Review of Marella Explorer deck 18 (old Mein Schiff 1-deck7-Hanse)
Theater (balcony level 2 of 2)
Neuer Wall is the ship’s shopping arcade of several boutique shops selling duty-free merchandise, including accessories and luxury jewelry, brand fashion clothing, luxury perfumes, tax-free store (incl for tobaccos and liquor), TUI logo merchandise.
Atrium (level 3 of 4)
Wii-Corner is a kids/teens gaming arcade equipped with Nintendo consoles.
Surf & Turf (portside) is a reservations-only seafood and steakhouse restaurant (capacity 135 seats, at surcharge). On Mein Schiff 1 Caribbean cruises, the steakhouse offers a Caribbean-themed menu with itinerary based specialties. This is dinner restaurant (open 6:30-11pm) with additional healthy food and wine menus.
Wein & Wahrheit Vinothek (capacity 15 seats, open 4-11pm) is a fine wine shop with sommelier service.
Blaue Welt Bar (level 3 of 3) is a sushi bar at surcharge (capacity 45 seats, open for dinner only 6:30-11pm). This is a specialty Japanese cuisine restaurant offering sushi, Maki, sashimi, nigiri-zushi and other traditional Japan food specialties (including vegetarian versions) and drinks (teas, Kirin beer, Calpico, bamboo sake, plum wine).
Casino & Lounge (capacity 170 seats, open 2pm-2am) has poker, roulette and blackjack tables, plus 19 slot machines. The Casino opens only when the Schiff 1 is at sea. The Lounge Bar serves fine liquors, wines and champagne, also sells cigars and has a smoking area.
Aussicht Bar is a night cocktail bar (capacity 25 seats, open 6-pm-2am).
TUI Schiff 1 has 18 service boats (lifeboats and passenger tender boats).