You may have already heard the amazing news that Marella Cruises are introducing new USA itineraries for their Summer 2021 program! Marella Discovery will soon be based in the US and therefore needs to sail from her previous home. At the end of each season all ships tend to relocate to more suitable destinations for the coming time of year and this means you can bag yourself some truly amazing one-off itineraries!

Classified as repositional sailings, these always guarantee value for money, a couple of relaxing sea days and include a great mix of destinations.

Marella Discovery in New York

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 its winter season in the Caribbean before heading to a Mediterranean port for the summer.

Book your repositioning cruise now!

It might be a bit late to catch the repositioning cruises leaving at the end of December, but there’s still plenty of cabins available on the return repositioning cruises in April 2020 with April 2021 sailings bookable from 5th December 2019!

Take a look at our best repositioning deals here. 

Marella Cruises repositioning guide 2020/2021

Marella Cruises will have eight new repositionals, setting sail at the end of their Winter 2020 season and we’ve broken them all down so you can decide which adventure of a lifetime you’ll be heading off on! – These will all be available to book from 5th December 2019.

Cultured Coasts

Cultured Coasts Itinerary


Sailing on: Marella Celebration
Departing: 28th April 2021

Day 1 – Limassol, Cyprus

Day 2 – At Sea

Day 3 – Piraeus (For Athens), Greece

Day 4 – At Sea

Day 5 – Argostoli, Kefalonia

Day 6 – Sarande, Albania

Day 7 – Brindisi, Italy

Day 8 – Kotor, Montenegro

Day 9 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

Join Marella Celebration on her move from Cyprus to Croatia on this eight night sailing full of beautiful destinations.

Discover the stunning beauty of Athens Acropolis before cruising onto Argostoli for a gorgeous day of beach hopping. If you don’t mind heights and love a good view, head to Lekuresi Castle when in Sarande. Looming over the town, it’s a bit of a steep hike but the panoramic views from the top make it well worth it!

Red Sea Delights 1 & 2

Red Sea Delights 1&2 Itinerary

Sailing on: Marella Discovery 2
Departing: 22nd April 2021/ 23rd April 2021

Day 1 – Muscat, Oman

Day 2 – Muscat, Oman

Day 3 – At Sea

Day 4 – Salalah, Oman

Day 5 – At Sea

Day 6 – At Sea

Day 7 – At Sea

Day 8 – Aqaba (For Petra), Jordan

Day 9 – Aqaba (For Petra), Jordan

Day 10 – Aqaba (For Petra), Jordan

Day 11 – Suez Canal, Egypt (In Transit)

Day 12 – Suez Canal, Egypt (In Transit)

Day 13 – Haifa (For Tel Aviv), Israel

Day 14 – At Sea

Day 15 – Katakolon (For Olympia), Greece

Day 16 – Corfu Town, Corfu

Red Sea Delights can be booked as either a 14 or 15-night sailing by your choice to embark in Muscat on either the 22nd or 23rd of April, 2021.

An overnight start in Muscat opens up a world of time for you to explore your surroundings. From dolphin watching to visiting mosques, souks and the old town, to bustling markets and even 4×4 adventures. – There’s tons of stunning scenery to soak up before leaving for your journey to Jordan.

Aqaba is your gateway to Petra. A must do here is a trek to the famous Monastery. – Follow in the footsteps of Indiana Jones and wander through the Rose Red City! This incredible repositioning cruise also includes transit through the Suez Canal – now that’s something to tick off your bucket list!

Ancient Wonders 1 & 2

Ancient Wonders 1&2 Itinerary

Sailing on: Marella Discovery 2
Departing: 29th April 2021/ 30th April 2021

Day 1 – Aqaba (For Petra), Jordan

Day 2 – Aqaba (For Petra), Jordan

Day 3 – Aqaba (For Petra), Jordan

Day 4 – Suez Canal, Egypt (In Transit)

Day 5 – Suez Canal, Egypt (In Transit)

Day 6 – Haifa (For Tel Aviv), Israel

Day 7 – At Sea

Day 8 – Katakolon (For Olympia), Greece

Day 9 – Corfu Town, Corfu

Ancient Wonders begins at the midway point on Marella Discovery 2’s journey from Oman. If her full 15-nighter isn’t for you, jump onboard once she reaches Aqaba for the last week of her repositioning journey.

See the famous sights of Petra and walk in the shoes of Indiana Jones! With two overnight stays, you can even kick back at the Movenpick Hotel, it’s five stars, has its own private beach, a great pool complex and water sports to get your adrenaline going.

You could say the Suez Canal is a highlight for this amazing itinerary. Sail down the famous man made canal that is more than 120 miles long – An amazing feet of engineering, you’ll be oo-ing and ah-ing the entire time!

On the final leg to Corfu, you get the chance to stop in Karakolon, Greece. Transport yourself back in time to Ancient Olympia when these park-like grounds were once crowded with athletes, merchants and philosophers. Roam the now ruins and even pay a visit to the Archaeological museum which is full of intriguing treasures.

Sunshine and Jazz

Sailing on: Marella Discovery
Departing: 20th April 2021

Day 1 – Montego Bay, Jamaica

Day 2 – Georgetown*, Grand Cayman

Day 3 – At Sea

Day 4 – At Sea

Day 5 – New Orleans, Louisiana

Day 6 – New Orleans, Louisiana

Day 7 – New Orleans, Louisiana

Day 8 – At Sea

Day 9 – Tampa, Florida

Day 10 – Tampa, Florida

Day 11 – Key West, Florida

Day 12 – Miami, Florida

Day 13 – Port Canaveral, Florida

From one sunshine state to another, enjoy the chilled life of the Caribbean before journeying onto the US and New Orleans for its famous jazz festival!

Depart Montego Bay and get ready for the cultural overhaul that is the Cayman Islands. Choose to take a tour of the island and a town named Hell – yes, you did read that right. There’s also Camana Bay a stunning waterfront town or you can simply lounge on one of the most popular sandy strips of beach. Seven Mile Beach offers a day of laid back relaxation.

Then after a couple days at sea experiencing everything Marella Discovery has to offer, you’ll arrive in New Orleans for two full days and nights. Discover the beauty if its French Quarter, the oldest and most famous neighbourhood in New Orleans! Head to Bourbon Street for buzzing nightlife whilst marveling at the elegant street houses, shops, and clubs – all with a drink in hand of course. The Jazz Festival will be on during your time here so be sure to book your tickets in advance if you wish to experience this too!

Tampa is home to Busch Gardens, so if you’re a lover of theme parks, why not spend your day testing out your g-force resistance. You could also make the trip down to Orlando and visit the four Disney parks and Universal Studios! You could also go to a baseball game and live a true American experience with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Key West Florida is the Southernmost point of the continental US. Head to this travel hotspot for a quick snap to upload onto your favourite social media. Miami is perfect for a beach day, with its famous lifeguard huts, long stretches of golden sands and amazing beach front restaurants. – you certainly wont struggle to pass away your hours here!

Voyage to Italy



Sailing on: Marella Explorer 2
Departing: 18th April 2021

Day 1 – Bridgetown, Barbados

Day 2 – Castries, St Lucia

Day 3 – Roseau, Dominica

Day 4 – Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis

Day 5 – St John’s, Antigua

Day 6 – At Sea

Day 7 – At Sea

Day 8 – At Sea

Day 9 – At Sea

Day 10 – At Sea

Day 11 – At Sea

Day 12 – Funchal, Madeira

Day 13 – At Sea

Day 14 – Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Day 15 – Cartagena, Spain

Day 16 – Palma, Majorca

Day 17 – At Sea

Day 18 – Naples, Italy

From sunny Barbados to the Italian beauty that is Naples, join Marella Explorer 2 on this 17-night Adult Only cruise!

Spend your first 5 nights sailing around the Caribbean. See the stunning sights of St Lucia whilst whizzing around on a Segway and take a dip in some of Dominica’s most scenic, natural hot spring pools. – Some of which actually appeared on Disney’s® Pirates of The Caribbean 2!

You’ve got quite a few sea days on this itinerary so make the most of all Marella Explorer 2 has to offer. Book yourself into Champneys spa for a pamper, go test out the bring me bubbles buttons at Flutes and eat all of the yummy pizza available at Nonna’s.

On route back to the Mediterranean you’ll call at Gibraltar where you can take a cable car to the top of the rock for some of the most stunning views! Eat as much Tapas as you can whilst in Cartagena before reaching Palma for some last minute souvenir shopping.

A Taste of Spain

A Taste of Spain Itinerary


Sailing on: Marella Explorer
Departing: 26th April 2021/ 27th April 2021

Day 1 – Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Day 2 – Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Day 3 – At Sea

Day 4 – At Sea

Day 5 – Cartagena, Spain

Day 6 – Palma, Majorca

This five-night mini break will have you discovering the volcanic beauty of the Canary Islands, marvelling over Tenerife’s Teide National Park and trekking up volcanos – if you so wish!

Beginning in either Gran Canaria or Tenerife, make the most of that Canary Island year-round warm weather and sightsee to your hearts content. Home to some of the most diverse range of beaches, if activities which require a great amount of physical activity aren’t your thing, you’ll easily find a sandy spot to bask away your day instead! Surround yourself with yummy restaurants and thriving bars and taste all those local delicacies whilst topping up your tan.

You get a delightful two days at sea on this repositional cruise, the perfect amount of time to get to know your ship and all she has to offer. Marella Explorer has her own Champneys Spa and gym, sports court, mini golf and casino! There’s more than enough to keep your entertained.

One last stop before reaching your disembarking port of Palma, Cartagena has something for everyone. From a fun family day at the waterpark to 44 kilometres of gorgeous golden sands at La Manga Beach. You can even visit Elche, a UNESCO awarded town and it’s stunning Botanical Gardens!

Ready to get onboard?

These repositioning sailings really do spoil you for choice. You get to experience two parts of the world all in one go, as well as being able to enjoy an abundance of sea days to relax and truly get to know your ship! With time to enjoy all of your ships fabulous facilities, delicious dining options and brilliant entertainment, whilst also visiting a number of amazing destinations along the way, repositioning cruises really are an amazing deal! –  Find your repositional wonder right here.

If you’re after something else, you can browse the rest of our cruise offers here – or of course, you can always just give us a call on 0800 107 2323. We’re open 7 days a week with a friendly and knowledgeable team ready to find and book your next special sailing for you!

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