• Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips

Europe Marella Explorer 2 Europe Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
103 reviews
Great ship but
Tournedos Rossini in Dining Club
Atrium video screen
See all photos
Cruiser Rating
3.5
Average
71 reviews
Ratings by category
Cabins
Dining
Entertainment
Public Rooms
Fitness Recreation
Family
Enrichment
Service
Value For Money
Featured Review
Honest Appraisal from Experienced Cruisers
"Leaving Dubrovnik port though is another story, an absolute shambles due to having to go through passport control again.Going out was straightforward as usual, however it takes longer at Dubrovnik due to having to go through the passport control at the port...."Read More
Daveyl778 avatar

Daveyl778

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Filters

1-10 of 71 Europe Marella Explorer 2 Europe Cruise Reviews


Awful....just Awful

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

User Avatar
ncooper
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

ARRIVAL & EMBARKATION Smooth & efficient..luggage takes care of from Airport to Cabin 9/10 Cabin acceptable..rather basic, but plenty of drawer space Sink in bathroom was cracked. Fixtures & fittings showing signs of wear 7/10 FOOD & DRINK LA VISTA (Italian restaurant) DINNER 3/10 Starters Caprese Salad….small portion…but ok Pate – a small tasteless ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2022


Fabulous Itinerary, Dining disaster

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

User Avatar
Ali43
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

A third cruise with Marella, but probably our last. We enjoyed all of the ports of call, Split, Trieste, Ancona, San Marino and Zadar. Usual procedure to board the ship, probably slightly longer due to covid and brexit but once on board were greeted by friendly ,helpful crew. Cabin, outside on deck 9 was beautifully clean and the crew who serviced it twice a day were friendly, cheerful and a ...
Read More

Sail Date: September 2022


Disappointing

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

User Avatar
Caterina54
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We are criusers and mid sixties, and since covid we cruised twice with explorer 2 and once with discovery but this last one was quite poor. Bread was stale on the great musical afternoon tea, at breakfast and basically all round. The tapas gave us a dippy tummy, the Drinks were seriously watered down and cocktails tasted nothing like the real thing Not worthed paying for the ...
Read More

Sail Date: September 2022


Honest Appraisal from Experienced Cruisers

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

User Avatar
Daveyl778
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We have been on all of the Marella ships at least once, however this was our first post Covid cruise. We did expect to see changes, and I have taken that into account when considering what to write. We are non drinkers, but do enjoy the food and entertainment that the ships usually offer. Going out was straightforward as usual, however it takes longer at Dubrovnik due to having to go through ...
Read More

Sail Date: August 2022


There is much they do very well

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

User Avatar
malted muse
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise based on locations and cost alongside of timing - we were in need of a getaway. We had been on this ship a while ago, for similar reasons, and had a good idea what to expect. I like sea days and there were few of them but, on reflection that was probably for the best. To start off there is one thing that they do very well and that is getting there and back. The link up ...
Read More

Sail Date: July 2022


Sail 3 seas, hot, hot ,hot

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

User Avatar
saracen1990
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise as we had visited and enjoyed several of these ports before and needed a sunny holiday. Overall we were happpy with the cruise even though the weather was very hot for the time of year. i would recommend paying the supplement for the drinks package as the daily bottle of water came in very handy and the premium wines and spirits were woth the extra charge. The excursions ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2022


Penny Pinching Marella

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

User Avatar
CruiseChick31
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Pre-boarding was ok, standard affair but we had a different cabin number from our luggage labels. Our original cabin was right at the back of the ship (great, we'd never had one before). Our new cabin was a deck above on the side. When queried with Reception Staff it was deck 8 rear were isolation cabins for covid. Ok, but when you find out at the end of the week a couple had to stay in their ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2022


Cheap last minute

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Europe - Western Mediterranean

User Avatar
tillytiah01
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Cheap cruise with flights all inclusive- free suite upgrade as booked room not available Room - Large balcony two loungers table and two chairs. Birmingham to Malaga flight/ visited palma/Barcelona/Valencia/cartegena/ Gibraltar car parking at terminal/ insurance all inclusive with junior balcony suite all in under £800 each Cruise ship charged £15 each to go into palma and Valencia 4 ...
Read More

Sail Date: November 2021


First time with Marella

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Baltic Sea

User Avatar
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 ...
Read More

Sail Date: August 2021


Horrible music almost everywhere

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Baltic Sea

User Avatar
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 ...
Read More

Sail Date: August 2021


Find a Marella Explorer 2 Cruise

Any Month
Europe Cruise Reviews for Other Marella Cruises Ships
Marella Discovery Europe Cruise Reviews
Marella Discovery Europe Cruise Reviews
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.
About UsCruise DestinationsFirst Time CruisersFind A Cruise

Share your feedback

International Sites

© 1995—2023, The Independent Traveler, Inc.

  • Privacy and Cookies Statement

  • Terms of Use

  • Site Map

  • Cookie Consent