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Thomson Tenerife Cruise Reviews

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31 Thomson Tenerife Cruise Reviews


Les1945P avatar

Les1945P

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Marella has upped its game

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Arriving in Tenerife after our flight from Manchester we embarked on Explorer. Our first impressions were good. Although the ship is around 25 years old, it is in good condition and has recently been refurbished. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Lammy3000

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Explorer February Half Term 2020

We chose the Explorer as it was only a four hour flight from the uk you are guaranteed some sunshine in the canaries. We had a had a balcony cabin on 9 deck and the balcony was the biggest we have ever had it ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jody2569

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pretty average

We had been looking forward to this cruise since the day we booked it, and we have mad the most of it, a week in the sun is valuable time. However we probably won’t be booking another cruise with Tui, for us they ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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TheFatFryer

3 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Spoiled by a tiny food budget

We wanted a cruise at short notice. Somewhere warm. Or even warmish. Our only option was this Mariella cruise around the Canary Islands. I must say it was cheap. Therefore we made a number of assumptions, only ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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dukedog10uk

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Disappointment

Oh how standards fall in just 12 months. We were cruising on Marella Discovery this time last year and absolutely loved it. This ship either has a staffing problem or they have reduced standards. I must point out ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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mcfccruiser

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Surprisingly good

Well having sailed with Thompson on the Thompson Spirit (which was falling to peices) this was a pleasant surprise. The ship isn't new but they have obviously invested a lot of money refitting the ship. Everywhere ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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iana1212

2 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly surprised

Having read a number of negative reviews we went on this cruise (out first with Marella) with no real expectations. We came back quite impressed and would not hesitate booking another cruise provided it came in at a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Jivedancer56

5 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

What's Not To Like

This was a Canaries cruise where we picked the ship up in Santa Cruz Tenerife. We have done this cruise before with another company so had no need to visit the locality again. Although an easy walk into the town, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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sandyboya

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Much Better Than I Feared

After reading some of the reviews on here, I was not looking forward to this cruise. However, we had an excellent time and I would certainly use the ship again. The vast majority of the negative comments simply did ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Lolasail

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Christmas and New Year

Splashed out on an Executive Suite - 10041 - for two weeks over Christmas and New Year. Lovely cabin and huge balcony and first class steward called Ocsana. Overall the food was pretty average but plentiful. We ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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BazDurrent

4 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

A very noisy cabin. Marella's standards have declined, our last cruise with them

After an uneventful flight from Stansted, when we arrived at Tenerife we were directed by a Tui rep. to leave the airport and turn left.! There we encountered a large crowd whom after asking other passengers were ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Sheenay11

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

If this ship is to go by then Marella standards have fallen fast

We are frequently Cruise and always choose our cruise for the itinerary and as Explorer was the only ship in the canaries at our chosen dates that is the ship we chose. Embarkation was smooth and luggage delivered ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Expats

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise; prefer Discovery

Chose this cruise as it sailed from Tenerife were we live, therefore no flying. We have sailed the Canaries before but still enjoyed it. The Explorer is a nice ship. Very clean, plenty of room around the various ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Panama2017

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A very good schedule

We like the repositioning cruises as you can go to ports not on the regular schedules and with only 4 days on the crossing part a real bonus .Gran Canaria to Cape Verde then over direct west to Barbados,Grenada,ABC ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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No more TUI cruiser

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor customer service on Discovery 2, there is better out there for the money

Holiday Review of Thompson (TUI) Marella Discovery 2 Canary islands for one week from 20th October 2017 taken to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary We do not normally write reviews and would not have done ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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gazza860

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Nice ship, great staff, great itinerary, good product but some cutting corners!

We chose this cruise exactly one week after coming of Discovery last year doing the transatlantic with a different itinerary. We had nothing to complain about last year it was superb. We chose exactly the same cabin ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Expats

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Comparison Cruise

We normally cruise with Fred Olsen and have also been with P&O, so thought we would try a different cruise line. As the Discovery2 is new to Thomson and the iternary was what we were looking for. We sailed from ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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SoozieSunflower

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Wouldn't Rush To Book Another Marella Cruise

This was our first cruise, so not sure what to expect, and obviously nothing to compare with, so these are just our personal thoughts . . . . . Our Junior Suite (8078) was really lovely - see below review ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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bazofbeverley

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Exceeded all Expectations

Having read all the previous contributors and reviews for this ship, i'm amazed at some of the remarks made. Get a grip! this is not P & O, Cunnard or even Celebrity. It's the now Marella providing cruises at ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Redtyke

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Change of itinerary was a Disappointment

In the past we have had 12 previous cruise experiences and the 3 with Thomsons before this cruise. And it was 10 years since our last cruise. .Change of Literary was a Disappointment and the reason being the ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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BacklerBear

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Rather soulless compared to smaller Thomson (Marella) ships

Just back from a week on D2. Have been cruising with Thomson for nearly 20 years, so have been on many of their older and smaller ships. Will give what I hope is my balanced view.. was very excited about going ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Liquoriceman

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

A pleasant way to see lots of different places in a short period of time

The embarkation process was smooth and well organised with our bags labelled with our cabin number at the airport check-in. After collecting the cases at the airport we didn't see them again until later that day ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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The twits

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship and great service

Wanted some sun and we got it. The itinerary included places we have not been before. The staff in the main dining room were very good with their service and memory of requirements. The entertainment was ok but not ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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bjao

2 Reviews Written

Bit hesitant, but loved it.

We have travelled on Thompson, then Tui, now Marcella cruises many times.We have loved every one, even a bargain last minute on the Island escape. We booked on the Discovery 2 wondering if we would feel comfortable ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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garlhamster

5 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

canaries cruise

regular cruiser looking for some warmer climes this winter. explorer ship pretty good, food in italian restaurant very good with friendly attentive staff. only used main restaurant twice for breakfast which was just ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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