Marella Cruises and TUI River Cruises have announced they will offer additional flexibility to customers. The TUI-owned pair will extend an existing free amends policy on all new bookings until December 31st.
The move comes as the cruise sector continues to struggle in the wake the of the pandemic and the TUI-owned Marella Cruises reshapes its programme for the coming seasons.
Marella Cruises has announced its winter 2021 programme, giving details of new ports of call and itineraries. The departures go on sale today.
Marella Cruises has extended a pause in operations until November 15th at the earliest. The line, the third largest in the UK, said the on-going uncertainty around travel restrictions promoted the decision.
Marella Cruises has confirmed that, due to the on-going travel restrictions, it is extending its cancellations of all cruises until September 30th.
Costa Cruises, Aida Cruises and Marella Cruises have all delayed the return of sailings in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The news follows the announcement that the line is cancelling all cruises up to June 30th and that after 15 years its ship, Marella Celebration, is to retire from the fleet early.
The ship is due to depart from Cadiz on March 27th before embarking on her first customer sailing around the Mediterranean, leaving from Palma, Majorca on April 2nd.
With the sixth ship in the Marella Cruises fleet taking to the water over the weekend, TUI chief executive Friedrich Joussen has made no secret of his ambitions for the sector. Speaking to the press on board the Marella Explorer, he here tells Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole about the ship and what it will bring to the European cruise market.
Multi-platinum selling and award-winning recording artist Craig David has dazzled employees, suppliers and media at an exclusive ceremony to celebrate the launch of Marella Cruises’ newest ship, Marella Explorer, in Palma, Majorca.
Marella Explorer, the latest addition to the Marella Cruises fleet, is now on the blocks in Cadiz, Spain as the refurbishment process begins.