You can expect the same great service, food and entertainment on every single one of our ships. They’re All Inclusive as standard, too. That said, each vessel has a personality of its own. There’s a suitably grown-up feel to this adults-only ship. We’ve cherry-picked some of the facilities from its sister ship Marella Explorer, like an Oceans spa and Beauty Salon, The Dining Club and Indigo Bar, Club and Casino. But there are some exciting new ones, too, including 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

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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:

Dietary Requirements

If you've got any dietary requirements, please make sure you mention it when you book by contacting our Customer Welfare Team on 020 3451 2585. Then let the restaurant manager know once you're onboard. We also provide vegetarian, vegan, 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.

Age Restrictions

Marella Explorer 2 is exclusively for adults

• Minimum age to sail - 17+ Passengers must be over the age of 17 to travel on Marella Explorer 2
• Minimum age to sail alone - 18+ Passengers must be 18 or over to travel alone
• Minimum age for separate cabin - 18+ If you have more than one cabin and the cabins are separate (i.e. not adjacent or opposite) then under 18's must be accompanied
• Minimum age to leave the ship on your own - 18+ Passengers must be 18 or older to go on a ship-sponsored excursion on their own
• Casino, slot machines, bingo - 18+ Passengers must be 18 years or older to use these facilities

All Inclusive Drinks Package

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 Aperol Spritz’s
  • 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 menu, which are made with premium Lavazza coffee

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.

Medical Centre

Each of our ships has a medical centre and we have an English-speaking doctor and nurses on board who keep surgery hours. The opening hours are in Cruise News, plus there’s a 24-hour emergency service you can call by dialling 999 from your cabin phone. Just so you know, there’s a fee for using the medical centre, getting prescriptions and follow-up visits, which will be charged to your onboard account.

Smoking Policy

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

Destination Services

The Destination Services team can talk to you about our ports of call, help you decide which excursions are right for you, and book you onto your next Marella Cruises holiday

Wi-Fi Packages

We have designated Wi-Fi zones onboard. Internet access is charged to your cabin account at the rate advertised onboard. Mobiles can be used – make sure to check with your provider for charges in each country and in international waters, which applies when the ship's at sea. There are telephones in each cabin, too, 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


Ever wanted to book a slot at the spa, the casino, or your favourite onboard restaurant without leaving your cabin or sunbed? Well, there’s an app for that – it’s called Navigate. Our onboard app is like having your own personal cruise planner in the palm of your hand, and you can use it to manage lots of different aspects of your cruise. When you embark on a Marella Cruise you'll have access to Navigate which can help you with everything from watching the safety video, to accessing your onboard account, booking shore excursions, restaurants, spa treatments and much much more. If you need any more information or assistance with this then head to Reception onboard and they'll be happy to help.


On a Marella cruise, you’ll always find a warm and welcoming atmosphere, from the moment you step onboard, wherever we sail. Our friendly staff will remember your name, as well as your favourite cocktail. And in the restaurants, we’re just as well-versed in local specialities as we are in decent cups of tea. In fact, we've been endorsed with the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended stamp of approval. A massive 90% of our customers said the service was very good or excellent – and were impressed by how staff recognised them on a return visit. We picked up the prize for Best Cruise Line for Value at the 2019 Cruise Critic Editor’s Choice Awards. We’ve also picked up numerous awards at the Cruise Critic 2019 Cruisers Choice Awards, including Best Entertainment on Marella Discovery. Most recently in 2021 Marella won the Marine Interior Design of the Year Award for the refit of The Glass House on Marella Discovery in the Seatrade Cruise Awards.

Onboard Experience

If you have any questions regarding Marella Cruises' onboard experience, try visiting the designated page on our website

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 & Club
  • Indigo Casino
  • The Shack
  • Junior Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

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Deck 11

  • Oceans spa and Beauty Salon
  • 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
  • Gin & Whiskey Bar
  • Atrium

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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
  • Single Inside Cabins
  • Single Outside Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Adapted Outside Cabins
  • Adapted Inside Cabins

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Deck 4

  • Medical Centre
  • Photo Studio
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

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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. This cabin comes with Premier Service. Extras include:

  • Breakfast in bed once a week and a free pressing service that means you’ll look your best for the Dress to Impress night.

Executive Suite
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 to queen-size. There's a double sofa bed in the separate lounge, too. In the en suite bathroom, meanwhile, there's a shower over a bath, as well as a walk-in shower and a WC. And a furnished balcony rounds things off nicely. This cabin comes with Premier Service. Extras include:

  • Breakfast in bed once a week and a free pressing service that means you’ll look your best for the Dress to Impress night.

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*. This cabin comes with Premier Service. Extras include:

  • Breakfast in bed once a week and a free pressing service that means you’ll look your best for the Dress to Impress night.
*Please note, cabins 1200 and 1201 don’t have baths. Plus, cabins 1202 and 1203 have smaller balconies.

Deluxe Balcony Cabin

Our 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, and at the aft of the ship so the views are some of the best around.

Please note, the image is of a cabin on Deck 9. These have a different layout to those on Deck 10, and come with a fixed double bed against the wall and a cabin partition door – 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. Our 3 and 4-berth cabins have a sofa bed or extra fold-down bed.

Please note, some of the cabins on Deck 8 have a different layout, with a fixed double bed against the wall – see our deck plan for the cabin numbers.

Outside Cabin

Our Outside Cabins feature either a porthole or picture window. They're 16m2 in size, with twin beds that can be made into a queen-size. The four-berth cabins, meanwhile, have twin beds that convert into a queen-size, as well as extra fold-down beds. Plus, you'll find a WC and shower in the en suite bathroom. Some cabins view may be obstructed. Reserve your cabin for a clear view.

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 4-berth cabin, you’ll get twin beds and 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.


There’s plenty to choose from when it comes to entertainment onboard Marella Explorer 2. On top of its five-star Broadway Show Lounge, you’ve got the Indigo Bar, Club and Casino to kick back in – it has everything from a flashing-light-fitted dance floor to blackjack and roulette tables. Alternatively, you can unwind and listen to some live music in The Squid & Anchor – it’s styled like a traditional British pub – or sip on cocktails while you play a round on the virtual golf simulators at our themed bar, The 19th Hole.

The 19th Hole

Themed cocktails aren’t all this club-house-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.


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 All Inclusive or the Premium All Inclusive drinks packages.

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

Indigo Bar

Indigo lays claim to the longest bar in the fleet. Flare demonstrations and cocktail-making sessions are often on the cards here. There's also plenty of seating around the bar’s edge, where you can take in the 360-degree views – day or night. After dark, the menus light up, showing off around-the-world themed cocktails, like Thai Punch and Jamaican Me Crazy.

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, flaunting a dance floor and a DJ booth. It's where silent discos and Eighties or Nineties-themed nights take place.


Aperitif specialises in all things premium. You can get cocktails like an Aperol Spritz or a Chocolate Espresso Martini, as well as Prosecco and a range of spirits – all included as part of our Premium All Inclusive package. Thanks to its location, this bar's a great spot to head before or after a meal at one of the speciality restaurants.

Squid & Anchor

Our first pub at sea is a modern take on a traditional British boozer. 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, while the other deals in premium gins and whiskies, which are chargeable. Plus, this place is the home of a live band, quiz nights and a couple of arcade machines.

Photo Gallery & Photo Studio

Take a visit to the Photo Gallery where you can view and buy all the photos captured by our photography team on the kiosks. If you'd prefer something more personalised, pop into the Photo Studio and ask about our professional photo shoots.

Broad Street Shops

When the ship's at sea, it's time to hit the 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.

Movies by Moonlight

The open-air cinema is the go-to place for a chilled-out evening under the stars. Classic movies and the latest box office hits are shown on a big screen. And you can get blankets, popcorn, and hot chocolate from the nearby bar.

Pool Bar

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

The Shack

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