Introduction

Marella Cruises' newest addition, Marella Explorer 2, is joining their fleet in summer 2019. Marella Explorer is the ship’s big sister, so you can expect some similar qualities, like a range of restaurants, a Champneys Spa and Indigo – a chic bar-club-casino space. But there’s one big difference between them – Marella Explorer 2’s reserved for adults. 

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Main Info
  • Children Not allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Resort
  • Decks14
  • Cabins907
  • Size Large
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins-
  • Crew Members800
  • Launch Year2019
  • CurrencyGBP
Medical Problems

If you’re not feeling well, visit the Medical Centre. You’ll be met by an English-speaking doctor, who can carry out a consultation and prescribe medication.

You can take medical equipment onboard. However, if the device needs to be plugged in for it to work, you'll need to sign a disclaimer before you travel. Give our Customer Welfare Team a call on 020 3451 2585.

We can arrange for food to be blended because of medical conditions, just talk to reception when you arrive.

Disabled Facilities

Most of our ships are accessible and we'll do everything we can to cater for your needs. Give our Customer Welfare Team a call on 020 3451 2585 before you book your cruise - they'll be able to advise you on things like ship accessibility, bringing equipment onboard, disabled facilities and medical care. If you've already booked your cruise, you'll still need to call us so we can check this information for you.

All of our ships have a small number of adapted cabins for less mobile passengers - they have bathrooms adapted for wheelchair users and wider access. Just remember to make sure one is definitely available before you book.

Wheelchairs, both manual and electric, can be used onboard Marella Cruises but we do have to limit the number we can carry for safety reasons. So if you're planning to book a Marella cruise and will be taking a wheelchair, please contact our Customer Welfare Team on 020 3451 2585 before you book to make sure we have availability. 

Please be aware that, due to health and safety regulations, our crew are restricted in the maximum weight they're allowed to lift. This means we're unable to accept any wheelchairs or scooters that don't break down into pieces, with a maximum weight of 32kgs for any individual piece.

Dress Code

Our dress code policy’s easily broken down into Beachwear, Casual and Smart.

Beachwear is a ‘come as you are’ affair, so bikinis and trunks get the thumbs up, plus we ask that you wear something on your feet for safety reasons.

Casual speaks for itself – we’re talking tops and shorts or a sundress. Sandals and flip-flops are allowed.

Smart is a chance for everyone to dress up. Men will need to wear long trousers, a shirt or polo shirt, and closed shoes. If you’re onboard Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2 or Marella Explorer, you can swap long trousers for smart, tailored shorts. If you want to add a jacket or tie, that’s up to you.

Each of our restaurants has a Beachwear, Casual or Smart dress code, and this can differ depending on the time of day, but we’ll always let you know onboard through our daily Cruise News. 

On Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2 and Marella Explorer, our Dress to Impress nights are also a great chance to get dressed up, but how dressy you go is completely up to you.  

Dietary Requirements

If you've got any dietary requirements, mention it when you book by contacting our Customer Welfare Team on 020 3451 2585. 

Then, once you're onboard, let the restaurant manager know.

We also provide vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and diabetic-friendly options on request.

If you need to bring your own food for medical reasons, please let us know in advance, so we can ensure we have the correct facilities in place to store and prepare this.

There may be some requests we aren't able to accommodate so it's important you let us know when you book your cruise.

Wi-Fi

We have internet lounges on all of our ships, as well as designated Wi-Fi zones. Internet access is charged to your cabin account at the rate advertised on board. Mobiles can be used, too, and there are telephones in each cabin, so it's easy to stay in touch with people back home. If you're pairing your cruise with a stay in one of our hotels, we'll let you know which places have free Wi-Fi – just look out for the special logo.

Smoking Policy

All our ships are non-smoking, which means you can only smoke in designated areas of the open deck. Smoking is not be permitted on cabin balconies. As for e-cigarettes, you can use these in the casino and adjoining bar areas on each of our ships, as well as in the designated areas on deck.

Please note that e-cigarettes are illegal in the UAE, Thailand and Singapore and may be confiscated at the airport.

Deck Plans
Deck 14
Deck 12

  • Jogging Track
  • The Shack
  • Indigo
  • Inside Cabin
  • Outside Cabin
  • Balcony Cabin
  • Junior Suite

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Deck 11

  • The Mediterranean Bar
  • The Mediterranean
  • The Market Place
  • Snack Shack
  • Main Pools
  • Whirlpools
  • Pool Bar
  • Champneys Spa & Gym

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Deck 10

  • Royal Suite
  • Executive Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabin
  • Balcony Cabin
  • Inside Cabin

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Deck 9

  • Deluxe Balcony Cabin
  • Balcony Cabin
  • Outside Cabin
  • Inside Cabin

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Deck 8

  • Deluxe Balcony Cabin
  • Balcony Cabin
  • Outside Cabin
  • Inside Cabin
  • Single Inside Cabin

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Deck 7

  • Squid & Anchor
  • Umi Sushi
  • Surf & Turf Steakhouse
  • Apertif
  • Kora La
  • Broad Street Shops
  • Broadway Show Lounge

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Deck 6

  • Latitude 53
  • Apertif
  • Surf & Turf
  • Kora La
  • Broad Street Shops
  • Atrium Bar
  • Broadway Show Lounge

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Deck 5

  • Latitude 53
  • Vista
  • Dining Club
  • Destination Services
  • Atrium
  • Reception
  • Outside Cabin
  • Inside Cabin
  • Adapted Outside Cabin
  • Adapted Inside Cabin
  • Single Outside Cabin

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Deck 4

  • Medical Centre
  • Outside Cabin
  • Inside Cabin

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Accomodation
Royal Suite Cabin with Balcony and Premier Service

Our Royal Suite is the crème de la crème of cabins. Not only does it line up a bedroom with a king-size bed, but it also packs in a separate living area with a sofa bed, a dining area and a dressing area. You've also got an en suite bathroom with a shower, a WC and a tub, plus a big balcony with a whirlpool. And all this measures up at a sizeable 102m2.

This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:

  • Express check-in, subject to availability
  • 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

Executive Suite Cabin with Balcony and Premier Service

The Executive Suites live up to their name, with separate living and sleeping areas. The 46m2 suites come with twin beds in the bedroom, which you can convert into a queen-size. There's a double sofa bed in the separate lounge, too. In the en suite bathroom, meanwhile, there's a shower and a WC. And a furnished balcony rounds things off nicely.

This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:

  • Express check-in, subject to availability
  • 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

Junior Suite Cabin with Balcony and Premier Service

Book one of our Junior Suites and you'll get to enjoy the views from your furnished balcony. These 23m2 suites are found on Deck 10 and 12, near the top of the ship, which gives you a great vantage point. Inside, you've got twin beds that convert into a queen-size, a sitting area with a double sofa bed and an en suite bathroom with a WC and shower.

This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:

  • Express check-in, subject to availability
  • 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

Deluxe Cabin with Balcony

Our 18m² Deluxe Balcony Cabins do exactly what they say on the tin. You'll get a furnished balcony, plus twin beds that convert to a double, a double sofa-bed and an en suite bathroom with a WC and shower. You're nice and high up on Decks 8, 9 & 10, too, so the views are some of the best around.

Balcony Cabin

You can admire the horizon from your own furnished balcony with these cabins. They make the most of the 16m² of space, with twin beds that convert to a double. Four berth cabins come with a double sofa bed or extra fold-down beds. And the en suite bathroom packs in a shower and WC.

Outside Cabin

Our Outside Cabins feature either a porthole or a picture window. They're 16m² in size, with twin beds that can be made into a queen-size. The three or four-berth cabins, meanwhile, have twin beds, as well as a sofa bed or extra fold-down beds. Plus, you'll find a WC and shower in the en suite bathroom.

Inside Cabin

These cabins measure in at 16m2, which means you get twin beds that can be made into a queen-size, plus an en suite bathroom with a WC and shower. If you go for a four-berth cabin, you'll get twin beds, on top of a sofa bed or extra fold-down beds.

Single Outside Cabin

A good option for solo travellers, these cabins feature a single bed and an en suite bathroom with a WC and shower. Plus, there's the added bonus of a porthole or picture window.

Single Inside Cabin

Our Single Cabins were made for solo travellers. These ones come with a single bed and an en suite bathroom with a WC and shower.

Entertainment

Just like on Marella Explorer, Indigo is the ship’s flagship venue. It caters for daytime drinks with a view, as well as all-night dancing. A couple of other bars sort you out for laidback drinks, like the Squid and Anchor pub. For full-on glitz and glamour, the Broadway Show Lounge steps into view.

Broadway Show Lounge

This show lounge is big enough to rival a Broadway theatre. And that’s not all it’s got going for it. There are brand-new shows on offer, plus it’s waiter service, so you can get a drink without missing a thing.

Indigo Casino

If you’re feeling lucky, you can try out the slot machines and card tables at the Indigo Casino.

Indigo Club

You’ll find the club in the middle of Indigo. It flaunts a dancefloor and a DJ booth, as well as an extra bar.

Indigo Bar

Indigo lays claim to a huge bar, where flare demonstrations and cocktail-making sessions take place. There’s also plenty of seating for taking in the 360-degree views – day or night.

Bar @ The Mediterranean

If you’re after a quiet spot, this bar’s the one. You’ll find it outside The Mediterranean, and it’s the place to come for Mediterranean specialities and views of the horizon.

Squid & Anchor

This pub at sea is a modern take on a traditional British watering hole. As such, it’s got a decent range of draught beers and some outside space. Plus, this place is the home of a live band, quiz nights and a couple of gaming machines.

Atrium Bar

This bar caters to pre-dinner drinks, which you can sip to a background of low-key entertainment.

Apertif

Champagne and Prosecco are on the menu at this speakeasy-style bar. It’s a great spot to head before or after a meal at one of the speciality restaurants.

The Shack

This deck bar provides cool-down drinks in between sunbathing. You’ll find it at the back of the ship, so it’s got sweeping sea views.

The Veranda

Cocoon chairs and Balinese beds give The Veranda its luxe feel. It’s split over two decks, and you can order drinks straight to your lounger.

Pool Bar

Like the name suggests, this bar sits next to the pool, so it’s great for grabbing drinks and frozen cocktails.

The Coffee Port

This place sorts out caffeine fixes, with Lavazza coffee and sweet treats. A small charge applies here.

Photo Studio

Pop into the studio for a professional photoshoot. You’ll also find kiosks, where you can view and buy all the photos captured by our onboard photography team.

Broad Street Shops

When the ship’s at sea, it’s time to hit the shops. The onboard boutiques are stocked with everyday essentials and loads of duty-free products, including perfume, jewellery and souvenirs.