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Thomson Marella Explorer Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

Marella Cruises
Marella Explorer
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

10

Very Good

7

Average

1

Poor

1

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

37

Entertainment Cruises

34

Senior Cruises

29

Romantic Cruises

20

Cruises for the Disabled

6

20 Thomson Marella Explorer Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews


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johnmunro

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Poor conditions

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Hi just back from a week on the Explorer the flight from Edinburgh was good Transfer was quick.When we got too our cabin the cabin had a bad spell reported too reception fixed straight away smell came back 2 days ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Davos Ram

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Couldn’t have asked for a better holiday.

As a first time cruiser, I was attracted to Marella’s package given it included not only food, but drinks also. I was initially nervous, having read mixed reviews online. The ship is fantastic. There’s loads ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Purple tattyteddy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

25th wedding anniversary cruise and 1st time on a cruise

We"d never done a cruise before and wanted to do something special for our silver wedding anniversary so we decided to book a cruise around the Caribbean. We also booked to renew our wedding vows and we'd just like ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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LHSM

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Better than we could have imagined

Everything was perfect, You walk off the plane and onto a coach where you’re taken straight to the ship where our bags were waiting for us at our cabin. On return you see the immigration officers onboard, the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Bluebell67

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Vows renewal

This was our first cruise for our silver wedding anniversary & certainly won’t be our last. After arriving in Barbados we were put on a coach straight to the ship, embarkation was fantastic. We were greeted by a ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Royaloak01

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

First time Marella cruise- won't be the last!

Previously cruised on the Royal Clipper (twice) and Norwegian Star (not the best experience), so we have been on small and larger vessels. Tui package holidays have always been consistent for quality, so it was ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Globetrotter1957

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

First cruise ever

Did not know what to expect on this our first cruise as we had read so many varied reviews, but we could not fault our cruise experience, we booked a large balcony cabin and it was perfect, we had our own sun ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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David Charlton

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Heart break

We chose this cruise to celebrate our Ruby anniversary, and wife's 75th birthday. Upgraded seating on plane, luggage allowance, and to a extra large balcony cabin. Start with the cabin. You can't control the air ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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jassgx

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Christmas cruise

My husband and I chose this cruise as we'd been to the Caribbean before and wanted to do different islands and this cruise fitted the bill. We had an inside cabin on deck 8 mid ship which was very good, only ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Newby to cruising

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Amazing

Wow Amazing is the word to describe our cruise. Embarking was quick and easy. The ship is wonderful she as a small runni g track a small gym a great spa a pub a casino several bars lots of choice for meals our ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Glnpif69

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

First timers, things I wish I’d known and other comments

Our first cruise was chosen as our honeymoon. Embarkation went smoothly and our hold luggage didn’t take long to follow us to our rooms. Had read other reviews just before departing and made sure swimming ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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JustPhil240467

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

1st time cruise but won't be our last

Booked a week for our 10th wedding anniversary as we always wanted to try a cruise, and thought a week was enough, in case we didn't like it. From the time we boarded until the time we left was fantastic, and the ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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dbragrimma

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Ship explore

We have been on a few Thomsons cruises and we decided to go on the new ship the explorer, we had read many reviews on the ship before we went and there was a mixture off what people were saying , we went for 7 ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Northern Soul

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Well Done!!!!!!!

Both myself and partner Jeanette were on Marella Explorer for western Mediterranean cruise for 2 weeks from June 23rd to July 7th. We were in outside balcony cabin 8071. This was our very first ever cruise so ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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weejoe

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

First Cruise and will be back

We selected this cruise as it was our 40th wedding anniversary and we wanted to do something special. We always fancied trying a cruise but were apprehensive about it being a bad experience. Since we normally ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Olwyn M

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

4th cruise and the best

Chose this cruise as it coincided with a special anniversary. It also visited ports that we were interested in. Plenty of restaurants and activities day and night if you chose to do that. We were only at sea for ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Weebubs

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Very Enjoyable

We chose this ship because it was being re-launched with a new look. In hindsight we should not have gone on the 1st week as there were teething problems, but nothing worth writing home about. First reviewer has ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Tonif1975

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Amazing

Absolutely lovely cruise.... staff from room cleaners through to management were excellent... bar staff fab.. Anthony in the squid and anchor and lllian in the whisky and gin bar were fantastic.. Clifford our ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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georgec123

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

New ship

we chose this ship because we have always went with tui before and we wanted to try the latest ship.although it is not like any other tui ship overall the food and entertainment were good there are two many places ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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gusngazesdad

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful First Cruise Experience

We had a balcony suite and if you can afford the upgrade it is well worth it. The accommodation is amazing and to wake up to a different view from your bed every morning is amazing. The cabin stewards were spot on, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Marella Explorer Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.03.6
Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation5.03.7
Family3.04
Enrichment3.03.4
Service4.04.1
Value For Money4.03.7
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