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Marella Explorer 2

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This summer, treat yourself to a well-deserved getaway onboard Marella Explorer 2, sailing from Newcastle. Browse all available UK coastal cruises now.

Marella Cruises' Marella Explorer 2 is a fantastic all-inclusive ship with space for more than 1,800 passengers. Offering the same standard of service and comfort as other ships in the fleet, Marella Explorer 2 stands out from the crowd as she is reserved exclusively for adults. Designed for singles, couples and groups of friends, the focus is on relaxing and social spaces that provide an escape from the stresses of day to day life. From sunbathing with a cocktail in hand on The Veranda to high-end cuisine and evenings of letting your hair down, there's excitement around every corner onboard Marella Explorer 2.

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Ship Stats and Features

Number Of Decks 14
Number Of Elevators 9
Number Of Pools 1
Number Of Restaurants 8
Formal Nights Yes
Adult Only Yes
Refurbished 2019

Ship Facilities

Dining

Mealtimes are the star of the show onboard Explorer 2 and with so much to choose from, including a range of speciality restaurants, there’s no chance of going hungry during you cruise.

Included dining
  • The Market Place – a restaurant which offers a range of different cuisines, with food being prepared right before your eyes.
  • Latitude 53 - this gold-and-grey luxurious restaurant is a fantastic venue featuring panoramic windows, along with excellent waiter service for a special dining experience.
  • Vista - located on the first floor of Latitude 53, this gorgeous venue becomes a contemporary Italian restaurant in the evenings.
  • Snack Shack - enjoy grab 'n' go breakfasts, lunches, and snacks from the numerous food stalls, along with a beverage from the drinks station.
  • Nonna's- open for lunch and dinner, you can make your own pizza and pasta dishes at this pizzeria.
  • The Beach Cove- with quirky swing seats and bbq-inspired, this beach themed restaurant is the perfect casual dining venue.

Speciality dining

If you’re willing to splash out a little on something different, check out these restaurants:

  • Surf & Turf Steakhouse - choose from a range of meats including pork chops, lobster, and grilled chicken, or try one of the 28-day-aged steaks.
  • Kora La - sample a fantastic menu of pan-Asian choices, including curries and noodle dishes. This is also the place for succulent sushi.
  • Dining Club - indulge in high-end cuisine at this fine dining restaurant.

Entertainment

When it comes to evenings onboard Marella Explorer 2, there will never be a dull moment. With a number of entertainment venues and types to choose from, guests of all tastes will find something to suit them. Some of the most popular options include:

  • Indigo Bar, Club & Casino - a three-in-one venue giving guests the choice to relax with a drink from the feature bar, join in on the dance floor, or test their luck on the slot machines or card tables.
  • Squid & Anchor - a traditional British pub which features a normal and premium bar. Here you can listen to a live band, take part in quiz nights and play on arcade machines.
  • Broadway Show Lounge - enjoy exciting new shows in this two-story lounge, complete with waiter service.

Things to do

Spa and fitness

In addition to the main pool and four whirlpools, guests can push themselves with a workout in the state of the art gym which boasts a beautiful and calming view of the sea to make that exercise a little easier.

If taking care of your mind, body, and soul means relaxation and a little pampering, Marella Explorer 2 offers the perfect facilities in the stunning Champneys Spa. Here you'll find a panoramic sauna, a relaxation room and VIP suites with private steam rooms and saunas. Treatments include a range of facials, body wraps, and massages, all designed to help you feel your absolute best.

Recreation

When you’re not on a shore excursion discovering the incredible destinations, your time onboard the ship can be spent however you choose:

  • Pool - a stage runs through the middle of the pool where the entertainment team performs.
  • Whirlpool Baths - the ship boasts four whirlpools, meaning more opportunities to relax in the warm bubbles under the sun.
  • The Coffee Port - enjoy lavazza coffee and sweet treats while looking out over the atrium, taking in soothing piano music at various times.
  • The Veranda - a relaxing venue fitted with cocoon chairs and Balinese beds, accompanied by great views at the rear of the ship.
  • Mini Golf - a mini-golf course is onboard for guests to try out their putting skills.
  • Broad Street Shops - a range of onboard boutiques which stock everyday essentials and duty-free products including perfume, jewellery, and souvenirs.
  • Photo Studio - take a professional photo shoot at the studio and buy onboard photos from the photography team.

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