Marella Discovery deck 9 plan (Spa-Lido-Pool)

Deck layout and review

Review of Marella Discovery deck 9 (Spa-Lido-Pool)

  • 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.
  • Main Pool area has 1 kids pool, 4 whirlpools, a large sunbathing area with loungers and deck chairs. It is served by an alfresco semi-circular bar (Deck Bar / Pool Bar) that opens at 9:00 a.m. 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; there are 2 viewings nightly (at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.), films tend towards family-friendly blockbusters; hot chocolate and popcorn are available from the pool bar for a fee; blankets are provided.
  • 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 (7-10am), Lunch (12-6:30pm) and Late Night Snacks (9:30-12pm). It’s 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 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 a.m.-10.30 a.m.) serving a Continental buffet and juices. Sandwiches and salads are on offer for most of the day (11 a.m.-6 p.m.). The free option for dinner (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.) 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, Steam Room, Treatment Rooms, Beauty Salon (manicure/pedicure/barber services), Relaxation Area. The Spa is open 8am-9pm. The Gym (Thomson Cruises fleet’s largest) is open between 6am-10pm. It has a separate Aerobic Studio for classes.
  • 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).

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