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Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) Thomson Marella Explorer Cruise Reviews

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Food poor, Flights delayed, staff were best asset
"Wanted to go away for a family Christmas and get some sun. The flight from Gatwick was delayed by one day so missed first day of cruising. Tui conspicuous by their absence, no explanation to passengers for the..."Read More
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Juliet Jones

2-5 Cruises

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I’m standing on the helicopter deck please winch me off NOW!,,

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Lizzylouscoobydoo
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

THE FOOD =. Let’s start with the food. The main restaurant looks nice to lull you into a false sense of security ... order fish... pretty close to their natural environment what can go wrong?.... wet spongy bread crumbs with wafer thin fish floating on a bed of water .... breakfast a very strange lamb sausage and rubber egg..... cram everyone into one corner and if you have the utter cheek to ask ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Poor conditions

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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johnmunro
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Hi just back from a week on the Explorer the flight from Edinburgh was good Transfer was quick.When we got too our cabin the cabin had a bad spell reported too reception fixed straight away smell came back 2 days later and you could smell it a lot round the ship as if there was problem with drainage a few times the public toilets were closed. The food on the ship was not as good as Discovery 2 ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Superb winter break

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Lyns28
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We choose this cruise to escape the Scottish winter and cheer us up in hope of some winter sun in the Canary Islands just after Christmas and New Year I was apprehensive as we were going with 3 generations . Once onboard and we had familiarised ourselves with the ship it was evident there really was plenty going on and something for everyone ., We were so impressed with all the staff . ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Cruising the Canaries

Review for Marella Explorer to Canary Islands

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gilmahcroft
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

23rd CRUISE IN TEN YEARS - Cabin comfortable with towel sculptures and effective service!! We eat exclusively in the Main Restaurant as we are not fans of buffets at any cost!! We also refuse to take part in the cruise industries 'up selling' measures. The restaurant experiences was excellent. Good food although there is clear evidence of 'dumping down' and cost saving going on, compared ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Food poor, Flights delayed, staff were best asset

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Juliet Jones
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Wanted to go away for a family Christmas and get some sun. The flight from Gatwick was delayed by one day so missed first day of cruising. Tui conspicuous by their absence, no explanation to passengers for the delay. Relayed to local hotels and bussed back next day only to have to check in again and only one lady on check in desk for 200 people. Food in main dining room was very mediocre, ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Amazing Cruise!

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AlexPlant
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

This was my first cruise, I was with 3 other people who had been on cruises before but not with tui. I found the whole experience amazing and very worth the money! There were special staff members who’s names are below; - Ian (Indigo) - George - Dindin (Rooms) - Jamie (DJ) - Paul (Latitude 53) - Dmitri x2 (Indigo) These staff members made sure we had the best experience by ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Adventures on a rocky boat

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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shaky boat
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We thought , why not cruise around the Canary Isles with Madeira thrown in for good measure . We chose a Junior suite no 10015 on 10th floor , impressed with the cabin and facilities ( except a shower cubicle that floods ) Sadly however we quickly realised we were directly under the Gym due to the continuous crashing of the dumbells from the weights onto the floor ( typically from 7AM onwards ) ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Average

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FlatPack12345
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We had cruised with Thomsons several times previously and really enjoyed the friendly, personal touch of their Ships. We had tried several other ones over the years and decided to give Marella a go, so booked a weeks cruise on the Explorer. Initial impressions were very good...very friendly staff, clean ship, great lounges/bars, spacious inside cabin..all good. The itinary suited us and even ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Fabulous

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Billy black bob
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

First time cruising and we both loved it from day one the party atmosphere when we set off was really good we knew then we were in for a good time as the second day came around the crew were so polite and helpful. Right let's get onto the cabins they are a little small but clean and tidied twice a day at the end of day you only sleep in them we were out everyday soaking up the atmosphere on pool ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


AMAZEBALLS

Review for Marella Explorer to Mediterranean

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mandi d
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I choose explorer cruise by mistake originally as I thought it was adult only, but once getting on board I found it was not a mistake as it was absolutely the best , we didn't try the diners that you had to pay extra for as there was no need to , we ate in all the other diners and if we didn't like the menu 1 night we went to another, the whole of the staff on board was amazing and friendly ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


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