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Marella Explorer Review

4.0 / 5.0
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216 reviews
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What a great and interesting cruise

Review for Marella Explorer to the Baltic Sea
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Lainey D
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019

We chose this cruise for the itinerary and we weren't disappointed. The countries visited were all so interesting but all different too. Due to my lack of mobility we chose to go on an excursion on nearly all the ports of call and I have to say they were the best we've ever done. All the tour guides were informative, interesting and fun, yes even in Russia!!

We chose to have a balcony and had cabin 10000 which was a great location. It's the last cabin before the bridge on deck 10 so you only have a few staff members going past the door. Plus when you arrive or leave a port you can watch the captain and his amazing staff maneuver the ship when on the balcony. Also in this location you weren't anywhere near any of the music entertainment, which suited us well. Our cabin stewards were superb and so helpful, they were unobtrusive and kept the cabin nice and clean.

We only ate at the Market Place as that's our preferred way to eat. I don't want a waiter fussing over me, I'm quite capable of getting my own food, putting a napkin on my own lap and able to eat without being asked if everything is ok. The food was amazing and so beautifully presented and with such choice.

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Cabin Large Balcony

The cabin was roomy and had an extra large balcony. There was a hammock on the balcony but neither of us tried it. But it's lovely to sit out on it and watch the world go by with a coffee or drink. The bed was comfortable and the shower great for someone with limited mobility. It didn't have a bath to have to scramble in, so suited us well. There is plenty of wardrobe and drawer space and 3 plug points to charge items up. We loved it and it was so quiet there.

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