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Marella Explorer Cruise Reviews

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"Our Cabin was available straight away (being the first cruise) so we headed up to drop off our carry on bags, the cabin, a Junior Suite on Deck 10 starboard Forward, was a good size and spotlessly clean and this was maintained throughout this little cruise, a big thanks to the cabin staff who were always pleasant and worked extremely hard.We visited the Coffee Port (Pay extra if not on Premium, which we were not) on the first morning, after sitting waiting for service for 40 minutes the single serving girl who was run off her feet finally took our order, about 20 later a waiter plonked two mugs of Luke warm coffee in front of us, I asked for some sugar and was informed gruffly that it already had sugar in it to which I informed him that I hadn't ordered coffee with sugar in as my other half does not take sugar, at which time he just walked off...."Read More
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Sub standard ship and cruise

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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5378013412
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Chose this cruise as had previously been on west Mediterranean trip and had enjoyed most things about the ship. Many aspects of this east Mediterranean cruise were quite disgraceful. Bed linen, towels, pillows were so over used, I couldn’t tell whether they were clean or not. Plastic glasses at pool bars had been in dishwasher a thousand times so were scratched and stained and sometimes there were ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Brilliant Holiday

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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poppydogbrown
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

We chose this cruise as we wanted to see the islands of Greece and Turkey. The staff on this ship were so friendly and helpful, especially the hospitality we received from 'Samiro' who worked the pool deck during the day and then the Squid and Anchor bar in the evening, such a gentleman and was very attentive to us.. The food on the ship was lovely and there was always something to cater for ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Good and Bad

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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tucksash
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This cruise was chosen primarily based upon destinations. None of these disappointed. Embarkation: We had to take a covid test prior to embarkation (greek rules). The previous evening we had to take a chronomics covid test which we paid for (why - no one asked about it). We had a water leak on our cabin on second night. Initially response was very poor. When day staff came on we were ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Cruising the Canaries the best post Covid medicine

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Si-Net C
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Like many the chance to get away cruising again post Covid was too good to miss. The aggressive pricing by Marella in the run up to Christmas 2021 made the risk of cruising much more attractive, despite the social media threads indicating you were destined for a quarantine hotel. We have sailed on the Marella Explorer before and new it was a safe, friendly and fun ship. Here are a few pointers ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


Excellent trip

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Mr joker
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We travelled on Explorer just before the first lock down, and would have rebooked that summer if covid hadn’t hit. So in September, when things looked as if covid was under control, we booked a re run of our 2020 trip, and boy we weren’t disappointed in any area. Flight, embarkation and cabin were superb. The staff from the moment we were on the ship couldn’t do enough to make your holiday the ...
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Sail Date: January 2022


Strange Times Crusing

Review for Marella Explorer to Baltic Sea

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Mogcruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Firstly, thank you Marella for making a difficult cruise very pleasant. We booked this cruise when it was first advertised months ago thinking there was a good chance that it would be cancelled......it wasn't and we arrived at Southampton on the 10th September, with some exitement but fulll of intrepidation and expectance of difficulties from Covid 19 new proceedures. We had pre booked a ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Great to be back at sea

Review for Marella Explorer to Baltic Sea

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jtango
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First real opportunity to cruse since the pandemic started and Marella have always been a good company to cruise with. Firstly it was nice to board a Marella ship at a southern British port (it would be nice if this could become a regular thing!!) The procedure for boarding the ship was very well organised from arriving at the port to boarding the ship. Once on board the ship you could ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Not a bad outing given the circumstances

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - British Isles & Western

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kaf1sh
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Oh the great debate: to cruise or not to cruise amid a global pandemic? But like most folks, after 15 months of restrictions, we decided to take a punt on a Western UK cruise - thinking that was least likely to be cancelled. I’ll be honest - we would not have considered a spin around GB under any other circumstances. We had not travelled with Marella before. But we’re impressed by the fare ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


Lovely ship, teething problems on the return

Review for Marella Explorer to Baltic Sea

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Kevin79
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

I'll say from the start, we did lower our expectations for this cruise. Friend's have sailed with Marella many times and explained this is a very different product from MSC. We stayed in a mini suite with a large balcony. This had a good size shower, easy to move around the compact space. Only comment is it can be tight to get into the actual shower. The bed was comfortable and liked that it ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


Back to Cruising

Review for Marella Explorer to Baltic Sea

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Arachnid
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was the inaugural cruise for fare paying passengers and was for three days visiting Dover and Portland and due to COVID when not sitting eating or drinking all passengers and staff had to wear a mask when moving about the Ship and had to undertake a daily temperature check. Any way we were given a boarding time of 12 o'clock on the day of departure and when we arrived were shocked to ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


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