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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

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

Great to be back at sea

The fact the cruse just went up the west coast of the British isles did not matter it was just nice to be back on a cruse ship As the crew on Marella have always been very good at looking after their passengers the extra attention to cleaning and sanitising was not really noticed.I have given this review 5 stars not because it is the best cruse ship out there but Marella have made a bloody good effort at getting people back on ships and able to have a well earned holiday after the last year.Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 60s

First time with Marella

Main dining room was ok, service was really good, food was similar quality to most of the other lines we’ve been on (Cunard, Princess, Celebrity, HAL, RCI & P&O) There were some free alternative dining options, we tried Nonna’s for lunch good pasta and pizzas, would have been better if you could build your own pizza at lunch but this is only possible in the evening.Upgrade to Premium All Inclusive worth the money at £10 pppn, gave free access to all drinks in the Coffee Port coffee shop, better cocktails, spirits/mixers, beers and cans of soft drinks including some diet drinks rather than fountain drinks which weren’t the best, you could pay as you went along but we think we got good value.Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Horrible music almost everywhere

Coffee (except in dining room) and good ice cream on deck extra but extremely cheap .Food, presentation & service very good.Read More
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Joan 2333

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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