In summer 2017, Marella Discovery 2 joined the fleet. 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.
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 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, pleas 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.
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 on your balcony if you have one and in designated areas on deck.
As for e-cigarettes, you can use these in the casino and adjoining bar areas on each Marella ships, as well as in the designated areas on deck.
Smart casual is the attire for evenings onboard. For men that means full-length trousers and a polo or open-necked shirt. At the captain's cocktail party, the dress code is traditional dinner wear, so tuxedo or suit and tie for men and evening dress for women.
All Marella cruises give you full-board as standard. If you’ve got a budget to stick to when it comes to drinks, why not opt for their All Inclusive drinks package? It’s really good value, and means you don’t run the risk of overspending. Here’s the full list of what’s included:
In fact, if you book before you travel, you’ll get a discount, or it might even be free.
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 Medical Centre. It’s open between 8am and 10am and 6pm and 8pm.
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.
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 deck 8 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.
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.
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 Venue, which plays host to family-friendly game shows and performances from virtual bands. 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.
This is another of Marella Discovery 2’s standout bars, defined by hi-tech evening entertainment. LED screens accompany family-focussed game shows and performances from virtual bands, as well as our new, made-for-children Splash! Live interactive shows which take place during high season.
Plush seating and an 800-plus capacity give the ship’s main entertainment venue professional credentials. They have 11 unique shows, including Beatz Interactive, a hi-tech dance piece featuring LED-lit costumes.
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.
Come sundown, little ones will love this high-energy interactive show, where our friendly characters lead songs and games. Splash Live takes place throughout the high season.
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.
In this real-life room escape game, you'll need to work as a team to find clues and solve puzzles before the time runs out. A charge applies for this activity.
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.