• Help Ukrainian Families in Need: World Central Kitchen Donation Match
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips

Marella Cruise Reviews

Great ship but
Funchal at night
Arricefe
Cruiser Rating
3.8
Average
1119 reviews

Filters

1-10 of 1,119 Marella Cruise Reviews


standard has dropped a bit

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Europe - Western Mediterranean

User Avatar
ndmc1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

we have been on about 14 cruises with Thompson/Marella(and other cruises) so id like to think what I write is a fair opinion. Getting on/off ship, bit of a wait to get on due to proof of Covid vaccination's/antigen result etc. but ok. Balcony cabin, immaculate as usual and always cleaned and made up . Food, good quality but a noticeable lack of choice from previous ...
Read More

Sail Date: July 2022


A drop in standards

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Europe - Western Mediterranean

User Avatar
jonesy53
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Booked a Med cruise in 2021 for July 2022 and was really disappointed after experiencing a fabulous time on a Marella Far East cruise just before the first lockdown. It was clearly apparent that they were trying to claw back lockdown losses. We only ate at the Islands Buffet Restaurant, as we had eaten at the speciality restaurants previously, so just went buffet. On a 2 week cruise, we did not ...
Read More

Sail Date: July 2022


Very Disappointing

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

User Avatar
Noreen1961
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and we had two amazing cruises on marella discovery pre COVID. One of the things we loved on discovery was the amazing shows in the theatre every evening, the "shows" on Explorer were dismal, every night there was six very average singers attempting to put on a show on an empty stage. People were leaving the theatre every night, it was embarrassing ...
Read More

Sail Date: July 2022


The worst holiday ever!!

Review for Marella Discovery to Europe - Western Mediterranean

User Avatar
Yorks Cruiser
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Me and my husband have just got back from a week's cruise on Marcella Discovery, the Magic of Spain cruise. It was a disaster from start to finish! We flew from Doncaster Sheffield airport and due to a power cut we had to stand in the check in queue for 5 hours. The staff were totally unprepared for this incident and updates were poor. Not a good start! When we arrived on the ship we were ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2022


Sail 3 seas, hot, hot ,hot

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

User Avatar
saracen1990
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise as we had visited and enjoyed several of these ports before and needed a sunny holiday. Overall we were happpy with the cruise even though the weather was very hot for the time of year. i would recommend paying the supplement for the drinks package as the daily bottle of water came in very handy and the premium wines and spirits were woth the extra charge. The excursions ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2022


Marella have let things slip

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Europe - Western Mediterranean

User Avatar
cluelessx
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I have been cruising with Marella/TUI since the Celebration days and have been to Cuba/Barbados/Europe so have a reasonable expectation what to expect and genuinely normally enjoy cursing with them. The overall experience was Poor to reasonable; they seem to have less staff and the ship had the feeling of a ferry (Sorry Marella), the lack of attention to detail was shocking the bar service ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2022


Brilliant

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Europe - Western Mediterranean

User Avatar
Margyefc
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Myself and 2 daughters we had a great time . Highly recommended by us. The Entertainment crew where absolutely fantastic. It was great to see them all .as I delivered first aid training for them in Liverpool .I cried when I seen them all again .they where like my babies. Had some great photos with them . Nick .Harry.Connor .Hannah and Liv.and all of them Everyone worked so ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2022


Penny Pinching Marella

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

User Avatar
CruiseChick31
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Pre-boarding was ok, standard affair but we had a different cabin number from our luggage labels. Our original cabin was right at the back of the ship (great, we'd never had one before). Our new cabin was a deck above on the side. When queried with Reception Staff it was deck 8 rear were isolation cabins for covid. Ok, but when you find out at the end of the week a couple had to stay in their ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2022


Sub standard ship and cruise

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

User Avatar
5378013412
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Chose this cruise as had previously been on west Mediterranean trip and had enjoyed most things about the ship. Many aspects of this east Mediterranean cruise were quite disgraceful. Bed linen, towels, pillows were so over used, I couldn’t tell whether they were clean or not. Plastic glasses at pool bars had been in dishwasher a thousand times so were scratched and stained and sometimes there were ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2022


Brilliant Holiday

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

User Avatar
poppydogbrown
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

We chose this cruise as we wanted to see the islands of Greece and Turkey. The staff on this ship were so friendly and helpful, especially the hospitality we received from 'Samiro' who worked the pool deck during the day and then the Squid and Anchor bar in the evening, such a gentleman and was very attentive to us.. The food on the ship was lovely and there was always something to cater for ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2022


Find a cruise

Other Cruise Line Reviews
Oceania Cruises Cruise Reviews
Oceania Cruises Cruise Reviews
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.