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Barbados to the Caribbean Marella Explorer Cruise Reviews

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Nice, Relaxing Cruise but DON'T upgrade to Premium!!!

Review for Marella Explorer to Caribbean - Southern

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KingFielder
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Was going to give them 3 stars for a cheap and cheerful cruise but you have to give TUI an extra star for the help and support we received from their staff. We took 3 kids, one only 8 months and most of the airplane and ship staff were brilliant. Positives: - Drop bags at check in and don't see them again until you're at your cruise ship cabin - Great airplane staff who can't do enough ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

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Cruise great but ship disappointing

Review for Marella Explorer to Caribbean - Southern

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pamg1
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We’re experinced cruise holiday makers and feel qualified to make comparisons to previous cruises . Marella explorer is not a beautiful ship on either the outside or the inside . To my way of thinking she looks like a ferry. The advertising suggested looking for a lean contemporary look but my feeling is they run out of money and didn’t have sufficient to buy artwork sculptures or ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Great; good value cruise experience

Review for Marella Explorer to Caribbean - All

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brian eaton
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

If you are looking for a formal 5 star cruise on a traditional decor ship with excellent food , west end shows and quiet relaxed surroundings then this cruise is not for you. If you are looking for an informal all inclusive 4 star cruise with modern decor , good food , a lively friendly atmosphere and great staff to look after you then this is the one you should book. Flight on TUI ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


25th wedding anniversary cruise and 1st time on a cruise

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Purple tattyteddy
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We"d never done a cruise before and wanted to do something special for our silver wedding anniversary so we decided to book a cruise around the Caribbean. We also booked to renew our wedding vows and we'd just like to say a very big THANK YOU to Amanda Hudson the social host and our captain Peter Harris for sorting everything out so that we could do it on our wedding anniversary. We had a lovely ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Better than we could have imagined

Review for Marella Explorer to Caribbean - Eastern

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LHSM
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Everything was perfect, You walk off the plane and onto a coach where you’re taken straight to the ship where our bags were waiting for us at our cabin. On return you see the immigration officers onboard, the queues move very fast, no standing still. Then we were taken from the ship to the airport and our cases were sent to the plane ahead of us so we didn’t have to carry them around with us, ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

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First time Marella cruise- won't be the last!

Review for Marella Explorer to Caribbean - Eastern

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Royaloak01
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Previously cruised on the Royal Clipper (twice) and Norwegian Star (not the best experience), so we have been on small and larger vessels. Tui package holidays have always been consistent for quality, so it was interesting to try their cruise option. Flights - very good, the system of leaving luggage at Manchester airport and not having to handle it again until it arrived at the cabin worked ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Booze cruise

Review for Marella Explorer to Caribbean - All

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john muircroft
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We booked this cruise on the back of many great cruises on the TUI Celebration as our celebration of 40 year of marriage. We took our only son with us as it was a family celebration. The whole trip including excursions was over £10k ... this would made one think it would have been 4 star at least in my eyes. The food in the main restaurant was inedible, overcooked and hard to eat. It was so bad ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


What's Not To Like!

Review for Marella Explorer to Caribbean - Eastern

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sonrisa@C4
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose the cruise to celebrate some special birthdays somewhere hot and sunny! We have previously travelled with Marella on their other ships and with P & O. Embarkation was super quick - off the plane in Barbados, straight on a coach and to the ship. The Explorer is a nice ship but lacks any wow factor. There is no central atrium which other ships have and we found this ship awkward to ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Vows renewal

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Bluebell67
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was our first cruise for our silver wedding anniversary & certainly won’t be our last. After arriving in Barbados we were put on a coach straight to the ship, embarkation was fantastic. We were greeted by a steel band & given rum punches, got our room cards, photos taken & all done & dusted in minutes. Our cases arrived outside our cabin about an hour later. Entertainment was fantastic, we ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Very enjoyable 2 week cruise

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Coops and Co
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Previously cruised with TUI in the Med & decided to branch out to the Caribbean for a 14 day back to back cruise. We flew from Manchester on the very impressive TUI Dreamliner where the flight went very smoothly due to attentive crew & FOC meals/refreshments. The transfer from the airport to ship was also very smooth & embarkation quick & efficient. Our luggage was with us within the hour ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


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