If you didn’t know already, repositioning cruises are a great way to bag yourself a truly special sailing, all for a fantastic price. We’ve broken down all of Marella Cruises’ repositionings so that you can head off on the adventure of a lifetime…
What is a repositioning cruise?
A repositioning cruise is a one-way sailing where a ship is relocating from one region to another, usually at the end of one season and the start of the next. For example, a ship may spend all it’s summer in a Mediterranean port before heading over to somewhere in the Caribbean for winter.
Why should I book a repositioning cruise?
There are several superb reasons why you should think about booking a repositioning cruise…
- They’re longer than your average sailing – most of these cruises are ones that cross the Atlantic and go from one region to another, so you’ll find they can be around 18-21 nights long. Perfect for a well-deserved break!
- They’re a great mix of destination days and sea days – since they’re longer sailings, you get the luxury of having a few days to explore various destinations, followed by several sea days to completely unwind and relax, not to mention getting full use of the ship’s facilities. Then you’ll be treated to even more destination days in another part of the world!
- You get to see two completely different regions all in one sailing – repositioning cruises take place as a ship leaves one region and heads to another, meaning you get to visit totally different destinations in one sailing. You could be exploring historic Mediterranean cities one minute and then relaxing on a cool Caribbean beach the next!
- They’re excellent value for money – when you take into account everything that’s included in a Marella Cruises’ sailing anyway – flights, food, drinks (all ships are All Inclusive as of Summer 2019), as well as transfers and tips – and combine that with a longer-than-your-average sailing, the fact you get two regions instead of one and lots of sea days to relax – you’ll find the value within these sailings is astounding!
Book your repositioning cruise now!
It might be a bit late to catch the repositioning cruises leaving at the end of this month, but there’s still plenty of cabins available on the return repositioning cruises in April!
Where are the fleet over the next year?
This Summer Marella Explorer has enjoyed her first season being based in pretty Palma, Majorca. But for Winter 18, she’s heading off to the Caribbean – Bridgetown in Barbados to be precise! She’ll stay put there until April 2019, when she’ll then make her way back to our neck of the woods as she takes on Baltic and Fjords itineraries sailing from Newcastle and Southampton! Not forgetting her extra special mini-cruise taking place next September – ‘Electric Sunsets – Cruise Back to the 90s!’
Marella Discovery 2
Marella Discovery 2 is currently based in Corfu Town, but will shortly be moving to Montego Bay in Jamaica! She’s there all winter, so get ready to taste those authentic Jamaican flavours and lay on pristine beaches with reggae beats in the background. And thanks to Marella Cruises’ Cruise & Stay programme, you can even add up to a week’s hotel stay here too! The best of both world’s – what could be better? Next April, Marella Discovery 2 will head back to the Med for Summer 2019, where her homeport will be picturesque Palma, Majorca.
The marvelous Marella Discovery has been sailing straight out of the UK recently, leaving the ports of Newcastle and Southampton for Baltic and Fjords itineraries. But she’s heading far from home for Winter 2018 – over to amazing Asia in fact! She’ll be based out of Laem Chabang (for Bangkok), Thailand as well as Langkawi, Malaysia. These mesmerising itineraries will have you taking in breathtaking sights and culture, with visits to places like Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam as well as stops in Cambodia and Sri Lanka. Once she’s had her fill of this spectacular region she’ll return back to the Mediterranean, porting in the Corfu Town, Corfu for Summer 2019.
The classic Marella Celebration is currently based in Dubrovnik, Croatia but will shortly be joining Marella Explorer in heading to the Caribbean and sharing her homeport of Bridgetown, Barbados! That’s THREE Marella Cruises ships based in the Caribbean for Winter 2018/19! Marella Celebration is setting off a little later than the others, in early December. There’s really no excuse for staying behind in the UK all winter when you can jet off to these sunny Caribbean climes! And once next summer comes around again, she’ll be firmly positioned back in her homeport of Dubrovnik ready to take you on itineraries including Greek Mystique and Venetian Vistas.
Marella Dream is the only ship that isn’t heading to far off shores this winter. She’s still moving away from her current homeport of Palma, Majorca – and heading to the toasty temperatures of the Canary Islands! For Winter 2018 you’ll find her swapping between her new homeports of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz in Tenerife. So if you’re after a warming winter getaway – but without the longer flights of a Caribbean cruise, then Marella Dream is the perfect vessel for your next getaway! And don’t worry, she’ll be back in pretty Palma, Majorca ready for her Summer 2019 season.
Spoilt for choice
These repositioning sailings really do spoil you for choice – you’re getting two parts of the world all in one go, as well as an abundance of sea days to relax, all onboard ships with fabulous facilities, impeccable dining options and brilliant entertainment. Take a look at our best repositioning deals here .
If you’re after something else, browse our brilliant choice of All Inclusive deals here – or of course, you can always just give us a call on 0800 107 2323. We’re open 7 days a week and always ready to find and book your next special sailing for you!
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