Marella Explorer recently embarked on Marella Cruises’ first sailing (June 25th) after 15 months of lockdowns and cancellations resulting from Covid 19. The voyage marked the first of a season of staycations around the UK onboard Explorer, the majority of which are 7-nights in duration and sailing from Southampton.

With extensive Covid 19 procedures in place, embarkation and cruising itself has changed. Marella requires over 18s to prove they are double vaccinated whilst under 18s require a negative lateral flow test. This is followed by a swab test. If negative, guests may embark. Masks must be worn on board whilst walking around inside, but in restaurants they may be removed when seated, eating or drinking. Sanitiser machines and one-way systems are in place and there is no dancing permitted in the night club.

Marella Explorer 2 is also back in service and is currently sailing a variety of shorter cruises from Port of Tyne.

The cruises on offer are definitely budget friendly, evident by the fact that a lot of sailings in July and August are now completely sold out! Well, we are all so desperate to get back tom sea. However, worry not, as we’ve been doing some homework for you and found a selection of cruises aboard both ships that are still available and better yet, come with discounts! Visit the Marella website to find out more.

Covid may have changed cruising for now, but Marella are promising an extra special staycation on board Explorer and Explorer 2.

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