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Marella Explorer 2 Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Review for Marella Explorer 2 to the Western Mediterranean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019

I've cruised once before on the discovery 2 and enjoyed so had high hopes for this "new" ship and could directly compare. On the Explorer 2 there was the same great entertainment, more choice in sunbathing areas (loved the Veranda), bars (loved Flutes) and restaurants (loved Nonnas! + the terrace was a nice extra) and although the food in Latitude was good but it definitely wasn't nearly as good as it was on Discovery 2 which was disappointing as last time that was a real highlight.

The coffee choice had been removed from the buffet restaurant (apart from Nonnas) so if you wanted say a latte you had to purchase it from the much expanded coffee port - which was at least an extra € a cup more than the price shown between 07:00 and 10:00!? I couldn't find anywhere that had this information until they told you at the till.

Although I had a great time and enjoyed the ship I think I'll be trying another cruise line next as Marella aren't improving overall.

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