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Marella Explorer 2 FAQs

Ship FAQs

What is included in the All Inclusive drinks package onboard Marella Explorer 2?

The short answer: a lot!  The drinks list is seemingly endless onboard Marella Explorer 2, and includes everything from beers and ciders to wines, whiskies and wonderful cocktails.

Marella Cruises don’t skimp when it comes to brands either –all your favourite spirits will be fully stocked and ready to order, from Smirnoff and Gordon’s to Bacardi.

That goes for other alcoholic beverages too, so you can order everything from Fosters to Strongbow, as well as Corona, Guinness and Peroni to name a few.

Cocktails range from the classic Cosmopolitan to the Banana Banshee, the Singapore Sling and the Citrus Cooler – you’ll never be short on colourful concoctions to help you cool down.

And of course there’s plenty of soft drinks on the go too, so there’s always something to quench your thirst.

There is the option to upgrade to Premium All Inclusive for an extra £50 per person. This gives you upgraded cocktails – such as mojitos and Champagne cocktails – as well as premium gins and vodkas, like Bombay Sapphire and Absolut Vodka. It also means all drinks from the Coffee Port are included too.

For a full list of all drinks included as standard onboard Marella Explorer 2, see here.

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Which restaurants are included in All Inclusive onboard Marella Explorer 2?

There’s plenty of choice when it comes to dining onboard Marella Explorer 2! Dining in many restaurants comes as standard, and includes the following;

  • Latitude 53
  • Vista
  • Pizzeria
  • Snack Shack
  • The Market Place
  • The Beach Cove
  • The Terrace

There are also some restaurants onboard where a cover charge applies, as they’re usually a specialty eatery. These include;

  • The Dining Club
  • Surf and Turf
  • Kora La
  • Scoops

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What is the dress code onboard Marella Explorer 2?

Marella Cruises’ Dress code is kept nice and simple – just the way we like it. It’s split into three types; Beachwear, Casual and Smart.

For Beachwear, we’re talking about your normal pool-side attire. That’s bikinis, trunks, swimming costumes and flip flops.

Casual speaks for itself, and it’s what you’ll likely wear to pop to the buffet for lunch or for a visit to the beach – tops and shorts or perhaps a sundress.

Smart attire is where you’ll get the chance to dress up a bit. Perhaps for when you’re heading for a meal in one of the onboard speciality restaurants, or a performance at the Broadway Show Lounge. You might opt for trousers or smart shorts, a skirt or dress, a polo shirt and smart shoes – that means ditching the flip flops.

If you want to really dress things up with a jacket or tie – that’s totally up to you. Marella Cruises’ often host gala evenings, formal nights and dress-to- impress nights, so you’ll more than likely have a chance to get really glammed up.

There’s a dress code in each of the onboard restaurants – you’ll find this information in your cabin when you arrive.

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Is there Wi-Fi access onboard Marella Explorer 2?

Yes. There’s various designated Wi-Fi zones onboard Marella Explorer 2, where you can access the internet.

Internet access does comes with a cost, and an amount will be charged to your cabin account. You can find out the cost of this at reception.

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Can I smoke onboard Marella Explorer 2?

All of Marella Cruises ships are non-smoking ships, which means you need to be in designated smoking areas if you would like a cigarette. These are usually out on the open deck.

The same restrictions apply with e-cigarettes. It is important to note however that there can sometimes be further restrictions with concerning these devices within certain countries. In the UAE, Thailand and Singapore, e-cigarettes will be confiscated at the airport.

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Can I choose my cabin?

Yes! Simply book online or over the phone as normal, then once you’ve decided on a cabin number you like, just give us a call in advance and secure your cabin for just £48. This can be done up to 15 days before your sailing takes place.

Choosing a cabin is always a good idea if you’d like to be near certain facilities – such as the Kids’ Club or Reception. Or perhaps you’ve sailed before and want the same cabin!

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How do I pay for things onboard?

There’s no need to carry loads of cash around with you onboard – any extras are charged to your onboard account, which you can settle at reception before you depart the ship.

Be it a Premium Drinks Package, Internet Access or a meal in one of the speciality restaurants, it’s all sorted through your onboard ship account.

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Are my transfers included?

Yes! The great thing about Marella Cruises is that your transfers are always included. One less thing to worry about!

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Do I have to tip?

No – the great thing about Marella Cruises is that tips are already included in the cost of your cruise. There’s absolutely no obligation to tip anyone throughout your sailing. Of course if you want to, that’s fine too.

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Can I use the Champneys Spa faciltiies without booking a treatment?

Yes! The Champneys Spa onboard Marella Explorer 2 is available to use at a cost of £15 per day, if you’re not fancying a treatment.

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Do I need to take my own sun lounger towel?

No – Marella Cruises provide you with ALL towels. That’s those for jumping out of the shower as well as beach towels. One thing less for you to pack!

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Do I need a plug adapter in my cabin?

Yes – if you’d like to use the plug sockets in your room, you’ll need to bring a European or US 2-pin adaptor. They’re also available to purchase in the onboard shop, just in case you forget.

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Help, I’m Cruising Solo!

Don’t worry, there’s no need to panic. Whether you’ve cruised on your own before or it’s your first time, Marella Cruises go out of their way to ensure you have an amazing time onboard.

Speak to the Social Hostess onboard Marella Explorer 2, who is responsible for organising events and meet ups for solo cruisers. You’ll make new friends in no time!

There’s also large tables to seat up to eight people in many of the restaurants, so you can always dine with other people. No one is ever on their own on a cruise!

And of course, Marella Explorer 2 has plenty of Single Cabins. So you can enjoy your cruise adventure in a comfortable, cosy space.

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s there a Medical Centre onboard Marella Explorer 2?

Yes – you’ll find the Medical Centre on Deck 4. You’ll be able to have a consultation with an English-speaking doctor, who is also able to prescribe medication.

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Do I need my passport?

Yes. Regardless of your destination – even if you’re sailing straight out of the UK – you’ll need your passport. Without it, you won’t be able to board the ship.

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How do I book shore excursions?

Once you’ve booked your cruise, you can call us up and book any excursions you’re interested in. Alternatively you can wait until you’re onboard Marella Explorer 2 and visit Destination Services on Deck 5.

They’ve got guides and maps to help you find your away around, or they can book you onto an available excursion. They can also book your next cruise, too!

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Some cabins come with Premier Service – what does that include?

Onboard Marella Explorer 2, Premier Service is included with Junior Suites, Royal Suites and Executive Suites.

This means you’ll get Express Check-In, Free Pressing Service (up to three items per person in the first 24 hours onboard) and a Free Continental Breakfast in Bed for each person, once per week.

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