Marella Celebration isn't afraid to get heavy-handed where luxury is involved, pampering cruisers from the moment they board with a two-storey wellness spa, bars, top notch cuisine and cosy cabins.
Voyages onboard Marella Celebration are all about luxury and indulgence. She’s one of the smaller ships in the fleet, but that just means things are a little more cosy and intimate. The opportunities to enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation are exactly the same.
Most cruisers begin in Marella Celebration’s spa. The Oceans Beauty Salon and Spa is a two-storey number that offers a range of pampering treatments to get you in the right mood for your holiday at sea. Further afield is the Sun Lounge, equally relaxing with chic daybeds and a bar – plus, it’s al fresco. Perfect!
The luxury extends to the cuisine too, where there’s no shortage of choice. Enjoy gourmet fare and six-course meals at Mistral’s and Zilli, or casual eats at the buffet and the Lido restaurant. Highlights here include steak cooked on hot stones and sumptuous Asian fare. There’s also a custom coffee shop and cocktail bar, where live music keeps the atmosphere electric from morning until night.
Marella Celebration might be on the smaller side, but she doesn’t skimp on cabin size. Standard cabins come with ample space for couples or single travellers, while families will find plenty of wiggle room in the ship’s four-berth cabin options.
To fill your days on the waves, there are two pools on offer, plus a gym, sports deck and dance classes in the Liberties Lounge. By night, the Lounge becomes an after-hours spot complete with karaoke and game shows. Also vying for your attention are a casino and live performances in the Broadway Show Lounge – the hardest thing about your cruise onboard Marella Celebration will be deciding where to begin!
All cabins come with Air Conditioning, TV, Two full-length wardrobes, Hairdryer and a Safe (at a charge).
Treat yourself to one of these 20 Suites on decks 7 and 8 and you’ll be staying in a handsomely-sized room – 26-27m² – with a separate living area and bedroom. There’s a sofa and a table and chairs when you’re ready to relax and enjoy the sea views from your picture window, while a king-size bed will help you get a good night’s sleep. The sofa converts to a bed for a third person. The en suite bathroom has a shower over a bath and a WC. To ease you in to cruise life, they provide a minibar and an iPod docking station. Contemporary colours and dark wood furnishings give it all style appeal.
The view from these Suites is partially obstructed by lifeboats.
This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:
You can make the most of the sea views here, thanks to wide glass doors that open out to a furnished private balcony. The inside space is just as welcoming. In terms of size, you’ve got 18-19m². There's a table and chairs for relaxing, a minibar, and a queen-size bed for a good night’s rest. Just so you know, some cabins have parallel twin single beds that convert to a double bed. The en suite bathroom has a shower over a bath and a WC.
This cabin comes with Premier Service extras included:
These Deluxe cabins are located on decks 6-8 and measure a roomy 19m². They have a picture window, a minibar, and a table and chairs for relaxing. A queen-size bed makes for a good night’s rest. Just so you know, a folding bed sleeps a third person, and some cabins have parallel twin single beds that convert to a double bed. The en suite bathroom has a shower over a bath, and a WC.
Some of these cabins are interconnecting. Ask your travel agent for details.
The view from some Deluxe cabins may be partially obstructed by lifeboats. Reserve your cabin for a clear view.
All Outside cabins have portholes and are 13-16m². You’ll get 2 beds side by side or in an L-shape, or a queen-size bed. 3- and 4-berth cabins have twin beds and upper berths that fold away, plus extra wardrobe space. The en suite bathrooms have a shower and WC.
These cabins have 2 single beds side by side in an L-shape, or a queen-size bed. 3- and 4-berth cabins have twin beds and upper berths that fold away, plus extra wardrobe space. The en suite bathrooms have a shower and WC. Size-wise, you’ve got 13-16m² of space.
Available Outside and Inside, these compact yet comfortable cabins are designed with the single traveller in mind.
Each come with a single bed and an en suite bathroom with a shower and WC. Outside cabins also have a porthole.
They’re often booked by solo cruisers or friends who prefer not to share when travelling.
Marella Celebration offers all the hallmarks of modern cruise dining with open seating that lets you dine where and when you fancy. Their relaxed restaurants have everything from help-yourself buffets to multi-course dinners with waiter service. A la carte dining and a weekly Gala Reception and black-tie-and-cocktail-frock dinner bring an upmarket edge to meal times.
When it comes to extravagant dining, this place is a real gem. Pick the likes of lobster thermidor and lamb rack from the à la carte menu, and enjoy attentive waiter service in contemporary surroundings. Just so you know, a cover charge applies and you’ll need to make a reservation.
The Terrace Grill is two restaurants in one. In the evenings, it's an eatery where you can get steaks cooked just the way you like them on hot stones. During the day, it’s the place to come for light bites like pasta and salads. Just so you know, a cover charge applies in the evenings.
Marella Celebration welcomed a brand new restaurant for winter 2014. Kora La serves Asian dishes, with interiors that echo the exotic menu. Just so you know, a cover charge applies.
This spacious, low-ceilinged room is warmly decorated and offers breakfast, lunch and multi-course dinners with waiter service. Open seating means you’ll get a different table and different waiters for each meal.
There’s a laid-back and friendly feel to this self-service buffet restaurant, which has an indoor and an outdoor dining area. It offers a huge choice of hot and cold meals, from full-cooked breakfasts first thing in the morning to lunchtime carveries and curries for late-night munchies. International theme nights – such as Indian or Mexican – are held every week.
You’ll find a room service menu in the Life Onboard magazine in your cabin. You can order 24 hours a day and the bill will be added to your onboard account.
You’ll never be short of entertainment on board Marella Celebration. When you’re not taking part in a dance class or quiz, you can be playing your best hand in the casino. Or why not sit back and let us entertain you in style with live music all around the ship and lavish Broadway-style productions in the show lounge.
Just the place for cappuccinos and crosswords. This is spot-on when you want to relax in gracious surroundings and enjoy a quiet drink and casual chat. Great views out of the large windows, cosy seating and laid-back tunes seal the deal.
You can join in loads of activities in this lively lounge at the centre of the ship. Anyone up for line dancing or Zumba? For something a bit more laid-back, there’s bingo and film screenings during the day. Live bands, game shows, karaoke and disco music take over in the evening. There’s a great range of drinks in the bar here, too.
West End-style productions with plenty of razzle-dazzle and special guest acts from the UK take to the stage twice a night in this 2-floor starry show lounge. Musical numbers and dance routines will have you spellbound.
On the top level of the show lounge, this is the place to order your drinks before taking a seat for the night's entertainment.
Sign up for a blackjack or poker lesson at one of the gaming tables here, or simply get to grips with the fruit machines. Maybe Lady Luck will be on your side.
Because this traditional bar is close to the main restaurant and the show lounge, it makes an appealing rendezvous for pre-dinner drinks. Order the cocktail of the day at the long bar and listen to the sounds of the guitarist and the pianist while you work up an appetite. Or settle in to one of the sofas or cosy armchairs to chat with new friends.
Set next to the pool and restaurant, there are chairs and tables here for al fresco eats and drinks. It makes a great space for cooking demos and games, and there’s usually a bit of live music in the afternoons.
These boutiques sell a wide range of duty-free perfumes and toiletries. Daily fashion and jewellery promotions means you can make even more of a saving. Just so you know, spirits and tobacco are only sold on non-EU cruises.
This coffee shop is just the ticket for a mid-morning pick-me-up. Why not tuck in to a just-baked muffin or cookie along with a freshly brewed Lavazza coffee? The Coffee Port is also one of the Wi-Fi hotspots, so while you’re here you can stay connected with friends and loved ones back home.
After dinner, head to the Explorers’ Lounge, where you can work your way through the cocktail menu or sit back with a glass of wine.
If you're looking for a guidebook or good novel, this is where you'll find them. This quiet space also has work stations where you can sit comfortably and browse the internet at a charge.
This quiet corner is just the ticket for board games and bridge.
Brand new for winter 2014 is the Sun Lounge, an al fresco relaxation area with stylish daybeds and a bar.
You’ll find a professional photo studio onboard, where you can have portraits taken with loved ones. Opt for the Seascape Experience package and you can pose on the deck in front of the ship and the sea.
The photography team is around every day to capture the best bits of your cruise. Don’t forget to pass by the gallery for a viewing.
Spend the day taking it easy: relax by the swimming pool with a drink in your hand, head to the spa for a massage or spend some time in the saunas.
This place pulls out all the stops when it comes to pure indulgence. Treatments include full-body wraps, Indian head massages, and aromatherapy facials. So whatever you choose, you’re in for some top-to-toe pampering.
There are his ‘n’ hers saunas next to the beauty salon and spa.
The roomy gym is well-equipped with resistance and cardio machines for an energetic workout, and you can even book a bit of personal training to get in to tiptop shape.
Daytimes on deck 5 revolve around the pool. There’s something for everyone here, with plenty of sunloungers, a bar and a grill, plus live music and entertainment.
The pool on deck 8 has a quiet setting with lovely sea views.
This makes a great pairing with the pool.
Marella Cruises have worked on every last detail when it comes to getting the kids onboard. That means family-sized and inter-connecting cabins, buffet lunches featuring favourites like pizza and spaghetti bolognese, and a great mix of activities.
They lay on table tennis and football tournaments, fun quizzes, and early evening shows during their sea days. And when the ship is in port, children up to the age of 12 get discounted rates on some of their exciting shore excursions.
Every ship has a free Kids’ Club, too. So mum and dad can have time together while the little ones fill their days with treasure hunts, face-painting, and stories.
The accredited staff at the onboard Kids’ Club do a brilliant job keeping youngsters entertained. There’s messy time with arts and crafts, dressing-up, movie nights and pyjama parties. Trips to the bridge to high-five the captain and behind-the-scenes backstage tours also make the line-up. They’ll even take your little ones to breakfast a couple of times a week while you get a lie-in. Groups are split in to 2 or 3, depending on ages and numbers. Tots is for 3 to 5-year-olds and Team is for 6 to 8 years – sometimes these 2 are combined. They’ve also got lots of activities that hit the mark for the 9 to 11 age group, in Tribe. Best of all, the club is free.
There’s a separate pool for the kids to let off steam.
Wannabe Harry Styles and budding Lady Gagas will be in their element at the Showtime Stage School. Here, 9 to 16-year-olds can learn the tricks of the trade from the professionals, as the onboard show team puts them through their paces with acting, dancing and singing workshops. At the end of the cruise, there may even be a live performance. Three 90-minute lessons cost £35 per child. Just so you know, though, they only run if there’s enough demand.
Keep your eyes peeled for Thomson the Dog during your family holiday. He’s been known to pop up at the poolside for story time, and he’s rather fond of a photo session or 2.
One of the perks of cruising is visiting lots of new places one after the other. They’ve got a range of shore excursions for the whole family. For little ones, they organise trips to waterparks, aquariums and beaches, plus once-in-a-lifetime experiences like swimming with stingrays and dolphins. If you’re travelling with children aged 10 and over, there’s also the option of 2 wheels. Most of their ships have mountain bikes onboard. At almost every port, you can join an experienced guide and pedal your way around the best sights.
Dining doesn’t have to be a formal affair onboard. Their buffet restaurants have a huge choice of dishes for a relaxed family get-together. For children, there are favourites like pasta and fries on the menu, with ice-cream cones for pudding. The afternoon teas – all gooey cakes and freshly baked scones – are a firm favourite, and there are regular barbecue lunches out on deck. Don’t miss our Baked Alaska Parade, either.