ships and remains a comfortable size to get around. You’ll also enjoy the same excellent, friendly service that this cruise line has become renowned for over the years.
Marella Discovery certainly packs in the features, with a jogging track, mini golf course and rock-climbing wall on the top deck. There’s even a Sky Bar and an a la carte restaurant rising above it all.
On deck nine is Islands restaurant, which serves buffets, carveries and show cooking – plus there’s a snack shack next door for when you fancy a tasty treat. Head to the Glass House beside the indoor pool for light bites by day and tapas by night, or enjoy gourmet delights at the grand main restaurant, 47˚. Set across two floors on decks four and five, this dining space boasts a grand double staircase in keeping with the plush theme.
At the outdoor cinema, ‘Movies by Moonlight’ play beside the main pool, or you might prefer to catch one of 11 unique Broadway-style shows in the show lounge. Alternatively, take a seat in the Atrium Bar to watch captivating entertainment unfold, before heading to the contemporary Venue Bar. Here you’ll find even more going on – including dazzling live shows and bands!
The choice of 915 cabins and suites covers all different size parties and budgets. Options range from inside cabins to family suites, right up to five executive suites and even The Royal Suite with a baby grand piano. If you’re taking the kids, they’ll enjoy the Splash interactive shows as well as kids’ clubs for different ages – there’s even a stage school for 9 to 16 year olds. You cant fail to have a fabulous time onboard Marella Discovery.
Marella Cruises don’t think tips and service charges should cost you extra, so they've included them in the price. You’re not expected to tip any of their crew – unless you want to, of course.
Marella Discovery is one of their biggest ships, with highlights like an outdoor cinema, a rock climbing wall, a mini-golf course, five-storey atrium and an indoor pool. You can expect all the Marella Cruises trademarks, like a fantastic dining scene, a show lounge to rival the West End, and smart, contemporary interiors. And the best bit - on Marella Discovery, everyone goes All Inclusive. This means your drinks, including prosecco and cider, plus meals in five restaurants and most onboard activities will all be part of the deal.
All cabins come with Air Conditioning, TV, Two full-length wardrobes, Hairdryer and a Safe (at a charge).
The most luxurious cabin measures up at a huge 92m2, and sleeps up to 4. It comes with a separate living room with a sofa-bed, a bedroom with a king-size bed, and an en suite with a WC and a shower. Swish extras come in the form of a baby grand piano and a whirlpool bath. Expect plenty of light courtesy of glass doors that open onto a balcony.
This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:
Express check-in, subject to availability
Free pressing service - up to 3 items per person in the first 24 hours onboard
Free continental breakfast in bed - 1 per person, per week
There are 5 Executive Suites, which sleep 4, and come with a separate living area with a queen-size sofa-bed, a queen-size bed, and an en suite with a WC, shower and bath. You can soak up the sea views from the comfort of your private balcony – it’s got glass doors, which let in plenty of light. Executive Suites are spacious, measuring in at 47 m².
This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:
This cabin sits on deck 8 and sleeps 6. It’s got one bedroom with twin beds, and a living area with a double sofa-bed and twin beds that convert to a queen-size double bed if needed, as well as an en suite with a WC and a shower. A private balcony with double doors comes as standard. The cabin measures around 39 m².
This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:
The Family Suites sleep 7 people, and have 2 separate rooms – one with twin beds that convert to a queen-size double bed if needed and another with a fold-down bed. There are 2 bathrooms, one with a shower, and one with a bath. Plus, you’ve got a living area with a double sofa-bed. The cabin covers around 40m², and comes with a balcony.
This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:
The Grand Suites on deck 8 have twin beds that can convert to a queen-size double bed, and a sitting area with a sofa-bed, and can sleep 4 people. You’ll get a bathroom with a WC and a shower over a bath. There’s a balcony for admiring the sea views, too. Grand Suites measure 32 m².
This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:
Junior Suites on deck 8 sleep up to 4. They’ve got twin beds that can convert to a queen-size double bed, and a sitting area, as well as a bathroom with a WC and a shower over a bath, and a balcony. If there are 4 of you, you’ll also get a sofa-bed. These cabins measure around 21 m².
This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:
These cabins are on decks 7 and 8, and come with the bonus of a floor-to-ceiling window. You’ll sleep on twin beds, which can also convert to a queen-size double bed, and have use of a sitting area with a sofa-bed and an en suite with a WC and a shower. Deluxe Cabins sleep up to 4 and measure a little over 20 m².
These cabins are on decks 6 and 7, and have twin beds that convert to a queen-size double bed, a sitting area, an en suite with a WC and a shower, and a balcony. They cover around 15 to 16 m² and if there are 4 of you, you’ll also get a sofa-bed.
Balcony Cabins are on deck 6, and feature a set of twin beds that can convert to a queen-size double bed. You can also expect a sitting area, an en suite with a WC and a shower, and a balcony. These cabins sleep 2, and are between 13 and 14 m².
These Outside cabins can be found on decks 2 and 3, and have a picture window or porthole. They feature twin beds that convert to a queen-size double bed, a sitting area with a sofa, and an en suite with a WC and a shower. These sleep 2 to 4 people and measure 14 m². 3 and 4-berth cabins have upper berths that fold down for extra sleeping space.
You get a set of twin beds that convert to a queen-size double bed and an en suite with a WC and a shower. You’ll find these cabins on decks 7 and 8, they sleep 2 people and measure 15 m².
You’ll get twin beds that convert to a queen-size double bed and an en suite with a WC and a shower. Deck 2/3 Inside Cabins cover 12 m². Deck 6/7/8 Inside Cabins cover 12-13 m². 3 and 4-berth cabins have upper berths that fold down for extra sleeping space.
These are on decks 2 and 3, and accommodate solo travellers. A picture window or porthole offers sea views, and the cabin is kitted out with twin beds that convert to a queen-size double bed, a sitting area with a sofa, and an en suite with a WC and a shower. These cabins measure 14 m².
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!
All-inclusive is standard onboard Marella Discovery, meaning delicious meals from all of the following restaurants are included!
Restaurants cater for every mood, so whether you prefer a fancy sit down dinner or something more free and laid back – Marella Discovery will have something to suit.
If your celebrating something special onboard or just fancy an extra indulgent treat night, book into one of the following speciality restaurants! They come with a cover charge, but they're certainly worth the extra spend.
Although you’ll find more bar areas, Marella Discovery has closer to six actual bars onboard. Each one feels instantly welcoming with atmospheres that vamp up as evening’s progress.
Most venues onboard feature some form of entertainment, be it a live music act, songs from a grand piano or DJ anthems for a bit of late night dancing. Interiors are fresh from a recent contemporary update and with Marella Cruises' amazing service, it’s never too long of a wait at any of these bars!
You’ll find a lengthy drinks menu at each and sprits are served in 40ml measures! – That’s 60% more than the UK’s standard. Want to know more? Take a look at our quick bar briefing and discover which may be your favourite before even stepping foot on Marella Discovery.
Marella Discovery is one of Marella Cruises most packed ships for onboard facilities and entertainment. Perfect for families full of every generation, you’ll find two pool areas, one of the biggest spas, plus an escape room and rock climbing wall!
Whether you wish to lounge on the adults only Veranda or practice your putting on the nine hole minigolf green, Marella Discovery has your entertainment more than covered. See all she has to offer below.
The standard All Inclusive package with Marella Cruises is pretty amazing. Beverage choices onboard can seem endless! Marella Cruises also don’t scrimp on brands, so you’ll likely find your favourite amongst the shelves.
Including everything from beers and ciders to house cocktails, whiskies, gins, rum, vodka and many liqueurs, plus wine – you’ll have more than enough to work your way through!
Expect John Smiths, Fosters and Strongbow with bottles or cans of Corona, Peroni, Budweiser and Guinness. There’s all the popular house wine choices plus Prosecco too.
Then to just name a few cocktail favourites, Singapore Sling, Cosmopolitans, Whiskey Sours, Mai Tais and Daiquiris make the cut. Plus all your favourite Gins including pink! If rum or whiskey is more your thing, enjoy Jim Beam, Teacher’s, Bacardi and Captain Morgans!
All Inclusive of course caters for the non-drinkers among us also, Juices, coffees and teas will be available in the restaurants alongside your meals, whilst there will be plenty of soft drink choices too!
The Premium Drinks package gives you access to even more cocktails including Mojitos and those layered with champagne!
If you’re a coffee lover, all drinks from The Coffee Port which are made with premium Lavazza coffee will be included after 10am. Cans of soft drinks are offered rather than poured from the bottle – great for taking out on excursions too!
The alcohol options may already be pretty good with familiar brands in every category. However going premium means more premium brands too! Enjoy the likes of Bombay Sapphire, Jack Daniels and Absolut Vodka.
You’ll even have a 1.5 litre bottle of water delivered to your cabin each day!
Marella Discovery has a bundle of restaurants where you can eat for no extra charge. From full service 3 course offerings to quick snacks – there’s certainly enough to choose from.
The restaurants included are:
Marella Discovery has three speciality restaurants onboard. - Surf & Turf Steakhouse, Sushi Bar and Kora La. To make a reservation simply visit reception and they crew working there will be able to get you sorted! Alternatively you can use the self-serve kiosks close to Destination Services and make the reservations yourself.
Marella Cruises have one of the simplest dress codes to familiarise yourself with! – Just how we like it.
There are no big expectations to dress in any which way but it’s preferred if you take in consideration of these three main categories: beach, casual and smart.
Beachwear, this is just your usual pool side attire. So swimsuits, trunks, bikinis, beach coverups – whatever your most comfortable in to have a quick dip in the pool! Remember those flipflops too.
Casual dress is as it sounds. Depending on weather in your list of destinations this could be abything from jeans, trainers, longtop and jumpers to shorts, tshirts and summer dresses! Your most likely going to be on a couple of excursions in these outfits so plan for those too. A sensible pair of walking shoes can sometimes be necessary over those pretty sandals!
On an evening is when you can be your most smart however Marella Cruises still don’t enforce any black tie like policies.
You may wish to opt for a nice evening dress, smart trousers and skirts with your best tops! Shirts, polo tops and even a nice pair of jeans are still ok for the guys. Remember some smart shoes for your feet though!
If you do wish to dress up really glamorous – just go for it! It’s your holiday and you can be as glitzy as you like. Marella Cruises do have the occasional dress to impress night which will usually bring out everybody’s best evening gowns and smart suits.
Restaurants also have their own dress code which you will need to take note of, this information will be provided in your cabin on arrival.
Yes you can, Marella Discovery has various Wi-Fi zones onboard. You will be charged to access the Wi-Fi and this will be credited to your onboard account. You can choose to buy a package for the entire time you are on the ship or for a couple of days, prices can be established at reception.
Yes, you can request a specific cabin within your booked type if you wish to do so. Once you have booked your cruise, take a look at the ships’ deck plan and decide where about you would like to be.
When you have decided on a specific cabin number just give our friendly team a call and this can be all arranged for you at a one off cost of £48. You can book your cabin from cruise confirmation up until 15 days before your cruise departs.
Securing a specific cabin is a great way to make sure you’re exactly where you wish to be. Whether that’s close to the sundeck, next to the kids clubs or perhaps just near reception or the main atrium. You may have even cruised before and wish to stay in the same exact cabin!
Certain cabin types do come with premier service. This will be highlighted at the time of booking but is usually all attached to all of the suites.
Premium service includes express check-in, a free pressing service to use on up to three items per person during your first 24 hours onboard. Plus a breakfast in bed option for each person, once per week.
Most cabins on Marella Discovery will have 2 power outlet points. These will require either a European or US 2-pin adaptor. These are available to buy onboard if you do forget to bring one with you.
Not only Marella Discovery, but each and every ship of the Marella Cruises fleet are none smoking. You can however smoke within designated areas onboard. These are usually out on the open deck and will be signed accordingly.
These restrictions also apply to those with e-cigarettes. Those using these electronic variations may also need to be aware of further restrictions places upon these within certain countries. E-cigarettes taken into the UAE, Thailand and Singapore will be confiscated at the airport.
There is actually no need to carry any currency whilst onboard Marella Discovery. Anything purchased will be credited to your onboard account which can be settled at reception before you depart the ship at the end of your cruise. – This includes charges for speciality restaurants or upgrading to the Premium Drinks Package.
You can easily keep track of your onboard spend at reception or through the ships Navigate app which does not require Wi-Fi.
Yes, transfers with Marella Cruises come as part of the package. If you’re on a fly-cruise you’ll be picked up directly from the airport, so it’s certainly one less thing to worry about.
With Marella Cruises, all tips and service charges are already including within your cruise package. So you will feel no obligation to tip any extra whilst onboard.
However if you would like to, you can give individual crew members a little extra whilst onboard and that’s completely fine too!
Once you have confirmation of your cruise booking, you will be able to book your shore excursions with Marella Cruises.
You can browse Marella Cruises range of excursions here, then simply give us a call on 08001072323 and our Cruisedeals experts will be able to get those all sorted for you.
If you’d rather wait until you’re onboard, you can go and see Destination Services located on Deck 5 who will be happy to help. There you’ll find expert guides full of tips and maps if you wish to go it alone, or they can book you onto one of the pre-planned excursions.
You can choose to book onto independent excursions however one great thing about sticking with Marella Cruises for your excursions is you can have peace in the knowledge of knowing you’ll always make it back to the ship. Plus if your shore excursion has to be cancelled for any reason such as a late port arrival time, if you’ve booked with Marella Cruises, they’ll always give you a full refund.
Yes, each and every ship of the Marella Cruises fleet has a Medical Centre onboard. Marella Discovery’s can be found on Deck 2, here you’ll be greeted by an English speaking doctor and team of nurses!
The doctor onboard will be able to conduct a full consultation and prescribe any needed medication. So please do not worry if you have any qualms about becoming under the weather whilst out at sea, you’ll be in some of the best hands.
Yes! You will always need to bring your passport when cruising. Regardless of your departure point or destination – even if you are sailing straight out of the UK. Without your passport you will be denied access and will be unable to board the ship.
No, save your luggage allowance on this one! Marella Cruises will provide you with ALL towels needed during your cruise. That’s bathing towels as well as those for lounging around the pool.
Yes, absolutely! Cruising solo with Marella Cruises can be one of the best ways to travel.
Marella Discovery has her very own Social Hostess who’s responsible for organising all events and meet ups specifically for those cruising solo. You’ll be making friends in no time!
Cabin wise, Marella Discovery also has a flurry of Single Cabins on Deck 3. If you opt for one of these, they are all clustered together so you’ll soon become familiar with other solos onboard as your neighbours!
Dining times can feel a little scary for some cruising solo, but there is nothing to worry about onboard Marella Discovery. You can make plans to meet up with fellow solos to enjoy a meal together or simply turn up at your chosen restaurant when you wish and ask to be seated.
Marella Discovery restaurants mostly have tables seating from two up to eight persons. So you can request to be seating with a flurry of different people each evening or take some time out for yourself with at a smaller table for two!
You’ll never truly be alone on a cruise, Marella Cruises friendly crew will more than look after you throughout your time onboard.
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