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We chose this cruise because it's the newest ship of the Marella fleet. It is not a brand new ship. Now to dispel some of the complaints posted on this site about Naples airport. Naples is a very small airport. If several flights land at the same time then expect delays getting your luggage. We flew in from Birmingham and we only had to wait 20 minutes. Someone from Marella was on hand to help us. Marella staff were on hand to help us every step of the way. There is a 10 minute walk to the coach transfer. Those who require assistance will be helped. Transfer to the cruise terminal took 25 minutes. We were processed very quickly and we're having lunch on the ship as our cabins weren't ready until 12.30. your cases will be taken off you in the terminal building and taken direct to your cabin. People have commented on the lack of sockets in their cabins. There is a phone charging socket on one of the bedside lamps, a socket by the kettle on the dressing table and a shaver socket in the light over the mirror in the bathroom. You just pull the flap down and it's under there. There is plenty of wardrobe space and a cupboard with drawers m The cabin is small but very comfortable. The bed is very comfortable. For those who wish to take a tuxedo for the Captain's Dress to Impress please do so. Several men took them on our cruise. The meals are amazing. In fact they are better than some I:be eaten in my home town. I hope this post has helped those passengers vho have some concerns as a result of some of the comments especially about Naples airport. O

A thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

Marella Explorer 2 Cruise Review by Cyberpuss

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We chose this cruise because it's the newest ship of the Marella fleet. It is not a brand new ship.

Now to dispel some of the complaints posted on this site about Naples airport. Naples is a very small airport. If several flights land at the same time then expect delays getting your luggage. We flew in from Birmingham and we only had to wait 20 minutes. Someone from Marella was on hand to help us. Marella staff were on hand to help us every step of the way. There is a 10 minute walk to the coach transfer. Those who require assistance will be helped.

Transfer to the cruise terminal took 25 minutes. We were processed very quickly and we're having lunch on the ship as our cabins weren't ready until 12.30. your cases will be taken off you in the terminal building and taken direct to your cabin.

People have commented on the lack of sockets in their cabins. There is a phone charging socket on one of the bedside lamps, a socket by the kettle on the dressing table and a shaver socket in the light over the mirror in the bathroom. You just pull the flap down and it's under there.

There is plenty of wardrobe space and a cupboard with drawers m

The cabin is small but very comfortable. The bed is very comfortable.

For those who wish to take a tuxedo for the Captain's Dress to Impress please do so. Several men took them on our cruise.

The meals are amazing. In fact they are better than some I:be eaten in my home town.

I hope this post has helped those passengers vho have some concerns as a result of some of the comments especially about Naples airport. O
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Cabin 4038
A lovely cabin. Very comfortable and very clean. There is a slight whiff which occasionally happens but that is cruise life. It's not so bad that it will spoil your cruise and it doesn't happen every day. Ali our Cabin n Steward the as very helpful and even got my diabetic husband a Sharpe's box.

The entertainment in the Broadway Theatre has been very good do far.