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Marella Explorer 2 Review

4.5 / 5.0
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90 reviews
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Very relaxing with fantastic views

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to the Caribbean
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davidmorey
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2019
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Our First cruise since 2012 and we chose to have it at Christmas was perhaps the best one, as this ship was not too big to get around and we docked at most ports very close to the Caribbean island's terminals.

The crew were friendly and always busy but able to help when needed with the ship being cleaned on a daily basis.

The food was very good and able to use the main restaurant (Latitude 53 ) without any booking (other than Christmas day )with a good selection of house wine/beers and the food was great too.

Cabin Review

Clean tidy and plenty of wardrobe storage space the bathroom on the small size but they say this is normal for this category I felt the basin was on the small side too,

The cabin tea and coffee facilities was replenished twice daily and the cabin always kept clean to a high stardard.

I did not like having a fridge that you would have to pay for any item used, but liked the idea of having a chilled water dispenser outside next to the lifts to fill up your daily needs.

Port Reviews

Barbados

Not as glamerous as it was thought to be, it seemed very run down and the port view perhaps was the worst impression you first get of the port.

Whilst other ports visited were much better on the eyes and that is only my honest opinion

St. Kitts (Port Zante)

Catering for the tourist very modern and commercialised plenty of activity and nice to look around

Kingston

Only a small port but clean and tidy ,limited amount of shops

Bonaire

Lovely French port great to look around with some very colourful buildings to see it's also a flamingo paradise and good picture opportunities

Aruba

Perhaps the best port visited a great market inside the terminal at very competive prices for gifts without being ripped off as other world famous ones I visited tried to do...

Plenty of great photo opportunities lovely island with modern and colonial style buildings

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