Marella Cruises

Marella Cruises is a UK-based cruise line that operates a fleet of five ships, offering a variety of itineraries and destinations around the world. Marella Cruises aims to provide an all-inclusive cruise experience, with meals, drinks, and tips included in the fare. Newest ship Marella Voyager will set sail from its homeport of Majorca in summer 2023.

The cruise line’s ships range from mid-sized to larger vessels and offer a range of onboard facilities and activities, including swimming pools, spas, fitness centres, and entertainment venues. Marella Cruises also offers a range of dining options, from casual buffets to speciality restaurants.

Destinations visited by Marella Cruises include the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Baltic, and Canary Islands, as well as lesser-known ports such as Iceland, Norway, and the Arctic Circle.

Marella Cruises also offers a range of shore excursions, allowing passengers to explore each destination in-depth. The cruise line’s excursions include cultural experiences, sightseeing tours, and adventurous activities such as hiking and snorkelling.

Marella Cruises Cruise Types

Marella Cruises offers a variety of cruise types to suit different preferences and interests all of which are all-inclusive cruises, with meals, drinks, and tips included in the fare.

These cruises provide a hassle-free and budget-friendly experience, allowing passengers to enjoy a variety of onboard amenities and activities without worrying about extra costs.

Adult-Only Cruises: Marella Cruises offers adult-only cruises on selected sailings, providing a more relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere. These cruises are designed for passengers aged 18 and over, with a focus on fine dining, wellness activities, and entertainment.

Family Cruises: Marella Cruises offers family-friendly cruises, catering to passengers of all ages. These cruises offer a range of onboard activities and facilities for children, including kids’ clubs, pool games, and family-friendly shows.

Explorer Cruises: Marella Cruises offers Explorer cruises, which are designed for adventure and exploration. These cruises visit off-the-beaten-path destinations, allowing passengers to discover new cultures and landscapes.

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Marella Cruises Ships

Marella Explorer 2

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Marella Discovery

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Marella Explorer

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Marella Discovery 2

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Marella Voyager

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Marella Cruises: Dining

Marella Cruises offers a range of dining options to suit different tastes and preferences. With a focus on quality ingredients and international cuisine, passengers can enjoy a variety of dining experiences throughout their voyage.

Main Dining Rooms: Marella Cruises has several main dining rooms, offering a range of dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These restaurants serve a mix of international and British cuisine, with options for vegetarians and those with special dietary requirements.

Speciality Restaurants: Marella Cruises also has a selection of speciality restaurants, which offer a more intimate and upscale dining experience. The speciality restaurants on Marella Cruises vary by ship, but typically include options such as Italian, Asian, and steakhouse restaurants. They usually require a reservation and a surcharge, but offer a more extensive menu and higher-quality ingredients.

These are just some of the speciality restaurants available on Marella ships:

  • The Mediterranean – This restaurant features a Mediterranean-inspired menu, with dishes such as tapas, grilled seafood, and homemade pasta. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, with a focus on fresh and flavorful ingredients.
  • Kora La – This Asian-fusion restaurant offers a mix of Thai, Indian, and Chinese cuisine, with dishes such as pad thai, crispy duck, and biryani. The decor is modern and stylish, with a sophisticated and upscale atmosphere.
  • Surf and Turf Steakhouse – As the name suggests, this restaurant specialises in high-quality steak and seafood dishes, with options such as filet mignon, lobster tail, and surf and turf combos. The atmosphere is elegant and refined, with a focus on upscale dining.
  • Vista: This Italian-inspired restaurant offers classic Italian dishes such as pasta, risotto, and pizza, along with a selection of antipasti and desserts. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, with a rustic Italian decor and a casual yet refined atmosphere.
  • The Dining Club: This exclusive dining experience is only available on Marella Explorer 2, and offers a multi-course tasting menu with wine pairings. The menu changes regularly and features high-end ingredients and innovative cooking techniques. The atmosphere is intimate and sophisticated, with a focus on exceptional service and attention to detail.

Buffet Restaurants: For more casual dining, Marella Cruises has buffet restaurants, which offer a variety of dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These restaurants typically have a more informal atmosphere, with a range of cuisines and live cooking stations.

Snack Bars and Cafes: For lighter meals and snacks, Marella Cruises has a variety of snack bars and cafes, serving items such as sandwiches, pastries, and coffee.

Marella Cruises: Entertainment

Marella Cruises offer a variety of entertainment options onboard to suit all tastes and preferences.

Broadway-style shows: Marella Cruises features a range of Broadway-style shows, with professional performers showcasing a variety of musical styles and genres. The shows are typically performed in the onboard theatres, which are designed to provide an immersive and engaging experience for guests.

The shows often feature elaborate costumes, sets, and special effects. Some of the popular Broadway-style shows that have been performed on Marella Cruises include “Rockology,” “The West End Experience,” and “Viva Cuba.” The shows are typically included in the price of the cruise, and guests are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Live music: There are several bars and lounges onboard that feature live music performances, with everything from jazz to rock to pop music.

Game shows and quizzes: Marella Cruises also offer a range of game shows and quizzes, where guests can compete against each other and win prizes.

Comedy shows: Many Marella ships feature stand-up comedy shows, with comedians from around the world entertaining guests with their humor and wit.

Movies and TV shows: There are often movies and TV shows shown in the onboard cinemas or on large screens around the ship.

Sports activities: For those who prefer more active entertainment, Marella Cruises offers a range of sports activities such as mini-golf, basketball, and rock climbing.

Wellness: Marella Cruises offers a range of fitness classes, such as yoga, Pilates, and aerobics, led by trained instructors. All ships have swimming pools too, where guests can swim, relax, and cool off.

Bars: Marella Cruises offers a variety of bars, catering to different tastes and preferences. From sophisticated cocktail lounges to lively sports bars, passengers can enjoy a range of beverages and atmospheres. The bars typically offer an extensive selection of wines, spirits, beers, and non-alcoholic drinks, with some also serving light snacks and meals. 


Marella Cruises: Accomodation

Marella Cruises offer a range of cabins to suit different needs and budgets all of which come with a range of amenities including air conditioning, TV, and en-suite bathrooms with showers. Some cabins also offer additional features such as mini-fridges, tea and coffee-making facilities, and hairdryers.

Here are some of the cabin types available:

Inside cabins: No windows and are the most affordable option. They usually have a bed, desk, and bathroom.

Outside cabins: Window or porthole, allowing guests to enjoy natural light and a view of the sea.

Balcony cabins: Private balcony with seating, offering guests their own outdoor space to relax and take in the views.

Suites: The most spacious and luxurious option, offering additional amenities such as a separate living area, larger balcony, and sometimes even a butler service.

Marella Cruises: Family cruises

Marella Cruises offer a range of family-friendly activities and amenities, ensuring that everyone in the family has a fun and memorable holiday.

Family entertainment: The ships have family-friendly entertainment options such as Broadway-style shows, game shows, and movies.

Pools and water parks: Many Marella ships feature swimming pools and water parks with slides, providing fun for the whole family.

Sports facilities: There are many sports facilities available onboard, suitable for all ages. Guests can play basketball, volleyball, or football, ascend rock climbing walls and try their hand at mini golf.

Family cabins: Many Marella ships have cabins that can accommodate families, providing more space and privacy.

Family dining: Marella Cruises offer family-friendly dining options, with kid-friendly menus and flexible dining times to accommodate families with children.

Marella Cruises kids’ clubs

Marella Cruise kids’ clubs are designed to keep children entertained and engaged while giving parents a chance to relax and enjoy their own time onboard.

The kids clubs are all divided into three age groups: 3-5 years old, 6-8 years old, and 9-11 years old. Each group has their own set of age-appropriate activities such as arts and crafts, games, and sports.

All ages are supervised by trained and experienced staff who are there to ensure the safety and well-being of the children and flexible hours are offered, with morning, afternoon, and evening sessions available. This allows parents to choose a time that works best for them and their schedule.

Marella Cruises: Destinations

Marella Cruises offer a wide range of destinations plus a plethora of excursions and activities at each port of call, allowing guests to explore each destination and immerse themselves in the local culture. Whether it’s sightseeing, water sports, or simply relaxing on a beach, there’s something for everyone on a Marella Cruises itinerary.

Mediterranean: Explore the beautiful coastlines, historic cities and stunning beaches of the Mediterranean, with ports of call in Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey and more.

Northern Europe: Discover the natural beauty and culture of Northern Europe, with visits to ports in Norway, Iceland, the Baltics and the British Isles.

Caribbean: Experience the laid-back vibe, white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, with cruises to islands such as Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominican Republic.

Asia: Discover the vibrant cultures, stunning landscapes and ancient traditions of Asia, with itineraries visiting ports in countries such as Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Canary Islands: Enjoy the year-round sunshine and volcanic landscapes of the Canary Islands, with cruises that also visit Madeira, Morocco and Portugal.

Transatlantic: Cross the Atlantic Ocean on a leisurely journey, with visits to ports in the Caribbean, South America or even New York City.


Tips and service charges are all included in your fare.

Dress code

Marella Cruises has a relaxed dress code that allows guests to dress comfortably during the day, and more elegantly in the evening. During the day, casual resort wear such as shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops are acceptable attire in all public areas, including the main dining room.

In the evenings, the dress code varies depending on the restaurant and the type of evening. For example, some evenings may be designated as formal or semi-formal, with suggested attire of cocktail dresses or suits for women and men. Other evenings may be designated as smart casual, with recommended attire of dresses or skirts for women and collared shirts or chinos for men.

Guests are encouraged to review the specific dress code guidelines for their cruise in the pre-cruise information packet or on the Marella Cruises website.