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Marella Barbados Cruise Reviews

Great ship but
Funchal at night
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Marella could'nt pay me to revisit this ship

Review for Marella Discovery to Caribbean - All

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RawliTours
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Not a 'cheap' cruise £7.5K for 2 weeks for two. Outward trip from MAN was awful delayed over 3 hours, usual efficiency on arrival in Barbados. First impressions of the ship, pretty standard for this level of cruise, public area decor pleasantly contemporary. Usual mix of entertainment, cruise director thinks he is a great singer (he is'nt, leave the singing to the entertainers) and would grab the ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Possibly our last cruise with Marella

Review for Marella Discovery to Caribbean - All

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IanPet
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Having booked with friends we paid £50 each to book cabins on the same deck, but on opposite sides. This was based on the theory that one would always have a pleasant view in ports, sunsets etc. Whilst waiting to board we realised despite this, they put us both on the port side and on decks 6 & 7. On boarding we spoke to “Guest Services” who advised that they never change cabins on day one, so if ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


This cruise had my name written on it

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Caribbean - All

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Bajpole
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 decided to sail earlier. With all the rumours of coronavirus we thought we would get a vacation before the pandemic set in, never really expecting anything so serious. Needless to say, ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Altogether, great, but needs a little improvement in some areas

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Caribbean - All

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tourist1375
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We went for Marella as have been with them lots of times before and always the best for entertainment. However, we were disappointed with the shows in the first week, although they improved by the second week. We understood the team had not been together long and also that another production company are involved with explorer, and it showed. Not impressed with the Cruise Director, except for ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Fabulous time in the Caribbean.

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Caribbean - All

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ginntonix
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 Explorer 2 & quite impressed. Clean & spacious and adults only with a range of bars, eateries & entertainment. Younger vibe than some other cruises we've been on. CABIN Inside cabin deck ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Amazing Holiday

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Caribbean - All

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Krenhudson
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I spent a week on this ship and had a great time , all the staff were very friendly and could not do enough for you . We were in cabin 1055 and our housekeeping team were great especially Lubaib pinto and Barnard they went above and beyond, it was me and MY HUSBANDS BIRTHDAY when we were on board the ship and they made it extra special for us by decorating our cabin with lights, banners and they ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Ship very poor

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Caribbean - All

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Sue widger
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 issues and plenty of assistance. Once on Board the ship i went to destination services to enquire about our next day excursion, I was told that due to so many steps over 50 that it was not ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Traveled with disabled person


Most amazing holiday - exceeded expectations

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Pol12
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

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 for a fortnight. From start to finish the holiday was the most amazing, unforgettable experience. Flights - we upgraded to premium and will continue to do in the future as it ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Exceeded our expectations

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Caribbean - All

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Margery daw
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise mainly for the itinerary as wanted somewhere warm .Having cruised many times before on different cruise lines ,we were a bit wary of Marella having read some of the reviews and my 3 girlfriends were very pro P and O . However that all changed as everything a bout this cruise was wonderful . We especially liked the all inclusive aspect, especially the drinks included part . ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Excellent holiday go celebrate new year

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Caribbean - All

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Rebecca_p85
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

After encouragement from myParents that Marella cruises were not just for the over 50’s- I booked for me and my husband (both in early thirties) to celebrate new year in the Caribbean. Embarkation was seamless- very informative staff and our cars were at our cabin right after we left the muster station briefing. The food and drinks available are plentiful and something for everyone (inc ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


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