Marella cruises 2023 and Tui Summer 2023 holidays are on sale now
Marella cruises reviews generally provide praise from previous guests, which is important as Marella cruises regularly uses feedback to make sure their cruise holidays are meeting holidaymakers expectations. Marella cruises gratuities are generally included in the cost of your cruising holiday so you don't have to worry about them being added on at the end of your holiday unlike on many other cruise companies do.
Marella cruise etiquette is similar to most cruises in that there is usually at least one evening where guests are expected to dress on the formal nights. For the men think of dinner jackets, evening gowns, suits and generally lots of ladies in dresses. If you don't want to participate then you can eat in the buffet restaurant where formal attire is not required. You can also usually eat in the buffet restaurant as often as you want. Normally the food menu for that day is posted outside each restaurant.
You can either book one of the Marella cruises holidays or if you have your own flights you can also book a Marella cruise only and make your own way to the port. This is a great option for anyone looking to do something different or has access to cheap flight deals.
A typical Marella Cruise Holiday cruise includes
- Return flights from the UK (many local airports to choose from)
- All tips and service charges (unlike many other cruise companies)
- Your chosen cabin onboard accommodation
- All onboard entertainment / shows
- Extra luggage allowance on Tui flights
- Port taxes
- Full board meals
- Coach transfers to and from the airport to your Marella cruise ship
Tui River Cruises 2022
New for summer is still the new Tui River Cruises. Tui have bought three river passenger ships which will help Tui offer holidaymakers even more holiday choices. Tui aims to offer adults more flexibility to put together their river cruising holiday their way. The Tui river cruises holidays will offer whatever board basis suits their requirements. The Tui river cruises will offer full board plus wine, beer or soft drinks with meals. Alternatively there will be a premium drinks package, cabin types and cocktail in the lounge.
If you want to enjoy a more luxurious Tui 2022 river cruise holiday there are a selection of balcony suites you can book. Tui river cruises will have on offer a great range of excursions for all the stops along the way. There will be sightseeing tours with a local expert plus a range of more active excursions such as a bike excursion. Tui river cruises will also include a £120 credit to put towards any shore excursion.
This will allow holidaymakers the option to add on the trips they want. The ships will be offering a chic and relaxed atmosphere with areas perfect for watching the world go by. Onboard there will also be Tui evening entertainment. Similar to the Tui Marella cruises 2022 range the new Tui river cruises will include service charges and tips.
Marella Cruise Discount Code!
There is sometimes Marella cruises discount code where you can save extra off when you book a Marella cruise. To check and see if there is a Marella cruise holidays discount code simply go to the official Tui website where you will see if there are any current discount coupon deals. The discount code is clearly shown if available plus by going on the official web site you will also automatically receive any applicable online discounts off the cost of your cruise. Other Marella cruise deals sometimes include cabin all inclusive board upgrades.
Marella Cruises late deals
If you are unable to book early or are hoping to get one of the Marella late cruise deals or a late deal holiday then there is always a good chance you will be able to make good savings by booking last minute. Whether you get a cheap deal or not will depend on a number of factors and the basic economic principle of supply and demand. The demand for a Marella cruise New Year deal is normally very high in comparison even to Marella Christmas cruises. The best option is if possible to avoid the school holiday dates in the summer as well as Easter, New Year, Xmas and the half term school holidays as well.
This does leave you with lots of great options to find Marella late cruise deals. Try and be as flexible as possible with your choice of departure points and cruise destinations. This will help keep the cost of any last minute deals you may find. It is possible that there are more flight seats available from one airport than another so you will possibly see differences in the cost of flying from Manchester against a flight from Birmingham or Liverpool. If you are happy to drive a bit further for your flight then this could help you save money, depending on the savings.
The more restrictions you put on your Marella last minute cruises search the less holiday results you will get and not necessarily the best deals. Also by simply checking a few more departure dates (if you can) widen your search for more Marella late cruise deals. Always check availability on the official Marella web site as this will show all the live availability and will also include any extra online discounts you could be entitled to get.
Marella Cruise Ships in the Marella Cruise Fleet
Marella cruise ships previously included the Marella Discovery, Marella Dream, Marella Celebration, Marella Majesty and the Marella Spirit. For 2023 Tui have added the Tui Voyager to the fleet. Each of the Marella cruise ships offers something different and have slightly different facilities. All the ships offer a family friendly swimming pool and some also have adult only pool areas as well. Typically each ship also features a library, Marella Kids' club, shops, fitness centre, beauty salon and spa and whirlpool baths.
Marella Discovery 2
- fine dining available
- grab ‘n’ go snacks
- Family-friendly activities
- Speciality restaurants
- Great entertainment productions
- Great for a family cruise
- Excellent dining
- Broadway Show Lounge
- Games Area
- 5 storey atrium
- Holds around 1,800 passengers
- 915 Cabins and 11 decks
Marella Dream Cruise Ship – No longer part of the Marella fleet
- Two storey Show lounge
- Around the world dining experience
- Contemporary bars
- Holds around 1,500 cruise passengers
- 767 cabins and 12 decks
Marella Celebration Cruise Ship – No longer part of the Marella fleet
- A La Carte dining options
- Great bars
- Friendly atmosphere
- Stylish cabins
- Holds around 1,200 cruise passengers
- 631 cabins and 10 decks
Marella Majesty Cruise Ship – No longer part of the Marella fleet
- Great for couples / adults
- A La Carte Bistro
- Piano Lounge
- Holds around 1,400 cruise passengers
- 732 cabins and 11 decks
Marella Spirit Cruise Ship – No longer part of the Marella fleet
- Traditional Lounges
- 200 seat cinema
- Fine dining experiences
- Holds around 1,200 cruise passengers
- 627 cabins and 10 decks
- New for 2023
- 10 dining spots
- Renovated for summer 2023
- Balcony Cabins
- Broadway Show Lounge
- Mexican restaurant
- Crazy Golf
- 952 cabins
- Champneys spa
- Great entertainment
- Bar, club and casino space
- A wide range of dining options
Marella Explorer 2
- Adult only cruises
- Big choice of restaurants and bars
- Champneys spa
There are different cabin types and options to choose from depending on the cruise ship you have selected. The options generally range from inside cabins all the way to a grand, royal suite or the presidential suite. The cost of your cabin will generally reflect the deck it is on, the size and facilities, whether it has a balcony and
Marella Cruise Entertainment
Each of the Marella holiday cruises offers something different and facilities and entertainment is no different. Whilst onboard you can look forward to great entertainment in the Broadway show lounges with West end style productions and there are usually special guests acts from the UK including popular comedians. Most shows are repeated twice so that guests chat chose to dine at different times can still fit in a show. There is usually live music somewhere on the ship in one of the lounges so you can relax with a drink and listen to the music or have a dance. For children Marella Kids' clubs will keep the 3-11 year olds happy with visits available in two hour sessions.
Marella Cruise and Stay Holidays 2022
Marella Cruise & stay holidays give you the option to extend your holiday beyond the usual 7 night cruise duration, you can add accommodation either before or after the cruise in the hotel of your choice. Generally the Marella cruises itinerary will change each week so you could also book a back to back cruise and stay on the same ship for two weeks. So you can combine cruises and there are a few options to choose from. Both the options can be booked direct on the Tui holidays website.
Marella Adult Only Cruises
The Marella Explorer cruises are adult only and they will not accept a booking from families with children under 17 years of age. These adult only Marella cruises holidays can be combined for anyone looking for a two week adult only cruise holiday. You also have the option for a cruise and stay holiday by adding an adult only hotel either before or after your cruise. Depending on your flight options you can either extend your holiday by 3 or 7 nights. These cruises also offer the option to upgrade to an adult only all inclusive cruise if you want.
Marella Cruise Destinations
Marella cruises base their ships in different locations depending on the time of year. For winter cruises the ships will be based in warmer climates and for summer cruises the ships are generally based around the Mediterranean. Below are some of the ports you could visit depending on the Marella cruise itinerary you select. The following have been typical routes, check the Marella website for updates.
Marella US Cruises 2022
New York City, Tampa, Miami, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and New Orleans.
Marella Barbados Cruises
St Vincent, Antigua, St Maarten, St Kitts, British Virgin Islands, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Grenada, St Lucia, Grenada, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe
Marella Jamaica Cruises
Honduras, Belize, Mexico, Cuba, Grand Cayman, Panama and Costa Rica
Marella Tenerife Cruises
Santa Cruz, Las Palmas, La Palma, Funchal, Agadir, Arrecife
Marella Dubai Cruises
Qatar, Muscat Qaboos, Khor Fakkan, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Oman
Marella Egypt Cruises
Hurghada, Jordan, Oman, Dubai And Emirates, Sharm El Sheikh ( Nile Cruises)
Marella Dubrovnik Cruises
Corinth, Itea, Corfu, Kotor, Malta, Sicily, Crotone, Igoumenitsa, Rovinj, Venice, Trieste, Hvar, Montenegro
Marella Corfu Cruises
Crete, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Piraeus (for Athens), Katakolon, Slovenia, Venice, Split, Dubrovnik, Montenegro, Santorini, Bodrum, Syros, Kefalonia,
Marella Malaga Cruises
Lisbon, Portimao, Cadiz, Casablanca, Gibraltar, Palma, Barcelona, Ibiza, Almeria, Ceuta, Vigo, Porto, Huelva
There are many other Marella cruise itineraries to choose from including special one off cruises which offer different ports to visit and different cruise durations such as 9,12,16,18 25 nights.
Marella Cruise Extras & Marella Cruise Excursions
Marella Cruise extras include the many different Marella cruise excursions available in each port. You do not have to go on any of these trips however in some cases it is not a bad idea. Some of the ports can be a fair distance to the places of interest and if you want to make the most of your cruise holiday you will probably add them on. Generally you will pay at least £40 per person so for a family it can add up especially if you book a lot of trips. You can sometimes use other cruise excursion companies or arrange your own transport.
The main advantage of booking a trip with Marella is that as long as you are on the bus the ship will wait for you otherwise if you miss the ships departure it could cost you a lot of money to get to the next port. Make sure you do a bit of research prior to going on holiday and see what ports actually would be best booking a trip at. There are many ports where you can just walk off the ship yourself straight into the town and have a wander yourself without taking the scenic bus tour at £40 just for a three hour bus journey.
Marella Cruise Flights
Using the extensive network of Tui flight options around the UK you will generally find flights to the popular cruise departure points of Corfu, Dubrovnik, Palma and Malaga. Some of the more long haul destinations in the winter such as Dubai will only be available form a couple of airports. When you book your cruise direct online you will also be able to upgrade your flight seat, book seat reservations and increase your luggage allowance and get details of what hand luggage you can take.
The best place to book a Marella cruise online is on the official Tui UK web site so you do not miss out on any Marella cruise holidays discount codes if there are any or any upgrade deals either. You will also automatically get any online discounts applied to the cost of your cruise. All reservations are subject to the Marella cruise booking terms and conditions as detailed on their website 2022
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