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  1. The discovery ships and explorer ships two different types. The discovery were Vision class ships and the explorers were Century class. The Visions were designed as sister ships almost the same but with some different quirks the main theme their size meaning they could get into most ports. The Century class were a set of 3, again mid class designed to go anywhere. Both styles were designed for smaller numbers of passengers and a more intimate small ship feel rather than the mall style we now know so well with the oasis and solstice ships. Both RCL & Celebrity both outgrew these class of ships wanting vessels with higher passenger capacity and mall style features. Hth explain. Ex & Ex2 should be virtually the same but u can't really compare them to D & D2. Does anybody think Marella will buy Oriana when she retires from P&O?
  2. The changes of planes are where Tui operated the Boeing air max which were grounded so have had to hire in replacements
  3. There are a number of video reviews on YouTube now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLrmpugI3rY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBOXmjf_7oI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoBLX-affh8
  4. You might find this useful.
  5. Lots of stuff on Facebook including an update on the luggage debacle herewith Just had a reply from Marella Cruises.. Hi , There's no bonded luggage for Naples. You'll need to collect your luggage as normal ^Kyle Hide or report this my response Well can they tell their confirmation team to alter their emails that say it is coz i got an email yesterday saying it is bonded and its causing a lot of grief and confusion for people. FB reply apparently they are in the process of passing on the info down the chain. Hope this clarifies the bonded luggage business. In Naples it is a definite collect your luggage, find the Tui/Marella rep, get your cabin labels and take luggage to coach. Not trying to teach my granny how to suck eggs or preach to the converted but worth saying put anything you need like meds, docs, specs, money in your carry on.
  6. Yep had a look at that one too.🙄 Much same as my findings above. 🤞they all iron out. ⛴🚢🛳
  7. I'm not sure why people aren't offering explorer 2 reviews on cruise critic 🤔🤨 but I join her on 15th May and will report back on here. It's a tad more civilised than FB 😊 Trawling thro the FB comments sounds bit of mixed bag. Food, entertainment, general ship all good. Few cabin issues mainly hard & fixed beds, uncontrollable air con, non flush toilets, non working safes and noise front and rear. Imo normal snagging issues on a first cruise. Crew all get top marks, a good few from other Marella ships u will know. Hth wee maggoo x
  8. Lots of stuff on Facebook including an update on the luggage debacle herewith Just had a reply from Marella Cruises.. Hi Rob, There's no bonded luggage for Naples. You'll need to collect your luggage as normal ^Kyle Hide or report this my response Well can they tell their confirmation team to alter their emails that say it is coz i got an email yesterday saying it is bonded and its causing a lot of grief and confusion for people. FB reply apparently they are in the process of passing on the info down the chain.
  9. This is exactly the same as what we have except insert Naples for Santa Cruz. I'm beginning to think it's standard spiel with only the destination changed to protect the innoccent 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
  10. Waterbug Tui and Thomas cook are European airlines that predominantly fly charter flights for people on their package holidays. The OP will be going on a Tui flight that is chartered to her cruise company so it's not unusual to have 3 rows for special needs customers as it's easier to get them in thro the front doors of the aircraft. They'll nearly all be flying the same class with a few premium seats that have extra leg room etc. Hth
  11. FYI Got my confirmation and E-ticket this morning and the advice for Naples remains the same IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT NAPLES To check in your bags in the UK you'll need to visit the Marella Cruises stand. We'll security seal your bag and attach your cabin number to speed up the process at the other end. There's no need to collect your bags when you land as they’ll be sent straight to the ship. You will be directed from your plane onto the transfer coach, without having to enter the airport building. There might be a short delay in your cases being delivered to your cabin when you board the ship, so pop any essentials into your hand luggage before you leave the UK. When you reach the port, you'll be given a welcome envelope with your onboard account card inside. Your onboard account card doubles as your boarding card, so you should keep it on you at all times - you'll need to show it at the gangway and when you pay for something.
  12. 35 days and counting....and yahoo then Naples bound. 🚢🛳🌞🍾
  13. There are loads of threads on flying in same day as departure and the general consensus is DO NOT RISK IT. There are too many things that can go wrong and the ship WILL NOT WAIT for you. Fly in the day or night before and have a leisurely start to your vacation. 🛳🚢👌
  14. 42 days and counting...I have an open suitcase which I'm collecting stuff in. So far:- * magnetic hooks x 2 * sea bands * 2 highlighter pens * night light * power/usb strip * air freshener * First aid & OTC meds * ginger biscuits Also trying to limit shoes sketchers flip flops sparkly sandals and poss one pair day sandals.......
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