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Barbados to the Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
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Eastern Caribbean
Barbados

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184

Very Good

97

Average

70

Poor

46

Terrible

35

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443 Barbados to the Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews


Biffothebear avatar

Biffothebear

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Appalling smell

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Several previous cruises with P&O. This one ruined - not because of the cancelled port visits (due to the current virus panic) which the captain handled well - but because the ship stank of sewage. We had ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Gotthebugforsailing

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Boring

Went on this 'new' ship for the new year into 2019. The most boring cruise I'd ever been on. There was no laughs and no entertainment. Reality bands on a big screen every night. Same thing every evening. We had ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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sonrisa@C4

4 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

What's Not To Like!

We chose the cruise to celebrate some special birthdays somewhere hot and sunny! We have previously travelled with Marella on their other ships and with P & O. Embarkation was super quick - off the plane in ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Hil4902

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

BIT OF A TUB BUT CERTAINLY WORTH EVERY PENNY

We needed to go to Barbados and this cruise came up - 7 day cruise - 7 day hotel stay - at a good price. Tui's organisation was fantastic. From check in at Gatwick to disembarking - all superbly organised. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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LHSM

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Better than we could have imagined

Everything was perfect, You walk off the plane and onto a coach where you’re taken straight to the ship where our bags were waiting for us at our cabin. On return you see the immigration officers onboard, the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Royaloak01

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

First time Marella cruise- won't be the last!

Previously cruised on the Royal Clipper (twice) and Norwegian Star (not the best experience), so we have been on small and larger vessels. Tui package holidays have always been consistent for quality, so it was ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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weyward

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disapppointing

We chose Marella Explorer as it was a medium-size ship, and our very first cruise 20 years was with Thomson and we were very pleased with that. Sadly our experience of Marella Explorer was very disappointing. The ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Jaroba26

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fabulous with just a few tweaks needed

This ship is a real asset to the Marella line. It is really well run, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The crew are happy to help with a smile. There is a great choice of food, my only criticism is that a lot of ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Sirlaughalot

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Celebration...no cause for.......

We booked this cruise based on our experience on Marella Discovery which we really liked, and although we were aware that this was an older and smaller ship, thought that services and food would be of similar ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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High Seas On

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very good - but...

My partner and I chose this cruise/ship to celebrate my 65th birthday. Lovely, clean ship and could not fault the crew. Our outside cabin on Deck 5 was of ample size for the two of us and was kept clean twice ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Gordon2019 avatar

Gordon2019

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise on Explorer - a new convert from normal All Inclusive holidays!

Background: We usually go with all-inclusive holidays, mostly with TUI First Choice. Lately we have thought that we spend too much time on the resorts and miss out on seeing much of where we are - hence the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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TonyK60

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful From Start to Finish

This was our first cruise and it certainly won't be our last. After a great flight on the dreamliner we were whisked from Barbados airport to our ship - the Marella Celebration. Everything was extremely well ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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ali1969

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

the ship was lovely ,the crew were friendly ,couldn't do enough for yuri ,the food was hot and always plenty of it, we stayed in cabin 901 deck one which at first i thought we was in the lowest grade but after ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Aldershot Dave

1 Review Written

33 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Time

We chose this cruise for my wife's 50th Birthday. Looking at some of the reviews beforehand we were a bit worried, but these fears were allayed by our own personal experience and we couldn't find any faults ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Mickyia

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Butlins at sea

This was my 33rd cruise and by far the worst , food was very poor the main restaurant very slow and presentation was like a cafe, quality of food like a back street pub, reception a total joke 5 times we requested ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Galloping Gourmet

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Butlins at Sea

We were recommended by some friends who had previously been on Marella before it became all inclusive. Unfortunately it has now become like a cheap holiday camp that caters for grossly overweight chav’s that like ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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wilamch

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

50th birthday cruise

This was our first cruise and we were a bit worried what to expect. However we had an amazing time, From embarkation with the welcome and the organisation at Gatwick airport we thought it was excellent. The ship ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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FlyingG

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

6 islands cruise- overall excellent ship with a few niggles

6 islands cruise. We chose this cruise as initially all 6 islands were ones we hadn't visited. Unfortunately,3 had to be changed prior to departure but at least we didn't end up with our dreaded "days at ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Nannyannie

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Very Relaxing Cruise

We chose to return to the Caribbean again to escape some of the winter, and having had enjoyable cruises with Thomson Ships in the past chose to go on Discovery. We are getting older now and not so able bodied. My ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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estefania

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. From checking in with no ques ( Manchester ) to having our luggage outside our door within 1 hour of getting to the room everything was easy sailing. As it was a special ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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glenis

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A very disappointing cruise

I chose this cruise only for the ports of call, which was then amended as the ship wasn't allowed in Puert Rico and US Virgin Islands. So we ended instead going to Tobago and Antigua yet again. I normally say you ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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djs001

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Great week on the Marella Discovery

We done a fly/cruise with TUI/Marella and came away impressed with their whole operation. Checking-in at London Gatwick was very easy with a short queue, representatives were on-hand from Marella to provide us our ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Youngoldieoldie

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Almost door to door

You hear good and bad. About Marella discovery,but I would say from what I found it’s mostly good ,from the moment you drop your baggage at the airport to collection at your return airport you ar3 well looked ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Cloudy0ban3636

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointing cruise

This was our third cruise with Thompson’s and compared to the first two the food was poor. In the Islands restaurant it looked so unappetising, and was bland. They are needing more staff, tables took ages to ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Nogginthenog

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise

Lovely cruise, did our own tours with the locals, P&O tours far too expensive in my opinion. Lovely food, good entertainment in headliners. Couple of acts not so good, but we all like different things. Piped music ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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