Marella Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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This was our effort
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Vicky and his colleagues (sorry can’t remember the other names but all where fantastic won the towel art competition hands down
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Cabin steward dressed room for husband’s birthday
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Don’t Waste Your Money

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer

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Ramble On
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Having done 17 cruises with Marella since 2017 I can honestly say never again, prices have gone up and up and quality has fell through the floor, we stayed in Balcony Cabin which was well placed however the room in particular the bathroom smelt like a sewage works, in fact it was stomach churning, the feel of the ship was like being at Skegness on a bank holiday Monday, full of beer swilling brits ...
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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


Be very vary if you have allergies

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer

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Daveyfam
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

Honestly, if I wasn’t with family we would have flown home by day 4. And that wasn’t even the worst day!! The good points - staff excellent with children (made such a fuss over them, remembered names, went above and beyond). Children were aged 4 and 2. - non stop cleaning! Everywhere was spotless - got to see some beautiful locations easily - destination services staff ...
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Sail Date: May 2024

Traveled with children


Great time on a friendly ship

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer

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Driftus
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Marella explorer Having cruised many times with different cruise lines we were a bit apprehensive when booking the Marella explorer as some of the reviews were poor however I would go as far as to say it was better than a lot of the bigger cruise lines we have sailed with, We had a double cabin with balcony on deck 9 midship which was superb very quiet and centrally located for everything on ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


First time, but won't be the last!

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer

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Lynn7579
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

This was our first cruise and as a couple in our 40's and 50's we really didn't know what to expect. However, we were pleasantly surprised. The food was fantastic and with my partner being a coeliac nothing was too much trouble. Fantastic food options in all restaurants, you just wouldn't get service like this in a hotel. Everywhere was so clean and staff were super friendly. Branded drinks were ...
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Sail Date: April 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


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


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