Butlins at Sea

Marella Explorer 2 Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

2.9 out of 5
Marella Explorer 2

Venetian Vistas followed by Greek Mystique

Sail date: October 02, 2019

Ship: Marella Explorer 2

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

Very unhappy and ill on this cruise. Were not treated as Premium passengers despite paying the extra. Ate only Bread and cheese lunch and dinners- restaurants could not cater for special diets. Left one in tears after making special request as was so hungry. Bar staff rude and took the mickey!! Never again!!!!


1 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Lived on bread and cheese most of the week

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Champneys spa= excellent Shows good, Musical tea=brilliant


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Room stewards good, management did not respond to complaints

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Sewage coming up thru bathroom floor and on deck!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Spacious suite

Ship tip

Don't go with Tui!!!

Ports of call

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5

Chania, Crete

5 out of 5

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

1 out of 5
Docked in a lorry park out of town, arse of nowhere on a sunday! There was even a picket line to cross in opposition to Tui and others expanding the port.

Zakynthos, Greece

5 out of 5

Catania, Sicily

5 out of 5


2 out of 5
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