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Marella Discovery 2

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About This Ship

Launched in 2017 to complement her sister ship, Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2 is one of the cruise line’s biggest ships. Highlights include ‘Movies by Moonlight’ on an evening beside one of two pools, or enjoying entertainment taking place in the opulent, five-deck-high atrium.

As All Inclusive comes as standard on Marella Discovery 2, you simply pay one price and get the majority of drinks, meals and activities all included – as well as flights and tips. Some of the excellent dining experiences you can try across seven onboard venues include eating with spectacular sea views in the main restaurant, 47˚. Ascend the sweeping double staircase to its Italian counterpart or sample south and east Asian cuisines at Kora La, like delicate curries and spiced seafood dishes.

After a leisurely dinner, wrap yourself under a blanket for an al fresco movie or take in a Broadway-style show at the lounge, with acts like Beatz Interactive mastering LED-lit dance routines. The choice of bars covers the Atrium Bar for bubbles and Venue for family time, with LED screens displaying interactive shows.

If you prefer something more hands-on, there’s always the gaming centre for adults and kids, a casino if you like a roll of the dice, and even a virtual reality experience that’ll leave you wowed!

If you’re an active traveller, challenge yourself on the rock-climbing wall or mini-golf course, workout at the gym or tread some laps on the jogging track. Older kids will love joining in, while there’s also the option to entertain any age of children at the kids’ clubs, baby centre or teen hangout. If you’re not travelling with little ones, try out the adults-only Veranda area for sunbathing – featuring out-of-this-world ocean views, of course.

Having over 20 grades of cabin available means you can get exactly what you want from your accommodation – be it an affordable base, balcony views, a room for all the family or a spot of luxury. Cabins and suites come with air-conditioning, flatscreen TVs and tea and coffee-making facilities as standard. For the cruise adventure of a lifetime, Marella Discovery 2 is the perfect cruising companion.

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 2 is the sister ship to Marella Discovery – and this is why their names are so similar. Having two ships means you’re able to pair a wider choice of itineraries with the exciting features offered by this larger, more contemporary style of vessel. These include an outdoor cinema, a rock climbing wall, a minigolf course, an indoor pool and a glossy atrium. Not to mention the range of bars, excellent dining scene and night-time shows enhanced by up-to-the-minute technology. Just like Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2 is All Inclusive as standard. So, drinks, including prosecco and cider, meals in a selection of restaurants and most onboard activities are included in the cruise price. Flights and tips are both part of the package, too.

Ship Specification

  • Launched: 2017
  • Refitted: N/A
  • Tonnage: 69,472
  • Language: en
  • Length: 264m (866ft)
  • Width: 35m (115ft)
  • Speed: 24 knots
  • Decks: 11
  • Cabins: 918
  • Wheelchair Cabins: 17
  • Passengers: 1,836
  • Crew: 771
  • Currency: GBP

What's Onboard

  • Rock climbing wall
  • Oceans Spa and Beauty Salon
  • Outdoor and indoor pool
  • Broad Street Shops
  • Live Casino
  • The Coffee Port
  • Adult only Veranda
  • Minigolf
  • Kids' Club
  • Teenage Hideout
  • Jogging track
  • Broadway Show Lounge

Marella Discovery 2 Cabins

All cabins come with Air Conditioning, TV, Two full-length wardrobes, Hairdryer and a Safe (at a charge).

Executive Suite Cabin with Balcony

Marella Discovery 2 - Executive Suite Cabin with Balcony

  • Approx. 47 m².
  • Sleeps 2-4

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.

Grand Suite with Balcony

Marella Discovery 2 - Grand Suite with Balcony

  • Approx. 32 m²
  • Sleeps 2-4

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.

Family Junior Suite Cabin with Balcony

Marella Discovery 2 - Family Junior Suite Cabin with Balcony

  • Approx. 39 m²
  • Sleeps 6 
  • 2 Separate Rooms

The Family Junior Suite sits on deck 8 and sleeps up to 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.

Junior Suite Cabin with Balcony

Marella Discovery 2 - Junior Suite Cabin with Balcony

  • Approx. 21 m².
  • Sleeps 2-4

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.

Deluxe Cabin

Marella Discovery 2 - Deluxe Cabin

  • Approx. 20 m².
  • Sleeps 4

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.

Outside Cabin

Marella Discovery 2 - Outside Cabin

  • Approx. 14 m²
  • Sleeps 2-4 

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. Our 3 and 4-berth cabins have upper berths that fold down for extra sleeping space.

Inside Cabin

Marella Discovery 2 - Inside Cabin

  • Approx. 12 m²
  • Sleeps 2-4

These cabins can be found on decks 2 and 3, and sleep up to 4 people. 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. Our 3 and 4-berth cabins have upper berths that fold down for extra sleeping space.

Royal Suite Cabin with Balcony

Marella Discovery 2 - Royal Suite Cabin with Balcony

  • Approx. 92m²
  • Sleeps 4

The Royal Suite is Marella Discovery 2’s most luxurious cabin, and measures up at a huge 92 m², 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, too, courtesy of glass doors that open onto a balcony. You’ll find the Royal Suite on deck 8.

Family Suite Cabin with Balcony

Marella Discovery 2 - Family Suite Cabin with Balcony

  • Approx. 40m²
  • Sleeps 4-7
The deck 8 Family Suites sleep up to 7 people, and have 2 separate rooms with twin beds that convert to a queen-size double bed if needed, and 1 room has 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 40 m², and comes with a balcony.

Deck Plan

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.

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Deck 2

What's inside:

Deck 2 onboard Marella Discovery 2 is home to various types of accommodation. It’s the lowest deck on the ship – which if you didn’t know, is a great place to be if you’re at all worried about sea sickness. The lower and more central you are on the ship – the less likely you are to feel any movement.

It’s always good to try and pick a cabin that will suit your preferences. If you opt for a cabin at the back of the ship, you’ll be within easy reach of the ship’s main dining venue - 47°.

If you’re cruising as a family you might want to select a cabin at the front of the ship on this deck, meaning you only need to hop in an elevator to reach fabulous family facilities like the Kids’ Club and The Hideout.

The majority of cabins on this deck are the Outside Cabins. They span from the back of the ship to the very front, so it’s completely up to you which end you’d like to be situated.

They come in a variety of berths – most accommodating two people, with there being some that can fit up to four, thanks to upper berths that fold down for extra sleeping space. They feature a picture window or porthole – so you’ll get to see your new destination from the get-go – and measure in at 14 m².

Then there’s the Inside Cabins. Most of these are two-berth cabins, however there are a handful that can accommodate up to four people, with fold-down beds. They’re a great base for your cruising holiday and are perfect if you’re looking for a bargain – they’re usually the cheapest cabins.

There’s also a handful of adapted cabins on this deck too – three Adapted Inside Cabins and three Adapted Outside Cabins. These both come with additional space so that you can manoeuvre a wheelchair around with ease.

 

On this deck

  • Inside Cabins
  • Adapted Inside Cabins
  • Outside Cabins

All Inclusive

All Inclusive is standard onboard Marella Discovery 2 and that means you have five restaurants available to you at no extra charge! Catering for every mood, no matter if you fancy a sit down three course treat or a quick grab and go snack.

47°

Deck 4
Marella Discovery 2’s main dining room. This beautiful venue has been designed with the sea and sand in mind, boasting a calming colour pallet and dreamy sea views thanks to its amazing floor to ceiling windows. You’ll be wined and dined with a three course affair at dinner; whist breakfast offers an express option and lunch menus change each day on a 14 day cycle. – Cuisine is traditional with a modern twist and with an “Anytime Favourites” menu you’ll not struggle to find something to eat here!

Gallery 47

Deck 5
Up the grand staircase from 47° below, this stunning restaurant has the same light and airy feel with added glitz. First established on Marella Discovery, this restaurant carries over the popularly requested Italian dining! Along from Gallery 47, you’ll find broad street shops and Venue, one of Marella Discovery 2’s standout bars! Have a perfect evening with a delicious Italian followed by a night of family-focused game shows or performances from virtual bands.

Snack Shack

Deck 9
The loveliest alfresco dining spot! Found on deck 9 along with the ships’ pool area. Snack Shack is ideal for informal and impromptu dining. Designed off the basis of Brighton’s famous seaside beach huts, Snack Shack is bright and airy and focuses on grab and go bites. If you find Islands buffet too busy, Snack Shack is open for both breakfast and dinner and is usually a little quieter! Perfect for light snacks which you can choose to takeaway or eat at its picnic styled tables. Pass by before you go out on excursion and take full advantage of pre-packaged sandwiches, wraps and ready-made salads to have on the go later.

Islands

Deck 9
Islands is Discovery 2’s main big buffet area! Complete with show-cooking stations for your breakfast omelettes or delicious evening carvery’s. Islands is open the majority of the day, providing everything from early breakfasts and your three main meals, as well as a British favourite of afternoon tea! Islands is as relaxed as the deck in which it is found. Chill by the pool, get pampered in the spa or even go for a workout at the gym before coming here to appease your appetite. Islands has a come as you please policy. No need to stick to reservations, just arrive at a time most convenient to your days plans.

The Glass House

Deck 9
Light, airy, surrounded by greenery, The Glass House has a beautifully relaxed aesthetic with gorgeous sea views and lots of natural light. Located by the second pool on Deck 9, The Glass House has a glass retractable roof and offers a quieter alternative to the decks main pool and Snack Shack. – Especially come 2pm when the pool becomes adult only! Tables are set close to the windows to give you the best views whilst dining. Open 11-6 for deli-style food, you can help yourself to sandwiches, rolls and salads. From 6:30pm onward, The Glass House transforms into a stunning evening venue. Opt from a choice of tapas, pizzas or sharing platters whilst surround by attractive lighting and the peaceful ambience of the pool. The best part – you can even cook your own steak on sizzling hot stones! This has an additional charge, however adds a true sense of fun to your dining experience and means you can cook your food exactly to your liking!

Speciality Restaurants

If you're celebrating something special or just fancy a little extra indulgence, Marella Discovery 2 has three exquisite speciality restaurants to get those taste buds tingling!

Sushi bar

Deck 11
Marella Discovery 2’s Asian temptation, located to one side of Kora La, you can enjoy delicious salmon, seabass and tuna based sushi along with complimentary far eastern beers! You can have up to eight pieces of yummy sushi for one overall cost. Its open from 6:30-9:30pm and reservations are needed.

Kora La

Deck 11
This Pan-Asian restaurant boasts delicious cuisine and unbelievable views. Positioned on top deck, it has a stunning vantage point across the entire main deck and all the way out to sea. The restaurant is open between 18:30 and 21:30 and reservations are needed. – Our biggest tip here, ask for a table around sunset, those views we mentioned are at their best then! With dark wood furniture, muted carpets and beautiful wall murals, the ambiance is suitably Asian, but of course the food is your main calling here! Boasting a menu developed by chef Ian Pengelly, who established London's House of Ho, you are offered four choices for each course; starter, main, speciality curry and dessert. From popcorn prawns and watermelon and duck salad to shaking beef or bok choy, Kora La is defiantly worth a visit! Experience an explosion of flavour and leave wanting more.

Surf & Turf Steakhouse

Deck 11
Exactly as it says on the tin, Surf & Turf Steakhouse specialises in all things meat and fish! As well as having plenty to satisfy those preferring a vegetarian option. Its long list of sumptuous starters may draw you in but the main star of the show here is the restaurants 28-day aged 32oz Tomahawk steaks and its signature half lobster tail! Low wooden ceilings and shuttered windows provide a more intimate feel, and a mix of table settings ensure you find the perfect spot for your party. From big circle tables to smaller set ups for two, you’ll be surrounded by understated quality and amazed by the crews attentive service.

Marella Discovery 2 is All-Inclusive and that means there’s a fair few bars to choose from whilst onboard! From casual drinks to lounges filled with entertainment – here’s our breakdown of everything that she has to offer.

Venue

Deck 5
One of the stand out bars onboard Marella Discovery 2, Venue is home to high-tech evening entertainment. With an open, classy feel and traditional cruise lounge set up, Venue is your secondary show lounge of sorts! Able to accommodate audiences of around 500, you’ll find a variation of entertainment here. Splash! Live, your children’s interactive show takes the stage along with family orientated game shows and even some musical performances from virtual bands on LED screens.

Pool Bar

Deck 9
The pool bar on Deck 9 serves drinks throughout the day right through to the evening. Its right by your main pool area, so it’s no hassle ensuring you keep well hydrated on those sunny days! This pool bar also supports Marella Discovery 2 during her Movies by Moonlight showings. Serving hot chocolates and popcorn to all who want it! The pool bar is open from around 8am until late.

Deck Bar

Deck 10
Serving the upper decks onboard Marella Discovery 2, you’ll find this bar open from around 10am until 6pm, although these hours can differ – weather depending and regarding demand. Located by all the childrens' clubs, observatory deck, mini golf and climbing wall, the deck bar will serve you throughout all those family fun activities!

Atrium Bar

Deck 4
The ideal meeting place, the Atrium Bar is beautifully elegant with marble surrounds and plush velvet seating. Its atmosphere is always light and buzzing with a grand piano, daytime dance lessons and musical recitals taking place here! Receive the best views of the Atriums five storey's whilst sipping on a delicious cocktail. The ships live casino and bar are also just behind if you wish to continue on into the later evening.

Bar Eleven

Deck 11
Found on the Deck in which it gets its name, Bar Eleven is the bar that keeps going after all the others close! The place where drinks are served with the best views, Bar Eleven is a stylish cocktail bar in the early evening before transforming into a late night disco that continues well into the early hours. DJ led with a spacious dance floor, Bar Eleven tends to attract the younger cruiser. Although no matter your generation, there’s sure to be some classic musical choices you’ll be up dancing the night away to! Generally, Bar Eleven will stay open until around 2pm, however if the night is alive you may find yourself still partying until 4am!

Live Room

Deck 4
Marella Discovery 2’s flagship watering hole! This is the most spacious and modern bar onboard, also stated as having the biggest selection of on-tap beers! Bold, bright and a little bit out there, this lounge has an atmosphere that builds as the hour’s progress. Start your evening with a sing song around the custard yellow grand piano, listen to live singers belting out all your favourite ABBA and Motown classic and finish the night dancing away to some classic dance floor anthems.

Marella Discovery 2 is one of Marella Cruises more modern style vessels and that means she’s full to bursting with lots of exciting features! From a stylish indoor pool, rock climbing wall and mini golf course to virtual reality experiences and an outdoor cinema.

No matter if you prefer staying active, just chilling around the pool or getting pampered in the spa, Marella Discovery 2 is great for everyone!

Broadway Show Lounge

Deck 4
This 800 plus seated lounge transports you back to the golden age of theatre. Step into a time of twenties inspired glamour and through those beautiful brass double doors into this gently sloped auditorium. Expect West End style productions of 11 alternative shows. From dance performances to tribute acts and Marella's own Beatz Interactive, a high-tech production that’s as lively as the cast’s bold LED-lit costumes!

Movies by Moonlight

Deck 9
Who doesn’t enjoy an open air cinema! This first for Marella Cruises means you can watch everything from classics to family favourites and even some of the latest blockbusters right underneath the stars. Settle down on the sunbeds overlooking the main pool, get cosy under a blanket (if needs be) and enjoy a yummy hot chocolate and bag of popcorn – available at a surcharge from your pool bar. Family friendly showings tend to start around 7:30, followed by a 9pm showing for the slightly older generations.

Babytainment

Deck 10
For those traveling with under threes, Babytainment sessions are held daily and offer a range of activities from baby ballet to nursery rhyme sing-alongs! You can even bring your littlest ones along for an educational. Sing & Sign has everyone's favourite Mr Tumble from CBeebies demonstrate Makaton sign language!

Splash Live

Deck 5
Evening entertainment for the children comes in the form of Splash Live. Your little ones will love this high energy interactive show, they can join their peers in following a character led sing along and some fun games.

Live Casino

Deck 4
Situated in a corner of the Live Room, the casino onboard Marella Discovery 2 stays open until late and is well equipped with slot machines, blackjack tables and a live roulette table! Don’t worry if you’re not too sure how each game works, there are croupiers on hand who’ll be happy to give you a lesson or two. Then if you’re lucky enough to win yourself a few chips, those cashed in will be added to your onboard passenger account.

Atrium

Deck 4
The heart of every ship, the Atrium onboard Marella Discovery 2 spans through five decks. Panoramic windows line its sides whilst Willy Wonka inspired glass lifts and a nice touch of mood lighting, providing a spectacular finish. You’ll find flits of entertainment based here, from live cabaret performances to those cocktail evenings with the captain. – The Atrium does have its own bar and it’s a great spot for meeting up on an evening or just having a good old people watch alongside a drink or two. .

Indoor Pool

Deck 9
You’ll find the indoor pool inside the Glass House. With a completely glass roof, the area comes with a conservatory type feel but it's roof is actually fully retractable for those warmer days. Comfortable loungers line the side of the pool and also sit among two more hot tubs that can fit up to eight bathers in each! The Glass House also has its very own restaurant, specialising in light bites and squeezed juices through the day – perfect for quick refreshments! This area is generally quieter than the ships main pool area and does become adult only between the hours of 2-5pm each day.

Main Pool

Deck 9
The main pool onboard Marella Discovery 2 is out in the open air on Deck 9. It’s spacious and accompanied by two hot tubs at either side. Ideal for those days where you just wish to relax in the sun. Loungers line its perimeter and on top of that you’ll have almost immediate access to both the Snack Shack and the Deck Bar for any needed refreshments. This is a really family fun area with music and quizzes happening throughout the day to keep the atmosphere going!

Photo Gallery

Deck 5
Marella Discovery 2 has its very own onboard photo gallery. This is where you can view any photographs taken of you and those you’re cruising with over your time on the ship. You can choose to buy a selection here if you wish to and for something a little more special, why not organise a private photo shoot!

Pure Portrait Studio

Deck 3
How would you like a selection of photographs to perfectly commemorate your cruise? Pop to see the onboard photographers at the Pure Portrait Studio on Deck 3 and you can book in for a classic indoor shoot or take in your beautiful cruise ship as a back drop and opt for a session outside on deck!

The Wall

Deck 10
This may just be Marella Discovery 2’s most stand out feature. Located on Deck 10, The Wall is open to both adults and children aged six years and over. Dare to brave the heights and you’ll be rewarded with a birds-eye view of both the ship and the ocean!

Virtual Reality Experience

Deck 3
Bringing something a little bit different to Marella Cruises’ ships, the Virtual Reality Experience will take you away to explore new lands! Whizz through solar systems and even paint your own galaxy. – It’s free, suitable for everyone of all ages and of course, lots of fun!

Broad Street Shops

Deck 5
The place to bag all your onboard bargains, Broad Street Shops are found on Deck 5. When the ships at sea, the shops are open and you’ll find everything from all your essentials to those duty-free splurges.

Oceans Spa and Beauty Salon

Deck 9
Spoil yourself at the onboard spa, you are on holiday after all! From a fresh manicure to simply getting your hair done, or why not go all out with a range of treatments? Massages, saunas it’s all on offer here.

Hot Tubs

Deck 9
Marella Discovery 2 is actually pretty well equipped with hot tubs. You’ll find two beside the main pool area and a further two, just a little further along the deck underneath the glass roof by the indoor pool! Ideal for relaxing, no matter the temperature – sitting in a hot tub with a drink in hand is always blissful!

The Veranda

Deck 9
The Veranda is an adult only area onboard Marella Discovery 2! If you prefer the quiet, this will be your prime spot for sunbathing. Located at the back of the ship, the views from here are simply sublime and you’ve got a choice of premium loungers, Balinese beds or cushioned wicker pod chairs to spend your day on.

Reception

Deck 5
Located on Deck 5 Reception is open around the clock to help you with any queries you may have. If crew here can’t directly solve your quibble, they’ll direct you to whomever can! – You can settle your onboard account here, conduct currency exchanges and even ask for a wakeup call.

Destination Services

Deck 5
Also located on Deck 5, Destination Services is actually found just next to Reception. There are a handful of self-service kiosks where you’ll be able to check information about your itineraries and you can even use these to book a reservation at one of the speciality restaurants! You'll find expert guides around the area who'll be more than happy to pass over their knowledge on all your destination hot spots. You can book a shore excursion with Marella Cruises or just get some advice on how best to go it alone.

Minigolf

Deck 10
One for all the family, the Minigolf course onboard Marella Discovery 2 has nine holes of fun to test out your putting skills. Located on Deck 10, its out in the open so you can even enjoy some luscious sea views whilst playing.

Gamerzone

Deck 10
Not just for the adults… we mean kids! The Gamerzone is well equipped with many games consoles for some interactive fun.

Jogging Track

Deck 10
Ideal for those keen runners who’d rather avoid a treadmill, the jogging track is located on Deck 10. Why not take in the sights whilst getting some exercise in! Just 4 laps on this track adds up to a mile, so you’ll soon finish a quick 5k or you could simply enjoy a more relaxing power walk around deck.

Oceans Gym

Deck 9
Stay active and enjoy a workout whilst onboard Marella Discovery 2. The fleet’s largest gym can be found on Deck 9. It’s light and airy and well equipped with a good selection of treadmills, cross trainers, bikes and weight machines. You can also partake in classes each day – some of which will carry an additional charge. The gym will be open between the hours of 8am-8pm and it’s located right next to the spa and saunas.

Kids' Club

Deck 10
Kids’ club is great for all those aged 3-11! A chance for your children to meet new friends whilst cruising, to go and partake in fun activities like arts and craft workshops, movie nights and group games. Plus they may even be lucky enough to go on a trip up to the bridge to say hi to the captain! Kids’ club can be found on Deck 10 with all of the other children’s areas. The kids' club is actually split between the ages of three to six and seven to 11 year olds. There are normally three sessions per day, usually around the times of 9-11am, 3-5pm and 7-9pm. – The latter being ideal if you fancy a date night whilst onboard at one of the speciality restaurants!

Baby Centre

Deck 10
The Baby Centre is there for those traveling with tiny tots. There’s no babysitting service available but this dedicated space is lovely for feeding times and making sure you can keep your youngest thoroughly entertained. There’s cots, soft play and ample facilities for warming food and nappy changes.

Green Screen Experience

Deck 3
A free and lovely way to get some fun holiday snaps whilst onboard Marella Discovery 2. The Green Screen Experience offers the chance to pose against some quirky backdrops. Want to appear like you’re lounging on the beaches of a desert island, scaling up the ships climbing wall, or swimming in the sea? You can choose any of those plus even more backdrops including those of your itineraries destinations and of the ship herself. You’re welcome to come alone, as a couple or with the entire gang. – All photos taken will then be emailed across so you’ll be able to post them all over your social media straight away. That’s sure to make those at home a little jealous!

Medical Centre

Deck 2
If you find yourself feeling a little under the weather whilst sailing with Marella Cruises, do not worry. A Medical Centre can be found on each and every ship in their fleet. Marella Discovery 2’s is located on Deck 2. You’ll be met by an English speaking doctor and a team of nurses who’ll be on hand to hopefully get you back to feeling yourself again. The doctor onboard will be able to conduct full consultations and prescribe any needed medication you may require.

Ship FAQs

What is included in the All Inclusive drinks package onboard Marella Discovery 2?

It may be easier to ask what isn’t included on the All Inclusive drinks package! Put simply, the answer is lots.

Your beverage choice onboard Marella Discovery 2 will seem endless. With familiar brands and offerings of everything from beers, ciders and wines to delicious cocktails and a great range of mixers. You can expect favourites like Smirnoff, Beefeater and Captain Morgans. Fosters and John Smiths on draft with Strongbow for the cider drinkers also.

Bottles or cans of Corona, Peroni, Budweiser and Guinness are also available and you simply can’t go on holiday without testing out the cocktail menu! Many of your favourites are available on the All Inclusive, from classic Cosmopolitans to Daiquiris, Long Island Ice Teas and Singapore Slings. – You may need more than one week to get through them all!

Then you have your non-alcoholic options. Juices, coffees and teas will be available in the restaurants with meals. There are also plenty of soft drink choices! – These will usually be poured from a bottle into a glass for you.

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What does the upgrade to a Premium All Inclusive drinks package get me?

Premium All Inclusive usually comes at a cost of around £50pp. This will give you access to further cocktails like Mojitos, premium gins, vodkas, rums, whiskeys and tequila such as Absolut, Bombay Sapphire and Jack Daniels. Even the speciality coffee from The Coffee Port will be included after 10am!

Soft drinks will be offered in cans rather than poured from a bottle and you’ll have a 1.5 litre bottle of water delivered to your cabin each day.

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Which restaurants are included in the All Inclusive onboard Marella Discovery 2?

All Inclusive dining options provide you with plenty of choice onboard Marella Discovery 2, there are in fact five dining areas that come with no additional charge! These are:

  • Gallery 47°
  • 47°
  • Snack Shack
  • Islands
  • The Glass House

You also have the choice to visit the speciality restaurants whilst onboard for an additional fee. Kora La, Surf & Turf Steakhouse and the Sushi Bar are great for celebrations of making certain evenings that little bit more special.

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What is the dress code onboard Marella Discovery 2?

Marella Cruises have one of the simplest dress codes! – Just the way we like it. No big expectations just three standard categories, beach, casual and smart.

Beachwear is just your normal pool side attire, so swimsuits, trunks, bikinis – whatever you’re most comfortable in. Don’t forget your flip flops either!

Casual is as it sounds. This will be what you’re most likely to wear when popping to the buffet for lunch or going out on excursion. Plan for your destinations weather, so this may be shorts, tshirts and summer dresses or jogging trousers, long sleeves and jumpers!

Smart is mainly for on an evening. This is your chance to dress up a little bit but Marella Cruises still do not enforce black tie.

You may wish to opt for a nice dress, skirt or trousers with a smart top. Shirts or polo tops are fine for the guys and some smart shoes for your feet.

If you wish to go really glamorous with a nice evening gown or suit – that’s fine too! It’s your holiday and you can be as glitzy as you like. Marella Cruises do often host dress to impress nights which are prime opportunity to rock that extra special outfit.

Restaurants will each have their own dress code which you will need to take note of, this information will be provide in your cabin on arrival.

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Is there Wi-Fi onboard Marella Discovery 2?

Yes, Marella Discovery 2 has various designated Wi-Fi zones onboard. You can find out more information about these at reception plus charge costs.

Any costs of using the onboard Wi-Fi will be charged to your onboard account.

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Can I smoke onboard Marella Discovery 2?

Each and every ship in the Marella Cruises fleet is none smoking, however there are designated areas onboard where you can go to have a cigarette. – These are usually out on the open deck.

The same applies to those using e-cigarettes. It is important to also note that there may be further restrictions concerning these devices depending on the country you are traveling to. In the UAE, Thailand and Singapore, e-cigarettes will be confiscated at the airport.

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Can I choose my cabin?

Yes you can! Once you have booked your cruise, take a look at the deck plans and decide where abouts you’d like to be. All the cabin numbers and types are visible for you to select one valid to your booking type.

Once you have decided on a deck or specific cabin number just give us a call and this can be arranged for a cost of £48 and can be done up to 15 days before your cruise departs.

Choosing a cabin is a great way of ensuring you’re where you wish to be. If that’s close to the pool deck, kids club or even the reception. Or perhaps you’ve sailed on Marella Discovery 2 before and loved your cabin so much you’d like the same again.

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How do I pay for things onboard?

You need not carry lots of cash when onboard Marella Discovery 2, any chargeable extras you choose to partake in will simply be charged to your onboard account, which you can then settle at reception before you depart the ship. – This includes things like opting for a Premium Drinks Package or booking an evening in one of the speciality restaurants.

You can keep track of your onboard spend by using the ships Navigate app or simply asking for an update at Reception.

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Are my transfers included?

Yes they are! That’s one good thing about traveling with Marella Cruises, all your transfer are always included. If you’re on a fly-cruise you’ll be picked up straight from the airport! It’s certainly one less thing to worry about.

What plug adaptor do I need for my cabin?

You will do, yes. If you do need to use the plug sockets in your cabin, you’ll need to bring a European or US 2-pin adaptor. These are however available to purchase on the ship if you do forget!

It may also be worth noting most cabins only feature two power outlets, so if you’re a person who may require use of multiple electronic products at one time, a extension lead can be a handy item to bring onboard!

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Do I have to tip?

With Marella Cruises all tips and service charges are included within the cost of your cruise. So no, you will have no obligation to tip whilst onboard Marella Discovery 2.

However if you do so wish, you can tip individuals further whilst onboard. – That’s completely fine too.

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How and when do I book shore excursions?

Once you’ve booked your cruise you will be able to then book onto any shore excursions you may be interested in!

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.

One great thing about sticking with Marella Cruises for your excursions is you can have peace in the knowledge you’ll always get back to the ship on time.

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Do I need my passport?

Yes, always! Regardless of your destination or departure point – even if you are sailing straight out of the UK, you will always need to carry your passport. Without this you will be denied access and unable to board the ship.

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Will I need to bring my own pool towel?

No, save your luggage weight for some other important necessitates! Whilst onboard Marella Discovery 2, Marella Cruises will provide you will ALL the towels you need for the duration of your cruise. That’s bathing towels as well as those for lounging around the pool.

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Is there a Medical Centre onboard Marella Discovery 2?

Yes, each ship of the Marella Cruises fleet has a medical centre onboard. If you do feel in need of any medical assistance whilst onboard Marella Discovery 2, you’ll find the Medical Centre on Deck 2. An English speaking doctor will great you and be able to conduct consultations and prescribe any needed medications.

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Some cabins have Premier Service – what does that include?

Certain cabins onboard Marella Discovery 2 have Premier Service. This is offered with Family suites with balcony, Executive suite with balcony, Family junior suites with balcony, Junior suites with balcony, Royal suites with balcony and Grand suites with balcony cabins.

This includes express check-in, free pressing service to use on up to three items per person during your first 24 hours onboard. – Ideal for getting your favourite evening outfits in pristine condition! Plus you can enjoy a free continental breakfast in bed, one for each person, each week.

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I’m wanting to travel solo, does Marella Discovery 2 cater for solo travellers?

Yes absolutely! There is no need to be concerned about cruising solo with Marella Cruises. Marella Discovery 2 has her own Social Hostess who’s responsible for organising events and meet ups specifically for the solo cruisers onboard. – It’s a perfect way to meet others onboard and you’ll be making holiday friends in no time at all!

You can make plans to meet other solos at meal times, or if you prefer to just go as and when you feel like it, Marella Discovery 2 will have table settings for two up to eight which you can easily be positioned at.

Cabin wise, Marella Discovery 2 has a flurry of Single Cabins on Deck 3. These are all clustered together so if you opt for one of these, you’ll find yourself a neighbour to other solos who’ll soon become familiar to you!

You’ll never be alone on a cruise, it may just be one of the best ways to travel solo.

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