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Marella Explorer 2 Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
Marella Explorer 2

Venetian Vistas followed by Greek Mystique

Sail date: May 01, 2019

Ship: Marella Explorer 2

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 5002

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Weather was not great. We stopped in Ancona, Italy. It's not listed above. But was a Sunday so totally closed. Worth a stop rather than being at Sea. But stay on board if you go.


3 out of 5
Delays at BHX due to late arrival of Marella staff meant that the flight was delayed.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Ok food wise, plenty to eat and drink. The food in the Market Place did seem to always be luke warm though.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
I went on excursions so didn't take part in many activities on board.


4 out of 5
The shows were good apart the The 50's diner one on the last night, I would sack that off.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Staff were always trying to help

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The sinks didn't appear to be cleaned great even on arrival. I cleaned myself. Also there was only one day that I saw the sanitize units manned. It was just left up to you and 95% people didn't bother. I saw multiple people on different days leaving the gents without even washing their hands. Other ships wee really big on this, but there was a severe lack here. I hope it wasn't a staff resource due to illness issue.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Nice, comfy bed, didn't experience many noise issues. Just a long walk to get food ;)

Ship tip

Use the sanitize units everyone PLEASE

Ports of call

Naples, Italy

3 out of 5
Home port, so no excursions. Although I did look to be quite a dirty city with lots of rubbish around during the coach trip

Split, Croatia

3 out of 5
OK, wouldn't go back.

Venice, Italy

4 out of 5

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
Amazing, shame there was not more time here though.

Messina, Sicily

4 out of 5
Again, great, but not enough time here.


3 out of 5
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