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Had a lovely time onboard the Explorer, the ship itself was very good and well organised. The cabin was of the usual cruise ship size but was cleaned to a very high standard. The food was very good in the many all inclusive/buffet style restaurants onboard. We went to two of the additional charge restaurants Surf & turf, and Kori la both were excellent and well worth the extra charges. The entertainment crews were very good and the Broadway shows were excellent. ALL the waiter, waitress, & bar staff were very friendly and always had a smile for us. All the crews work very hard and do deserve a tip although I think most people didn't tip, but in my experience good service deserves a tip whatever cruise company you go with. We didn't go on any Tui excursion as though they were on the expensive side although we went ashore in every port and did our own thing. I did read a few bad reviews about the Explorer prior, but to be honest this is a great ship with an excellent crews.

Amazing cruise on the Explorer

Marella Explorer Cruise Review by Art19blue

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: Spain
Had a lovely time onboard the Explorer, the ship itself was very good and well organised.

The cabin was of the usual cruise ship size but was cleaned to a very high standard.

The food was very good in the many all inclusive/buffet style restaurants onboard.

We went to two of the additional charge restaurants Surf & turf, and Kori la both were excellent and well worth the extra charges.

The entertainment crews were very good and the Broadway shows were excellent.

ALL the waiter, waitress, & bar staff were very friendly and always had a smile for us.

All the crews work very hard and do deserve a tip although I think most people didn't tip, but in my experience good service deserves a tip whatever cruise company you go with.

We didn't go on any Tui excursion as though they were on the expensive side although we went ashore in every port and did our own thing.

I did read a few bad reviews about the Explorer prior, but to be honest this is a great ship with an excellent crews.
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