Our signature pan-Asian speciality restaurant makes an appearance onboard Marella Discovery. You'll find dishes created by renowned chef Ian Pengelley such as his duck and watermelon salad. The menu covers off south and east Asia, featuring dishes like Indian spiced king prawns, and Indonesian beef rendang curry. This is one of the ship's speciality restaurants, so there's a charge to dine here – plus, we recommend you make a reservation in advance.
Marella Discovery’s main eatery is a big, stylish venue, finished in the colours of the sand and the sea. Daytime meals here come with a side-order of sea views, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, and a grand double staircase leads up to a separate eatery. It also hosts The Great Musical Afternoon Tea. This weekly event brings the West End to Marella Cruises, with dishes inspired by famous musicals – like the ‘Vietnamese Melody’ beef tenderloin yakitori and the ‘On My Own’ petit choux. There are six teas to choose from, as well as a cocktail of your choice. Plus, the whole place is decorated with show posters and memorabilia.
You’ll find this trendy Italian restaurant on the second floor of the ship’s main dining room, 47°. It’s a laid-back place, where bookings aren’t necessary, and its designer look features a colour scheme inspired by the sunset.
This tour takes you to what is known as ‘the most Corsican of the Corsican towns’, which is none other than Sartene! Set high on the ridge, Sartene is a Medieval fortified town of narrow, cobbled streets and grey granite houses, perched magnificently in the mountains. Located near the coast, Sartene was therefore vulnerable to invaders and regularly attacked by pirates in the Middle Ages. Here your guide will show you around the main sights, such as: Piazza Porta and the Ste. Anne district and tell you about the town’s history and vendettas. After some free time for shopping you continue your journey passing by the famous Spina Cavallu Bridge. This elegant rare Pisan stone arch dates back to the 13th century and is beautifully situated with a backdrop of rippling vineyards and olive trees. Just so you know... There is approximatley 1 hours walking over uneven and steep ground.
A visit to Corsica’s most southern tip is on the cards on this tour. On the drive over, you’ll stop at Roccapina, where you can see the lion-shaped granite rock that looks over the Genoese tower – it’s an opportunity for some great photos. Once you arrive in Bonifacio, the mini train will take you past the ruins of three mills, and the Church of St Dominique. You’ll also be treated to panoramic views over the neighbouring island of Sardinia. You’ll continue on foot to the citadel – your guide will tell you all about the chapel of St John the Baptist, and the 14th-century Church of Saint Marie Majuere. The walking tour finishes up in the marketplace. From there, you can brave the 100 steps down to the marina. Or, hop back on the mini train and it will get you there. Next, you’ll be boarding a boat for a tour of the Bonifacio caves. From the sea, you’ll have views over the town, perched on top of 230-feet-high limestone cliffs. You’ll see Sdragonatto cave, meaning the little dragon – it’s shaped like Corsica. The tour wraps up with some free time – you can sit in a café, or do some shopping.
Explore the region of Propriano and its wonderful Gulf of Valinco from the comfort of your coach on this scenic tour that is especially designed for the less mobile. As you drive along the coast to the interior of the island, you will see traditional villages consisting of high granite houses set in superb landscapes while listening to your guide giving you interesting facts about the culture and local way of life. From Propriano to Petreto Bicchisano, the tour continues along the Taravo River, which is bordered by typical Corsican vegetation. You will then proceed to Casalabriva and on to the Col de la Celaccia from where you will get a glimpse of the stunning Gulf of Valinco before reaching Olmeto with its clusters of old houses built into the hillside, surrounded by a green expanse of woodland.
If you want to see the fantastic sights of Pisa, but would prefer to sit back and relax while you take in the views, this tour is for you. You’ll get a ride on a trolley train, which will drop you right in the centre of the action at Campo dei Miracoli – Miracle Square. Here you’ll find the famous Leaning Tower, as well as the cathedral and the Baptistery. There’ll be plenty of time for you to capture pictures of these iconic sights, shop for souvenirs, and even grab a gelato before the train ride back to the coach.
Take a journey through the beautiful green landscape of southern Tuscany, and you’ll reach the Medieval city of Siena – it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When you arrive, you’ll get a walking tour through the historical centre. Your guide will lead the way and talk you through the history of the sights you pass, including the Piazza del Duomo, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, which is one of the most important and most beautiful Gothic buildings in Italy. You’ll also see the museum of Santa Maria della Scala – it was once an ancient hospital that cared for orphans and pilgrims. Next on the agenda is the world-famous Piazza del Campo, which plays host to a number of impressive buildings and has been the centre of the city since the 12th century. Stroll past the Palazzo Pubblico, the Torre del Mangia tower and the square’s beautiful monumental fountain, the Fonte Gaia. You’ll then have some free time to explore Siena, do some shopping and tuck into some Tuscan food – the Italians never skip lunch!
Leave the port of Piombino behind and take in the views of the iconic Tuscan countryside on your drive to Pisa. When you get there, you’ll be escorted to the Miracle Square, where you’ll meet your walking tour guide. This square is also known as the Campo dei Miracoli, and it’s arguably one of the most beautiful squares in the world. It’s home to an impressive 13th-century cathedral, with a Tuscan-Romanesque façade and Muslim-inspired interior. You can also visit the Baptistery – it’s the largest of its kind in Italy. And last but not least, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This iconic tower is often referenced as one of the wonders of the world, and it’s where Galileo is said to have conducted his gravity experiments. After you’ve had your fun staging pictures that look like you’re holding the tower in place, you’ll have some free time to explore Pisa, before heading back to Piombino.
Monaco may well be one of the smallest countries in the world but it certainly packs a punch when it comes to glamour. It’s famous for its casino and its car rally - the Monaco Grand Prix – and on this tour you’ll get a glimpse of both. Your first stop will be the old town – the Rock of Monte-Carlo. It’s an ancient walled city that overlooks the sea. You’ll set off on a guided walk around the old quarter, exploring the vaulted passageways and checking out the 19th-century Monaco cathedral. It’s the resting place of Princess of Monaco and film star, Grace Kelly. After that, you’ll hop on the coach and travel along a section of the Monaco Grand Prix course before heading up the steps to the Grand Casino. This beautiful elaborate building was designed by Charles Garnier, the same man who built the Paris Opera House. Since opening in 1878 it’s been a hub for the glitterati – as has the whole of Monte Carlo, with everyone from 50 Cent to Cary Grant gracing its steep streets.
Smallest country in the world. Wealthiest nation per person. Grand Prix HQ. Monaco is one of those places you just have to see. Even the journey there is special – you’ll enjoy a panoramic drive through the beautiful city of Nice, which teams ancient ruins and cobbled streets with a posh, ladies-who-lunch scene. When you arrive in Monaco, a driving tour is first on the agenda. Admire the shiny sports cars, glossy yachts and beautiful Monaco cathedral as you cruise the streets. You’ll get some spectacular views of the coast, as well. Your driver will also take you past a section of the Monaco Grand Prix course, so you can imagine the sound of the engines and the roar of the crowd. When you reach Monaco’s old town, you’ll get off the coach for an optional walking tour of the city, followed by some free time. Alternatively, you can forfeit the tour and explore under your own steam. Wander down the spindly cobbled streets, rummage through the dinky shops and stop for a cappuccino in one of the cosy patisseries.
This tour takes you from the sights and sounds of cosmopolitan Nice to the Grand Prix circuit of Monte Carlo. It begins with a drive along the promenade of Nice as your guide points out some of the city’s most famous sights. Then it’s time to make your way to Monaco. When you get here, take the escalators and elevators to the top and start your walking tour, passing by the Oceanographic Museum, the cathedral and the forecourt of the Prince’s Palace. After that, it’s time to drive along a section of the famous Grand Prix circuit before stopping in the parking area to make your way up to Casino Square in Monte Carlo. Simply watch the world go by with a coffee at the famous Cafe De Paris or enjoy a little window shopping at the chic boutiques.
“He who has seen Paris and not Cassis has seen nothing”. Even if this saying by French poet Frederic Mistral seems exaggerated, it nevertheless reflects the interest of this seaside gem, tucked at the foot of the Cape Canaille Cliff. A former Roman trading post, Cassis oozes charm, with its café-lined quay, jagged little coves and enticing beaches. When you get here, you’ll get some free time to browse and shop after a short introduction by your guide. Later on, you’ll reboard the coach for a 30-minute drive to Cap Canaille - Europe’s highest sea cliffs which offer up incredible photo opportunities.
This is a great introduction to two wonderful but very different cities - Avignon of Medieval fame and the port city of Marseille. Your guide will show you all the main ‘must -see’ attractions and tell you about the rich history of both places. You’ll also enjoy a generous portion of free time for lunch and shopping. Make sure you’ve got your camera to hand for some great photo opportunities of Avignon’s most dominant feature - the massive ramparts that enclose the city. Marseille, meanwhile, is France’s biggest port and second largest city. Explore its narrow stepped streets and quiet squares and see its fine 18th-century facades, which contrast nicely with the bustle of the shopping district in the south. It’s an unforgettable day out.
The cosmopolitan city of Marseille is France’s second biggest city. You’ll start your day with an orientation of the city, which includes views of the Old Port and St. John & St. Nicholas Fort. Then you’ll carry on to the imposing Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica from where you can enjoy a remarkable view of Marseille. Other sights you’ll tick off your list include the St. Victor Abbey, La Major Cathedral and the beautiful mansions and villas lining the Corniche.
Discover a variety of Ibizan landscapes as you drive from the port into the countryside. On your first stop learn the art of pottery you’ll get to watch a demonstration from one of the craftsmen before having the chance to do some souvenir shopping, too. You’ll get a chance to visit Puig de Misa, a hilltop church which was originally built as a fort. Next up is the treasures of Ibiza - Santa Eulalia, a favourite haunt of painters, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the new promenade, lined with open-air cafes, restaurants and art galleries. From here, the tour takes you across fertile farmland, over hills, along cliffs and finally down to an unexpected placid sea. Just to let you know... you’ll get 1.5 hrs free time in Santa Eulalia. Don’t forget to bring your beach wear to enjoy the lovely beach of Santa Eulalia during your free time.
You’ll experience the best of the White Isle on this day out. It starts with a visit to the Salinas salt flats where, millennia ago, locals made a living trading what was known as ‘white gold’. The town of San Jose is up next. It’s a typically Ibizan settlement of whitewashed buildings and cobbled streets. You’ll enjoy a quick walking tour, and you’ll have some time to wander around on your own, too. Afterwards, it’s on to the famous resort of San Antonio, where you’ll be free to roam the palm-lined promenade that skirts the harbour. Swapping town for countryside, you’ll drive to San Miguel and Portinatx later on, and there’ll also be a photo stop in the bohemian village of San Carlos. The last pit stop is in Santa Eulalia. Remember to bring your camera, because you’re in for cinematic views of the island from the hilltop church of Puig de Missa.
This ticket gets you entry to Ibiza’s biggest waterpark. You’ll take a scenic drive to Aguamar, in the island’s popular resort of Playa d’en Bossa. You’ll find something for everyone at this place. If you want to swim or sunbathe, there’s a huge arc-shaped pool in the centre, with smaller paddling pools around it and a line-up of sunbeds around its edge. When you want to up the ante, the collection of slides includes an eight-lane racer, a kamikaze-style drop slide, and The Black Hole, which requires you to double up in two-person dinghies. There’s an on-site café, too, so you can refuel once you’ve worked up an appetite.