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20 Thomson Canary Islands Cruise Reviews


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gilmahcroft

4 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Cruising the Canaries

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23rd CRUISE IN TEN YEARS - Cabin comfortable with towel sculptures and effective service!! We eat exclusively in the Main Restaurant as we are not fans of buffets at any cost!! We also refuse to take part in ...
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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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Darrin222

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Shoddy service at sea

This must be the worst ship in the fleet for service. Food isn't great either and hygiene standards in the restaurants are unusually low. There seemed too few staff to offer a good standard of drinks service and ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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michael east sussex

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Perfect islands shame about ship

We chose this cruise after a good cruise on the old Thompson Spirit. We have cruised a few times with many cruise lines and saw this trip in a local agent .not a cheapo late deal so planed out 9 months in advance. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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welwyngirl

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Extremely disappointing

We travelled on Thomson cruises many years ago and thought we would give the Explorer a try. The itinerary and timings suited us. We booked an inside cabin as we rarely use balconies preferring to spend time ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Ade7

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Agree with Pinkbug89 Never again !!

This was our honeymoon and something neither of us had ever done but due to people in general who had lots of experience cruising we went for it and unfortunately we were very disappointed. We had deluxe cabin ...
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Sail Date December 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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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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valbritish074

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing.

Embarkation was chaos. Queued for two hours in the sun, due to authorities who had one scanner and one lady checker. Need more scanning machines. Bar service on board needs improving, waited 25 minutes for ...
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Sail Date September 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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sausage35

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First timers cruisers' review of Discovery 2

We chose this short cruise a a sampler. Just in case we weren't fussy it would not be too long. How wrong were we? My wife didn't want it too end and we both could easily have gone on for months. The balcony ...
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Sail Date September 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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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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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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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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