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46 Thomson Repositioning Cruises Cruise Reviews


boblevey avatar

boblevey

6 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

First time on D2 won't be our last!

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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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rosevew

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

It was a Mystery Tour, rather than an Arabian Adventure

The itinerary was changed 3 weeks before we sailed and we were given the option to cancel. However, having made a variety of arrangements (hotels. car park, house-sitters) we decided to stick with it and accept the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Chris1954

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Turned into booze cruise!!!!!!

We found the arrival very easy,straight off the plane on a bus and on to the ship. The ship itself was not my favorite, not easy to navigate around. The seating in some of the public areas was very uncomfortable( ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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kennybobs

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Booze cruise !

5 weeks before sailing the cruise was on offer at a good price.Got off to a great start when allocated our outside cabin which was huge! (9006) After that things went downhill a bit. First let me say the ship itself ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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cruisevirgin66

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, with a few niggles

We choose this cruise for the itinerary and dates we are available to travel. The cruise sailed from Muscat, taking in a short visit to Salalah, Oman, then up to Jordan for 3 days/2 nights in Aqaba, for Petra, the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Noreen1961

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Very pleasantly surprised!!

Having sailed numerous times with NCL, MSC, RCI and P&O I was more than happy with my recent cruise with Marella especially after reading some of the reviews. Flight, transfer and embarkation to our cabin was the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Andrea Russ27

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Captain Chris Dodds

We were a group of 2 married couples. We boarded the discovery with absolute ease everything run so professionally. Our cabin was ready on arrival we had only an indoor cabin on deck 2 which suited our needs ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Tidderae

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Brilliant, the bar staff in particular on deck 9.Christopher and his sister Jodi

Arrival at Gatwick did not go according to plan as there was conflict regarding checking our bags in the night before. ON FLY CRUISES YOU CANNOT DO THIs Otherwise embarkation and disembarkation was speedy and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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LangstoneLayabout

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice Cruise, Shame About the 'In Your Face' Entertainment

Nice ship! RC obviously have their ship design sorted and Marella now own a nice/modern ship. It isn’t a monster either and we like ships this size. We’d prefer this ship over P&O’s Oriana and Aurora and ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Ketut

2 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Repositioning Corfu to Jamaica

We booked this cruise totally for the length and the ports of call. We were not sure of the quality Marella would provide but the whole experience was much better than anticipated from some reviews. Flights ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Susanne55

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Should have done my homework

I chose this cruise as I wanted to be away to avoid a certain anniversary. I looked for a Reposioning Cruise as I like plenty of sea days and not many port calls. Travelling as a single is always expensive and this ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Weboos2

5 Reviews Written

106 Helpful Votes

Palma to the Caribbean

This was our 2nd Marella cruise on one of their newer ships, having been on Discovery 2 in March. This was our first experience of a transatlantic crossing. Flights from Manchester to Palma were uneventful, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Somerville34

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Thomson lost its way

Like another reviewer on Discovery 2. We have been cruising with Thomson/Tui for many years and agree with everything they have said. Celebration was our favourite ship until Discovery came and then we saw how tired ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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LJR28

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

MIDNIGHT SUN

I thought you may like some feedback on our recent cruise in June 2018 to the Midnight Sun on TUI new ship Marella Discovery. We have been cruising with Thompson’s (TUI) since 2004 and have booked in excess of ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Richmond11

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Absolutely amazing - by far the best

My wife and I chose this cruise for our first wedding anniversary. It was our first trans Atlantic cruise with seven sea days in total. Our cabin was a Junior Suite, 8564. The cabin was immaculate and ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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shaky boat

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Shake rattle n roll

We booked this cruise as a "transitional " from the Caribbean to Palma calling at various places , we particularly were looking forward to Cuba ,Nassau and Lisbon and Bermuda ...the first three destinations were ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Pompeyboy89

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

How things have changed

I have cruised with tui for many years but this has to be one that I can stay will stick in my mind for the wrong reason. Getting to the ship was as usual very good as you would expect with marella cruises from ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Panama2017

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A very good schedule

We like the repositioning cruises as you can go to ports not on the regular schedules and with only 4 days on the crossing part a real bonus .Gran Canaria to Cape Verde then over direct west to Barbados,Grenada,ABC ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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cruisehutch

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

So many complaints and still silence from Tui !!!

This was our first cruise. We picked it because so many people told us what a fantastic experience it would be . Everyone raves about the quality of food, the level of service etc that you receive and we thought it ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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mical44

2 Reviews Written

Disappointed

We chose this cruise because in November 2016 we had cruised on Discovery 1 & had a wonderful cruise, but then it was under the TUI brand name. The ship's are sister ship's so we knew what to expect. What we ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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gazza860

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Nice ship, great staff, great itinerary, good product but some cutting corners!

We chose this cruise exactly one week after coming of Discovery last year doing the transatlantic with a different itinerary. We had nothing to complain about last year it was superb. We chose exactly the same cabin ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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jocksaway

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Marella Never Again

We had a deluxe balcony cabin which was spacious with plenty of space for clothes. The cabin was immaculate and it was kept like that all the cruise by Art who was the best steward we have had on any cruise. The ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Weloveourholidays

5 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Cruise and stay

We were originally booked to travel to Florida but as a result of damage etc and the hurricanes prevailing at that time we decided to cancel and were offered the chance to rebook so decided on a cruise and stay as ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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ojosazules11

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Big disappointment

We booked this cruise with the thought that this is as good as Tui cruises get , we were totally disappointed, from start to finish all we did was wait , we had to wait [a long time] to embark, wait for tables at ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Martin from Glossop

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Super time and great value

We've been on many cruises with different cruise lines before, but we chose this one because we took one of our children's families on a Thomson's Cruise last year and were very impressed, and the timing was ideal ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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