Marella Explorer Cruise Reviews

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Brilliant first time cruise with Marella
"Overall, I would recommend this cabin type especially if you’re disabled as the space is very handy and so is the fact it’s adapted.I loved it when they retracted the room, so nice...."Read More

beckyboo1986

6-10 Cruises

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Always our favourite cruise company going downhill

Review for a Canary Islands Cruise on Marella Explorer

Poplarjohn
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We didn't realise that we were going to a holiday camp. In fairness I have to say that the cleanliness, cabins, shows, restaurants and staff service and attitudes were excellent, however we have travelled many times with Thomson and Marella and as soon as they went all inclusive their product became Benidorm. You are supposed to at least wear "tailored" shorts in the restaurant but they were ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Economy New Years dream cruise

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer

D1ablorojo
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise for the itinerary, which was fantastic. The weather made it for everyone. The service in the Latitude bar was good (thankyou Ronaldo & Ririn). The ship is dated, the cabin with extended outside balcony was tired & worn, the balcony being as big as the room which we thought was weird, The beds were uncomfortable and the bed linen and towels were old with that yellow ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Excellent food, service and entertainment!

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer

Rishigudka
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We've had an amazing time on our 1st Marella cruise and would certainly cruise with them again, may be on one of their adults only ship. TUI were amazing with their flight from London Luton to Tenerife which went smoothly with no delays and great onboard service. This was followed by excellent organisation of TUI transfers from airport to ship whereby they took your luggage off you at the ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Disappointing Cruise

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer

Frank Goodall
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Let's start with the staff. Most of them were polite and extremely helpful. The entertainment staff put on some great shows. Johnny the cruise director did a fabulous job. A cabin is a cabin. We were inside. So we got what we expected. Unfortunately, we had to ask for the milk and coffee to be topped up as it wasn't done so. Ok, only a small thing. But it means a great deal. You feel ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Average cruise

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer

Big Norm
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Quite disappointed with Explorer this time around, it is in need of some TLC & yet again standard seem to be slipping with Marella. Food quality is average at best & along with some passengers general etiquette never being challenged by the crew, I believe this will be our last Marella cruise. I may be old fashioned, but I do like to see people at least wearing shirts & something on their feet ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Marella Cutbacks

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer

Frankie Goodall
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Let's start with the staff. Most of them were polite and extremely helpful. The entertainment staff put on some great shows. Johnny the cruise director did a fabulous job. A cabin is a cabin. We were inside. So we got what we expected. Unfortunately, we had to ask for the milk and coffee to be topped up as it wasn't done so. Ok, only a small thing. But it means a great deal. You feel like a ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Amazing cruise on the Explorer

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer

mrsemmaclairemoor
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

Having not cruised since pre-covid, and this being my partner's first cruise, I was a bit worried about what to expect, whether standards had dropped etc. but I can honestly say this was one of the best cruises I have been on, and it has my partner hooked on cruising. Itininary We sailed around the canaries and Morocco in November/December 2023 - all the ports of call were good and in ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


Spoilt only by a minority and an unheated pool.

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer

AchileLauro
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Passing our local TUI travel agency we noticed a "Manager's special" for this cruise and enquired within. The dates coincided perfectly with the half term school holiday, an inset day, and our daughter's leave week. In addition the second day of the cruise was our granddaughter's birthday and this would be her first flight on an airplane though not her first cruise. The price offered made it a no ...
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Sail Date: October 2023

Traveled with children


Absolutely terrible cruise on Explorer

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer

Jayneykul
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We have sailed with marella about 8 times now but never again! If you could give a minus score we would have done! It did not get off to a good start when the plane we were due to fly on to corfu missed the runway at leed/bradford causing absolute chaos. We were eventually transferred to manchester and flew from there arriving in the early hours of the morning. Just as an add to show tui ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Good cruise but room for improvement

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer

vwgolf
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was an enjoyable cruise and excellent itinerary but one or two things stop me from giving it a five * rating. The Good: 1. Food was generally of a very high standard (with one exception detailed below) 2. Staff are as friendly and jovial as ever 3. Cabin was comfortable, if a little rough around the edges. 4. All ports of call were enjoyable: Koper, Trieste, Dubrovnik and ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


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