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Marella Explorer Facilities

Marella Explorer is well facilitated from top to bottom. You’ll find some fleet favourites like The Coffee Port, Broad Street Shops and your Broadway Show Lounge, plus one of the most luxurious spas at sea! Plus there’s plenty of family fun facilities to keep all generations happy.

Marella Explorer is one of the latest ships to enter the fleet and she sure has a lot to offer.

Champneys Spa

Deck 11
If you wish to feel optimum relaxation, attend Champneys Spa whilst cruising on Marella Explorer. With the manta of feel well, look well, relax well plus 90 years’ experience, Champneys Spa promises days of pure bliss. Book in for a range of treatments including massages and refreshing facials before going to chill out in purposefully designed relaxation rooms. Couples can take full advantage of treatment cabins with hot tubs and made for two suites. – Plus the Spa has the most amazing sauna with floor to ceiling windows for some pretty special sea views!

Champneys Gym

Deck 11
In the same vicinity as Champneys Spa you will find Explorers gym. If you’re someone who still likes to keep your fitness up whilst cruising, Champneys offers onboard fitness classes such as spinning and yoga! Otherwise the gym is well equipped for you to do your own thing and you can come and go as you please. Large windows certainly make it easier to sweat it out when you’ve got the tranquil sights of the ocean right in front of you.


Deck 11
Who doesn’t enjoy time spent relaxing amongst bubbles? Marella Explorer has three whirlpools on your main pool deck. Positioned on a slightly risen platform, it’s an idyllic chill out zone and conveniently close to the pool bar!

Outdoor Pool

Deck 11
Your main pool is found on deck 11. Split in two by a stage in its centre, they’ll be many activities taking place here throughout the day with music and hopefully lots of sunshine! There are lots of loungers available and Marella Explorer's hot tubs are conveniently adjacent. No need to go too far for refreshments either! You have the pick of the buffet at The Market Place and Snack Shack is on hand for those grab and go items. Take a refreshing dip in the pool or cool down with a cocktail at the pool bar. Scoops ice cream parlour is also in the vicinity too!

The Veranda

Deck 14
The sun deck is always a popular spot to spend a sea day and Marella Explorer has an idyllic sun deck named The Veranda that is especially for adults. Right at the top of the ship you’ll find Balinese beds plus call for drinks buttons! If you want to be extra fancy you can even rent a cabana for an extra charge. Open between 10am to 6pm, The Veranda promises stunning sea views and a quieter alternative to your main pool deck.

Mini Golf

Deck 12
Are you a keen golfer? Practice your putting skills on Marella Explorer's very own mini-golf green. Found on your sports and family deck, it’s close to the top of the ship so you get to enjoy the views whilst playing too!

Table Tennis

Deck 12
The family and sports deck has lots to be keeping everyone entertained and that includes table tennis! Set up a family tournament or just enjoy a simple rally!

Sports Court

Deck 12
You’ll find the multi sports court up on deck 12. Giving you the ability to have a quick game of mini-football or a dribble of a basketball, you can quickly get stuck in and why not set up your own family tournament? Who’ll come out on top by the end of your cruise? M Club also use this space for organised activities with the children.

Gamer Zone

Deck 8
This gamer zone isn’t just for teenagers, although you may find many of them hanging around here when not in the hideout! Fully stocked with a variety of games machines, it’ll have your competitive streak out in force in no time.


Deck 14
The Hideout is a dedicated space specifically for older kids and teenagers. If you’re traveling with children, you need have no worries over keeping them entertained. The Hideout provides teens with their own personal space and is full of games consoles and air hockey tables, plus big screen TVs and lots of comfy seating! The Hideout even has its own alfresco terrace equipped with colourful hammocks, ideal for just chilling in the sunshine! The adults only Veranda is also conveniently close on the other side of deck 14, so you need not worry about being too far away from each other.

M Club

Deck 9
For all your children aged 3-12 years, M Club is on deck 9 and is able to hold up to 32 kids at a time. It’s best to pre book when you’d like your child to attend, but that’s all organised once you get onboard! M Club splits into two age groups, 3-7 and 8-12. They’ll be appropriate activities for each, including the likes of ship exploration days, arts and crafts and themed pirate events! The room is also well equipped with large TVs screens – great for movie nights. They’ll also be chance for your child to go on cinema trips, to sports court events and deck parties whilst attending M Club. - There’s no worry about children being bored on this trip! If you are traveling with an under 3, there is a soft play area just off M Club. It’s a stay and play area, so you will need to be there to supervise but it provides a lovely environment for your littlest ones to burn off some extra energy. Please note: All children attending drop off M Club programming need to be fully toilet trained.

Medical Centre

Deck 4
In the unfortunate events you may require medical help whilst onboard Marella Explorer, you’ll find the medical centre on deck 4. The ship will have an English speaking doctor who will be able to conduct consultations and prescribe any needed medication!

The Coffee Port

Deck 6
The Coffee Port appears on all ships across the fleet, if you like your speciality coffees and breakaways for tea and cake, you’ll make good use of this area! As Marella Explorer's Atrium is just below, you can sit with a hot cup of whatever takes your fancy and still hear the sounds of the grand piano when it’s playing below! Upgraded to premium all inclusive? Then your speciality coffees are all included, if not then these do come at an additional charge.


Deck 6
The cinema on deck 6 is great for chilled movie nights. You’ll also find family friendly films showing throughout the day as well as some sports matches and educational seminars if that’s more your thing!

Broad Street Shops

Deck 7
While the ships at sea, the shops will be open! Your onboard high street has everything from fancy boutiques to every day essentials. You can also bag a bargain with some duty free buys, including perfumes and jewellery! Why not have a browse before stopping for a drink at Aperitif or going to enjoy your evening meal at Surf & Turf Steakhouse.

Broadway Show Lounge

Deck 6 & 7
With classic styling to reflect that of 1920s glamour, your Broadway Show Lounge has the capacity to hold a thousand! Rivalling actual Broadway, Marella Explorer has 12 brand new shows on its revolution. Exploring different musical periods and genres, plus showcasing some amazing dance and vocal performances, you’re certain to be impressed by this nightly entertainment! You’ll be handed a drink on arrival and can choose to enter from either deck six or deck seven.


Deck 5
Reception is on hand to provide answers to any queries you have whilst onboard. Open 24 hours a day, they’ll do everything from a simple wake up call through to currency exchange.

Destination Services

Deck 5
Destination services is the place you’ll need to head if you wish to find out any more information about any of the ports of call on your itinerary. Expert crew members will be on hand with maps and guides to destination hot spots. Wishing to stick with Marella Cruises for your excursions? You can book all of these here. Or if you like to be really organised you can even book your next cruise!

Indigo Casino

Deck 12
Right to the top of the ship, Indigo casino is found inside Indigo Club. A nightlife hotspot onboard Marella Explorer, come test out your luck and have a dabble at various card tables or a go on the slot machines. No matter if you’re a novice or you’re more than familiar, everyone can enjoy a bit of light hearted fun here. If you’d really like to boost your knowledge, casino hands are more than happy to show you the ropes!
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