Thomson Cruises to be renamed Marella Cruises at the same time that Thomson Holidays becomes Tui holidays. The idea for the name comes from the meaning of the name Marella with apparently translates to shining sea. The Marella name enables the former Thomson cruise range to stand out as it’s own and also against it’s European counterpart Tui Cruises. The ships will still display the Tui smile logo on the ships with a Marella logo as well.
Marella Cruises 2018 will still offer flights from 22 UK airports to join up with it’s six ships which includes the new Marella Explorer which joins the fleet from May 2018.
Also new for winter 2018 and 2019 holidays is that Marella cruises will have a new homeport in Asia in Langkawi, Malaysia. The newly named Marella Discovery will sail to 18 new ports of call on it’s new adult only cruise itineraries. Tui holidaymakers will also be able to join the ship in Bangkok, Thailand. Some of the exciting new ports include Colombo, Cochin, Mumbai, Mangalore, Kuala Lumpur, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City.
Tui Holidays will also for the first time have two ships based in Barbados for winter 2018/2019. The two Marella cruise ships based in Barbados will be the Marella Explorer and Marella Celebration.
As with the name change of Thomson holidays to Tui Holidays the Marella cruises will still be operated to the same high standards and you will still be able to enjoy Marella cruise and stay holidays as well as a range of Marella adult only cruises and Marella all inclusive cruises.
Further details of all the exciting new Marella cruises and Tui Holidays will be announced shortly with the launch of the new Tui Holidays 2018 and 2019 winter holiday brochures. The Tui Holidays 2019 summer holidays brochures and holidays will not be on sale until April 2018