Summer 2019 is set to be one to remember with Marella Cruises! With dreamy destinations at the ready and a set of stylish facilities aimed just to please adults, their latest ship is definitely one you’re going to want to test out. Say hello to their newest addition to the fleet – the marvelous Marella Explorer 2!

What to expect from Marella Explorer 2

Marella Explorer 2 will have a capacity of 1,814 passengers with 907 cabins, 40 per cent of them featuring balconies. Being the first Adults Only ship in the Marella Cruises fleet, you can expect a more luxurious ambiance when stepping onboard. And of course, there’ll be some familiar favourites too!

That includes delicious dining options – with the likes of the Kora La, Snack Shack and Surf and Turf still set to be onboard the latest addition to the fleet. Not to mention stylish bars like Aperitif, and the Squid and Anchor.

Your relaxation is covered too, with the Champneys Spa offering a range of treatments, not to mention a sauna with floor-to-ceiling windows. There’ll also be an entertainment programme set to mesmerise guests – after all, Marella Cruises recently won the ‘Best for Entertainment’ at the 2018 Wave Awards!

New venues

Take a sneak peak at some of the brand new venues onboard Marella Explorer!

The 19th Hole

Say hello to an all-new clubhouse bar with a pretty evident theme! Can you guess what is is? That’s right, this funky bar focuses around all things golf, and even has golf-inspired cocktails on the drinks menu! You can even take a seat in some pretty unique booths – golf buggies!

And that’s not all – you can even practice your putting, as there’ll be two golf simulators in here too. We have a feeling the fellas will love this place!


If you’re partial a glass of champagne or prosecco, we can guarantee your new favourite venue will be Flutes. This sophisticated bubble bar is the perfect place to head for pre-dinner drinks with a partner, and it even has ‘press for bubbles’ buttons in place so you don’t have to move from your cosy spot. That’s the kind of service we like!

Beach Cove

Creating a cool new space on the open deck is Beach Cove, a new pizzeria-style eatery that’s the ideal spot to grab a light lunch. Located right next to the pool area on Deck 11, you can saunter over from your sunbathing spot to feast on freshly cooked pizzas and al fresco barbeque bites. Add that to sea views and we’re sold.

New accomodation

And if you’re looking for the wow factor, look no further! Marella Explorer 2 will welcome an impressive new cabin type -offering 102 square metres of space, you can expect a separate bathroom, dressing room, dining area and whirlpool bath – just ask for the Royal Suite!

Chris Hackney, MD of Marella Cruises, said, “We continue to look at ways to offer something different to our current customers who’ve come to enjoy our ships and friendly service onboard, and those who may be thinking about booking a cruise for the first time.”

Where will she be sailing?

Marella Explorer was due to set sailing in May 2019 out of her home port of Naples, but since she’s ready earlier than expected, she’ll actually begin sailing out of Palma, Majorca for four earlier-than-planned cruises in April!

Her Italian home port of Naples is where she’ll feature four new bucket-list worthy itineraries. She’ll be sailing to some of Europe’s most iconic hot spots including Venice, Rome and Dubrovnik – Marella Cruises’ latest ship will not disappoint when it comes to destinations.

Take advantage of low deposits!

You can now secure your superb sailing from just £75 per person! So don’t worry about breaking the bank – you can pay the rest later.

Ready to jump onboard?

Will you be testing out the impressive Marella Explorer 2? With All Inclusive coming as standard, an Adults Only atmosphere and dreamy destinations at the ready, she’s shaping up to be the most stylish ship of 2019!

Be one of the first to get onboard! Take a look at her first four inaugural sailings here.

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