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TUI says crisis will drive digitalisation, non-profitable activities could be sold

TUI AG, the German tour operator that also has three cruise brands in its portfolio, says the current crisis will drive further digitalisation of its business. The group’s cruise operations that comprise the fully owned Marella Cruises unit in the UK and 50% stake in TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd, reported a sharp weakening of results in the three months to 31 March. (cruisebusiness.com)

Marella Cruises Confirms Future Itinerary Changes

Marella Cruises (Logo) Today the UK’s third largest cruise line, Marella Cruises, announces changes to its itinerary programme across the next three seasons. The news follows the announcement that it was cancelling all cruises up to 30 June 2020 and that after 15 years, its much-loved ship Marella Celebration, is to retire the fleet early and will not sail any further itineraries with Marella. (more…)

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Marella to Retire Celebration

The Thomson Celebration (Photo credit Sergio Ferreira)Marella Cruises is making capacity adjustments and will retire the 1984-built Celebration, according to a company statement. The ship was built in 1984 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique for Holland America Line as the MS Noordam. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Marella Dream Drydocks at Palumbo Shipyards

Palumbo Shipyards continues to have a strong focus on the cruise market, according to a company statement, recently working on the Pullmantur Zenith for a wetdock and with the Marella Dream now drydocked at Viktor Lenac for an intensive refurbishment and steel renewal work. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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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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