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Marella Explorer 2 Cruise Reviews

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Stress free cruise but hit and miss itinerary
"There's plenty to do on the ship if you want and plenty of choices for entertainment, though I have to say that quizzes on the pool deck, bingo and pub quizzes are not our thing so we tended to avoid the Squid and Anchor in the afternoon/early evening.This was our first cruise so there's nothing to really benchmark it against but overall it was a wonderful stress free experience for my wife's big birthday...."Read More
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Avoid Deck 4 if looking for a good nights sleep

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer 2

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Mark andr
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was our first cruise so went for an inside cabin. Now there are lots of positives namely from the staff who are superb, food was decent and entertainments team who tried hard to keep you smiling. We loved the itinerary that allows you to discover a new location every day as this was new to us. It would be unfair to write our experience off as a poor one but the overriding memory is one of ...
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Sail Date: June 2024


Good but not not great

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer 2

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Gary Dunsmore
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Not as good as discovery 2, we travelled on disco 2, 2 years ago and on entering our room on explorer 2 we were dissapointed room was smaller and dated, bed was comfortable but round shaped at bottom not big enough for tall people. You can not walk around whole ship and seating and sun beds were set out different disco 2 had better lay out, also explorer 2 being adults only more passengers were of ...
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Sail Date: May 2024


First time cruise impresses

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer 2

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Steve Parker
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Our first ever cruise, and it was a great experience. Yes, the sip is looking a bit tired around the edges, but we stopped noticing after the first 2 hours. Overall the communal areas looked impressive and our balcony room was fine. The ship was very clean everywhere. Staff were always busy to keep it so. Bars were very enjoyable, and we never had to queue more than 1 minute. Waiter ...
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Sail Date: May 2024


great cruise marred by awful noise (avoid rear!)

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer 2

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welsh witch
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

we had a thoroughly great time on our Marella cruise EXCEPT for something we were not warned about in advance and feel we should have been. First the moaning - we upgraded to a deluxe cabin with larger balcony which was fine though the ship in general is looking a little tired compared to Explorer 1 which we went on last year. The balcony was great, very spacious, two sunbeds, table and chairs. ...
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Sail Date: April 2024

Traveled with children


Poor experience

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Marella Explorer 2

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Gillyflower58
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

From booking and all the confusion over flights being changed, seats not booked when paid for, poor after booking service where your passed from pillar to post because we booked by phone, although you are all Tui, shop or messenger don’t want to deal with you. Flight fine, transfer fine, cruise leaves a lot to be desired, ship needs a lot of refurbishment, not nearly enough toilets, always out ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Amazing value for money

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Marella Explorer 2

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newbiewaves
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We booked a late deal which for the length of cruise was a great price. Slightly worried re an inside cabin however it proved better than port hole/window of the past due to clever use of mirrors creating space. Deck 9 aft amazingly quiet. The turn down service was a luxury with towel animals. Our towels were always thick. We didnt bother with a premium drinks package as our usual drinks were well ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Thanks marella

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Marella Explorer 2

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Ahoyladdie
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

To be honest I did worry about having an inside cabin on a 17 day transatlantic cruise. BUT I was so wrong to even think that I felt like royalty the staff I must mention their names ! Yatish, squid and anchor bar service amazing happy to always help always remembered my name and cabin also Jacinto same bar always so helpful, Angela in the really lovely more personal nonnas restaurant once again ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


No thanks all downhill in just 1 year

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Harrybob
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Thanks but no thanks March 2024 So let's have an honest review rather than one designed for your family to see. Staff are very friendly supervisers are lazy and officers give you lip service. Food is a disgrace apart from nonna's restaurant everything everywhere else is like warm slop. Bacon cooked in chunks in the oven so the middle is uncooked in the marketplace, flysheet around drinks ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Never again

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Marella Explorer 2

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Liz liz
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We have cruised many times and have cruised with Thompson/Tui/ Marella many time and most of their ships since the Dream. We have always enjoyed them - until now. This was a 17 night transatlantic crossing from Jamaica, Turks and caicos, Bermuda, Azure, Cadiz etc. the weather wasn’t good, we had to divert, 5 metre high waves in the Atlantic for over 2 days and very little sun - it no fault is ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Our favourite cruise so far

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Marella Explorer 2

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fizzy470
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We took a two week back to back cruise from, and back to, Montego Bay, Jamaica. We went to some really interesting places including Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia the first week, then Cozumel, Cuba and Gran Cayman the second week. Different experiences and feel to each port of call visited. Marella Explorer 2 was a fabulous adult only ship. Staff were so friendly and great at what they do. Our ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


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