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Marella Explorer 2 Review

4.5 / 5.0
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93 reviews
1 Award

Good value for little money

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to the Western Mediterranean
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M4lcp
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019
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this was good value for money! The cabin was excellent - the shower one of the best The staff were hardworking but far too few in number. This caused disjointed service in the dining room and bars. There was a lot of queuing for the buffets. Portions were relatively small - "oatcakes" with smoked …. was one oatcake. The surf and turf restaurant which was an extra charge was excellent. We opted for the premium drink package so we could get canned tonic but this was not available every where on the ship and then only after discussion. There was a good stock of whisky in the Gin and Whisky bar but the whisky was served with chlorinated water. Bottled water was chargeable! What a waste of malt whisky! It was an adult only ship but showed children's films such as Toy Story. The choice of wine was both limited and baffling with different wines available in different restaurants at different times. The cocktails were premixed and highly sweet with no fresh lime juice on the boat. On the whole they were very poor with the exception of Expresso Martinis in the coffee port which were excellent. The shows and entertainment in general was very loud without being good quality sound. The dancers were very good.

We didn't pay much and saw new places in comfort.

Cabin Review

excellent

Port Reviews

Cartagena (Spain)

Ok

Gibraltar

worth one visit!

Antigua

took taxi to Nelson's dockyard worth spending half a day here

Dominica

worth missing

St. Vincent

Watch out for the water taxi which takes you to a tiny beach for $15 and then offers to take you to another beach for another charge!

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