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494 Thomson Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


THELMA_DREWITT avatar

THELMA_DREWITT

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing - Best Holiday Ever.

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This review is well overdue, but My Husband and I have not stopped thinking about the wonderful cruise we had on the ( Marella Discovery 2) last September (Highlights Of The Mediterranean} We were always ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Les1945P

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Marella has upped its game

Arriving in Tenerife after our flight from Manchester we embarked on Explorer. Our first impressions were good. Although the ship is around 25 years old, it is in good condition and has recently been refurbished. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Lammy3000

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Explorer February Half Term 2020

We chose the Explorer as it was only a four hour flight from the uk you are guaranteed some sunshine in the canaries. We had a had a balcony cabin on 9 deck and the balcony was the biggest we have ever had it ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jody2569

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pretty average

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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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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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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dukedog10uk

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Disappointment

Oh how standards fall in just 12 months. We were cruising on Marella Discovery this time last year and absolutely loved it. This ship either has a staffing problem or they have reduced standards. I must point out ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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iana1212

2 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly surprised

Having read a number of negative reviews we went on this cruise (out first with Marella) with no real expectations. We came back quite impressed and would not hesitate booking another cruise provided it came in at a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Lyns28

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Superb winter break

We choose this cruise to escape the Scottish winter and cheer us up in hope of some winter sun in the Canary Islands just after Christmas and New Year I was apprehensive as we were going with 3 generations . ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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sandyboya

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Much Better Than I Feared

After reading some of the reviews on here, I was not looking forward to this cruise. However, we had an excellent time and I would certainly use the ship again. The vast majority of the negative comments simply did ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Lolasail

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Christmas and New Year

Splashed out on an Executive Suite - 10041 - for two weeks over Christmas and New Year. Lovely cabin and huge balcony and first class steward called Ocsana. Overall the food was pretty average but plentiful. We ...
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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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boblevey

6 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

First time on D2 won't be our last!

Having cruised only on Discovery, we decided to try Discovery 2 and we are very glad we did! We flew from Manchester to Malaga and arrived slightly late. We had the usual queueing to check in which did nothing to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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BazDurrent

4 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

A very noisy cabin. Marella's standards have declined, our last cruise with them

After an uneventful flight from Stansted, when we arrived at Tenerife we were directed by a Tui rep. to leave the airport and turn left.! There we encountered a large crowd whom after asking other passengers were ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Sheenay11

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

If this ship is to go by then Marella standards have fallen fast

We are frequently Cruise and always choose our cruise for the itinerary and as Explorer was the only ship in the canaries at our chosen dates that is the ship we chose. Embarkation was smooth and luggage delivered ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Expats

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise; prefer Discovery

Chose this cruise as it sailed from Tenerife were we live, therefore no flying. We have sailed the Canaries before but still enjoyed it. The Explorer is a nice ship. Very clean, plenty of room around the various ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Stpaulsdrive

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Mystery Tour.

We wanted to visit Dubai. The ship. The crew. The food. The entertainment all very good. It he itinerary had Beeb changed about a week before departure and we were not notified.we would finish in Oman. Then on our ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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FlatPack12345

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Average

We had cruised with Thomsons several times previously and really enjoyed the friendly, personal touch of their Ships. We had tried several other ones over the years and decided to give Marella a go, so booked a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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shaky boat

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Adventures on a rocky boat

We thought , why not cruise around the Canary Isles with Madeira thrown in for good measure . We chose a Junior suite no 10015 on 10th floor , impressed with the cabin and facilities ( except a shower cubicle that ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Graham Kidd

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A genuine disappointment

November 2019. Over the last decade, there has been something of a revival in interest and the number of people cruising, and sadly an equal number of operators providing substandard cruises. Having cruised 8 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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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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Donnydubster

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Perfect

Hi all , first of all I am not a good writer . Me and my wife booked a late deal with tui , we have never been on a cruise before ! But recently we have talked a lot about going on a short trip to test the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Kevin111 avatar

Kevin111

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

I never usually complain...... but.....

I am the type of person who rarely complains ... but....... We've been on the Dream and Celebration, and mostly not a great deal to complain about, except the food could be a little hotter. The Explorer 2 however ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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