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Newcastle (England) to Europe Marella Explorer 2 Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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98 reviews
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Great ship but
Tournedos Rossini in Dining Club
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Marella Explorer 2, back into service, ‘Weekend Escape’ from Newcastle
"• The food quality from the Market Place and Beach Cove offered for lunch needs improvement • The bar service needs to improve dramatically, 30+ minutes for drink service is not good and that was experienced in several venues including Indigo, Flutes, on the pool deck and the Surf & Turf • The wines offered in the beverage package are poor and there are no more available if you upgrade to the Premium All Inclusive • The quality and service in Surf & Turf needs improvement for the supplement charged • No embarkation photo opportunity (Marella are missing a trick here in our opinion), a distinct lack of photographers around the ship too.• Day of departure including document checks, Covid Test, Check-in, and Boarding • Covid-19 protocols onboard • Cabin • Safety Drill / Muster Stations • Dining • Bars and Lounges • Sports and Pool decks • Navigate App and Wi-Fi • Shopping • Entertainment • Disembarkation • Our Highlights and Lowlights Day of departure – 10th July 2021 As we live in Manchester we travelled to Newcastle on Friday, 9th by train and stayed overnight in the city centre and took an Uber on Saturday morning to the port to meet our friends who were driving up that morning...."Read More
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First time with Marella

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Baltic Sea

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tap6699
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We haven’t been on cruise for a few years now and thought it would be good to get away without having to fly. We chose this cruise as it was adults only, all inclusive and reasonably priced. We also wanted to try Marella as we have heard good things, usual comment was ships are a bit older but service and food really good. The reduced capacity meant that it never felt crowded and relatively ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Horrible music almost everywhere

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Baltic Sea

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Joan 2333
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Second cruise with Tui Marella but first as a solo. Met some lovely people as 2 solo reps. Hard to find a quiet spot except in my cabin as background music everywhere and usually of some screeching woman. Asked them to turn off but staff couldn't. Not at all relaxing. Terrible smell from drains or kitchen near dining rooms. Perhaps due to age of ship. Everywhere spotless clean and sanitisers ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Excellent value for money , good ship and staff.

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paulatsea
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First holiday after lockdown ! Online check in etc was very good and easy to use. Good website and on board app. Embarkation including testing was excellent - fast and efficient. All inclusive holiday with a great selection of drinks . Adults only !!! Very important for us. Excellent friendly service all round. About 1/2 full ship so lots of room , easy to get served and ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


Marella Explorer 2, back into service, ‘Weekend Escape’ from Newcastle

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Europe - British Isles & Western

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peteukmcr
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were kindly invited to join a friend (who I had worked with for 4 months on an NHS Test & Trace mobile testing unit) and her partner on this 2-night sailing as they wanted to try it to see if they would like cruising. Obviously, they were conscious that with all the current COVID-19 protocols in place, this sailing would not be like any ‘normal’ cruise, but hopefully it would give them a good ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


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