Marella Discovery 2 is the sister ship to Marella Discovery, which means it shares most of the same top-notch facilities. These include an outdoor cinema, a rock climbing wall and a minigolf course. Not to mention the two pools – one indoor and one outdoor – plus, seven restaurants and a spa. And to top the lot, there are Broadway-style performances are on every night in the show lounge.
If you're planning a cruise and have a disability, use a wheelchair, have special dietary needs, a sensory impairment or are undergoing medical treatment, you must let Marella know when making your booking. Failure in doing this may result in you being refused boarding on arrival at the ship. For more information please contact Marella's Customer Welfare Team.
If you plan to use a wheelchair onboard and require adapted facilities you must book a specially adapted cabin. All of Marella shops have at least four of these cabins. These cabins may only be booked by those who require adapted facilities. If you plan to use your wheelchair onboard but do not require adapted facilities, please contact the Customer Welfare Team to make sure an appropriate cabin type can be selected.
If you need your wheelchair - either standard or battery operated - when you're ashore, Marella will look after it for you at the gangway so it's there when you need it. But you will have to be able to manage the gangway without it. In ports where a tender to shore is necessary, you'll have to stay onboard if you can't manage without your wheelchair. At other times, depending on the port and the tides , it may not be possible for you to leave the ship at all due to gangway access. Some excursions may not be suitable for the less mobile.
Marella Cruises have teamed up with AccessAble, who have created detailed access guides for each of our ships. Visit their website to find out more.
If you’ve got any dietary requirements, mention it when you book and let the Maître D’ know once you’re onboard. There are a wide range of restaurants onboard, and each one has at least one vegetarian selection on the menu.
Marella also provide gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and diabetic-friendly options on request. They don’t cater for kosher diets, but if you bring your own kosher food, they can prepare it for you.
Just because you’ve got a special diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Let the staff know what you can and can’t eat when you book, and they'll’ll make sure the chefs whip up something suitable.
On the Marella Cruise Ships you can smoke in designated areas on deck, this is the case for e-cigarettes also.
The dress code policy’s easily broken down into Beachwear, Casual and Smart. The first is a ‘come as you are’ affair, so bikinis and trunks get the thumbs up, plus we ask that you wear something on your feet for safety reasons. Meanwhile, Casual speaks for itself – we’re talking tops and shorts or a sundress. Then you’ve got Smart, which is when you’ll need to dress up a bit. Put your sports or swimwear away, and opt for trousers, smart tailored shorts or a skirt or dress, a shirt or polo shirt and smart shoes, so no trainers or flip flops. If you want to add a jacket or tie, that’s up to you. But the Dress to Impress nights give you the chance to get really suited and booted. Each of the restaurants onboard has a dress code, and this can differ depending on the time of day, but they’ll always let you know.
All Marella cruises give you All Inclusive as standard, here’s the full list of what’s included:
You can upgrade to the Premium All Inclusive package and get these extras…
The Destination Services team can talk to you about our ports of call, help you decide which excursions are right for you, and book you onto your next Marella Cruises holiday
If you’re not feeling well, pay a visit to the onboard Medical Centre.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
With so many entertainment options, no night onboard’s the same as the last. The Broadway Show Lounge delivers on West-End style numbers. Then there’s Squid & Anchor, Marella Cruises pub at sea, which plays host to family-friendly game shows. Movies by Moonlight takes over out on deck, while live musicians showcase the acoustics in the Atrium Bar. As the night draws to a close, head to the Live Room for a session on the dancefloor.
If you’re craving a taste of home, Marella Cruise’s pub at sea should do the trick. It’s a modern take on a typical British boozer and, as such you can expect entertainment like pub quizzes and game shows.
Plush seating and an 800-plus capacity give the ship’s main entertainment venue professional credentials. They have 11 unique shows, which means you won’t see the same show twice on a two week cruise.
In a Marella Cruises first, we’re premiering an open air cinema. It means you can watch classic movies and the latest box office hits under the stars. Blankets, popcorn, and hot chocolate will be available from the nearby bar.
Grab a seat – and a glass of bubbles – at this classy bar, and you’ll have a great view of the entertainment in the atrium.
A position on the highest point on deck 11 – where the bar gets its name from – means that drinks in this lounge come with the ship’s best sea views. It’s a contemporary cocktail bar by evening, transforming into a late-night disco as the hours pass.
Marella Discovery 2’s flagship watering hole is our most spacious and modern yet, and houses our biggest selection of on-tap beers. Expect the atmosphere to build pace as the hours draw in – evenings might start with the sounds of our signature yellow piano, and end with the sounds of dancefloor classics.
The stylish casino is open until late, and features blackjack tables, and fruit machines. If you’re a beginner, ask the croupiers about getting some lessons in. You’ve also got the entertainment – and the bar – in the Live Room to accompany you while you’re having a flutter.
This fun, interactive space has gaming consoles for adults and children.
Drop by the Pure Portrait Studio, and you can book in for a classic indoor photo shoot, or a more fun-filled session on the deck.