Ancient Affair
Onboard Marella - Celebration
Hays Cruise Extras
  • Includes flights and overseas transfers
  • Enjoy All Inclusive cruising with tips included
  • Upgrade to an Outside cabin from £56pp
Why book…
  • Discover the Bronze Age ruins at the Palace of Knossos and sail to the deserted island of Dia for a snorkelling trip
  • The 13th-century ethnographic museum of Kizil Kule houses many fascinating artefacts and exhibits or a trip to Alanya Aquapark provides plenty of fun-filled splashing for the whole family
  • Shop 'til you drop for clothing and souvenirs in Grand Bazaar or explore Lycian Rock Tombs to its full potential
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
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.

Food
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.

Drink
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.

Entertainment
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 Paphos/Larnaca, Cyprus
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Cyprus and be transferred to Limassol port on board Marella Celebration for your seven night cruise.
Day 2: Alanya, Turkey
Nestled on the coast of Turkey's central Mediterranean coast, Alanya is a pretty resort town boasting plenty to do and see. Uncover the beauty of Kleopatra Beach, where the Egyptian queen apparently swam or the Seljuk-era Alanya Castle perched on a rocky bluff cannot go a miss. Damlatas Caves are a remarkable discovery; popular with asthma sufferers the caves are said to be healing in their own way. The 13th-century ethnographic museum of Kizil Kule houses many fascinating artefacts and exhibits or a trip to Alanya Aquapark provides plenty of fun-filled splashing for the whole family. Kargicak Beach and Damlatas Beach are perfect for those who enjoy a spot of sunbathing or thrill-seekers who like to get involved with a range of water sports, including parasailing, snorkelling, and jet skiing.
Day 3: Marmaris, Turkey
The Turkish Riviera boasts the beautiful Mediterranean resort of Marmaris, nestled between pine-forested mountains and clear waters, where its long seafront promenade and pebbly beach are just a few of the town's captivating sights. The expansive views and museum of the 16th-century Marmaris Castle await your visit or perhaps take the whole family for a day out to Atlantic Water Park and whizz down water slides or enjoy a game of mini golf. Shop 'til you drop for clothing and souvenirs in Grand Bazaar or explore Lycian Rock Tombs to its full potential. Camp out in the wilderness of Marmaris National Park to take in wildlife, including wild goats and hedgehogs. Iconic for its vibrant nightlife scene, Marmaris' top spot is Bar Street; check out an abundance of open-air clubs and music venues.
Day 4: Heraklion, Crete
Sitting on Crete's northern coast, the capital city of Heraklion is Greece's fourth-largest city. Located between the districts of Lassithi and Rethymno, Heraklion remains one of the most popular tourist destinations. Discover the Bronze Age ruins at the Palace of Knossos and sail to the deserted island of Dia for a snorkelling trip. Stroll through Agora — the Market Street — for an authentic taste of Crete. Here, you can sample traditional dishes like souvlaki kebabs and sweet baklava pastries.
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6 -7: Ashdod (for Jerusalem & Bethlehem), Israel
Israel's sixth-largest city and largest port, Ashdod is set in the Southern District of the country and is popular with tourists for many reasons. Enjoy a range of family-friendly recreational activities and ocean views when you spend time at Ashdod-Yam Park. Perhaps visit the Museum of Philistine Culture; the only museum in the world dedicated to the ancient people who inhabited the maritime part of the country from the XII century BC. Take a stroll to check out the Port of Ashdod or try out a dune buggy ride along Ashdod Sand Dune for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Marvel at the Eye of the Sun during the day to see how its appearance is influenced by the sun's orientation or by night the colour-changing LED lights provide the perfect photo opportunity. Metzuda Beach and its historic fortress are also a must-visit; less crowded than other beaches means time spent here is nothing short of relaxing.
Day 8: Paphos/Larnaca, Cyprus to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.
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Terms and Conditions Apply. Offers are based on 2 sharing an inside cabin. Single supplements apply. Prices and availability can change without notice and may go up or down. Offers include flights and oversea transfers. Selected cruises are adult only sailings. Further terms and conditions may apply.
Price per person from only
£989
March 2021 - 7 Nights - Flying from selected UK airports to Paphos
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