Featuring ten decks of stylish cabins, five restaurants and six bars, a lively pool deck, tranquil beauty salon and spa, and a vibrant entertainment scene; Marella Celebration impresses from the moment you step on board. As one of its more intimate ships, you can quickly get to know your fellow passengers and crew members as you sail between ports. Enjoy a fun Zumba class, unwind with a full-body wrap, or chill out at Sun Lounge during days at sea. Little ones can make the most of the fun activities at Marella Kids' Club, while you enjoy some shopping at the duty-free boutiques. Families have plenty of drinking and dining options — from burgers and hot dogs, to fusion cuisines and international buffets. Be dazzled by West End style shows or relax with live music and family film screenings in the evening. The ship drops anchor at an exciting range of ports of call where you can join an organised excursion or explore independently.
Take your seat in The Meridian Restaurant at mealtimes and enjoy a menu of classic culinary treats served to your table. Dine in the casual surroundings of Lido Restaurant with cooked breakfasts and lunchtime carveries through to international buffets and themed events in the evening. Terrace Grill serves al fresco light bites during the daytime and steaks cooked on hot stones for dinner. Discover two a la carte eateries for romantic meals for two or to celebrate a special occasion - indulge in contemporary Chinese and Indian fusion cuisine in Kora La Restaurant or choose from culinary delights such as lobster thermidor and rack of lamb in the chic Mistral's Restaurant.
The mix of bars and lounges on Marella Celebration offers something for your every mood. Relax with a freshly-brewed cappuccino in Horizons, or savour light bites and ice-cold drinks at the poolside Lido Bar. Make use of the Wi-Fi in Explorer's Lounge or indulge in a freshly-baked muffin with Lavazza coffee at The Coffee Port. Hemmingway's Bar is the perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks or late-night cocktails, or stop for a leisurely glass of wine at Broadway Show Lounge Bar.
Spend your days relaxing by one of the ship's swimming pools or visit Oceans Beauty Salon and Spa for a range of indulgent treatments. There is also a whirlpool, fitness centre, and sauna. Watch live cooking demonstrations and enjoy live music in the afternoon at Lido Bar. The vibrant evening programme brings the ship to life at night. The two-storey Broadway Show Lounge presents West End-style shows and special guest acts on stage. Liberties lounge offers line dancing, film screenings and bingo by day with live music, karaoke, and discos in the evening. Try your luck at the blackjack and poker tables in the casino.
Day 1: UK to Dubrovnik, Croatia
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Dubrovnik and take a coach transfer to the port to board Marella Celebration and set sail towards Hvar.
Day 2: Hvar, Croatia
The Croatian island of Hvar is best known for its natural beauty, scenic marina, and age-old monuments. The rich culture includes historic gothic palaces and the 13th-century walls that frame the squares. Visit the Spanish Fortress to see Hvar from above; the spectacular views of terracotta rooftops and turquoise waters will take your breath away. Wander St Stephen's Square and enjoy a coffee in one of the street cafes as you gaze upon Hvar Cathedral. Step inside the 15th-century Franciscan Monastery to feast your eyes upon the striking Last Supper painting. Hvar has a reputation as Croatia's premier party town with a wide choice of clubs, bars and restaurants, which offer daytime drinks as well as evening parties. For adventure, snorkelling is offered off-shore and island-hopping boat trips run daily.
Day 3: Porto Corsini (For Ravenna and Bologna), Italy
Bologna is the lively and historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy. Explore the sprawling Piazza Maggiore with its arched colonnades, cafes, and impressive medieval/Renaissance structures such as the Fountain of Neptune, Basilica di San Petronio, and the City Hall. The leaning Two Towers of Asinelli and Garisenda in Piazza de Porta Ravegnana and Basilica Santuario Santo Stephano in Piazza Santo Stephano are captivating sights to enjoy too. Discover the bounty of antiquities at Museo Civico Archeologico and the amazing artworks at Pinacoteca Nazionale. If you're visiting Bologna on a Friday or Saturday, you can also indulge in retail therapy at the massive open-air La Piazzola market in Piazza Mercato. The area is also famous for the manufacture of sausages and pasta, so why not taste some with a meal in a local eatery?
Day 4: Venice, Italy
Explore beautiful Venice on Italy's north-east coast. This city built on water is a popular tourist destination due to its gondola rides, delicious cuisine and stunning Gothic architecture. A maze of winding canals, you can sail up the Grand Canal to visit the stunning Palazzo Ducale and Basilica di San Marco. See works of arts from Bellini and Titian at Gallerie dell Accademia, then head to Scuola Grande di San Rocco to see the intricate and captivating way Tintoretto depicts Old and New Testament scenes. Many canal-side bars host live music that you can enjoy as you dine on fresh seafood dishes and prosecco. Make sure to try Venetian cicheti — similar to tapas — which include dishes such as soft salami and smoked swordfish.
Day 5: Koper, Slovenia
Situated along a wide horseshoe-shaped bay, Koper's medieval town allows you to lose yourself in its maze of streets while passing historical sights and browsing chic shops along the way. Visit Postonja caves and explore the mysterious world of underground caves and echoing passages. Admire Old Koper, with its stunning architecture and elegant squares. Explore the winding lanes of the picturesque town of Piran, or venture to the capital and journey back in time at the National Museum of Slovenia.
Day 6: Rijeka, Croatia
Visit Rijeka, Croatia's third-largest city that exudes charm, culture, and vibrant nightlife. Ascend to the 13th-century fortress Trsat Castle to enjoy fantastic views of the Rjecina River Valley; descend and pay a visit to the 17th-century Rijeka Cathedral and admire its baroque architecture. Take a guided tour at the Museum of the City of Rijeka or learn about Croatian history at the 19th-century Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian coast. Take a selfie by the City Clock Tower, pick up a souvenir from the Central Market, or do some upscale shopping at Korzo.
Day 7: Sibenik, Croatia
Nestled on the mouth of Krka River, the picturesque town of Sibenik is the gateway to the Kornati islands. Visit the awe-inspiring Cathedral of St James, a triple-knave basilica with three apses and a 32-metre high dome. Head to the majestic St Michael's Fortress on the hillside overlooking Sibenik Bay and enjoy the open-air theatre. Discover the town’s rich history and collection of artefacts at Šibenik City Museum or stop by the white-washed St Francis' Church and Monastery. Alternatively, spend an afternoon exploring the tropical fish and marine life at Aquarium Terrarium Šibenik.
Day 8: Dubrovnik, Croatia to UK
Your cruise comes to an end in Dubrovnik where you disembark and take a coach transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.