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Exclusive: Marella Cruises Reveals Details on Marella Discovery 2 Refurbishment

The TUI Discovery 2 to became Marella Discovery 2 (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)Marella Cruises’ Marella Discovery 2 is being retrofitted with the line’s Squid & Anchor pub during a dry dock refurbishment that is currently taking place at the Navantia Shipyard in Cadiz, Spain. Marella has exclusively revealed that the 1,830-passenger ship — which debuted in July 2017 — is in dry dock for 22-days, with the Squid & Anchor replacing the cabaret lounge-style Venue on Deck 5. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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Marella Explorer 2 – Equivalent to four refits for outfitter Trimline

Marella Explorer 2  (Former SkySea Golden Era)The recent transformation of Golden Era into “Marella Explorer 2” was the equivalent of four refits in one for global cruise interior outfitter Trimline. This was the latest in a line of successful interior rebrands carried out by Trimline for Marella Cruises including Marella Explorer last year and, Marella Discovery and Marella Discovery 2 prior to that. (more…)

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TUI AG’s cruise operations continued strong performance in third quarter

The cruise operations of TUI AG, the German travel company that is listed in London, continued their strong performance in the third quarter of the company/s financial year. “All three brands continue to deliver growth. In Q3 2019, all three cruise brands operated by the Group continued their growth roadmap and delivered a significant increase in their operating results. With the launch of Hanseatic Nature and Marella Explorer 2 in May 2019, TUI’s cruises fleet grew to a total of 17 ships,” the company said in a statement. (cruisebusiness.com)

Cruise ship rescues 111 migrants off Greece

The Marella Discovery picked up 111 migrants, including 33 children, near Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula. Despite a large fall in migrants crossing the Mediterranean, six people die each day making the journey. (dw.com)

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Marella Cruises’ Winter 2020/2021 Deployment Revealed

Marella Explorer 2  (Former SkySea Golden Era)Cruise Critic members have revealed details of Marella Cruises’ Winter 2020/2021 deployment, with 10 brand-new itineraries planned, according to the Boards. The line’s oldest ship, Marella Celebration, will return to Dubai, offering week-long sailings from the UAE; Marella Discovery and Marella Discovery 2 will switch — with Discovery spending the season in the Caribbean and Discovery 2 in South East Asia; Explorer 2 will spend its second winter in the Caribbean, while Explorer will spend the season in Europe. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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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)

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. (more…)

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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)

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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