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Marella Celebration

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About This Ship

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!

Marella Cruises don’t think tips and service charges should cost you extra, so they've included them in the price. You’re not expected to tip any of their crew – unless you want to, of course.

Marella Celebration is one of the smaller ships in the Marella fleet, which makes it really friendly. It was refurbished in 2012, so you can look forward to jazzed-up cabins and contemporary furnishings in all the public areas. 

In 2013, they launched their premium coffee shop 'The Coffee Port'. Plus, 20 balconies were added to deck 9 cabins and 5 new Deluxe Balcony cabins were built on deck 5. And it really knows how to spoil you. Go gourmet in the sophisticated à la carte restaurant, or indulge to your heart's content in the spa.

Ship Specification

  • Launched: 1984
  • Refitted: 2012
  • Tonnage: 33,930
  • Language: en
  • Length: 215m (704ft)
  • Width: 27m (89ft)
  • Speed: 18 knots
  • Decks: 10
  • Cabins: 631
  • Wheelchair Cabins: 4
  • Passengers: 1,264
  • Crew: 520
  • Currency: GBP

What's Onboard

  • Oceans Beauty Salon and Spa
  • Broadway Show Lounge
  • 2 main pool areas
  • Kids pool
  • Broad Street Shops
  • The Sun Lounge
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 6 Bars

Marella Celebration Cabins

All cabins come with Air Conditioning, TV, Two full-length wardrobes, Hairdryer and a Safe (at a charge).

Suite Cabin

Marella Celebration - Suite Cabin

  • Approx 26m²
  • Sleeps 2-3

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:

  • Express check-in, subject to availability
  • Priority luggage delivery
  • Free pressing service - up to 3 items per person in the first 24 hours onboard
  • Free continental breakfast in bed - 1 per person, per week

Deluxe Balcony Cabins

Marella Celebration - Deluxe Balcony Cabins

  • Approx 18m²
  • Sleeps 2

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:

  • Express check-in, subject to availability
  • Priority luggage delivery
  • Free pressing service - up to 3 items per person in the first 24 hours onboard
  • Free continental breakfast in bed - 1 per person, per week

Deluxe Cabin

Marella Celebration - Deluxe Cabin

  • Approx 19m²
  • Sleeps 2-3

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.

Outside Cabin

Marella Celebration - Outside Cabin

  • Approx 13m²
  • Sleeps 2-4

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.

To guarantee your preferred cabin layout, it’s best to reserve your cabin. You can take a look at the deck plan for more information.

Inside Cabin

Marella Celebration - Inside Cabin

  • Approx 13m²
  • Sleeps 2-4

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.

Single Inside Cabin

Marella Celebration - Single Inside Cabin

  • Sleeps 1

These compact yet comfortable cabins are designed with the single traveller in mind. They come with a single bed and an en suite bathroom with a shower and WC. They’re often booked by solo cruisers or friends who prefer not to share when travelling.

Single Outside Cabin

Marella Celebration - Single Outside Cabin

  • Sleeps 1

These compact yet comfortable cabins are designed with the single traveller in mind. They have a porthole and come with a single bed and an en suite bathroom with a shower and WC. They’re often booked by solo cruisers or friends who prefer not to share when travelling.

Deck Plan

If you're wondering whereabouts on the ship you should choose your cabin, or you're wanting to find your way around before you get onboard, then take a look at our handy deck guides.

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All Inclusive

Marella Celebration does dining well, like all Marella Cruises ships you have a choice to go speciality or indulge in your already included restaurants. From full service with three courses, to buffets offering all day grazing, there’s something for everyone onboard Marella Celebration.

The Meridian Restaurant

Deck 4
Freedom dining is welcomed at The Meridian Restaurant, with an open seating system there’s no set tables or times! Dine with a different people each night, or if you prefer, ask for a table for two. Just turn up when you wish to dine and you’ll be seated by the amazing onboard wait staff. Breakfast is between 8:00 and 10:00am, Lunch is 12:00-14:00 and evening meal, 18:30-21:30. Expect a full English with fruits and juices followed by a 3 course lunch including British favourites like shepherd’s pie, traditional roast and creamy tagliatelle. Evening meal has an additional soup and salad course, with similar main courses to lunch. Desserts however are always yummy with indulgent selections, including a delicious warm chocolate fudge cake. The Meridian Restaurant has traditional cruise aesthetics with its large room being beautifully lit by windows at either side. Pristine white cotton cloths cover the tables and plush red high back seats provide an elegant and classy finish. There is defiantly an air of formality here, compared to other venues onboard and it’s highly popular for those wanting to celebrate something extra special!

Lido Restaurant

Deck 5
For those who love a buffet and who doesn’t really? Lido Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and late evening meals! From all your British staples, full English breakfasts to roasts of the day, as well as curries, ribs and of course those cute finger sandwiches and scrummy desserts. You can plate up as many times as you wish until you’re full to the brim with cruise food goodness. Variety is a big positive here and perfect for when you’re all not in the mood for one thing in particular! Located right next to the Terrace Grill and your main swimming pool, Marella Celebration cruise ship has the ideal set up for come and go dining. It’s also open seating and there’s plenty of it! Why not sit out on the terrace area and indulge in some sea vies whilst you’re at it.

Terrace Grill

Deck 5
Terrace Grill sits right in-between free and fee dining, basically operating as two different restaurants for day time and evening meal. During the day, the restaurant located on Lido deck serves up pastas and salads with a few more light bite choices. It’s pool side too which means open air and the best scenery, plus if you’re experiencing some delightful weather, you won’t have to leave it for a second! On an evening, Terrace Grill becomes a speciality of its own. For a small charge you can opt to try the hot stone experience! Choose your steak, pork chop, lamb cutlets or even lobster and cook it to your own personal perfection on a sizzling hot stone. - We wouldn’t however recommend this restaurant for vegetarians. There’s also a starter selection to graze on and if you still have room, dessert brings Eton mess, key lime pie and strawberry cheesecake to just name a few! The best part about Terrace Grill at night though is dining under the stars! – It’s certainly a memorable dining experience.

Specialty Dining

After some gourmet sophistication whilst onboard? Marella Celebration's two specialty restaurants are well worth their cover charge.

Kora La Restaurant

Deck 4
Marella Celebration's newest specialty restaurant, Kora La offers delicious Asian cuisine which mainly focuses on Indian and Chinese options. Accessed through the Meridian Restaurant, its space is small and intimate – perfect for date nights! The décor complements the food perfectly with dark tablecloths, eastern inspired wooden lattice window detail and authentic table settings complete with chopsticks. Expect two courses plus starters and sides dishes! Everything is full of flavour and will have your taste buds believing your dining right in the centre of Beijing, not in the middle of an ocean! Open from 18:30 for your evening meal. If you’re a fan of curries, stir-fries, samosas and slow-cooked beef, make sure to make a reservation as soon as you get onboard your cruise ship, Marella Celebration!

Mistrals Restaurant

Deck 4
An evening of a six course affair, you may want some loose fitting clothing for this one! Have a starter, soup, salad and sorbet cleanser before your main and dessert. Modern British cuisine with hints of French best describes the food offering here. Main courses include pastas, risotto, lobster, succulent beef dishes and roasted racks of lamb to just mention a few! The menu changes twice a week, so don’t feel like you can only attend once. Intimate tables for two are available for date nights, or if you wish to bring everyone along, circular booth tables can accommodate up to eight! Mistrals is the place for extravagant dining and if the food doesn’t impress you enough, the attentive waiter service definitely will. Relax your way through each tantalising course, then once you are done simply hop in the lift and travel up one deck where you’ll find yourself right by the Broadway Show Lounge to continue on with your evening entertainment.

Marella Celebration features an idyllic selection of bars meaning your evening entertainment is more than covered. They’ll be pub quizzes, dance lessons, plus a live casino! The amazing crew perform in weekly talent shows and they’ll always be lots of singing and dancing!

The bars onboard Marella Celebration provide more than just refreshments, however you will find a similar drinks menu at each and every bar, keeping your decision making oh so simple.

Liberties

Deck 6
An evening in Liberties is an evening well spent. Low level lighting provides an always ready environment for an evening’s entertainment.  A lot of the night’s action onboard Marella Celebration can be found in Liberties, from cabaret performances, karaoke and other live music to trivia games and a resident pop band! Liberties is open from 10am, so feel free to pass by during the day too! You’ll have access to a lovely outdoor deck area where you can gaze down at the pool below, or look out across the horizon with a nice drink or two. You’ll also find live sports on the televisions. No matter if you like your balls round, oval or even if you prefer a bit of horse racing – it’s all shown here!

Hemingway’s Bar and Casino

Deck 5
With a long L-shaped bar flanked by plush bar stools and areas equipped with cosy sofas and enveloping tub chairs, Hemingway’s has a very much sophisticated feel. Not only for drinks, Hemingway’s bar is home to a resident pianists, singers and your onboard casino! Music plays all night long and as the bar is conveniently close to your main restaurant and the Broadway Show Lounge. It’s an ideal spot for both a beginning and end to your evening.

Lido Bar

Deck 5
Poolside on deck 5, Lido Bar provides a place for al fresco dining! It’s bright, fresh and open, with relaxed sofa areas full of comfy seating and dining tables in the sun. Marella Cruises always friendly crew are always their exceptional selves here, you’ll be on a first name basis and regular drinks orders in no time! Lido Pool Bar is lively and fun, you may also experience live cooking demonstrations and some fun poolside games, as well as a little bit of live music on the occasional afternoon.

Broadway Show Lounge Bar

Deck 6
On the upper level of the Broadway Show Lounge sits a bar of its very own. If you don’t wish to be too close to all the action, this mezzanine level still gives you a pretty good view! The Broadway Show Lounge however does offer table service throughout its twice evening performance times, so you may find this bar is busiest for some pre-show drinks. Already wondering what your chosen tipple may be? Check out our Marella Celebration bar guide here!

Horizons

Deck 9
Laid-back, utterly gracious and proudly making a feature of those amazing sea views. Settle in for refreshments with some pretty incredible sunsets thanks to Horizons wrap around windows! Come to relax, have a casual chat with friends whilst listening to singers and beautiful pianists. Also an idyllic space during the daytime to just grab a coffee and complete a crossword, you’ll find Horizons one of the most chilled out bars onboard. If that doesn’t already sound like complete bliss, the bars ultimately cosy seating with large winged armchairs and laid-back music seals the deal for us on this one.

Winners of the 2018 ‘Best for Entertainment’ Wave Awards, Marella Cruises do entertainment well!

Belt out tunes from your favourite West End style musicals, be in awe of those amazing acrobatic dance performances and laugh until you cry at stand-up comedians! Your time onboard is sure to have you smiling until your jaw aches!

Your daylight hours also welcome pool time, fitness classes, quizzes and game shows! Just take a look below at all entertainment and facilities on offer onboard Marella Celebration.

Oceans Beauty Salon and Spa

Deck 8
Oceans Beauty Salon and Spa is found to the rear of Deck 8, close by to one of Marella Celebration's pools, hot tub and saunas! Nails, make up, facials and massages, pick whichever pampering takes your fancy. Ideal to book during a sea day or late afternoon on return from exploring one of your fabulous ports. Everybody deserves a good pamper every now and again, so make sure to take full advantage and make a booking!

The Coffee Port

Deck 5
Your speciality coffee shop onboard Marella Celebration. If you’re after a morning pick-me-up, The Coffee Ports delicate pastries, freshly baked muffins and hot Lavazza coffees are oh so very tempting. Tucked just to the side of the Explorers Lounge on deck 5, you’ll find high back armchairs plus comfy sofas and a large television - usually showing Sky News so you can all keep up to date with the happenings back home. It’s also one of the ships Wifi zones – you may find it’s the best zone for signal strength! A small charge applies here unless you have opted for the premium all inclusive package.

Broadway Show Lounge

Deck 5
Once that sun goes down, Marella Celebration opens up a whole new world of entertainment. In the middle of deck 5, Broadway Show Lounge welcomes west end style productions with lots of energy and sparkle! Think feathers, acrobatics, Queens greatest hits and plenty of comedy. Your entertainment team put on two performances every night so you’re sure to catch one of them!

Casino

Deck 5
All in the name of responsible fun, Marella Celebration's buzzing Casino offers an evening of entertainment, thrill and lots of excitement. Already a novice? Test out your luck on the roulette, beat the banker and score 21 or if you’re not so confident, why not take some lessons with expert casino handlers!

Kids Club

Deck 5
For all those aged three to 11, Kids Club is a place where fun is always on the agenda.  They’ll be a variation of activities every day, from arts and crafts to hidden treasure hunts and even themed parties with super heroes or princesses! Kids club is at the front of deck 5, just along from The Coffee Port. It’s free and a way for your younger ones to make new friends to meet and play! While you on the other hand, can have a day of bliss in the onboard spa. Marella Cruises may not offer a babysitting service but you can book your younger ones into an evening session. Whilst they enjoy movie night or PJ parties, you can enjoy a guilt free date night at one of the delicious restaurants or indulge in adult conversations and drinks at one of the many onboard bars!

Hot Tubs

Deck 8
Hot tubs always make a great addition, and they’re right bedside your pool area on deck 5! There’s something about those bubbles that just make time drift away…. Relax with friends and family, grab a drink and enjoy some down time.

Pool

Deck 5
Lido deck is the place for chilled pool days. The pool on deck 5 sits central to all your needs, with shallow edges and a kids pool attached, its ideal for all generations of the family too. Plenty of sun loungers surround its perimeter and with Lido Bar and Terrace Grill, plus music and entertainment throughout the day – A sea day spent on Lido deck, is a day well spent.

Pool

Deck 8
For a pool area that’s a little more peaceful head up to deck 8! This pool has a serenely quiet atmosphere with that chilled vibe extending out from the spa which sits just beside it. On top of that, it’s right at the rear of the ship, so you can cool down whilst admiring some lovely sea views.

Card Room

Deck 5
Marella Celebration has its own room dedicated to board games, cards and books just past the coffee port at the front of the ship on deck 5.

Browsers Corner

Deck 5
As much as we love to fully turn off when we’re on our holidays, it’s not always possible for everyone. Browsers Corner offers a quiet space with work stations and internet access for those who need open communications with anyone back home. It’s just down from the Explorers lounge and Coffee Port too so why not grab a drink or speciality coffee on your way! It’s here where you’ll also find guidebooks of your destinations. Plus if you get through your own packed library, you can come along and select another title.

Photo Gallery

Deck 5
Had your photo taken by one of the onboard photography team? Stop by the gallery to view your very own montage of your cruising best bits. This is also where you can purchase your favourite photos to take back home with you.

Pure Portrait Studio

Deck 5
This magic memory maker is the best idea for those traveling as couples or even large groups. You all want to be in the photos, but someone always has to be taking it, right? Well not onboard Marella Celebration! Come down to the Pure Portrait Studio and have one of the resident photographers snap your pretty faces for memories you’ll treasure long after you disembark the ship. You can even take the shoot out on deck, knock out your best poses with the ship and sea as your backdrop!

Broad Street Shops

Deck 5
Shop till you drop in Marella Celebration's range of onboard boutiques! From everyday toiletries to duty free bargains including all your lavish perfumes and jewellery from brands such as Pandora and Swarovski! Open daily from 19:30 to 23:00, Broad Street is found on deck 5 right by your Broadway Show Lounge and Hemmingsway Bar. Stop by for a browse before that evening’s entertainment or grab a drink in-between splurges.

Sun Lounge

Deck 9
Right on the top of the ship, The Sun Lounge is your place to go to catch some rays and relax. Featuring quality rattan loungers with comfy padding, decks 9 and 10 are ideal to head to for some peace and tranquillity or if you find Lido deck to be a little too busy. The Sun Lounge bar is open from 10:00 to 18:00 daily. Serving all your favourite drinks, relax on deck 9 and you won’t even have to lift a finger. The Sun Lounge offers table service straight to your lounger!

Oceans Gym

Deck 7
Over indulged and feeling a little sluggish? Not to worry, Marella Celebration's onboard gym will have you back feeling fabulous in no time. Well equipped with everything from resistance weight machines to heart pumping cardio. You can even go all out with personal training sessions for workouts targeted specifically to your end goals.

Saunas

Deck 8

Found right by the Spa and just up a deck from your onboard Gym, his and hers Saunas await to open those pores, flush out the previous days alcohol or settle your muscles after a workout.

Destination Services

Deck 5
If you’re looking to book some excursions, or have any burning questions about any of your stops on your itinerary, Destination Services is your point of call. Here you’ll find expert guides ready to help you get planned and feel confident about your days spent in destination.

Reception

Deck 4
Working round the clock hours, reception is there to help with any of your qualms and queries. Currency exchange is also handled here from the hours of 7:15 to 22:00.

Explorers Lounge

Deck 5
A great place for pre or post dinner drinks, Explorers Lounge is as laid back and relaxed as they come. Also close to The Coffee Port, one of your onboard WiFi zones, its ideal for a quick internet catch up with all back home! You’ve got the Broadway Show Lounge on the same deck, as well as Hemingway's Bar and Casino.  Explorers Lounge is a great place to start your evening with its comfy tub chairs and chilled vibe.

Medical Centre

Deck 3
Got a bout of seasickness or just feeling a bit run down? Don’t suffer in silence, Marella Celebration will always have an onboard doctor and team of nurses on hand to get you back on top form. Drop into surgeries held between 8-10am and 6-7:30pm.

Laundry

Deck 6
You’ll find multiple laundry rooms onboard Marella Celebration. Deck 6 houses a laundry room which is complimentary to use. Why wait until you get home, lessen the burden of holiday washing during your time onboard. There’s plenty of space with two washer, two dryers and even an ironing board in each facility. If you prefer, you can even take advantage of your cabin laundry collection service! Simply bag up your garments and fill in the relevant card. Your cabin steward will take care of the rest! This however does come at a surcharge.

Ship FAQs

1. What is included in the All Inclusive drinks package on Marella Celebration?

Marella Celebration will be All Inclusive from May 2019, however you can still choose to upgrade to be All Inclusive on sailings prior to this date! There’s an amazing choice of drinks to help quench your thirst, from soft drinks to cocktails, your favourite shorts and many popular beer choices too!

The kids will get their fill of all their favourite pop choices and if you choose to go premium they can even opt for cans.

Alcohol-wise – if you partake in a tipple, you’ll be offered a fabulous range of cocktails! Including everyone’s favourite strawberry daiquiris.

If you prefer your spirits, you’ll have plenty of those to choose from too. Expect the likes of Gordons, Smirnoff, Captain Morgans and even Baileys. Plus onto of all that you’ve got a selection of beers and ciders, including major names Fosters and Strongbow!

Not forgetting those who prefer a glass of wine or two, there’s a great selection of house wines plus a bit of bubbly Prosecco.

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2. What’s included in the Premium All Inclusive drinks package on Marella Celebration?

If you do like a drink, you may find worth in upgrading to the Premium drinks package! For just an extra £50 per person you will get a range of upgraded cocktails which includes those with a champagne base!

There’s more choice of spirits too, with more premium brands like Absolut Vodka and Bombay Sapphire.

However it’s not only for the alcohol drinkers! If you love a good coffee, all drinks from the Coffee Port are also included after 10am, plus you can opt for cans of fizzy drinks and you’ll have a bottle of water delivered to your cabin each day!

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3. Which restaurants are included in All Inclusive on Marella Celebration?

With 5 restaurants onboard, 3 of which are on offer with no extra charge – you’ll never go hungry onboard Marella Celebration.

From a tempting buffet to full course meals with waiter service, get ready for meals full of variety and flavour onboard this homely ship.

Dining in the following restaurants is included:

  • Lido Restaurant
  • The Meridian Restaurant
  • Terrace Grill (surcharge on an evening if opting for the hot stone experience)

You can however also opt to eat at one of the speciality restaurants which will incur an extra charge. These are:

  • Kora La
  • Mistrals Restaurant

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4. What is the dress code on Marella Celebration?

The dress code onboard any Marella Cruises ship is pretty easy to follow. There is nothing overly strict just three simple categories!

Beachwear – pretty basic, this is you’re poolside lounging attire. Bikinis, swimming costumes, trunks and flip flops!

Casual – think tops, shorts, sundresses. Just you’re every day clothing you feel comfortable in, whether that to stay onboard the ship or go out on excursions.

Finally there’s smart – this gives you the chance to dress up on an evening! It’s entirely your choice if you go full jacket and tie and cocktail dress or if you prefer a simple smart shirt, trouser or jean combo or a pretty evening dress!

If you’re attending the Captains Party or have a reservation at Kora La, you may want to give it your best on these evenings! – There is a dress code in each of the restaurants onboard that you’ll need to be aware of. This information will be in your cabin when you arrive.

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5. Is there Wi-Fi access on Marella Celebration?

Yes! You’ll be able to gain internet access in specifically designated Wi-Di cones onboard Marella Celebration. Whether that be to post a simple check in on Facebook to update those back home on your travels or perhaps you need to catch up on some emails – there’s no worries about being able to do either.

Internet access is chargeable, you can find the costs of this at Reception and any time used will be added to your onboard account.

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6. Can I smoke onboard Marella Celebration?

You can smoke onboard Marella Celebration, however only in designated smoking areas. These are usually out on open deck, if you’re unsure just ask a member of staff onboard and they’ll direct you to your nearest point.

The rules apply to both cigarettes and e-cigarettes. If it is an e-cigarette you are using, you need also be aware of further restrictions concerning these devices within certain countries. In the UAE, Thailand and Singapore, e-cigarettes will be confiscated from you at the airport.

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7. Can I choose my cabin?

Yes, of course! If you would like to reserve a particular cabin – just book your cruise as normal and then once you’ve decided where abouts on the ship you’d like to be, give us a call to let us know!

This can be done up to 15 days before your cruise departs, but if you’re after a certain cabin it’s always best to secure this sooner rather than later! – This comes at a cost of just £48 and well worth it if you’d like to be close to certain amenities of have a cabin on a particular level deck.

If you’re not so bothered which cabin you get assigned too, one of your booked cabin types will be selected at random.

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8. Do Marella Cruises cater for special diets?

Yes of course. If you do have any dietary requirements please mention them at the time of your booking. You can then also let the restaurant manager know once on board so they can make sure meals are planned accordingly for you.

Marella Cruises provide vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and diabetic friendly options on request. You’ll find dishes labelled accordingly, however if you’re after vegan options please double check with the chefs as up to now main dishes are only listed as vegetarian.

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9. How do I pay for things onboard?

There is no need to carry loads of cash around with you once onboard. A ship account will be opened for you and any extra onboard purchases will simply be charged to your account!

This includes any extra dining costs for any speciality restraurants, deciding to upgrade to the Premium Drinks Package or if you use the Wi-Fi.

You can keep ontop of your spends by viewing your account balance at reception or even on the ships own smartphone app! You’ll settle your account at reception on the day you depart the ship.

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10. Are my transfers included?

Yes! That’s another great thing about Marella Cruises, cruising is kept simple and everything is all sorted for you. You’ll be picked up direct from the airport, just look out for those TUI smile logos!

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11. Do I have to tip?

No, Marella Cruises include extra in their pricing for gratuity, this means you’ve already tipped the crew within the price of your cruise. However if you would like to tip any members of staff a little extra whilst onboard, then that’s fine too.

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12. Do I need to take my own beach towel onboard Marella Celebration?

No, unless you require one to take with you off the ship. Marella Cruises are happy to provide you with all towels, that’s those for showering as well as beach towels to use round the pool areas.

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13. Do I need a plug adapter in my cabin onboard Marella Celebration?

Yes! To use the plug sockets in your cabin, you’ll need either a European or US 2-pin adaptor plug. However if you do forget, don’t worry – these are available to purchase in the onboard shop!

You may also wish to pack an extension lead. Most cabins onboard will only have 2 power outlets, if you feel you’ll require more than this use at one time – an extension lead can be handy to bring along!

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14. Do Marella Cruises cater for disabilities?

Marella Cruises absolutely do! If you’re looking to book a cruise you can give the Customer Welfare Team a call before you book. This way you can get advise on the accessibility of the ship and if you need to bring any equipment onboard with you! – They’ll also discuss all disabled facilities and medical care, so you can decide if everything will be sufficient before you go ahead with a booking.

All Marella Cruises ships have a small number of adapted cabins for those less mobile. It’s best to check if one of these are defiantly available before you book!

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15. My itinerary has tender ports, what are these?

It’s not always possible to tie a ship right up at a dock. When this isn’t Marella Cruises will achor a little way out from the shore and use tender boats to get you to and from the ship.

You’ll still get lots of time onshore so do not worry! Plus you can go back and forth as many times as you like.

However, any guests which have mobility issues may or may not be able to use the tender. You will need to have some independent mobility to step in and out of the tender boat. Marella Cruises crew aren’t allowed to physically lift you in. Please bare this in mind when choosing your itinerary, all ports with tenders will be marked accordingly.

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16. Do I need to bring my passport?

Yes! Even if you’re cruise sails straight out of the UK, you’ll need your passport to board the ship. It’s a compulsory element and without it you’ll be denied boarding.

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17. I’m cruising solo, how will you look after me?

Cruising is such a good way to travel for anyone that’s heading off on their own! Marella Celebration has its very own Social Hostess onboard – they’ll be in charge of organising all special events and meet ups specific for all solo cruises that are onboard. You’ll make friends in no time!

You can book your very own Single Cabin too, so you can be perfectly comfortable during your stay! Many of the Single Cabins are usually located near to each other also, so you’ll soon be recognising your fellow neighbouts who are also traveling solo.

We know dining can be a biggy for most people. For those who do not wish to eat alone, there are a variety of table arrangements in each restaurant. You can choose to dine with new people every night if you so wish! Or perhaps you and a few fellow singles can plan to meet up together.

There are also tables set for 2 for those who wish to keep themselves to themselves.

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18. Is there a medical centre onboard Marella Celebration?

Yes there is. The Medical Centre onboard Marella Celebration is found on Deck 3. If you ever require this service, you’ll be met by an English speaking doctor and a team of nurses! These will be available to see you between 8-10am and 5-6:30pm, however in an emergency you can still call 999!

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19. How do I book shore excursions?

You will be unable to book shore excursions until you’ve booked your cruise, so make sure to do that first!

Then once that’s all sorted, take a look at the types of excursions you can do in your destinations. Narrowed it down? Great!  Simply give us a call when you know which excursions you are interested in and we’ll get it all booked up for you!

Alternatively you can wait until you’re onboard Marella Celebration and visit Destination Services – you’ll find this on Deck 5.

The staff here will be able to provide you with handy guides if you wish to go it alone or they can book you onto one of the pre-planned Marella Cruises excursions.

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20. What time will I need to check out of my cabin?

On your last day, you’ll normally need to leave your cabin by 8am but you can still use all of the onboard facilities until your transfer arrives to take you to the airport!

You can speak to Reception about booking a courtesy cabin so you’re able to freshen up before you leave, or you can try organise a later check out!

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