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Two very British lines (one German owned, one American owned), with two very different onboard experiences. Marella, owned by giant German tour operator, TUI, was once called Thomson and offers a similar experience to a traditional all-inclusive holiday -- attracting the same type of people. P&O Cruises, however, offers arguably a more upmarket experience, with younger ships and a "posher" crowd. However, there are many similarities -- everyone onboard will be British, expect typical British dishes in the dining rooms, kettles in cabins and both have pubs and bars offering a wide selection of beers and gins. Both are family-friendly brands, depending on ships -- Marella's newest Marella Explorer 2 is adults only, while three of P&O Cruises -- Oceana, Arcadia, Aurora -- do not allow kids. Both too include gratuities in the fare, though Marella goes one step further and includes booze -- a big selling point for Brits. We've put them together to help you decide which one would suit you.
Now in its second year, Marella's Electric Sunsets cruise is back in 2019, this time with a nineties theme. The line plans to transport passengers back to the decade made famous by the Spice Girls, grunge and "Friends," with some of the best headline acts from the decade, plus a host of other themed events. So pack your combat trousers, crop tops and chokers and prepare for this unique pop-fest at sea onboard Marella Explorer. Below is everything you need to know about the upcoming sailing, including what to expect and and how to get onboard.
Marella Cruises' new ship, the 1,814-passenger Marella Explorer 2, emerged from dry dock on March 27, 2019, with a swanky new look, ready to begin Mediterranean voyages out of its Naples homeport. Passengers can expect some fun new-to-the-line features, such as a quirky Champagne bar that
While some people cruise for the ports, onboard shows and other ship attractions, others love the sense of relaxation you feel when you're out at sea. For serenity seekers, a thermal suite -- an area of the spa with special whirlpools, hot tubs, showers and saunas -- just can't be beat. For the
When Marella Cruises announced its partnership with upmarket land-based spa Champneys, it became the first cruise line to feature the brand on one of its ships. The link-up, which debuted on Marella Explorer and will follow on sister ship Marella Explorer 2, allows cruise passengers to enjoy some of the same luxurious treatments and amenities found at Champneys' locations ashore.