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Marella Cruises
Ship
Destination
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Traveler rating

Excellent

83

Very Good

36

Average

17

Poor

18

Terrible

11

Cruise type

Family Cruises

217

Senior Cruises

181

Entertainment Cruises

165

Romantic Cruises

141

Repositioning Cruises

46

165 Thomson Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews


Bajpole avatar

Bajpole

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

This cruise had my name written on it

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We chose this cruise because it departed from Barbados on February 16th and my birthday was the next day. My husband and I normally cruise in November and March but this year because it was my 65th birthday we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Sabcarla

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing cruise wonderful staff

We decided to take our first cruise around the western med as we was both 40 and wanted to do something different and the excursions had some places we have always wanted to visit. We had our three year old daughter ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Sue widger

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Ship very poor

I chose this cruise as I was assured by the local Tui agent that as it had recently undergone a re-fit it was disability friendly as my husband has a walking difficulty. The flight out to Barbados was lovely no ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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johnmunro

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Poor conditions

Hi just back from a week on the Explorer the flight from Edinburgh was good Transfer was quick.When we got too our cabin the cabin had a bad spell reported too reception fixed straight away smell came back 2 days ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Misc Zoho

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Hogmanay

We spent the 2 weeks around New Year on this ship and were very impressed. They did a great job of the Hogmanay Party one of the best I have been to. Great Night. We will be back! Staff on the ship are 5*. I ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Brian72813

2 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Drinking contest at sea

We are very experienced cruisers aged 67 and 68, this being our 31st cruise, however it was our first with Marella.We picked this cruise for the itinerary and strangely enough the extended port times. We came aboard ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Rebecca_p85

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Excellent holiday go celebrate new year

After encouragement from myParents that Marella cruises were not just for the over 50’s- I booked for me and my husband (both in early thirties) to celebrate new year in the Caribbean. Embarkation was ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Harrisdolly

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed, poor communication

To start with the ship is not new. It has had a refit before joining the Marella cruise line. Tired, old, battered, broken but areas are clean, staff try really hard to make things look good. Cabins are ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Bajpole

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Some of the Friendliest Crew on a Relaxing Cruise and Exceedingly Good Value

We chose this cruise because it departed from Barbados and because we have cruised with Thomson/Marella before and have always had an enjoyable time. We cruised November 17-24 and travelled the southern ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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kaosdave

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

A Discovery

Marella Discovery 16/08/2019 to 23/08/2019 This is our eleventh cruise and the fourth with Tui but first time on the Marella Discovery. Flight from Leeds & Bradford 15.35 was 30 mins late not too bad, landed ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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SueandAnthony

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

First cruise but not the last

We flew into Naples airport expecting the worse but were pleasantly surprised as we encountered no problems other than waiting 40mins for our luggage to come through.TUI staff were on hand to guide us onto the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Gotthebugforsailing

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Boring

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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Mjcopey

6 Reviews Written

106 Helpful Votes

Fab cruise!

Loyal Marella customers. This was our second cruise on this ship. It has definitely improved since our last voyage on her - you can tell that the team have settled in and the snagging issues from earlier this year ...
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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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Paulineandtony

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Aegean sea

Staff food cabins shows everything exceeded my expectations all the places we visited were amazing cudnt have asked for more will def do it again loved every minute the entertainment was fantastic the food was ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Nbogue93

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

First time cruiser- impressed!

This was our first ever cruise as a couple of 26 year olds and my parents in law, who had been desperate to try a cruise, so we booked together and then personally followed our cruise with a trip to Sorrento. We ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Pepperdine1867

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Adriatic Discovery Cruise - Simply Amazing

We wanted to visit Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro that is why we chose this cruise. We were over the moon with the ship, it is stunning, the entertainment is outstanding, I would have paid to see these shows. ...
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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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Chrismolly

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Marella D2 Fantastic

We have just returned from a fabulous 7 days. The whole thing was fabulous. A clean and lovely ship. The staff are excellent can’t do enough for you. Cheerful friendly and helpful. Our room was well looked after ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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DianaMontignac

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise. Great staff and captain. Very clean comfortable balcony cabin.

We wanted to visit the Caribbean islands offered on this cruise. We also wanted to go “all inclusive”. We chose back to back cruises Tropical Delights and Paradise Islands.We also wanted to avoid lots of “at ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Stansfield

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

TOP CLASS CRUISE

This is only our fourth cruise and we wanted a cruise that visited interesting places in the Mediterranean and was only a short flight from home. Mornings and evenings were cool but temperatures in the day around ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Russ999

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Ship not ready to sail!!!

This was our first cruise, and was a disappointment for several reasons. When we booked, we were sold the "newest" ship in the fleet, we later discovered it had undergone a 9 week refurbishment. My local pub was ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Rusty Kitten

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First experience of Tui cruise. Only really one small but important niggle.

Our reason for booking this Tui cruise was that we booked late and needed a disabled cabin, Tui were the only cruise line that could accommodate this at such short notice. We are not “seasoned” cruisers, ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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mike2607

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Maiden Disappointment

We joined this ship on It’s maiden voyage following a major refit. Unfortunately the refit was not completed before the ship sailed. We arrived in our cabin to find no electricity, safe not working, old shower ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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