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, Majorca
Fly from you chosen UK airport and be transferred to the port to board Marella Discovery 2 for your seven night cruise.
Day 3: Ajaccio, Corsica
Ajaccio is a jewel on any Mediterranean cruise, one of the easiest destinations to navigate on foot and one of the most characteristic ports you can see. Around the harbour you can find a bustling world of French and Italian influence, with traditional Mediterranean restaurants and local artists on every street corner. Visit the ancestral home of French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte and see the 16th-century Notre-Dame cathedral which is home to paintings by Delacroix and Tintoretto.
Day 4: Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy
Spend the day exploring the charming port of Civitavecchia and Rome — an ancient city filled with famous landmarks, distinct architecture and influential art. Visit Civitavecchia's main public square — Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II — and see the Baroque cathedral dedicated to St. Francis, before taking a seat in a pavement cafe for a taste of the local seafood. In Rome, enjoy a gladiator experience at the grand Colosseum, view the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum, and throw three coins in the Trevi Fountain. Pay a visit to the Vatican City — the home of the Catholic Church — and see St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's ceiling.
Day 5: Marina di Carrara (for Florence/Pisa), Italy
Marvel at the marble-capped mountains behind Marina Di Carrara that has sculpted Italy's historic looks. Explore the world-class art and beautiful Renaissance buildings of Florence just 1 hour and 45-minute drive or pay a visit to the infamous leaning tower of Pisa which lies 50 minutes down the coast. Stunning Carrara is a 20-minute drive inland and boasts magnificent marble pavements, sculptures, fountains, and the main cathedral. Partake in the Florence and Pisa excursion and find yourself weaving through the maze of streets of Florence; before embarking on the 300 steps to the top of the leaning tower of Pisa and immerse yourself in the spectacular views of the Cathedral below. Leave the port behind and enjoy the gorgeous Tuscan countryside on your way for a walking tour of Pisa on The Leaning Tower of Pisa shore excursion. If you'd prefer to do your own thing then Florence On Your Own is for you; driven to Florence by a local escort you have the opportunity to explore this romantic city at your own leisure.
Day 6: St Raphael (for St Tropez/Cannes), France
Overlooked by acres of natural forest and terracotta-coloured peaks of the Esterel Mountain range, St Raphael is Southern France's girl-next-door. This quaint town sits on the edge of 36km of unspoilt coastline. Head to Dramont beach and make memories and sandcastles with the family. With easy access to St Tropez; visit the French Riviera hotspot for the world's elite. Explore St Tropez on either the St Tropez by Boat excursion where you experience a guided boat tour along the Rivera coast and its spectacular coves and villages before sailing into the marina. Start your free time with a guided tour or spend two hours exploring at your own leisure. Alternatively, visit St Tropez on the St Tropez and Port Grimaud shore excursion, get a real taste of St Tropez on a panoramic drive and experience the medieval towns and beaches before visiting the Venice like village of Port Grimaud, discover alleys linked by canals and bridges, lined with multi-coloured fisherman-style houses.
Day 7: Tarragona, Spain
Tarragona is a popular stop-off on any Mediterranean cruise itinerary. Situated on the 14km of coastline that Costa Daurada has to offer, Tarragona is a great place to sample some of the heavenly, unspoiled beaches and the fabulous Mediterranean climate. There are also stunning medieval and Art Noveau sites to visit, such as The Tarragona Amphitheatre and Roman Circus. Leading European theme park, Portaventura, is close by, which is perfect for family-friendly fun.
Day 8: Palma, Majorca to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disemark and be transferred back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.