We chose this cruise because it departed from Barbados and because we have cruised with Thomson/Marella before and have always had an enjoyable time.
We cruised November 17-24 and travelled the southern Caribbean: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Grenada and St Lucia.
On Explorer 2 it was good to have more options to eat from and lots of different lounges to relax in. The crew has to be some of the friendliest ever.
We chose a low deck mid ship cabin because I suffer with motion sickness. It was perfect with no queasiness at all. Our cabin was comfortable with lots of shelving, drawers and hanging space and a big plus was the shelving behind the mirror. The shower had glass doors and was very spacious. Our cabin steward was very thorough and kept our cabin spotless. Although face cloths are not usually supplied, I asked for them and they were provided.:)
The bed was very comfortable.