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Marella Explorer

About This Ship

Marella Explorer is well known in the cruising world and is a ship boasting choice after choice, including an incredible 10 restaurants and 10 bars onboard. Meaning that as you’re cruising the world, your tastebuds will embark on a journey of their own too.

One of Marella Explorer’s stand-out features is the Indigo bar, hosted in a prime spot for sweeping, panoramic views. Catching glimpses of the horizon here can be serene during the day, but come dusk things turn up a notch as the bar becomes a casino and nightclub.

The amazing array of culinary options available onboard Marella Explorer ensures there’s something for every palette. From handmade rolls at Umi Sushi to slices at the pizzeria, Mediterranean fare and tapas, the food here touches all four corners of the world. And with bowls of ice cream at Scoops, you’re even covered in the snack department as well.

Where relaxation is concerned, there’s no better spot to hit than the Spa. You’ll find a selection of 11 different places to lounge out here, with floor-to-ceiling windows and couples’ areas where luxury treatments for two reign supreme. Another exclusive escape is The Veranda, an adults-only hangout that features pod chairs, day beds and sun loungers.

That’s not to say there aren’t kid-friendly activities onboard Marella Explorer too. Little cruisers have a kids’ club, while the family entertainment here is second to none too. In addition to a Sport & Family Deck and indoor cinema, there are West End-style shows, pool parties and live music on the agenda. It’s a win-win onboard Marella Explorer!

Marella Cruises don’t think tips and service charges should cost you extra, so they've included them in the price. You’re not expected to tip any of their crew – unless you want to, of course.

Last summer, we welcomed Marella Explorer to the fleet. The ship stepped up to the plate, with a bumper batch of 10 restaurants and 10 bars. There are fleet favourites like Snack Shack and Kora La, plus brand new spaces like The Dining Club for foodies and a swanky bar, club and casino. The highlights don't stop at food and drink, though. There's also an indoor cinema, a Sports & Family Deck and a Champneys spa, where you can sign up for everything from body-balancing acupuncture and slimming treatments to body wraps and facials.

Ship Specification

  • Launched: 1996
  • Refitted: 2018
  • Tonnage: 76,998
  • Language: en
  • Length: 264m (866ft)
  • Width: 32m (105ft)
  • Speed: 21 knots
  • Decks: 13
  • Cabins: 962
  • Wheelchair Cabins: 7
  • Passengers: 1,924
  • Crew: 900
  • Currency: GBP

What's Onboard

  • Champneys Spa
  • Hot tubs
  • Mini Golf
  • Scoops ice cream parlour
  • Indigo Club, Bar & Casino
  • Broadway Show Lounge
  • Teenage Hideout
  • Gamer Zone
  • 10 Restaurants
  • 10 Bars
  • Main pool area

Marella Explorer Cabins

All cabins come with… Air-conditioning • Hairdryer • Flatscreen TV • Wardrobe space • Tea and coffee-making facilities • Safe

The cabins shown are representative of the general standard of cabins onboard. Your cabin may differ slightly in décor, design and size.

Executive Suite with Premier Service

Marella Explorer - Executive Suite with Premier Service

  • Approx 49m²
  • Sleeps 2 - 4

If you want to go all out, book one of our Executive Suites on Deck 10. Each one measures up at a big 49m2, with enough room for four people. They come with a sofa bed and two twin beds, which can be converted into a queen-size. In the bathroom, there’s a shower and WC. A furnished balcony tops things off.

This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:

  • Express check-in, subject to availability
  • Priority luggage delivery
  • Free pressing service - up to 3 items per person in the first 24 hours onboard
  • Free continental breakfast in bed - 1 per person, per week

Balcony Junior Suite with Premier Service

Marella Explorer - Balcony Junior Suite with Premier Service

  • Approx 22m²
  • Sleeps 2 - 3

You’ll have 22m2 to play with when you book one of our Junior Suites. They’re found on Deck 10 and 12, which means you’re guaranteed great horizon views from your furnished balcony. Each suite sleeps three, thanks to a sofa bed and two twin beds that can be made into a queen-size. The en suite bathroom has a shower and WC.

This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:

  • Express check-in, subject to availability
  • Priority luggage delivery
  • Free pressing service - up to 3 items per person in the first 24 hours onboard
  • Free continental breakfast in bed - 1 per person, per week

Family Balcony with Premier Service

Marella Explorer - Family Balcony with Premier Service
  • Approx 20m²
  • Sleeps 5

There’s plenty of room for the whole family in our Family Cabins. Size-wise, they’re 20m2, and sleep up to five people. Each one is fitted with a double bed, a sofa bed and a fold-down bed. You’ve also got an en suite bathroom with a shower and WC, as well as a furnished balcony.

Balcony Cabin (Large Balcony)

Marella Explorer - Balcony Cabin (Large Balcony)
  • Approx 16m²
  • Sleeps 2 - 3

These cabins give you everything you get from a Balcony Cabin, and throw a bigger balcony into the mix. Found on Decks 9, 10 and 12, the cabins offer two beds that can be turned into a queen-size, along with an en suite bathroom with a shower and WC. Three-berth cabins, meanwhile, get a sofa bed, too.

Balcony Cabin

Marella Explorer - Balcony Cabin

  • Approx 17m²
  • Sleeps 2 - 3

It’s the sea views that make these cabins stand out. You can make the most of them out on your furnished private balcony. Inside, there are two twin beds that convert into a queen-size one. If there are three of you, you’ll have a sofa bed, too. And the en suite bathroom lines up a shower and WC.

Outside Cabin

Marella Explorer - Outside Cabin

  • Approx 17m²
  • Sleeps 2 - 4

All of our Outside Cabins come with a porthole or picture window. They’re 17m2 in size, which includes two single beds. These can be pushed together to make a queen-size. Our three and four-berth cabins have twin beds, as well as a sofa bed or extra fold-down beds. Plus, the en suite bathrooms have a shower and WC. 

Inside Cabin

Marella Explorer - Inside Cabin

  • Approx 16m²
  • Sleeps 2 - 4

These cabins come in at around 16m2. Within that, you’ve got two single beds that can be converted into a queen-size, as well as an en suite bathroom with a shower and WC. There are also four-berth cabins, with twin beds and extra fold-down beds. 

Single Outside Cabin

Marella Explorer - Single Outside Cabin

  • Sleeps 1 - 2

For solo cruisers, these cabins are just the ticket. They come with twin beds that can be converted into a queen-size and an en suite with a shower and WC. Plus, they’ve got the added bonus of a picture window, so you can take in the sea views. They’re usually booked by cruisers travelling alone or friends who prefer their own cabin.

Single Inside Cabin

Marella Explorer - Single Inside Cabin

  • Sleeps 1 - 2

Our Single Cabins are spot on for solo travellers. They come with twin beds that can be converted into a queen-size and an en suite with a shower and WC. They’re a big hit with cruisers travelling alone or friends who prefer their own cabin.

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