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Newcastle (England) to Baltic Sea Thomson Cruise Reviews
Cruiser Rating
3.7
Average
27 reviews
Most helpful review
A wonderful cruise to the Baltics
"As a first time cruiser and having read the many negative reviews of the Christmas cruise we were a little concerned about travelling on this ship but we had needn't have worried. We were greeted by the Port of Tyne..."Read More
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balloo_ka27

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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1-10 of 27 Newcastle (England) to Baltic Sea Thomson Cruise Reviews


Excellent all round cruise

Review for Marella Explorer to Baltic Sea

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Mark-Wemyss

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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 several reviews that the line was good for families and kids. 14 days is a long time for a 10 year old to be onboard so it had to be fun for him too, which I am happy to report it ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

Traveled with children

5 Helpful Votes


Excellent value for money, all inclusive,

Review for Marella Explorer to Baltic Sea

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Tankr

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 length of this review, I know it's going to be a long one We sailed from Newcastle, so no flights involved for us which was a huge bonus, mainly as no luggage restrictions ( so long ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

17 Helpful Votes


What a great and interesting cruise

Review for Marella Explorer to Baltic Sea

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Lainey D

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 ports of call and I have to say they were the best we've ever done. All the tour guides were informative, interesting and fun, yes even in Russia!! We chose to have a balcony and had ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

9 Helpful Votes


Excellent Cruise on a superb ship.

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PaulC-Hols

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 midships and well looked after and cleaned by the cabin stewards. Food as always was excellent in both Latitude 53 and Vista, as well as the lunches in The Market Place. The ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

7 Helpful Votes


Great Itinerary, Terrible Ship

Review for Marella Explorer to Baltic Sea

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robcat

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

we sailed on this cruise as we wanted to visit the amazing cities around the baltic 1st The good points. The Onboard staff were all amazing from the Cabin stewards to entertainment crew, all very friendly and helpful. But I have to make a special mention to 2 members of staff who did go that extra mile to make our cruise special Putra our cabin steward was exceptional in trying to sort out our ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

4 Helpful Votes


Good cruise and itinerary, some things need a tweak!

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zaffyfebe

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise mainly for its itinerary and the dates it went on as we had a very limited time window to go away in. We have been with Marella before, a few years ago, and really enjoyed our last cruise around the Adriatic on a smaller ship . We are a fit and healthy couple in our late 40s and early 50s and travelled as a solo couple, no children or friends with us..although we made plenty ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

11 Helpful Votes


Did not Quite Live up to the Hype !

Review for Marella Explorer to Baltic Sea

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Docmalc

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 'Thompson', all of which have been fine and we thought good value for money. This was why we booked with their new branding 'Marella' and we were looking forward to going on the ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

36 Helpful Votes


Poor Quality Overall

Review for Marella Explorer to Baltic Sea

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John McNulty

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Liked the look of the cruise itinerary, and departing from Newcastle is more convenient and an easier port to get to than other ports. Booked an executive suite which are supposedly the best cabins on board and are on deck 10. Bad decision. Must say the cabin is spacious and well furnished BUT the inescapable element is constant noise from the deck above. We noticed it initially during the first ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

5 Helpful Votes


Very enjoyable cruise

Review for Marella Discovery to Baltic Sea

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KittyTraveller

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We enjoyed our cruise and found the cruise itinerary to be very good, & found the ship to be spotless. The cleaning crew work very hard to keep every part of the ship gleaming. We always ate in the buffet restaurant and found the food selections to be generally good. We found the Buffet Restaurant staff very courteous, polite & efficient, always smiling. The Buffet Restaurant could be a ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

6 Helpful Votes


Distinctly average

Review for Marella Discovery to Baltic Sea

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CshContatti2

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Embarkation: primitive, the Egyptians do it better. Ship: smooth, comfortable, very quiet, lots of public areas. Cabins: good size, well equipped, comfortable beds,plenty of storage. Crew: lovely! Really helpful and friendly, incredibly hard working. Food: the cheese was good, apart from that it was bland, repetitive, industrial cooking. Hot food wasn’t hot, fresh food wasn’t fresh, ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

1 Helpful Vote


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