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A great cruise on a nice ship.Very friendly and attentative crew ,this was our first cruise and Were very impressed with it from start to finish.The cabins were clean and the stewards were good at their job making sure everything was up to standard.There was a good choice of restaurants from the main dining restaurant to the self service and the ones which incurred a small surcharge ,there was also a Mediterranean tapas and Italian restaurant giving a different choice of food..The squid and anchor themed British pub was a great place to relax with a drink after dinner with live music or the very impressive piano lounge with its live music also.Entertainment in the Broadway lounge was of a high standard and the cast of the shows were superb giving a different show of good quality every night.The facilities on the sun deck were as expected with enough sun beds by the pool and thwart service was excellent with a good choice of beers wines and cocktails .The ship was just back from a big refit in May so there was a new feel to a lot of things on it.There was a good selection of excursions offered by the ship in all the ports or a shuttle service if you preferred to do your own thing.All drinks and tips were included and 8 thought this worked very well.Would I book with Marella again the answer would be most definitely yes ,The Marella explorer2 will be ready next spring and be working out of Naples so you never know ,

Excellent cruise

Marella Explorer Cruise Review by Wullie C

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A great cruise on a nice ship.Very friendly and attentative crew ,this was our first cruise and Were very impressed with it from start to finish.The cabins were clean and the stewards were good at their job making sure everything was up to standard.There was a good choice of restaurants from the main dining restaurant to the self service and the ones which incurred a small surcharge ,there was also a Mediterranean tapas and Italian restaurant giving a different choice of food..The squid and anchor themed British pub was a great place to relax with a drink after dinner with live music or the very impressive piano lounge with its live music also.Entertainment in the Broadway lounge was of a high standard and the cast of the shows were superb giving a different show of good quality every night.The facilities on the sun deck were as expected with enough sun beds by the pool and thwart service was excellent with a good choice of beers wines and cocktails .The ship was just back from a big refit in May so there was a new feel to a lot of things on it.There was a good selection of excursions offered by the ship in all the ports or a shuttle service if you preferred to do your own thing.All drinks and tips were included and 8 thought this worked very well.Would I book with Marella again the answer would be most definitely yes ,The Marella explorer2 will be ready next spring and be working out of Naples so you never know ,
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Cabin 9016
Clean ,big bed nice shower