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  • Topdeck, London
    started a topic Marella to expand fleet with Voyager.

    Marella to expand fleet with Voyager.

    Covid saw Marella downsize its fleet early to 4 ships losing Celebration and Dream.

    they are now going to inherit another ex celebrity century class via TUI cruise Mein Schiff fleet naming it Voyager

    This was hinted at back in April but now announcement has been made.

    The are also restoring the delayed plans to enter the US market with Discovery.


    pick a report

    https://www.google.com/search?q=marella+new+ships



  • Topdeck, London
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    Looking for our next one now, the Marella trips got a bit pricy for Oct. Nov Dec looking a bit better.

    Seriously good deals on NCL, and plenty of £50pppd on P&O.

    That's if anywhere will still be letting us in.

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  • jc, liverpool
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    Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post

    E1 the covered are was an oasis of calm on our trip we would take our breakfast there we were the only ones,
    They now have Pizza/pasta one side and a little taps(evening) restaurant the other.

    Don't think the roof has moved for a while

    E2 has a couple of dates before Xmas starting at £500 for a week, keeping an eye on those for further discounts.
    Hi TD
    I bet you wish you were on her now!!!
    She is behind us today in Cartagena……

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    JC

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  • sandraggg, Newcastle
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    Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post

    E1 the covered are was an oasis of calm on our trip we would take our breakfast there we were the only ones,
    They now have Pizza/pasta one side and a little taps(evening) restaurant the other.

    Don't think the roof has moved for a while

    E2 has a couple of dates before Xmas starting at £500 for a week, keeping an eye on those for further discounts.
    I thought that free tapas restaurant was excellent. Very tasty food and the staff were lovely.

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  • Topdeck, London
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    Originally posted by Bradbury, Coventry View Post

    Yes I was confused as we did a Marella cruise in Nov 2019 I thought it was Explorer 2 (Century) but we were on Explorer 1.(Galaxy) The layout was good in the sense at the back of the buffett there was an enclosed area for additional dining which was lovely bright and airy - it was obvious that at one point it would have housed an extra swimming pool. On the Explorer 2 its a smaller area open seating
    We loved the little cinema on Explorer1 but the Explorer 2 has it has a bar area(former martini bar)
    E1 the covered are was an oasis of calm on our trip we would take our breakfast there we were the only ones,
    They now have Pizza/pasta one side and a little taps(evening) restaurant the other.

    Don't think the roof has moved for a while

    E2 has a couple of dates before Xmas starting at £500 for a week, keeping an eye on those for further discounts.

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  • Issyalex, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by Fred Bloggs, Tyne and Wear View Post

    I'd certainly use Newcastle again to do a UK cruise and I'm sure lots of other Northerners & Scots would too. I'd never travel all the way to Southampton to do a fjords cruise which Marella used to do from Newcastle and I'm not that keen to fly yet.
    I’d be happy to sail from Newcastle as it’s so much closer to us than Southampton but would like to see them cruising to more areas than Fjords or round British cruises.

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  • Issyalex, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by Wilba View Post
    Ex Celebrity Mercury, sister to Century and Galaxy.

    Marella now have the full set of identical triplets...........Wilba
    I loved this class of ship when they were with Celebrity. Me thinks I will be looking at booking a cruise with Marella.

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  • Bradbury, Coventry
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    Originally posted by Wilba View Post

    Learn something new every day.

    Century is 12 metres shorter in length and around 5000 gross tonnage lighter according to Wiki.............Wilba
    Yes I was confused as we did a Marella cruise in Nov 2019 I thought it was Explorer 2 (Century) but we were on Explorer 1.(Galaxy) The layout was good in the sense at the back of the buffett there was an enclosed area for additional dining which was lovely bright and airy - it was obvious that at one point it would have housed an extra swimming pool. On the Explorer 2 its a smaller area open seating
    We loved the little cinema on Explorer1 but the Explorer 2 has it has a bar area(former martini bar)

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  • Wilba
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    It does not do its 'Maiden' until June 2023 after a dry dock refurb...........Wilba

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  • Fred Bloggs, Tyne and Wear
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    Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
    There is a lot of support for UK cruises, but will it be sustained.

    ​​​​​​I think many pax will revert to international one that choice is back.
    I would be happy with Marella doing ex uk, prefer more southern ports will consider travel.

    Liverpool keep failing to make any progress to being a serious embarkation port for the UK, there is scope for others to capture their complacency.
    I'd certainly use Newcastle again to do a UK cruise and I'm sure lots of other Northerners & Scots would too. I'd never travel all the way to Southampton to do a fjords cruise which Marella used to do from Newcastle and I'm not that keen to fly yet.

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  • Fred Bloggs, Tyne and Wear
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    Originally posted by sandraggg, Newcastle View Post
    It would be wonderful if they sailed from the Tyne again, but I don't see that happening.

    If I failed the pre-boarding lateral flow test I could just walk home, too.
    Yes it was really good not having to traipse to other ports!

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  • Wilba
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    Originally posted by smtcan, Scarborough View Post

    Mercury was one of our favourite ships. We sailed on her last voyage nd it was sad to see the workers on board measuring and planning changes that would be made as she crossed the Atlantic to become Mein Schiff.

    BTW the triplets are similar (fraternal), not identical. Century is somewhat smaller than the other two.

    Sheila
    Learn something new every day.

    Century is 12 metres shorter in length and around 5000 gross tonnage lighter according to Wiki.............Wilba

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  • smtcan, Scarborough
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    Originally posted by Wilba View Post
    Ex Celebrity Mercury, sister to Century and Galaxy.

    Marella now have the full set of identical triplets...........Wilba
    Mercury was one of our favourite ships. We sailed on her last voyage nd it was sad to see the workers on board measuring and planning changes that would be made as she crossed the Atlantic to become Mein Schiff.

    BTW the triplets are similar (fraternal), not identical. Century is somewhat smaller than the other two.

    Sheila

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  • philhar, wallasey
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    Im not sure you could accuse Liverpool of being complacent when at less than a few weeks' notice they set up testing and check in facilities for Disney and MSC for ships much bigger than they are used to.
    The new terminal that is now on hold involved spending public money.In the face of the cruise industry shutdown and then only gradual recovery they made the decision to postpone the building and await recovery.They need to remain agile and not delay too long,but I really don't see what other choice they had.

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  • Topdeck, London
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    There is a lot of support for UK cruises, but will it be sustained.

    ​​​​​​I think many pax will revert to international one that choice is back.
    I would be happy with Marella doing ex uk, prefer more southern ports will consider travel.

    Liverpool keep failing to make any progress to being a serious embarkation port for the UK, there is scope for others to capture their complacency.

    Leave a comment:


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