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Wonderful Time
"We chose this cruise for my wife's 50th Birthday. Looking at some of the reviews beforehand we were a bit worried, but these fears were allayed by our own personal experience and we couldn't find any faults..."Read More
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Boring

Review for Marella Explorer to Caribbean - Eastern

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Gotthebugforsailing

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Went on this 'new' ship for the new year into 2019. The most boring cruise I'd ever been on. There was no laughs and no entertainment. Reality bands on a big screen every night. Same thing every evening. We had excursions booked for most early mornings so had to be in bed by 11pm and up early. So our routine was that after dinner each night we would head to the bars for a few drinks. But is was ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

10 Helpful Votes


What's Not To Like!

Review for Marella Explorer to Caribbean - Eastern

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sonrisa@C4

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose the cruise to celebrate some special birthdays somewhere hot and sunny! We have previously travelled with Marella on their other ships and with P & O. Embarkation was super quick - off the plane in Barbados, straight on a coach and to the ship. The Explorer is a nice ship but lacks any wow factor. There is no central atrium which other ships have and we found this ship awkward to ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Skagway

31 Helpful Votes


Better than we could have imagined

Review for Marella Explorer to Caribbean - Eastern

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LHSM

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Everything was perfect, You walk off the plane and onto a coach where you’re taken straight to the ship where our bags were waiting for us at our cabin. On return you see the immigration officers onboard, the queues move very fast, no standing still. Then we were taken from the ship to the airport and our cases were sent to the plane ahead of us so we didn’t have to carry them around with us, ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Skagway

Traveled with disabled person

15 Helpful Votes


First time Marella cruise- won't be the last!

Review for Marella Explorer to Caribbean - Eastern

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Royaloak01

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Previously cruised on the Royal Clipper (twice) and Norwegian Star (not the best experience), so we have been on small and larger vessels. Tui package holidays have always been consistent for quality, so it was interesting to try their cruise option. Flights - very good, the system of leaving luggage at Manchester airport and not having to handle it again until it arrived at the cabin worked ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Skagway

26 Helpful Votes


Disapppointing

Review for Marella Explorer to Caribbean - Eastern

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weyward

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose Marella Explorer as it was a medium-size ship, and our very first cruise 20 years was with Thomson and we were very pleased with that. Sadly our experience of Marella Explorer was very disappointing. The service in the restaurants was generally poor though better in the Vista restaurant. Rarely asked if we wanted coffee after a meal. The quality of the food was OK, with Vista being ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Skagway

1 Helpful Vote


Fabulous with just a few tweaks needed

Review for Marella Explorer to Caribbean - Eastern

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Jaroba26

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This ship is a real asset to the Marella line. It is really well run, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The crew are happy to help with a smile. There is a great choice of food, my only criticism is that a lot of the beef dishes were a bit chewy and tough. Having said that anyone who can't find something good to eat must be the most picky eater ever. Such a wide variety. We had a balcony cabin on ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Skagway

7 Helpful Votes


Very good - but...

Review for Marella Explorer to Caribbean - Eastern

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High Seas On

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

My partner and I chose this cruise/ship to celebrate my 65th birthday. Lovely, clean ship and could not fault the crew. Our outside cabin on Deck 5 was of ample size for the two of us and was kept clean twice daily with towels changed etc. We ate in the Market Place buffet restaurant on our first evening which, as with other Marella cruise ships, had very average fare. Our intention ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Skagway

2 Helpful Votes


Fantastic cruise on Explorer - a new convert from normal All Inclusive holidays!

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Gordon2019

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Background: We usually go with all-inclusive holidays, mostly with TUI First Choice. Lately we have thought that we spend too much time on the resorts and miss out on seeing much of where we are - hence the decision to go with a cruise. We chose marella as we are used used to TUI, and know their standards and the all inclusive is important - we didn't want to get hit with unexpected ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Skagway

6 Helpful Votes


Great experience - booked another.

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B00222978

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

We chose this cruise for our honeymoon as it started in the Mediterranean and sailed across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Can honestly say it was the best holiday of my life, however it was my first ever cruise so I have nothing to compare it to. We had an inside cabin on deck 4 which was quite small but I wasn't expecting any larger and we barely spent any time in the room anyway. The cabin ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Tunis (La Goulette)

3 Helpful Votes


Wonderful Time

Review for Marella Explorer to Caribbean - Eastern

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Aldershot Dave

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We chose this cruise for my wife's 50th Birthday. Looking at some of the reviews beforehand we were a bit worried, but these fears were allayed by our own personal experience and we couldn't find any faults whatsoever. I would not dream of making derogatory comments on fellow passengers as everyone is entitled to spend their holiday as they see fit. I can certainly say that I saw no behaviour ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

33 Helpful Votes


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