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Marella Explorer, Thomson Cruises

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Ship Stats and Features
Maximum Capacity: 1924
Beam (Ship Width): 32 ft
Length: 263 ft
Tonnage: 76988
Cruising Speed: 22 kts
Number of Decks: 10
Number of Lifts: 10
Number of Pools: 1
Number of restaurants: 10
Formal nights: No
Adult Only: No
Kids Club: Yes
Marella Explorer, formerly named TUI Explorer, is the seventh ship to join the Thomson Cruises fleet. Thomson Cruises is now Marella Cruises. Like Marella (TUI) Discovery and Marella (TUI) Discovery 2, Marella Explorer offers a fantastic all inclusive cruising experience.

A cruise on Marella Explorer is fun for the whole family, with Thomson Cruises excellent and experienced customer service, exciting range of port calls and endless entertainment included in the price.

Cuisine and Dining on Marella Explorer

Marella (TUI) Explorer offers many options for delicious onboard dining with 10 restaurants and 10 bars to choose from. All tastes are catered for with a tempting selection of international cuisine. Pan –Asian delicacies, curries and noodles can be enjoyed in Kora La whilst grilled chicken, lobster and pork chops are available at the Surf & Turf Steakhouse. The Snack Shack gives great street food vibes with food to go from various stalls and huts and everyone’s favourite pizza and tapas dish can be found at The Mediterranean.

Fine dining is available at The Dining Club for foodies looking for a truly memorable dinner. With experimental cooking in a luxurious setting. *Carries a supplement.

For casual, laid back dining and flavours from all over the world, The Market Place serves up a plethora of buffet classics and international dishes.

Entertainment on Marella Explorer

The Indigo Bar, Club and Casino are available for all stages of the perfect night onboard. Whether it’s causal cocktails, a night of dance or chance, there is something to suit everyone. Marella Explorer’s cool colour changing bar, The Lounge, offers great sea views and soothing live music.

The Broadway Show Lounge seats up to 1,000 people and showcases excellent live entertainment with waiter service.

Spa & Fitness on Marella Explorer

Marella Explorer is the perfect choice for a week of pampering, with the renowned Champneys Spa and Beauty Salon. Their first at-sea spa, Champneys will offer passengers not only a full range of treatments, but also a wellness centre and relaxation room. These will offer the perfect opportunity to recharge and refresh on your cruise.

As well as these wonderful facilities, the ship is equipped with a state-of-the-art gym which is kitted out with all the essentials for an exhilarating workout.

Recreation on Marella Explorer

Days at sea can be enjoyed in many ways with enough facilities and activities to please guests of all ages. Fun can be had with minigolf, table tennis and more at the Sports & Family Deck.

Kids and teens are well catered for with dedicated hang out areas including the fully stocked Gamer Zone.

Everyone can cool off outdoors whilst onboard Marella Explorer as there is a swimming pool, multiple whirlpools and a kids Splash Pad with baby mini-slide.

Customer Reviews

Enjoyed cruise, good service. Good food. Lack of sun loungers. Health and safety issue in buffet. Guests allowed to handle and...read more
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Average Customer Review:   4.8125 out of 64.8125 out of 64.8125 out of 64.8125 out of 64.8125 out of 64.8125 out of 6  (48 Marella Explorer Reviews)

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