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Thomson Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Marella Cruises
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Traveler rating

Excellent

95

Very Good

49

Average

38

Poor

23

Terrible

12

Cruise type

Family Cruises

217

Senior Cruises

181

Entertainment Cruises

165

Romantic Cruises

141

Repositioning Cruises

46

217 Thomson Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


jody2569 avatar

jody2569

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pretty average

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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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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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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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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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Hogiabach

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Back to Back Christmas cruises

This was a Christmas present to us both, with the interesting places being visited. We'd never been away for Christmas before. Tui Dreamliner flights are excellent and we treated ourselves to Premier class - very ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Georgieboy65

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

New Year Cruise

Opted for this cruise because it sounded such good value and we were not disappointed! Whole trip was a total success! Plenty to do, eat visit. Very relaxed atmosphere throughout the ship. Entertainment was very ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Skull Master

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

We went on the Enchanting Far East cruise on the Marella Discovery in December 2019. The cruise got off to a bad start when we fell victim to a somewhat desperate money-grabbing trick. Even though we went online to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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daicruise

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Tui needs to sort some things out

I would like to have given this cruise a higher rating but there are some matters that need to be addressed mainly which occurred before and after the cruise. When you book this cruise TUI advise that you download ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Leathers Auckland

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

All-inclusive - but diluted quality

Boarding - We have cruised many times including two with Marella, on their smaller ships, so looked forward to this, the latest addition to the fleet. Boarding at Barbados was smooth, with up selling limited to the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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MartinHarrow

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

New Caribbean Destinations with a few creases?

Adults only. Senior cruise. The staff were 100% attentive with courteous and friendly smiles every day. They work extremely hard and should receive MORE tips from all clients. (The pool area bar service from these ...
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Sail Date November 2019


bmistry avatar

bmistry

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent

I have just returned from a 7 day Cosmopolitan Classic cruise around the Mediterranean on the Marella Discovery 2. This was my first cruise with my family which includes my husband, 27 year old daughter and my ...
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Sail Date October 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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sam1985

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Butlins Abroad

This was honestly the worst cruise I’ve ever been on. It was truly awful. I had my two children with me as we couldn’t get away during the summer holidays due to work commitments. This cruise is not ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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GMRcruiser

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise

Having sailed with lots of other cruise companies in the past, we were a bit apprehensive about booking this cruise but we loved it. It was a short 10-15minute journey from Corfu airport followed by an efficient ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Si-Net C

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Holiday

Iceland and Norway were on our bucket list so this cruise seemed the perfect way to tick them off. As destinations they didn’t disappoint and are both amazing places. We had sailed with Marella at Xmas in the ...
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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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Malleykatt

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

2 week Mediterranean cruise

This was our second cruise on Discovery 2 and we rebooted the cabins we had last year. 6533 an inside cabin for our teenage boys. It's a really good inside cabin. Lots of storage and a small sofa in the room as ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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solothelab

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Returned on 17th Aug 2019 from a 7 day cruise on Marella Discovery 2 on its Cosmopolitan Classics Cruise. This was our first cruise and Marella were recommended to us by a relative. Our flight was from Manchester ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Ele1000

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great two weeks

A great two week Aegean cruise. Wonderful destinations, fantastic food and attentive staff. Cabins were kept clean at all times and the beds were turned down at night lovely touch. Chris the captain ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Frankie12345

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise

We have been on 3 merella cruises before but this was the first cruise on the Merella Discovery 2. What a fabulous time we had from the moment we set foot on the ship in Palma . Secrets of the Mediterranean was ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Scudder2003

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable cruise which met expectations

We were a group of four - a 50+ couple travelling with our 14 year old son and my 80+ mother (with limited mobility). We selected two, back to back 7 day cruises making a figure 8 from Palma de Mallorca around ...
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Sail Date July 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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ormy

5 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise

My wife and I have had a very memorable cruise on Explorer2. Balcony cabin deck 9 just perfect and reasonable size with a very efficient steward. Food was of a good standard both in the MDR and Vista, we ate mainly ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Lynncol

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nightmare first week

Sat on floor as little seating in Naples port for over 5 hours with approx 1000 people. Rolls and water far between if can run and get them. As a pensioner with arthritis i couldn’t so a lady bought me chocolate ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Grannyvamp

2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Spaghetti Western

The good, the bad and the ugly... This was our 3rd cruise with Marella. I almost cancelled going on the Dream due to the reviews I read, but had a great time. We were on the maiden voyage of the Explorer last ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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