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Tenerife Thomson Marella Explorer Cruise Reviews

Marella Cruises
Marella Explorer
Destination
Tenerife

Traveler rating

Excellent

1

Very Good

9

Average

6

Poor

3

Terrible

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Cruise type

20 Tenerife Thomson Marella Explorer 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


Billblue avatar

Billblue

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Rushed cruise

Music loud same old Christmas songs. Towels on sun beds with no person on them for hours Christmas dinner rushed to get ready for next sitting show lounge acts same most nights Best was the soul singer last night of ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mesha19

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exceeded our expectations

I booked the cruise with Iglu cruises about 7 weeks before departure as a surprise for my husband on our 45th wedding anniversary and because the price was good and all inclusive. We've cruise a few times before ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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BUSGUY 47

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

MARELLA EXPLORER WORST HOLIDAY EVER

Worst Holiday Ever on this ship total let down would have preferred to stay at home. First Cruise and the last such a boring ship more like a booze cruise than a holiday booked for Christmas two week Canaries ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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FOD1984

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Benidorm on a Boat

Staff and ship lovely. Food is great. Make sure you don't miss out on the tapas as it's amazing and inclusive just make sure to book it on the app. Vista is also a great place to eat especially the carbonara which ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Cardiff Fifer

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Christmas Canary Cruise

We chose this cruise just a few weeks before departure, as for the first time we we we’re going to spend Christmas Day alone. We had sailed on Explorer 2 in September, our very first Marella cruise & loved it. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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toshede

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Drop in standards

My wife and I have used Marella cruises for a while now and used the Marella Explorer twice in 2019, having only recently done the Tenerife trip we were very disappointed, firstly a sand storm hit the island's which ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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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


Marella Explorer Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.03.6
Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation5.03.7
Family3.04
Enrichment3.03.4
Service4.04.1
Value For Money4.03.7
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