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Barbados to the Caribbean Thomson Marella Discovery Cruise Reviews
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Definitely Tui not Thomson
"We flew from London Gatwick in the premium section of our Thomson flight. Both outbound and inbound flights were on time. When we landed in Barbados, cruise passengers were the first to leave the plane and we were..."Read More
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Chaffesbird

10+ Cruises

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Brilliant cruise

Review for Marella Discovery to Caribbean - Western

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another happy cruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

12th cruise, first time on a TUI ship. Excellent itinerary. Had to wait on the runway for 95 mins as the plane wings had to be de-iced. No drinks were offered, a very poor show. Overall the cruise was fantastic with no major complaints . We had most of our evening meals at Gallery or Gallery 47. We always went at around 6-6:30 never queued and only once there was no room at the Gallery, so ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

2 Helpful Votes


i love the discovery, but only needs a few changes.

Review for Marella Discovery to Caribbean - Western

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jewelosa1

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I love this ship, the staff are lovely, the ship is beautiful. there's lots of choice food and drinks. the only things i didn't like is the 2 jacuzzi's in the indoor pool, they never worked av been on 2 cruises with discovery, and each cruise i've not seen them work yet. and i just wish when you travel to a colder place like Norway or Russia the pools were heated, you pay all that money and can't ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

5 Helpful Votes


Absolutely amazing - by far the best

Review for Marella Discovery to Caribbean - All

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Richmond11

6-10 Cruises

Age 20s

My wife and I chose this cruise for our first wedding anniversary. It was our first trans Atlantic cruise with seven sea days in total. Our cabin was a Junior Suite, 8564. The cabin was immaculate and extremely comfortable with a huge amount of space. We really could not fault it. Our steward Prakesh was wonderful - decorating our cabin on our anniversary was a lovely gesture. The food ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

8 Helpful Votes


Not as advertised

Review for Marella Discovery to Caribbean - Southern

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Kau

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The destinations were very good despite the rain. We had never been to the Carribean before so did not know what to expect. Excursions organised by the ship were ok if pricey. Entertainment and food were ok but a bit repetitive (3 of the 5 shows were the same as experienced eighteen months earlier). Remember to take an umbrella or lightweight waterproof as you may well get the full rain forest ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

6 Helpful Votes


50th birthday cruise

Review for Marella Discovery to Caribbean - Eastern

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wilamch

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 was immaculate, we had upgraded to a suite on deck 8 which was fab and we had a lovely girl looking after us every day cleaning our room, ironed clothes for us and had chocolates on our ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

8 Helpful Votes


Tried other cruise lines, now tried Marella!

Review for Marella Discovery to Caribbean - All

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winifred

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary lots of islands and only one sea day, and as we had never ventured on a Marella (Thomsons ) ship before I researched it on here and found that the Discovery was formerly a Royal Caribbean ship, so was quite sure it would be a lovely ship. I was right! it wasn't too small (yes I know some people hate big ships but we like them ) and there was ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

7 Helpful Votes


A lovely cruise

Review for Marella Discovery to Caribbean - Southern

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Tex mex ducks

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We chose this cruise for our honeymoon and were not disappointed. The ship was well appointed and in good condition throughout. Everywhere was immaculate and the cleaning was very thorough. We had a balcony cabin in deck 6. Not massive but adequate with plenty of storage and hanging space. The bathroom was compact like most are and functional. The cabin was well soundproof and the air con ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

12 Helpful Votes


Fantastic cruise!

Review for Marella Discovery to Caribbean - All

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Beverley F

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Always book our holidays with Tui/First Choice and thought we would try their cruises and was not disappointed had a wonderful week on the Marella Discovery. The staff & restaurants are very good. There are 2 waiter service restaurants and we never had to wait long to be seated, and 1 buffet restaurant which had loads of chose for lunch, but never tried it in the evening but expect it to be as ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

3 Helpful Votes


Best cruise

Review for Marella Discovery to Caribbean - All

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seatman

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our 13th cruise on our 12th ship. Initially worried as our worst two cruises have been on the dream nasty ship. If dream was bad discovery was at the other end of the spectrum ie excellent. Flew out of Birmingham premium and it was very good and comfortable. We were on the first bus to the ship; so sailed through registration and onto the ship where we dumped our hand luggage and ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

23 Helpful Votes


TUI a shocking tour operator

Review for Marella Discovery to Caribbean - All

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Jayzinside

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

We chose this cruise as a way of exploring the beautiful islands of the Caribbean and they really were wonderful, thinking that a cruise would be the ideal way to relax and wind down from our stressful working lives - HOW WRONG WE WERE! First the good points - The crew. The staff were incredible, so engaging, friendly and helpful, they made you feel like long lost friends from the moment you ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

14 Helpful Votes


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