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Marella Explorer Bars

Marella Explorer is full to the brim with lots of amazing venues. Your bars onboard this stunning ship – one of the latest to the Marella Cruises fleet, offer way more than simple refreshments!

From listening to live music in the quirky styled Lounge to attending cocktail making sessions at Indigo Bar, evenings onboard Marella Explorer are certain to be well spent.

The Lounge

Deck 6
Funky, stylish and certainly eye-catching, this colour changing feature bar boasts a statement hot pink piano complete with live pianist to entertain you throughout your evenings. Large windows span around the edge of this bar meaning you can enjoy some spectacular views whilst staying here for a drink or two. You’ll find cosy pods along this perimeter which is where you’ll bag the best seats for sea gazing!


Deck 5
Perfectly positioned for pre-dinner drinks, Bar 53 is just outside Latitude 53! Grand piano, disco ball wall motifs, low level lighting and the most comfortable tub style seating make this a great spot to meet friends on an evening. Not only close by to Latitude 53, you’ll find The Dining Club, atrium and your main reception just along the deck.

The Shack

Deck 12
Overlooking the pool, The Shack is on deck 12 and provides the perfect break away for a refreshing drink during the day. Just think of sipping on a delicious frozen daiquiri, or your favourite ice cold beer whilst sitting in the blazing sunshine! – Plus you’re out on open deck so those sea views are delightful! The sports court and mini golf are also just along from The Shack, you’ll find this a highly practical in-between spot for any needed hydration.

Bar @ The Mediterranean

Deck 11
With wrap around sea views, The Bar @ The Mediterranean may become a firm favourite whilst you’re onboard Marella Explorer. Serving not only drinks but a selection of Mediterranean specials, and you can sit both inside and out. This bar is well equipped with lots of seating. Casual and cosy tub chairs and sofas can be found inside whilst wooden tables and comfy wicker chairs make up most of the outside space. The terrace is right at the back of the ship so your sea views are uninterrupted! Plus there’s a canopy overhead for those who seek a little bit of shade or perhaps some shelter.

Indigo Bar and Club

Deck 12
Taking over the majority of deck 12, you’ll find Indigo Bar, Club and Casino to the front of Marella Explorer. This is one of your onboard locations that has it all! Flare demonstrations, cocktail making sessions and inventive drinks recipes await you here. The atmosphere is always electric with a dance floor to its centre, raised stage area and an interactive touch screen DJ deck! You’ll find seating all around the perimeter, plus large windows which are perfect for capturing the exact moment the sun goes down. During your cruise this is where you’ll find your themed nights, so get ready to take yourself back to the Eighties or Nighties and dance along in the fun that is a silent disco! Then if you’re feeling lucky, the casino is on hand with card tables and slot machines – who knows, you may even win back the cost of your cruise.


Deck 7
Aperitif is a delightful champagne and prosecco bar with a speakeasy feel. More of its own space than an actual room, Aperitif is positioned right by your speciality restaurants. Perfect for a night of celebration, the bar has a flurry of seats along its hallway with windows looking out across the ocean. Whether you’ve treat yourself to a night of food indulgence, shopped till you’ve dropped at Broad Street or perhaps just fancy a sophisticated tipple before making your way down to that evening’s entertainment in the Show Lounge, Aperitif is classy and elegant and the place to go if you like your fizz!

Squid & Anchor

Deck 7
Your home from home in the sense that this bar is most like your local boozer. Think modern traditional with live bands and competitive pub quizzes! There’s two bars here, one being perfect if you’re a gin and whisky lover. All your premium shorts are served here, however be aware the majority will be chargeable. The second has a long sweeping design which you can perch yourself down at if you so wish. Parquet wood flooring, dark leather and a mix of pastel coloured sofas and chairs make up the rest of the vicinity. Squid and Anchor certainly brings style to your standard local and as it’s positioned at the back of the ship, it’s got some pretty decent vantage viewpoints too!

Pool Bar

Deck 11
The bar you may find yourself at most during any sunny days you spend onboard Marella Explorer. Found right by the hot tubs, your pool bar is there to serve those refreshing cocktails, beers, wine and of course water!
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