• Hannah Stratton

    It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for – our summer 2019 cruises are now on sale. That means you can book your adventure with Marella Cruises departing from May next year. Plus, we can finally reveal all the exciting news that we’ve been keeping to ourselves…


    We’re introducing Marella Explorer 2

    We’re thrilled to announce a new member of our fleet – exclusively adults-only ship, Marella Explorer 2. The ship will boast a total of 907 cabins – 393 of which have balconies – making it one of our biggest ever. It shares some features with its sister ship, Marella Explorer – like a luxury Champney’s spa, complete with a full treatment menu, wellness centre, and relaxation room.

    You’ll be able to treat your taste buds at a range of restaurants, and there’s no shortage of bars onboard, either. Plus, you can sunbathe on The Veranda and, as the sun sets, listen to live music at our very first pub at sea, or take in one of 12 unique shows at the Broadway show lounge. In summer 2019, Marella Explorer 2 will be calling at adventure-ready destinations like Dubrovnik, Venice, and Rome, and it’ll be based in our new home port, Naples.


    We’re going All Inclusive as standard

    After the success of our All Inclusive ships – Marella Explorer, Marella Discovery, and Marella Discovery 2 – we’re going one step further for summer 2019. Our entire fleet will be offering All Inclusive cruises for everyone, from May next year, including transfers and tips.  Marella Dream and Marella Celebration will join the rest of the fleet, becoming All Inclusive as standard. That means that on a Marella Cruises holiday, everything from drinks, meals and snacks, to flights, transfers and tips is included.


    We’re launching 11 new itineraries

    Next summer, we’re lining up a grand total of 11 new itineraries for you. On Marella Explorer, you’ve got five new options, including stops at destinations like Norway, the Netherlands, and Iceland. Meanwhile, brand-new Marella Explorer 2 is offering four new itineraries, with stops including Croatia, Italy, and Malta. And, Marella Discovery and Marella Discovery 2 both have a new itinerary each, covering hotspots like Italy and Spain.


    We’re stopping at seven new ports of call

    From summer 2019, we’re taking you to a selection of brand new ports of call. In Norway, we’re stopping at Alta, which is said to be one of the best spots to see the Northern Lights. Denmark’s Skagen is another new face, and features a standout seafood scene. In Germany, we’re going to Kiel for the first time – this place sits inside a 17-kilometre-long fjord. And, in Spain, Castellon – which nestles north of Valencia – is our new port.

    Meanwhile, in Italy, we’re visiting a couple of new places. The first is Santa Margherita, the gateway to picture-perfect Portofino. Salerno’s the second. This pretty city sits to the east of the Amalfi Coast, and features a classically Italian mixture of Medieval churches, art galleries, and pizzerias. Back home, we’re adding Kirkwall to our books. This city is the capital of the Orkney archipelago, and it’s home to the UK’s most northerly cathedral.

    Feeling the excitement build for next summer? Get first pick of our cruises for summer 2019.

    And, find out why it’s worth getting your cruise booked early.