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Thomson Newcastle (England) Cruise Reviews
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3.8
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53 reviews
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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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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.

Review for Marella Explorer to Baltic Sea

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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


Fabulous friendly staff

Review for Marella Discovery to Europe - British Isles & Western

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J Taylor

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Embarking in Newcastle wasn’t good we were treated like hearded animals, once on board the staff were so friendly they actually made eye contact which is unusual. The ship was very clean, the seats in the communal areas very comfortable and clean. The cabin very clean the shower was compact but practical, the bed a single was comfy sheets very clean. The cabin attendant was absolutely brilliant ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

4 Helpful Votes


Icing on the Cake

Review for Marella Discovery to Norwegian Fjords

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Howard 1948

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

A previous cruise on Discovery and a previous Norwegian cruise on a different ship had both been so enjoyable we booked "Wonders of the Fjords" to celebrate my 70th Birthday. What a good choice. Parking and Embarkation went just as explained in the Port Parking Voucher (although expensive at £10 per day) and a quick and easy booking-in provided the necessary security checks and provision of ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

23 Helpful Votes


First Time Cruiser - Impressed

Review for Marella Discovery to Baltic Sea

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guido404

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

First time cruiser and was in all honesty unsure if cruising would be my ideal holiday. Had spent a few weeks prior reading some reviews and Facebook group posts to learn what I could prior to departure and get some cruising tips. Some proved useful, others although useful, turned out to be more personnal opinions so I’m sure some of my report will be the same to any readers of my ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

15 Helpful Votes


Wow exceeded our expections

Review for Marella Discovery to Norwegian Fjords

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rosec

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We booked this cruise very late and were not sure what to expect after reading some of these reviews. Well we can honestly say that you shouldn't pay any attention to the negative reviews. This ship is excellent value for money, kept spotlessly clean, all the staff we had contact with were good, decent food and the all important decent drinks included on the all-inclusive package. No need to ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

13 Helpful Votes


First time cruising

Review for Marella Discovery to Norwegian Fjords

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Sandracoll

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

I chose this cruise as it sails from North Shields where I was born and I had always wanted to sail out of the Tyne! The staff and food were amazing. The scenery was everything we expected and the whole thing went very smoothly. Would highly recommend. We did one excursion and then just went ashore and did our own thing. It was very expensive ashore but as we had an all inclusive package it wasn’t ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

Traveled with children

4 Helpful Votes


Amazing Discovery

Review for Marella Discovery to Norwegian Fjords

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ukcruiseconvertees

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

AMAZING DISCOVERY . More then a Ten . Just back from our 2nd Norwegian Fjords cruise in 2 months on board the Marella Discovery. The first cruise was so enjoyable we booked the 2nd 2 days after we came back home and the 2nd week was even better and a lot of the staff remembered us as soon as they saw us which was so nice . We also learnt how to dance under the patient ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

16 Helpful Votes


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