Kerry Spencer
Cruise Critic Editor

Marella Explorer 2 Entertainment & Activities


The ship's two-tier Broadway Show Lounge on Deck 6 & 7 is home to 12 high-energy productions. Two shows -- "Revive, The Forgotten Circus" and Lovestruck" -- are exclusive to Explorer 2. 

Daily Fun

Expect daily fun around the pool with Marella cruise staff leading activities such as bingo, trivia, pool games and daytime shows.

At Night

A Sail Away party typically takes place on the Pool Deck and Movies by Moonlight open-air cinema is on Deck 11. Indigo Casino (Deck 12), offering slot machines and card tables, is located within Indigo Bar & Club. Live singing duos, bands and pianists perform across the ship's venues.

Aperitif (Deck 6):  A centrally located bar styled as a pre- and post-dinner drinks venue. 

Flutes (Deck 6): This new-to-the-line bar is another pre- or post-dinner venue. What makes Flutes unique is the convenient and quirky "Press for Bubbles" buttons dotted around the venue. The all-inclusive nature of Marella means that Prosecco is included, though some premium drinks, such as Champagne, aren't.

Squid & Anchor (Deck 7): The pub offers a casual space at the rear of the ship, with an outside area (which is also where the smoking area is located). Quizzes, a live band and karaoke take place here during the evening.

Gin & Whiskey Bar (Deck 7): Located within Squid & Anchor, as the name suggests, this venue specialises gin and whisky.

The 19th Hole (Deck 7): Located next to the Broadway Show Lounge, The 19th Hole has a golf theme, featuring golf simulators, golf-inspired cocktails, craft beer and seating in fun golf buggies.

Pool Bar (Deck 11): A convenient bar for passengers to order drinks during the day, while sunbathing or lounging on the pool deck.

Indigo Bar & Club (Deck 12): This huge space offers plenty of seating and 360-degree ocean views with cocktail-making session, live music, a DJ and dance floor for partying late into the night.

The Shack (Deck 12): Located above Snack Shack and overlooking the pool, The Shack offers an informal spot to order daytime drinks.

Marella Explorer 2 Outside Recreation


There is one large pool with four whirlpools on Deck 11.


Mini-golf is available on Deck 15 and an outdoor running track is located on Deck 14. 

Sun Decks

There's the spacious Veranda, with luxury cabanas, and The Sundeck on Deck 14, with plush cocoon chairs and Balinese beds.

Marella Explorer 2 Spa & Fitness


Like sister ship Marella Explorer, Explorer 2 features a luxury Champneys Spa. All of the standard spa treatments -- facials, wraps, massages, hand and foot treatments -- can be booked, plus there's a beauty salon, a relaxation room, couples' suites and a gorgeous ocean-view infinity lounges for relaxation.



The Champneys gym offers a wide selection of cardio, weights and space for yoga and other classes. There's also a running track on Deck 14.

Marella Explorer 2 For Kids

Marella Explorer 2 is an adults-only ship and has no family cabins, programming, or kids’ clubs onboard.



Marella Explorer 2 Ship Stats

  • Launched: April 2019
  • Passengers: 1,814
  • Registry: Malta
  • CDC Score: N/A

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