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Marella Explorer Review

4.0 / 5.0
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223 reviews
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Not what they used to be.

Review for Marella Explorer to Canary Islands
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Briggus Lad
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2022

Did a stay and cruise. Tenerife and the Canary islands. Once again same as 2020 food in hotel far better than cruise, this never used to happen. Waiter and bar service, can't criticise the staff they work very hard. The staff numbers are well down on the day when they were owned and run by Thomson or Island Cruises. The shows, again the singers and dancers were very very good, it's the content its again way down on past cruises. I've been told a different entertainment agency is being used, obviously cost cutting. Finally the Wifi rip off. I'm informed once the equipment in installed in the ship, which they obviously need for the ships passenger organisation the running costs are minimal. They are just money making. I have been on many Thomson/ Marella/ Island cruises and like the title says they are not what they used to be. The itinerary, couldn't understand reason for overnight stay in Madeira, and missing out on Fuerteventura. Again probably cost cutting.

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Can't fault cabin or staff who serviced it.

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