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Newcastle (England) to Norwegian Fjords Thomson Cruise Reviews
Cruiser Rating
4.1
Very Good
21 reviews
Most helpful review
Cannot fault this ship. MY 7 year old loved every minute.
"We're just back from Wonders of the Fjords on Discovery 1 today and thought i'd review what I thought. We were first time cruisers travelling with a 7 year old so are able to view from all angles. Cabin: We..."Read More
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debzy1985

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Age 30s

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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


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


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


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


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


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


Don't book a suite on deck 8!

Review for Marella Discovery to Norwegian Fjords

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Immy

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

The cruise was to Iceland and a few stops in Norway, Shetland and Invergordon. Never again would I embark at Newcastle. The charge for parking your car is £10/day. There are NO facilities at the car park so we got our luggage from the car and joined the queue which was 150 yds long. There was no shelter from the blazing sun - it would have been worse if it had been raining. It took over an hour to ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

5 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


What’s not to like?

Review for Marella Discovery to Norwegian Fjords

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Carawest27

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We travelled as a party of 8 and ranged in age from 13-72! We can definitely state that Marella Discovery has something for all ages, as each one of us has had a fantastic time. We left this morning already talking about where we wanted to go next. Embark was quick and well organised. We were soon on the ship and welcomed onboard by such friendly crew. They really cannot do enough for you and ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

Traveled with children

11 Helpful Votes


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