Marella Cruise Reviews

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Beware of Marella Discovery

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Marella Discovery

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Old silver Cruiser
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Just got back from a terrible week abroad this ship . We went in a group of seven ranging from 2yrs to 60 to celebrate my husband’s 60 birthday . This was spoiled by all seven of us suffering from severer illness. This was due to the poor food quality and preparation. Staff lacked etiquette and serving training ( one staff member stabbed a roll with a fork to serve after trying to sever ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


A solid effort from the little fish in the big pond of cruising (2 Regular Marella Cruisers)

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer

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slclove
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

Party: 2 adults aged 30 and 64, previously cruised three times with Marella (Dream, and Explorer 2 x2), with NCL 4 times (Jade, Breakaway x2 and Prima), and 3 other cruises in the early 00s on now defunct lines. We don't have any disabilities, we didn't use the casino and we didn't travel with kids, so we can't comment on these. If you have read my reviews before you'll know that we cruised ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


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


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


No thanks all downhill in just 1 year

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Marella Explorer 2

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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


Worst Ever Cruise Experience

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Marella Discovery

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Kitmatkat
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We choose this cruise for the destinations, we did two weeks back to back Tropical Shores & Cocktail & Coconuts. The destinations didn’t disappoint and Dominica was the highlight. However the onboard experience was the worst we have ever had. If you don’t mind bad food and like to drink a lot you will probably love it. It felt like Wetherspoons at Sea but that would be doing Wetherspoons ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


First Marella cruise, but not the last.

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Marella Discovery

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stubi2016
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

We have been fortunate enough to have been on a range of holidays with various tour operators and different cruise lines. Our most recent being Cunard Line. A far cry from Marella, on pen and paper anyway. We wanted to try something new and after watching lots of reviews and videos online, we decided to give them a try and when a good deal popped up, we booked. We chose an itinerary that we ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Noisy and congested

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer

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Sammy the Seal
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

The ship is smart and kept clean and tidy. There is a large crew of very efficient staff who are friendly, polite and always willing and available to give top-notch service. The ship is a good size and easy to find one’s way around. Embarking and disembarking are quick and efficient. The cabins with balconies are compact with good storage and are well serviced with a nightly ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


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