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 Dubai, UAE
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Dubai and be transferred to the port to board Marella Celebration for your seven night cruise.
Day 2: Doha, Qatar
Sitting on Doha Bay is the capital of the Persian Gulf - Doha. This vibrant metropolis boasts the Corniche Promenade and plentiful park areas alongside the downtown waterfront. Admire the extensive collection of exhibits at the Museum of Islamic Art and Al Zubara Fort & Museum. Qatari art and heritage also comes to life at Katara Cultural Village. Shop for local handicrafts, jewellery and spices at the traditional Souq Waqif or indulge yourself at the designer shops at The Pearl-Qatar. Venture out of the city on an exciting Desert Safari by 4x4 jeep or get up close to the indigenous Arabian Oryx deer on a visit to Al Maha Sanctuary.
Day 4: Port Sultan Qaboos (for Muscat), Oman
Muscat, unlike a lot of her Arabian cousins, has managed to retain a scene of authenticity to the old ways. Where her more notable cousins have arrived into the 21st century with a skyline dominated by skyscrapers, shopping malls and hotels, Muscat has retained a lot more of her traditions and values of old. It is this aspect that allows her to captivate guests time and time again. Sail into the preserved historical waterfront and experience the traditional architecture of this calming seascape, hike through the terracotta coloured mountains or even visit the old town and discover the traditional souk and spice markets.
Day 5: Khor Fakkan, UAE
Khor al Fakkan is located along the Gulf of Oman on the east coast of United Arab Emirates and nestles around the picturesque bay of Khorfakkan. Step ashore and stroll along the Corniche with its famous fish market. Admire Shark Island, the Oceanic Hotel with its unique porthole windows, and also the Ruler of Sharjah's Palace on the hilltop above. Visit the Heritage District to view the exhibits at the Sharjah Fort Museum and Islamic Museum. Shop for souvenirs, gold items and local crafts at Souk Al Markazi and Souk al-Arsah. There is also a great beach and the area is also a popular spot for diving, snorkelling and other water sports. Venture further afield and visit the Al Wurrayah Falls and the city of Fujairah.
Day 6: Port Zayed, UAE
Often referred to as Mina Zayed, Port Zayed is a deep-water port that serves Abu Dhabi. One of the largest mosques in the world with its 82 white domes, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center is a major landmark near this port; one certainly worth a visit. A variety of captivating international artwork can be found in the water-surrounded Louvre Abu Dhabi or Marina Mall is perfect for a spot of shopping, game of bowling, or a few laps round the ice rink. Discover the desert oasis town Emirates Heritage Village for the chance to visit crafts workshops and look forward to fun-filled cultural festivals. Swim or stroll along the shores of Corniche Beach or perhaps take a trip to marvel at the iconic 35-story leaning skyscraper Capital Gate. Take in the 360-degree views from Observation Deck at 300, located on the 74th floor with a tempting cafe serving delicious treats.
Day 7: Dubai, UAE
The world's fastest-growing global city with a vibrancy and a majesty all of its own. You’ll find all kinds of wonderful modern attractions here, including, at 2,722 feet, the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, plus cutting-edge bars and nightclubs, a man made island in the shape of a giant palm tree, and unparalleled shopping opportunities.
Day 8: Dubai, UAE 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.