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We went for Marella as have been with them lots of times before and always the best for entertainment. However, we were disappointed with the shows in the first week, although they improved by the second week. We understood the team had not been together long and also that another production company are involved with explorer, and it showed. Not impressed with the Cruise Director, except for his bollywood dancing. Not a lot going on during the day - but as we had lots of ports of call, this was excepted. Very good reggae band and good party on deck the second week. Had to be brought indoors the first week due to rain. The ship itself was great, lovely dining room with lots of small tables and plenty of room. Went to the Diners Club and although you pay extra it was well worth it. Cafes on the pool deck were very good, as was the self service restaurant and it was never crowded, except on the first sea day. Pool area, good - but sun beds need replacing. All crew friendly and helpful.

Altogether, great, but needs a little improvement in some areas

Marella Explorer 2 Cruise Review by tourist1375

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2020
  • Destination: Caribbean
We went for Marella as have been with them lots of times before and always the best for entertainment. However, we were disappointed with the shows in the first week, although they improved by the second week. We understood the team had not been together long and also that another production company are involved with explorer, and it showed.

Not impressed with the Cruise Director, except for his bollywood dancing. Not a lot going on during the day - but as we had lots of ports of call, this was excepted.

Very good reggae band and good party on deck the second week. Had to be brought indoors the first week due to rain.

The ship itself was great, lovely dining room with lots of small tables and plenty of room. Went to the Diners Club and although you pay extra it was well worth it. Cafes on the pool deck were very good, as was the self service restaurant and it was never crowded, except on the first sea day.

Pool area, good - but sun beds need replacing.

All crew friendly and helpful.
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cabin great, except for hard beds and small pillows. Nice large bath towels, and proper shower door. Cabin stewards excellent

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