I was lucky enough to be selected to go on a ship visit on the Marella Explorer on the 18th September whilst she was docked in Southampton. I have been selling Marella Cruises for many years now but never been on board one before and to be honest I did not know what to expect but I was very pleasantly surprised.
We started off by having a cup of coffee at the Coffee Port then we embarked on the tour of the ship. One thing that I thought was really clever were the carpets. On a big ship sometimes it is difficult to tell where you are but not on Marella Explorer! The front of the ship has blue carpets, the middle of the ship has red carpets and the aft of the ship has green carpets.
There were plenty of entertainment areas from Indigo which has a large dance floor and you can have dancing lessons and a lovely seating area to a casino which I would describe as a casino with a view!
I can honestly say the Spa on board is one of the best I have ever seen. There are plenty of treatment rooms with lots to offer and the Sauna is the biggest one I have seen at sea. This photo is only a small part of it!
The dining on board Marella is all freedom dining which is always my preference. You can dine in Latitude 56 or Vista which is a small Italian restaurant. We had a quick bite to eat in the Market Place Buffet Restaurant and there was plenty of choice so no one needs to go hungry. You do of course have the Speciality Restaurants Surf & Turf and a Sushi Restaurant.
We also were able to have a quick look at the cabins. The cabins were spacious and I would definitely recommend booking a large balcony cabin and using the hammock on the balcony! The Suite we were shown was amazing and the balcony was huge plus you have a large walk in wardrobe!
I can honestly say I would recommend the Marella Explorer to anyone because there really is something for everyone on board.
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Until Next Time…..Happy Cruising!