With not long to go now until Marella Explorer 2’s launch on April 2nd, Marella Cruises have revealed two brand-new shows to enter their Broadway Show Lounge program! – Welcome “Revive – The Forgotten Circus” and “Lovestruck”.

Wave goodbye to the old and call in the new

It was always expected that some of the favourite shows from sister ship Marella Explorer would be carried over, however due to the fact Explorer 2 is to be the first Adult Only ship in the fleet, a difference in demographic audience was to be considered when finalising the full Broadway program. It was felt current shows “Festival” and “Vocal Lites” were more suited to a younger audience and therefore these won’t be appearing on the program for Marella Explorer 2.

Steve Leatham, creative director of ted Group – the company which oversees the creation of shows for the Marella Cruises line, has decided to try a slightly different show type for Marella Cruises latest addition.

Look forward to a show concept that’s driven entirely by narrative, one that links to pop culture and still has comedy value.

Steve Leatham said “We’ve basically got a ship with adults-only. Probably a lot of couples who are in love, have been in love and who can appreciate love, so we’ve given them a love story, but in a non-cheesy way.”

With a strong narrative in mind, Leatham formulated the idea for “Lovestruck” a story based around a one of the most relatable themes in life. An email was actually sent to everyone at Marella Cruises asking them to respond with their favourite love song, from which replies new show “Lovestruck” and its story was created!

The final result showcases a show of multiple story-lines, one that includes three or four different scenes. It’s a first for Marella and certain to have those onboard instantly captivated.

Image representation of Marella Cruises new show Lovestruck

The Greatest Show for Marella Cruises

The second new addition is one which is likely to excite a lot of people! Another first for the cruise line, “Revive – The Forgotten Circus” incorporates aerial acrobatics into its entirely visual, wonderfully quirky, 18th century Gothic styled production.

Taking inspiration from the likes of Moulin Rouge and The Greatest Showman, it’s set to be a big costume show with an even bigger personality.

Set in the late 1800s, “Revive” is based inside a deteriorating shabby theatre where a series of characters; who once performed in its heyday, come back to life as the theatre’s lights shine once again. From unbelievable acrobatic performances to hilarious character sets who do everything in unison, Revive – The Forgotten Circus sounds to be an extravagant and hype worthy addition.

Showman presenting his show

Ready for launch

Marella Explorer 2’s entertainment cast have been hard at work these past 10 weeks practicing each and every routine in order to be ready for her launch in April. They’ll soon join the ship in Cadiz where final dress rehearsals will take place.

Marella Explorer 2 is shaping up to make a pretty exciting addition to the Marella Cruises fleet. With an amazing set of new shows, plus beautiful new venues (read about them here) and incredible itineraries primarily based out of glorious Naples, we for one can’t wait to try her out!

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