Marella Discovery Cruise Ship – Outside Cabin Review
We have previously cruised with Marella on their older ships the Celebration and Dream and had excellent experiences. So we were excited to try one of Marella’s newer ships the Marella Discovery.
We spent two weeks in an outside cabin 2544 on Deck 2, and in this review, we show you all around the cabin, what facilities are actually provided and provide a video tour too!
As soon as we walked in we were impressed by the amount of space and the size of the window. It states on the Marella Cruise website that it is 14m2 in size and for us this was plenty big enough. Cabin 2544 is positioned mid ship, on the starboard side,and a short distance from the elevator.
Comfort in our Discovery Outside Cabin
This was a very comfortable cabin. Easy temperature control with a simple dial on the wall kept us very cosy. We had the double bed configuration which worked well for us, there was a decent amount of space either side of the bed. There was also a chair to sit and enjoy your coffee too.
TV and Channels
The television was on a mobile arm which enabled you to view from the bed or the chair. We didn’t spend much time watching TV but if that’s your thing then there was a ITV channel, Film channel on a loop, Gavin Cruise Director TV, Excursions Channel, Sky Sports News and a Music Channel that we can remember.
You could not access your account to check what you had spent via the TV however, you could log into a free app on your phone or large iPads around the ship to check this.
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Plug Sockets in our Discovery Outside Cabin
The ship operates in both the American and European regions, so electrical power is both 110-volt and 220-volt. Flat pins or round pins adaptors could both be used.
There is a large wardrobe just as you come through the main door on the right. Lots of hangers were provided with room for a large suitcase and around twenty pairs of shoes (Yes Carole really did take that many!).
Beside the double bed there are small 3 drawer cupboards and there is enough room under the bed to fit a small suitcase. The dressing table has 4 large drawers and 7 small drawers plus extra shelf storage behind the two mirrors, also two shelves above the the safe. So storage was not a problem. Interestingly we were talking to some passengers who were in a balcony cabin and they said that they had a lot less storage than us.
The digital safe was quite small but was big enough for your passports wallets etc but not quite big enough for a iPad or lap top.
Tea and coffee facilities are in the room and include Yorkshire tea and Nescafe coffee, whole and semi skimmed milk are provided in sachets along with brown and white sugar. You will only get bottled water if you have the premium all inclusive however there is a water dispenser on every deck usually by the lifts, and a water jug is provided in your room
You can have a continental breakfast delivered to your room at a cost of £4.95.,you just fill out the menu form provided and place it on the outside of your door handle before 0400, room service is also available at a extra cost.
Service in our Discovery Outside Cabin
Art was our cabin steward and was always around with a huge smile on his face. Every time we left the cabin we would come back to a very tidy room and some times a cute towel animal too , He really was a excellent steward .
The Bathroom is a reasonable size with soap and shower gel provided the shower is an ok size, we are definitely not skinny but managed well. The shower had a curtain rather than a door which would be our only gripe as we do prefer a proper door. There was also a small washing line in the shower if you needed to dry any clothes. Unlike some bathrooms we have experienced it was very well lit allowing you to shave with ease, there was also plenty of storage too.
Soft white towels were provided and changed when needed, there are also beach towels provided in your cabin for your use too.
For a look around you can check out the video on our You Tube Channel here
Our verdict on our Discovery Outside Cabin 2544
We were very pleased with this cabin, we did not experience any noise or vibration and would happily book this cabin again.
Paul’s Dad and sister were in cabin 2548 which was the same configuration as ours except they did not have an adjoining door. This meant that they had a two seater sofa instead of a chair. He also has a mobility scooter which he kept outside his door with out any issues.
The only criticism was that there was not a fridge in the room. Not a huge problem, however if you have any health issues and need a fridge to store medication then this may be problem for some.
Just as we were disembarking we had the opportunity to have a quick look in an inside cabin and an adapted cabin. Check out our videos here so you can compare.
We hope our review helps you decide which cabin would suit you and if you have any questions then do let us know. We had an amazing Seeking the Northern Lights Cruise on the Marella Discovery Cruise Ship and we know we will definitely cruise with Marella again!
Further reading and videos –
For a full tour around the Marella Discovery do watch our video here.
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