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Naples to Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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Western Mediterranean
Naples

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30 Naples to Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


Harrisdolly avatar

Harrisdolly

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed, poor communication

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To start with the ship is not new. It has had a refit before joining the Marella cruise line. Tired, old, battered, broken but areas are clean, staff try really hard to make things look good. Cabins are ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Kevin111 avatar

Kevin111

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

I never usually complain...... but.....

I am the type of person who rarely complains ... but....... We've been on the Dream and Celebration, and mostly not a great deal to complain about, except the food could be a little hotter. The Explorer 2 however ...
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Sail Date October 2019


LeesiaW avatar

LeesiaW

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Way better than expectation

We flew from Manchester to Naples and were expecting the worst after reading the reviews however, thinking back I personally think the reviews were harsh. The walk is about 5 minutes away and if you have any issues, ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Janda7 avatar

Janda7

14 Reviews Written

182 Helpful Votes

Well below par accommodation for money paid

We booked this cruise having read about the extensive, multi million pound work, carried out on the ship, earlier in the year. The idea of an adults only, all inclusive, port intensive cruise, especially during ...
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Sail Date August 2019


TheWells avatar

TheWells

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Perfection

My wife and I chose this for our honeymoon. Having never cruised before we were apprehensive - there was no need for that. What a perfect holiday. Arrival at Naples was fine for us mid twenties couple, although ...
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Sail Date August 2019


cruise loving Jane avatar

cruise loving Jane

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Brilliant fun and value for money

Went on 4th cruise... chose Marella Explorer 2 for itinerary and port of Naples .... cruise and stay to encompass Sorrento and Amalfi Coast.. Travelled with friends to celebrate 30th wedding anniversaries. My ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Jillian2456 avatar

Jillian2456

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not the best for a honeymoon

My husband and I both choose this cruise a year and a half before our wedding as we wanted to get everything set in advanced. Additionally, we also booked the excursions online as soon as they became available. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


lynneh avatar

lynneh

2 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

We had a great cruise on Marella Explorer 2. Our cabin was on deck 4 and was in a good position mid ships to get to the MDR, Market place for breakfast and the gangway on Deck 3. The only issue I had was the sound ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Shortcake68 avatar

Shortcake68

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

Very disappointed with Explorer 2 as was not as good as Explorer 1. Didnt look or feel like been refurbished. Cabin bathroom grotty, particularly shower smelled and grubby. Bar staff unfriendly and rude, never ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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SueandAnthony

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

First cruise but not the last

We flew into Naples airport expecting the worse but were pleasantly surprised as we encountered no problems other than waiting 40mins for our luggage to come through.TUI staff were on hand to guide us onto the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Mjcopey avatar

Mjcopey

6 Reviews Written

106 Helpful Votes

Fab cruise!

Loyal Marella customers. This was our second cruise on this ship. It has definitely improved since our last voyage on her - you can tell that the team have settled in and the snagging issues from earlier this year ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Nbogue93 avatar

Nbogue93

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

First time cruiser- impressed!

This was our first ever cruise as a couple of 26 year olds and my parents in law, who had been desperate to try a cruise, so we booked together and then personally followed our cruise with a trip to Sorrento. We ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Stephensinclair1 avatar

Stephensinclair1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Don't waste your money.

Where to start? Embarkation and disembarkation were fairly smooth. No wow factor when boarding. Our cabin was fairly comfortable, but there was a lack of storage. Zoe, which was touted as the new best personal ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Madcake avatar

Madcake

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

An average execution

We joined the cruise after 4 nights in Naples. Embarkation and disembarkation procedures were fine and pretty quick. The cruise had embarkation and disembarkation at each port so it was quite easy with staggered ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Suekai avatar

Suekai

1 Review Written

29 Helpful Votes

Not organized

First of all the good news, it s a beautiful ship! Cabins are very nice and quiet. Other positive point is the entertainment team, it s a big team and most of them are really nice, except for the ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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nimbus9020

1 Review Written

Dont Book with Costa if you only speak Englsh and dont smoke

I have just returned yesterday 18th November 2013 from a very disappointing seven night cruise on the Costa Serena. We were picked up from our hotel at 1100 and taken to Civitavecchia to board the ship. When we got ...
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Sail Date November 2013


gskpk avatar

gskpk

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Adriatic Cruise on old ship spoilt by replacing Sicily with an extra day at sea

Old ship showing its age in places where it has been refurbished many times. Some fittings very tired. Cabin ok and nice balcony, although unable to control the air con so the cabin could get cold at times ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Karen2Barry

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A good time had by all.....

Went on Discovery 2 last year - Eastern Med and loved it so tried Western Med this year. No complaints. Food excellent, staff superb. Relaxed cruise and would recommend. Entertainment hit and miss. Loved the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


denisew avatar

denisew

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable holiday.

This is the first time we have been with TUI as before we have tried Royal Carribean once and Norwegian Cruise lines 3 times. TUI is up there with the rest and the holiday was enjoyable. The entertainment team ...
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Sail Date September 2019


17946 avatar

17946

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Broadway show lounge shows very disapointing

Having sailed with thomson/marella for more than 15 years we found the shows very poor compared to the other marella ships eg discovery/dream etc all ships in the fleet apart from explorer 1 &2 the only pasengers ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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ROB12013

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Pros and cons

I've cruised once before on the discovery 2 and enjoyed so had high hopes for this "new" ship and could directly compare. On the Explorer 2 there was the same great entertainment, more choice in sunbathing areas ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Cyberpuss avatar

Cyberpuss

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

A thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

We chose this cruise because it's the newest ship of the Marella fleet. It is not a brand new ship. Now to dispel some of the complaints posted on this site about Naples airport. Naples is a very small airport. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Golden50 avatar

Golden50

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Friendly clean wonderful

Our 50th anniversary. Arrival was a walk from airport in Naples but staff all the way to bus, and happy to help. We had a junior suite and it was roomy, clean and very comfortable. We had ordered the celebration ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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chrisbrad1

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Our 3rd cruise with Marella

This was our third cruise with Marella we chose this one Explorer 2 because it's a Adult monly ship which appealed to us as last year on the Discovery2 there were children on board and we don't think cruise ships ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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SpaceWatching

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Excellent all round

My first cruise with my partner.Was nervous and apprehensive at first but put at ease with the experience.Security in this day and age are very important and the security unit certainly lived up to expectations.The ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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