We’ve nailed every last detail when it comes to getting the kids onboard. That means family-sized and interconnecting cabins, buffet lunches featuring favourites like pizza and spaghetti bolognese, and a great mix of activities. We lay on table tennis and football tournaments, fun quizzes, and early evening shows during our sea days. And when we’re in port, children up to the age of 12 get discounted rates on some of our exciting shore excursions. Every ship has a free Kids’ Club, too. So mum and dad can have time together while the little ones fill their days with treasure hunts, face-painting, and stories.
The accredited staff at our onboard Kids’ Club do a brilliant job keeping youngsters entertained. There’s messy time with arts and crafts, dressing-up, movie nights and pyjama parties. Trips to the bridge to high-five the captain and behind-the-scenes backstage tours also make the line-up. We’ll even take your little ones to breakfast a couple of times a week while you get a lie-in. Groups are split in to 2 or 3, depending on ages and numbers. Best of all, the club is free.
Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2 and Marella Explorer
We reckon we’ve done a great job at making sure all our ships cater to families. Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2 and Marella Explorer, however, take things up a notch. As well as a Kids’ Club, there’s also a teens-only space called Hideout. You can challenge the children to a round of minigolf, or on our Discovery ships, see who can make it to the top of Marella Cruises’ first ever onboard climbing wall.
Activity-wise, we’ve not forgotten about our youngest guests. While children head to the kids’ club, you can take your under-threes along to our new Babytainment classes for parents and babies. Each free session brings something different to the table, from nursery rhyme sing-alongs to baby ballet. They’re educational, too – take Sing & Sign, for instance, where little ones can follow in the footsteps of Mr Tumble from CBeebies, by learning Makaton sign language. The sessions take place all year round on Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2 and Marella Explorer.
Explore our upgrades & extras
We’ve got plenty of little extras up our sleeves to make your holiday even more memorable. Perhaps you’re keen to stay in a cabin on a particular deck, or a suite with a private balcony. Or maybe you’d like a Champagne breakfast in bed and a romantic blessing at sea to celebrate an anniversary. Just give us the nod and we can fine-tune every last detail. Other finishing touches include pampering treatments at our onboard spas and all-inclusive drinks packages. We offer hundreds of exciting excursions, too, with English-speaking guides showing you all the best bits of the shores we visit. It’s a no-fuss winning formula.