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Offering a wide selection of international itineraries, Marella Cruises is a great option whether you’re travelling solo, with your partner or with your family in tow. Sailing to over 200 ports of call around the globe, from the Mediterranean to Asia, you can enjoy variety as well as unbeatable value onboard the Marella Cruises fleet. What's more, you can board your cruise ship safely in the knowledge that you won't have to worry about a thing as all-inclusive cruising can be enjoyed as standard, meaning that flights, luggage, transfer, meals, drinks, tips and service charge are all included in your fare.

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Each Marella cruise ship has at least three restaurants which mean that guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to mealtimes. Whether you want to go on a culinary journey around the world thanks to the various international food stations or would prefer to sit down and enjoy multi-course gourmet dishes brought to you by some of the most welcoming and attentive staff at sea, there's an eating venue onboard that's bound to leave your mouth watering. In addition, if you find yourself feeling peckish between meals, there's no need to worry about going hungry as there are snacks available all day long.

While the main restaurants are included in your fare, for those wanting to splash out a little and enjoy a more intimate dinner time, each ship has a speciality restaurant where experienced and passionate chefs are ready and waiting to delight you with their incredible dishes.

Special diets

Marella Cruises want to make sure that every cruiser can enjoy their onboard food, which is why they are happy to cater to special diets. Simply inform them of your requirements when you book and their chefs will be happy to adapt their dishes to meet your needs.


Each evening features first-class entertainment with shows, singers and comedians, as well as a range of different bars and lounges where you can relax and make the most of your Marella cruise. From feather-plumed dancers one evening to a Queen tribute act or West End-style musical the next, no night on a Marella cruise ship will be the same as the last. Alternatively, cabaret shows and live music pop up across the night, making your cruise experience that little bit more unique.

However, if you're not looking for something quite so lively, there are plenty of cosy bars and lounges serving some of the best beers, wines, spirits and cocktails at sea. There's even an onboard casino for anyone whose holiday has got them feeling lucky enough to try hitting the jackpot on the slot machines or games tables.

In addition, by pre-booking the Marella Cruises premium all-inclusive drinks package, you can also make your holiday stress free with no bar bill as part of a Marella Cruises all inclusive holiday.


Marella Cruises are great for the whole family with daytime entertainment, a selection of different activities and children's clubs onboard plus specially chosen children's menus for junior diners and interconnecting staterooms to make nights that little bit easier.

Marella Cruises' Kids Clubs

Thanks to the accredited staff at the Marella Cruises' Kids Clubs, even the youngest guests will be spoilt for things to do. Ranging from arts and crafts to movie nights and meet and greets with the captain, it's bound to be a holiday to remember. There's even the chance to have your kids taken to breakfast a couple of times during your cruise, meaning that parents can finally enjoy that long awaited lie in.

While all of the fleet are great for family-friendly cruises, Marella Discover, Marella Discovery 2 and Marella Explorer really stand out. As well as the kids clubs, there are teen-only spaces where young adults can escape their parents, while the minigolf course and climbing wall (only available on Discovery ships) are guaranteed to bring everyone back together again.

Marella Cruises' Kids Dining

Luckily, dining can be as laid-back and relaxed as you need it to be. Thanks to the huge choice of dishes at the buffet restaurants, including pizza and pasta, always a hit with the little ones, mealtimes with Marella Cruises will be as stress free as you can imagine.


With their impressive array of itineraries, Marella Cruises give guests the chance to sail to more than 200 different destinations across the world. Whether you're looking for a summer holiday in the Mediterranean, a winter sun escape to the Caribbean or a beautiful voyage around the breathtaking scenery of Asia, you're sure to find the perfect cruise with Marella.

Things to do

A cruise onboard a Marella cruise ship is all about having fun, which means that there are a whole host of activities to enjoy when you're not off exploring the amazing destinations.

For sports lovers, there's plenty of opportunity to get active (and even a little competitive) on the sports deck. Here, staff put on table tennis and basketball classes, as well as fitness classes such as yoga and zumba for those who don't feel like going head to head with other guests. There's even a gym for the real fitness enthusiasts out there who don't want to skip a workout when they're at sea.

If you're all about learning something new, even when you're on holiday, this is the perfect cruise line. Featuring dance classes, talks by experts, wine tasting sessions, cocktail making workshops and towel folding classes, you'll leave your cruise armed with new skills that you can show off to your friends and family once you're back on dry land.

For something a little quieter and laid back, head to the pool where you're welcome to take a dip in the refreshing water, although nobody will judge you if you decide you'd rather just lay back on a sun lounger and watch the world go by with a cocktail in hand. Whatever you fancy doing, there's something for everyone throughout the Marella Cruises fleet.

Useful Information


Thanks to the all-inclusive nature of a Marella cruise, tips and service charges are all included in your fare, meaning that you don't have to worry about any additional costs.

Dress code

Marella Cruises' dress code is casual, with a casual dress code throughout the day. And whilst the majority of restaurants allow casual wear in the evenings, select restaurants may have a stricter dress code - make sure to research this ahead of time to ensure that you pack accordingly. There's also a Dress to Impress Night on the majority of itineraries, giving you the chance to pack a smart shirt or dress for an evening of glamour.

What is the Best Marella Cruise Ship?

Each ship within Marella Cruises' fleet offers a wide range of amenities and features to suit all tastes. From delicious restaurants to comfortable lounges, whatever mood you're in, you'll be catered for. No matter which Marella cruise ship you sail on, you'll have a fantastic time. However, Marella Discovery and Marella Discovery 2 both feature activities such as climbing walls, making them a big hit with the kids. Whereas Marella Explorer 2 is exclusively adults only.

Marella Cruises Top FAQs

  • The currency used onboard is GBP sterling.

  • Onboard Marella Cruises' ships, the plug sockets are designed for European or US 2-pin plugs, so you will need to bring an adaptor to use electrical equipment from the UK.

  • There's Wi-Fi access in all areas of the ship on Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2, Marella Explorer and Marella Explorer 2. Internet access is charged to your onboard account at the rate advertised onboard.

  • Tips and service charges are included in the price of your Marella cruise. However, if you feel like tipping the staff once onboard, you can do so.

  • Marella Cruises provide facilities for guests with disabilities with a small number of adapted cabins. It is important to mention this at the time of booking however, to make sure that there is one available for your selected cruise.

Food and Drink

  • All Marella ships offer open dining apart from on formal nights when there are two fixed seating times.

  • All Marella Cruises holidays are all inclusive as standard. This includes selected beers, wine, cocktails and soft drinks. You can upgrade to the premium drinks package for £10 per person, per day - this includes upgraded cocktails, premium gins, vodkas, rums and tequilas, cans of soft drinks and speciality coffees. Find out more about Marella Cruises' drinks package on our blog - A Guide to Marella Cruises Drinks Packages.

  • Marella Cruises provide vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and diabetic-friendly food. If you have any dietary requirements, please mention it when booking and let the restaurant manager know when you have arrived onboard.

  • Marella Cruises ships do not have a 24-hour restaurant. However, room service is available 24 hours.

  • Water is served throughout dining and there are water dispensers located around the ship - carafes are provided in the cabin for use at the dispensers. The tap water in your cabin is also drinkable.

Families and Kids

  • The kids club onboard is 'M Club' and caters for children aged between 3 and 11 years old. While there is only one club, little ones will be split up into two or three groups according to their ages to take part in activities. This excludes Marella Explorer 2, which is an adult-only ship.

  • Babies under the age of six months are not permitted onboard.

  • Yes, it's possible to arrange for a cot to be put in the cabin at no extra charge - just request this at the time of booking.

  • There are baby changing facilities at the Baby Centre onboard Marella Discovery and Marella Discovery 2.

  • Marella Cruises don't provide a babysitting service.

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