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Palma de Mallorca (Majorca) to Europe Marella Explorer 2 Cruise Reviews

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1-10 of 13 Palma de Mallorca (Majorca) to Europe Marella Explorer 2 Cruise Reviews


A budget cruise with great destinations, entertainment and crew

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balloo_ka27
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

The first thing to note is that whilst this ship is new to Marella it was built in 1994 and in places despite a refit is showing its age. You will need to travel on TUIs German Mein Schiff 1 & 2 if you want brand new ships! It is also a shame the all inclusive bit doesn't start when you step on the very old Boeing 757 plane but then i suppose prices would be higher. We booked a cabin with a ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Very Enjoyable

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DDownie81
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Booked under no illusion this would be like a Celebrity, Princess Cruise ect for the money paid, and that it was also an old shop which had been renovated rather than brand new. Overall impression public areas were clean and modern although there was a few snagging issues but this is to be expected and didn’t distract from our enjoyment while onboard. Food in the main dining room was really ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


TOP CLASS CRUISE

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Stansfield
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This is only our fourth cruise and we wanted a cruise that visited interesting places in the Mediterranean and was only a short flight from home. Mornings and evenings were cool but temperatures in the day around the low 20 degrees C and we had one rainy morning. We flew from East Midlands to Palma and although check-in was slow arrangements went smoothly until check-in at the cruise terminal ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Traveled with disabled person


Never again Marella!

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DuchessA
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We booked this cruise based on the ship having been refitted, adults only and all inclusive. However, it was very difficult to see where any major investment had been made. The ship looked dated and tired in places. We had opted for a Junior Suite which was allocated on deck 12, and although the cabin was a reasonable size with a decent balcony, it was far from a premium product. The fixtures and ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


A Great Week

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Fronket
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We went on the 2nd sailing of Explorer 2. Collection at the airport went smoothly, we were given some information to read on the coach. The check in at the port was quick and easy. Was slightly disappointed that we were not given a map of the ship but there were screens and pictures around the ship that you could look to find your way around. The ship isn't perfect despite the recent refurb but ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Traveled with children


Less and less each time

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flycgb
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We have been with Mariella (Thomson) several times including Baltic capitals this last August on Discovery -which encouraged us to go again with this company. As we wanted to avoid the Bay of Biscay and have limited mobility, we opted to fly cruise via Majorca. We are less mobile than we used to be and assistance was booked but this seemed to exclude TUI staff. Help was needed with luggage not ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Still some snagging but overall a good experience

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Mjcopey
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

We have sailed previously with Marella and overall been very happy with the product. Note... this is not a new ship. She is 25 years old and while she has been refurbished (some public areas are beautiful) there are some expected signs of the ships genuine age. Marella and TUI have been very upfront about the ships age, however some travel agents will say what they need to say to get the booking ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Not 5 star

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Seasickofcruising
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

At the time we booked the cruise because we thought we were going on a brand new luxury ship. Wrong. It is an old ship which has been refurbed once before. Some of the public rooms had had a make over and seeing them for the first time raised expectations about the cabins. But looking around you realised many of the carpets had not been replaced in the upgrading. Unfortunately the cabins were ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Cruise spoiled by cabin faults

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dry land
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

It was an anniversary cruise and we have sailed with TUI before and the Explorer 2 was supposed to have been refitted for this maiden voyage. We were given our cabin number at the airport and told our luggage would be taken straight to the ship, this however was not the case, we were then told by the TUI rep on arrival we would have to get our cases ourselves. (For us not a big problem ) . ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Ship not ready to sail!!!

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Russ999
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was our first cruise, and was a disappointment for several reasons. When we booked, we were sold the "newest" ship in the fleet, we later discovered it had undergone a 9 week refurbishment. My local pub was recently refurbished, and it took 4 times that. We had 3 "Code Victoria's" meaning that that a serious flood had occurred requiring intimidate attention. We later discovered that ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


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