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Thomson Marella Explorer Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Marella Explorer
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10 Thomson Marella Explorer Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

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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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High Seas On

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very good - but...

My partner and I chose this cruise/ship to celebrate my 65th birthday. Lovely, clean ship and could not fault the crew. Our outside cabin on Deck 5 was of ample size for the two of us and was kept clean twice ...
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Sail Date February 2019

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1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Best Cabin on any Cruise

The Explorer having recently come into service with TUI is a larger ship than the Discovery. We paid extra for a Junior Suite which was worth every penny due to the size of the balcony which included 2 sun beds ...
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Sail Date January 2019

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Pauline whitaker

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Better than we thought

We chose this cruise because it visited so many different places in the Caribbean - we only had one sea day in 2 weeks as we did a back to back cruise. When we landed at barbados we walked off the plane on to a ...
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Sail Date November 2018

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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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Christine Wainwright

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, needs a little improvement.

Marella Explorer I’d like to say this cruise was fantastic, we’d been on a Caribbean cruise last year, and hoped this would be as good. I’m pleased to say it was not just as good but actually better. ...
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Sail Date June 2018

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1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

1st time cruise

Marella Explorer and the crew were absolutely first class. Waiters in the eateries were all very polite, and Geronimo and his merry band were very entertaining. All of the staff were very attentive, always smiling ...
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Sail Date June 2018

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2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

First ever Tui cruise

This cruise was suggested to us by our local Tui store so we went ahead keeping an open mind. We didn't realise this was the inaugural sailing of the Explorer, and were pleasantly surprised at the generous ...
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Sail Date May 2018

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5 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

canaries cruise

regular cruiser looking for some warmer climes this winter. explorer ship pretty good, food in italian restaurant very good with friendly attentive staff. only used main restaurant twice for breakfast which was just ...
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Sail Date February 2020

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exceeded our expectations

I booked the cruise with Iglu cruises about 7 weeks before departure as a surprise for my husband on our 45th wedding anniversary and because the price was good and all inclusive. We've cruise a few times before ...
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Sail Date January 2020

Marella Explorer Ratings

Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation5.03.7
Value For Money4.03.7
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