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Marella Explorer Review

4.0 / 5.0
237 reviews

It didn’t sink.

Review for the Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jan 2023

Oh dear. A disappointing experience. The ship is kept very clean. The balcony was large and the hammock was a nice touch. Muster drills are now on video and are faster than before. But:

Tui/Marella has now sunk so far downmarket that I am surprised they don’t market this as a submarine. The ship is now so mediocre and lacking in character, charm or features that it now resembles a floating Travelodge at best.

The food on board is purely functional. With the exception of the steak restaurant, don’t bother paying for premium restaurants as the food and accompanying service is clueless and scripted. The “Dining Club” was almost hilarious in its incompetence and we felt it was like attending a cooking evening by well meaning but untrained primary school kids role playing a fine dining setup. Terrible!

Cabin Review

Ok. Knackered. But nice terrace with hammock. Fridge.

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