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Everything You Need to Know About the Marella Cruises Fleet

Known formerly as Thomson Cruises, the Marella Cruises fleet is sure to impress. Expect excellent service, dreamy destinations and fun-filled activities to suit everyone.

Each ship has its own unique personality, whether you’re looking for a family escape onboard Marella Discovery 2, where All Inclusive comes as standard, an adult-only adventure with Marella Explorer 2 or a more intimate cruise experience with Marella Celebration – there’s a ship just for you!

Marella Explorer

Say hello to Marella Cruises’ largest ship and newest arrival – Marella Explorer! She’s an All Inclusive ship, boasting 10 restaurants and bars – it’s the ultimate choice for families and couples. Swanky bars, a casino and a night club are just a few of the perks onboard.

Much like Marella Discovery 2, you can expect outdoor cinemas, mini-golf and sensational nightly shows. The most luxurious of fleet, overindulge in body wraps and massages in the state-of-the-art Champneys Spa – you won’t find any other like it at sea. There are cocoon chairs and Balinese beds and even hammocks on selected balconies – all waiting to make your holiday unforgettable.

Marella Explorer 2

Breaking boundaries, Marella Explorer 2 is an adult-only ship and is set to make her debut in summer 2019. Her big sister is Marella Explorer, so you can expect the same kind of luxury but all reserved just for adults.

Choose from eight eateries and 10 bars as you head to exotic destinations and unwind in the one-of-a-kind Champneys Spa. The Veranda is the perfect place for tan-topping and the Indigo Bar boasts 360-degree views. Dance underneath the stars, hit the casino or check out the hot tubs – you won’t be disappointed.

Marella Discovery 2

Summer 2017 saw Marella Discovery 2 join the fleet, just a year after her sister ship Marella Discovery.  You can choose from seven stylish bars and restaurants, along with activities such as Movies by the Moonlight, two pool areas, shops, daily performances and virtual reality experiences.

Marella Discovery 2 is great for the tiny tots too, with Babytainment to entertain kids under three and Sing and Sign and sing-alongs inspired by Cbeebies. So you can take full advantage of that much-needed alone time in the spa or by the bar.

Marella Discovery

You may previously know this ship as TUI Discovery, one of Marella Cruises’ bigger ships with 918 cabins and highlights including an outdoor cinema, mini-golf, indoor and outdoor pool, along with a rock climbing wall and shows that rival the West End.

She’s perfect for families, with suites that sleep up to seven, as well as seven restaurants and bars – making the choices endless. Not to mention Marella Discovery is All Inclusive as standard, meaning you can revisit the bar as many times as you want for those colourful cocktails.

Marella Celebration

One of the more intimate ships with just 631 cabins, Marella Celebration provides the type of service where the waiter will remember your name and favourite drink. Refurbished in 2012, she’s as stylish as ever, you’ll be spoilt for choice with five restaurants ranging from pile-your-plate-high buffets to black tie gala nights and five-course feasts.

Learn a thing or two onboard with a dance class, a quiz – or even give Zumba a go! There’s plenty of nightly entertainment too, with special guest acts showcasing magical musical numbers and dance routines. Or sit back and relax as you gaze out to the horizon from one of the five bars.

Marella Dream

Recently receiving a stylish makeover, Marella Dream is ready and waiting to take you to one-of-a-kind destinations. Your days at sea will be full of laughter and excitement with UK comedy acts, live music and magical shows.

There are six restaurants onboard, along with five bars serving up flavoursome cocktails and mouth-watering meals. And when you’re done filling your face check out the casino, spa or shops – Marella Dream will quickly become your home away from home.

Marella Spirit

A beloved favourite among cruisers, Marella Spirit is the longest serving member of the fleet and boasts some of the finest food at sea, top-notch entertainment and unforgettable features. Although smaller than some of the newer additions, Marella Spirit has the kids covered with hangout areas, movie nights and trips to see the captain.

The laidback atmosphere onboard will make your holiday one to remember with a luxurious spa, art area and relaxing pool area. Of course, there’s plenty of excitement onboard too with West-End style performances, a casino and mixture of bars.

All Inclusive as standard

Come summer 2019 this impressive fleet will become All Inclusive as standard, meaning Marella Cruises will be even better value for money. Much like your All Inclusive beach holiday, enjoy an endless flow of drinks and food free of charge.

Of course, some additional extras such as speciality restaurants, spa treatments and super premium spirits i.e. Grey Goose and Bombay Sapphire will be at an additional cost. But other than that, you can relax knowing everything is included in your cruise, including all entertainment and activities.

What are you waiting for? Check out the exciting itineraries on offer and jump onboard one of these fantastic Marella Cruises ships now!