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Marella Explorer 2 Review

4.5 / 5.0
108 reviews

Not the best for a honeymoon

Review for the Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer 2
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First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

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Sail Date: Aug 2019

My husband and I both choose this cruise a year and a half before our wedding as we wanted to get everything set in advanced. Additionally, we also booked the excursions online as soon as they became available.

Firstly, this was our Honeymoon and I started this review mid-way through our cruise as we were so disappointed. We had quite a few issues and as we were only away for 7 days we seemingly had the worst luck possible.

We arrived in Naples, Italy via a flight from Gatwick which overall wasn't too bad. The wait for the luggage was around 30 minutes so not a bad wait compared to what we had seen on other reviews.

Cabin Review

Cabin Deck 4/5

The Cabin was perfect. We were on Deck 5 with a cabin that had no window and my husband and I was quite surprised! It was quaint.

The cabin crew were absolutely perfect - our cabin steward was Jaya and he was lovely

Port Reviews


Excursion got canceled.

Dubrovnik itself is beautiful and we loved the short time we spent there (as per review we only had 2 hours on shore).


We went for one of the excursions which took us to Sirolo, which was beautiful - however, our excursion did not go to the lovely beaches, where we were originally told we'd be going (by TUI in store).


We got into Venice later than expected, so our excursion was then canceled (not enough time).

Venice was lovely and we tried some pizza there (which was quite expensive being honest) but overall not too bad. Shame we didn't have much time there.

Queues for the Waterbus back to the cruise from st Marks square was horrendous.

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