Cruise Reviews - Marella Cruises Formerly Thomson - Marella Explorer

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Our Worst Cruise, Poor Quality, Never Again.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Caribbean

on 16th Mar 2019, by

The staff in the restaurants are amazing, I just want to make that point before I go on. Very attentive, helpful and did all they could to make our experience a good one. That was about the only...

139 views , 2 of 3 people found this useful

Tui Premium Conomy Class And Marella Explorer.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Caribbean

on 10th Mar 2019, by

We flew TUI Premium Economy from Gatwick to Barbados. It was well worth the extra. I was good to have use of the lounge at Gatwick. With an early morning start, we enjoyed a light breakfast,...

633 views , 4 of 7 people found this useful

Much Improved Marella Experience.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Caribbean

on 5th Mar 2019, by

I have just returned from a week onboard Marella Explorer. We have cruised many times with different cruise lines so feel qualified to make comparisons. Our very first cruise was with Thomson about...

390 views , 11 of 12 people found this useful

Great Ship But Some Disappointments.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Caribbean

on 25th Feb 2019, by

Have been with marella cruises before,however this ship was new to us,we booked a large balcony cabin,the flight from gatwick to barbados was no problem,as was the transfer to the ship,the check in...

1679 views , 16 of 20 people found this useful

50th Birthday Present.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Western Europe

on 23rd Feb 2019, by

Special, is exactly how Id describe our cruise. It was for my 50 th Birthday and we didnt know what to expect not having cruised with Marella before. The ship was not particularly ornate and this...

1251 views , 20 of 21 people found this useful

Marella Explorer In The Caribbean.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Caribbean

on 31st Jan 2019, by

We returned home earlier this week from 2 one week back-to-back cruises in the Caribbean on the Marella Explorer. An interesting itinerary (with 2 sea days) to islands wed mostly visited before but...

1257 views , 24 of 25 people found this useful

First Cruise.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Caribbean

on 26th Jan 2019, by

First time cruising and were not sure what to expect. Cabin was basic but kept clean by Muzzab every day, loved the balcony which we used daily. Air conditioning was noisy so had to turn of...

232 views , 7 of 7 people found this useful

Marella Explorer Caribbean Cruise.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Caribbean

on 8th Jan 2019, by

We were on the Marella Explorer Caribbean cruise in early December with friends celebrating a 60th birthday and we thoroughly enjoyed the islands we visited. We thought the crew were excellent...

415 views , 9 of 9 people found this useful

Brilliant Marella Cruising.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Transatlantic

on 6th Jan 2019, by

My husband and I went on our second Transatlantic cruise with Marella in October 2018, this time we sailed on the Marella Explorer. It was very interesting to compare our second Transatlantic...

1413 views , 15 of 17 people found this useful

Marella Explorer A Bit Of A Dissapointment.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Caribbean

on 2nd Jan 2019, by

We have now cruised 3 times all with Thomson Marella . Our last one in December was on the new ship which was the Explorer and we did the Caribbean. We were really looking forward to it as we did...

521 views , 12 of 19 people found this useful , 1 comment

Are Marella Going Downhill ???

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Caribbean

on 31st Dec 2018, by

TUI Explorer 9th December 2018 to 23 December 2018. Food & Service These were extremely variable, the food ranged from horrible/inedible to very good. Fish and chips turned out to be some slimy...

453 views , 7 of 20 people found this useful , 1 comment

Tui Cruise Or Not Tui Cruise?

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Caribbean

on 28th Dec 2018, by

I took my family away for a significant birthday but as we were cruising with Tui for the first time we were not sure what to expect. We chose this cruise specifically because of the itinerary...

2380 views , 62 of 65 people found this useful , 2 comments

Entry Level Cruising On Marella Explorer.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Caribbean

on 17th Dec 2018, by

Choosing to cruise on The Marella Explorer was made easy two sea days (not fond of sea days!) in two weeks and an itinerary discovering a good area of the Caribbean. Getting to Barbados and...

497 views , 42 of 46 people found this useful , 2 comments

Marella Explorer Med Cruise.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Europe

on 30th Oct 2018, by

Have just returned from a Med cruise on The Explorer. Have not cruised with Thomson for a few years but was most surprised by the standard of their latest ship. Certainly a massive improvement on...

619 views , 12 of 12 people found this useful

A Charming Ship.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Mediterranean

on 23rd Oct 2018, by

We were on a one week cruise on Explorer. Being german felt a bit strange in an otherwise all-UK crowd (as far as passengers were concerned) but did not prove a problem. The ship enjoyed is...

1401 views , 30 of 31 people found this useful , 3 comments

A Show Worthy Of The West End.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Mediterranean

on 19th Sep 2018, by

After more than 30 cruises on around a dozen different cruise lines I never thought I would experience a production show worthy of a standing ovation, but it happened on the Marella Explorer. The...

3423 views , 34 of 34 people found this useful

Exploring The Med.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Mediterranean

on 18th Sep 2018, by

Check in at Gatwick was fast and efficient. The flight, on the Dreamliner to Majorca, was quick and comfortable although there were rather a lot of noisy toddlers and babies on board! Embarkation...

521 views , 9 of 9 people found this useful , 3 comments

Magic Of Spain.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Mediterranean

on 2nd Sep 2018, by

After taking our first cruise some 15 years ago as two singles, my now wife and our 9 year old daughter thought we should reinvigorate our cruise experience now as a family of three. Cruising on...

700 views , 19 of 19 people found this useful

Marella Cruise - Annual Family Main Holiday.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Mediterranean

on 23rd Aug 2018, by

Well , we as a family of x3 with our 15 yr old daughter have cruised the larger ships before with lots of Wow factor , needed to fit a specific time frame so chose Marella Explorer this summer ....

8102 views , 85 of 88 people found this useful , 5 comments

Under Whelming.

MARELLA CRUISES FORMERLY THOMSON / Marella Explorer / Mediterranean

on 12th Aug 2018, by

We were first time cruisers on TUI (now Marella) Spirit last August and were both absolutely smitten. I think after a couple of days we were hooked, and after the two weeks were up we were ready...

1453 views , 28 of 29 people found this useful , 3 comments