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Thomson Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Marella Cruises
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Eastern Caribbean
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27

Very Good

18

Average

7

Poor

10

Terrible

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65 Thomson Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews


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Gotthebugforsailing

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Boring

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Went on this 'new' ship for the new year into 2019. The most boring cruise I'd ever been on. There was no laughs and no entertainment. Reality bands on a big screen every night. Same thing every evening. We had ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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sonrisa@C4

4 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

What's Not To Like!

We chose the cruise to celebrate some special birthdays somewhere hot and sunny! We have previously travelled with Marella on their other ships and with P & O. Embarkation was super quick - off the plane in ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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LHSM

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Better than we could have imagined

Everything was perfect, You walk off the plane and onto a coach where you’re taken straight to the ship where our bags were waiting for us at our cabin. On return you see the immigration officers onboard, the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Royaloak01

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

First time Marella cruise- won't be the last!

Previously cruised on the Royal Clipper (twice) and Norwegian Star (not the best experience), so we have been on small and larger vessels. Tui package holidays have always been consistent for quality, so it was ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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weyward

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disapppointing

We chose Marella Explorer as it was a medium-size ship, and our very first cruise 20 years was with Thomson and we were very pleased with that. Sadly our experience of Marella Explorer was very disappointing. The ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Jaroba26

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fabulous with just a few tweaks needed

This ship is a real asset to the Marella line. It is really well run, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The crew are happy to help with a smile. There is a great choice of food, my only criticism is that a lot of ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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High Seas On

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very good - but...

My partner and I chose this cruise/ship to celebrate my 65th birthday. Lovely, clean ship and could not fault the crew. Our outside cabin on Deck 5 was of ample size for the two of us and was kept clean twice ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Lfc shaz

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

1st time with tui excellent service from start to finish The flight from Gatwick was ok the food onboard was nice and we were constantly offered drinks Ship was clean In all areas Cabins were spacious ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Gordon2019

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise on Explorer - a new convert from normal All Inclusive holidays!

Background: We usually go with all-inclusive holidays, mostly with TUI First Choice. Lately we have thought that we spend too much time on the resorts and miss out on seeing much of where we are - hence the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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DJ1973

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise Overall

Went on the Cuban Fusions followed by Pride of Panama cruises on the 29th January. After a rather farsical check in at Birmingham, with 12 available check in desks and only 3 people working it resulted in a ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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908Gail

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise

My sister from Canada invited me to go on this Cruise with her friends. The ship was extremely clean. The Shows were awesome. There were many other activities including golf and rock climbing. Every night we enjoyed ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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B00222978

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great experience - booked another.

We chose this cruise for our honeymoon as it started in the Mediterranean and sailed across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Can honestly say it was the best holiday of my life, however it was my first ever cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Ojsmum

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Excellent value for your dollar!

Initially we chose this because it seemed like a good deal being a first cruise for thee both of us. We were very pleasantly surprised. The ship is not the newest, best, or the largest and quite frankly I’m glad. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Canadian view point of Marella Discovery 2 Exotic Explorer

This was over Christmas 2018 & New Year, from Jamaica with stops to Belize, Guatemala, Roatan and Mexico. Upon arrival at the cruise ship terminal in Jamaica, we found out there was a mix up with a lot of the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Red Ray

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

1st Marella cruise - and the last

This was our 14th cruise and as we liked the look of the itinerary decided to give Marella a go after previously being loyal to P&O and Cunard. We did back to back Cuban Fusion and Exotic Explorer cruises so first ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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anagram

5 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

CUBAN FUSION

We chose this cruise for two things , first that it covered Christmas and New year, secondly it was going to Cuba. Flight from Gatwick to Montego Bay was good no problems , arrival was chaotic , wrong forms for ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Aldershot Dave

1 Review Written

33 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Time

We chose this cruise for my wife's 50th Birthday. Looking at some of the reviews beforehand we were a bit worried, but these fears were allayed by our own personal experience and we couldn't find any faults ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Mickyia

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Butlins at sea

This was my 33rd cruise and by far the worst , food was very poor the main restaurant very slow and presentation was like a cafe, quality of food like a back street pub, reception a total joke 5 times we requested ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Galloping Gourmet

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Butlins at Sea

We were recommended by some friends who had previously been on Marella before it became all inclusive. Unfortunately it has now become like a cheap holiday camp that caters for grossly overweight chav’s that like ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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wilamch

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

50th birthday cruise

This was our first cruise and we were a bit worried what to expect. However we had an amazing time, From embarkation with the welcome and the organisation at Gatwick airport we thought it was excellent. The ship ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Kath Owen

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Atlantic Discoveries

My cruise was a 70th birthday gift, the most disappointing aspect was the change in the itinerary. they took out three of the ports we really wanted to see. The ship is okay, showing it's age a little, but the ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Cartful

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Showtime was the best time

Chose this cruise as it aligned with our holidays. Loved the atrium in the ship. This was a great focal point, especially to enjoy a few drinks. Deck 9 was always a hive of entertainment, which was great but ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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FlyingG

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

6 islands cruise- overall excellent ship with a few niggles

6 islands cruise. We chose this cruise as initially all 6 islands were ones we hadn't visited. Unfortunately,3 had to be changed prior to departure but at least we didn't end up with our dreaded "days at ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Weboos2

5 Reviews Written

106 Helpful Votes

Marella gets the thumbs up from me.

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. Wanting to go to Havana and see the Panama Canal. We have cruised with Thomson before on the Destiny, but having enjoyed balcony cabins with other cruise lines, we hadn't ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Nannyannie

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Very Relaxing Cruise

We chose to return to the Caribbean again to escape some of the winter, and having had enjoyable cruises with Thomson Ships in the past chose to go on Discovery. We are getting older now and not so able bodied. My ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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