We found the ship very good. The staff worked really hard but they were so HAPPY, always had a smile and could not do enough to make us feel good, always said happy staff make a happy ship how true is that. We found the ports of call excellent, so much to see and do, went on a trip to St Petersburg through cruising excursions.com, that trip was tiring but worth every penny, we done the 3, extra dinning options, really enjoyed the different foods, will book that again. In fact of all the ships we have been on this is in the top few, the only thing my husband (and quite a few more people) would have liked to see was the football on the big screen as it was a big match, this holiday was very enjoyable and would recommend Marella Explorer to all our friends. Thank you TUI.