Review of Marella Explorer deck 22 (old Mein Schiff 1-deck11-Aqua)
SPA & Meer (SPA & Sea) is part of the Spa & Fitness wellness complex on the ship, and is operated by Babor (spa cosmetics German brand). The SPA area has a large size Finnish Sauna (with floor-ceiling windows), Oriental steam bath, relaxation area, 2 Spa Suites (with their own saunas/steam rooms), La Vida Bar (wellness bar)and SPA-Shop (Babor spa products and cosmetics).
Friseur (Hairdresser) is the Beauty Salon.
Sport & Gesunheit (Sport & Health) is the Fitness Centre (portside, open 7 am - 9 pm) with ultra modern gym equipment and separate area for classes (Yoga, Pilates, meditation). Fitness classes and personal trainers are provided. The Gym is operated in partnership with Power Plate, POLAR , FUTREX (TRX Suspension Trainer), CardioScan.
The outdoor pool area (total deck size 2,200 m2) has two swimming pools (bigger one is a 82 ft / 25 m long), 3 Whirlpools, Ausgabe (towels/blankets). The pool area is served by the Unverzicht Bar (poolside bar, open 10 am - 12-midnight) and the Cliff Grill.
Cliff 24 (starboard) is a 24-hour complimentary outdoor Grill Bar (capacity 40 seats/outside) also serving the pool deck area with fastfood meals and drinks. The Cliff Grill has a Breakfast menu (6-10 am), daily menu (10 am - 9:30 pm) and late-night snacks menu (9:30 pm - 6 am). Food choices here include BBQ buffet, grilled dishes, burgers, salads, wraps, sausages with chips, Bruno Gelato ice creams.
Anckelmannsplatz is a complimentary, self-service buffet restaurant (capacity 412 seats) open for Breakfast (7-10 am), Lunch (12-2 pm), Afternoon Tea / Coffee Hour (3:30-4:30 pm) and Dinner (6-9:30 pm).
GOSCH Sylt (portside, capacity 80 seats) is a complimentary seafood/fish restaurant open for Lunch (12-2pm) and Dinner (6-9:30pm).
La Vela (starboard) is a complimentary bistro (capacity 66 seats) open for Breakfast (Early 6-7 am, 7-10 am, and Late 10-11 am), Lunch (12-noon - 2 pm) and Dinner (6:30-9 pm). The Bistro menu includes pizzas, pasta, daily Italian specialties.
Aussenalster Bar is complimentary al fresco dining and sports bar (capacity 91 seats/inside) with an outdoor seating area (151 seats).