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Marella Discovery

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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.

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Marella Discovery 2
TUI Discovery 2

14 Night
New HorizonsDetails

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Leaving:Montego Bay
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Mar 21, 2023
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Marella Explorer
Marella Explorer (Photo: Marella Cruises)

7 Night
Colourful CoastsDetails

Leaving:Tenerife
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
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Marella Explorer 2
Marella Explorer 2 (Photo: Marella Cruises)

7 Night
Pride Of PanamaDetails

Leaving:Montego Bay
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
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Marella Explorer
Marella Explorer (Photo: Marella Cruises)

7 Night
Colourful CoastsDetails

Leaving:Las Palmas
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
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7 Night
Canarian FlavoursDetails

Leaving:Las Palmas
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
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11 Night
Three Seas Adventure 2Details

Leaving:Las Palmas
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Apr 25, 2022
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7 Night
Canarian FlavoursDetails

Leaving:Tenerife
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
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16 Night
Caribbean ExplorerDetails

Leaving:Malaga
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Nov 7, 2021
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10 Night
Three Seas Adventure 1Details

Leaving:Tenerife
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Apr 26, 2022
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7 Night
A New Year's DreamDetails

Leaving:Tenerife
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Dec 28, 2021
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7 Night
Island ExplorerDetails

Leaving:Tenerife
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
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7 Night
A Canarian ChristmasDetails

Leaving:Tenerife
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Dec 21, 2021
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16 Night
Transatlantic SunsetsDetails

Leaving:Montego Bay
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Apr 19, 2022
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7 Night
Flavours Of The CaribbeanDetails

Leaving:Montego Bay
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
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7 Night
Adriatic DelightsDetails

Leaving:Dubrovnik
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
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7 Night
Iconic IslandsDetails

Leaving:Corfu
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
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7 Night
Adriatic AffairDetails

Leaving:Dubrovnik
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
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7 Night
Aegean ShoresDetails

Leaving:Corfu
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
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7 Night
Greek MystiqueDetails

Leaving:Dubrovnik
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
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7 Night
Exotic ExplorerDetails

Leaving:Montego Bay
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
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7 Night
Tropical DelightsDetails

Leaving:Barbados
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
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7 Night
Flavours Of The CaribbeanDetails

Leaving:Montego Bay
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
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7 Night
Atlantic IslandsDetails

Leaving:Tenerife
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
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7 Night
Pride Of PanamaDetails

Leaving:Montego Bay
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
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10 Night
Mediterranean MarvelsDetails

Leaving:Dubrovnik
Cruise Line:Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Oct 27, 2022
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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 (formerly Thomson Cruises) Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Great to be back at sea

First real opportunity to cruse since the pandemic started and Marella have always been a good company to cruise with. Firstly it was nice to board a Marella ship at a southern British port (it would be nice if... Read More
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jtango

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Horrible music almost everywhere

Second cruise with Tui Marella but first as a solo. Met some lovely people as 2 solo reps. Hard to find a quiet spot except in my cabin as background music everywhere and usually of some screeching woman. Asked... Read More
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Joan 2333

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

First time with Marella

We haven’t been on cruise for a few years now and thought it would be good to get away without having to fly. We chose this cruise as it was adults only, all inclusive and reasonably priced. We also wanted to... Read More
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tap6699

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Marella Explorer 2, back into service, ‘Weekend Escape’ from Newcastle

We were kindly invited to join a friend (who I had worked with for 4 months on an NHS Test & Trace mobile testing unit) and her partner on this 2-night sailing as they wanted to try it to see if they would like... Read More
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peteukmcr

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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