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Marella Explorer 2

Ship statistics;

number_of_decks
14
number_of_elevators
9
number_of_pools
1
number_of_restaurants
8
formal_nights
adult_only
refurbished
2019

Marella Explorer 2

The beautiful Marella Explorer 2 offers her guests truly fantastic cruising opportunities. She is an all-inclusive ship, with over 40% of cabins boasting balconies, and can accommodate over 1,800 passengers. Possibly the most important aspect however, is that she is reserved for adults only. 
While Marella Explorer 2 is the sister ship to family-friendly Marella Explorer, and does offer many of the same facilities, there is an undeniable focus on providing the perfect setting for a relaxed, adult-only holiday experience. Venues like The Veranda - a popular onboard social space - are larger, enabling guests more opportunity to get to know each other and spend time engaging in interesting conversation, enjoying drinks and light bites, and simply making the most of the sun and ocean views.

Dining onboard Marella Explorer 2 is full of seemingly endless opportunities. With plenty of choice in both restaurants and dishes, there is enough to try something different at every meal time throughout your cruise. 
Main restaurants and casual dining options include:
  • The Market Place - this buffet style venue offers a range of global cuisines, many of which are freshly prepared by chefs right in front of you.
  • Latitude 53 - the atmosphere in this popular restaurant in sophisticated and stylish, with gold and grey decor and floor to ceiling windows. The food is divine, and waiter service impeccable.
  • Vista - this evening venue is on the first floor of Latitude 53, and offers some delicious classic and contemporary Italian cuisine
  • The Mediterranean - this popular venue offers your favourite Mediterranean fare, from pizza and tapas to Portuguese meat kebabs.
  • Snack Shack - a selection of food stalls offer smaller lunches like hot dogs and burgers on the go, so you can get back to the pool as quickly as possible.

Speciality dining options:
  • Kora La - this beautiful venue transports guests to Asia, offering all sorts of delicious dishes such as sushi, curry, and noodles
  • Surf & Turf Steakhouse - specialising in seafood and meat, this restaurant offers fresh and classic meals that you'll certainly want again and again.
  • The Dining Club - with high quality gastronomic creations on offer, this refined restaurant is perfect for an extra special evening onboard.

Evenings onboard can be as quiet and relaxed or social and thrilling as desired, with a range of entertainment facilities available.
Indigo is a great choice for those looking for an exciting evening during which they can try a cocktail or two, let loose on the dance floor, and try their luck at the casino features. You'll find both card tables and slot machines here.
Or there are some fabulous shows on offer at the Broadway Show Lounge. The venue is considerably large and even has waiter service, enabling you to order a drink without missing even a snippet of a world class show.
For something a little more chilled out, consider spending time in one of the ship's bars or lounges;
  • Squid & Anchor - this classic British pub venue offers a variety of drinks, and boasts live music, arcade machines, and quiz nights.
  • Atrium Bar - with relaxed entertainment, this is a great place to meet new friends for a drink before dinner.
  • The Shack - located at the back of the ship, here you'll find delicious cold drinks to sip on while sunbathing.
  • Aperitif - think 1920s speakeasy style in this classy venue, where you'll find cool Champagne and Prosecco among the list of delectable drinks.


Marella Explorer 2 has a large pool in which guests can either push themselves with lengths or simply cool down and relax. Or, if guests are looking for more of a challenge, the Ocean gym offers state of the art equipment and a fantastic sea view.
After a work out, guests can head to the ship's superb spa facilities; the esteemed Champneys Spa. Here there are VIP suites and private steam rooms and saunas, as well as a relaxation room and wonderful panoramic sauna. It's also possible to indulge in a treatment such as a massage, body wrap, or facial.

There is always plenty to do onboard Marella Explorer 2, both in evenings and on sea days. In addition to the main pool there are four whirlpools to spend time in, as well as plenty of sun loungers in which you can read a book or soak up the rays. 
Other pastimes include - 
  • Mini golf
  • Photo Studio
  • Broad Street Shops


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