Marella Cruises Family Highlights

A hit with the whole family, Marella Cruises are proud to boast one of the friendliest services at sea. From family and interconnecting rooms to buffet lunches and a great selection of activities they’re perfect for multigenerational cruises. Plus, when in port, children up to 12 years old are lucky enough to get discounted shore excursions.

Marella Cruises’ family-friendly cruise ships are Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2, Marella Explorer and new ship, Marella Voyager.

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Family-friendly Excursions

Marella Cruises believe one of the perks of cruising is seeing lots of fantastic new places, that’s why they’ve designed a series of excursions suitable for the whole family. This includes exciting trips to places like waterparks, aquariums and beaches for little ones as well as fun cycling excursions for children 10 years and older. In almost every port you can join experienced guides and pedal your way to the best sights. 

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Broadway Show Lounge


From after dark West End-style shows to cabaret acts, wine tasting and dance classes there’s a little something for everyone to keep entertained. You’re sure to be belly laughing in 

no time with some of the UK’s well-known stand-up comedians taking to the stage or if that’s not for you, enjoy some live music in one of the lounges

Kids Dining

Formal affairs and posh dining aren’t on the agenda when it comes to your family cruise. With buffet restaurants catering to all tastes, your mealtimes will be a relaxed family get-together on board a Marella Cruise. With firm favourites like pasta, pizza, chips and ice cream on the 

menu, even the fussiest kids will be satisfied.

Kids Club: 3-11 Years Old 

The accredited Kid’s Club staff on board Marella Cruises’ ships are adept at keeping children of all ages entertained. From messy-time with arts and crafts to dress-up time, movie nights and pyjama parties, most age groups are catered for. Budding sailors can even take a trip to the bridge to see the captain at work and join a behind the scenes tour. You can even enjoy a lie in a few days in your week as the staff take your youngsters to breakfast! Depending on ages and abilities the club will be split into 2-3 groups for a fun and tailored experience.

The Hideout: 12-17 Year Olds

Teenagers can get a space all of their own on board a Marella cruise. Conveniently next to the gaming area, with comfy seating, games tables and plenty of consoles, your teens can have their Independence to meet new friends and do what they love.

For The Big Kids

Try your luck in the casino or sign up for a cocktail-making class whilst the kids play with their newfound friends in the Kids Club.

John Shallo
John Shallo
John Shallo is the founder and editor of Cruise Addicts. Since 1999 it has been a leading destination for cruise travelers and self professed Cruise Addicts looking for the latest news, ship reviews and travel tips.

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