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Marella Explorer 2 Review

4.5 / 5.0
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100 reviews

Still some snagging but overall a good experience

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to the Western Mediterranean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Apr 2019
Starter in the specialty resturant Surf and Turf
One of the casual eateries around the pool
Marella Explorer 2 in Toulon
Special fork for steak!
Flutes Prosecco bar in the atrium
Pianist in Aperitif bar
Royal suite lounge
Royal suite dining room
Royal suite huuuugggeeee balcony
Royal suite bedroom
Royal suite bathroom
Royal suite kitchen!
Royal suite servants entrance in the kitchen!

We have sailed previously with Marella and overall been very happy with the product. Note... this is not a new ship. She is 25 years old and while she has been refurbished (some public areas are beautiful) there are some expected signs of the ships genuine age. Marella and TUI have been very upfront about the ships age, however some travel agents will say what they need to say to get the booking on!

We stayed in the Royal Suite, which on first glance was amazing. After the first day we spotted some snagging that we attempted to get resolved with reception and our cabin staff but things didn’t get resolved. We escalated this to the guest relations manager who resolved it quickly and efficiently and showed a great deal of empthathy. Thank you Sam Hale, you’re a credit to Marella.

The specialty dining was brilliant. Main dining was ok. I’d recommend the trio dining package for specialty resturants as it saves some money and brings the cost in at a quite reasonable price. We also paid extra for the premium drinks package. Being a wine drinker it was worth every penny, however many beer and spirits drinkers would be happy with the standard package.

Cabin Review

Cabin Royal suite

Lovely and huge cabin. Rather indulgent but we enjoyed it. Biggest balcony I’ve ever seen!!

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