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Marella Discovery

A new life, a new look and now with many new features

Marella Discovery, who with her twin sister is the biggest in the fleet, joined Marella Cruises - then Thomson Cruises - in 2016.

She was originally but for Royal Caribbean in 1996 as Splendour of the Seas before joining Marella Cruises and being given a brand new look, with a modern wave design on the hull, brightened up interiors and a number of new features. 

Highlights include an outdoor cinema, a rock climbing wall, a mini-golf course, five-storey atrium and an indoor pool.

All inclusive means your drinks, including prosecco and cider, plus meals in four restaurants and most onboard activities are all part of the deal.


Vital statistics

Operated by Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson) since 2016
Formerly Splendour of the Seas, TUI Discovery
Built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France
Entered service: March 1996.
Refurbished: 2011 and 2016
Gross tonnage: 69,130 tons
Registered: Malta
Passengers: 2,076
Passenger decks: 11
Lifts: 9
Crew: 753
Officers: Norwegian
Cabins: 902 including
:: 231 with balcony
:: 344 with ocean view
:: 327 inside
:: 17 for wheelchairs
Length: 866ft
Width: 105ft
Draft: 25ft
Speed: 24 knots
Engines: Diesel


One main two-storey restaurant, six alternative dining options, seven bars, Broadway show lounge, nightclub,  library, movies under the stars, two swimming pools (one inside), fitness centre, sauna, steam room, library, 18-hole miniature golf, rock climbing wall.

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