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Adult-only Cruise Ship Norovirus Outbreak Strikes Passengers Aboard Newly Renovated Vessel



Marella Explorer 2  (Former SkySea Golden Era)Just a month on from its launch following a lavish renovation, norovirus has struck the Marella Explorer 2 cruise ship as it journeyed through the Mediterranean Sea, leaving passengers vomiting and ill. Marella Explorer 2 is currently at the port of Olbia on the Italian island of Sardinia. A spokesperson for Tui, the parent company of Marella Cruises which operates the vessel, told The Telegraph that a small number of passengers began feeling unwell last week. (newsweek.com)

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TUI sets sail into the river cruise industry with the purchase of three passenger ships




From summer 2020, the world’s leading tour operator will be expanding into the river cruise industry following the purchase of three passenger ships. The move comes as TUI continues its pledge of offering customers even more choice, flexibility and an unrivalled level of service.

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Marella Explorer 2 joins the CCS operation




The SkySea Golden Era (Ex Celebrity Century)Marella Cruises sixth vessel is joining the COLUMBIA Cruise Services (CCS) operation on 26th of January upon the management handover in Cadiz, Spain. She will undergo a complete technical overhaul and rebranding under CCS supervision at Navantia Shipyard.

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TUI Group’s Trio of Cruise Brands Post Strong Earnings Performance




Reporting full year earnings, TUI Group saw revenue increase across its three cruise brands by 10.7 percent to 901.9 million euro for the 2018 fiscal year. Turnover was reported at 324 million euro, up 26.8 percent over the year prior. It was a strong year for TUI Cruises, Marella Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises with the company noting that investments in growing and modernizing its fleet were paying off. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Former Marella Spirit reported sold for scrap



Thomson Spirit currently Marella SpiritFormer Marella Spirit that had until recently been operated by TUI AG’s British cruise line Marella Cruises on charter, has reportedly been sold for demolition in India. A report on the sergiocruises.blogspot.com website said that the sale was concluded on 29 October and the ship had been renamed Mare S for a voyage from Athens to Alang. (cruisebusiness.com)

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Marella Set to Say Farewell to Spirit



Thomson Spirit currently Marella SpiritMarella Cruises is set to say goodbye to the Marella Spirit on October 21 during her Continental Coasts itinerary sailing to Malaga, Barcelona, Toulon and Valencia. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Marella Reveals Details of 90s Cruise; Cabins Now on Sale



Marella Explorer former TUI Explorer  (Courtesy Marella Cruises)Cabins are now on sale for Marella’s ‘Electric Sunsets’ 90s theme cruise next September. The three-night, all-inclusive, adults-only sailing on new ship Marella Explorer will depart from Newcastle on September 1, 2019, and call on Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) before concluding in Southampton on September 3. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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TUI Group targets fly-cruisers with new Malaysian home




TUI Group, one of the world’s leading tourism group with 1600 travel agencies and 16 cruise lines is setting up camp in Malaysia to promote fly-cruise holidays. TUI has picked Langkawi to homeport its ships and will offer direct fortnightly flights to Langkawi from three airports in Britain – Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham. (aseancruising.com)

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TUI Benefitting from ‘Shortage of Cruise Ship Supply,’ More Ships to Come



Mein Schiff 1 at Kiel (Photo Stephen Gergs)TUI Group’s cruise business accounts for 25 percent of EBITA for the company and TUI noted strong earnings for the first half of 2018 were being driven by a “shortage of cruise ship supply,” in an investor presentation hosted aboard the new Mein Schiff 1. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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