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Europe Marella Explorer 2 Europe Cruise Reviews

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A Great Week
"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..."Read More
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Fronket

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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Good value for little money

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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M4lcp

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

this was good value for money! The cabin was excellent - the shower one of the best The staff were hardworking but far too few in number. This caused disjointed service in the dining room and bars. There was a lot of queuing for the buffets. Portions were relatively small - "oatcakes" with smoked …. was one oatcake. The surf and turf restaurant which was an extra charge was excellent. We opted for ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Amazing

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Diydish

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

First time cruisers and we had a fantastic time. The staff were amazing so polite and very friendly . We ate in the Market place all the time as I had been in hospital 2weeks before and in there I could just eat what I wanted. There was plenty of choice as I am a fussy eater I couldn't complain at all . The entertainment was excellent from the shows in the Broadway lounge (there was only one that ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


I never usually complain...... but.....

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Kevin111

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I am the type of person who rarely complains ... but....... We've been on the Dream and Celebration, and mostly not a great deal to complain about, except the food could be a little hotter. The Explorer 2 however is another thing altogether. The food in the Marketplace on floor 11, even when put out fresh in front of you, is luke warm at best. By the time you are at your table it's getting ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


A thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Cyberpuss

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise because it's the newest ship of the Marella fleet. It is not a brand new ship. Now to dispel some of the complaints posted on this site about Naples airport. Naples is a very small airport. If several flights land at the same time then expect delays getting your luggage. We flew in from Birmingham and we only had to wait 20 minutes. Someone from Marella was on hand to help ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Way better than expectation

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LeesiaW

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We flew from Manchester to Naples and were expecting the worst after reading the reviews however, thinking back I personally think the reviews were harsh. The walk is about 5 minutes away and if you have any issues, staff were on hand to assist. We embarked smoothly and were able to go to our cabins immediately so could freshen up before exploring. We knew the ship was an older ship but it’s ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Friendly clean wonderful

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Golden50

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Our 50th anniversary. Arrival was a walk from airport in Naples but staff all the way to bus, and happy to help. We had a junior suite and it was roomy, clean and very comfortable. We had ordered the celebration package and at £99 found it excellent value for money. Wherever we were on the ship the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. The captain (Richard) and his staff were seen ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Lovely ship, great cruise

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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dronnygirl

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

As soon as we stepped on the ship we really liked it. Everywhere is light, bright and airy. Our cabin was 1130 right at the back and was very quiet. The cabin had more storage than we have ever had before and the bathroom was clean and bright with a good shower, always plenty of hot water. The bed was very firm which were great for us and the balcony was a good size. We mostly ate in ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Enjoyable holiday.

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denisew

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This is the first time we have been with TUI as before we have tried Royal Carribean once and Norwegian Cruise lines 3 times. TUI is up there with the rest and the holiday was enjoyable. The entertainment team were very professional. The food was good except in the Italian (perhaps we ordered the wrong dish) . The Italian was part of the main restaurant Lattitude 53 and not in a separate venue. ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Pros and cons

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ROB12013

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I've cruised once before on the discovery 2 and enjoyed so had high hopes for this "new" ship and could directly compare. On the Explorer 2 there was the same great entertainment, more choice in sunbathing areas (loved the Veranda), bars (loved Flutes) and restaurants (loved Nonnas! + the terrace was a nice extra) and although the food in Latitude was good but it definitely wasn't nearly as good ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Weatherspoons at Sea

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Beefdog

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

First the good points. 1. Terrific stage shows 2. Friendly crew (apart from Zak the barman who thought he was a comedian but, was just annoying). 3. Damjano on reception is an absolute star. 4. Lovely destinations. Now the bad points. 1. Awful smell of sewege in cabin (1014), which could not be resolved, even with a deep clean of the drains. After a week, we were given another ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


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