• Lizzie Butler

    Need a getaway? Treat yourself to a cruise setting sail this summer. We’ve got 200 ports of call around the globe, Marella Explorer 2 is launching, and all our ships are becoming All Inclusive as standard – so there’s never been a better time to book. And, as All Inclusive doesn’t just cover food and drink on a Marella Cruises itinerary, it’s definitely worth getting in on the action early. From amazing destinations and entertainment to standout service, here are five reasons to book now – if you still need persuading. Or, if you’re planning ahead, browse our winter 2019 and summer 2020 cruises…

    Plus, check out our brand-new TV advert.


    1. We’re All Inclusive as standard

    From summer 2019, our cruises will be All Inclusive as standard. That means all of your meals, selected draught beers, spirits and aperitifs, soft drinks, cocktails, and house wines are included in the cost of your sailing. But, the All Inclusive experience with Marella Cruises covers so much more than just great food and drink.  We’ve got the friendliest service at sea, with over 500 crew members on hand to make sure your holiday goes off without a hitch, including 138 waiters and 75 mixologists across the fleet. Book now and everything is taken care of before you set sail, including your flights, transfers, tips, and service charges.

    2. Plenty of destinations to explore

    We sail to over 200 destinations worldwide, so alongside great service, you can see the best spots across the globe. Visit Greece’s islands, or watch postcard-perfect sunsets in Sri Lanka. See the northern lights in Norway, or cross off the best of the Caribbean, including Barbados’ UNESCO World Heritage Site and capital city Bridgetown, and Aruba’s flamingo beach. We offer cruises in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. So you can discover the world knowing we’ll take care of all the details along the way. Plus, for a little extra, you can try some of our best shore excursions, which showcase the best parts of our ports of call and their surrounding areas. Can’t decide which to choose? The Destination Experience team onboard your ship will help find the right one for you.

    Browse our shore excursions


    3. Amazing onboard entertainment

    We’ve got activities to keep everyone happy onboard our ships, with an evening entertainment roster that includes West End-quality shows and stand-up comedians, plus live bands and cabaret acts. Or, if you’re after something a bit more low key, we’ve got plenty of quiet spots where you can cosy up in with a cocktail. During the day, head to the sports deck to play table tennis or get involved in dance classes. Plus, there are wine-tasting workshops, cookery demos, and quizzes and game shows to choose from, too.

    4. Spread the cost with £75pp low deposits and Direct Debit

    Want to spread the cost of your cruise? Give yourself more time to pay with our low deposits. Your initial deposit is just £75 per person, or £125 per person if you’re travelling to faraway shores, and you’ve got 12 weeks to pay the rest. Plus, with our Direct Debit scheme, you can book your break today and spread the cost over a minimum of three instalments, with the final payment due 98 days before you set off. Even better, you can manage everything online, meaning you’re totally in control. So book your cruise for this summer now, and relax knowing your dream getaway is secured.

    Find out more about Direct Debit

    Browse our cruises and find out about our All Inclusive drinks packages. Plus, read our interview with the crew on Marella Explorer