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Marella Cruises' Marella Dream Undergoes Refit, Marella Celebration in Dry Dock

Marella Cruises' Marella Dream Undergoes Refit, Marella Celebration in Dry Dock
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November 20, 2018

Kerry Spencer
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(11:30 a.m. GMT) -- Two of Marella Cruises' older ships -- Marella Dream and Marella Celebration -- have been undergoing dry dock refurbishments in Spain this month.

The 1,506-passenger Marella Dream emerged from a 12-day dry dock in Cadiz on November 10, while the 1,262-passenger Marella Celebration entered a month-long dry dock in Malaga on November 8.

Chris Hackney, managing director of Marella Cruises, said: "At Marella Cruises we are committed to the modernisation of our fleet and we're excited to continue developing two of our much-loved ships, Marella Dream and Marella Celebration, as we offer our customers more choice and more variety."

Hackney added: "While modernising our current fleet we're also really looking forward to the introduction of our first ever adults-only ship, Marella Explorer 2, launching in spring 2019."

Marella Dream received the following updates during its dry dock:

• Astroturf and some brand-new furniture, including pods and hammocks, in the Sun Lounge

• USB ports installed in the Coffee Port

• The Lido buffet will receive a reconfiguration of tables, reupholstering of some chairs and drinks self-service stations.

• Furniture reupholstering in The Medusa Lounge & Bar

• Tides will get some furniture reupholstered

• Six water dispensers will be added to decks containing cabins

• A revamped entrance to Mistral's specialty restaurant

Marella Celebration is getting:

• Astroturf and new furniture in the Sun Lounge

• Reupholstered furniture and new carpet in Horizons bar

• Liberties will get a makeover to make the space look more modern and bright, with new furniture and artwork.

• The casino space in Hemingways will get a makeover, changing from red to purple decor.

• USB ports are being added to the Coffee Port and the ship's top suites.

Marella Celebration joined what was then called Thomson Cruises in 2005 -- identical to Marella Spirit that recently left the fleet -- and marks 34 years in service this year.

The 32-year-old Marella Dream has sailed for the line since 2010 and last underwent a refurb in November 2014, when Kora La restaurant, the Terrace Grill and a new sunbathing area were added.

Marella Dream will sail seven-night Canary Island itineraries departing from Tenerife for the winter 2018 season, while Marella Celebration will reposition to the Caribbean to offer seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailings.

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