In no time at all Marella Cruises will be launching their latest ship – Marella Explorer 2! She’s set to sail this April, and we simply can’t wait!

The sister ship to Marella Explorer, she’ll have many of her favourite features – like the speciality restaurants and the Champneys Spa – but she’ll also have some new and exciting facilities of her own too.

Being the first adult-only ship in the fleet, you can expect venues tailored to more grown-up tastes and oozing sophistication.

We’ve got our hands on some of the artist impressions so you can have a sneak-peak at what the venues will look like. Let’s just say…we’re impressed!

The 19th Hole

This new clubhouse bar is definitely on the quirky side! With a rather evident golf theme, The 19th Hole serves up golf-inspired cocktails and some pretty unconventional seating – golf buggies!

There’s even two golf simulators in here too, so you can practice your putting whilst having a sip of your favourite tipple. Sounds good to us!


With Marella Explorer 2 being an adult-only ship, we’d come to hope there’d be some extra-sophisticated settings onboard – and Flutes is just that. A bar with that extra touch of glamour, this new bubble bar is the perfect setting for date night with your partner.

It caters to those who are rather partial to a glass of prosecco and champagne, but other dreamy drinks are served here too. Head here for pre-dinner drinks or end the night here after a show – there’s even ‘press for bubbles’ buttons!

Beach Cove

For a more laidback vibe, The Beach Cove is utterly perfect. This new pizzeria-style restaurant is located on Deck 11 right by the main pool, making it the ideal spot for a light lunch as it cooks up fresh pizzas and al fresco barbeque bites, all next to stunning ocean views.

Where is Marella Explorer 2 based?

She’ll hit the high seas as of April 2019, and will be based out of the new home port of Naples in Italy for her first season. She’ll sail marvelous Mediterranean itineraries all summer, including Mediterranean Medley, Mediterranean Gems and Adriatic Splendours.

For her first Winter season, she’ll be heading over to beautiful Bridgetown in Barbados!

Time to book?

Take a look at our latest deals for Marella Explorer 2 here! Be one of the first to get stuck into these exciting new venues – you’re in for an amazing adult-only adventure! You can always just give us a call too on 0800 107 2323 – we’re here 7 days a week to find you your perfect sailing.

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