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Sailing to over 200 destinations across several continents, there's no better way to see the world in comfort and style than with Marella Cruises. When you're not ashore exploring the range of impressive ports of call, Marella ships are designed to be the perfect cruise for couples, families and first-time cruisers. With a great selection of onboard activities for all ages, including bars, sports courts and a theatre, each and every guest will be able to find the perfect way to spend their time on the ship.

Health and Safety Measures

As well as their already rigorous measures, Marella Cruises have further enhanced their health and safety protocols in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pre-cruise

Prior to boarding, all guests must complete a health screening, which includes filling out a questionnaire and having their temperature taken. In addition, all luggage will be sanitised before being loaded and delivered to rooms.

Onboard and ashore

With social distancing being a priority for Marella Cruises, capacity onboard their ships has been reduced and one way systems used to encourage guests to stay a safe distance from each other. Social distancing continues at recreation and entertainment venues, with pool and theatre capacities reduced and adapted, while at restaurants buffets will be served by staff and bars will mainly be table service.

Furthermore, shore excursions will comply with the same strict protocols found onboard, as well as adhering to guidelines laid out by each destination.

Hygiene measures

Cleaning and sanitation measures onboard Marella ships will be increased, with enhanced cleaning of public areas and frequently touched surfaces. Fresh air will be circulated through optimising the ventilation systems. To make sure that all measures are followed, crew are Covid-19 trained, and will wear personal protective equipment for their own safety.

Marella Ships

Whether you're travelling as a couple, alone or as a family, Marella Cruises has a ship that will perfectly fit your needs. In addition, all of Marella Cruises' ships are all-inclusive, which means that everything from food and drinks to tips are taken care of before you even step onboard.

Ship Highlights
Marella Explorer 2Surf & Turf Steakhouse and Kora La speciality restaurants
Marella DreamWest End-style live shows
Marella DiscoveryClimbing wall and escape rooms
Marella Discovery 2SOutdoor film screenings and minigolf
Marella CelebrationA smaller ship which creates a more intimate cruise experience
Marella Explorer Frozen cocktails at The Shack

Destinations

Guests can set sail with Marella and explore some of the greatest places on the planet, all the way from the Mediterranean to a winter sun escape in the Caribbean. You can head off on the holiday that best suits you by boarding a ship in Southampton or Newcastle, or browse some of our fantastic fly and cruise holidays if you want to meet your ship in an incredible destination to start the journey. Below are some of the countries you could visit during a cruise:

  • Northern Europe and UK- Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany
  • Asia- Vietnam, Singapore, Jordan, Sri Lanka
  • Baltics- Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia
  • Canary Islands- Portugal and Spain
  • Caribbean- St. Lucia, Jamaica, Barbados
  • Mediterranean- France, Italy, Monaco, Malta

What's more, from 2021, guests can choose from new Mediterranean itineraries, including the addition of Ravenna and Port Argentario in Italy. Plus, the new homeport of Port Canaveral in Florida means that not only will holidaymakers be able to cruise and stay in the sunshine state, but there will also be the chance to travel to more of the United States. From South Carolina to Louisiana to New York, hop onboard a Marella ship to see the US from a different perspective.

What's included

All meals onboard
Onboard evening entertainment
Daily activities
All tips and service charges
Coach transfers in resort
Kids' Clubs and activities

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Daytime Entertainment

A cruise isn't just about shore excursions and discovering new locations, it's also about making memories onboard your ship. For those who like staying fit, each Marella ship has plenty of sports opportunities. From sports courts to a fully-equipped gym and fitness classes, there's no excuse to miss out on your workout, even when you're at sea. However, getting active isn't everyone's idea of the perfect holiday, which is why the luxurious spa is a popular spot for anyone looking for a few hours of pampering and relaxation.

In addition, during your cruise, why not spend your free time learning a new skill? Including craft classes, dance lessons and cocktail-making workshops, you'll be able to head back home and show off your new hobby to all your friends.

Evening Entertainment

Once evening arrives and dinner is finished, Marella ships come to life with their programmes of exciting evening entertainment. Always popular amongst guests, why not head to the onboard theatre where you can enjoy West End-style shows, stand up comedians and more. However, live entertainment isn't just limited to the show lounges; during your cruise you'll find bands and cabaret acts popping up across the ship, as well as acoustic musicians playing in the background at some of the bars. Alternatively, if you're looking for a quieter evening, you're guaranteed to find a cosy corner away from the crowds to enjoy your favourite drink with your loved ones.

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From hearty British pub grub to exotic specialities for those looking for a taste of local culture, experienced chefs from around the world are delighted to whip up a culinary storm for every guest during a Marella Cruises' holiday. Each Marella ship features at least three restaurants and with both self-service buffets and more formal restaurants where guests are served by attentive waiting staff, there is somewhere to eat for every occasion. What's more, if you find yourself getting peckish throughout the day, there is no chance of you going hungry as guests enjoy snacks on deck, afternoon tea and midnight feasts. In addition, those with special diets won’t have to worry about missing out either. If you advise the ship of your needs beforehand, they’re certain to make sure you can indulge as much as the next guest.

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Marella cruises pride themselves on making sure that even the youngest members of the family can enjoy their time onboard. Offering a range of activities for children of all ages, this is the ideal cruise line for families. Starting with family-sized and interconnecting cabins, everyone is sure to get a good night’s sleep and wake up ready to have fun. Fuel up at the buffet where kids will find some of their favourites, such as pizza and pasta (and maybe even a bowl of ice cream for a holiday treat). Onboard, dedicated kids clubs and areas just for teenagers mean that the younger guests have the chance to socialise with others their age, while family-friendly shore excursions to places like water parks and aquariums mean that the fun continues on dry land.

While every ship has the M Club, a specially designed space for 3-11 year olds, Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2 and Marella Explorer also boast The Hideout, a space dedicated to teenagers, perfect for those young adults looking to escape their parents for a while.

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