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Looking to escape all your problems? Go for the perfect “cruise vacation escape” and see all your problems resolved. This option has something to offer avid travellers. Cruises are among the most exciting and inclusive experiences one can go for.

Recently I had experienced a cruise tour with Marella cruises. On this very cruise, I went to Fuerteventuraluxurious, a Canary Island in the Atlantic. So in this blog, I am going to write Marella cruises reviews to express my experience with you.

Marella Cruises has multiple destinations. Marella Cruises is a British cruise line. The cruise is handled and operated by TUI UK (a German multinational travel and tourism company) that offers exciting cruise holidays in the Caribbean, Europe, and in parts of Asia.

I had 4 nights of experience with this cruise. So I am also writing for you my Marella cruise reviews on whether or not it’s worth it to go for the ship.

About Marella Cruises - An overview

Thomson Cruises announced in October 2017 that it would be rebranded Marella Cruises. Before becoming Morella Cruises, the company had entered the cruise sector in 1973, but the operation was abandoned in 1976 because of rising fuel prices.

Thomson Cruises Turned Into Marella Cruises

Thomson relaunched its b cruise line into the cruise industry in 1995. After 22 years’ service, Thomson Cruises was renamed Marella Cruises on October 9th, 2017. The line also announced that TUI Discovery would be based in Asia for the 2018 winter season, with the ship-based in Malaysia for the first time in the line’s history.

Present Status Of Marella Cruises

Covid-19 pandemic shut the world, especially the tourism industry. In May 2021, after travel restrictions due to Covid-19, the cruise sector opened the cruise services. After announcing the exciting news, the TUI also announced to merge the Marella cruise with the TUI cruises.

Marella Cruises Fleet - Reviews on Marella Cruises Fleet

Currently, there are four ships operating in Marella Cruises.

  • Marella Discovery
  • Marella Discovery 2
  • The Marella Explorer
  • Marella Explorer 2

The cruise line is also ready to expand its fleet to five ships in 2023. Nonetheless, they did not mention which ship was included in those plans. Here in this blog, I will give my Marella cruise line reviews on 4 ships that are currently active on the Marella platform.

Marella Discovery Reviews - A Pleasant And Easy-to-navigate Ship

In my Marella discovery reviews, Marella discovery is a pleasant and easy-to-navigate ship with a vibrant, modern makeover that’s ideal for sunny, all-inclusive vacations in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

So, if you’re hunting for a nice holiday cruise with all the luxuries of cruising but none of the modern vessel’s absurd attractions, this is the ship for you.

Marella discovery got the style. It isn’t too big. It has a capacity of 1,800 passengers and is somewhere to relax while sailing from place to place.

There are many attractions of Marella discovery which are:

  • An outdoor cinema
  • Mini-golf course
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • The dizzying rock-climbing wall at the rear of the ship

Further, the Marella Discovery Cruise reviews are given below.

Marella Discovery Cabin Reviews – Open And Wide Space

In my Marella Discovery cabin reviews, you will witness a discussion on the entire cabin grades available. In these reviews of Marella cruises, let’s talk about cabins and facilities:

Cabins Sleeps Upto How Big Are The Inside Cabins What Is Included In The Cabin?
Inside-Cabins 4 12 meters squared
  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities
  • Safe
Inside Plus Cabins 2 15 meters squared
  • Twin beds that convert into a queen-size double bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities
Solo inside cabins
  • Twin beds that convert into a queen-size double bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities
Deluxe cabins 4 20 meters squared
  • Twin beds that convert into a queen-size double bed
  • Sofa
  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities
Deluxe Balcony cabins 2-4 15-16 meters squared
  • Twin beds that convert into a queen-size double bed
  • Sofa
  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities
Balcony cabins 2 13-14 meters squared
  • Twin/Queen beds
  • A desk with mirror + chair
  • Another chair
  • Bedside tables
  • Tea + Coffee making facilities
  • Minibar

Marella Discovery Suites – Marella Cruises Review

In Marella discovery cruise ship reviews, I found the suits of Marella discovery very luxurious and best to travel. Details about all kinds of suits are given below.

Royal Suite- The Most Luxurious Cabin

The Royal Suite is the most luxurious cabin in Marella Discovery. Features of this suite are:

  • It is 92 meters squared in size.
  • Sleeps up to four people.
  • It has a separate living area with a sofa bed, a king-size bed in the bedroom.
  • An en suite bathroom with a WC and a shower.
  • A baby grand piano and a spa bath are among the luxurious features.
  • Glass doors that open onto a balcony provide plenty of natural light.
  • The Royal Suite is located on Deck 8.
  • Premier Service is included in this cabin.

Royal Suite – Comfortable Cabin For 4 People

Junior Suite is another comfortable cabin in Marella Discovery. Features of this suite are:

  • Junior Suites on Deck 8 can accommodate up to four people.
  • They have twin beds that can be converted to a queen-size double bed, as well as a sitting area, a bathroom with a WC and shower over the bath, and a balcony.
  • You’ll also get a sofa bed if there are four of you. These cabins are around 21 meters squared in size.
  • Premier Service is included in this cabin.

Family Suites- Two Rooms And Two Baths For families

Family Suites are a family cabin in Marella Discovery. Features of this suite are:

  • The Deck 8 Family Suites offer two separate rooms, one with twin beds that convert to a queen-size double bed if needed and the other with a fold-down bed, and can sleep up to seven people.
  • Two bathrooms are available, one with a shower and the other with a bath.
  • You also get a living room with a double couch bed.
  • The cabins, which are about 40 square metres in size, also have a blackboard wall, a PS4 game console, and a balcony.
  • Premier Service is included in this cabin.

Executive Suites – With Luxury Of Your Private Balcony

There are 5 Executive Suites in Marella Discovery. Features of this suite are:

  • Each with a separate living room with a queen-size sofa-bed, a queen-size bed, and an en suite with a WC, shower, and bath that sleeps four people.
  • From the luxury of your private balcony, which has glass doors that give in lots of light, you can take in the sea views.
  • The Executive Suites are large, reaching 47 square meters.
  • Premier Service is included in this cabin.

The Grand Suites – Luxury Suite For 4 People

The Grand Suites are on deck 8 in Marella Discovery. Features of this suite are:

    • Sleep four people.
    • Contain twin beds that can be converted into a queen-size double bed, as well as a sitting room with a couch bed.
    • You’ll have access to a bathroom that includes a WC and a shower over a bath.
    • There’s also a balcony where you may take in the view of the sea.

The Grand Suites are 32 square meters in size.

  • Premier Service is included in this cabin.

Marella Discovery 2 Reviews - Midsize Ship With Excellent Features

Marella Discovery 2 was launched in 1996. It has a capacity of 1836 Passengers and 771 Crew members. Ratio passengers to the crew are 2.38:1.

Marella Discovery 2 is a midsize ship with excellent restaurants, entertaining shows, and outstanding service. It is a worthy addition to the Marella fleet that expands and improves the appeal of the brand. My Marella Discovery 2 Reviews are given below.

Marella Discovery 2 Cabins Reviews

There are 918 rooms onboard, with 40% of them having balconies — the most of any Marella ship, barely ahead of the Marella Discovery. There are 356 balconies, 234 outdoor cabins, and 328 inside cabins, as well as six different cabin types with different styles and layouts.

Let’s start reviews of Marella cruises for Marella Discovery 2 from its cabins. It has 4 categories in cabins which are:

  • Inside Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Balcony
  • Suites
Cabins Number Of Cabins Sleeps Upto How Big Are The Inside Cabins
Inside-cabins 45 2-4 12-15 square meters
Inside Single Cabins 15 2-4 12 square meters
Outside cabins 199 4 14 square meters
Outside Single Cabins 15 4 14 square meters
Balcony 124 4 13-14 meters squared

Marella Discovery 2 Suites – Reviews For Marella Cruises

Marella Discovery 2 has six suite grades which all haveA a few premier services. Guests can take advantage of free Wi-Fi, drinks, and snacks, as well as concierge services and tea and coffee-making facilities. Passengers enjoy baths in their ensuites.

Six suites grades are:

  • Junior Suite
  • Family Suites
  • Grand Suite
  • Executive Suite
  • Royal Suite
  • Accessible/Adapted

Reviews of 3 suites grades are discussed below.

Marella Discovery 2 Junior Suite Reviews

In Marella Discovery 2, there are 67 Junior Suites. Further information is:

  • These suites measure roughly 21 square metres.
  • 4 passengers can sleep in this suite.
  • It is located on Deck 8.
  • There is a decent sitting room with a sofa bed that can sleep two more people, as well as two chairs and a coffee table, and a balcony with two sun-loungers outside, in addition to the twin beds that convert into a queen-size double.
  • There is a bath and a shower in the ensuite.

Family Suites Reviews – Marella Dream Reviews

Family Suites are divided into two categories.

  • The Family Junior Suite on Deck 8 is 39 square metres in size and sleeps six people. There are twin beds in the bedroom and a double sofa bed in the living room, as well as twin beds that convert to a queen-size double bed.
  • There is a balcony in addition to the ensuite shower.
  • Two separate rooms are available, one with twin beds that can be converted to a queen-size double and the other with a fold-down bed.
  • A double couch bed is also available in the living room. There are two bathrooms, one with a shower and the other with a bathtub, as well as a balcony.

Grand Suite – Review Marella Cruises

  • On Deck 8, there are 12 Grand Suites that can accommodate up to four guests.
  • They contain twin beds that can be converted to a queen-size double bed and a huge sitting space with a couch bed, measuring 32 square metres.
  • Similar to Junior Suites, but with more space, there’s a clearer distinction between the bedroom and sitting rooms.
  • The ensuite is also rather large, featuring both a bath and a shower. This suite category also has a balcony.

The Marella Explorer Reviews

Marella Cruises introduced Marella Explorer to the fleet in the summer of 2018. With a bumper batch of ten eateries and ten bars, the ship stood up to the plate. Snack Shack and Kora La are fleet favourites, and there are also brand new areas for foodies like The Dining Club, as well as a posh bar, club, and casino.

However, the highlights do not end with food and drink. There’s also an indoor theatre, a Sports & Family Deck, and a Champneys spa where you can book everything from acupuncture to slimming treatments to body wraps and facials.

In Marella Explorer Cruise reviews, I have discussed its cabins and suites information. Marella Explorer cruise ship reviews are given below.

Marella Explorer Cabin Reviews

There are 962 cabins in Marella Explorer. All of these cabins come with several facilities to make your cruise journey luxurious and enjoyable. These facilities are:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Wardrobe space
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Safe

Few of the cabin categories are discussed in the following table.

Cabins Available on Deck Sleeps Upto How Big Are The Inside Cabins What is it inside?
Inside-cabins 4,5,8,9, 10 &12 2-4 16 square meters
  • Two single beds that can be converted into a queen-size
  • En suite bathroom with a shower and WC
Outside cabins 4,5,8 & 9 2-4 17 square meters
  • Two single beds that can be converted into a queen-size
  • En suite bathroom with a shower and WC
Large Outside Cabin 8 & 9 4 20 square meters
  • Twin beds can be converted into double beds and fa beds.
  • The bathroom has a WC and a shower.
Family Inside Cabin 8 & 10 5 19 square meters
  • A fixed double bed
  • A sliding door partition
  • A double sofa bed and a single fold-down bed.
  • In the bathroom, you’ll find a WC and a shower.
Balcony 8,9,10 & 12 4-5 16-20 square meters
  • Two twin beds that convert into a queen-size one.
  • En suite bathroom lines up a shower and WC.

Marella Explorer Suites – Cruise Reviews Marella Explorer

In Marella cruise ships reviews, I have written my experience related to its suites. Some of the suite grades are discussed below.

Balcony Executive Suite Reviews

Each Executive Suite has a bedroom with 2 twin beds that can be converted to a double / Queen-size bed.

  • It also has bedside cabinets with lamps.
  • Flat TV.
  • Walk-in wardrobe accessible from the bedroom.
  • Living room with double sofa bed for a 3rd-4th person.
  • 4-seat dining table.
  • Flat TV.
  • Comfortable Armchairs.
  • Coffee table.
  • Bathroom with double-sink vanity, WC-shower.
  • Large step-out balcony.

Balcony Junior Suite Reviews

Each Junior Suite has 2 twin beds which are convertible to double / Queen-size).

  • Bedside cabinets with lamps.
  • Flat TV.
  • Single sofa bed for 3rd person.
  • Armchair.
  • Mirrored vanity/dressing table with chest of drawers and chair.
  • Bathroom with single-sink vanity, WC / shower.
  • Wardrobe/closet.
  • Huge step-out balcony (furnished with 1 hammock, 1 luxury sunlounger and 2 deckchairs with side table).

Family Balcony Suite Reviews

Each Large Balcony Cabin features 2 twin beds which are convertible to double / Queen-sized.

  • Bedside cabinets with lamps.
  • Flat TV.
  • Single sofa bed for 3rd person.
  • Mirrored vanity/dressing table with chest of drawers and chair.
  • Bathroom (single-sink vanity, WC / shower).
  • Wardrobe/closet.
  • A spacious step-out balcony (furnished with 1 hammock, 1 luxury sunlounger, and 2 deckchairs with a low table).

Marella Explorer 2 Reviews

Marella Cruises launched its first adults-only ship, the 1,814-passenger Marella Explorer 2, in April 2019. The line has effectively created extra rooms oriented explicitly at adults, with a total of 19 bars and restaurants on board, including four new-to-the-line establishments, by deleting areas previously dedicated to families.

In these Marella cruise ship reviews, I take you on a tour of the Marella Explorer 2 Cruise Ship, including two types of accommodations, a balcony and an outside cabin, as well as explain the navigation app and the various WiFi packages available onboard.

Marella Explorer 2 Cabin Reviews

In Marella Explorer 2 cabin reviews, I will discuss its cabins and suites. This ship has 907 cabins in 16 categories, with 40 percent of them having balconies.

These cabins have several facilities which are:

  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • A carafe for filling with water from the dispensers.
  • A safe.
  • Mini-bar.
  • Hairdryer.
  • USB-charging points.
  • Flat-screen TV.
  • Two single beds that can be converted into a Queen-size double.
  • A writing desk/vanity unit with drawers, a double wardrobe
  • Two bedside tables with lamps are all included in all cabins.
  • Bathrooms have a minimum of a glass-doored shower, a WC, and a basin, as well as some storage space for amenities and a soap dispenser.
Cabins Available on Deck Sleeps Upto How Big Are The Inside Cabins What is it inside?
Interior 4,5,8,9, 10 &12 2-4 16 square meters Windowless rooms with a large mirror above the bed
Oceanview 4,5,8, 9 & 12 2-4 16 square meters A large square or porthole-style window above the bed
Balcony 8, 9,10 & 12 4 16 square meters a balcony featuring a table and two chairs

Marella Explorer 2 Suites – Thomson Cruises Reviews

Before turning into Marella Cruises, this cruise line was known as Thomson Cruises. So in Thomson Cruise Ships reviews, I will discuss Marella Explorer 2 suites.

Marella Explorer 2 Junior Suite Reviews

In Marella Explorer 2 Junior Suite reviews, let me share with you about these luxury suites and facilities you can avail while staying there.

  • These Marella Explorer 2 Junior Suite are 23-square-metre cabins.
  • These cabins come with twin beds or a Queen bed, as well as a sitting area with a sofa bed.
  • A table and two chairs, as well as two sun loungers, are available on the balconies.
  • Premium Service, which includes express check-in, free pressing (up to three items per person in the first 24 hours on board), one complimentary continental breakfast in bed, a bottle of Champagne upon arrival, and premium Clarins toiletries, is available to Junior Suite passengers.
  • All Junior Suites are located on Deck 10 and 12.

Royal Suites Reviews

  • The two Royal Suites are the largest in the fleet. Each suite is 94 square metres.
  • There is a guest WC near the entrance with marble cladding and gold taps; a King-size bed with a view of the sea and a flatscreen TV in the bedroom; a separate living area with a flatscreen TV, sofa, two armchairs with footstools, writing desk and desk chair; dining room seating six; walk-in wardrobe and dressing area.
  • There are twin sinks, a Jacuzzi bath, and a separate shower in the bathroom. There’s plenty of storage in the bathroom, dressing room, walk-in closet, bedroom, and even the living room if you really need it.
  • On the balcony, there’s also a whirlpool, however, it takes around 90 minutes to fill, so plan ahead. On the balcony, there are two sun loungers as well as a table and four chairs.

Executive Suite Reviews

These 46 square metre Executive suites are spacious in every manner.

  • These suites have a separate living and bedroom space.
  • A walk-in wardrobe and dressing area.
  • A bathroom with a shower over the bath and a separate shower.
  • A walk-in closet and a dressing area.
  • There is a sofa, two armchairs, and a coffee table in the living room, as well as a dining table that seats four people and a coffee machine.
  • The balconies are likewise spacious, with two sun loungers and a table and four chairs.
  • Premium service is included in all Executive Suites on Deck 10.

Takeaway - Marella Dream Cruise Ship Reviews

Cruising with Marella cruises was a dream for me while I was experiencing every bit of luxurious facilities in this cruise line. In this blog, I have shared my Marella Cruise reviews where I mentioned every detail regarding its cabins and suites. Through these Marella Cruise excursions reviews, you can find whether this cruise line fulfils your requirements or not. After reading these reviews, the choice is yours.

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