Christmas at sea

Marella Explorer 2 Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
Marella Explorer 2

Adriatic Delights followed by Sail Three Seas

Sail date: December 15, 2019

Ship: Marella Explorer 2

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Picked this cruise for destinations. Overall ship well maintained. I think most of the budget is spent on drink. My first Marella cruise. Most likely my last. It felt like Butlins at sea


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was average and little choice. Christmas dinner was the worst I have ever experienced. Overcooked turkey. Inedible Christmas pudding. Found the Vista best choice and quality of food

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Same activities daily. It was obvious the activity team had no budget whatsoever


3 out of 5
Production shows were ok but also lacked quality. Very few guest entertainers. The opera singer was superb but the comedians jokes were so old that I think all the passengers knew the punchline.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
House keeping excellent. Bar waiting staff few and far between. Restaurant staff just wanted you out as soon as possible. Our three course Christmas dinner was finished in thirty minutes. Dreadfull experience

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Poor layout. Biggest coffee shop I have seen but unused.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Good size inside cabin. Loads of storage. Good sized shower. Excellent interactive tv where you could check account book excursions and other services

Ship tip

If you enjoy a good drink and party this could be the ship for you

Ports of call

Roseau, Dominica

2 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5

Kingstown, St. Vincent

3 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

4 out of 5

Kralendijk, Bonaire

4 out of 5

St. George's, Grenada

4 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5


4 out of 5
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