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Thomson Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Marella Cruises
Ship
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

71

Very Good

55

Average

25

Poor

19

Terrible

11

Cruise type

Family Cruises

217

Senior Cruises

181

Entertainment Cruises

165

Romantic Cruises

141

Repositioning Cruises

46

181 Thomson Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Pol12

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Most amazing holiday - exceeded expectations

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Being first time cruisers my partner and myself decided to go with TUI due to the all inclusive option to give us peace of mind and the excellent value for money!. We travelled to Barbados where we embarked the ship ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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boblevey

6 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Great Adventure!

We chose this cruise on Valentine's Day when we found an amazing price on line. Flying from Manchester was quite smooth but our disembarkation in Thailand was so slow and frustrating. Once at the ship our check-in ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Stpaulsdrive

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Poor service and food. Ports of call not good choice

Poor food. Poor service. Poor entertainment . Ship not as good as others in Marella Fleet. Not enough staff on bars. Waiters stood around chatting. Waiters telling me it isn't my job to serve on this area. It's ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Quintiles

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Very friendly ship

Flew Glasgow to Montego Bay. Arrived on the ship with no problems. Booked a balcony cabin allocated 6154, sorry to say there was an electricity substation behind a door adjacent to our cabin. The noise was 24/7 so ...
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Sail Date February 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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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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gilmahcroft

4 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Cruising the Canaries

23rd CRUISE IN TEN YEARS - Cabin comfortable with towel sculptures and effective service!! We eat exclusively in the Main Restaurant as we are not fans of buffets at any cost!! We also refuse to take part in ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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seatman

3 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

First adult only cruise

we like to try different ships as deja vu sets in very quickly as we have found out. Ships staff excellent with a helpful attitude in all areas and kept the ship very clean. Food good in all locations especially ...
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Sail Date December 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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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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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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jimbob2

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable

I`m just back from a week on Discovery 2 and wasn`t disappointed. The ship was a lovely ship and the service was fantastic as I would expect from TUI. People have moaned about the bar service, that just ain`t ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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rosec

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Very good cruise once again

After having a brilliant time on the Discovery last August we decided once again last minute to try the Idyllic Italia itinerary. As before this ship did not disappoint us, we had an inside plus cabin on deck 7 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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flycgb

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Convenient but limited

The ship and the holiday The ship has limitations compared to others in the fleet or on other lines. We missed a promenade deck and also found limitation in the number of seats available. Good places of call ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Barb at Maple Lane

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not worth the money

Upon arrival into our cabin we found it was dirty, not clean properly. There were stain marks on the ceiling, carpet, walls and mirror. The door jamb for the bathroom where you place you hand to step in/out was ...
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Sail Date February 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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john4444daniel

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Poor start for a new ship to the fleet

As a National Customer Account Manger of one of the UK leading holiday companies and having now complete 15 Marella cruises I like to give an honest rounded option on the experience. Whilst this isn't a new ship ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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The Blue Cruiserf

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great cruise , but!

20+cruises with thomson,1st on discovery great ship ,staff,and entertainment, one gripe Broadway lounge next to live room the noise could be heard in the atrium we're a singer was trying to perform right next door ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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John McNulty

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Poor Quality Overall

Liked the look of the cruise itinerary, and departing from Newcastle is more convenient and an easier port to get to than other ports. Booked an executive suite which are supposedly the best cabins on board and are ...
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Sail Date May 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


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Oldman1950

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Best value cruise so far

We picked this cruise for price and destinations and it delivered on both, I was thinking there was no way this cruise would be great as it was so cheap, flights from UK to Naples then onto Split, Croatia Venice, ...
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Sail Date May 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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Music-Man

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Red Sea Odyssey 2

This cruise was a belated birthday present for my wife. She had always wanted to visit Jordan, and I wanted to visit the Suez Canal, so when I spotted the itinerary for this cruise it was a no-brainer. It suited ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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