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Thomson Newcastle (England) Cruise Reviews
Cruiser Rating
3.8
Average
53 reviews
Most helpful review
Complete waste of money
"Just arrived back from Midnight Sun Cruise with Discovery. This was the worst cruise we have ever been on and I have been on many all over the world. Hurricane Hectar changed our plans and we headed for a safe port...."Read More
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susan450

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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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


Goodbye Thomson and Spirit

Review for Marella Explorer to Norwegian Fjords

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Mike S P

10+ Cruises

Age 100s

After many cruises with Thomson on Emerald,Celebration and number one Spirit, we decided to see what a “new “ ship was like. One out of 5 is good. Newcastle was waiting for 2 hours after 4 hours of driving. (We were lucky- others much longer. This is not the first time - see reviews. Access to ship far too steep - why not a lower deck? Outside cabin ok but continual noise all night as ceiling ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

9 Helpful Votes


Dreadful cruise from start to finish

Review for Marella Discovery to Baltic Sea

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DavidWaddell

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise ship because we thought it would be hassle free travelling from Newcastle - How WRONG we were, after arriving at Cruise Terminal we queued for 2 hours outside on road&pavement)with all our luggage before it was taken from us, then we had to wait another 45mins to check-in. We booked this cruise 9 months before & paid full price for an inside cabin as they wanted double the ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

9 Helpful Votes


Butlins at sea

Review for Marella Discovery to Baltic Sea

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Scout5

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

What an awful experience, from the boarding debacle in Newcastle to the dire pub singer in the lounge it was one disappointment after another. Luckily the destinations more than made up for the forced jolity of the ship life. We were lucky to have a balcony which gave us some relief from the rampaging kids, vest adorned Neanderthals and screaming women. It was pot luck with the service, some very, ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

6 Helpful Votes


Complete waste of money

Review for Marella Discovery to Arctic

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susan450

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Just arrived back from Midnight Sun Cruise with Discovery. This was the worst cruise we have ever been on and I have been on many all over the world. Hurricane Hectar changed our plans and we headed for a safe port. I totally understand this. What I don't understand that when the hurricane passed, we headed south instead of north. I was not alone in thinking this. Many people I spoke to would have ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

10 Helpful Votes


Worst experience of a cruise

Review for Marella Discovery to Baltic Sea

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BAS01

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Seen an all inclusive cruise in TUI in Aberdeen and as we enjoyed the previous cruise with Barr head travel we thought we would enjoy this one been all inclusive we surmised we were getting a good deal. NOT. First we were given an inside cabin but paid for an outside had to move the next morning. The Food was cold all the time we were on the ship. The ship was delayed going into 3 ports so we had ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

2 Helpful Votes


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