Exciting news cruise fans! This November Marella Cruises have brought us the launch of two seasons with Winter ‘19 and Summer 2020 sailings! This also means new itineraries, 11 of them to be exact!

Each new sailing is set to bring something slightly different to the table. Discover everything from shimmering lakes and golden beaches to the mesmerising Fjords and old medieval towns! You’ll also travel to Gutan Lake for the first time, just off the Panama Canal. That’s bucket list material in our eyes.

On top of this, there are also 6 new ports of call which you can find out more about here! But for now here’s your round up of Marella Cruises’ exciting new itineraries. They’re certain to spike your cruising bug!

Panama Canal Experience

Panama Canal

Sailing on Marella Discovery 2  from Montego Bay, Jamaica on 14th January and 10th March 2020 for 7 nights! Enjoy all-inclusive as standard whilst calling at these scenic ports:

Gutan Lake is the holding area to the Panama Canal – one of the world’s greatest feats of engineering! To leave the ship at this stunning wonder, you’ll need to be booked on a Marella Cruises excursion. It’s an opportunity of a life time, so get booked and go Kayaking along the lakes open waters. You’ll be taken aback by its beauty and if you’re lucky, you may even get to witness some unspoiled wildlife close to the lakes banks!

Secret Shores

Amber Cove - Dominican Republic

Are you a lover of sun, sea and sand? Then you’ll be packing your bags ready to board Marella Discovery 2, due to set sail around the beautiful Caribbean! Sailing from Montego Bay, Jamaica, from the 18th February and 31st March. This itinerary is of-course all-inclusive and gives you 7 nights to discover some amazing ports of call:

Samana is a rustic old town just off the Dominican Republics north east coast. Still full of traditional charm you’ll be welcomed with brightly coloured colonial houses while thick rain forests and amazing waterfalls form it’s backdrop. Whale watching is exemplary here, with not one but two breeding grounds of humpback, giving you a pretty decent chance of catching a glimpse of these amazing creatures!

Port Royal is another top spot on this new itinerary and if you’re a fan of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, you may already be familiar with parts of this stunning settlement! Once a port that attracted droves of pirates to drop anchor here, now offers plenty of sites to be explored. Scuba dive the sunken city just off the shoreline of Port Royal, where buildings were swallowed after an earthquake in 1692. Or if you like to stay dry, the islands home to picturesque beaches to simply relax and some of the finest works of art are to be admired in the National Gallery of Jamaica.

Ancient Kingdoms

Alexandria Fortress, Egypt

Sailing on Marella Dream in December 2019 and Marella Celebration in March 2020 from Limassol, Cyprus. Enjoy 7 nights all-inclusive plus an overnight stay in Ashdod, Israel!

Arrive in Alexandria to stunning sites of architectural greatness – pretty churches, mosques and monuments are there to capture your attention in Egypt. A top tourist spot here lets you visit the bygone age as you walk among the remains of Kom El Dikka amphitheater! Ashdod then invites you to a world of holey sites throughout the intriguing cities that are Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Visit the holiest site in the Jewish religion, the Wailing Wall where many still leave pilgrimages every year. Then make sure to venture over to experience the magic of the Dead Sea – no lilo floats are needed here. With more than eight times the amount of salt than other oceans around the world, you can have lots of fun simply bobbing about!

Your ports of call include:

Baltic Charms

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

Marella Cruises newest ship Marella Explorer 2 requires no flying on her itineraries as she’s sailing exclusively from the UK! Leaving from Newcastle on 20th June 2020, you can spend 14 blissful nights cruising around some of the most picturesque destinations – including an overnight stay in St Petersburg, Russia!

Main ports of call:

Gdynia welcomes you to explore the sites of Gdansk where one of the most stunning stretches of the Motlawa river can be found! Gdansk is the spot for any sun worshipers onboard, you’ve got the choice of multiple long sandy beaches not too far from the city centre. – They’re also known for being spectacularly clean!

Warnemunde in Germany is another popular holiday spot for those wishing to lounge the sands! Covered with glorious golden beaches, why not spend the morning relaxing before exploring Germany’s capital? Including the famous Brandenburg gate

Marella Explorer 2 is the first adult only ship for Marella Cruises and she continues with Marella’s all-inclusive as standard offering.

Fabulous Fjords

Nordfjord fjord, mountains, flowers and glacier, Norway

There’s no scenery more breath-taking than what’s on offer in the Fabulous Fjords. Marella Cruises Explorer 2 will be sailing here straight from Newcastle, UK in July 2020! The only exclusively adult only ship in the fleet, she will spend 7 nights touring some astonishing destinations, whilst you also enjoy your all-inclusive package!

You’ll be calling at:

Head to the Leon Sky-lift in Nordfjord where you’ll climb up the mountainside for the best views of the area! Or take a simple walk along the waterfront where you can get up close and person with this breath-taking scenery! One of your final destinations will be Stavanger, a sophisticated little city with spellbinding history. Awe at olde-world wooden houses whilst you stroll thorough the towns old quarter. Also, make sure to stop by Stavanger Domkirke – One of Norway’s most stunning medieval cathedrals from the 12th century!

Legends of Fire & Ice

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Another all-inclusive sailing leaving direct from the UK! In the summer of 2020, from 1st August you can jump onboard the stunning newbie that is Marella Explorer 2, and soak up local sights of Scotland before venturing onto Iceland and picturesque Norway!

One of mother natures most beautiful landscapes, Reykjavik invites you to bathe in its famous blue lagoon, which mineral enriched waters are said to do wonders for your skin! Or take a trip to the Thingvellir National Park to marvel at the glistening waters of Icelands largest lake.

Your second week takes you to the “little place between steep mountains”, Flam is cradled in the worlds longest and deepest fjords! – So get ready to lay your eyes on some of the most spectacular landscapes.

This itinerary is adults only for 14 delightful evenings! Your main ports of call here include:

Aegean Explorer

St. Sophia Cathedral at sunset, Istanbul

Visit the second largest of the Ionian Islands with Marella Explorer from 15th May and 2nd October 2020!

All of Marella Cruises are now all inclusive as standard, so for seven amazing nights you can indulge in all your ship has to offer. On top of making new memories every day in each of these historic ports of call:

Enter the spice scented world that is Istanbul, everything about this destination screams exotic. From bustling bazaars where you can test out your haggling skills to historic skylines of the most beautiful palaces and mosques. Istanbul will certainly leave its mark on your memory.

Pireaus allows you to take a trip through ancient Athens, where you’ll be wowed at cultural treasures at each and every turn! Walk the 19th century lanes in Plaka all the way to the Monastiraki street markets. Hike up to Acropolis, your must for those unbelievable city views before traveling back into today’s world of chic boutiques and specialty restaurants in the up-market Kolonaki district!

Magnificent Fjords

Flam, Norway

Take an adult only break to the mesmerising Fjords onboard Marella Explorer 2 from 29th August 2010. Conveniently departing from Newcastle, UK- for 7 nights you’ll be all-inclusive with experiences such as the famous Flam railway adventure and Kayaking in Eidfjord to look forward to!

There’s no better way to encapsulate yourself among Norway’s vast mountain range and deep valleys than getting straight in the water! Don’t worry guides are there to give you all the training you need so you can kayak confidently among its outstanding fjords and appreciate the silence that surrounds this masterpiece of beauty.

For those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on land; when not onboard your cruise ship of course, you’ll visit Bergen – a city just made for strolling! Marvel at its brightly coloured houses and delightful cobbled streets. If you head toward the old harbour, you’ll stumble across Bryggen quayside which has a lovely set of waterfront cafes to grab a delicious fish lunch.

Top ports of call here include:

Best of the Baltics

 City Hall to Gamla Stan (Old Town), Stockholm, Sweden

Another sailing for the newest arrival to the fleet, Marella Explorer 2 is set to sail direct from Southampton to some of the best islands surrounding the Baltic Sea!

Discover the quaint cobbled streets of spotless Stockholm. Visit it’s museums flooded with beautiful artwork or go for a splurge in the city’s amazing shopping district. There’s also an overnight stay to look forward to in St Petersburg! Giving you more than enough time to marvel at it’s shimmering canals and multiple architectural delights.

This no fly cruise departs from the 8th September 2020. Why not leave for 14 nights of adult only, all-inclusive bliss?

You’ll be calling at these top destinations:

Treasures of the Fjords

Traditional wooden houses in Gamle Stavanger, Norway

Discover the treasure that is the Norweigan Fjords onboard Marella Cruises newest ship, Explorer 2. Sailing straight from Southampton, which means for those in the UK – they’ll be no baggage weight restrictions! From 22nd September 2020, for 14 nights you can enjoy the serenity of an adult only all-inclusive cruise, stopping at some of the most breath-taking ports.

Calling at:

Cruise into Haugesund and witness the beauty of pretty pastel buildings before heading over to Steinfjellet Mountain – If you’re wanting amazing views of the entire city, this is the place to go! Haugesund is also the port for any beach lovers on this itinerary. Make your way to Karmoy Island where you’ll find soft, white sands at some of Norway’s most beautiful beaches.

You’ll arrive in Flam around midweek to even more spectacular views of those towering cliff faces but Flam has its own unique charm. Rustic wooden lodges make up the majority of it’s town centre, forming some of the most delightfully quaint streets you may ever venture down.

One thing you simply cannot go without experiencing here is the Flamsbana train journey. Ride on the world steepest railway, 865 meters about sea level which is sure to get your adrenaline going! This lines made up of sharp bends and cliff-edge tunnels but don’t worry, it’s been operating safely for over 78 years.

Mediterranean Secrets

Cityscape in Florence, Italy

Any itinerary sailing around the Mediterranean is always a firm favourite and Marella Cruises have launched a brand sparkly new one! Sailing from Palma, Majorca in June-October 2020, Mediterranean Secrets tours Italy, France and even Ibiza!

Cruising into La Spezia, Italy, you’re met with rows of colourful houses in statement, pinks, yellows and amber – this is your gateway to the remarkable Portofino and Florence! Pisa is of course on the cards here. Travel to its leaning tower and make sure to capture that legendary snap!

By midweek you’ll reach Cannes, the party port of this sailing! Step off Marella Discovery to see a marina packed with the most extravagant yachts and flash cars lining the streets. A destination now widely connected to the glitz and glam of red carpet events, Cannes however still has its own authentic history. Visit cliff-fringed beaches and the amazing Bellini Chapel Museum before dropping by famous Monte Carlo to try your hand at the Grand Casino!

For 7 nights you’ll be onboard the fabulous Marella Discovery with bundles with amenities to get stuck into whilst waiting to dock at the next port of your journey. – Of course this is All-Inclusive too!

Ports of call include:

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Ship updates

That’s not even all of our news! Not only have Marella Cruises revealed new itineraries and ports of call, you’ll be pleased to know that Marella Celebration, Marella Dream and Marella Discovery are all going into wet or dry dock this November to have some fabulous improvements made! Marella Discovery is actually just about getting finished up now!

Read all about the new installments and upgrades by clicking the button below.

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