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 Croatia.
Day 3: Valletta, Malta
Malta's small capital city — Valletta — sits within the city's original walls on a hillside and is known for its old churches, palaces and museums. Formerly ruled by the French, Italians, Spanish, and British; this UNESCO World Heritage site is filled with more than 300 historical monuments — making it one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world! Stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets of its old town district and see the famous Maltese-decorated balconies. Among a variety of churches, you can discover St. John's Co-Cathedral — one of Malta's biggest tourist attractions — with its striking interior decor and painting of John the Baptist by Caravaggio.
Day 4: Catania, Sicily
The ancient port city of Catania sits in the shadow of Mount Etna on the east coast of Sicily. Stroll around the Fontana dell'Elefante statue and the ornate Catania Cathedral, before experiencing the lively Pescheria fish market. Step back in time at Catania at Castello Ursino and the Teatro Romano, window-shop along the elegant Via Etnea then escape to the idyllic gardens at Villa Bellini. No trip to Catania would be complete without taking a scenic trip up Mount Etna by bus or cable car.
Day 5: Argostoli, Kefalonia
Argostoli is Kefalonia's main port town and boasts a beautiful natural harbour. Stroll around the town centre and discover plentiful shops, cafes, bars and restaurants around Plateia Valianou and along Lithostroto main street. Pay a visit to the Museum of Archaeology and the Cultural Museum. Head to Kampanas Square and enjoy breath-taking views of the town and the beautiful Koutavos Lagoon. Keep your eyes peeled for the wild loggerhead turtles each morning in Argostoli Bay. Walk across the De Bosset Bridge and enjoy the stunning views. Watch the sea flow inland and disappears into sinkholes at the Katavothres. Soak up the sun on nearby Fenari beach and discover the picturesque St Theodore lighthouse.
Day 6: Otranto, Italy
Otranto is a historic seaside port town on southern Italy's Adriatic coastline in the Puglia region. Discover picture-perfect blue seas, white-washed buildings, and diving rocks and you're just touching the surface of this quaint place. See the Romanesque Duomo de Otranto: Basilica Cattedrale di Santa Maria Annunziata and the mosaic exhibits at the neighbouring Museo Diocesano. Meander through the old town to visit the tiny Chiesa de San Pietro church complete with Byzantine frescoes. Explore Castello Aragonese that dates back to the 15th century and seek out the idyllic Villa Communale park by the seafront. Spend time on the sandy beaches of Baia dei Turchi and Laghi Alimini to the north of Otranto or head to the picturesque rocky cove at Porto Badisco to the south of the town.
Day 7: Kotor, Montenegro
Kotor is based on the Adriatic coastline in south-west Montenegro. One of the country's prettiest and most-famous towns, Kotor is an UNESCO World Heritage site and offers a range of historic landmarks and natural beauty spots. The old town district is filled with medieval architecture and monuments — as well as one of the narrowest streets in the world! From its Venetian-style gates to its former Austrian prisons, Kotor's past is kept alive for you to explore. Wander around the range of shops, and head to a bar or restaurant at a piazza to admire views of the mountains.
Day 8: Dubrovnik, Croatia
The Croatian city of Dubrovnik sits on the country's southern coast on the Adriatic Sea. Explore the city centre — an UNESCO World Heritage site — with its 17th-century Cathedral of the Assumption and Rector's Palace, before walking around the ancient city walls. Admire the views as you ride the cable car to Mt Srd or visit one of the city's museums. Relax in the sunshine on Banje Beach; enjoy a boat trip to the nearby islands of Lokrum and Elafati; and view the city from the water on a kayaking trip or take a snorkelling tour.
Day 9: 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 10: Ancona, Italy
The port city of Ancona sits on Italy's Adriatic coastline. As capital of the Marche region; Ancona is famous for its stunning beaches and also the hilltop Cattedrale di San Ciriaco. Pay a visit to the ancient Arch of Trajan and the 18th-century Lazzaretto pentagonal quarantine station at opposite sides of the port. Meander through the city centre and admire the bronze masks of mythical figures at Fontana del Calamo or enjoy the pre-historic and Roman artefacts at National Archaeological Museum. Climb up the slopes of Monte Guasco to the ruins of the Roman Amphitheatre or climb the steps to the white marble Passetto Monument overlooking Passetto Beach. People-watch with a coffee at Piazza del Plebiscito or admire the 13th-century Santa Maria della Piazza church on Piazza Santa Maria.
Day 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: Split, Croatia
Split, on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast, is the country's second-largest city. It's popular for its golden beaches and bustling centre — which was built around the fourth-century Diocletian's Palace. Today, the palace remains a central part of Split's heritage after its transformation into a variety of houses, flats, churches, and chapels. Stroll through the centre to admire the towering Cathedral of Saint Domnius with its 13th-century oak doors that tell the story of Christ. The Riva waterfront promenade runs the length of the old town and is the perfect place to stop for lunch. See cascading waterfalls at Krka National Park or relax and snorkel on the beach of Brac Island before departing.
Day 15: 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.