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Marella Cruises Cruises

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

standard has dropped a bit

Overall we enjoyed our cruise as usual but you could sense that saving money/cutting costs where Marella's main priority.navigation app, saving money by using this app instead of paper bit of a pain.Read More
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ndmc1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

A drop in standards

Booked a Med cruise in 2021 for July 2022 and was really disappointed after experiencing a fabulous time on a Marella Far East cruise just before the first lockdown.It may seem that we are solely complaining, but as we went as 2 couples, we did enjoy ourselves, mind you if it was just the 2 of us, that wouldn't have been so good.Read More
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jonesy53

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Very Disappointing

One of the things we loved on discovery was the amazing shows in the theatre every evening, the "shows" on Explorer were dismal, every night there was six very average singers attempting to put on a show on an empty stage.We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and we had two amazing cruises on marella discovery pre COVID.Read More
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Noreen1961

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The worst holiday ever!!

When we arrived on the ship we were surprised at the number of obviously covid infected customers, coughing and sneezing.Obviously covid infected but the ship did not take any action or offer advice.Read More
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Yorks Cruiser

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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