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39 Eastern Caribbean Marella Discovery Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews


wilamch avatar

wilamch

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

50th birthday cruise

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This was our first cruise and we were a bit worried what to expect. However we had an amazing time, From embarkation with the welcome and the organisation at Gatwick airport we thought it was excellent. The ship ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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FlyingG

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

6 islands cruise- overall excellent ship with a few niggles

6 islands cruise. We chose this cruise as initially all 6 islands were ones we hadn't visited. Unfortunately,3 had to be changed prior to departure but at least we didn't end up with our dreaded "days at ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Nannyannie

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Very Relaxing Cruise

We chose to return to the Caribbean again to escape some of the winter, and having had enjoyable cruises with Thomson Ships in the past chose to go on Discovery. We are getting older now and not so able bodied. My ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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estefania

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. From checking in with no ques ( Manchester ) to having our luggage outside our door within 1 hour of getting to the room everything was easy sailing. As it was a special ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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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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glenis

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A very disappointing cruise

I chose this cruise only for the ports of call, which was then amended as the ship wasn't allowed in Puert Rico and US Virgin Islands. So we ended instead going to Tobago and Antigua yet again. I normally say you ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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djs001

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Great week on the Marella Discovery

We done a fly/cruise with TUI/Marella and came away impressed with their whole operation. Checking-in at London Gatwick was very easy with a short queue, representatives were on-hand from Marella to provide us our ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Youngoldieoldie

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Almost door to door

You hear good and bad. About Marella discovery,but I would say from what I found it’s mostly good ,from the moment you drop your baggage at the airport to collection at your return airport you ar3 well looked ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Cloudy0ban3636

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointing cruise

This was our third cruise with Thompson’s and compared to the first two the food was poor. In the Islands restaurant it looked so unappetising, and was bland. They are needing more staff, tables took ages to ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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halfmach1

1 Review Written

33 Helpful Votes

Brilliant cruise, amazing ship, really interesting places to visit

Paradise Islands cruise - St Marteen and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, St Kitts, Antiqua, St Vincent and Barbados. The ship was amazing. It still has the smell of fresh carpets. It is immaculately ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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swansong49

10 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Great cruise

Well, we have just recovered and accepted the fact we are back from two fantastic weeks in the Caribbean, aboard the Discovery. So, here is my review. Let me say at the outset that there will be a few gripes, ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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dyingswan

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Be careful what you wish for. Quantity over quality on this Booze Cruise

Having done several cruises with various companies including TUI Celebration (a great little ship full of fun and with great service), last April we booked with friends to spend Christmas on the Discovery. Back in ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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anbax

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Caribbean islands on Discovery

Chose this cruise as we liked the itinerary and have been on Thomson cruises before. We also wanted to see how Marella Discovery compared with Thomson. The flight from Newcastle was delayed 2 hours and on board ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Samanthanne

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great Value for 1st Timers

Holiday Review Ship: Discovery Dates: 10th December - 24th December 2017 Travelling: 2 Couples, 1st Couple Ages - 36 & 38 2nd Couple Ages 70 (Partially Sighted) & 74 (mobility issues). All first time ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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corran

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

We chose this ship after discovering that TUI did cruise and stay. The flight from Glasgow was fine. Transportation from Airport to the Ship was quick and we checked in quickly at the Terminal. Our Balcony Cabin ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Cornish dave

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great cruise

wow what a great ship run by a good crew, joined ship at Palma no probs strait forward. Sailed to cartengena, malagar then off to Madeira , followed by five days at sea to the carabean. Cabin cleaned twice a day to ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Jane samson

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First time Thomson and will not be the last

Our first time Thomson ,,,, (we have done many PO , princess, and Royal Carabean ) And it was more than we expected ,,, entairtainment great , so much choice in food , so much so we never got to the speciality ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Jukeboxjury

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Say goodbye to Thomson's, say Hello to TUI

We are seasoned cruisers both with Thomson's and other cruise lines. Until now we have always enjoyed cursing with Thomson and have always had a good cruise experience with them. However our latest cruise with their ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Mr Barnacle

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Very Good Cruise & Excellent Holiday!

We had a super holiday on the Tui Discovery which we had selected based on the ability to directly fly to Barbados and the itinerary of the islands we visited over the 14 days. I was initially a bit worried that is ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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ajks1

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Cold food, unhelpful destinations team

This was our fifth cruise with Thomson and by far the worst. Firstly the good point:- We stepped off the airplane steps and onto a bus that took us directly to the ship. It went down hill from there. ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Katomerikaf

3 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

A New Discovery

As with a previous cruise from Barbados the overall 'getting there' was faultless for us. Our suitcases were taken from Manchester airport and we didn't see them again until they were delivered to our cabin. The ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Chaffesbird

2 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

Definitely Tui not Thomson

We flew from London Gatwick in the premium section of our Thomson flight. Both outbound and inbound flights were on time. When we landed in Barbados, cruise passengers were the first to leave the plane and we were ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Jim the Fox

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

Very good with a few niggles

EXCELLENT: - The itinerary (12 islands in 14 days with just 1 day at sea) - The 32in seat pitch on the 787 Dreamliner was fine for the 8hour flight to Barbados - Seamless transfer of luggage from Gatwick ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Pedromanning

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Holiday - Our First Cruise

This was our very first cruise. We did a lot of research into all different companies that do Cruises. With our budget and the type cabin and the type of holiday we were looking for Thomson come out best for us. ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Linapp

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Good and bad points with this ship and staff

This was our second ever cruise. Previously we had been to the Caribbean with Royal Caribbean on Freedom of the Seas. The TUI Discovery is much smaller and caters for specifically British people. We decided ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Marella Discovery Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.53.9
Entertainment3.53.7
Public Rooms4.54.1
Fitness Recreation3.03.7
Family3.04.2
Enrichment2.03.4
Service4.54.1
Value For Money4.03.7
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