Marella Discovery

Why cruise on this ship?

Marella Discovery is one of their biggest ships, with highlights like an outdoor cinema, a rock climbing wall, a mini-golf course, five-storey atrium and an indoor pool.

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Dining

There’ll be seven dining spots to choose from, including a main restaurant spread over two storeys, and three à la cartes – two of these will showcase spectacular views from a setting on the top floor. You can dine with a difference at the Chef’s Table, too, with a hosting chef cooking right in front of you. For afternoon tea and after-dinner cocktails, meanwhile, you’ll have eight bars and lounges to dip in and out of.

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The Glass House

This place has a split personality, but for all the right reasons. By day, it deals in deli-style light bites and freshly-squeezed juices. Come sundown, the venue turns into casual restaurant with a tapas-style menu. Plus, you can cook your own steaks on hot stones, for an extra charge.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Varies
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Surf & Turf Steakhouse

As its name suggests, this speciality restaurant majors in the likes of marbled steaks and meaty lobster tails. You’ve also got other meat and fish options, as well as plenty to satisfy a vegetarian palate. You’ll pay a cover charge to eat dinner here.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Surf_Turf

Islands

Big buffet spreads are laid out in this restaurant, with show-cooking stations on-hand to offer things like breakfast omelettes, and carvery roasts in the evening. You can grab snacks in between meals, too.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Buffet
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Snack Shack

Festival food stalls and iconic British beach huts provided the inspiration for this grab ‘n’ go eatery. This means you can expect to pick up things like bacon butties for breakfast, and sweet chilli chicken wings, mezze salads and focaccia sandwiches in the afternoon.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Casual

47°

Marella Discovery’s main eatery is a big, stylish venue, finished in the colours of the sand and the sea. Daytime meals here come with a side-order of sea views, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, and a grand double staircase leads up to a separate eatery.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Classic
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Kora La

Our signature pan-Asian speciality restaurant makes an appearance onboard Marella Discovery. You'll find dishes created by renowned chef Ian Pengelley such as his duck and watermelon salad. The menu covers off south and east Asia, featuring dishes like Indian spiced king prawns, and Indonesian beef rendang curry. A cover charge applies for dining here, and you’ll need to make a reservation.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Asian
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Sushi Bar

Spicy tuna rolls, salmon sashimi and seabass nigiri are all on the menu at this sushi bar, which is tucked inside Kora La. Plus, you can wash it down with beers from all over Asia – think Tiger, Cobra and Singha. There’s a charge to dine here, and you’ll need to book, too.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Sushi

Gallery 47°

You’ll find this trendy Italian restaurant on the second floor of the ship’s main dining room, 47°. It’s a laid-back place, where bookings aren’t necessary, and its designer look features a colour scheme inspired by the sunset.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Italian

Entertaining

You can watch movies under a star-lit sky at the ship’s outdoor cinema. Indoors, there are nightly shows in Marella biggest ever Broadway Show Lounge, and pianists and acoustic musicians take to the stage in the atrium – an elegant space that changes colour when the sun goes down. The plush casino, meanwhile, is the place to head for a late-night flutter.

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Bar Eleven

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.

Features

  • Bar
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Venue

This is another of Marella Discovery’s standout bars, defined by hi-tech evening entertainment. LED screens accompany family-focussed game shows, as well as our new, made-for-children Splash! Live interactive shows which take place during high season.

Features

  • Bar

Broadway Show Lounge

With its plush red seating and 800+ capacity, the show lounge is West End-worthy. Expect nightly performances from the talented show team, with dazzling costumes and high-energy dance numbers. Marella fly top comedy acts over from the UK, too.

Features

  • Lounge

Live Casino

The stylish casino is open until late, and features roulette, blackjack tables and fruit machines. If you’re a beginner, ask the croupiers about getting some lessons in.

Features

  • Casino
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Live Room

Marella Discovery’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.

Features

  • Bar

Movies by Moonlight

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.

Features

  • Cinema

Atrium Bar

You’ll find this well-stocked bar in the middle of the ship. Grab a seat here for a great view of the entertainment in the atrium.

Features

  • Bar
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Broad Street Shops

Indulge in a little retail therapy in the onboard boutiques. They’re open when we’re at sea, and stock a great range of perfume, make-up, clothes and gifts.

Features

  • Shop
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Gamerzone

This fun, interactive arcade has gaming machines for adults and children.

Features

  • Games Room
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Deck Bar

This sociable spot ticks the box for cold drinks in between dips.

Features

  • Bar

Enrichment

Please note: the ship does not feature any dedicated enrichment facilities.

Health and fitness

Spend the day taking it easy: relax by the swimming pool with a drink in your hand, head to the spa for a massage or spend some time in the saunas.

Rock Climbing Wall

Brave the rock climbing wall and get a bird’s-eye view of the ship and surrounding ocean.

Features

  • Gym

Oceans Gym and Spa

Everyone makes a big effort for the weekly formal night, so pop in to the salon for a manicure or hair up-do. Alternatively, spoil yourself in the spa – it’s got a string of treatment cabins where you can indulge in a full body massage or a rejuvenating facial. Enjoy a workout in the fleet’s largest gym, before working up an even bigger sweat in the sauna.

Features

  • Gym

Indoor Pool & Solarium

A brand new feature for Marella Cruises, Marella Discovery’s indoor pool comes with a huge glass canopy roof, and rows of loungers.

Features

  • Pool

Mini Golf

Take the whole family to the minigolf green for an afternoon of fun. It’s got nine holes and widescreen sea views.

Features

  • Golf

Main Pool

An open-air pool for all the family. Loungers are lined up along the water’s edge.

Features

  • Pool
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Sports Deck

Right at the top of the ship, this outdoor deck opens during daylight hours and is devoted to sports like basketball, football, and table tennis.

Features

  • Sports Court
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Whirlpools

You’ll find four relaxing whirlpool baths on Deck 9.

Features

  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Jogging Track

Burn some calories on a run around deck 10.

Features

  • Jogging or Walking Track

Kids and teens

Marella Cruises have worked on every last detail when it comes to getting the kids onboard. That means family-sized and inter-connecting cabins, buffet lunches featuring favourites like pizza and spaghetti bolognese, and a great mix of activities.

They lay on table tennis and football tournaments, fun quizzes, and early evening shows during their sea days. And when the ship is in port, children up to the age of 12 get discounted rates on some of their exciting shore excursions.

Every ship has a free Kids’ Club, too. So mum and dad can have time together while the little ones fill their days with treasure hunts, face-painting, and stories.

Accommodation

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

Royal Suite Cabin with Balcony

The most luxurious cabin measures up at a huge 92m2, 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 courtesy of glass doors that open onto a balcony.

This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:

Express check-in, subject to availability

Free pressing service - up to 3 items per person in the first 24 hours onboard

Free continental breakfast in bed - 1 per person, per week

Features

  • Double
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

Executive Suite with Balcony

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.

This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:

  • Express check-in, subject to availability
  • Priority luggage delivery
  • Free pressing service - up to 3 items per person in the first 24 hours onboard
  • Free continental breakfast in bed - 1 per person, per week

Features

  • Double
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

Family Junior Suite Cabin with Balcony

This cabin sits on deck 8 and sleeps 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.

This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:

  • Express check-in, subject to availability
  • Priority luggage delivery
  • Free pressing service - up to 3 items per person in the first 24 hours onboard
  • Free continental breakfast in bed - 1 per person, per week

Features

  • Twin
  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

Family Suite Cabin with Balcony

The 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. The cabin covers around 40m², and comes with a balcony.

This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:

  • Express check-in, subject to availability
  • Priority luggage delivery
  • Free pressing service - up to 3 items per person in the first 24 hours onboard
  • Free continental breakfast in bed - 1 per person, per week

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Second Bedroom
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Grand with Balcony

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. Grand Suites measure 32 m².

This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:

  • Express check-in, subject to availability
  • Priority luggage delivery
  • Free pressing service - up to 3 items per person in the first 24 hours onboard
  • Free continental breakfast in bed - 1 per person, per week

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

Junior Cabin with Balcony

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 measure around 21 m².

This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:

  • Express check-in, subject to availability
  • Priority luggage delivery
  • Free pressing service - up to 3 items per person in the first 24 hours onboard
  • Free continental breakfast in bed - 1 per person, per week

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Deluxe Cabin

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.

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Deluxe Balcony Cabin

These cabins are on decks 6 and 7, and have twin beds that convert to a queen-size double bed, a sitting area, an en suite with a WC and a shower, and a balcony. They cover around 15 to 16 m² and if there are 4 of you, you’ll also get a sofa-bed.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Balcony Cabin

Balcony Cabins are on deck 6, and feature a set of twin beds that can convert to a queen-size double bed. You can also expect a sitting area, an en suite with a WC and a shower, and a balcony. These cabins sleep 2, and are between 13 and 14 m².

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Outside Cabin

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

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Inside Plus Cabin

You get a set of twin beds that convert to a queen-size double bed and an en suite with a WC and a shower. You’ll find these cabins on decks 7 and 8, they sleep 2 people and measure 15 m².

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Inside Cabin

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. Deck 6/7/8 Inside Cabins cover 12-13 m². 3 and 4-berth cabins have upper berths that fold down for extra sleeping space.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Single Outside

These are on decks 2 and 3, and accommodate solo travellers. A picture window or porthole offers sea views, and the cabin is kitted out with 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 cabins measure 14 m².

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Single Inside

These are on decks 2 and 3, and accommodate solo travellers. The cabin is kitted out with twin beds that convert to a queen-size double bed and an en suite with a WC and a shower. These cabins measure 12 m².

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

Deck plans

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Deck 11

  • Kora La
  • Sushi Bar
  • Bar Eleven
  • Surf and Turf Steakhouse
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Deck 10

  • Kids' club
  • Hideout
  • Baby Centre
  • Observatory Deck
  • Deck Bar
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Mini Golf
  • Gamer Zone
  • Jogging Track
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Deck 9

  • Islands
  • Oceans Gym & Spa
  • Movies by Moonlight
  • Main Pool
  • Indoor Pool & Solarium
  • Whirlpools
  • Deck Bar
  • Snack Shack
  • The Glass House
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Deck 8

  • Royal Suite
  • Executive Suites
  • Family Suites
  • Family Junior Suite
  • Grand Suites
  • Junior Suites
  • Deluxe Cabins
  • Inside Plus Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
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Deck 7

  • Deluxe Cabins
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Plus Cabins
  • Adapted Inside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
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Deck 6

  • The Coffee Port
  • Photo Gallery
  • Balcony Cabin
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
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Deck 5

  • Gallery 47°
  • Venue
  • Chef's Table
  • Lounge and Bar
  • Broad Street Shops
  • Destination Services
  • Reception
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Deck 4

  • Broadway Show Lounge
  • 47°
  • Atrium
  • Atrium Bar
  • Live Room
  • Live Casino
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Deck 3

  • Outside Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Single Inside Cabins
  • Adapted Outside Cabin
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Deck 2

  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Adapted Outside Cabin
  • Adapted Inside Cabin

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Ship facts
Passengers
2076
Crew
Launched
1996
Last refit
2016
Tonnage
69130t
Length
264m
Width
32
Speed
24kts
Decks
11
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
GBP