Marella Cruises to become first British cruise line to restart fly-cruises

Marella Cruises to become first British cruise line to restart fly-cruises

Marella Cruises

Marella Discovery will sail from Corfu on 3 September

Marella Cruises is to become the first British-based cruise line to restart fly-cruises, with its first sailing set to depart from the Greek island of Corfu on 3 September.

“The decision to lift the ban on international cruising is great news for the industry,” said Chris Hackney, managing director of parent company TUI UK and Ireland. “Our domestic cruises have received some fantastic customer feedback and we will continue to operate these from Southampton and Newcastle in August before we return to international cruises in September from our homeports in the UK and Corfu.”

Passengers will depart from London Gatwick airport on 3 September and embark onboard Marella Discovery later the same day. The ship will visit Greek destinations including Santorini, Rhodes, Mykonos, Crete and Katakolon.

Guests over the age of 18 will be required to have received their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days before embarkation. All those under 18 (except for infants under two) will instead be required to show a negative lateral flow test result.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
09 August 2021

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