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Marella Cruises new ship: What’s onboard Marella Voyager?

Marella Cruises new ship Marella Voyager will sail for the first time in 2023. This is what you can expect.

Marella Cruises – the popular cruise arm of vacation brand TUI – has revealed exciting new details about upcoming cruise ship Marella Voyager.

The vessel – launching on June 3, 2023 – will boast new restaurants, bars and itineraries.

The fifth cruise ship in the Marella fleet, Marella Voyager will be a family-friendly and all-inclusive offering. It will first operate itineraries from Majorca before repositioning to the Caribbean.

This is what you need to know about the new cruise ship.

Marella Voyager restaurants

Eat up

Marella Voyager will boast a new Mexican restaurant called Abuela’s (meaning grandmother) and will be included in the price of a Marella cruise. The eatery will be the only one of its kind in the entire fleet.

Open for lunch and dinner, Abuela’s plates up classic Mexican options made with authentic ingredients such as tacos, burritos, nachos and fajitas.

Also exclusive to Marella Voyager is its new one-of-a-kind speciality restaurant, Silver Fork. This dining venue will offer a twist on classic British dishes.

Another speciality option will be The Platter where the menu is designed for sharing; think meat boards, cheeseboards, vegetarian options and wine pairings.

Instead of a buffet, Marella Voyager will boast a theatrical food hall with eight foodie joints in one – expect an Asian-themed zone, a pastry section dubbed Pastry Crust; a dessert area called Cherry on Top and Gravy Boat the carvery.

Other restaurants are Marella Cruises’ favourites. For speciality diners, there’s Kora La which serves an array of pan-Asian dishes, Surf & Turf offering steak, seafood, chicken, lamb and more and Sushi Bar where you can get sushi, sashimi and nigiri as well as dim sum, cooked dishes and desserts.

There are plenty of Marella restaurants in your all-inclusive package too – poolside Snack Shack provides vacationmakers with light options and grab ‘n’ go snacks, Nonna’s offers made-to-order pizza and pasta dishes while Marella Voyager’s main restaurant Latitude 53 serves classic British dishes.

Marella Voyager bars

Cheers!

The Marella cruise ship has three new bars onboard. Perhaps most exciting is speakeasy-style bar The Exchange, Offering immersive entertainment and cocktails you won’t find elsewhere on the floating hotel, this intimate venue holds only 40 people.

For a pre-dinner drink head to The Summer House – it’s home to an open-air area with brilliant views as well as an indoor space with a retractable roof.

Also with more than one string to its bow is The Arts House, which replaces the Lounge Bar featured on other Marella ships. By day in The Arts House, there’s an arts and crafts zone, by night live musical entertainment comes to the fore.

For Marella classics, there’s traditional British pub Squid & Anchor plus an array of bars, Bar 53 for pre-dinner drinks, Atrium Bar for peaceful tipples with a live pianist, The Shack by the pool and Aperitif which has a specialist gin and whiskey menu.

Marella Voyager entertainment

Party time

There’s plenty to keep cruisers occupied when the sun goes down on Marella Voyager.

The ship is home to brand new nightclub The Electric Rooms, which features neon and LED lights.

There’s also Broadway Show Lounge has offers 11 West-End style shows and two performances a night as well as Bar, Club and Casino with game tables and a disco-ball-fitted dancefloor.

For something more low key there’s the cinema which screens a variety of Hollywood classics and the latest releases both day and night.

Marella Voyager cabins

Sleep tight

New to Marella Voyager is the ship’s two Voyager Suites which will be themed when calling at St Lucia and Santorini. These suites – the crème de la crème of Marella’s cabins – can sleep four people max and boast a balcony with a table, chairs and loungers.

It also comes with Premier Service extras included – a free pressing service (up to three items per person in the first 24 hours onboard) and a free continental breakfast in bed (one per person, per week).

There are a number of other suites onboard with this same premier service including a family option that sleeps five. For something slightly smaller but still with outside space, there are balcony cabins. There are also plenty of outside cabins (with a porthole or a picture window) and inside cabins, which are the most affordable option.

Every cabin on Marella Voyager comes with air-conditioning, a hairdryer, a flatscreen TV, wardrobe space, tea and coffee-making facilities and a safe.

Marella Voyager itineraries

Where to?

When Marella Voyager launches in early June 2023, the ship will sail from Majorca, calling at such popular ports of call as Barcelona, Sicily and Naples.

These four seven-night Med cruises – Mediterranean Secrets, Highlights of the Mediterranean, Magic of Spain and Cosmopolitan Classics – are available to book now.

In winter 2023 the cruise ship will reposition to the Caribbean where it will offer three eight-day itineraries from Barbados: Paradise Islands; Tropical Delights; and A Taste of the Tropics – from Barbados.

The Paradise Islands itinerary will first set sail in November 2023 from Barbados, where guests can enjoy the delights of the Caribbean Sea, exploring; Barbados, Tortola, St Maarten, St Kitts, Antigua, and Dominica.

These sailings will be available to book from July 21.

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Mediterranean Secrets with Marella Cruises

Duration: 7 nights

Where: Palma, Majorca |Piombino (for Siena and Pisa) | Savona (for Genoa and Turin) | Calvi, Corsica | Toulon (for the Cote d’Azur) | Palamos, Spain | Palma, Majorca

Ship: Marella Voyager

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Published 30.06.22