At last we have a video of the renewed Century Class ship; Marella Explorer !There was quite some launch party in Palma after the naming ceromony, and surprise surprise, Craig David appeared on deck to perform. Now, Andrew McAlpine runs round deck for us here at Doris Visits just weeks after it enters service. It certainly shows you all the ship. Sit tight ready for take off. Come back and click to look at the brochure after the film.
The 1,924-passenger Explorer presents a modern face for Marella Cruises, delivered from dry-dock in Cadiz on time. In just 4 weeks they laid 45 square kilometres of carpet with over 1,600 workers from different teams stepping over each other to get the work done. They ran 60km of data cable to 650 Wi-Fi access spots for those guests who like to permanently be in touch and log onto Doris Visits whilst away to check our guides on their next destinations. The ship’s new flagship bar, the Indigo, the club and casino were all busy, but the first Champneys Spa at sea was taking the night off. The ship now has 20 bars and restaurants. Marella DISCOUNT CODE PAGE –
Explorer page of the TUI site Champneys have designed the state-of-the-art spa. The Explorer will sale out of Palma with more facilities than any of Marella’s other ships and be Marella’s biggest ship at 260m long with ten passenger decks adding to their fast growing fleet. It is currently finishing refurbishment and will offer ten places to eat including the open air Mediterranean Restaurant with both Pizza and Tapas restaurant areas, plus the Kora La, Surf ‘n Turf, Snack Shack and Uma Sushi. Built in 1996 this was originally a Celebrity Cruise ship and with TUI in a joint venture status both under the Royal Caribbean parent, it was Mein Schiff 1. It could hold 2,860 passengers and 900 crew but what will it be like now? Here is the ‘before’ film, and we soon hope to post the ‘after’ film.
The Kora La will have Oriental-style lanterns and paintings are paired with a pan-Asian menu of curries and noodle dishes. This will be a fine dining addition and there will be a small premium to eat here. The ship may end up looking different to the film below, but it can’t be that different, this is the ship BEFORE.Marella Explorer Cruise Ship. The new ship in the fleet – Click to join – share knowledge, ask others a question, someone on this network will know the answe
The itinerary is in and out of Palma, Majorca, Spain which makes it a fly cruise, something TUI with their own planes do so well. Day 3 it hits The Godfather territory, PALERMO, Sicily’s capital which is an exotic blend of Middle Eastern architecture, Baroque buildings and colourful marketplaces. Day 4 you will arrive in pizza heaven, NAPLES, the home of the famous pizza festivals. It is said to be Italy’s most red-blooded city. Day 5, LIVORNO, Italy the gateway for PISA. Our Pisa guide shows you how to get there easily by train.
This will be a regular summer route for the Explorer. Day 6 you sail into VILLEFRANCHE, on the French Riviera. The tours are endless, from Monaco to Nice, Cannes to St Tropez.Day 7 is the enchanting fishing of PALAMOS, Spain, then on day 8, you will be back in Palma.
The small ship, Marella Spirit will continue to sail with Marella until October 2018.