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We chose this cruise to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and to have New Year in the Caribean. We were told this was a new ship and would meet all our needs !!! The cabin was old, tired and next to the engine on the fourth floor. The noise from the engine when at sea and when docking was so loud it was unbearable. We had no sleep and the cabin shook so much all the fittings fell of the walls, Lights were broken, curtains stained and bare wires hung over the bed. The shower was filthy, mold on all the tiles, grout and walls, and rust all over the door with broken fixtures. The toilet was broken and kept overflowing getting blocked. The corridor smelled of sewerage all the time. we asked to be moved and were told the ship was full. The second week the sheep was also full. By this time we were very tired due to lack of sleep and we left when we docked in barbados as I could not stand another night on that ship. The Bar was dirty, veryting was ticky with poor quality drinks. Beware all cocktails come from Slush machines that are all ice no alocohol. You have to pay for water !!! The food was very poor and very tiny portions. We hated every minute on this cruise I have warned all my family, friends and colleagues never to book a Tui cruise they should all be decommissioned. The ships are reconditioned ships not new. Royal Caribean got rid of these ships for a reason and they should be borken up for scrap.

Awful cruise do not go with TUI ever

Marella Explorer 2 Cruise Review by janeworsley

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2019
  • Destination: Caribbean
We chose this cruise to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and to have New Year in the Caribean. We were told this was a new ship and would meet all our needs !!!

The cabin was old, tired and next to the engine on the fourth floor. The noise from the engine when at sea and when docking was so loud it was unbearable. We had no sleep and the cabin shook so much all the fittings fell of the walls, Lights were broken, curtains stained and bare wires hung over the bed.

The shower was filthy, mold on all the tiles, grout and walls, and rust all over the door with broken fixtures. The toilet was broken and kept overflowing getting blocked. The corridor smelled of sewerage all the time.

we asked to be moved and were told the ship was full. The second week the sheep was also full. By this time we were very tired due to lack of sleep and we left when we docked in barbados as I could not stand another night on that ship.

The Bar was dirty, veryting was ticky with poor quality drinks. Beware all cocktails come from Slush machines that are all ice no alocohol. You have to pay for water !!!

The food was very poor and very tiny portions. We hated every minute on this cruise

I have warned all my family, friends and colleagues never to book a Tui cruise they should all be decommissioned. The ships are reconditioned ships not new. Royal Caribean got rid of these ships for a reason and they should be borken up for scrap.
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Terible cabin, dirty shower, with mold on all tiles, grout and floor really bad. Doorframe and all fistures full of rust to a point they were rotten. The toilet was broken and kept overflowing so we could not use this.
The cabin was very every noisy next to the engine and vibrated severely you would think we were in the middle of an earthquake when at see.
Nobody should be placed in these cabins they should be de-commissioned
all fixtures tired, loose wires, borken lights with dead flies inside ++++
Stained and dirty curtains, broekn fixtures and a horrendous experience. never again,

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