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26 Thomson Southampton Cruise Reviews


markyboy236 avatar

markyboy236

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Seeking the Northern Lights

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We chose this cruise because my wife's bucket included waning to see the Northern lights. It didn't disappoint. However there are only a few days during the cruise when this is possible. This is when the ship is ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Blondie008

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

2nd Marella experience - never again

Chose a junior suite for our trip around the Fjords. The weather and ports were faultless - For that reason we are glad we went. This ship and staff - appalling. Self service at best No service at ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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ed659

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great ship.. Great service..

Having had the view of wishing to see the 'northern lights', it seemed a good option to choose. It was a great experience on the Explorer. We have cruised Princess (that experience takes some beating), RCI, and P & ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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juliecrossland

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

SEEKING NORTHERN LIGHTS 2019

I chose this cruise as it was smart casual as we dont like getting dolled up every night , we paid £3500 for 14 days in a balcony cabin , the service we got on board was excellent ie cleaning cabins bars and ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Lindaevan

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Culture and Sulphur

The itinerary and time of year are main reasons we chose this cruise and it did not disappoint. The crew and staff all so kind, helpful and humorous and most importantly skilful whatever their role. Special thanks ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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GFJM

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

The Bad and the Good.

We chose this cruise for the itinerary which was very good.We travelled to Southampton with Inter cruises who were very professional with no problems,but on arriving we had to queue to receive the luggage tags then ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Laine C

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Time

We chose this cruise because we wanted to visit Norway, really wanted see the Northern lights and this cruise ticked all the boxes. So we booked this on an impulse. After booking I checked out some of the reviews ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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bigdunc1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Benidorm on sea

We pick this cruise to see what marella was like after not being on them since 2006 in the thomson days.It was bad start to finish.We put the cases on at the coach pick up then at the port took them off found ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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madowning

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fantastic value!

This was our first cruise. We never considered a cruise before but the deal for 8 nights to the Norwegian Fjords was an offer we couldn’t refuse. My husband couldn’t believe going to notoriously expensive Norway ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Mattd3800

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Some ports great, ship gorgeous, service and food butlins not upto scratch

Marella discovery searching for the northern lights 4th October 2018 until 18th October 2018 This is our 13th year of cruising with Thomson’s but our first time after the name change last year. For this ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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R.Eve

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Seeking the Northern Lights

Just back from an amazing 2 week cruise on board Marella Discovery to Norway. What a fantastic time we had from start to finish. Embarkation was quick and easy, we were on the ship within an hour of our taxi ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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napoleon10

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Marella Discovery, European Experience

Just returned from a great cruise on Marella Discovery. We have previously cruised on NCL, MSC, P&O and other Thomson ships and have to say that this is the best value for money cruise and the best Thomson, now ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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martinbarbel

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable experience

Havnt cruised for 10 years and that was in the Red sea on the Thomson Spirit.Almost didn't book this cruise as we were looking to travel to Mexico but that fell through.Not quite sure what to expect on a COLD cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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misspaws

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Value for money

We have never done a sea cruise before. River cruises are our favourite but felt that we would take the plunge and find a suitable 'starter' cruise. Marella Discovery had a good itinerary which just about the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Bazandsaz

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The future of cruising

We chose this cruise as a bit of an experiment to see if we would like the kind of package provided. Price was good itinerary interesting and we thought why not? Good news is we are now avidly going through future ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Dickster1

5 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Amazing Value for Money - A Fab Cruise

It is not often that you decide to go away with your elderly mother so you need to choose the right method of doing so. A cruise from Southampton is the obvious choice although selecting an itinerary and a cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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JackiePh

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Disappointment

Was on this ship last September round Med couldn't praise it enough food/drinks/service but what a difference 12 months make. Easy check in but card readers called to reception to 're register them Cabin, ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Sandra and Ian

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Take your own chair!

This is a second hand ship so we had lowish expectations but it turned out to look quite good. We had an unassigned balcony cabin and it was midship on deck 6; could not have been better. Shortage of draws but ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Jim Corps avatar

Jim Corps

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fourteen nights aboard 12th- 26th September

First embarkation from Southampton for Discovery and we always wanted to visit St Petersburg, This is our second trip on the Discovery and weren’t disappointed with the ambience,food or entertainment. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Clive G avatar

Clive G

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

A really happy ship

We started cruising in 1987 when the ships were smaller and the food and service was excellent but over the years the ships got larger and larger the food and service deteriated to such an extent that we cruised ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Lee from wales

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

1st time on a small ship

Southampton is so easy to cruise from unless u travel with Marella queue to pick up your envelope to but luggage tag on suitcase and get room key then take luggage to pick up point for porters to take to room not ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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rbarton22

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Great little ship

We travelled as part of a family group and the entire trip was paid for by my father-in-law. As we had a junior suite we had priority boarding at Southampton so this was very quick and easy (I later found out that ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Tim Daly avatar

Tim Daly

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Marella Discovery, unorganised, unprofessional, total joke and waste of money.

Should of known what was coming when the manager of the store at the forte Birmingham gave us incorrect information regarding parking and checking in. From parking the car at the port following a twenty minute ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Duston Pirates

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, shame about the embarkation.

Just back from our fifth cruise, this one the Fjords. Only two negatives from an otherwise excellent cruise. Firstly, out of eight lifts, two were out of order for the whole trip. Amazing the difference to when we ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Poshdogcruiser

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Some good but mostly bad

First of all we stayed on the discovery between 26th September to the 4th October. The biggest compliment was the kids club where they looked after our twins and did a fantastic job so a mention to DANIELLE, AMY ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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