Marella Explorer

Last summer, we welcomed Marella Explorer to the fleet. The ship stepped up to the plate, with a bumper batch of 10 restaurants and 10 bars. There are fleet favourites like Snack Shack and Kora La, plus brand new spaces like The Dining Club for foodies and a swanky bar, club and casino. The highlights don't stop at food and drink, though. There's also an indoor cinema, a Sports & Family Deck and a Champneys spa, where you can sign up for everything from body-balancing acupuncture and slimming treatments to body wraps and facials.

  • Size large
  • Style Resort
  • Type ocean
  • Year of launch 1996
  • Year of last refit 2018
  • Gross tonnage 76998t
  • Length 264.0m
  • Width 32.0m
  • Speed 21kts
  • Decks 13
  • Language English
  • Currency Pound Sterling (£)
  • No. of passengers 1924
  • No. of crew 900
  • No. of cabins 962
  • -wheelchair access 7

Marella Cruises don’t think tips and service charges should cost you extra, so they've included them in the price. You’re not expected to tip any of their crew – unless you want to, of course.

Balcony, cabins & designated areas
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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.


Marella Explorer’s dining scene is worth shouting about. On top of a load of new waiter service restaurants and an around-the-world buffet, you’ve got speciality places like Surf & Turf, Umi Sushi and an experimental eatery.


The entertainment onboard Marella Explorer doesn't disappoint. Not only does it have the biggest ever Broadway Show Lounge, it also boasts the flash, new Indigo bar, club and casino. Alternatively, you can listen to live music in The Lounge - a stylish space with a bright-pink piano and colour-changing bar.

Health and fitness

Far from hustle and bustle, stress and everyday, guests are encouraged to disable the body and mind to relax and re-energise in the spa areas.

For those who wish to keep active, there are a wide variety of sporting activities and classes taking place either in a group or with a personal trainer that are sure to get the blood pumping.

Kids and Teens

Marella Cruises have worked on every last detail when it comes to getting the kids onboard. That means family-sized and inter-connecting cabins, buffet lunches featuring favourites like pizza and spaghetti bolognese, and a great mix of activities.

They lay on table tennis and football tournaments, fun quizzes, and early evening shows during their sea days. And when the ship is in port, children up to the age of 12 get discounted rates on some of their exciting shore excursions.

Every ship has a free Kids’ Club, too. So mum and dad can have time together while the little ones fill their days with treasure hunts, face-painting, and stories.


What's the braking distance of a cruise ship? What's the story behind the route you're sailing along? Learn answer to many questions, and discover exciting topics with the onboard edutainment program: Compass - Knowledge at Sea.

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