Tenerife to the Canary Islands Marella Explorer Cruise Reviews

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"Bar staff are constantly doing the rounds taking orders for drinks, the area is clean and tidy and the entertainment team did a good job keeping people amused.We also ate in Vista (Italian food) and throughly enjoyed every meal, the food was good quality and cooked well...."Read More
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A solid effort from the little fish in the big pond of cruising (2 Regular Marella Cruisers)

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slclove
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

Party: 2 adults aged 30 and 64, previously cruised three times with Marella (Dream, and Explorer 2 x2), with NCL 4 times (Jade, Breakaway x2 and Prima), and 3 other cruises in the early 00s on now defunct lines. We don't have any disabilities, we didn't use the casino and we didn't travel with kids, so we can't comment on these. If you have read my reviews before you'll know that we cruised ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Noisy and congested

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Sammy the Seal
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

The ship is smart and kept clean and tidy. There is a large crew of very efficient staff who are friendly, polite and always willing and available to give top-notch service. The ship is a good size and easy to find one’s way around. Embarking and disembarking are quick and efficient. The cabins with balconies are compact with good storage and are well serviced with a nightly ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Always our favourite cruise company going downhill

Review for a Canary Islands Cruise on Marella Explorer

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Poplarjohn
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We didn't realise that we were going to a holiday camp. In fairness I have to say that the cleanliness, cabins, shows, restaurants and staff service and attitudes were excellent, however we have travelled many times with Thomson and Marella and as soon as they went all inclusive their product became Benidorm. You are supposed to at least wear "tailored" shorts in the restaurant but they were ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Economy New Years dream cruise

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D1ablorojo
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise for the itinerary, which was fantastic. The weather made it for everyone. The service in the Latitude bar was good (thankyou Ronaldo & Ririn). The ship is dated, the cabin with extended outside balcony was tired & worn, the balcony being as big as the room which we thought was weird, The beds were uncomfortable and the bed linen and towels were old with that yellow ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Excellent food, service and entertainment!

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Rishigudka
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We've had an amazing time on our 1st Marella cruise and would certainly cruise with them again, may be on one of their adults only ship. TUI were amazing with their flight from London Luton to Tenerife which went smoothly with no delays and great onboard service. This was followed by excellent organisation of TUI transfers from airport to ship whereby they took your luggage off you at the ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Marella Cutbacks

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Frankie Goodall
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Let's start with the staff. Most of them were polite and extremely helpful. The entertainment staff put on some great shows. Johnny the cruise director did a fabulous job. A cabin is a cabin. We were inside. So we got what we expected. Unfortunately, we had to ask for the milk and coffee to be topped up as it wasn't done so. Ok, only a small thing. But it means a great deal. You feel like a ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Disappointing Cruise

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Frank Goodall
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Let's start with the staff. Most of them were polite and extremely helpful. The entertainment staff put on some great shows. Johnny the cruise director did a fabulous job. A cabin is a cabin. We were inside. So we got what we expected. Unfortunately, we had to ask for the milk and coffee to be topped up as it wasn't done so. Ok, only a small thing. But it means a great deal. You feel ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Average cruise

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Big Norm
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Quite disappointed with Explorer this time around, it is in need of some TLC & yet again standard seem to be slipping with Marella. Food quality is average at best & along with some passengers general etiquette never being challenged by the crew, I believe this will be our last Marella cruise. I may be old fashioned, but I do like to see people at least wearing shirts & something on their feet ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Amazing cruise on the Explorer

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mrsemmaclairemoor
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

Having not cruised since pre-covid, and this being my partner's first cruise, I was a bit worried about what to expect, whether standards had dropped etc. but I can honestly say this was one of the best cruises I have been on, and it has my partner hooked on cruising. Itininary We sailed around the canaries and Morocco in November/December 2023 - all the ports of call were good and in ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


Pleasantly surprised

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Allincruiser56
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We booked this cruise a week before we went to be away for my husband’s birthday. We are frequent cruisers but normally with Princess and for the last several years, with Celebrity. When we read the reviews on this site about the Marella Explorer, we were quite anxious about what we would experience but we were pleasantly surprised. The Explorer doesn’t have the finesse, space or luxury that we ...
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Sail Date: February 2023


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