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Marella Cruises Cruises

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Marella Discovery

About Marella Cruises Cruises

Marella attracts a broad cross-section of the British working class along with people of all ages. Marella's fleet of five ships offers an onboard experience that sits somewhere between traditional and ultra-casual.

  • Who goes on Marella Cruises cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a Marella Cruises cruise?


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Who goes on Marella Cruises cruise ships?

Marella's passengers are almost exclusively from the U.K., with everything onboard geared to British tastes, from food and drink to stand-up and pub quizzes. Most are over 50, but the age range comes down considerably in the school holidays when competitive pricing and convenient flights from local airports, as well as free kids' clubs, make Marella attractive to families. However, a handful of the line's ships are adults-only and draw an older crowd.

Do I have to dress up on a Marella Cruises cruise?

Not too much. The dress code is casual apart from one dress-to-impress night per seven-day cruise, which can be interpreted as you wish. Tuxedos and ball gowns are a rarity and, in fact, would seem out of place, but people do make an effort on these nights to dress it up.

Is everything free on Marella Cruises cruises?

Not quite. Marella's cruises are fairly inclusive with gratuities and basic drinks included. Meals in select venues are also included. Extra costs include an upgrade to premium wine and spirits, bottled water and specialty coffee, spa treatments, shore excursions and specialty dining.

What are Marella Cruises’s most popular activities?

Marella's ships are packed with activities, which is just how Marella cruisers want it. Among the more popular activities are poolside contests, lively evening entertainment and, on ships that have them, virtual reality games, escape rooms, climbing walls and mini-golf.

Why go with Marella Cruises?

  • Food and entertainment geared to British tastes, from Yorkshire Tea to Marmite
  • Big program of departures from the U.K. with opportunities to create cruise-and-stay packages
  • Excellent value and all-inclusive pricing

Best for: Younger Brits looking for a friendly, activity-packed cruise; families

Not for: Luxury cruisers and culture vultures

Marella Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Marella could'nt pay me to revisit this ship

When I asked why things were how they were, the common answer was "TUI Company Policy" I think Marella have taken things too far for regular cruisers, the whole cruise felt 'mean' no generosity of spirit, so different from our first cruise 11 years ago when the food offer could only be described as extravagant.I would have thought after two years of no passengers cruise ships would be looking to make a good impression to encourage return business and reccomendations to family and friends that cruising is back in business.Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Possibly our last cruise with Marella

On boarding we spoke to “Guest Services” who advised that they never change cabins on day one, so if we wanted to change what had been allocated, we would need to see them again on the following day.We mentioned that as the luggage tags had been fitted before departure with the booked cabin number one, would they ensure they were re-routed to which they said yes.Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Cheap last minute

Birmingham to Malaga flight/ visited palma/Barcelona/Valencia/cartegena/ Gibraltar car parking at terminal/ insurance all inclusive with junior balcony suite all in under £800 each Cruise ship charged £15 each to go into palma and Valencia 4 hr shipping.Cheap cruise with flights all inclusive- free suite upgrade as booked room not available Room - Large balcony two loungers table and two chairs.Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Strange Times Crusing

There is no doubt that all the Crew and staff of the vessel have had good training for the effects of the pandemic, this weeks next voyage should be made a little easier for them by their experiences on our trip.We booked this cruise when it was first advertised months ago thinking there was a good chance that it would be cancelled......Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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