• Lizzie Butler

    Getting to see lots of places during your holiday is definitely one of the best parts of a cruise. But what if you want to spend more time exploring a destination? Well, a Cruise and Stay break is for you…

    What’s a Cruise and Stay break all about?

    On a Cruise and Stay package you’ll spend a week cruising. But that’s not all – you’ll also enjoy a seven night holiday on land before boarding the ship, in one of our handpicked hotels. Or, you can opt to spend three, four, or seven nights in a hotel after your cruise. Cruise and Stay gives you the chance to see more of your chosen destination, plus you get to pick where you stay while you’re there. So, if you’re itching to kick back on a quieter break in St Lawrence in Barbados, rather than staying in bustling Bridgetown, you can. What’s more, if you’re a first-time cruiser, our Cruise and Stay breaks are a great way to try out a new kind of holiday, without having to sacrifice the one you already love.

    Where can I stay?

    There are loads of destinations to choose from if you want to try a Cruise and Stay break. Fans of reggae music will love the Nesta Rasta Lounge at TUI SENSATORI Resort Negril, where you can try rum tasting and Jamaican cooking classes. Or, for something a bit closer to home, opt for Majorca, which has nine different resorts for your hotel stay. We offer breaks at some of our best hotel collections too, from TUI FAMILY LIFE to Skytours hotels. And, wherever you stay, all of your transfers are included.

    Which cruises are on offer?

    Not all of our itineraries offer a Cruise and Stay option, but there’s so much choice that it’s going to take you a while to work your way through all of the ones that do. How about our Hidden Gems cruise on Marella Dream, which ticks off five stops in eight days, including Marseille and Ibiza Town? Team it with a break in Majorca for maximum tanning time. Or, try out our Sail Three Seas itinerary on Marella Celebration to tick off Croatia, Malta, Sicily, and Montenegro. And, from Summer 2019, you’ll be able to stay in our new homeport of Naples, too.

    Ready for the best of both worlds? Check out our Cruise and Stay deals. Plus, find out all about our new ship for 2018, Marella Explorer.