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Our first cruise for 20 years My aim is to help people but I’ve got to be honest We were a bit worried about boarding after some reviews we read but both boarding and departing the ship was done very professionally Cabin and rest of ship was spotlessly clean best room cleaner I’ve ever had and I’ve traveled a lot Cabin number 10111 nice balcony with hammock etc The ships staff ie waiters bartenders cleaners etc all round the ship were fantastic and extremely friendly Got to give special mention to barmen in Squid and Anchor Kesauan , Cooper and Rade at the gin bar and two waitresses who don’t know how to stop smiling Anna and Mary Food quality was excellent everywhere We ate a few times in specialty restaurants the food and wine taster in the Dining Club is a must they treat you like royalty However I think the prices are too dear on top of all inclusive and to charge at the Tapas bar is a joke On the same subject we upgraded to premier and it more than paid for itself with special guns and cocktails and also coffee but I think it’s petty to charge for coffees Thought overall entertainment was a disappointment I expected better The groups were ok but not top turns had much better entertainment in 4 star hotels The main show group were great dancers but only a few girls had voices and none of the boys Only two one off acts a George Michael tribute and a comedian who’s late show was really funny I can only comment on excursions that we made Skagen No need for a paid trip it’s a nice walk with shops and cafes Kreil We shared a taxi with friends to the U boat and Navy Museum they’re situated in a beautiful seaside resort really enjoyed this Tallin Guided tour highlights of Talin really good guide and a interesting tour of a beautiful city St Petersburg Two day tour Completely comprehensive and intense tour of surely one of the worlds most beautiful cities I think this tour is a must but it is tiring Helsinki Short bus trip to a marina city Here’s a great tip after the tiring Russian trip we found a great way of seeing Helsinki There’s a 4D cinema that does a fun trip round Helsinki and we tied this in with a ride round Finland totally recommend this Warnemunde Extremely popular German seaside resort We walked around for couple hours nice shops Stockholm Went to ABBA Museum Not really in mood for city tour after that so an hour walk to ship The cruise in and out of Stockholm is five hours of unbelievable island beauty Copenhagen Had to see Little Mermaid only ten minutes from ship had a walk round park area for two hours Beware Pickpockets Last night of the cruise we spent in Sqid and Anchor great night it was like New Years Eve Overall I loved the friendliness of an all British Cruise and will definitely do more but hope for better class of entertainment Steve Middlesbrough

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Marella Explorer Cruise Review by Borosmed

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Our first cruise for 20 years

My aim is to help people but I’ve got to be honest

We were a bit worried about boarding after some reviews we read but both boarding and departing the ship was done very professionally

Cabin and rest of ship was spotlessly clean best room cleaner I’ve ever had and I’ve traveled a lot

Cabin number 10111 nice balcony with hammock etc

The ships staff ie waiters bartenders cleaners etc all round the ship were fantastic and extremely friendly

Got to give special mention to barmen in Squid and Anchor Kesauan , Cooper and Rade at the gin bar and two waitresses who don’t know how to stop smiling Anna and Mary

Food quality was excellent everywhere

We ate a few times in specialty restaurants the food and wine taster in the Dining Club is a must they treat you like royalty

However I think the prices are too dear on top of all inclusive and to charge at the Tapas bar is a joke

On the same subject we upgraded to premier and it more than paid for itself with special guns and cocktails and also coffee but I think it’s petty to charge for coffees

Thought overall entertainment was a disappointment I expected better

The groups were ok but not top turns had much better entertainment in 4 star hotels

The main show group were great dancers but only a few girls had voices and none of the boys

Only two one off acts a George Michael tribute and a comedian who’s late show was really funny

I can only comment on excursions that we made

Skagen

No need for a paid trip it’s a nice walk with shops and cafes

Kreil

We shared a taxi with friends to the U boat and Navy Museum they’re situated in a beautiful seaside resort really enjoyed this

Tallin

Guided tour highlights of Talin really good guide and a interesting tour of a beautiful city

St Petersburg

Two day tour

Completely comprehensive and intense tour of surely one of the worlds most beautiful cities I think this tour is a must but it is tiring

Helsinki

Short bus trip to a marina city

Here’s a great tip after the tiring Russian trip we found a great way of seeing Helsinki

There’s a 4D cinema that does a fun trip round Helsinki and we tied this in with a ride round Finland totally recommend this

Warnemunde

Extremely popular German seaside resort

We walked around for couple hours nice shops

Stockholm

Went to ABBA Museum

Not really in mood for city tour after that so an hour walk to ship

The cruise in and out of Stockholm is five hours of unbelievable island beauty

Copenhagen

Had to see Little Mermaid only ten minutes from ship had a walk round park area for two hours

Beware Pickpockets

Last night of the cruise we spent in Sqid and Anchor great night it was like New Years Eve

Overall I loved the friendliness of an all British Cruise and will definitely do more but hope for better class of entertainment

Steve

Middlesbrough
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