Marella Cruises has just officially revealed its summer 2020 programme, unveiling six new cruises from the UK, two new fly cruises and three new ports of call.
Marella Explorer 2 is due to launch in May 2019 and it is now clear she will be offering six ex-UK sailings departing from Newcastle and Southampton, including a mix of Iceland, Norwegian Fjords and Baltic itineraries.
Guests can expect two new fly cruises; the seven-night Aegean Explorer on Marella Explorer and the seven-night Mediterranean Secrets on Marella Discovery.
Chris Hackney, Marella Cruises’ managing director, said: “We’re really excited to be putting our summer 2020 cruise holidays on sale earlier than ever before, we’re always looking at ways that we can offer our customers even more flexibility and choice when it comes to choosing a cruise and this just marks the next step in our continued plan of putting our customers in the middle.
The line will also roll out M Club- the kids club that debuted on Marella Explorer earlier this year; it will now be available across the fleet from summer 2019.
Each ship’s kids’ club will be redecorated with the M Club theme.
It will offer free sessions for 3-11 year olds with activities including arts and crafts, movie nights and a meet-and-greet with the M Club puppet characters:
Details of the summer 2020 itineraries include:
-7-night Fabulous Fjords departing from Newcastle on July 25th and calling at Flam, Nordfjordeid, Alesund and Stavanger.
-14-night Baltic Charms calling at Oslo, Norway; Gdynia (for Gdansk), Poland; St Petersburg, Russia (overnight); Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; Visby, Sweden; Warnemunde (for Berlin) Germany; and Kalundborg (for Copenhagen) Denmark.
-7-night Magnificent Fjords departing from Newcastle on August 29th and calling at Flam, Bergen, Eidfjord and Kristiansand.
-8-night Treasures of the Fjords departing from Southampton on September 22nd and calling at Haugesund, Eidfjord, Flam,Nordfjordeid and Stavanger.
-14-night Legends of Fire and Ice departing from Newcastle on August 1st and calling Invergordon, Scotland; Lerwick, Shetland; Reykjavik, Iceland; Isafjord, Iceland; Akureyri, Iceland; Flam, Norway; Bergen, Norway; Stavanger, Norway.
-14-night Best of the Baltics, departing from Southampton on September 8th with calls in Aalborg, Demark; Kiel, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Tallinn, Estonia; St Petersburg, Russia (overnight) and Helsinki, Finland.
-7-night Aegean Explorer on Marella Explorer, departing from Corfu town on May 15th and October 2nd and calling at Argostoli, Kefalonia; Istanbul, Turkey; Bozcaada, Turkey; Piraeus (Athens), Greece and Kalamata, Greece.
-7-night Mediterranean Secrets on Marella Discovery, departing from Palma, Majorca, on various dates from June to October, calling at Portoferraio, Italy; La Spezia, Italy; Cannes, France; Toulon (for the Cote d’ Azur), France and Ibiza Town, Ibiza.
New ports for the line’s 2020 programme include Visby in Sweden; Nordfjord in Norway and Sarande in Albania.
Hackney continued: “Our summer 2020 programme offers customers more amazing destinations and itineraries visiting some of the most sought after corners of the world, this alongside more choice when it comes to cruises that depart on our customer’s doorsteps from Newcastle and Southampton means there’s something for everyone.”
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