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Cruise: Transatlantic from Malaga-Barbados10 Nov 2019 (11 nights) All Inclusive, Outside Cabin, Tips included £939pp @ Iglu Cruise
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Cruise: Transatlantic from Malaga-Barbados10 Nov 2019 (11 nights) All Inclusive, Outside Cabin, Tips included £939pp @ Iglu Cruise

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Posted 18th Jul

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Not a bad price for a transatlantic cruise, which is all inclusive and includes tips too.

Booking on Iglu is cheaper than Tui as you are getting an outside cabin for the same price as an inside on Tui or Cruise Deals (even with the £200 code on offer with Tui).

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GodDave18/07/2019 15:49

Never been on a cruise myself, is this not a good ship to try cruises on?


I wouldn't cross the Atlantic on it. It's absolutely tiny with poor stability. I went on it a few years ago and it was dated then. There are a lot better ships and cruise lines out there for the money. £900 odd for 11 nights on a repositioning cruise isn't anything close to a bargain either
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What ship is this ?
GodDave18/07/2019 15:45

A big one



Just found it's the Celebration... I would have been interested if it was one of the newer ships.
horseysarah18/07/2019 15:46

Just found it's the Celebration... I would have been interested if it was …Just found it's the Celebration... I would have been interested if it was one of the newer ships.


Sorry yes Celebration. It's an adults only cruise.
horseysarah18/07/2019 15:46

Just found it's the Celebration... I would have been interested if it was …Just found it's the Celebration... I would have been interested if it was one of the newer ships.


Never been on a cruise myself, is this not a good ship to try cruises on?
GodDave18/07/2019 15:49

Never been on a cruise myself, is this not a good ship to try cruises on?



It's an old ship.. I would def go on a newer one for your first cruise.
GodDave18/07/2019 15:49

Never been on a cruise myself, is this not a good ship to try cruises on?


I wouldn't cross the Atlantic on it. It's absolutely tiny with poor stability. I went on it a few years ago and it was dated then. There are a lot better ships and cruise lines out there for the money. £900 odd for 11 nights on a repositioning cruise isn't anything close to a bargain either
horseysarah18/07/2019 15:52

It's an old ship.. I would def go on a newer one for your first cruise.


any pointers on what to look at?
merlinthehappypig18/07/2019 15:53

I wouldn't cross the Atlantic on it. It's absolutely tiny with poor …I wouldn't cross the Atlantic on it. It's absolutely tiny with poor stability. I went on it a few years ago and it was dated then. There are a lot better ships and cruise lines out there for the money. £900 odd for 11 nights on a repositioning cruise isn't anything close to a bargain either



any pointers on what to look at?
GodDave18/07/2019 15:54

any pointers on what to look at?



Choose what company you want to go with or what itinerary you want to do.. take a look at some of the cruise companies website's and then if you google the ships name and company (i.e - Marella Celebration) it will come up with a WIKI page of how old it is etc so you can make you choice based on that info.. good luck !
And dont go on a transatlantic for your first cruise.
GodDave18/07/2019 15:54

any pointers on what to look at?


For ease I would look at the Tui cruise brand ‘Marella’ as in this deal as they are all inclusive as standard which was very good as was the entertainment in addition tips are included.

But a bigger and newer ship we started last year in the Caribbean on the Discovery then this year India, Dubai and Oman also on the Discovery really enjoyed both very much. Now booked on the Explorer to do the Med end of August. Having it all included with a excellent choice has been a real win for us.

Keep an eye on price they as they do fluctuate quite a bit. Personally I would go standard on the room first time and use the money saved from upgrading room for any trips, all we did was sleep in it and was out all the time so a dark inside room was perfect for us.

In addition have a look at how many sea days. First cruise I would suggest go for a couple of sea days max.

Hope that helps
Edited by: "redromski" 18th Jul
GodDave18/07/2019 15:49

Never been on a cruise myself, is this not a good ship to try cruises on?


If youve never been on a Cruise try a 2 day taster Cruise on the Queen Mary 2. A seriously impressive ship. No dressing up (no Tuxedo required). Bring a smart jacket for dinner or go to the buffet if you dont fancy fine dining. Great food. Flights included. £249pp......iglucruise.com/que…846. Iglu are a very decent Cruise reseller and will often give an additional discount on longer cruises.
Edited by: "johnnyd57uk" 18th Jul
caped_crustation99918/07/2019 16:10

And dont go on a transatlantic for your first cruise.


I disagree. My first was NCL Epic on a transatlantic bargain posted on hukd and I had a great time. If you haven’t been on any of these ships before then you will have plenty to enjoy onboard and don’t need the distractions of a port day to stop you getting board.
Also transatlantic is great time to get a better room as you will probably end up spending more time in it! :o)
horseysarah18/07/2019 15:56

Choose what company you want to go with or what itinerary you want to do.. …Choose what company you want to go with or what itinerary you want to do.. take a look at some of the cruise companies website's and then if you google the ships name and company (i.e - Marella Celebration) it will come up with a WIKI page of how old it is etc so you can make you choice based on that info.. good luck !


Totally agree. Also take a look at Cruise Critic reviews as it will give you an idea of whats in store. Personally I wouldn't set foot on a Thomson (Marella) ship nor MSC for that matter. I know its a matter of personal taste but there are some great cruise companies out there inc Cunard, Celebrity, Princess, NCL, and P&O to name but some and beautiful liners like the Queen Victoria/ Queen Elizabeth. P&O scrapped gratuities in May making their prices very competitive.

Cruises can be amazingly cheap when first released ( last year I booked a 10 day cruise for £700. The next day it had gone up to £1100) but once the price goes up it seldom goes does down. Last minute deals are as rare as hens teeth no matter what you read.
This vessel is the Marrella Celebration, it is one of their older smaller vessels. I sailed on it in November 2016 from Malaga to Aqaba, after leaving Rhodes the Mediterranean Sea got quite rough and my wife suffered a fair bit with travel sickness. Also the on-board plumbing kept failing especially in the public toilets and in fact our cabin toilet failed three times on the overall trip, TUI was quite slow to fix it, and TUI would not entertain a cabin move as the vessel was full, we were on deck 3 with a sea view (Port Hole).

Interesting TUI Celebration is in the news over the last few days, as a family had a nightmare cruise in the Adriatic, with sewage flooding their cabin.

As this cruise has quite a few day at sea, if the weather is bad there are not too many places to go and hide inside, so you could spend most of you time either in your cabin or in the Broadway Show Lounge as the Bar areas are quite small.

I did transatlantic on the Marrella Discovery 2 in November 2017, Tenerife via Gran Canaria, Mindelo (Cape Verde), 4 days at sea to Barbados, it was flat as a pan cake and we did not see another vessel. A lovely cruise ship, loads of space and lots of places to go and hide, and thinks to do.

I agree with the previous comments, I do not think it would be a good first choice cruise, especially on this vessel, either do a couple of days taster with P&O etc, or a 7 day cruise in the Mediterranean or Canary islands, I really think it would be better on a larger vessel.
merlinthehappypig18/07/2019 15:53

I wouldn't cross the Atlantic on it. It's absolutely tiny with poor …I wouldn't cross the Atlantic on it. It's absolutely tiny with poor stability. I went on it a few years ago and it was dated then. There are a lot better ships and cruise lines out there for the money. £900 odd for 11 nights on a repositioning cruise isn't anything close to a bargain either


Can you give some examples?
johnnyd57uk18/07/2019 18:12

If youve never been on a Cruise try a 2 day taster Cruise on the Queen …If youve never been on a Cruise try a 2 day taster Cruise on the Queen Mary 2. A seriously impressive ship. No dressing up (no Tuxedo required). Bring a smart jacket for dinner or go to the buffet if you dont fancy fine dining. Great food. Flights included. £249pp......https://www.iglucruise.com/queen-mary-2/22nd-september-2019_c156846. Iglu are a very decent Cruise reseller and will often give an additional discount on longer cruises.


2 nights !!! is it worth it ??
aw0823/07/2019 07:54

2 nights !!! is it worth it ??


Yes if youve never been. Its a very easy going way to find out if you like it or not. A great ship to do it on (there are others). Southampton is easy to get to . Car train etc. Includes return flights. Make sure you state your airport of choice if you ever do book a fly/cruise.

You could do a longer first cruise as we did (12 nights on Ventura for £550) but we went with someone who had been on several cruises and they showed us the ropes. We went on this short cruise on the QM shortly after to see how we would fare ourselves. Loved it. Have done lots of cruises since. Most people who cruise would never consider any other form of holiday.

£57pp per night on this 12 night Cruise (similar cruises during November/December 2019 too). You would need a Tux and several changes of outfit tho. iglucruise.com/ven…149 Its just an example.
Still last minute deals out there if you keep looking.
Most cruise lines put prices up a lot last 2 years and people have been paying.
AI package across the pond under £1k is OK.
This year I think around £800 will be a low price.
RCI have a couple of older ships that get quite cheap cruise only on Transatlantic.

For a first timer the advantage of Marella is they sell it as a package holiday on a ship and can be combined with TUI hotels stays.
You can get packages through TA or cruise lines but some won't include bags or transfers.

Cruise and maritime have some good prices on no fly cruises and their newer ships have been refurbished so some bits look like new.
johnnyd57uk23/07/2019 19:50

.£57pp per night on this 12 night Cruise (similar cruises during ….£57pp per night on this 12 night Cruise (similar cruises during November/December 2019 too). You would need a Tux and several changes of outfit tho. https://www.iglucruise.com/ventura/15th-november-2020_c207149 Its just an example.


No need for TUX on P&O, suit will do.

Would need money to pay the bar bill.
getmore4less26/07/2019 21:17

No need for TUX on P&O, suit will do. Would need money to pay the bar …No need for TUX on P&O, suit will do. Would need money to pay the bar bill.


No need for tux on any of the main cruise lines.
deeky27/07/2019 05:51

No need for tux on any of the main cruise lines.


No need for suit or jacket on any of the main cruise lines, only P&O and cunard are in the 18th century.
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