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 be transferred to the port to board Marella Celebration for your seven night cruise.
Day 3: Souda (for Chania), Crete
Chania is a thriving city with beautiful Venetian buildings. Located on the north coast of Crete, the city is picturesque and it main attractions are situated close to the harbour. Explore the waterfront and stroll along the harbour wall to be greeted by the iconic Venetian Lighthouse. Discover the ancient buildings and admire the Venetian and Turkish architecture. Take a walk down the narrow shopping streets to soak up the local culture, or dine in one of the many waterfront restaurants and cafes to taste the flavours of the local cuisine. Head to the Naval Museum where you can gain insight into Crete's maritime history.
Day 4: Piraeus (for Athens), Greece
Ferries and ships fill the seemingly endless quays in Piraeus, a major port city situated within the Athens urban area. For luxury, view the impressive yachts and cruisers in Zea marina and dine in the restaurants, taverns and bars nearby. Take a stroll to Kastella; at the top of the hill you’ll find picturesque views, beautiful buildings and cultural events taking place at the outdoor theatre, ‘Veakio’. Visit the Museum of Piraeus and discover the rise and fall of the ancient city.
Day 5: Kalamata, Greece
Kalamata is the capital and central port of Messinia, 238km from Athens. Climb up the hillside to the impressive Kalamata Castle or explore the stone churches, shops, and markets in the old town. Admire the paintings, sculptures, and carvings at the Modern Greek Art Gallery and artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age and Roman times at Benakeion Archaeological Museum. Stop for coffee on Vassileos Georgiou square before strolling through the shops and stores on the pedestrianised Aristomenous Street. Pay a call to the Folklore and History Museum in Kiriakou mansion or see the old motorcycles and railway wagons on display at Railways Park. Spend a few hours sunbathing and swimming on the 4km-long stretch of sands and taste traditional ouzo and Greek mezze in a nearby taverna. Venture further afield to enjoy the Byzantine Agios Dimitrios church, T Katsoulidis - Museum of Carvings, and Municipal Mansion at the small town of Messini.
Day 6: Corfu Town, Corfu
The island of Corfu sits off the north coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea. Surrounded by rugged mountains and lined with golden beach resorts, it's a cosmopolitan island with a strong, traditional character. Corfu has long been a hugely popular holiday destination due to its laid-back atmosphere, fun beaches, fantastic climate, and welcoming villages. Its old town is filled with Byzantine churches, Venetian fortresses and French-style houses. Spend time relaxing on the sand or enjoying water sports in the sea, before sampling the island's delicious cuisine — often a tasty blend of Greek and Italian — at a beachfront restaurant. The waterfront is lined with bars and cafes, and there are plenty of craft markets for buying souvenirs.
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 to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.