Marella Explorer 2 Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Well below par accommodation for money paid

Review for the Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer 2
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2019

We booked this cruise having read about the extensive, multi million pound work, carried out on the ship, earlier in the year. The idea of an adults only, all inclusive, port intensive cruise, especially during school holidays, in an Executive suite, wrong we were !

The public areas are very well appointed, but our Executive suite, oh dear. When we first walked in, we presumed it hadn’t been used much before & was a spare, back up suite. There were so many things wrong with place, missing door handles, rubber seal falling off the bottom of the fridge door, hooks broken, & missing, on back of bathroom door. We had difficulty in opening bathroom units, which are supposed to be spring action, but need a small knob on at least one door under each sink. Water from one sink tap sprayed everywhere, especially the mirror & the person standing in front of it ! The bathroom had been partially modernised, but nowhere else, and even here, more work still needs to be done. The door leading to the bathroom had been damaged and repaired, at some point, but long cracks could be easily seen.

There is a shower screen over the bath, but .... no shower ! This rendered the screen futile, & the rubber seal on the door kept falling off when it was opened & closed. Why did we constantly open this door ? The bath towels were always on a shelf above the bath, inside this unit, & we required them twice daily !

Cabin Review

Cabin Executive suite

Needs a massive makeover & certainly not worth the money we paid. The main section of this review covers most points for this accommodation.

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