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Thomson Marella Explorer Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Europe

Marella Cruises
Marella Explorer
Europe
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

3

Very Good

7

Average

2

Poor

2

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Family Cruises

30

Entertainment Cruises

23

Senior Cruises

16

Romantic Cruises

12

Cruises for the Disabled

3

16 Thomson Marella Explorer Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Europe


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dukedog10uk

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Disappointment

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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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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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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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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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ozymandias4491

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

We arrived at the ship after our flight from Leeds/Bradford first impressions were wow what a ship how large it was, suppose it had to be with around 1800 passengers, check in airport security style, got a plastic ...
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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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Biddi

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Cosmopolitan classics

Last minute booking was a little dubious as had sailed with TUI before and was disappointed with the state of the ship (celebration)old and shabby looking.. I needn't have worried as Marella Explorer is stunning ...
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Sail Date July 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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Beth2626

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Near to perfect

This was our 15th cruise with Tui/Marcella and it was the best. It was wonderful to have a door on the shower instead of a wrap around curtain. All members of the crew were great, but as usual the attention of ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Hnoble

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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paul-ni

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First Sailing on a 20+yr Ship

This was our 6th cruise and our second with TUI and our first visit to the Eastern Med, The whole of the journey from Belfast to Palma went smoothly, The return flight home was delayed by 2.5 hrs due to a bird ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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latesailor

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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Billy black bob

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fabulous

First time cruising and we both loved it from day one the party atmosphere when we set off was really good we knew then we were in for a good time as the second day came around the crew were so polite and helpful. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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garlhamster

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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antiquelover

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The cruise ship from hell ....

This was only the second cruise my husband and I have been on and were so looking forward to it. Unfortunately, things went from bad to worse including our dealings with the provider TUI. We had booked a balcony ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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mesha19

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

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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