TUI's UK-based brand Marella Cruises' winter 2021 itinerary program has gone on sale from September 10. The company revealed details of new itineraries and call ports.
From December 2021 the company’s "A Taste of the Tropics" (Caribbean) program will be out of homeport Bridgetown Barbados to new ports of call in the USVI - St Thomas Island (Charlotte Amalie) and Saint Croix Island (Frederiksted-Christiansted) - before continuing to Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico and St Vincent-Grenadines.
Marella Discovery 2 has scheduled 2 new itineraries around Asia in 2022 including "The Lights of the Orients" (homeport Hong Kong) and Eastern Experience (homeport Singapore). Both itineraries visit the new call ports Manila (Luzon Island, Philippines), Bandar Seri Begawan (Muara, Brunei) and Da Nang (Vietnam).
Vacationers who want to stay closer to the UK can experience the new "Island Explorer" itinerary on the ships Marella Dream and Marella Explorer. Both depart in November 2021 from Tenerife and visit Gran Canaria, La Palma and Lanzarote, with an overnight in Funchal Madeira. Playa Blanca will be added to the Marella's new program marking it the first new call port in the Canaries since winter 2016.
Those who want to tick off some wish list locations on their cruises can do so with a number of Marella Cruises itineraries from winter 2021-2022 including "Arabian Sunrise" (Sri Lanka, Mumbai, Oman, departures 7 and 8 April 2022) or "East Coast Adventure" to Canada (company's first time) with an overnight in Boston MA.
Marella Discovery departs from Port Canaveral FL en route to Saint John NB and Charlottetown, Quebec City, Saguenay and Sept-Iles before finishing the repositioning cruise itinerary in Barbados (October 24, 2021). Passengers will also discover Cuba at night next winter with an overnight in Havana on Marella Explorer 2’s "Flavour of the Caribbean" itinerary. Other call ports include Halong Bay Vietnam, San Juan Puerto Rico and Manila.
The 3rd-biggest UK cruise company recently confirmed an extension of its suspension of passenger shipping operations as a result of the continuing Coronavirus-related international travel restrictions. The recently launched “Marella Promise” guarantees full flexibility for all bookings made between July 23-September 30 (2020), so in case travellers no longer wish to sail on their voyage, they can have one free amend to move to a later date.