Marella Explorer 2 deck plans

Deck layouts, review of facilities, activities, amenities

Marella Explorer 2 deck plan review at CruiseMapper provides newest cruise deck plans (2023-2024-2025 valid floor layouts of the vessel) extracted from the officially issued by Marella Cruises deckplan pdf (printable version).

Each of the Marella Explorer 2 cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck's venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on Marella Explorer 2 staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.

Marella Explorer 2 (1995-built as "Celebrity Century", last refurbished in 2020) was the oldest ship in Celebrity Cruises fleet. The vessel is now part of Marella Cruises (TUI's UK brand) and belongs to the Century-class - with sisterships Marella Explorer (built as "Celebrity Galaxy", fka "Mein Schiff 1") and Marella Voyager (built as "Celebrity Mercury", fka Mein Schiff 2 and Mein Schiff Herz). In 2015, Royal Caribbean (RCCL, shipowner) established in China a new joint venture company (SkySea Cruise Line) together with Ctrip International Ltd. The new brand started operations with the newly refurbished Celebrity Century, operating in China (until 2018) under the name "SkySea Golden Era".

Marella Explorer 2 cruise ship deck plan shows a total of 907 staterooms for 1814 passengers (max capacity is 2177) served by 860 crew-staff. The boat has 13 decks (10 passenger-accessible, 6 with cabins), 6 restaurants (including 1 specialty), 15 lounges and bars, 2 swimming pools, 4 Jacuzzis (outdoor whirlpool hot tubs), 10 elevators.

Marella Explorer 2 2019 refurbishment review

The drydock conversion of SkySea Golden Era into Marella Explorer 2 was done at Navantia Shipyard (Cadiz Spain) in the period January 28 - March 27 (2019). Before that, the vessel visited COSCO Shipyard (Zhoushan China) for general maintenance before the 1-month long repositioning (via Suez Canal) to Europe (Mediterranean).


The 8-week drydock project involved ~1520 people (contractors, partners, Marella's crew, ~300 Trimline specialists) and 190,000+ manhours. The project included new carpeting shipwide (~43 km2 / 16 mi2 carpets were laid), ~70 km (43,5 mi) of network cables, installing a total of 640 WiFI points, complete repainting (hull and superstructure). The liner was loaded with 9,5 tons of Marella-branded merchandise and ~1000 crew uniforms and show costumes.

New (added during the refit) venues were Clubhouse Bar, 19th Hole (two golf simulators, golf buggy-seating, craft beers, golf-themed cocktails), Flutes (wine bar), Nonna's (Italian trattoria for traditional pizza and pasta), The Beach Cove (BBQ dishes). Topdeck's Veranda (VIP sunbathing area) was doubled in size (in comparison to the sistership Marella Explorer 1). A new cabin category was also introduced (Royal Suite, sized 102 m2 / 1100 ft2).

The drydocking project was managed by Trimline Ltd (marine interior refurbishment specialist) and also included redesign and refreshing of most onboard venues and public areas - Lido Marketplace (restaurant), Indigo Club, both Coffee Ports (USB ports added), Squid and Anchor Pub, Broadway (show bar lounge), Latitude 53 (restaurant), Vista (MDR/dining room).

SkySea Golden Era 2017 refurbishment review

On November 16, 2017, SkySea Cruises announced the completion of ship's drydock refurbishment (October 25 through November 11) done at COSCO shipyard (Zhoushan, China). For this renovation project, SkySea partnered with CSSC (China State Shipbuilding Corporation) and G-Art (interior design and renovations).

  • The dry-dock included routine maintenance works, as well as adding 2 new conference halls (meeting rooms) on decks 7 and 12.
  • "SkySea Board Room" (Deck 7) has max capacity 50 seats.
  • "SkySea Conference Room" (Deck 12) has capacity 100 seats.
  • Grand Restaurant was renovated with a new Chinese theme.
  • A new beauty salon was opened via a partnership with PhiSkin. Ship's retail shops were expanded. A new pharmacy was added as a retail offering.

Deck layouts

  • Deck 04 - Cabins-Hospital

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 04 - Cabins-Hospital
  • Deck 05 - Cabins-Lobby

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 05 - Cabins-Lobby
  • Deck 06 - Promenade

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 06 - Promenade
  • Deck 07 - Shops

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 07 - Shops
  • Deck 08 - Cabins-Teens

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 08 - Cabins-Teens
  • Deck 09 - Cabins-Kids Pool

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 09 - Cabins-Kids Pool
  • Deck 10 - Cabins-Bridge

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 10 - Cabins-Bridge
  • Deck 11 - Lido-Pools-Spa

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 11 - Lido-Pools-Spa
  • Deck 12 - Cabins-Sports-Family

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 12 - Cabins-Sports-Family
  • Deck 14 - Veranda-Adults Sundeck

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 14 - Veranda-Adults Sundeck
  • Deck 15 - Celebrity Century-deck4-Continental

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 15 - Celebrity Century-deck4-Continental
  • Deck 16 - Celebrity Century-deck5-Plaza

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 16 - Celebrity Century-deck5-Plaza
  • Deck 17 - Celebrity Century-deck6-Promenade

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 17 - Celebrity Century-deck6-Promenade
  • Deck 18 - Celebrity Century-deck7-Entertainment

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 18 - Celebrity Century-deck7-Entertainment
  • Deck 19 - Celebrity Century-deck8-Panorama

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 19 - Celebrity Century-deck8-Panorama
  • Deck 20 - Celebrity Century-deck9-Vista

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 20 - Celebrity Century-deck9-Vista
  • Deck 21 - Celebrity Century-deck10-Penthouse

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 21 - Celebrity Century-deck10-Penthouse
  • Deck 22 - Celebrity Century-deck11-Resort

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 22 - Celebrity Century-deck11-Resort
  • Deck 23 - Celebrity Century-deck12-Sports

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 23 - Celebrity Century-deck12-Sports
  • Deck 24 - Celebrity Century-deck14-Sunrise

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 24 - Celebrity Century-deck14-Sunrise
  • Deck 25 - Celebrity Century-deck15-Sky

    Marella Explorer 2 Deck 25 - Celebrity Century-deck15-Sky

Marella Explorer 2 deck plans are property of Marella Cruises. All deck layouts are for informational purposes only and CruiseMapper is not responsible for their accuracy.

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