The Marella Explorer 2 is to be an adult only cruise ship, with a larger premium Verandah sunbathing area than normal on a Century Class ship, and a Champneys spa and Indigo. We have just heard fro Marella who update us with this…

”   … Marella Explorer 2 will be the first ship exclusively for adults in the Marella Cruises fleet, offering customers more choice and flexibility. The adult’s only haven introduces three new venues including a new clubhouse bar, the 19th hole, with quirky golf buggy- seating and two golf simulators, this tee-rific bar will even serve up golf themed cocktails and craft beers; Flutes, a sophisticated bubbles bar catering for prosecco and champagne lovers is perfect for pre or post dinner drinks and comes complete with ‘press for bubbles’ buttons; The Beach Cove serves up barbecue inspired delights with an on the beach al fresco dining feel; And a new pizzeria style restaurant cooking up made-to-order Italian pizzas in a pizza oven to give them that extra authentic taste. As well as these, Marella Explorer 2 will boast an array of dining and bar options, a luxurious Champneys spa and world class entertainment from ted, similar to its sister ship Marella Explorer.

Marella Explorer 2 will be spending her first full winter season in Bridgetown, Barbados for winter 2019 offering customers the choice of three fantastic itineraries with delightful destinations on offer such as St Lucia, Aruba and the Grenadines.

Managing Director of Marella Cruises Chris Hackney said: “We are really pleased to share details of the three fantastic new venues for Marella Explorer 2, we’ve made sure there is something to take every adults fancy whether that’s enjoying a golf themed cocktail in the 19th Hole or sipping on some bubbles in Flutes. We’re delighted customers have loved sailing on Marella Explorer and look forward to hearing about their experiences on Marella Explorer 2.

“Our winter 2019 programme offers guests amazing destinations and exotic new itineraries as we continue to offer customers more choice, flexibility and opportunities to visit some of the world’s best hidden secrets.” …..

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So our interest in this ship increases as more cruises go on sale. Inside the ship we have also been told the Royal Suite are the top cabins, a king-size bed, separate living area with a sofa bed, and a dining area. There is a dressing area, en suite bathroom with a shower, a WC and a tub, plus a big balcony with a whirlpool. in a sizeable 102m2 cabin. It is an all-inclusive ship, from May 2019 all Marella Cruise ships are going all inclusive. See more details on the when you choose your cruise below and when you have clicked and booked, take a look at the Doris Visits Destination Guides and plan your port visits. The ship was formerly the Celebrity Century and currently the SkySea Golden Era, but she will take her final voyage under that name on August the 29th in Shanghai.

ISLAND DISCOVERY – 12th June 2019 – Naples, Valletta, Palermo, Cagliari, Propriano in Corsica, Piombino, Naples

MEDITERRANEAN GEMS – 24th July 2019 – Naples, Tarragona, Toulon, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Oblia in Sardinia, Naples.

DORIS VISITS WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN MENU OF PORT GUIDES

ADRIATIC SPLENDORS – 31st July 2019 and also 14th August 2019 – Naples, Split, Venice, Ancona, Dubrovnik, Messina, Naples.

OUR GAME OF THRONES TAKE ON DUBROVNIK 

GREEK GETAWAY – 21st August 2019 – Naples, Chania in Crete, Mykonos, Piraeus for Athens in Greece, Zakynthos, Catiana in Sicily, Naples.

ISLAND DISCOVERY – 18th September 2019 – Naples, Valletta, Palermo, Cagliari, Propriano in Corsica, Piombino, Naples.

DORIS VISITS EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN MENU OF PORT GUIDES

MEDITERRANEAN GEMS – 25th Sept 2019 – Naples, Tarragona, Toulon, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Oblia in Sardinia, Naples.

GREEK GETAWAY – 2nd Oct 2019 – Naples, Chania in Crete, Mykonos, Piraeus for Athens in Greece, Zakynthos, Catania in Sicily, Naples.

This is the Marella page for the Marella Explorer 2 ship.

Cruise Web sites are not always easy to follow, and can be notoriously complicated. Here’s how other ships circumnavigates the globe. 

P&O ARCADIA adult ship MARELLA DREAM P&O ORIANA  MARELLA EXPLORER P&O VENTURA MARELLA DISCOVERY P&O BRITANNIA MARELLA EXPLORER 2 P&O AZURA MARELLA CELEBRATION P&O OCEANA MARELLA DISCOVERY 2 P&O AURORA

Purple Parking  – under ‘Airport’ – click ‘Southampton Port’ – click here for the Doris Visits Discount – they even do meet and greet