Happy days cruisers! Marella Cruises have finally revealed their exciting new itineraries for the Winter 2020 season – and the best news is they’re ON SALE NOW!  

We can finally introduce you to 10 new itineraries, eight of which are repositioning sailings. The remaining two are season-long itineraries that offer amazing adventures in Asia, including a late night stay in Singapore!

These sailings are set to be incredibly popular, so don’t hang around – it’s never too soon to book your next sailing!

Flavours of the Far East

Ports: Laem Chabang, Thailand | Phu My (for Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam | Singapore | Malacca, Malaysia | Langkawi, Malyasia | Penang, Malaysia | Port Klang (for Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia | Singapore | Koh Samui, Thailand

This is one for the bucket list! If you’re wanting to visit one exotic destination after the next, then Flavours of the Far East is the sailing for you. You’ll get to discover beautiful Buddhist culture and try the tastiest street food first hand. Architectural wonders come as standard in city states like Singapore, and you’ll also be treated to the tropical islands of Thailand and Malaysia, where silk-soft beaches await.

Wonders of the Far East

Ports: Langkawi, Malaysia | Penang, Malaysia | Port Klang (for Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia | Singapore | Koh Samui, Thailand | Laem Chabang (for Bangkok), Thailand | Phu My (for Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam | Singapore | Malacca, Malaysia

This itinerary takes in all the same hot-spots as the Flavours of the Far East itinerary, but with this sailing you get an overnight stay in Thailand instead! That means you’ll get to explore all that the capital of Bangkok really has to offer. From buzzing markets to astounding temples covered in gold, this is one adventure you won’t forget in a hurry.

Ancient Adventure

Ports: Dubrovnik, Croatia | Piraeus (for Athens), Greece | Heraklion, Crete | Rhodes Town, Rhodes | Antalya, Turkey | Limassol, Cyprus

Dubrovnik, Croatia

This itinerary really does live up to its name – you’re about to embark on a journey to some of the most fascinating ancient civilisations that the Mediterranean has to offer. You’ll start your sailing in Dubrovnik, where the terracotta roofs of the old city centre stand out from the glittering blue of the Adriatic. The gorgeous Greek islands don’t disappoint when it comes to ruins either – you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

Arabia Awaits

Ports: Limassol, Cyprus | Suez Canal, Egypt | Aqaba (for Petra), Jordan (overnight) | Salalah, Oman | Dubai, UAE


This special sailing will have you journeying through the wondrous feat of engineering that is the Suez Canal. Connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, this fascinating passage will take you to Jordan, where the Rose City of Petra (as seen in Indiana Jones!) awaits. You’ll disembark in Dubai, a destination known for utter luxury and extravagance. You even have the option to stay an extra night there at the end of your sailing!

Continental Crossing

Ports: Dubai, UAE | Salalah, Oman | Aqaba (for Petra), Jordan (overnight) | Suez Canal, Egypt | Beirut, Lebanon | Limassol, Cyprus

The Treasury, Aquaba, Petra

This sailing sees Marella Celebration making her way back from her winter home port of Dubai and ending back up in the Mediterranean. We’re talking over two weeks of indulgence being All Inclusive onboard Marella Celebration – that means endless amount of cocktails as you sail through the Suez Canal. With visits to the amazing city of Petra and an unusual stop in Beirut in Lebanon, this one-of-a-kind sailing will make the perfect start to your 2021.

Transatlantic Treasures

Ports: Palma, Majorca | Cartagena, Spain | Malaga, Spain | Gibraltar | Funchal, Madeira | St John’s, Antigua | Philipsburg, St Maarten | Basseterre, St Kitts | Kingstown, St Vincent & the Grenadines

Want a sailing with the best of both worlds? Here it is! This superb sailing takes in both the Mediterranean and the Caribbean on the same itinerary. What more could you want?! You’ll kick things off in Majorca and visit other top Spanish spots such as Cartagena and Malaga, before having a few days at sea to truly relax and unwind. Before you know it, you’ll be in the Caribbean! Turquoise waters, swaying palms and a care-free ambiance like no other. This sailing is the perfect way to wind down before the festivities of November and December come into full swing.

Ocean Odyssey

Ports: Bridgetown, Barbados | Castries, St Lucia | Funchal, Madeira | Gibraltar | Cartagena, Spain | Palma, Majorca

If you’re after something a bit shorter that still packs in plenty of places, then this itinerary couldn’t be more perfect. Over 12 nights you’ll get to take in idyllic Caribbean islands like Barbados and St Lucia, before enjoying a few nights at sea as you cross over the Atlantic. Back over in the Med, you’ll finish things off with a trip to Gibraltar, Cartagena and picturesque Palma. Make sure to visit the iconic cathedral!

Magic of the Mediterranean

Ports: Corfu Town, Corfu | Taranto, Italy | Valetta, Malta | Ibiza Town, Ibiza | Almeria, Spain | Malaga, Spain

Ibiza Town, Ibiza

This six-night sailing has six spectacular destinations – we’re talking about an itinerary that manages to whisk you off to a Greek island, a Balearic Island, marvelous Malta as well as stops in both Italy and Spain. Plus, you’ll do it onboard Marella Explorer – one of Marella Cruises’ latest ships. She’s perfect for couples and families, and with 10 restaurants and 10 bars onboard, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to make the most of your All Inclusive status.

Atlantic Explorer

Ports: Malaga, Spain | Gibraltar | Ponta Delgada, Azores | Philipsburg, St Maarten | Road Town, British Virgin Islands | Basseterre, St Kitts | Castries, St Lucia | Bridgetown, Barbados

Castries St Lucia

Grab your other half for this stunning sailing – you’re in for the perfect couples’ retreat onboard the adult-only Marella Explorer 2! It’s not just the ship you’ll be impressed by though as this itinerary will have you island-jumping from one Caribbean cruise port to the next. After a short flight to Malaga, you’ll pop to Gibraltar and the Azores before relaxing in style for a few days as you cross the North Atlantic to sunnier climes. Once at the other side, it’s all powder-white sands and azure waters. You’ll wind things up in beautiful Bridgetown, Barbados!

Capture the Caribbean

Ports: Malaga, Spain | Funchal, Madeira | St John’s, Antigua | Amber Cove, Dominican Republic | Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands | Montego Bay, Jamaica

What’s the best way to get ready for Christmas? A cruise, of course! Set sail in December 2020 and get one last bit of adventure out of the year with this gorgeous getaway. Your 13 nights will be split between a short stint in the Mediterranean before a few days at sea to enjoy all the fantastic facilities of your ship. The second half of your sailing lets you discover some of the Caribbean’s finest destinations, including the dreamy scenes of the Dominican Republic.

Returning favourites

As if we weren’t already excited enough about the brand new itineraries above, Marella Cruises are delighting us even more by bringing back two firm favourites! Marella Celebration will once again be based out of Dubai from December 2020 to March 2021 – which of these two itineraries will have you sailing out of the ‘City of Gold’?!

Arabian Nights

Ports: Dubai, UAE | Doha, Qatar | Muscat, Oman | Khor al Fakkan, UAE | Abu Dhabi, UAE

This spectacular sailing will have you visiting the jewels of the United Arab Emirates as well as captivating Qatar and Oman.  With an overnight stay in Dubai you’ll get a real feel for all the glitz and glamour the city offers. You’ll have plenty of time to visit the tallest building in the world – the Burj Khalifa – and in Abu Dhabi you’ll want to snap pics of the country’s largest mosque. It’s quite a sight!

Cities of Gold

Ports: Dubai, UAE | Manama, Bahrain | Muscat, Oman | Khasab, Oman | Abu Dhabi, UAE

Cities of Gold does exactly what it says on the tin – get ready to dive head first into cities packed with futuristic charm. This sailing takes you to three unique capitals – Abu Dhabi, Muscat and Manama – and the fascinating mixture of ancient history and high-rises never fails to impress. An with an overnight stay in Dubai, you can take shopping in the January sales to a whole new level – the malls here are are super-sized!

Book your Winter 2020/21 cruise today!

These dreamy sailings are on sale NOW! Click here to view our latest deals.

Looking for something else?

Hoping to get away a little sooner? Not to worry! Take a look at our best last minute deals right here.

* Terms & Conditions apply

We are acting as an agent on behalf of travel suppliers and your booking will be subject to the supplier’s terms and conditions. Prices may be subject to very limited availability and are correct as at the date and time of writing. Prices may go up or down from time to time. Prices quoted are for the dates, accommodation, board basis, departure points and number of persons sharing specified only and cannot be combined with any other offer. We reserve the right to amend any quotes given if there is a genuine error as soon as we become aware of it. We reserve the right to withdraw any offers without notice.