Marella Cruises will return to the Dominican Republic for an extended period in the winter of 2024-25, marking its first visit to the island since 2017. Formerly known as Thomson Cruises, Marella Cruises is a British owned and operated holiday company. is the TUI Group, and offers international cruises on five of its ships.
Caribbean Cruises Starting Christmas Eve 2024
Marella Cruises plans to ship 71,545 tons Marella Explorer 2 to the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean waters by the end of 2024. The change will mark the cruise’s return to the island after a seven-year absence.
Marella Explorer 2 will be docked in La Romana in the Dominican Republic from December 24, 2024. The ship will offer Caribbean cruises that are exclusively for adults – a great excuse to leave the kids at home and enjoy all the ship’s activities and amenities.
“We are always looking for new ways to transform our customers, whether it’s new places, new tours or ships,” said Chris Hackney, Tui’s UK & Ireland cruise manager. “That’s why we are happy to offer new things to guests with our new cruise departing from La Romana in winter 2024.”
Procedures for the 2024-25 season Marella Explorer 2 will be available for booking from July 20, 2023. Depending on the departure date and length of the cruise, cruises will call at various islands such as Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Dominica, Antigua, St. Maarten, Tortola, and Samana. Another trip will include the southern Caribbean islands of Aruba, Curacao, and Bonaire.
In particular, Samana, a famous island in the Dominican Republic, will be the new port of call for Marella Cruises. Cruises in the Dominican Republic start from £1,799 per head.
Hackney also said that passengers who book one of these tours in the Dominican Republic Marella will have the opportunity to stay at Tui hotels in the Dominican Republic before or after their trip, extending their travel experience.
About Marella Explorer 2
Marella Explorer 2 has a long history of sailing. The vessel, which can carry up to 1,814 passengers, was built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. The ship was launched in May 1995, and has changed several names during its life including A hundred years, Celebrity Centuryand SkySea Golden Era.
For the 2023 travel seasons, Marella Explorer 2 they came from the Mediterranean, visiting famous and sunny places like Crete, Croatia, some Greek ports (such as Corfu), Malta, Montenegro, Sicily, and some additional ports in mainland Italy, such as Taranto.
Marella Cruises will send the ship to the Americas in early 2024, visiting areas such as Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, and Panama before spending the year returning to the Mediterranean.
The return of the company to the Dominican Republic will take place in the winter of 2024-25, which indicates that the line will return to the island after a break from 2017.
Cruise companies sometimes stay away from certain destinations or ports for several years, changing routes to accommodate the number of dedicated and loyal customers who tend to queue for several years in a row.
Marella Mediterranean Cruises
In addition, the cruise will continue to offer guests a choice of Mediterranean winter cruises, with two short itineraries.
76,998 tons Marella Explorer—also from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany (1996)—will depart from Malaga on December 9, 2024, passing through Gibraltar and Casablanca in Morocco before arriving in Tenerife, with just one day at sea.
1,912 passengers Marella VoyagerThe newest ship in the line, renovated in 2022, will depart from Palma, Majorca on November 2, 2024, stopping in Alicante, Almeria, and Malaga.
Additional information Marella Voyager, with a tonnage of 77,302, has been replaced by a group of modern products. Some of the extras on display include a selection of 10 different bars and restaurants; “The Veranda,” a quiet place with Balinese beds that offer a beautiful view of the sea; closed film; pool room; and a luxury resort with mini-golf.
Several other new winter itineraries will also be offered, including six-night cruises scheduled to depart from Malaga in Spain, Corfu in Greece, and Marmaris in Turkey.
Whether you prefer cruises from the Mediterranean or cruises from the Dominican Republic, Marella Cruises has your needs covered.