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Marella Explorer Review

4.0 / 5.0
234 reviews

Fantastic cruise on Explorer - a new convert from normal All Inclusive holidays!

Review for the Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Marella Explorer
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Feb 2019


We usually go with all-inclusive holidays, mostly with TUI First Choice.

Lately we have thought that we spend too much time on the resorts and miss out on seeing much of where we are - hence the decision to go with a cruise.

Cabin Review

Cabin Large Balcony

I picked 9107 as my wife loves the sound and sight of the sea - hence a balcony - and advice from the internet as to position. We also were unsure how busy the decks would be so the large balcony with sun lounger and hammock were a contingency plan.

9107 is totally surrounded by (non-connecting) cabins - so it was completely quiet.

Its also near central so gets minimum motion.

On entry there are three wardrobes - one with shelves and the safe, the other two with full height hanging space. Opposite is the bathroom - reasonable shower with glass door, and sink and loo with a few glass shelves.

Main room has a double bed (side on) with side tables, a dressing table and a small sofa which can pull out to a bed.

The bed is just high enough to put two full size cases underneath as long as they will squish slightly.

The room is a little smaller than most cabins on board as part of the large balcony eats into the room space. (The room was originally one of the few balcony cabins on ship before they refitted some years ago and added the larger external balconies to decks 8,9 and 10)

Balcony is plenty big enough to hold the two chairs and table as well as a lounger and hammock.

The Balcony access is a single heavy door in the large balcony cabins rather than the patio types on smaller balconies (opening out) but can be easily propped open by a lounger.

9107 is well positioned - not far to go up to pool / buffet and not far down to bars / restaurants.

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