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Thomson Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

Marella Cruises
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Baltic Sea
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24

Very Good

22

Average

17

Poor

5

Terrible

5

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73 Thomson Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews


markyboy236 avatar

markyboy236

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Seeking the Northern Lights

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We chose this cruise because my wife's bucket included waning to see the Northern lights. It didn't disappoint. However there are only a few days during the cruise when this is possible. This is when the ship is ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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ed659

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great ship.. Great service..

Having had the view of wishing to see the 'northern lights', it seemed a good option to choose. It was a great experience on the Explorer. We have cruised Princess (that experience takes some beating), RCI, and P & ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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juliecrossland

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

SEEKING NORTHERN LIGHTS 2019

I chose this cruise as it was smart casual as we dont like getting dolled up every night , we paid £3500 for 14 days in a balcony cabin , the service we got on board was excellent ie cleaning cabins bars and ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Lindaevan

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Culture and Sulphur

The itinerary and time of year are main reasons we chose this cruise and it did not disappoint. The crew and staff all so kind, helpful and humorous and most importantly skilful whatever their role. Special thanks ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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GFJM

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

The Bad and the Good.

We chose this cruise for the itinerary which was very good.We travelled to Southampton with Inter cruises who were very professional with no problems,but on arriving we had to queue to receive the luggage tags then ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Mark-Wemyss

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent all round cruise

We picked this cruise for a number of reasons. The dates fitted in with dates I had booked well in advance (without knowing what we were going to do in the summer) to please my work, the itinerary, and by reading ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Orangatanga73

2 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Absolutely Amazing

This was my second time on this ship and was very much looking forward to exploring the places round the Baltic’s. The trip exceeded all expectations from start to finish. The embarkation was a breeze having ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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exiledowl

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Baltics and Fjords back to back

As stated above ,this review is of 2 different cruises ,both from Newcastle ,to the Baltic sea on the 10th of August,with an immediate turn round on the 24th for another week around the Norwegian fjords,so if its ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Skeptical Cat

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Nice itinerary; that's about it

Never again will I sail with Marrella, from day one the drains stank and had to be treated daily, this permeates around the ship. The food in the main dining room and the cafe is substandard cheap rubbish, I've ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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sylviain

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Cabins 8087 and 9192

We chose this cruise for it's itinerary as the Baltic was somewhere we had never been before and were keen to experience. St Petersburg was the highlight but we enjoyed the other ports of call too. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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flycgb

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Convenient but limited

The ship and the holiday The ship has limitations compared to others in the fleet or on other lines. We missed a promenade deck and also found limitation in the number of seats available. Good places of call ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Tankr

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Excellent value for money, all inclusive,

Just returned from two week Baltic cruise on Marella Explorer (10 th Aug19). Never having cruised before, we were unsure what to expect, but the itinerary was exactly what we wanted. Apologies in advance for the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Davos Ram

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Couldn’t have asked for a better holiday.

As a first time cruiser, I was attracted to Marella’s package given it included not only food, but drinks also. I was initially nervous, having read mixed reviews online. The ship is fantastic. There’s loads ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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East Yorks

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Good value, comfortable ship good ports of call

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, wanted to see the north of iceland and fjords of Norway. This two week cruise from Newcastle was ideal. We had read of issues with embarkation at Newcastle with past ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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JEM21

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Had a great time exploring the Baltic

We wanted to visit the Baltic region and the itinerary looked good Embarkation was very easy and well organised. We had a short wait for our luggage but took the time to explore the ship. We dined in all the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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DAVE2IRENE

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship, Shame about the food!

We liked the ports of call & the fact that we could leave from Newcastle. Having never sailed from there before we stayed in South Shields the night before to make the journey to the port easier. We had asked ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Dustybin26

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great holiday, fab staff

Price was great for all inclusive. Travelled with Tui before and very informal and friendly so prefer this type of cruising. Great cabin spacious and clean and as usual very friendly hardworking staff. Few ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Borosmed

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Baltic Cruise

Our first cruise for 20 years My aim is to help people but I’ve got to be honest We were a bit worried about boarding after some reviews we read but both boarding and departing the ship was done very ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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PGT10

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Legends Of The Baltics.

Check in at Newcastle went pretty smooth,Considering it's not a cruise terminal but a working port, Our cabin was 9148,was excellent,huge balcony,with hammock,sun lounger,2 chairs & a table,which was not quite ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Lainey D

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

What a great and interesting cruise

We chose this cruise for the itinerary and we weren't disappointed. The countries visited were all so interesting but all different too. Due to my lack of mobility we chose to go on an excursion on nearly all the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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toshede

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Fantastic but not excellent

Very enjoyable but the weather spoilt it a little, but being in the Baltics it can be expected, the ship itself it perfect except for when the weather is bad there are a minimum of bars due to the outside bars not ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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PaulC-Hols

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise on a superb ship.

We always choose cruises based on the itinerary and this completely fitted the bill! Our second cruise on this ship and once again it excelled itself. We had a large balcony cabin (9135) which is well placed ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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robcat

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary, Terrible Ship

we sailed on this cruise as we wanted to visit the amazing cities around the baltic 1st The good points. The Onboard staff were all amazing from the Cabin stewards to entertainment crew, all very friendly and ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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zaffyfebe

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Good cruise and itinerary, some things need a tweak!

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Docmalc

7 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Did not Quite Live up to the Hype !

This is an extensive review...Bear with me, but this is our honest opinion and our personal view. Firstly, to put this cruise into context it will have been our 17th. We have enjoyed 3 previous cruises with ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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