5 New Year Getaway Cruises You Can’t Miss

December 2017
5 New Year Getaway Cruises You Can’t Miss

          To celebrate the new year, Marrella Cruises has collated its top 6 itineraries based on must-see destinations and unmissable excursions to suit everyone in the new year

 

The UK’s third largest cruise line Marella Cruises are setting sail towards new horizons in the new year, with 2018 seeing the launch of its largest ship yet, Marella Explorer and offering exotic new routes including Asia.

 

From the tranquil white sands of Ko Samui Thailand to the mystical jungles of Costa Rica there is a collection of itineraries and deals to cater to everyone’s tastes.

 

Here are the top 6 itineraries you can’t miss in the new year.

 

Top 5 ‘best for’ itineraries

 

1.       Best for romance

Top itinerary: Enchanting Far East 1

Marella Cruises’ Enchanting Far East 1 itinerary is perfect for couples looking to getaway for some quality time together. These adults –only cruise will transport you to the mystical corners of Asia where couples can relax on some of the most tranquil beaches in the world. Highlights include the jaw dropping beaches of Ko Samui Thailand and the cosmopolitan city of Singapore.

Marella Cruises offer a 14 night Enchanting Far East 1 cruise on Marella Discovery from £ 2753 per person. This cruise departs from Langkawi, Malaysia and Penang, Malaysia, Port Klang (for Kuala Lumpur) Singapore, Singapore; Ko Samui, Thailand; Laem Chabang (for Bangkok), Thailand, Sihanoukville, Cambodia and Phu My (for Ho Chi Minh City)Vietnam and Malacca, Malaysia. Based on two adults sharing a 2 or 3 inside cabin on a full-board basis, this cruise departs on 19th December 2018 from London Gatwick airport. Price includes return flights, transfers, port taxes, tips and service charges. For more information or to book go to https://www.tui.co.uk/cruise/, visit your local TUI holiday store or call 0871 230 2800.

 

2.       Best for relaxation

Top itinerary: Paradise Islands

Those who crave some relaxation time will love this Caribbean itinerary. Not only does it visit some of the most idyllic islands in the world but cruisers will be travelling in style on Marella Explorer. New for 2018, Marella Explorer is stepping up to the plate, with more facilities than any of the other ships currently in the fleet. Even more exciting, Marella Cruises has recently announced an on-board partnership with the UK’s biggest and original health spa, Champneys. Passengers on Marella Explorer will experience ultimate relaxation in the new, state-of-the-art on-board spa.

Marella Cruises offer a 7 night ‘Paradise Islands’ cruise on Marella Explorer from £1347 per person. This cruise departs from Bridgetown, Barbados; St John’s, Antigua; Philipsburg, St Maarten; Road Town, British Virgin Islands; Basseterre, St Kitts and Bequia, The Grenadines. Based on two adults sharing a 2 or 3 inside cabin on a full-board basis, this cruise departs on 11th February 2018 from London Gatwick airport. Price includes return flights, transfers, port taxes, tips and service charges. For more information or to book go to https://www.tui.co.uk/cruise/, visit your local TUI holiday store or call 0871 230 2800.

 

3.       Best for families
Top itinerary: Adriatic Explorer

Taking in the best sites in Europe – this itinerary has something for the whole family –think bike rides around Dubrovnik and tucking into some gelato in Venice. What’s more, the trip takes place on Marella Cruises’ latest addition to the fleet which comes complete with a rock climbing wall, mini golf and kids club to keep the little ones entertained when back on board.

 

Marella Cruises offer a six night Adriatic Explorer cruise on Marella Discovery 2 from £1247 per person. This cruise departs from Corfu, Corfu Town and visits Koper, Slovenia; Venice, Italy; Split, Croatia; Dubrovnik, Croatia and Kotor, Montenegro. Based on two adults and two children sharing a deck 2 or 3 inside cabin on an all-inclusive basis, this cruise departs on 6th July 2018 from London Gatwick airport. Price includes return flights, transfers, port taxes, tips and service charges. For more information or to book go to https://www.tui.co.uk/cruise/, visit your local TUI holiday store or call 0871 230 2800.

 

4.       Best for culture
Top itinerary: Aegean Meze

Culture seekers will be in their element on this Aegean Meze cruise on Marella Discovery 2. The medieval old town of Athens, marble pillars of Kusadasi and ancient Kefalonia make the Aegean Meze itinerary a history lover’s dream.


Marella Cruises offer a 7 night ‘Aegean Maze’ cruise on Marella Discovery 2 from £1247 per person. This cruise departs from Corfy Town, Corfu; Ermoupoli, Syross; Kusadasi, Turkey; Skiathos Town, Skiathos; Piraeus (for Athens), Greece and Argostoli, Kefalonia. Based on two adults sharing a 2 or 3 inside cabin on a full-board basis, this cruise departs on 10th August 2018 from London Gatwick airport. Price includes return flights, transfers, port taxes, tips and service charges.  For more information or to book go to https://www.tui.co.uk/cruise/, visit your local TUI holiday store or call 0871 230 2800.

 

5.       Best for foodies

Top itinerary: Cuban Fusion

There really is nothing quite like Cuban cuisine. It’s rich mix of spices and textures are a must for any food lover and the Cuban Fusion itinerary on Marella Discovery 2 is the perfect cruise to transport you to some of the best spots to satisfy the taste buds. Highlights of this cruise include Cuba’s capital Havana as well as the beautiful Cayman Islands and tropical Cozumel, Mexico.

Marella Cruises offers a seven night Cuban Fusion cruise on Marella Discovery 2 from £1665 per person.  This cruise departs from Montego Bay, Jamaica and visits Georgetown, Cayman Islands; Havana, Cuba and Cozumel, Mexico.  Prices are based on two adults sharing a deck 2 or 3 inside cabin on an all-inclusive basis departing on 20th March 2018.  Includes return flights from London Gatwick airport, transfers, port taxes, tips and service charges. For more information or to book go to https://www.tui.co.uk/cruise/, visit your local TUI holiday store or call 0871 230 2800.

 

 

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Notes to editors

 

MARELLA CRUISES 

 

Marella Cruises, part of TUI UK and Ireland and TUI Group/World of TUI, is the third largest cruise line in the UK.

There are currently five ships in the Marella Cruises fleet, Marella Dream, Marella Celebration, Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2 and Marella Spirit.

New ship Marella Explorer will begin sailing in summer 2018.

 

Marella Cruises offers a unique experience with unrivalled entertainment and food on board, tips are also included giving customers the peace of mind they need when budgeting for their cruise holiday.

 

 


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