Marella Explorer 2
- Tonnage:71,545 GRT
- Length:246 m
- Beam:32.2 m
- Speed:19 knots
- Cruise Passengers:1,814
- Crew & Staff:TBC
Our newest addition, Marella Explorer 2, is joining the 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 Indig - a chic bar-club-casino space. But there's one big difference between them - Marella Explorer 2's reserved for adults.
Just like on Marella Explorer, Indigo is the shipís 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.
Bar at The Mediterranean
If youíre after a quiet spot, this barís the one. Youíll find it outside The Mediterranean, and itís 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, itís 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.
Broadway Show Lounge
This show lounge is big enough to rival a Broadway theatre. And thatís not all itís got going for it. There are brand-new shows on offer, plus itís waiter service, so you can get a drink without missing a thing.
Indigo lays claim to a huge bar, where flare demonstrations and cocktail-making sessions take place. Thereís also plenty of seating for taking in the 360-degree views Ė day or night.
This bar caters to pre-dinner drinks, which you can sip to a background of low-key entertainment.
If you're feeling lucky, you can try out the slot machines and card tables at the Indigo Casino.
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.
Youíll find the club in the middle of Indigo. It flaunts a dancefloor and a DJ booth, as well as an extra bar.
This deck bar provides cool-down drinks in between sunbathing. Youíll find it at the back of the ship, so itís got sweeping sea views.
Marella Explorer has enough facilities to keep everyone happy. Children can head to the Kids' Club, Hideout or go for a game of minigolf, while grown-ups can sink in to Balinese beds at The Veranda or book in for pampering at the spa - it's the biggest in our fleet.
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.
Practise your putt on this minigolf green.
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.
The pool is split in two by a stage in the middle, which is where the entertainment team run their daily activities from.
Four whirlpool baths bubble away by the main pool.
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.
This deck bar provides cool-down drinks, like frozen cocktails, in between sunbathing. You'll find it just above Snack Shack, overlooking the pool.
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. There's a drinks station on hand, too.
You'll find Vista on deck 5 in Latitude 53. Come evening, it transforms into a contemporary Italian restaurant. Here, you can get regional Italian favourites made with authentic ingredients.
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.
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.
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.
The Coffee Port
If you're in need of a caffeine boost, this place will do the trick. Lavazza coffee and sweet treats are served here - courtesy of our in-house chocolatier. Plus, it's a great people-watching spot, since it overlooks the atrium. Time your visit right, and you can sip your coffee to a soundtrack of live piano music. A small charge applies here.
Pop in to the studio on Deck 6 for a professional photoshoot. You'll also find kiosks, where you can view and buy all the photos captured by our onboard photography team.
Reception is the place to go for any queries, currency exchange and wake-up calls. Plus, it's open around-the-clock.
You can work up a sweat with the sea in sight at the gym.
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 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.
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.
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.
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. There's a drinks station on hand, too.
The main waiter service restaurant is a good-looking place, with a gold-and-grey colour scheme and floor-to-ceiling windows.
You'll find Vista on deck 5 in Latitude 53. Come evening, it transforms into a contemporary Italian restaurant.
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.
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 and noodle dishes. You'll pay a cover charge to eat here.
Please note that the staterooms shown below are samples only. Actual cabin decor, details and layout may vary by stateroom category and type.
|B12||Deck 12 Balcony Cabin|
|B8||Deck 8 Balcony Cabin|
|B9||Deck 8 & 9 Balcony Cabin|
|I10||Deck 10 & 12 Inside|
|I4||Deck 4 & 5 Inside|
|I8||Deck 8 & 9 Inside|
|O4||Deck 4 & 5 Outside|
|OU||Deck 8 & 9 Outside|
Stateroom Symbol Legend
|Fixed double bed|
|Suitable for wheelchairs|
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