Marella Cruises is to set sail on its first book-lovers cruise, an all-inclusive 16-night Atlantic sailing on adults only ship Marella Explorer 2. Departure is on April 19th next year.
The trip will see the line whisk guests to firm Greek favourites which include popular Santorini and Mykonos, historical Rhodes and the largest island, Crete.
Marella Cruises will be welcoming a new sailing, Tropical Shores, where cruisers can explore the breath-taking scenery of the Caribbean from Barbados onboard Marella Discovery.
The line will offer new ‘one-country’ itineraries, departing from Malaga sailing to Spanish ports or from Corfu sailing to Greek ports. The tips are on sale now.
Cruisers will also be able to print their cruise boarding pass and luggage labels, register a card to their onboard account, provide medical details for their cruise and book onboard extras.
Marella Explorer will set sail from Southampton on UK itineraries from June 25th, sailing to new ports of call including, Belfast, Dublin and Liverpool.
Marella Cruises has extended its pause in European operations until March 31st, while long-haul trips are not now expected to return until at least April 30th.
TUI River Cruises and Marella Cruises will put their summer 2022 programmes on sale from November 5th. TUI also confirmed one of its three ships, TUI Maya, will become all-inclusive as standard.
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.