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Marella Explorer Cruise Review

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

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Marella Explorer

Canarian Flavours

Sail date: February 28, 2020

Ship: Marella Explorer

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was our first Marella/TUI cruise and holiday which far exceeded our expectations. The all inclusive price removes the issue of giving gratuities and a large bill at the end of the cruise. The staff and crew were stunning and made the difference between a good and a great cruise.


5 out of 5
Took only 12 minutes from stepping off our transportation to boarding the ship in Santa Cruz Tenerife.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was very good and plentiful, if not quite 4 star.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
The Marella singers and dancers were fantastic.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Without exception the staff and crew were fantastic.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
All was great with the exception of the upper circle in the main theatre were many of the seats had very restricted views of the stage.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Internal cabin on deck 8. Large spacious with masses of storage space.

Ship tip

Treat the staff and crew with respect and they will reward you with phenomenal service.

Ports of call

Puerto Del Rosario, Fuerteventura

5 out of 5

Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

4 out of 5

Funchal, Madeira

5 out of 5

San Sebastian, La Gomera

3 out of 5

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
Fast and efficient due to staggered departures.
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