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Thomson Marella Explorer Cruise Reviews

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Marella Explorer
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67 Thomson Marella Explorer Cruise Reviews


Lyns28 avatar

Lyns28

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Superb winter break

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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 . ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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FlatPack12345

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Average

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 ...
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Sail Date November 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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Mark-Wemyss

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent all round cruise

We picked this cruise for a number of reasons. The dates fitted in with dates I had booked well in advance (without knowing what we were going to do in the summer) to please my work, the itinerary, and by reading ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Orangatanga73

2 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Absolutely Amazing

This was my second time on this ship and was very much looking forward to exploring the places round the Baltic’s. The trip exceeded all expectations from start to finish. The embarkation was a breeze having ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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sylviain

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Cabins 8087 and 9192

We chose this cruise for it's itinerary as the Baltic was somewhere we had never been before and were keen to experience. St Petersburg was the highlight but we enjoyed the other ports of call too. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Tankr

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Excellent value for money, all inclusive,

Just returned from two week Baltic cruise on Marella Explorer (10 th Aug19). Never having cruised before, we were unsure what to expect, but the itinerary was exactly what we wanted. Apologies in advance for the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Davos Ram

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Couldn’t have asked for a better holiday.

As a first time cruiser, I was attracted to Marella’s package given it included not only food, but drinks also. I was initially nervous, having read mixed reviews online. The ship is fantastic. There’s loads ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Ollie and Rachel

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

North Sea Spectacular

We are a young couple having just been on Marella's inaugural 'Land of Fire & Ice' cruise. Everything about this sailing was fantastic. The itinerary (Kirkwall, one day at sea, Akureyri, Isafjordur & ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Dustybin26

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great holiday, fab staff

Price was great for all inclusive. Travelled with Tui before and very informal and friendly so prefer this type of cruising. Great cabin spacious and clean and as usual very friendly hardworking staff. Few ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Lainey D avatar

Lainey D

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

What a great and interesting cruise

We chose this cruise for the itinerary and we weren't disappointed. The countries visited were all so interesting but all different too. Due to my lack of mobility we chose to go on an excursion on nearly all the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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PaulC-Hols

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise on a superb ship.

We always choose cruises based on the itinerary and this completely fitted the bill! Our second cruise on this ship and once again it excelled itself. We had a large balcony cabin (9135) which is well placed ...
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Sail Date June 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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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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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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Purple tattyteddy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

25th wedding anniversary cruise and 1st time on a cruise

We"d never done a cruise before and wanted to do something special for our silver wedding anniversary so we decided to book a cruise around the Caribbean. We also booked to renew our wedding vows and we'd just like ...
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Sail Date March 2019


LHSM avatar

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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Bluebell67

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Vows renewal

This was our first cruise for our silver wedding anniversary & certainly won’t be our last. After arriving in Barbados we were put on a coach straight to the ship, embarkation was fantastic. We were greeted by a ...
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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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Davevick

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time but won’t be the last

After a long bout of illness we were looking for a special holiday and boy did we get one. Every port/island that we visited was absolutely amazing, beautiful scenery, white sand beaches and crystal clear ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Globetrotter1957

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

First cruise ever

Did not know what to expect on this our first cruise as we had read so many varied reviews, but we could not fault our cruise experience, we booked a large balcony cabin and it was perfect, we had our own sun ...
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Sail Date March 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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Bigkev668

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Birthday Celebration Cruise

We chose this cruise for a 60th birthday gift for my wife having never been to the Caribbean before. We were not to be disappointed. A painless flight on the Dreamliner from Glasgow to Barbados saw us straight into ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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cruisingwithfriendstoo

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Excellent!

This was our second cruise with Marella, having been on a seven nights cruise to Jamaica on Discovery 2 last January. Our experience on board Explorer was very good. The staff were all amazing, very ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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worzelle

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Really Loved the Explorer.

We really loved this Cruise Ship, having been on Majesty, Celebration, Discovery 1 and 2. All were very good , but we found there wasn't the atmosphere on the Discoveries with the crew that there was on Majesty ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Marella Explorer Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.03.6
Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation5.03.7
Family3.04
Enrichment3.03.4
Service4.04.1
Value For Money4.03.7
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