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Marella Explorer Review

4.0 / 5.0
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204 reviews
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What a let down

Review for Marella Explorer to the Western Mediterranean
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xfozzyx
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jul 2018
Cabin:
shower

Firstly do not be sold this cruise as a new ship this ship is over 20 yrs old, but new to the the TUI fleet, I did know this before traveling but didn't expect to be woken up every day with severe vibrations,including at 3.30am be scolded in the shower and have a toilet that didn't flush, having the plumber to the cabin twice to check the shower, only to be told there was nothing they could do as we were the last cabin on the run and when other people run cold water we lost ours.

This is also sold as an all inclusive holiday but if you want certain drinks you have to upgrade your package we did do this, then when we went to dinner and asked for pink prosecco, we were told they didn't do this drink in this bar what the point of upgrading if you cant get the drink you want surely should be available in any bar.

The food was ok nothing special but ok . Service could be a bit slow dinner sometimes being 2.5hrs .

Cabin Review

Cabin large balcony

This cabin is the last cabin on deck ten ,it is very noisy regarding the ship vibrations and air conditioning .Shower poor run from normal to very hot was reported but nothing done

Port Reviews

La Spezia (Cinque Terre)

Cycle tour very good well organised

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