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Marella Explorer Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Poor conditions

Marella Explorer Cruise Review by johnmunro

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2020
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean

Hi just back from a week on the Explorer the flight from Edinburgh was good Transfer was quick.When we got too our cabin the cabin had a bad spell reported too reception fixed straight away smell came back 2 days later and you could smell it a lot round the ship as if there was problem with drainage a few times the public toilets were closed.

The food on the ship was not as good as Discovery 2 some days the choices were poor

The food was off average standard if you wanted Ice cream you had too pay even if you up graded too premium The entertainment was good but again not as good as discovery 2 the games were not as funny and did not get guest involled as much the shows in the Broadway shows were just about the same each night singing too soul music The Broadway Theartre did not have a waiter service You had too take your drinks with you or take what they had too offer at the door

The Squid and Anchor bar was very busy at night and if you were not fast you could not get a seat

The sun decks were busy up on the varanda deck there was not enough sun loungers and guest were putting towels on the beds and going off shore for 4 hours and coming back

Overall this was a old ship need work done too there drainage system and more staff would book with marella again but not this ship

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Cabin Review

Cabin was nice balconey was the best part

Cabin rocked a bit and was noisey with the engine

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