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4.0 / 5.0
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223 reviews
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The top of the ship on New Year’s Eve on Madeira
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"We booked this cruise when it was first advertised months ago thinking there was a good chance that it would be cancelled......There is no doubt that all the Crew and staff of the vessel have had good training for the effects of the pandemic, this weeks next voyage should be made a little easier for them by their experiences on our trip...."Read More
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Tired, cheap booze cruise on a cross channel ferry disguised as a cruise ship with the worst food possible

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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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


Poor week

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Paul 120753
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We have been with TUI many times before but this last trip has been the worst. From the start the Covid pass checking process was a shambles, you couldnt here the safety video and the whole thing took to long. The standard of food on offer in the buffet has gone down in my opinion, from the meat selection to the standard of cooking, even the vegetables were not cooked properly, the selection ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Very Disappointed, never again.

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Larrydavid777
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Chose this Adriatic cruise as tge highlight was Venice which was subsequently cancelled as could not dock there - we were told this after forking out thousands of pounds) You could choose to travel for 6 hours plus to get there in a day but we chose not to. Eve entertainment was okay but all other was appalling. Dirty plastic glasses everywhere, food just okay. Service was abmissal and covid ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Poor beyond words - Waste of £2550 !!

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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daviesb1256
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise lines because prior to Covid in 2019 we went to the Western Caribbean and had an excellent time and expected the same standard this time round - not so - very poor in every aspect - definitely dumbing down.. Shows were poor; Food was adequate - nothing special'/ drinks were poor beyond words - watered down - trips were too expensive and everything had been paired back ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Butlins at sea

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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ralphmjr
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We have never explored the Eastern Med/Adriatic and were looking forward to seeing new countires and enjoying cruising as we have experienced cruising before.The airports going and returning were manic,queues /delays and yet more queues.The Marella Explorer, crew and staff were excellent,but the ship was tired looking.On arrival to our cabin there were stains on the settee the bed was lumpy and ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Never again

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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maynich
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This cruise was a birthday present for our granddaughter. She chose this because it went to all the places she wanted to visit. This is our 26th cruise and have experienced many cruise lines but would not cruise Marella again. Butlins at sea it certainly was. Tui flights there and back were a nightmare, we flew from Leeds Bradford and noticed other companies were not having delays and baggage ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Very Disappointing

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Noreen1961
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and we had two amazing cruises on marella discovery pre COVID. One of the things we loved on discovery was the amazing shows in the theatre every evening, the "shows" on Explorer were dismal, every night there was six very average singers attempting to put on a show on an empty stage. People were leaving the theatre every night, it was embarrassing ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Sub standard ship and cruise

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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5378013412
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Chose this cruise as had previously been on west Mediterranean trip and had enjoyed most things about the ship. Many aspects of this east Mediterranean cruise were quite disgraceful. Bed linen, towels, pillows were so over used, I couldn’t tell whether they were clean or not. Plastic glasses at pool bars had been in dishwasher a thousand times so were scratched and stained and sometimes there were ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Brilliant Holiday

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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poppydogbrown
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

We chose this cruise as we wanted to see the islands of Greece and Turkey. The staff on this ship were so friendly and helpful, especially the hospitality we received from 'Samiro' who worked the pool deck during the day and then the Squid and Anchor bar in the evening, such a gentleman and was very attentive to us.. The food on the ship was lovely and there was always something to cater for ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Good and Bad

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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tucksash
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This cruise was chosen primarily based upon destinations. None of these disappointed. Embarkation: We had to take a covid test prior to embarkation (greek rules). The previous evening we had to take a chronomics covid test which we paid for (why - no one asked about it). We had a water leak on our cabin on second night. Initially response was very poor. When day staff came on we were ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


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