Review of Marella Discovery 2 deck 9 (Spa-Lido-Pools-Sundeck)
Islands Lido Restaurant (forward location) is the ship’s Lido-buffet restaurant (capacity 550 seats) open for Breakfast (7-10am), Lunch (12-3pm), Afternoon Tea (3-5pm), Dinner (6.30-9:30pm) and Late Night Snacks (9:30-12pm). Lido Buffet is complimentary and has various food stations, among which Asian, pizza, pasta, seafood, burgers/sandwiches, grill, salads bar, desserts bar, 24-hour coffee/tea bar. On themed nights are offered different cuisine specialties. Islands Buffet boasts self-service beer and wine taps, allowing passengers to pour drinks of their own.
Main Pool area has 1 kids pool, 4 whirlpools, a large sunbathing area with loungers and deck chairs. It is served by an alfresco bar (Pool Bar) that opens at 9 am. Among the live entertainment offered here are cooking demonstrations, quizzes, deck parties.
Outdoor Movie Screen is the ship’s outdoor cinema with a large-size LED screen for daily live shows and sporting events, and movie projections in the evenings. Popcorn, hot chocolate and blankets are offered during movie showing times.
Snack Bar (called Snack Shack) is a complimentary deli restaurant, also serving the outdoor pool deck area during the day. Snack Bar is open for Breakfast (7-10 am), Lunch (12-noon - 6:30 pm) and Late Night Snacks (9:30 pm - 12-midnight). Its menu has grill items, including burgers, quesadillas, nachos. The bar provides popcorn on movie nights.
Solarium (renamed to “The Veranda”) is an adults-only relaxation area (retractable glass-roof covered) with 1 swimming pool (indoor), 2 Whirlpools, tennis tables, extensive sunbathing area with padded loungers. The whole area is covered with a glass roof protecting it from inclement weather.
Boutique Shop sells luxury Spa cosmetics and beauty products.
The Glass House Restaurant features a glass ceiling ensuring plenty of natural light at the all-day eatery, open for breakfast (7-10.30 am) serving a Continental buffet and juices. Sandwiches and salads are on offer for most of the day (11 am - 6 pm). The free option for dinner (6:30-9:30 pm) includes a choice of sharing platter, a selection of Spanish-style tapas, as well as a pizza with variety of toppings.
Oceans Spa & Gym is the ship’s Wellness Centre, consisting of Sauna Room, Steam Room, Treatment Rooms (for massages), Beauty Salon (manicure/pedicure/barber services), Relaxation Area. The Spa is open 8 am - 9 pm. The Gym (Marella fleet’s largest) is open between 6 am - 10 pm. It has a separate Aerobic Studio for classes and a range of equipment, including spinning bikes.
Cafe (deli area) serves the Spa complex with drinks (including fresh juices) and light snacks (healthy food menu).
Sports Deck is an aft-location outdoor area with tennis tables (hosts daily tennis tournaments).