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Marella Discovery 2 Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Pride of Panama

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to the Panama Canal & Central America
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Feb 2018

We picked this cruise for the price, all-inclusive and itinerary. The arrival was smooth with an agent ready to direct us on the bus. From there we went to the port and once again very quick and smooth. The ship is small but had everything we needed. A little rocky due to weather and the size of the ship. Captain always kept us well informed on weather conditions and arrival times. The rooms were small as most cruises. It needed fresh paint as you could see the yellowing on the ceiling. The mattress definitely needed to be replaced and 3 separate rooms all agreed. We dined almost the entire time in 47 on deck 4. We sat at table 42 with Julio and Mitsa as waiters. They made the dining experience absolutely perfect. Disappointed in upstairs Italian restaurant as the service was okay but food not great. The food is geared towards the Brits but lots of delicious options for us Canadians. The daily entertainment was enjoyable around the pool but the evening staff entertainment was your typical cruise shows. Some nights better than others. At the end of each show always had a table of Champaign glasses waiting for you. Upstairs for Bar 11 was a great quiet place to watch the view, have a drink and listen to somebody play the Sax. The service was great. The waiters were fun to talk to and also very interesting. The excursions are all in Pounds so very expensive for us Canadians. We did do Gatun Lake Kayak in Panama through the cruise line and that was a blast. Less expensive option is to wait to port and get an excursion there. Over all it was an amazing time, love the small ship and would love to go back

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Cabin was small but as most cabins are. I do believe the ones on deck 7 are bigger. The room did need fresh paint and new mattresses. If I was to make a complaint it would be the cabin but everything else was perfect

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