• Lizzie Butler

    If like us you like planning ahead, you’re in for a treat. We’ve just launched our winter 2019 cruises, so you can secure your spot for next winter now. And that’s not all. Don’t just daydream about faraway shores – you can now book sailings all the way up to summer 2020. It’s definitely worth getting in on the action early, and we’ve rounded up a few reasons why…

    1. We’re All Inclusive as standard

    From summer 2019, all of our cruises are All Inclusive as standard. That means all of your meals, selected draught beers, spirits and aperitifs, soft drinks, cocktails, and house wines are covered in the cost of your cruise. Book early and everything is taken care of before you set sail, including your flights, transfers, tips, and services charges.  So, you’ve got loads of time to decide which destinations you’re most excited about seeing. Why not use the extra time to pick out any excursions you may want to go on?

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    1. We’ve got 11 new itineraries to try

    Want to see Costa Rica, Colombia, and Panama, as well as starting and finishing your cruise in Jamaica? Hop onboard Marella Discovery 2 for the Panama Canal Experience itinerary. See more of the Caribbean on the Secret Shores cruise, which ticks off the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, and Jamaica. Or, sail from Cyprus on Marella Dream from December 2019 and Marella Celebration from March 2020, to experience our brand new Ancient Kingdoms cruise. Ports of call cover Alanya in Turkey, the ancient cities of Alexandria and Cairo in Egypt, plus an overnight stop in Israel, meaning you’ll visit both Jerusalem and Bethlehem. And that’s just scratching the surface. We think these exciting new itineraries are going to be popular, so the earlier you book, the better…

    1. There are six new ports of call – and we’re returning to some of your favourites

    As well as the new ports of call on our new itineraries, we’re also calling at three more brand-new destinations – Visby in Sweden, Sarandë in Albania, and Nordfjord in Norway. Keep your eyes peeled for the northern lights in Norway, while Visby’s quaint cobbled streets and Viking village are perfect for exploring. Sarandë, meanwhile, offers up a castle and a UNESCO World Heritage site. And, we’re returning to Istanbul and Casablanca, too. Plus our newest ship, Marella Explorer 2, will make Barbados its home next winter with itineraries like Seven Shores, calling at Caribbean spots like Grenada and St Lucia.

    1. Get more choice on cabins

    Book early and you’ll beat the crowds. Get first pick of your favourite cabin type, whether you’re a solo cruiser after a single cabin, or need interconnecting rooms, made for families. Or, if you fancy splashing out, try one of our suites. Take the Royal Suite on Marella Discovery and Marella Discovery 2 – this exclusive cabin’s super-spacious, and features its own living room and baby grand piano. Plus, it sits high up on Deck 8 and has glass doors that open up onto a balcony, setting you up for jaw-dropping sea views.

    1. Take advantage of our low deposits

    Want to spread the cost of your cruise? Give yourself more time to pay with our low deposits. Pay just £50 per person, or £125 per person if you’re travelling to faraway shores, and you can pay the rest of your balance later on. So book your cruise for next winter or summer 2020 now, and relax knowing your dream getaway is secured.

    Browse our cruises and find out which restaurants we have onboard. Plus, read our interview with the crew on Marella Explorer