Marella Spirit set to leave fleet; Marella Discovery’s Venue gets face-lift

Marella Spirit is the fleet's longest serving ship Marella Spirit is the fleet's longest serving ship

Marella Cruises is set to say goodbye to Marella Spirit on October 21, during her itinerary sailing around Malaga, Barcelona, Toulon and Valencia.



Guests will be treated to sparkling wine on arrival followed by a sail away party featuring a saxophonist and several surprise performers.

Marella Discovery is also set to have a revamp of Venue, one of its feature bars on deck 5 in October, ready for winter sailings.

Squid & Anchor to be added to Marella Discovery

Venue will be transformed into traditional British pub concept Squid & Anchor which was first seen on Marella Cruises recently-launched ship Marella Explorer. Squid & Anchor has proven popular as a home for live music and quiz nights.

Chris Hackney md of Marella Cruises said, ‘We are sad to say goodbye to our much loved ship Marella Spirit and are proud of the hard work of our crew on board over the last 15 years. We are excited for the future as we continue to develop our current ships and offer our customers more choice and with the introduction of our first ever adults only ship Marella Explorer 2 next year it promises to be an excited journey.’

Marella Cruises, part of TUI UK and Ireland and TUI Group/World of TUI, currently operates six ships: Marella Dream, Marella Celebration, Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2, Marella Spirit and Marella Explorer.

Posted 13 September 2018

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