Cruise & Stay

Relax for a little longer when you pair your cruise with a stint in one of our handpicked hotels.

Our Cruise & Stay holidays are great for if you fancy extending your holiday and seeing more of a particular destination. You can spend a week cruising, followed by three, four or seven nights at one of our cherry-picked hotels or apartments. Or, do it the other way around and spend seven nights in a hotel before setting sail. Check out our Discover article to learn more about Cruise and Stay with Marella.

Why Cruise & Stay with Marella Cruises?

24/7 support

Our friendly crew and TUI reps will be on hand throughout your holiday – you can contact them on the Navigate app onboard and on the TUI app while at your hotel.

All transfers included

We’ll get you between the airport, the ship and your hotel, and back again, so you won’t need to worry about making your own way anywhere.

Loads of choice

With five ships and over 200 hotels to pick from, including adults-only and family-friendly options, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to places to stay.

Explore ashore

We’ve got a line-up of shore excursions to help you make the most of your time in port, from action-packed city tours to laidback boat trips.

Craft your ideal Cruise & Stay holiday

Booking a Cruise & Stay holiday is easy. Pick a destination using the search panel on our cruise homepage, select when you want to go, then choose the Cruise & Stay option. We’ll then pull all your options together, so you can grab a cuppa and have a browse.


Thanks to our around-the-globe hotel collection, you can Cruise & Stay in a whole host of different destinations. Spend some time exploring far-flung shores like Jamaica or Florida, or stay a little closer to home with a stint in Santorini, Croatia or Majorca.


Our fleet of five ships covers all bases, from the adults-only Marella Explorer 2 to the kid-friendly Marella Discovery. Marella Voyager is the newest addition to the line-up, setting sail for the first time in summer 2023. And every one is All Inclusive as standard.


We’ve got more than 200 top-notch hotels for you to pick from. Family-friendly and adults-only TUI BLUE resorts, swanky Platinum hotels and intimate Small & Friendly spots all feature in the mix.

Which hotel range is right for you?


Our collection of TUI BLUE hotels includes adults-only numbers and places that are geared up for family getaways. Whichever you go for, you can dine like locals in the hotel’s restaurants and relax in modern surroundings with authentic local touches.


These premium hotels are the cream of the crop – they’re all rated 4T and above, and receive consistently great feedback from our customers. Some fit a sleek, adults-only mould, while others are fine tuned for families. You can look forward to plenty of luxe touches, too, like spas and á la carte restaurants.

Small & Friendly

If you like your holidays with a dose of authenticity, our Small & Friendly hotels will be right up your street. Most of them are family-run, so by the end of the holiday, you’ll feel like part of the clan. They’re set in a whole range of destinations, too, from beachfront spots to buzzy towns.

Take a look at some of our top hotel picks

Hovima Costa Adeje

This well-placed, adults-only hotel has a fantastic infinity pool and a restaurant that alternates between two different specialities.

Find out more about Hovima Costa Adeje

Turtle Beach

This place gives you a spot next to one of Barbados’ sugar-like beaches, and lots in the way of activities.

Find out more about Turtle Beach

Barbados Beach Club

This hotel was made for fun in the sun. It’s got a handy beachfront plot, a figure-of-eight-shaped pool and a seafront cocktail bar.

Find out more about Barbados Beach Club

TUI BLUE Sensatori Biomar

Holidays come in the lap of luxury when you stay here. Plus, it puts you within strolling distance of one of Majorca’s trademark sandy beaches.

Find out more about TUI BLUE Sensatori Biomar

Kerkyra Blue Hotel & Spa

You’ll find this hotel tucked away in 95 acres of salad-green gardens, right by a beach on the east coast of Corfu.

Find out more about Kerkyra Blue Hotel & Spa

TUI BLUE Kalamota Island

With a spot on a quiet island, this adults-only place ticks off good looks, impeccable service and easy access to Dubrovnik by boat.

Find out more about TUI BLUE Kalamota Island

Ready to book?

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