The adults-only travel trend continues with a new ship, the Marella Explorer 2 (pictured), a 17-and-over vessel with itineraries that venture through the Mediterranean and Caribbean, sometimes in the some voyage. By today's cruising standards, the ship is small, but that can be a positive, too. Especially when you're not having to hide from screaming children.
But don't think it's too small, either. The 14-deck Marella Explorer 2 still boasts 907 staterooms, nine restaurants, 10 bars, one nice-sized pool, a spa, and four hot tubs for ultimate relaxation. The all-inclusive pricing makes it a bargain, even if you're having to fly from another country to get to the European departure ports. Each cruise includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at five different restaurants, as well as selected beer, cider, spirits, house wine, soft drinks by the glass and a range of cocktails all included. Not too bad for cruises that can be had for about $1,000 per person for an eight-night, kid-free adventure.
Photo credit: Marella Cruises