• Lizzie Butler

    We’ve got huge news. This summer we’re welcoming our newest addition to the fleet, and it’s the biggest one yet. We’ve dropped anchor to tell you why you need to get on board with Marella Explorer

    1. It’s the biggest ship in the fleet

    962 cabins over 13 decks. 10 restaurants and 10 bars. An indoor cinema, gym, and a Broadway Show Lounge. It’s fair to say we’ve supersized all the best bits of the rest of the Marella fleet, so you’ve got more choice than ever onboard. And, the ship comes in at 262.5 meters long and 32.2 meters wide, so stretching your legs is always on the agenda.

    1. You can see the world

    Explorer was made to traverse the high seas. This summer, the ship will cover the Mediterranean, ticking off stops like Florence and Pisa, Rome, and Barcelona. Winter ‘18 sees Explorer based in Barbados. You won’t spend a single day at sea leaving on the Seven Shores cruise from Barbados, and you’ll visit a total of six Caribbean islands. Think cocktails in coconuts in St Lucia, Grenada, and Dominica. And then in Summer ‘19, board Explorer from one of our UK ports to visit the Baltics – including Stockholm, Tallinn, Helsinki, and an overnight stay onboard the ship in St Petersburg. Or, try our Lands of Ice and Fire cruise, which will take you to the sweeping fjords of Norway, and the dramatic waterfalls of Iceland.

    1. There’s loads of choice at mealtimes

    You won’t get hungry on Explorer. Vista offers a range of Italian dishes made with authentic ingredients, while The Mediterranean Italian is made for pizza lovers. At Kora La, you can sample pan-Asian delicacies created especially for Marella Cruises, and you can also get your fill of Japanese food at Umi Sushi. Meanwhile, over at The Market Place you’ll see chefs creating dishes from across the globe, and if you’ve got a sweet tooth, head to Scoops. The vintage styling of this ice cream parlour will draw you back to try all seven flavours of gelato. Plus, all of these spots are just the start on the eateries onboard…

    1. Party at Indigo

    As well as trying your luck on the slot machines at the Indigo casino, grab a drink at the title of longest bar in the fleet. Check out the cocktail-making sessions where you can learn to make your own drinks, and enjoy them while looking out on the 360-degree view. And then there’s the Indigo club, where you can throw some shapes on the dancefloor after sampling your homemade concoctions.

    1. Chill out at the Champneys spa

    We’re really excited about this one. For the first time, luxury spa chain Champneys are joining us at sea to offer relaxing treatments like facials and massages. Plus, try out the other facilities, like the treatment cabins with hot tubs, and the adults-only sauna. There’s even a gym onboard, if you want to keep up with your fitness routine.

    Ready to board Explorer? Take a look at our Explorer deals and find out why Marella Cruises are number one for service.

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