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I have cruised with Celebrity Royal Caribbean and Thomson and had expected the step up to the Tui Discovery to be a positive in the evolution of Thomson cruising but was disappointed. The staff were good but the management on the ship was poor. Food was unimaginative. The ship it self was well refurbished but some of the common areas did not work. The Italian restaurant food was poor and limited in variety so much so the restaurant space had be halved as it was not being used as passengers preferred the main dining area. Staff are being asked to multi task which lead to delays in providing food and drink on busy services and on one occasion the meal took nearly 2 1/2 hours. I am booked for a week on the Tui Discovery 2 in September and hope that things will change otherwise I will be returning to Celebrity cruises to satisfy my cruising needs.

A disappointing cruise

Marella Discovery Cruise Review by Bedfordshire cruiser

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2017
  • Destination: Caribbean
I have cruised with Celebrity Royal Caribbean and Thomson and had expected the step up to the Tui Discovery to be a positive in the evolution of Thomson cruising but was disappointed. The staff were good but the management on the ship was poor. Food was unimaginative. The ship it self was well refurbished but some of the common areas did not work.

The Italian restaurant food was poor and limited in variety so much so the restaurant space had be halved as it was not being used as passengers preferred the main dining area.

Staff are being asked to multi task which lead to delays in providing food and drink on busy services and on one occasion the meal took nearly 2 1/2 hours.

I am booked for a week on the Tui Discovery 2 in September and hope that things will change otherwise I will be returning to Celebrity cruises to satisfy my cruising needs.
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