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Tui’s Marella axes US cruises as it retires a second ship

Updated on 2 Oct with further cruise re-start dates: Tui-owned Marella Cruises has retired a second ship, Marella Dream, rather than bringing it back into service next summer as originally planned.   Passengers due to sail on the Dream next summer will be switched to the newer, bigger Discovery, which will homeport in Palma for the summer …

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Marella Cruises announces further cancellations, only one ship will sail this summer

Marella Cruises has extended its cancellations of all cruises until 30 September due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The Foreign Office has recently advised people not to take any ocean-going cruises. Marella says that the only ship it will operate this summer will be Marella Explorer, which is due to sail from Corfu from 2 …

How Covid-19 will change cruising

There’s been lots of talk of the ‘death of cruising’ following the coronavirus pandemic which saw literally tens of thousands of holidaymakers stranded at sea on ships, some of which had serious outbreaks of Covid-19 onboard. There were 19,000 Britons stuck on cruise ships at the start of the outbreak, including on the Diamond Princess, …