Marella Cruises from Southampton
Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises) operates under the TUI Group.
Marella Explorer joined the fleet in summer 2018, previously sailing as the Celebrity Galaxy and later as Mein Schiff with Tui Cruises.
A mid size ship at 76,998 tons, Marella Explorer can take up to 1924 passengers in 962 cabins with 13 public Decks, serviced by a crew of 909.
The ship operates with all Inclusive food and drinks as standard, with 10 restaurants and 10 bars and features the largest spa and wellness centre in the fleet
There are fleet favourites like Snack Shack and Kora La, plus brand new spas 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.
TUI Marella Explorer Ship Stats:
Built: 1996 – Refurbished 2018
Tonnage/Size: 76,998 – Medium
Total Passengers: 1924 (min/max)
Total Crew: 909
Length: 263.9 m (865.8 ft)
Beam: 32.2 m (105.6 ft)
Speed: 21.5 knots
Former Names: Celebrity Galaxy | Mein Schiff
Fellow Passengers: Mainly British, often repeat customers.
Currency: £ GBP
Tipping: Included in your cruise fare.
Facilities aboard TUI Marella Explorer include:
Latitude 53 – Main dining restaurant
The Dining Club – French inspired fine dining (cover charge)
Umi Sushi – Asian (cover charge)
Vista – Italian restaurant
The Market Place – food stalls from around the world
Kora La – Asian speciality restaurant (cover charge)
Surf & Turf Steakhouse – Grilled steak and lobster (cover charge)
Snack Shack – grab and go light bites.
Tapas @ The Mediterranean – tapas style light bites
Italian @ The Mediterranean – pizza and pasta
The Lounge – colour changing feature bar
53 – bar next to Latitude 53
The Shack – frozen cocktails by the pool!
Bar @ The Mediterranean – terrace bar at the stern of the ship
Indigo Bar – 360-degree views
Broadway Show Lounge – show lounge for up to 1000 people
Indigo Casino – slot machines and card tables
Aperitif – Champagne and Prosecco bar
Squid & Anchor – traditional pub at sea also with premium gin’s and whiskies (charge)
2020 CALENDER OF NO FLY MARELLA EXPLORER CRUISES FROM SOUTHAMPTON
08 September 2020 | 14 Nights
TUI Marella Cruises | Marella Explorer 2 | Best of the Baltic
Southampton, Goteborg, Kiel, Stockholm, Tallinn, St Petersburg, Helsinki, Kalundborg, Zeebrugge, Southampton
22 September 2020 | 08 Nights
TUI Marella Cruises | Marella Explorer | Treasures of the Fjords
Southampton, Haugesund, Eidfjord, Flam, Geiranger, Stavanger, Southampton
30 September 2020 | 14 Nights
TUI Marella Cruises | Marella Explorer 2 | Seeking the Northern Lights
Southampton, Haugesund, Flam, Hellesylt, Molde, Honningsvag, Alta, Tromso, Olden, Stavanger, Southampton