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Marella has upped its game

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Les1945P

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Arriving in Tenerife after our flight from Manchester we embarked on Explorer. Our first impressions were good. Although the ship is around 25 years old, it is in good condition and has recently been refurbished. Happily, we were given a our first upgrade by TUI. As cruise veterans we have sailed with half a dozen cruise companies, large and small. So TUI , thanks for treat of a cabin upgrade. ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Osaka

3 Helpful Votes


Explorer February Half Term 2020

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Lammy3000

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose the Explorer as it was only a four hour flight from the uk you are guaranteed some sunshine in the canaries. We had a had a balcony cabin on 9 deck and the balcony was the biggest we have ever had it had a lounger two chairs coffee table and hammock. Shower was good as it has a door rather than the usual clingy curtain. The decor was of the usual standard you get in cabin and no ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Osaka

3 Helpful Votes


Pretty average

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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jody2569

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We had been looking forward to this cruise since the day we booked it, and we have mad the most of it, a week in the sun is valuable time. However we probably won’t be booking another cruise with Tui, for us they have a lot of improvement to make. The Marella is a nice ship but showing it’s age. We did throughly enjoyed sitting out in the Mediterranean bar on deck 11, a nice place to sit and ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Osaka

Traveled with children

4 Helpful Votes


Spoiled by a tiny food budget

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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TheFatFryer

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We wanted a cruise at short notice. Somewhere warm. Or even warmish. Our only option was this Mariella cruise around the Canary Islands. I must say it was cheap. Therefore we made a number of assumptions, only some of them were accurate. We travelled on the Tui flight from Gatwick. Extra legroom seat for only £25 each. Flight was comfortable. Bus collection and transfer was ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Osaka

23 Helpful Votes


Disappointment

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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dukedog10uk

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Oh how standards fall in just 12 months. We were cruising on Marella Discovery this time last year and absolutely loved it. This ship either has a staffing problem or they have reduced standards. I must point out however that the adapted room we had on deck 5 was superb and with a thorough and friendly steward. My grumble is mainly with the food, the buffet was frequently not replenished, esp the ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Osaka

Traveled with disabled person

17 Helpful Votes


Surprisingly good

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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mcfccruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Well having sailed with Thompson on the Thompson Spirit (which was falling to peices) this was a pleasant surprise. The ship isn't new but they have obviously invested a lot of money refitting the ship. Everywhere was clean, the food was great quality and selection (main dinning hall (Latitude 56), buffet restaurant (the market place), an Italian (serves buffet style pizzas and pasta during the ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Osaka

12 Helpful Votes


Pleasantly surprised

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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iana1212

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Having read a number of negative reviews we went on this cruise (out first with Marella) with no real expectations. We came back quite impressed and would not hesitate booking another cruise provided it came in at a good price/ itinerary. We have travelled on a number of lines including Oceania, Azamara, Celibrity, MSC, Holland America, Royal Carribean, Pullmantur and Princess. A number of ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Osaka

35 Helpful Votes


What's Not To Like

Review for Marella Explorer to Canary Islands

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Jivedancer56

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was a Canaries cruise where we picked the ship up in Santa Cruz Tenerife. We have done this cruise before with another company so had no need to visit the locality again. Although an easy walk into the town, about 20mins. The Explorer is a mid sized ship with about 2000 passengers and 1000 crew on board. They have been doing this a while now and the whole operation for embarkation was very ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Osaka

48 Helpful Votes


Much Better Than I Feared

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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sandyboya

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

After reading some of the reviews on here, I was not looking forward to this cruise. However, we had an excellent time and I would certainly use the ship again. The vast majority of the negative comments simply did not apply, but maybe we were just lucky. The cabin was excellent and yes the a/c was a bit fierce, but it was very quiet and not intrusive at all. The beds were very comfortable and the ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Osaka

14 Helpful Votes


Enjoyable Christmas and New Year

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Lolasail

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Splashed out on an Executive Suite - 10041 - for two weeks over Christmas and New Year. Lovely cabin and huge balcony and first class steward called Ocsana. Overall the food was pretty average but plentiful. We noticed that TUI had made a number of small, but significant, cuts in both staff and menu choices from a previous cruise the year before. Annoying that the German branch of TUI - Mein ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Osaka

22 Helpful Votes


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