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Great to be back at sea

Review for Marella Explorer to Baltic Sea

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jtango
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First real opportunity to cruse since the pandemic started and Marella have always been a good company to cruise with. Firstly it was nice to board a Marella ship at a southern British port (it would be nice if this could become a regular thing!!) The procedure for boarding the ship was very well organised from arriving at the port to boarding the ship. Once on board the ship you could ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Horrible music almost everywhere

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Baltic Sea

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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 ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


First time with Marella

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Baltic Sea

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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 ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Marella Explorer 2, back into service, ‘Weekend Escape’ from Newcastle

Review for Marella Explorer 2 to Europe - British Isles & Western

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peteukmcr
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were kindly invited to join a friend (who I had worked with for 4 months on an NHS Test & Trace mobile testing unit) and her partner on this 2-night sailing as they wanted to try it to see if they would like cruising. Obviously, they were conscious that with all the current COVID-19 protocols in place, this sailing would not be like any ‘normal’ cruise, but hopefully it would give them a good ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


Not a bad outing given the circumstances

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - British Isles & Western

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kaf1sh
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Oh the great debate: to cruise or not to cruise amid a global pandemic? But like most folks, after 15 months of restrictions, we decided to take a punt on a Western UK cruise - thinking that was least likely to be cancelled. I’ll be honest - we would not have considered a spin around GB under any other circumstances. We had not travelled with Marella before. But we’re impressed by the fare ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


Back to Cruising

Review for Marella Explorer to Baltic Sea

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Arachnid
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was the inaugural cruise for fare paying passengers and was for three days visiting Dover and Portland and due to COVID when not sitting eating or drinking all passengers and staff had to wear a mask when moving about the Ship and had to undertake a daily temperature check. Any way we were given a boarding time of 12 o'clock on the day of departure and when we arrived were shocked to ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


Lovely ship, teething problems on the return

Review for Marella Explorer to Baltic Sea

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Kevin79
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

I'll say from the start, we did lower our expectations for this cruise. Friend's have sailed with Marella many times and explained this is a very different product from MSC. We stayed in a mini suite with a large balcony. This had a good size shower, easy to move around the compact space. Only comment is it can be tight to get into the actual shower. The bed was comfortable and liked that it ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


canaries cruise

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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garlhamster
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

regular cruiser looking for some warmer climes this winter. explorer ship pretty good, food in italian restaurant very good with friendly attentive staff. only used main restaurant twice for breakfast which was just ok. buffet restaurant patchy, soups were pretty good, salads average and main foods average. we do not think the range is as big or as good as 5 years ago. there was a late night snack ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Wonderful cruise

Review for Marella Discovery 2 to Caribbean - All

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Dischultz
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We cruised 4 years ago and wanted to do a different itinerary . The newer upgraded ship was fabulous . Love the size of the ship .The food was great ( don’t miss the fish &chips and the chicken wings at the snack shak ) , the buffet was average but always lots of choices . The 47* restaurant ( a waitered a la carte) was excellent. There were many options that we didn’t even have the chance to ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Drop in standards

Review for Marella Explorer to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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toshede
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I have used Marella cruises for a while now and used the Marella Explorer twice in 2019, having only recently done the Tenerife trip we were very disappointed, firstly a sand storm hit the island's which was not the ship's fault And lost out on visiting one of our ports, we were awarded a £25.00 compensation to spend on-board, we proceeded to Madeira only to find engine trouble and ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


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