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Marella Explorer Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Diminishing entertainment on Marella ships

Marella Explorer Cruise Review by Jimbo1952

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2018
  • Destination: the Caribbean

The ship as a whole is good, plenty of bars to visit, but my main concern with all the Marella ships that they have acquired in the past few years is the entertainment. The standard is very poor, this year was the worst it has been. their specialty acts they brought on for the duration of the Atlantic ocean was to be honest DIRE. I have seen better acts on my local social club, a tribute Take That act that said they were not a tribute act but like to sing their songs. well I did not pay a lot of money to listen to a Karaoke night as a show night. There were two so called comedians who were in my opinion as funny as a funeral and as for the resident acts, so boring, no life at all no chance of dancing to any of it apart from the disco on the 12th deck. The Celebration is an older ship but I never had a better time than on there. Finally the Shows on the Broadway Theatre, singing and dancing shows virtually every night, no West End musicals like they used to be I would say that they have drastically cut there entertainment budget but increased their prices for maximum profit. This may sound like Victor Meldrew but after talking to many passengers during the cruise we were all of the same opinion. Goodnight and happy cruising.

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Cabin INSIDE 4058

Largest of all Marella ships, large shower that you can actually turn around in. The cabin steward was superb, brilliant at his job and friendly to speak to.

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