travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Marella Cruises Marella Discovery

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Introduction and History

This ship, previously Splendour of the Seas with Royal Caribbean, became part of Thomson Cruises in 2016 as TUI Discovery, but in 2017 was renamed Marella Discovery. The former Thomson Cruises was renamed Marella Cruises in 2019. Its sister ship is Marella Discovery II.

Marella Discovery has a speed of more than 24 knots, which permits longer stays in some ports as well as additional calls. This 69,130-ton, 867-ft ship ha...

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OCG Class
Marella Discovery
Year Built1996
Year Last Refurbished2016
Capacity2,076 passengers