Tenerife to Africa Marella Explorer Cruise Reviews

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Great food but dirty cabin!

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marella Explorer

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Maid2cruise
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Had great food on this cruise and the entertainment was first class too. Shame about the cleanliness. Had to call the domestic staff in to address the issue and still fell short of acceptable. Have left the feedback for the cruise line and they haven't bothered to respond. I would travel with them again but I would be prepared to clean my own cabin next time. With covid and norovirus I think we ...
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Sail Date: February 2023


Tired, cheap booze cruise on a cross channel ferry disguised as a cruise ship with the worst food possible

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CruiserfromLonfon
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I have been with marella a few times. Never glamorous but used to be functional and efficient. Not now. The food in the main restaurants would appear to have come from a 1970’s prison ship and we had mild food poisoning after 2 nights. I know they are cost cutting but the cooking was amazingly bad. Maybe the worst I have ever seen in a commercial setting. The deep fried long hair in the calamari ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Drop in standards

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toshede
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I have used Marella cruises for a while now and used the Marella Explorer twice in 2019, having only recently done the Tenerife trip we were very disappointed, firstly a sand storm hit the island's which was not the ship's fault And lost out on visiting one of our ports, we were awarded a £25.00 compensation to spend on-board, we proceeded to Madeira only to find engine trouble and ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Spoiled by a tiny food budget

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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


Pleasantly surprised

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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


Surprisingly good

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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


Marella has upped its game

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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


MARELLA EXPLORER WORST HOLIDAY EVER

Review for a Canary Islands Cruise on Marella Explorer

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BUSGUY 47
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Worst Holiday Ever on this ship total let down would have preferred to stay at home. First Cruise and the last such a boring ship more like a booze cruise than a holiday booked for Christmas two week Canaries Cruse sheer hell. Never seen so many people happy it was over. Never seen so many container ports waking up to banging and crashing most ports it called into not a sandy beach in ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Benidorm on a Boat

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FOD1984
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Staff and ship lovely. Food is great. Make sure you don't miss out on the tapas as it's amazing and inclusive just make sure to book it on the app. Vista is also a great place to eat especially the carbonara which for just five pounds more is prepared in a giant parmasan wheel at your table and is super tasty. Good service. What let's it down is the passengers. From threats of physical ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


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