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287 Thomson Cruise Reviews


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Les1945P

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Marella has upped its game

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Arriving in Tenerife after our flight from Manchester we embarked on Explorer. Our first impressions were good. Although the ship is around 25 years old, it is in good condition and has recently been refurbished. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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QBDAVE1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Good Value

First our Profile Canadian...57 and 67 years old/regular cruisers (15 cruises between Carnival, RC, NCL and Celebrity in the last 10 years)…. first time Marella Room - Excellent well serviced/clean 7th floor ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Quintiles

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Very friendly ship

Flew Glasgow to Montego Bay. Arrived on the ship with no problems. Booked a balcony cabin allocated 6154, sorry to say there was an electricity substation behind a door adjacent to our cabin. The noise was 24/7 so ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Sabcarla

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing cruise wonderful staff

We decided to take our first cruise around the western med as we was both 40 and wanted to do something different and the excursions had some places we have always wanted to visit. We had our three year old daughter ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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ginntonix

5 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Fabulous time in the Caribbean.

Chose this 2 week cruise for the itinerary - 12 islands with only 1 sea day. Flew Gatwick - Barbados quick transfer & luggage delivered straight to cabin. Have sales on other Marella ships but first time on ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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mcfccruiser

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Surprisingly good

Well having sailed with Thompson on the Thompson Spirit (which was falling to peices) this was a pleasant surprise. The ship isn't new but they have obviously invested a lot of money refitting the ship. Everywhere ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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iana1212

2 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly surprised

Having read a number of negative reviews we went on this cruise (out first with Marella) with no real expectations. We came back quite impressed and would not hesitate booking another cruise provided it came in at a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Jivedancer56

5 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

What's Not To Like

This was a Canaries cruise where we picked the ship up in Santa Cruz Tenerife. We have done this cruise before with another company so had no need to visit the locality again. Although an easy walk into the town, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Batchelors

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Caribbean Christmas

We chose Marella as we have now been on all the Marella ships and this particular cruise was around the Eastern Caribbean. Our TUI Dreamliner flight to/from Barbados was good and as before on a long flight we ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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markyboy236

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Seeking the Northern Lights

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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sandyboya

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Much Better Than I Feared

After reading some of the reviews on here, I was not looking forward to this cruise. However, we had an excellent time and I would certainly use the ship again. The vast majority of the negative comments simply did ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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seatman

3 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

First adult only cruise

we like to try different ships as deja vu sets in very quickly as we have found out. Ships staff excellent with a helpful attitude in all areas and kept the ship very clean. Food good in all locations especially ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Teelav

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Christmas Cruise

Just come back from a christmas cruise. The ship was only refurbed in May 2019 and the communal areas show this. They are very tastefully decorated. There are lots of bars and restaurants to choose from on the ship. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Lolasail

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Christmas and New Year

Splashed out on an Executive Suite - 10041 - for two weeks over Christmas and New Year. Lovely cabin and huge balcony and first class steward called Ocsana. Overall the food was pretty average but plentiful. We ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Expats

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise; prefer Discovery

Chose this cruise as it sailed from Tenerife were we live, therefore no flying. We have sailed the Canaries before but still enjoyed it. The Explorer is a nice ship. Very clean, plenty of room around the various ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Stpaulsdrive

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Mystery Tour.

We wanted to visit Dubai. The ship. The crew. The food. The entertainment all very good. It he itinerary had Beeb changed about a week before departure and we were not notified.we would finish in Oman. Then on our ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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jimbob2

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable

I`m just back from a week on Discovery 2 and wasn`t disappointed. The ship was a lovely ship and the service was fantastic as I would expect from TUI. People have moaned about the bar service, that just ain`t ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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MAC777

1 Review Written

First cruise

This was our first holiday for 3 years and first ever cruise. We were on the Marella Discovery for 2 weeks sailing from Corfu up to Koper, Venice and down the Croatian coast line with the 2nd week over to Rome, ...
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Sail Date October 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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tinsoldier

2 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

First Marella cruise for P&O veterans

This is a review of Idyllic Italia on Marella Discovery from 16th - 23rd August 2019. My wife & I have travelled on P&O 6 or 7 times and my wife has also travelled on Cunard however this was to be our first ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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exiledowl

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Baltics and Fjords back to back

As stated above ,this review is of 2 different cruises ,both from Newcastle ,to the Baltic sea on the 10th of August,with an immediate turn round on the 24th for another week around the Norwegian fjords,so if its ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Si-Net C

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Holiday

Iceland and Norway were on our bucket list so this cruise seemed the perfect way to tick them off. As destinations they didn’t disappoint and are both amazing places. We had sailed with Marella at Xmas in the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Malleykatt

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

2 week Mediterranean cruise

This was our second cruise on Discovery 2 and we rebooted the cabins we had last year. 6533 an inside cabin for our teenage boys. It's a really good inside cabin. Lots of storage and a small sofa in the room as ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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East Yorks

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Good value, comfortable ship good ports of call

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, wanted to see the north of iceland and fjords of Norway. This two week cruise from Newcastle was ideal. We had read of issues with embarkation at Newcastle with past ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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