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1,095 Thomson Cruise Reviews


Bajpole avatar

Bajpole

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

This cruise had my name written on it

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We chose this cruise because it departed from Barbados on February 16th and my birthday was the next day. My husband and I normally cruise in November and March but this year because it was my 65th birthday we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Pol12

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Most amazing holiday - exceeded expectations

Being first time cruisers my partner and myself decided to go with TUI due to the all inclusive option to give us peace of mind and the excellent value for money!. We travelled to Barbados where we embarked the ship ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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THELMA_DREWITT

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing - Best Holiday Ever.

This review is well overdue, but My Husband and I have not stopped thinking about the wonderful cruise we had on the ( Marella Discovery 2) last September (Highlights Of The Mediterranean} We were always ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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boblevey

6 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Great Adventure!

We chose this cruise on Valentine's Day when we found an amazing price on line. Flying from Manchester was quite smooth but our disembarkation in Thailand was so slow and frustrating. Once at the ship our check-in ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Ralphy669

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Trip of a Lifetime!

My wife & I booked this trip at the last minute and can honestly say "WOW!" Although we had to miss Cambodia due to the virus situation we were blessed to have an overnight stay in Vietnam which turned out ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Stpaulsdrive

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Poor service and food. Ports of call not good choice

Poor food. Poor service. Poor entertainment . Ship not as good as others in Marella Fleet. Not enough staff on bars. Waiters stood around chatting. Waiters telling me it isn't my job to serve on this area. It's ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Les1945P

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Marella has upped its game

Arriving in Tenerife after our flight from Manchester we embarked on Explorer. Our first impressions were good. Although the ship is around 25 years old, it is in good condition and has recently been refurbished. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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QBDAVE1

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good Value

First our Profile Canadian...57 and 67 years old/regular cruisers (15 cruises between Carnival, RC, NCL and Celebrity in the last 10 years)…. first time Marella Room - Excellent well serviced/clean 7th floor ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Lammy3000

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Explorer February Half Term 2020

We chose the Explorer as it was only a four hour flight from the uk you are guaranteed some sunshine in the canaries. We had a had a balcony cabin on 9 deck and the balcony was the biggest we have ever had it ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Quintiles

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Very friendly ship

Flew Glasgow to Montego Bay. Arrived on the ship with no problems. Booked a balcony cabin allocated 6154, sorry to say there was an electricity substation behind a door adjacent to our cabin. The noise was 24/7 so ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jody2569

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pretty average

We had been looking forward to this cruise since the day we booked it, and we have mad the most of it, a week in the sun is valuable time. However we probably won’t be booking another cruise with Tui, for us they ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Stockport cruiser

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

A ship that suits us

We have been regular cruisers for a few years now, and have sailed with most of the big operators. We are recent converts to Marella and have just enjoyed a two week trip on the Caribbean on the Discovery 2. We ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Sabcarla

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing cruise wonderful staff

We decided to take our first cruise around the western med as we was both 40 and wanted to do something different and the excursions had some places we have always wanted to visit. We had our three year old daughter ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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TheFatFryer

3 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Spoiled by a tiny food budget

We wanted a cruise at short notice. Somewhere warm. Or even warmish. Our only option was this Mariella cruise around the Canary Islands. I must say it was cheap. Therefore we made a number of assumptions, only ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Sue widger

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Ship very poor

I chose this cruise as I was assured by the local Tui agent that as it had recently undergone a re-fit it was disability friendly as my husband has a walking difficulty. The flight out to Barbados was lovely no ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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ginntonix

5 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Fabulous time in the Caribbean.

Chose this 2 week cruise for the itinerary - 12 islands with only 1 sea day. Flew Gatwick - Barbados quick transfer & luggage delivered straight to cabin. Have sales on other Marella ships but first time on ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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johnmunro

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Poor conditions

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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dukedog10uk

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Disappointment

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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mcfccruiser

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Surprisingly good

Well having sailed with Thompson on the Thompson Spirit (which was falling to peices) this was a pleasant surprise. The ship isn't new but they have obviously invested a lot of money refitting the ship. Everywhere ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Misc Zoho

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Hogmanay

We spent the 2 weeks around New Year on this ship and were very impressed. They did a great job of the Hogmanay Party one of the best I have been to. Great Night. We will be back! Staff on the ship are 5*. I ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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iana1212

2 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly surprised

Having read a number of negative reviews we went on this cruise (out first with Marella) with no real expectations. We came back quite impressed and would not hesitate booking another cruise provided it came in at a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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gilmahcroft

4 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Cruising the Canaries

23rd CRUISE IN TEN YEARS - Cabin comfortable with towel sculptures and effective service!! We eat exclusively in the Main Restaurant as we are not fans of buffets at any cost!! We also refuse to take part in ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Mary Kathryn

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary, average ship

We booked this cruise last minute via Sunwing Vacations in Canada, primarily for the itinerary - especially the 2 day stop in Havana Cuba. As well, the very good price for the cruise included flight, taxes, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Misc Zoho

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Hogmanay

We spent the 2 weeks around New Year on this ship and were very impressed. They did a great job of the Hogmanay Party one of the best I have been to. Great Night. We will be back! Staff on the ship are 5*. I ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Brian72813

2 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Drinking contest at sea

We are very experienced cruisers aged 67 and 68, this being our 31st cruise, however it was our first with Marella.We picked this cruise for the itinerary and strangely enough the extended port times. We came aboard ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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