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Thomson Norwegian Fjords Cruise Reviews

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35 Thomson Norwegian Fjords Cruise Reviews


Blondie008 avatar

Blondie008

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

2nd Marella experience - never again

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Chose a junior suite for our trip around the Fjords. The weather and ports were faultless - For that reason we are glad we went. This ship and staff - appalling. Self service at best No service at ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Ollie and Rachel

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

North Sea Spectacular

We are a young couple having just been on Marella's inaugural 'Land of Fire & Ice' cruise. Everything about this sailing was fantastic. The itinerary (Kirkwall, one day at sea, Akureyri, Isafjordur & ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Hammo19

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

The crew made the difference

We wanted to experience the beauty of Norway and the Midnight Sun Cruise fitted the bill perfectly. Port of Tyne is only a 60 min car drive away from home so it was very convenient for us. First time with ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Mike S P

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Goodbye Thomson and Spirit

After many cruises with Thomson on Emerald,Celebration and number one Spirit, we decided to see what a “new “ ship was like. One out of 5 is good. Newcastle was waiting for 2 hours after 4 hours of driving. (We ...
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Sail Date June 2019


Laine C avatar

Laine C

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Time

We chose this cruise because we wanted to visit Norway, really wanted see the Northern lights and this cruise ticked all the boxes. So we booked this on an impulse. After booking I checked out some of the reviews ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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bigdunc1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Benidorm on sea

We pick this cruise to see what marella was like after not being on them since 2006 in the thomson days.It was bad start to finish.We put the cases on at the coach pick up then at the port took them off found ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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madowning

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fantastic value!

This was our first cruise. We never considered a cruise before but the deal for 8 nights to the Norwegian Fjords was an offer we couldn’t refuse. My husband couldn’t believe going to notoriously expensive Norway ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Mattd3800

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Some ports great, ship gorgeous, service and food butlins not upto scratch

Marella discovery searching for the northern lights 4th October 2018 until 18th October 2018 This is our 13th year of cruising with Thomson’s but our first time after the name change last year. For this ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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boblevey

6 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Second cruise as fabulous as the first!

We had our first cruise in July - on board the Marella Discovery - and we booked this cruise as soon as got home! Our first cruise was fabulous and we were worried that our second might not live up to our ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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R.Eve

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Seeking the Northern Lights

Just back from an amazing 2 week cruise on board Marella Discovery to Norway. What a fantastic time we had from start to finish. Embarkation was quick and easy, we were on the ship within an hour of our taxi ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Lee from wales

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

1st time on a small ship

Southampton is so easy to cruise from unless u travel with Marella queue to pick up your envelope to but luggage tag on suitcase and get room key then take luggage to pick up point for porters to take to room not ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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rbarton22

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Great little ship

We travelled as part of a family group and the entire trip was paid for by my father-in-law. As we had a junior suite we had priority boarding at Southampton so this was very quick and easy (I later found out that ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Melblkpool

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Some good things some not so good

First Cruise so cant compare it with others. First of all I must say that every single one of the staff were brilliant you could not fault the service at all in any way, everyone worked really hard and seemed to be ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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PGT10

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Not Butlins At Sea

This was a last minute booking,as we just needed a break,Having never sailed with Thomson/Tui/Marella before because of people putting us off, we decided to give them a try.Having done around 20 previous cruises ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Howard 1948 avatar

Howard 1948

3 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Icing on the Cake

A previous cruise on Discovery and a previous Norwegian cruise on a different ship had both been so enjoyable we booked "Wonders of the Fjords" to celebrate my 70th Birthday. What a good choice. Parking and ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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sarigerme

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Norway

Food in main restaurants pretty average. All inclusive drinks package good (avoid Don Mendo white). Service excellent with special mention to Nico and David in the Atrium Bar and Yansi the lovely waitress. Oh, and ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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rosec

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Wow exceeded our expections

We booked this cruise very late and were not sure what to expect after reading some of these reviews. Well we can honestly say that you shouldn't pay any attention to the negative reviews. This ship is excellent ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Immy

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Don't book a suite on deck 8!

The cruise was to Iceland and a few stops in Norway, Shetland and Invergordon. Never again would I embark at Newcastle. The charge for parking your car is £10/day. There are NO facilities at the car park so we got ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Sandracoll

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time cruising

I chose this cruise as it sails from North Shields where I was born and I had always wanted to sail out of the Tyne! The staff and food were amazing. The scenery was everything we expected and the whole thing went ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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ukcruiseconvertees

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Amazing Discovery

AMAZING DISCOVERY . More then a Ten . Just back from our 2nd Norwegian Fjords cruise in 2 months on board the Marella Discovery. The first cruise was so enjoyable we booked the 2nd 2 days after we came ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Carawest27

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

What’s not to like?

We travelled as a party of 8 and ranged in age from 13-72! We can definitely state that Marella Discovery has something for all ages, as each one of us has had a fantastic time. We left this morning already talking ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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dronnygirl

3 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Fire & Ice

What a wonderful cruise, helped very much by the fantastic weather. Reykyavik – we had booked the Golden Circle with Iceland Guided Tours and had a lovely day. Visited Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir and the ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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selnec

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Norway Midnight Sun June 2018

We chose this cruise as we had cruised with Thomson about 40 or so times from many different ports and liked Norway. Also not needing to fly was an added advantage. I normally don't post cruise reviews however TUI ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Izzy1947

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

FIRE & ICE ON MARELLA DISCOVERY

Spent to whole days at sea before we arrived in Iceland. Always wanted to visit Iceland and more of Norway. Was not disappointed with any of it. Our cabin was really good and so clean. Thanks must go to our ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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jolai1

4 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Uncomfortable and not good value!

Chose this cruise - Fire and Ice because of the intinery and sailing ex Newcastle. Took 2 hours from arriving at terminal to boarding ship. This was pretty good as some waited over 4 hours! Embarkation gets 4 out ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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