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Marella Cruises Marella Explorer
Date 28th Jul 21
Nights 10 Nights
1
Southampton, UK
Arrive in Southampton and embark on Marella Explorer for your ten night cruise.
2
Dover, UK
The Port of Dover sits on the Kent coastline in south-east England and is the world's busiest passenger port. Enjoy panoramic views of the world famous White Cliffs of Dover. Pay a visit to the 2000-year-old Dover Castle to learn about the castle’s secret wartime tunnels. Explore maritime history at the Dover Museum. Venture further afield to visit the battlements and captain’s quarters at Deal Castle and the former command post of the Duke of Wellington at nearby Walmer Castle.
3
At Sea
4
Leith, Scotland
A buzzing port district with plenty to do; Leith sits to the north of Edinburgh and is home to a multitude of inviting seafood bistros and traditional pubs dotted around the Shore area. Visit the Royal Yacht Britannia; a floating royal residence that sailed the Royal Family for over 40 years. For a peaceful route; enjoy a stroll along the Water of Leith walkway as it winds through Edinburgh to Leith. Discover Leith's maritime history in the grand Georgian Trinity House or get creative at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop as you practice wood carving, metal work, and clay portraiture. Sample craft ales at a microbrewery or experience a taste of Leith's architecture and history by checking out South Leith Parish Church.
5
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Kirkwall is both the largest town and the capital of the Orkney Islands. This vibrant and busy port town was granted Royal Burgh status by James III of Scotland in 1486 and is the main transport and port hub in the Orkneys. The medieval St Magnus Cathedral dominates the skyline, with the Earl's and Bishop's Palaces close by. Step back in time at Orkney Museum in Tankerness House before strolling around its delightful walled gardens. Explore the art of whisky making at Scapa Distillery or shop for souvenirs at the niche shops and boutiques in the town centre.
6
Lerwick, Shetland Islands
Lerwick, Shetland's capital and only town, is a bustling seaport with a range of tourist attractions. The waterfront is packed with pleasure boats, yachts, historic crafts and working fishing boats. Visit the Shetland Museum and Archives and view the artefacts and interactive displays offering a glance into the area’s historical story, or feel part of history at Clickimin Broch, an ancient archaeology site. Wander along the atmospheric Commercial Street where the sandstone buildings date back to the 18th century.
7
Invergordon, Scotland
Invergordon is located on the north-shore of Cromarty Firth at the heart of the Highlands of Scotland. Pay a visit to Invergordon Naval & Heritage Museum, Cromarty Courthouse, and Hugh Miller's Cottage & Museum. Admire the colourful 'Off the Wall' murals painted on the side of the town's buildings. Take a trip in search of the Loch Ness monster at Loch Ness. Journey to nearby Inverness and explore Landmark Park, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Moor Battlefield, Glen Ord Distillery, and The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre.
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At Sea
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Newcastle, UK
Newcastle sits on the River Tyne in England's North East. Explore Tyneside's rich history at Discovery Museum and the Great North Museum, or learn about innovation and science at the Centre for Life. Indulge in retail therapy around Eldon Square or take a tour of St James' Park - home to Newcastle United Football Club. Escape to the tranquil surroundings of Jesmond Dene or step back in time at the open-air Beamish Museum. Cross Gateshead Millennium Bridge to visit Gateshead music centre and the BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art; keeping your eyes peeled for the Angel of the North in the distance. Venture further afield to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Durham City, Hadrian's Roman Wall and Alnwick Castle.
10
At Sea
12
Southampton, UK
Disembark in Southampton.
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Ship Highlights include…
Largest ship in the Marella fleet
Bumper batch of 10 restaurants and 10 bars
Fleet favourites like Snack Shack and Kora La, plus brand new spaces like The Dining Club
Enjoy the indoor cinema, a Sports & Family Deck and relax at the Champneys spa


Why Book
Why Book
  • Step back in time at Orkney Museum in Tankerness House before strolling around its delightful walled gardens
  • While in Invergordon, journey to nearby Inverness and explore Landmark Park, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Moor Battlefield, Glen Ord Distillery, and The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre
  • Escape to the tranquil surroundings of Jesmond Dene or step back in time at the open-air Beamish Museum


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Background
Marella Explorer
Overview
In summer 2018, we’ll be unveiling the latest addition to our fleet – and it’s the biggest one yet. Marella Explorer is stepping up to the plate, with more facilities than any of our other ships. This includes a bumper 10 restaurants and 10 bars, as well as an indoor cinema and a Sport & Family Deck. You can expect fleet favourites like Snack Shack and Kora La, plus brand new spaces like Indigo – a swanky bar, club and casino.
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Food & Drink

Marella Explorer’s dining scene is worth shouting about. On top of a load of new waiter service restaurants and an around-the-world buffet, you’ve got speciality places like Surf & Turf, Umi Sushi and fine dining restaurant The Dining Club.

Entertainment

The entertainment onboard Marella Explorer doesn't disappoint. Not only does it have the biggest ever Broadway Show Lounge, it also boasts the flash, new Indigo bar, club and casino. Alternatively, you can listen to live music in The Lounge - a stylish space with a bright-pink piano and colour-changing bar.

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Health & Fitness

Far from hustle and bustle, stress and everyday, guests are encouraged to disable the body and mind to relax and re-energise in the spa areas.

For those who wish to keep active, there are a wide variety of sporting activities and classes taking place either in a group or with a personal trainer that are sure to get the blood pumping.

Kids & Teens

Marella Cruises have worked on every last detail when it comes to getting the kids onboard. That means family-sized and inter-connecting cabins, buffet lunches featuring favourites like pizza and spaghetti bolognese, and a great mix of activities.

They lay on table tennis and football tournaments, fun quizzes, and early evening shows during their sea days. And when the ship is in port, children up to the age of 12 get discounted rates on some of their exciting shore excursions.

Every ship has a free Kids’ Club, too. So mum and dad can have time together while the little ones fill their days with treasure hunts, face-painting, and stories.

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