• MARELLA CRUISES REVEALS DETAILS OF BRAND-NEW   UK COASTAL CRUISES THIS SUMMER

    MARELLA CRUISES REVEALS DETAILS OF BRAND-NEW UK COASTAL CRUISES THIS SUMMER

    • Two ships sailing from Southampton and Newcastle visiting popular UK destinations 
    • On sale from Friday 16 April  
    • Three-night sailings from under £450pp with all-inclusive board basis as standard 

    Images: https://www.dropbox.com/t/q6AYTqtI7ac4b3h0  

     

    15 April 2021: Marella Cruises reveals details of their brand-new itineraries sailing UK shores this Summer which go on sale tomorrow, Friday 16 AprilMarella Explorer will set sail from Southampton on UK itineraries from June 25, sailing to new ports of call including, Belfast, Dublin and Liverpool. Marella Explorer 2the cruise lines adult only ship, will also offer UK sailings from Newcastle from Saturday 10 Julywith even more UK ports of call. Newcastle sailings will go on sale by the end of this month.  

     

    Marella Explorer will sail seven new UK itineraries during the summer season perfect for those looking to explore via sea the history and culture of some amazing British cities and townsAll itineraries will have recommended excursions from our onboard destination services team to offer guests options to make the most of their time ashore.  

     

    Sail the South Coast itinerary is a great taster and for those new to cruising with three-night itinerary from Southampton, visiting Dover for Canterbury Cathedral and Portland for the beautiful Abbotsbury Swannery & GardensCruisers looking for a longer break can experience the new Sail the Irish Sea. Departing in August from Southampton, it will visit popular cities including Liverpool, Dublin and Cobh in the Republic of Ireland. 

     

    Customers whwould like to explore the ‘Land of the brave’ will be able to with a number of Scottish itineraries, including British Sights and Seas which will visit five Scottish hotspots. The history rich itinerary has a day at sea before visiting the stunning views of Invergordon, the old historic town of Kirkwall and the rich culture of Leith and a visit to Edinburgh Castle before heading to Newcastle and then back down to SouthamptonA Taste of the West Coast will also see Marella Explorer sail to Greenock, the capital of Northern Ireland – Belfast and Holyhead before finishing the itinerary in Portland.  

     

    Marella Cruises is a family friendly all- inclusive cruise line and to ensure the safety of both customers and crew will have in place vaccination and testing requirements to sail from the UK this summer. Anyone aged 18-years and older will be required to have had both COVID-19 jabs at least seven days before travelling. All under 18-year-oldsexcluding infants under the age of two who will not be able to sail as they are exempt from testing, will be asked to have a lateral flow test. 

     

    All guestmust also provide proof of a negative lateral flow test before boarding the ships at the start of the cruise.  

     

    Cruisers can still enjoy the same great facilities onboard including the luxury Champneys spa, a wide range of dining experiences, fitness classesaward winning entertainment and of course, family friendly activities onboard Marella Explorer such as the indoor cinema or minigolf. 

     

    Managing Director of Cruise TUI UK & I Chris Hackney said: 

    “After pausing our operations for more than year, we are delighted to announce our UK summer programme and welcome our wonderful customers back onboard our shipsThe safety and well-being of both our crew and passengers remains our priority which is why we have vaccination and testing protocols for all sailings from UK ports this summer. 

     

    Domestic sailings are a great step for the cruise industry and has given us the opportunity to take our customers to new destinations full of culture and history whilst still being close to home. We’re looking forward to this new adventure on the British seas and are dedicated to making sure our customers have the most memorable and exciting cruise with us.”  

     

    Marella Cruises will also continue the pause in operations for Marella Discovery and Marella Discovery 2 until 31 July. These ships are due to homeport in Palma and Corfu this summer. 

    -ENDS- 

    Notes to editors: 

    For any further information Georgia.baker@tui.co.uk  

    Ship information  

    All impacted customers will be contacted proactively to discuss their options. Those booked on Marella Explorer or Marella Explorer 2 international cruises, will be cancelled and offered the chance to rebook a UK sailing with an incentive or receive a full refund. 

    Marella Explorer will be sailing UK itineraries between June-September  

    Marella Explorer 2 will be sailing UK itineraries between July– September  

    *UK sailings are available only for UK residents with a permanent UK address and a valid passport.  

    FULL ITINERARIES ON SALE FRIDAY 16 APRIL 

    Sail the South Coast  6/25/2021  1  Southampton, England 
      6/28/2021  2  Dover (London), England 
        3  Portland, England 
        4  Southampton, England 
           
    Sail the South Coast  8/27/2021  1  Southampton, England 
        2  Portland, England 
        3  Dover, England 
        4  Southampton, England 
           
    A Taste of the West Coast   7/2/2021  1  Southampton, England 
        2  At Sea 
        3  Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland 
        4  Belfast, Northern Ireland 
        5  Holyhead, Wales  
        6  At Sea 
        7  Portland, England 
        8  Southampton, England 
           
    West Coast Wonders  7/9/2021  1  Southampton, England 
        2  At Sea 
        3  Holyhead, Wales 
        4  Belfast, Northern Ireland 
        5  Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland  
        6  Liverpool, England  
        7  At Sea 
        8  Southampton, England 
           
    West Coast Wonders  8/7/2021  1  Southampton, England 
        2  At Sea 
        3  Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland 
        4  Belfast, Northern Ireland 
        5  Liverpool, England 
        6  Holyhead, Wales 
        7  At Sea 
        8  Southampton, England 
           
    West Coast Wonders  8/20/2021  1  Southampton, England 
        2  At Sea 
        3  Holyhead, Wales 
        4  Belfast, Northern Ireland 
        5  Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland 
        6  Liverpool, England 
        7  At Sea 
        8  Southampton, England 
           
    East Coast Explorer   7/16/2021  1  Southampton, England  
        2  At Sea 
        3  Greenock, Scotland 
        4  Belfast, Northern Ireland 
        5  At Sea 
        6  Stornoway*, Scotland 
        7  Kirkwall*, Scotland 
        8  Invergordon, Scotland 
        9  Leith*, Scotland 
        10  Newcastle, England 
        11  At Sea 
        12  Dover, England 
        13  Southampton, England  
           
    British Sights and Seas  7/28/2021  1  Southampton, England  
        2  Dover, England 
        3  At Sea 
        4  Leith*, Scotland 
        5  Kirkwall*, Scotland 
        6  Lerwick*, Scotland 
        7  Invergordon, Scotland 
        8  At Sea 
        9  Newcastle, England 
        10  At Sea 
        11  Southampton, England  
           
    East Coast Getway  8/14/2021  1  Southampton, England  
        2  At Sea 
        3  Kirkwall*, Scotland 
        4  Leith*, Scotland 
        5  Newcastle, England 
        6  At Sea 
        7  Southampton, England  
           
    Sail the Irish Sea   8/30/2021  1  Southampton, England  
        2  At Sea 
        3  Greenock, Scotland 
        4  Belfast, Northern Ireland 
        5  Liverpool, England 
        6  Holyhead, Wales 
        7  Dublin, Ireland 
        8  At Sea 
        9  Cobh, Ireland 
        10  At Sea 
        11  Portland, England 
        12  Southampton, England  
           
    Iberian Explorer   9/10/2021  1  Southampton, England  
        2  At Sea 
        3  At Sea 
        4  Vigo, Spain 
        5  At Sea 
        6  Malaga, Spain 
        7  Gibraltar, Gibraltar 
        8  Cádiz (for Seville), Spain 
        9  Lisbon, Portugal 
        10  At Sea 
        11  La Coruna, Spain 
        12  At Sea 
        13  Southampton, England  
           
    Mediterranean Explorer   9/22/2021  1  Southampton, England  
        2  At Sea 
        3  At Sea 
        4  Vigo, Spain 
        5  Lisbon, Portugal 
        6  At Sea 
        7  Malaga, Spain 
        8  Cartagena, Spain 
        9  Valencia, Spain 
        10  Barcelona, Spain 
        11  Palma, Majorca 

     

    MARELLA CRUISES 

    Marella Cruises is part of TUI UK and Ireland and TUI Group. It is the third largest cruise line in the UK.  

    There are currently four ships in the Marella Cruises fleet, Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2, Marella Explorer and Marella Explorer 2.  

    Marella Cruises offers its customers all-inclusive as standard with all tips and service charges included, customers enjoy an unrivalled level of service and award-winning entertainment.