Marella Discovery 2 sailed into the Marella Cruises' fleet in summer 2017. The ship offers the all inclusive concept and eleven decks featuring a five-storey high atrium, six restaurants and seven bars, and luxury cabins and suites. Days at sea are all about relaxing by the two large pools and built-in hot tubs or escaping to The Veranda for adult-only sunbathing. Shape up in Oceans Gym or indulge in a massage at Oceans Spa and Beauty Salon. The Baby Centre, Kids' Club, and The Hide Out entertain tots to teens. Play a round on the mini golf course or scale the heights of the rock-climbing wall. Visit Break Out & Escape puzzle room or play video games in Gamerzone. The fun continues after dark with a vibrant bar, dining, and entertainment scene. Step ashore at your ports of call and explore the sights independently or join an organised excursion.
The stylish 47 eatery spans two decks and serves up a waiter-served menu of traditional culinary fare and sea views. Step up to the upper floor to savour Italian-inspired dishes at Gallery 47. Islands restaurant is the spot for buffet-style dishes and live cooking stations serving omelettes at breakfast and carvery roasts at dinner. Stop by the British beach huts and festival food stalls in Snack Shack to tuck into everything from bacon butties to sweet chilli chicken wings. The Glass House has a dual personality; offering deli-style snacks and freshly-squeezed juices by day and tapas and steaks cooked over hot stones in the evening. Treat yourself to gourmet culinary experiences at the a la carte eateries - Kora La serves pan-Asian specialities to your table or sashimi, nigiri, and Asian beers at the Sushi Bar; Surf & Turf Steakhouse specialises in marbled steaks, succulent lobster tails, and vegetarian options.
Soak up the laid-back atmosphere over fresh-brewed Lavazza coffee and a slice of cake at The Coffee Port. Sip refreshing poolside drinks at Deck Bar or take a seat in Atrium Bar for a glass of bubbly. Visit Bar Eleven — at the ship's highest point on Deck 11 — to enjoy contemporary cocktails and a late-night disco. Live Room is the ship's flagship bar, with an impressive selection of draught beers and cocktails.
Marella Discovery 2 really comes to life after dark. Make yourself comfortable in the 800-seater Broadway Show Lounge to enjoy a choice of elevent unique show performances on stage. There's also high-tech entertainment with family-friendly game shows, Splash! Live, and virtual band performances on the LED screens at the Venue. Snuggle under a blanket with popcorn and hot chocolate as you watch movies by moonlight at the open-air cinema. Or why not risk a few pounds on the fruit machines and blackjack tables at Live Casino?
Day 1: UK to Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Fly from your airport to Palma and be transferred to the port to board Marella Discovery 2 for your seven-night cruise around the Mediterranean.
Day 3: Naples (for Pompeii & Capri), Italy
Naples sits proudly on the Bay of Naples on the Amalfi coastline of southern Italy. Visit Piazza del Plebiscito to admire the Royal Palace, Galleria Umberto and San Carlo Theatre. Step inside the Duomo to view the Cappella di San Gennaro or enjoy family-time at Acquario Della Stazione Zoological Di Napoli. Take a scenic boat trip to the beautiful island of Capri - where you can explore the magical Blue Grotto; indulge in retail therapy at the designer shops around the Piazzetta; take the chair lift to the top of Monte Solaro for island-wide views; or enjoy the idyllic botanical gardens at Giardini di Augusto.
Day 4: Olbia, Sardinia
The picture-perfect coastal city of Olbia is located to the northeast of the island of Sardinia. Stroll along the palm-lined waterfront and uncover the city's maritime past at Museo Archaeologico de Olbia. Meander through the city centre and admire sights such as the Chiesa de San Paolo and the medieval San Simplicio Basilica. Unwind with a coffee at Piazza Matteotti; before indulging in a spot of window-shopping at the designer boutiques on nearby Sottopiazza and La Passeggiata. Head up to the hilltop Nuraghe Riu Mulinu archaeological complex and admire the far-reaching views over the Gulf of Olbia.
Day 5: Livorno (for Florence/Pisa), Italy
Livorno — Tuscany's second-largest city — is home to one of Italy's largest cruise ports. The city's main Terrazza Mascagni square with its grand pavement and seafront promenade is a common meeting place for locals looking to relax. The 16th-century Old Fortress faces the harbour and sits at the entrance to the canal-lined Venezia district. Enjoy gourmet dishes and sample local seafood, which is said to be the best on the Tyrrhenian Coast. Head to Central Piazza Cavour or the car-free Via Ricasoli for shopping, try Via Magenta and pick up some quirky souvenirs, or stop by Via dei Pensieri's street market for a great selection of food, clothing, accessories, and homewares. If you're looking to travel further afield, Pisa is just a short drive away.
Day 6: Villefranche (for Monaco & Nice), France
Villefranche on France's Cote d'Azur is today's port of call. Located on a picturesque bay, with Cap de Nice to the right and Cap Ferrat to the left, this port town is the perfect place to spend the day. Meander around the harbour and sea front Quai Courbet, before stopping for morning coffee at Place Amelie Polonnais. Discover the pastel-coloured buildings of the Old Town and view the trompe l'oeil paintings on the facades of house on the main Rue de Poilu. The baroque Church of Saint-Michel, Chapelle St-Pierre, and La Citadelle are well worth a visit too. Villefranche is also gateway to the nearby popular resort of Nice, the inland medieval village of Eze, and Villa Ephrussi de Rothchild on Cap Ferrat.
Day 7: Palamos, Spain
Situated along Spain’s Costa Brava the stunning town of Palamos is fringed with sun-kissed sands and is known for its water sports, hiking and fishing. Visit the warm shallow water of Cala Estreta or explore the remains of an Iberian castle perched on Fosca beach. Take a stroll along gleaming Mariana and gaze out at the stunning vessels setting sail. Discover the narrow streets of the historic old town or spend an afternoon soaking up the sun in one of the waterfront bars lining the stunning harbour.
Day 8: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.