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Sail the Irish Sea

Marella Cruises Marella Explorer
Date 30th Aug 21
Nights 11 Nights
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Southampton, UK
Arrive in Southampton and embark on Marella Explorer for your eleven night cruise.
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Torquay, UK
A seaside resort on the English Channel in south west England, Devon is known for its beaches that include Babbacombe and cliffside Oddicombe. Located right near the town centre, Torquay Harbour boasts many cafes, shops, and a marina. Visit Kents Cavern; a labyrinth system of chambers that have revealed signs of human habitation going back 45,000 years. Check out the 400 miniature buildings of Babbacombe Model Village; discover London's Shard, Piccadilly Circus, and Stonehenge. Dating from the end of the 12th century, take a trip to Torre Abbey, also known as the best preserved monastic site in Devon and Cornwall. Wander the thatched cottages, manor house, and green parkland of Cockington Country Park and take a journey through time at Bygones.
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At Sea
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Holyhead, UK
Holyhead is located on the north-western tip of Wales and is the largest town on the Isle of Anglesey. Explore the port's maritime past at Holyhead Maritime Museum. Admire the medieval castle towns of Beaumaris, Conwy and Caernarfon along the Welsh coastline. Take a tour through the mountains, valleys and towns of the nearby Snowdonia National Park, with Mount Snowdon as its impressive backdrop. Get up close the animals, butterflies and reptiles at Pili Plas Nature World. Follow the 400 steps over to the South Stack Lighthouse on its own off-shore island.
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Greenock, Scotland
Located on the River Clyde 20 miles away from Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, Greenock began as a fishing harbour and later became a major centre for shipbuilding. The town's maritime history is celebrated at the Custom House Museum and stained glass art can be seen in McLean Museum and Art Gallery. Greenock is home to the world's first Burn's Club, dedicated to poet, Robert Burns; his love, Mary Campbell, died in the town and is buried in Greenock Cemetery. Travel to Glasgow to explore Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum; works by Charles Rennie Mackintosh at Mackintosh House and House for an Art Lover; and masterpieces by Rubens, Reynolds, and Rembrandt at The University of Glasgow: The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery. Take a tour of Tennents Wellpark Brewery and visit Glasgow Green and the People's Palace. Discover the world of transport at the Riverside Museum or the wonders of science at Glasgow Science Centre. Get up close to Highland Cows at Pollock Country Park and explore the local football scene at Scottish Football Museum.
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Belfast, UK
Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, enjoys a wonderful setting of high hills, sea lough and river valley. Its name originated from the Gaelic ‘Beal Feirste’ meaning ‘mouth of the sandy fjord’. Founded in the 17th century, the city prospered becoming one of the world’s leading industrial names, and was home to Harland and Wolff – the shipbuilders who built the ill-fated Titanic. Despite its more recent political troubles, Belfast has emerged as a vibrant, alluring destination. Amidst its beautiful Victorian buildings you can shop in stylish boutiques, sip a Guinness in one of its charming old pubs or take a scenic stroll in Barnett Demesne park. The centrepiece is the City Hall, completed in 1906, with its domed roof and grand Italian marble staircase. Other points of interest on the city include Belfast Cathedral, which has the largest Celtic Cross in Ireland plus Celtic themed mosaics and stained glass, Belfast Castle, sitting on the slopes of Cave Hill, and Belfast Zoo.
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Liverpool, UK
The ship drops anchor today on the banks of the River Mersey at Liverpool. With some of the best museums and galleries in the UK, Liverpool is an exciting and historic city. Stop at International Slavery Museum, Walker Art Gallery, World Museum, and Beatles Story — featuring memorabilia and a life-sized replica of the Cavern Club — during your time here. Have lunch and drinks at the many bars and cafes of the modern Albert Dock, or enjoy some sightseeing with visits to Liverpool Cathedral and St George's Hall. See the launch pad of The Beatles, Casbah Club; tour Liverpool FC's home ground, Anfield Stadium; or shop 'til you drop at the Metquarter and Liverpool ONE.
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At Sea
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Dublin, Ireland
Experience the vibrant culture and famous Irish 'craic' in the Republic of Ireland’s capital city — Dublin. Pay a visit to the country's largest church - St Patrick's Cathedral - as well as Dublin Castle, National Museum of Ireland, and Irish Museum of Modern Art. Explore the gardens and elegant squares of Trinity College and sample a glass of the country's favourite drink on a tour of Guinness Storehouse at St James's Gate Brewery. Indulge in retail therapy at the city's premier shopping location, Grafton Street, or head to Phoenix Park to get up close to rare and exotic animals at Dublin Zoo. Wander the famous streets of the Temple Bar district and enjoy delicious food, live music, and traditional ales.
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Cobh, Ireland
Nestling on the southern shore of the Great Island of County Cork is the seaport of Cobh. It's famed as the last port of call of the Titanic — an experience that's brought to life at the Titanic Experience. Explore the port's Irish emigration past at Cobh Heritage Centre or enjoy panoramic views of the town on a ride on the Cobh Road Train. Meet the challenge of Escapade Cobh as you try to escape from the virtual Spike Island Prison, or play a game of golf at the 18-hole Marino Point. Get close to exotic wildlife at Fota Wildlife Park and venture further afield to the city of Cork and the nearby Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle.
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At Sea
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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
  • Points of interest in the city include Belfast Cathedral, Belfast Castle, and Belfast Zoo
  • Stop at International Slavery Museum, Walker Art Gallery, World Museum, and Beatles Story — featuring memorabilia and a life-sized replica of the Cavern Club
  • Wander the famous streets of the Temple Bar district and enjoy delicious food, live music, and traditional ales in Dublin

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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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