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Thomson Barbados Cruise Reviews

Marella Cruises
Ship
Destination
Barbados

Traveler rating

Excellent

77

Very Good

63

Average

34

Poor

34

Terrible

11

Cruise type

219 Thomson Barbados Cruise Reviews


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Bajpole

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

This cruise had my name written on it

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We chose this cruise because it departed from Barbados on February 16th and my birthday was the next day. My husband and I normally cruise in November and March but this year because it was my 65th birthday we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Pol12

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Most amazing holiday - exceeded expectations

Being first time cruisers my partner and myself decided to go with TUI due to the all inclusive option to give us peace of mind and the excellent value for money!. We travelled to Barbados where we embarked the ship ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Sue widger

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Ship very poor

I chose this cruise as I was assured by the local Tui agent that as it had recently undergone a re-fit it was disability friendly as my husband has a walking difficulty. The flight out to Barbados was lovely no ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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ginntonix

5 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Fabulous time in the Caribbean.

Chose this 2 week cruise for the itinerary - 12 islands with only 1 sea day. Flew Gatwick - Barbados quick transfer & luggage delivered straight to cabin. Have sales on other Marella ships but first time on ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Misc Zoho

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Hogmanay

We spent the 2 weeks around New Year on this ship and were very impressed. They did a great job of the Hogmanay Party one of the best I have been to. Great Night. We will be back! Staff on the ship are 5*. I ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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davidmorey

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very relaxing with fantastic views

Our First cruise since 2012 and we chose to have it at Christmas was perhaps the best one, as this ship was not too big to get around and we docked at most ports very close to the Caribbean island's terminals. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Rebecca_p85

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Excellent holiday go celebrate new year

After encouragement from myParents that Marella cruises were not just for the over 50’s- I booked for me and my husband (both in early thirties) to celebrate new year in the Caribbean. Embarkation was ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Batchelors

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Caribbean Christmas

We chose Marella as we have now been on all the Marella ships and this particular cruise was around the Eastern Caribbean. Our TUI Dreamliner flight to/from Barbados was good and as before on a long flight we ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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seatman

3 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

First adult only cruise

we like to try different ships as deja vu sets in very quickly as we have found out. Ships staff excellent with a helpful attitude in all areas and kept the ship very clean. Food good in all locations especially ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Teelav

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Christmas Cruise

Just come back from a christmas cruise. The ship was only refurbed in May 2019 and the communal areas show this. They are very tastefully decorated. There are lots of bars and restaurants to choose from on the ship. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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RonnieOHoliday

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

1st Cruise for 25 years

I chose the cruise because it was All inclusive, Adults only, All gratuities were included, the Caribbean destination, suitable dates, not too formal and a reasonable price., The holiday started from Birmingham ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Ches123

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

First cruise

Booked this cruise as a birthday present for my partner and we both had an amazing holiday. From landing in Barbados a smooth transition on to the ship and from there a fab holiday began. We had an outside cabin ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Dora Explorah

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Certainly not as described

Sold as “new” ship. Albeit a refurbishment. However very disappointed that my first impression of the ship was that our cabin and public areas were grubby, well worn and dated. So spent the remainder of 2 weeks ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Leathers Auckland

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

All-inclusive - but diluted quality

Boarding - We have cruised many times including two with Marella, on their smaller ships, so looked forward to this, the latest addition to the fleet. Boarding at Barbados was smooth, with up selling limited to the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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MartinHarrow

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

New Caribbean Destinations with a few creases?

Adults only. Senior cruise. The staff were 100% attentive with courteous and friendly smiles every day. They work extremely hard and should receive MORE tips from all clients. (The pool area bar service from these ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Bajpole

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Some of the Friendliest Crew on a Relaxing Cruise and Exceedingly Good Value

We chose this cruise because it departed from Barbados and because we have cruised with Thomson/Marella before and have always had an enjoyable time. We cruised November 17-24 and travelled the southern ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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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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Chris1954

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Turned into booze cruise!!!!!!

We found the arrival very easy,straight off the plane on a bus and on to the ship. The ship itself was not my favorite, not easy to navigate around. The seating in some of the public areas was very uncomfortable( ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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DianaMontignac

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise. Great staff and captain. Very clean comfortable balcony cabin.

We wanted to visit the Caribbean islands offered on this cruise. We also wanted to go “all inclusive”. We chose back to back cruises Tropical Delights and Paradise Islands.We also wanted to avoid lots of “at ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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kennybobs

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Booze cruise !

5 weeks before sailing the cruise was on offer at a good price.Got off to a great start when allocated our outside cabin which was huge! (9006) After that things went downhill a bit. First let me say the ship itself ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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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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KingFielder

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Nice, Relaxing Cruise but DON'T upgrade to Premium!!!

Was going to give them 3 stars for a cheap and cheerful cruise but you have to give TUI an extra star for the help and support we received from their staff. We took 3 kids, one only 8 months and most of the airplane ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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michael east sussex

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Perfect islands shame about ship

We chose this cruise after a good cruise on the old Thompson Spirit. We have cruised a few times with many cruise lines and saw this trip in a local agent .not a cheapo late deal so planed out 9 months in advance. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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PaulC-Hols

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise on a superb ship.

Last year we had done the Northern Carribean on Marella Discovery 2 and decided that this year was to be the Southern part! We had loved both of the Discoveries and were concerned that the lack of an Atrium would ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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brian eaton

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great; good value cruise experience

If you are looking for a formal 5 star cruise on a traditional decor ship with excellent food , west end shows and quiet relaxed surroundings then this cruise is not for you. If you are looking for an informal ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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