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Spain
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Very Good

47

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186 Spain Cruise Reviews


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amfc_lenny

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Pretty calm in the Bay of Biscay

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After a slightly stressful summer holiday we booked this 10 night cruise for a relaxing time and to try out Cunard. Embarkation at Southampton was easy and we were on board in time for lunch in the golden lion ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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AndyMichelle

3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Aurora has class

First time back on Aurora since the refit. Although we like the modern, larger ships, Aurora seems to draw us in. We had a fantastic time. We were allocated early dining on a table for eight. The first ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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izosa

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not my best cruise

Reviews were mixed but we took a chance as we’d been on 4 Thomson cruises before, although the last one was 8 years ago. What a mistake. The Lido buffet restaurant was awful, horrid seating, massive queues and ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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SilviB

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First real cruise and we chose a transatlantic!

I was celebrating a big birthday in April and our wedding anniversary in May so we decided to do something different - we usually do golfing vacations or visit family back in the U.K. So, we chose a 15 day cruise ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Norfolk Women

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Spain & Portugal

We choose this cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding Anniversary and the special offer price was too attractive to turn down. We were let down by Guest Services in Suffolk regarding this but the staff on board more ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jdohants

6 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Fallen Standards of Fred Olsen

Previous wonderful experience with Fred Olsen over the past fifteen years. Sadly, will go with them no more unless they get back to their previous excellence. It appears that the ' Bean Counters ' have taken charge. ...
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Sail Date March 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


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Clorty Midden

4 Reviews Written

59 Helpful Votes

Better than Royal Caribbean!

This was our 4th cruise. Our previous 3 cruises were with Royal Caribbean, and although we were reasonably happy with RC, we decided to give Marella cruises a try, because the price was good, and because they were ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Art19blue

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise on the Explorer

Had a lovely time onboard the Explorer, the ship itself was very good and well organised. The cabin was of the usual cruise ship size but was cleaned to a very high standard. The food was very good in the many ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Paul,Chicago

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Iberian Cruise

The itinerary interested me, but expectations were low having read earlier reviews. I was attracted by the all-inclusive drinks set-up. My initial reaction having boarded was encouraging, embarkation was handled ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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MalcolmF

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Old ship but great crew

It is an old style ship and quite tired by modern standards. We were on deck 8 front, there is vibration but it was not enough to spoil our holiday. You cannot fault the crew service, friendly, polite and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Sid777

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

I would love a refund ........... For the food at least!

So …….. For my Wife's Birthday I surprised her with the Spanish Delights TUI Cruise aboard the Marella Dream. Have Cruised with TUI previously so knew what to expect ( more or less ) - The Dream is an 'older' ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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ITFC1956

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hi De Hi on the High Seas

Our first time on a cruise and having travelled with Tui previously we thought we were in safe hands. Some very good experiences onboard; the staff were excellent, the Tui excursions were well organised and guides ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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sarah230378

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Review of the Marella Dream

Just returned from a week onboard the Marella Dream with my husband and here is my review the good and the bad. The Ship itself is very good - a little tired in places but was being tidied up (painted) whilst we ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Acoc60dl

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Lost spirit

Chose this cruise because many of the places we hadn't visited before and also the ship itself, been on Spirit 4 times before and it never disappointed we liked the layout of the ship the crew and all the staff were ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Crownangel20

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic ship

This was our first cruise and We Were not sure what to expect. The whole experience from start to finish was memorable. What an amazing ship with the most friendliest staff and crew you could ask for. Food and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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dixie23

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Loverly holiday :)

we chose this cruise as we had never been to Portugal before. The ship is getting a bit tired but its still fantastic ,FOOD is fabulous loads of choice ,breakfast and lunch is the best in our opinion :) almost like ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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beezageoff

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Top notch

The food and entertainment were excellent. The shows (including (Gareth Gates) were west end standards and the ships band were the best. A good choice of food was always available as was the ice cream, unlike P & ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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madamgeneva11

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Continental Coasts

This was my first cruise and had been recommended by friends to travel with TUI as it's more relaxed. The ship operates a cashless system. You are given a card which is linked to your bank account. Be warned, as ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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happybri

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Massive loyalty from Fred Olsen customers marred by minor penny pinching

We chose this cruise as it covered the destinations we wished to see. Unfortunately a Pilot strike at the Portugase ports prevented us from docking at Porto.so we only docked at 3 instead of 4 destinations. Not ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Josegoumal

1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

Poor food, greedy tipping policy, downmarket

My elderly mother cannot fly because of health issues and wanted to visit her home country.This was the only cruise that called at ports we wanted to call at. Our experience of the cruise started poorly when ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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eawinnyc

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Terrific ship. Food needs improvement.

We've traveled with Ponant ships on a number of trips. The cabins have amble room and storage. Essentially the same layouts on levels 3, 4 and 5. The toilet is in a separate area from the sink and shower. Great ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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ju1

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Sorry Tui - you're well below expectations

Only write a review when something has been really excellent or really poor. We've done 9 previous cruises all with Thomson in the last 5 years - the Spirit, Majesty, Island Escape, and our very favourite the Dream ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Tansy Mews

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

First time on a small ship

The itinerary from Malaga to Lisbon, Portugal appealed to me and my sister. Additionally, we hadn't cruised on a small ship before. The best things were the informality of it, the personal attention of crew, and ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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ScouseOwl

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Our first & sadly our last cruise with Thomsons. We have cruised several times with a range of companies & had received lots of positive feedback about Thomsons "newer" ships so we were looking forward to our ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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