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Marella Cruises
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Very Good

287

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191

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134

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191 Thomson Cruise Reviews


Lammy3000 avatar

Lammy3000

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Explorer February Half Term 2020

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We chose the Explorer as it was only a four hour flight from the uk you are guaranteed some sunshine in the canaries. We had a had a balcony cabin on 9 deck and the balcony was the biggest we have ever had it ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jody2569

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pretty average

We had been looking forward to this cruise since the day we booked it, and we have mad the most of it, a week in the sun is valuable time. However we probably won’t be booking another cruise with Tui, for us they ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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TheFatFryer

3 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Spoiled by a tiny food budget

We wanted a cruise at short notice. Somewhere warm. Or even warmish. Our only option was this Mariella cruise around the Canary Islands. I must say it was cheap. Therefore we made a number of assumptions, only ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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dukedog10uk

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Disappointment

Oh how standards fall in just 12 months. We were cruising on Marella Discovery this time last year and absolutely loved it. This ship either has a staffing problem or they have reduced standards. I must point out ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Mary Kathryn

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary, average ship

We booked this cruise last minute via Sunwing Vacations in Canada, primarily for the itinerary - especially the 2 day stop in Havana Cuba. As well, the very good price for the cruise included flight, taxes, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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gilmahcroft

4 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Cruising the Canaries

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Hogiabach

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Back to Back Christmas cruises

This was a Christmas present to us both, with the interesting places being visited. We'd never been away for Christmas before. Tui Dreamliner flights are excellent and we treated ourselves to Premier class - very ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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daicruise

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Tui needs to sort some things out

I would like to have given this cruise a higher rating but there are some matters that need to be addressed mainly which occurred before and after the cruise. When you book this cruise TUI advise that you download ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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MartinHarrow

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

New Caribbean Destinations with a few creases?

Adults only. Senior cruise. The staff were 100% attentive with courteous and friendly smiles every day. They work extremely hard and should receive MORE tips from all clients. (The pool area bar service from these ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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shaky boat

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Adventures on a rocky boat

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Libra12

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

We chose this West Med cruise having cruised and enjoyed the same ship last year (Eastern Med) Drinks package had been downgraded since our previous cruise ie did not include as many cocktails as last year, so we ...
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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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2BACRUISER

2 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

D2 - Liked but didn't love

Marella have embarcation and disembarcation off to a T in Palma, very smooth well organised. D2 nice ship, immaculate thro out but for us didn't quite flow right from area to area, felt disjointed imo needs some ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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flycgb

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Convenient but limited

The ship and the holiday The ship has limitations compared to others in the fleet or on other lines. We missed a promenade deck and also found limitation in the number of seats available. Good places of call ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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DAVE2IRENE

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship, Shame about the food!

We liked the ports of call & the fact that we could leave from Newcastle. Having never sailed from there before we stayed in South Shields the night before to make the journey to the port easier. We had asked ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Ang93 avatar

Ang93

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good cruise but improvements necessary

The experience started badly in Manchester Airport, the check in lines were unbelievable it took nearly 2 hours to check in. This needs to be sorted there was no separate check in fo cruise passenger or if you had ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Docmalc

7 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Did not Quite Live up to the Hype !

This is an extensive review...Bear with me, but this is our honest opinion and our personal view. Firstly, to put this cruise into context it will have been our 17th. We have enjoyed 3 previous cruises with ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Kettle Cruiser

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

What Happened to our Giardini Naxos Stop ???

We chose this cruise because it included places we hadn't visited before. In that respect, it was a success, and might have been even better if the final stopping point of Giardini Naxos on Sicily was not ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Lizjen

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

First time and the last time

We chose this cruise because we wanted to have a weeks stay in Sorrento afterwards. It was our first cruise and after reading the reviews our expectations were not too high. After all it isn’t a high end cruise ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Lynncol

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nightmare first week

Sat on floor as little seating in Naples port for over 5 hours with approx 1000 people. Rolls and water far between if can run and get them. As a pensioner with arthritis i couldn’t so a lady bought me chocolate ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Chris1954

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Turned into booze cruise!!!!!!

We found the arrival very easy,straight off the plane on a bus and on to the ship. The ship itself was not my favorite, not easy to navigate around. The seating in some of the public areas was very uncomfortable( ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Aliaxl

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not as good as Marella Dream

We chose this ship for its itinerary but heavy rain and thunderstorms spoilt the on shore days in Italy. Embarkation was easy but a fire drill just after arrival caused confusion and were forced to attend even ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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diana11

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great staff but let down by our cabin

We did have an enjoyable cruise returning home 2 days ago from Naples. It was unfortunate that norovirus was onboard for our entire cruise. This meant long queues in the buffet and the hot tubs were closed. The ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Travellingcruiser

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for!

My third Tui cruise and my last I’m afraid. I’m won’t be too hard in my review as you get what you pay for and this cruise was heavily discounted. Naples airport was very poor- many passengers over 65 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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dnhcliho

3 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

interesting points, ADULTS ONLY CRUISE.

We chose this cruise to allow us to visit Petra in Jordan*, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, it also called in at Kefalonia, on the Petra return the driveshaft went on the bus delaying us for almost 2 hours. The weather ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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