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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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The Good,The Bad and The Ugly in the Baltic
"We chose Marella for the itinerary and we live 2 hours from Newcastle.We had great memory of Thomson Dream in the Caribbean. We chose Inter-cruise bus to get us to Newcastle.The sight at our arrival was like..."Read More
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Vosgien

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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Great Holiday

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Si-Net C

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 Caribbean and selecting Marella again was an easy choice. This time departure was from Newcastle so no flights and extra luggage allowance. Departure was fine. It took a little while ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

Traveled with children

1 Helpful Vote


Good cruise and itinerary, some things need a tweak!

Review for Marella Explorer to Baltic Sea

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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


Just a few tweaks Marella ,you could do soo much better!

Review for Marella Explorer to Arctic

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west country yokel

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We always choose our cruises by itinerary, not cruise line and this one did not disappoint. Combination of fjords and the Arctic with the 24 hour daylight was perfect for us, Marella only do this route once a year and not many other cruise lines do trips into the Arctic Circle. First the good points - some people are a bit sniffy about Marella (Butlins at sea etc) but loads of positives for us. ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

9 Helpful Votes


The crew made the difference

Review for Marella Explorer to Norwegian Fjords

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Hammo19

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We wanted to experience the beauty of Norway and the Midnight Sun Cruise fitted the bill perfectly. Port of Tyne is only a 60 min car drive away from home so it was very convenient for us. First time with Marella (TUI) having been P&O cruisers before. Overall a good experience and we would recommend this cruise, especially for beginners. But don’t expect to meet young people on this cruise. ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

8 Helpful Votes


Not Butlins At Sea

Review for Marella Discovery to Norwegian Fjords

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PGT10

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was a last minute booking,as we just needed a break,Having never sailed with Thomson/Tui/Marella before because of people putting us off, we decided to give them a try.Having done around 20 previous cruises with 1 Cunard who are in a league of their own,1 with Cruise & Maritime (yuk) never again,The rest were with P&O,who up until going on the Discovery we were quite happy with.The check in ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

17 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


Norway

Review for Marella Discovery to Norwegian Fjords

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sarigerme

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Food in main restaurants pretty average. All inclusive drinks package good (avoid Don Mendo white). Service excellent with special mention to Nico and David in the Atrium Bar and Yansi the lovely waitress. Oh, and the Snack Shack, a modest and underrated place where you can get hot instant and tasty food from talented staff. Rooms cleaned well by polite towel sculpturers,Captain looked and sounded ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

1 Helpful Vote


Memorable cruise

Review for Marella Discovery to Baltic Sea

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Cruise convert 1

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our second cruise with Thomson and the appeal was particularly to see St Petersburg . Paid far too much by booking early and in fact, cancelled and rebooked about 12 weeks before departure and saved £500. Booked an executive cabin which was impressive / had a few issues which should have been picked up before we boarded eg: dripping tap, damaged glass on balcony and light not ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

8 Helpful Votes


Booked too Early

Review for Marella Discovery to Baltic Sea

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James G Robinson

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The Marella Discovery coming to Newcastle Port to sail the Baltic was a big promotion in April 2017 and a group of us booked straight away to choose the cabins we wanted. The embarkation was an absolute disaster. We were lucky we only queued for one and half hours to hand our luggage over, some queued for three hours. ( if it rained ??? ). The Cruise itself was brilliant, visiting eight ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

10 Helpful Votes


The Good,The Bad and The Ugly in the Baltic

Review for Marella Discovery to Baltic Sea

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Vosgien

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose Marella for the itinerary and we live 2 hours from Newcastle.We had great memory of Thomson Dream in the Caribbean. We chose Inter-cruise bus to get us to Newcastle.The sight at our arrival was like refugees with suitcases trying to escape.After 15 mins we were sent to a car park.Given our envelope with tags and cards.In the hall we were given a number.As we booked a suite we were ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

13 Helpful Votes


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