Captain John Clark
John: The wealth of venues for our guests. There’s a vibrant feeling onboard, a great crew, and marvellous itineraries. And, from a seaman’s point of view, Marella Explorer is a dream to handle – it’s a sturdy ship, and handles weather well. We’re carrying the largest amount of guests in the fleet but this ship is larger, giving everyone plenty of space.
Darren: Delivering a fantastic product to over 2,000 guests, plus 850 crew members. We’re one big family onboard, all working together to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Praveen: Being part of a great team.
General Manager Darren Tiller
John: I enjoy warm water itineraries, so sailing to destinations within easy reach of our homeport of Palma is a delight. And when it comes to winter? Sailing to our winter sun home port of Barbados, with its tropical Caribbean destinations, will be living the dream.
Darren: All of our itineraries have so much to offer. But, “Highlights of the Mediterranean” has some of the world’s most historic cities – including Rome, Florence, Pisa, and Barcelona.
Praveen: Cruising the Baltic and Norwegian fjords in 2019.
Chief Engineer Praveen Kaushal
John: This ship pushes the boundaries of comfort and luxury. And the more guests onboard, the more I enjoy my work.
Darren: Having spent my entire career working in hotels, resorts, and cruise ships all around the world, I was excited to be part of a great company that is constantly expanding. It’s very rewarding to see our guests and crew enjoying themselves after all our hard work.
Praveen: Taking over a ship is a very interesting and challenging project, so it’s fantastic to be a part of the process from day one. Seeing all the hard work pay off on Marella Explorer’s first sailing is really rewarding.
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Author: Lizzie Butler
Published: August 6, 2018
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