Marella Explorer 2 is adults only and flaunts a range of exciting facilities, from a Champneys Spa to a chic bar-club-casino space. You’ve got nine bars and nine restaurants on this ship, too. Top spots include The 19th Hole – a golf-themed bar with a golf simulator – Flutes, where you can sip Champagne* or Prosecco to the sounds of a pianist and Beach Cove – a relaxed restaurant with barbecue-inspired menus and quirky swinging seats. Not to mention the outdoor spaces, such as The Veranda, where you can enjoy far-reaching sea views.

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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 Centre

If you’re not feeling well, pay a visit to the onboard Medical Centre. 

Disabled Facilities

If you're planning a cruise and have a disability, use a wheelchair, have special dietary needs, a sensory impairment or are undergoing medical treatment, you must let Marella know when making your booking. Failure in doing this may result in you being refused boarding on arrival at the ship. For more information please contact Marella's Customer Welfare Team.

If you plan to use a wheelchair onboard and require adapted facilities you must book a specially adapted cabin. All of Marella shops have at least four of these cabins. These cabins may only be booked by those who require adapted facilities. If you plan to use your wheelchair onboard but do not require adapted facilities, please contact the Customer Welfare Team to make sure an appropriate cabin type can be selected.

If you need your wheelchair - either standard or battery operated - when you're ashore, Marella will look after it for you at the gangway so it's there when you need it. But you will have to be able to manage the gangway without it. In ports where a tender to shore is necessary, you'll have to stay onboard if you can't manage without your wheelchair. At other times, depending on the port and the tides , it may not be possible for you to leave the ship at all due to gangway access. Some excursions may not be suitable for the less mobile.

Marella Cruises have teamed up with AccessAble, who have created detailed access guides for each of our ships. Visit their website to find out more.

Dress Code

The dress code policy’s easily broken down into Beachwear, Casual and Smart. The first 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. Meanwhile, Casual speaks for itself – we’re talking tops and shorts or a sundress. Then you’ve got Smart, which is when you’ll need to dress up a bit. Put your sports or swimwear away, and opt for trousers, smart tailored shorts or a skirt or dress, a shirt or polo shirt and smart shoes, so no trainers or flip flops. If you want to add a jacket or tie, that’s up to you. But the Dress to Impress nights give you the chance to get really suited and booted. Each of the restaurants onboard has a dress code, and this can differ depending on the time of day, but they’ll always let you know.

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.


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

On the Marella Cruise Ships you can smoke in designated areas on deck, this is the case for e-cigarettes also.

All Inclusive

All Marella cruises give you All Inclusive as standard, here’s the full list of what’s included:

  • Selected draught beer and cider
  • A range of spirits and aperitifs, including lots of big brands
  • Selected wine and Prosecco by the glass
  • A selection of cocktails, from Long Island Iced Tea to Pimm’s and lemonade
  • Selected soft drinks by the glass including mocktails and fruit juice

You can upgrade to the Premium All Inclusive package and get these extras…

  • Upgraded cocktails, such as mojitos and Champagne cocktails
  • Premium gins, vodkas, rums and tequilas, including Bombay Sapphire and Absolut Vodka
  • Cans of soft drink
  • More choice of whiskies, brandies and Cognacs
  • All drinks from The Coffee Port, which are made with premium Lavazza coffee

Deck Plans
Deck 15

  • Minigolf

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Deck 14

  • The Sundeck
  • The Veranda
  • The Veranda Cabanas 
  • Running Track

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Deck 12

  • Indigo Bar
  • Indigo Casino
  • Indigo Club

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Deck 11

  • Champneys Spa and Gym
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool
  • Whirlpools
  • Snack Shack
  • The Market Place
  • Scoops
  • The Terrace
  • Beach Cove
  • Nonna's
  • Movies by Moonlight

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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

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

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Deck 7

  • Broadway Show Lounge
  • Broad Street Shops
  • The Coffee Port
  • Squid & Anchor
  • The 19th Hole
  • Photo Gallery

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Deck 6

  • Broadway Show Lounge
  • Broad Street Shops
  • Flutes
  • Kora La
  • Surf & Turf Steakhouse
  • Aperitif
  • Latitude 53

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Deck 5

  • Atrium
  • Reception
  • The Dining Club
  • Destination Services
  • Vista
  • Latitude 53
  • Cruise Holiday Store
  • Bike Tours

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Deck 4

  • Medical Centre
  • Photo Studio

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Royal Suite

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 94m².

Junior Suite

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 over a bath. Please note cabins 1200 and 1201 do not have a bath.

Executive Suite Cabin with 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 bath, as well as a walk-in shower and a WC. And a furnished balcony rounds things off nicely.

Deluxe Balcony Cabin
The 19m² Deluxe Balcony Cabins do exactly what they say on the tin. You'll get a furnished balcony, plus a queen-size bed, a double sofa bed and an en suite bathroom with a WC and shower. You're nice and high up on Deck 9 or 10, so the views are some of the best around. Please note, on Deck 9, these cabins have a different layout with a fixed double bed against the wall – see our deck plan for the cabin numbers.

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 a queen-size bed or twin beds that convert to a queen-size. And the en suite bathroom packs in a shower and a WC. Please note, some cabins on Deck 8 have a different layout with a fixed double bed against the wall - see our deck plan for the cabin numbers.

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.

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. Plus, you'll find a WC and shower in the en suite bathroom.

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.


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.


Thanks to its location, Aperitif is a great place to go before or after a meal at one of our speciality restaurants. Its menu features everything from Prosecco and spirits to cocktails.

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.

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.

The Shack

This deck bar provides cool-down drinks in between sunbathing. You’ll find it just above Snack Shack, overlooking the pool.

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 12 shows on offer, covering a variety of different styles of music. So, whatever your taste, you'll find something to tickle your fancy.


If you’re after something bubbly, Flutes is the bar for you. You can sip glasses of Champagne* or Prosecco while listening to the sounds of a pianist. Plus, there are handy ‘press for bubbles’ buttons dotted around.

* Please note, Champagne isn’t included as part of the standard All Inclusive package or the Premium All Inclusive package

Squid & Anchor

Marella Cruise’s pub at sea is a modern take on a traditional British watering hole. There are two bars to pick from. One pours a great selection of drinks for you to choose from while you settle in for the evening entertainment. The other deals in premium gins and whiskies, which are chargeable. This place is home to a live band and quiz nights, too.

The 19th Hole

Themed cocktails aren’t all this clubhouse-inspired bar brings to the table. You can take up a seat in a golf buggy, or tee off on one of two golf simulators for a charge.

Photo Studio & Kiosk

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

Spanning two decks, this tip-top selection of boutiques is stocked with a huge range of products and big-name brands, covering everything from everyday essentials and souvenirs to perfume and jewellery.

Destination Services
If you want to find out more about our ports of call and excursions, come and chat to our Destination Services team. They’ve got guides and maps to help you find your way around. And you can book your next cruise with them, too. You’ll find them onboard by Reception.