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Thomson Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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72 Thomson Transatlantic Cruise Reviews


Muttly avatar

Muttly

6 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Diminishing Standards

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Having cruised with Marella (Thomson) since 2011 we were looking forward to another excellent cruise. We did the same repositioning cruise last year, the only problem then was a squeaking from a ship structure which ...
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Sail Date April 2019


Chris1954 avatar

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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dwl16

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Trans Atlantic

This cruise got off to a bad start. It took 15 minutes to find steps to get off the plane and another hor and 15 minutes being held in a hot airless corridor before a bumpy coach trip to the ship. I later found out ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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mandylr

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed

Having previously sailed on Explorer 1 in December and really enjoyed the ship and food we thought we would try Discovery 2. Embarkation from Montego Bay was a disaster, after a 10 hour flight we were left in a ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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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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liverpoollondoner

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Could try harder

been on this ship before , assistant cruise director very good,Ted is his name .4 tunes group excellent the guitar player was like a Jimmy Hendrix.show team a bit like a high school end of team thing. Boys had good ...
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Sail Date October 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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Cliftonhill

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Hopelessly inefficent

I booked this cruise back in December 2017. Having travelled on Tui Discovery2 in June and had a magnificent time, I persuaded my friends and son and partner to come on the Transatlantic voyage. The new Explorer is ...
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Sail Date October 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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TheHarrison

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Excellent value for money

We chose this cruise as the itinerary appealed and the price seemed very good value. Having sailed on the Vision of The Seas with RCL, we knew that the Discovery had been the sister ship Vision of The Seas and what ...
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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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Claphaml

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Transatlantic Sunset

I decided on this trip as a way to see the Caribbean with my 77 year old mum and not have the overnight flight back to UK. The Thompson’s brochure states you can check in and drop your bags the day before, ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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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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betty boo

1 Review Written

Such a disappointment

We were persuaded to go on this cruise by friends who had been on the transatlantic voyage several times with Thomsons. They too were extremely disappointed by this one. Where do I start? On boarding the ship ...
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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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Music-Man

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Tropical Horizons

Originally selected this cruise because we had visited most of the other Caribbean Island's on our previous two cruises, and fancied St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and San Juan in Puerto Rico. Unfortunately, due ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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LisaMarie49

2 Reviews Written

91 Helpful Votes

Our voyage of Discovery (2)

We have sailed with Tui (Thompson) on a number of occasions and spent a week sailing around Spain and Portugal on Discovery 1 last October so knew what to expect. This was a trip a long time in the planning. It had ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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canman273

3 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Good value. Some problems

There is a lot to recommend this ship. 1. It is excellent value for money. 2. The food overall is very good. Whether you eat in the main dining room or the buffet there is always lots of choice and the quality ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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jaffa811142

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First cruise, wont be the last

From arriving in Palma, to disembarking in the Bahamas, the organization was amazing, it ran so smoothly and could not praise the staff/crew enough. the cabins where roomy and nipping clean, the cleaning crew ...
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Sail Date November 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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CardSharkes

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Fire, Electrical Failures & More

Friends had a son who had worked as Cruise Director on this and other TUI Cruise Ships, they thought we would enjoy it. How wrong they were. All comparisons are made with previous cruises, long and short haul, made ...
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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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liverpoollondoner

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Cut backs on this cruise very clear to see

we have been on this cruise before, however entertainment poor, all the same shows as last year , bands and singers all sang sad songs,people said ;get me out of here;.....NOT A HAPPY SHIP .The comic Peter Piper was ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Brooko

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Disappointingly Bad

We have done over 20 Thomson cruises and although most of the ship particularly the cabins are tired we have always enjoyed the entertainment and cruise. This one was shocking....the entertainment team spent more ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Chat150

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Better, but still a few niggles.

This was our seventh Transatlantic crossing, the fourth with Thomson, sorry, TUI! and about our 25th cruise in total. Previously we've crossed on Celebration, lovely little ship! I shall be sorry to see it go, ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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