Marella Cruises 2022 & 2023 offer holidaymakers a unique holiday experience and alternative to the traditional fly and flop holiday. In case you don’t know who they are, Marella cruises is part of the Tui group which operate holidays as Tui Holidays (formerly Thomson Holidays & Thomson Cruises) Tui holidays 2022, Marella cruises like others have seen an increase in demand in cruise holidays. This demand is still growing and most cruise firms are adding new ships to their fleets. Marella Cruises have also added to their fleet with the addition of the the Marella Explorer which was previously one of the Tui Mein Schiff vessels.
Marella Cruise Regions
- Caribbean & Central America – November to April Marella Explorer, Marella Discovery 2 and the Marella Celebration
- Canary Islands & Morocco – November to April Marella Dream
- Eastern Mediterranean – May to October
- Scandinavia & The Baltics – May to October
- Western Mediterranean – May to October
- Asia – November to April Marella Discovery
The Marella Fleet
Each ships facilities and entertainment has been split into categories. Taste, Play, Chill, Indulge, Relax and Enjoy
The Marella Explorer offers 4 dining options, kids’ clubs with a special area for older children and teens. The sports and family deck offers mini football to basketball or you could try the mini golf. There are lots of areas to relax in including the pool area as well as the snack shack or the scoops ice cream parlour. If you want to enjoy some more dining options there are restaurants such as the surf and turf, Kora La, Umi Sushi or even the dining club for more high end cuisine options. The Coffee Port offers a caffeine hit from a great range of popular coffees. Entertainment wise there are bars, the show lounge, cinema, shops and the casino. Cabin options on the Marella Explorer include executive suite, junior suite, family balcony cabin, outside cabin, inside cabin, large balcony cabin and more.
Marella Discovery & Discovery 2
These sister ships are very similar and both offer a great range of cruising holiday options. For family cruises the Discovery ships offer kids’ clubs, baby centre and the hide out for the teenagers. Plus there is the wall where you can see if you can reach the top! There is the Oceans gym where you can keep fit or take a class and keep in shape during your holiday. Movies by moonlight is an open air cinema at the pool area where you can watch some great films each evening. Of course there are lots of other great entertainment options including the various shows and entertainment options throughout many of the bars and lounges on the ships. The most popular is undoubtedly the Broadway Show Lounge with a variety of unique and popular shows. As with all the Marella ships there are numerous dining options, some that are included in the cost of your cruise and others that are available at a small supplement. The Glass house offers both options and offers tapas and steaks. The tapas option is usually included while the steak is available for a small extra charge. This restaurant tends to get busier towards the end of the cruise as word spreads on how good it is. Best option is to go at the start of your cruise before it is discovered. Other dining options include the Atrium bar, 47, Gallery 47, Bar 11, a Sushi bar, Surf and Turf steakhouse and more. Many of these restaurants end up full even though there is an extra charge particularly during the most popular dining times. People book these as soon as they get on-board especially if the have birthdays, anniversaries or other celebrations. Typical Marella Discovery cabins include Executive suite, family suite, Grand suite, Balcony cabin, inside cabin and more.
Marella Celebration Cruises
The Marella Celebration is one of the smaller ships in the Marella fleet however it still has a lot to offer. There are some great dining options plus a spa with a great range of treatments. Bars on the Celebration include the Explorers’ lounge, Lido bar, Horizons and the bar in the Broadway Show Lounge. If you want to keep in shape then there is the familiar Oceans gym with saunas and the Oceans Beauty Salon and Spa to relax in after a quick workout. There are different pools including a kids’ pool and a whirlpool to relax in. As with all the Marella ships the Celebration also offers a great range of dining options including Asian food to steaks in the Terrace grill. Some have a small cover charge and some are included in the cost of your cruise. Entertainment is featured in the Broadway Show lounge as well as the Casino, Liberties and Hemingway’s bar. Other on-board facilities include shops, card/games room, photo gallery, coffee port and more. There is also a kids’ club to keep the youngsters happy. Marella Celebration cabin options include deluxe cabins, balcony cabins and various outside and inside cabins as well.
Marella Dream 2019 Cruises
The Marella Dream is a good choice for family cruise holidays. It has a kids’ club which is open to 3-11 year olds with suitable activities. Plus there are movie nights and pyjama parties as well. As you would expect there are different swimming pools and of course a kids’ pool right next to another pool for adults towards the rear of the ship. The main pool is on the sun deck with lots of sun loungers and daytime entertainment. The Marella Dream has a number of different bars and lots of restaurants including buffet and waiter service options. As with the other ships in the Marella fleet the Marella Dream also offers other dining experiences for a small cover charge which varies depending on the restaurant you have chosen. Other facilities on-board the Marella Dream include shops, card/games room, the photo gallery and the coffee port for speciality coffees. Marella Dream cabins on this ship include suites, grand suites, deluxe cabins, balcony cabins plus different outside and inside cabins.
Marella Cruises Ports of Call
The ports of call you visit will obviously depend on the cruise and itinerary you select. Marella cruises offer sailings in the Asia, Europe, Caribbean, Canary Islands and the Baltics. They select the most popular destinations to visit so you can make the most of your cruise holiday. When selecting a cruise from the cruise finder on the Tui holidays web site you can select by region or the most popular countries.
How to Book Marella Cruises
Marella cruises can be booked easily online on the Tui Holidays website. The Marella cruise search is easy to use and there are filters (check boxes) you can use to narrow down the results to find your ideal cruise.
The initial information required to make a cruise search
- Where from? – select the airports you wish to fly from to meet the cruise ship.
- Where to? – select the destinations you wish to visit, this will offer regions or the most popular countries.
- When? – select the most suitable month you wish to travel
- How long? – You have the option of cruises for 7, 8 to 14 or 15 nights and above. Alternatively you can select a cruise and stay holiday instead.
- Adults / Children – Enter the number of passengers travelling
Then click the search button.
The Cruise search results will then show you the options available for your initial cruise search.
SORT BY Cruise Filter – This filter lets you see what cruises are available quickly by Date of departure, price low to high and high to low. Before you use any of the other filters it is probably a good idea to select low to high first if you are looking for the lowest priced cruise holiday
The top left of the cruise results will show a the number of cruises in the search results to the left of where it says “FILTER BY”
- Cabins filter – This is to select the number of cabins you require for your booking
- Departure point – This filter lets you further narrow down the departure airport(s) if you selected more than one in your initial search
- Any Ship? – Select the ship(s) you wish to travel on
- Cruise Destinations – Select the destinations you wish to visit. Plus you can select cruise and stay locations here as well
- Dates – This is going to be useful as initially you only selected the month of travel.
- Board Basis – Select the board basis as not all Marella cruises offer all inclusive cruising as standard
- Any Price? – This will let you see what cruises are available at various price bands.
Also when you book direct online on the you will see any applicable online discounts already applied to the price shown. There is no need to do anything to get this reduction apart from booking your cruise direct online. Usually there are low deposit offers available so you can reserve your cruise and discount before it sells out or the online discount goes down. The online discount will go down as people book so make sure you are aware of this. This will probably be the main reason the price has gone up if you check the price later. Depending on the cruise and the departure date and when you are booking the online discount could also go up making the cruise cheaper. It’s your choice and ultimately your gamble.
Marella Discount Codes
Unlike the online discounts which are automatically applied to your prices there may also be a cruise discount code. If there are any these will be clearly displayed on the Tui holidays web site on the cruise main page (where you do a cruise search from) Make sure you enter this before you complete your online reservation. This is another good reason why it is best to book direct. Usually travel agents have to reduce their commission to match the price you have with the discount code. How many are going to volunteer to do that, especially if you don’t know about it! The Marella discount code may apply to particular sailings or ship. The cruise voucher code details will let you know. The Marella cruise discount code is there to encourage you to book so they don’t hide it at the bottom of an obscure web page.
Marella Cruise and Stay Holidays
Not everyone wants to cruise for longer than a week but also don’t want to go on holiday for a week either. This is why the cruise and stay holidays are such a popular option holidaymakers now. It looks like 10 and 11 night holidays are becoming more popular than the traditional 2 week breaks. The cruise and stay holiday durations include 3 and 4 nights as well as 7 nights either before or after your cruise. The shorter durations will depend on the flight availability from your chosen airport. You can select the accommodation from a wide list and also from some of the most popular Tui holiday brans such as Tui Sensimar & Tui Gold for adult only options. For families looking for a cruise and stay there are the Tui Family Life hotels which have lots to do for all the family. Plus there are more luxurious hotels in the Tui Sensatori and Tui Platinum brochures.
Best First Time Cruise Holiday?
If it is your first time going on a cruise than a Marella cruise is the perfect choice. You can generally fly to most cruise hubs from a number of UK airports making your first cruise holiday much more convenient than with other cruise companies. The number of ports available are high and the Marella cruise ships offer good on-board facilities and food. Plus Marella cruises include the tips in the cost of the cruise unlike most others. If you are on an all inclusive cruise then you will only have any extras such as excursions to pay for. Overall for convenience
How to Book A Marella Cruise
You can book a Marella Cruise easily online and get an online discount. Plus you will also be able to take advantage of any discount codes that may be available. Plus there are generally low deposits also offered for anyone booking direct online. You can of course book at a travel agent if you need someone to enter your names & details for you however this may not be at the same price as you get online > click here