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Marella Explorer Deck Plan

If you're wondering whereabouts on the ship you should choose your cabin, or you're wanting to familarise yourself with the ship's layout before you get onboard, then take a look at our handy deck guides.

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Deck 11

Deck 11 onboard Marella Explorer is all about relaxation. From the main pool area to the luxurious Champneys Spa, this is the deck to head to if you’re wanting to lay back and let your troubles melt away.

At the back of the ship, you’ve also got some tempting dining venues to choose from too. Positioned at the very back of the ship is the Mediterranean.

This is both a bar and two eateries – one serving up delicious Italian favourites, and the other, tasty Tapas.  The Tapas section is open for light bites at lunch time, like sandwhiches and jacket potatoes, and in the evening it holds lots of Spanish surprises in store.

From perfect paella to espetadas (succulent meat or veg skewers) you’ll get nothing but full-on flavour from this part of the ship. It costs a little extra to dine here on an evening, but it’s definitely worth it.

On the Italian side of The Mediterranean, you can start things off with a fresh salad before moving on to create your own pizzas and pastas. Dining the Italian way has never been better!

The feature bar within The Mediterranean wraps around from the inside of the ship to the outside, and is the perfect place to enjoy a frozen cocktail thanks to its open terrace revealing stunning views from the back of the ship.

If you can’t quite decide what you want to eat – or how much of it you fancy – you’ve got The Market Place buffet restaurant on this deck too.

You can watch skilful chefs whip up delicious dishes from all around the world here, as it’s made up of various different food stalls. Tuck in to traditional favourites like a Sunday roast or shepherd’s pie, or opt for something a little spicier with an Indian!

In the centre of the ship on Deck 11, you’ve got the main pool area. There’s daily entertainment going on here, with a stage positioned in the middle of the pools.

There’s plenty of sunbeds laid around, so you can soak up some of that much needed Vitamin D before taking a relaxing swim.

If you just want to take a dip, then there’s three whirlpools nearby. Take a seat, and simply chill as the water bubbles away.

There’s a big screen right nearby, playing all your favourite tunes throughout the day. By night, it’s used for the Movies by Moonlight screenings, where you can catch your favourite flicks under the stars. Magical!

If you’re having a lazy pool day on your sea day, you don’t have to stray far for a drink or something to snack on. Marella Cruises have everything you need, all in one place!

Just off the main pool area you’ll find the Snack Shack, the Pool Bar and Scoops. In the first, you’ll be able to grab a variety of tasty bites, from a cheeseburger and fries to sandwiches, salads and hot dogs.

When you’re warmed through from the sun, head to the pool bar for a refreshing drink to cool down. Whether you’re after a thirst-quenching soft drink or lager, wine, and frozen cocktails – you can get it all here.

And of course Scoops is right nearby for those with a sweet tooth. With a menu that changes every day, you can expect dreamy dollops of gelato in flavours like oreo, banoffee – and even G&T! A charge applies here – but we’re certain you’ll be back for another scoop.

At the very front of the ship lies the Champneys Spa. Marella Cruises first partnered with this luxurious brand on this ship, to bring you a state-of-the-art spa like no other.

Book yourself in for a treatment, whether it’s a foaming facial, a buttery body wrap or a marvellous massage. There’s an adults-only sauna in here with floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as a steam room, relaxation room, made-for-two suites and treatment cabins with hot tubs. Wow!

Prices for each treatments vary, but we think they’re pretty good value. You can use the spa facilities for just £15 a day if you’re not getting a treatment.

The gym is right nearby if you want to work up a sweat beforehand. With the sea in sight whilst you’re on the cross-trainer, burning those extra calories off has never been easier.

You’ll even find it hosts top fitness classes, like yoga and indoor cycling. Keeping fit whilst on your cruise has never been more fun!

On this deck

  • The Mediterranean Bar
  • The Mediterranean Tapas
  • The Mediterranean Italian
  • The Market Place buffet restaurant
  • Snack Shack
  • Movie by Moonlight
  • Main Pool
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Bar
  • Scoops
  • Gym
  • Champneys Spa
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