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Marella Explorer 2

Why cruise on this ship?

Marella Cruises' newest addition, the Marella Explorer 2, joined their fleet in summer 2019. Read more to discover more about this state of the art ship.

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Dining

There are plenty of familiar faces on Marella Explorer 2’s dining scene. And they cater for all kinds of taste buds – whether you fancy some European eats or fiery Asian flavours.

The Market Place

You can watch the chefs whip up around-the-world dishes at this buffet restaurant. It’s stocked with lots of different food stalls, hence its name, The Market Place.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Buffet
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The Mediterranean

On Marella Explorer, this place combines pizza, tapas and Portuguese meat skewers. There’ll be a slightly different offering onboard Marella Explorer 2, so watch this space.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Regional

Latitude 53

The main waiter service restaurant is a good-looking place, with a gold-and-grey colour scheme and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Casual
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Vista

You’ll find Vista on the first floor of Latitude 53. Come evening, it transforms into a contemporary Italian restaurant.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Italian
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Surf & Turf Steakhouse

This place does what it says on the tin, specialising in all things meat and seafood. The menu stars various cuts of steak and you can watch the chef cook yours on the open grill. The interiors are inspired by the meaty menu, as well, with chopping board artwork and leather booth seating. A cover charge applies for dining here.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Steakhouse

Kora La

You’ll feel like you’ve switched continents when you dine at this restaurant. Oriental-style lanterns and paintings are paired with a pan-Asian menu of curries, noodles and sushi. You’ll pay a cover charge to eat here.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Asian

The Dining Club

This fine dining restaurant was made for foodies. You’ll be treated to high-end cuisine, making it the ideal spot for an extra special evening. There’s a charge to dine here.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Fine
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Snack Shack

Food stalls, beach huts and oversized deckchairs set the scene at this laidback eatery. As such, you can look forward to grab ‘n’ go lunches and snacks, like hot dogs and burgers. There’s a drinks station on hand, too.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Fast

Entertaining

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.

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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, including two brand-new numbers – exclusive to Marella Explorer 2, plus it’s waiter service, so you can get a drink without missing a thing.

Features

  • Lounge
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Indigo Casino

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

Features

  • Casino
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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.

Features

  • Nightclub
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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.

Features

  • Bar
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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.

Features

  • Bar
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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.

Features

  • Bar
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Atrium Bar

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

Features

  • Bar
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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.

Features

  • Bar
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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.

Features

  • Bar
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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.

Features

  • Bar
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Pool Bar

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

Features

  • Bar
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The Coffee Port

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

Features

  • Cafe
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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.

Features

  • Shop
  • Studio

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.

Features

  • Shop
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Flutes

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 drinks package.

Features

  • Bar

Movies by Moonlight

You can watch classic and modern films under the stars at this open-air cinema.

Features

  • Cinema
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The 19th Hole

Themed cocktails and craft beers 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 little extra.

Features

  • Bar

Enrichment

Please note: the ship does not feature any dedicated enrichment facilities.

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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.

Features

  • Excursions

Ballroom & Latin Dancing

There will be 'Chance to Dance' sessions onboard. These are informal, 30-minute, unhosted events where we play music and you can dance the foxtrot, tango and other ballroom favourites. To find out when and where these sessions will be held on your ship, please speak to a member of the entertainment team onboard.

Features

  • Dance Class

Health and fitness

Each day onboard Marella Explorer 2 can be different. Unwind at the Champneys Spa, sunbathe by the pool or perfect your putt on the minigolf green – those are a few of the options. Just so you know, these facilities are subject to change and images are for illustrative purposes only.

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Champneys Spa

Like at any other Champneys Spa, you can book in for treatments, like facials, body wraps and massages. Plus, there’s a beauty salon, a relaxation room, made-for-two suites and treatment cabins with hot tubs. There’s also a sauna with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Features

  • Spa
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Pool

The pool is split in two by a small stage in the middle, and you can look forward to daily entertainment.

Features

  • Pool
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Whirlpools

Four whirlpool baths bubble away by the main pool.

Features

  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
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Minigolf

Couples can practice putting on this nine-hole minigolf green. It’s right at the top of the ship, so it comes with great sea views.

Features

  • Golf
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Champneys Gym

You can work up a sweat with the sea in sight at the gym.

Features

  • Gym

Jogging Track

Located outside on Deck 12 is a jogging track.

Features

  • Jogging or Walking Track

Kids and teens

Please note, the Marella Explorer 2 is strictly an adult-only ship.

Accommodation

All cabins come with… Air-conditioning • Hairdryer • Flatscreen TV • Wardrobe space • Tea and coffee-making facilities • Safe

The cabins shown are representative of the general standard of cabins onboard. Your cabin may differ slightly in décor, design and size.

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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 94m2.

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

Features

  • Double
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Dining Area
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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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

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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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

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Deluxe Cabin with Balcony

Our 19m² 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.

Features

  • Double
  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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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.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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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.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe

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.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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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.

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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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.

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

Deck plans

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Deck 14

  • The Veranda
  • The Veranda Cabanas
  • The Sun Deck
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Deck 12

  • Jogging Track
  • The Shack
  • Indigo
  • Inside Cabin
  • Outside Cabin
  • Balcony Cabin
  • Junior Suite
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Deck 11

  • Scoops
  • Pizzaria
  • The Terrace
  • 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

  • Balcony Cabin
  • Outside Cabin
  • Inside Cabin
  • Single Inside Cabin
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Deck 7

  • Squid & Anchor
  • The Coffee Port
  • Atrium
  • The 19th Hole
  • Broad Street Shops
  • Broadway Show Lounge
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Deck 6

  • Latitude 53
  • Apertif
  • Surf & Turf
  • Kora La
  • Broad Street Shops
  • Flutes
  • 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
  • Photo Studio
  • Outside Cabin
  • Inside Cabin
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Deck 15


  • Mini Golf