What happens if I test positive for COVID-19 before I sail and I am unable to travel?
If you test positive up to 14 days before your sailing date, you will be unable to travel. You’ll be able to change your cruise to another date for free.
Can I book a back-to-back cruise?
Back-to-back cruises will not be available for these domestic cruises.
Are face masks required onboard?
All customers must wear a face mask onboard. Customers must comply with this policy to be able to sail. Masks can be removed when a guest is inside their cabin or sitting down to eat or drink.
Are children allowed on these cruises?
Guests under the age of 18 are allowed to sail but will need to have a lateral flow test before departure. Infants under the age of 2, who are exempt from testing, will not be able to sail. Departures from Newcastle onboard Marella Explorer 2 are adult-only.
Will there be passenger meet-ups for solo travellers?
Marella will organise COVID-safe gatherings which will be optional for all those travelling alone.