Sail Three Seas

Marella Celebration

Sail Three Seas Overview

Departs: 18 July 2019

14 Nights All Inclusive

Flights available from Glasgow (Cruise & Stay)

What's included

Price Includes:

  • All meals
  • A varied and professional entertainment programme
  • 7 nights All Inclusive drinks package onboard Marella Celebration
  • 7 nights half board hotel accommodation
  • Gratuities
  • Flights, cruise & airport to port transfers
  • Baggage Allowance

Ports of call

Dubrovnik, Croatia • Valletta, Malta • Catania, Sicily • Argostoli, Kefalonia • Otranto, Italy • Kotor, Montenegro • Dubrovnik, Croatia

 

Days 1

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Ancient city walls. Higgledy-piggledy red rooftops. Cobbled streets worn by time. That’s Dubrovnik, a heart-stealing city that you just know you’re going to love the moment you arrive.

• Check out the 17th-century cathedral in the old town, with its striking gold and silver ruins. Then make tracks for Rector’s Palace, the former residence of Dubrovnik’s Republic Rector. It houses an impressive collection of artefacts and furniture.
• Leave the city behind and set sail for the nearby Elaphite Islands. All pine forests, beaches and olive groves, this trio offer up plenty in the way of Kodak-worthy scenery.

Day 2

At Sea

 

 

Day 3

Valletta, Malta

As your ship cruises into Valletta, a magical skyline of soaring steeples and bulbous church domes rises to greet you. This is Malta's quintessential capital, a captivating city steeped in history.

• Stroll the colourful streets of Valletta, taking in sights like the Grandmaster's Palace, the House of Parliament and Castille Palace.
• Visit Mdina, the island's old capital. It's an impressive walled city dripping in Medieval and Baroque architecture. They call it the Silent City because cars are forbidden. Carriage-laden horses trotting through the streets and the gentle chatter of Mdina's inhabitants are the only sounds likely to pierce the sleepy calm.
• Take a boat ride to the spellbinding Blue Grotto, an impressive 50 metre-deep cave.
• Sit back and relax on a boat trip around Valletta’s two natural harbours. The waters here have seen their fair share of naval action, standing by as both Napoleon and Nelson staked their claims to them.

Day 4

Catania, Sicily

Built out of limestone and lava, this black and white city’s the second biggest in Sicily. Think palazzo-lined boulevards, shop-fringed squares and designer bars stuffed into Baroque buildings. An ancient port, it comes with a history dating back to the 8th century BC. Plus, it’s got a reputation as the hottest spot in Italy, and it’s not just the 40-degree summers that earn it the title. It also sits at the foot of Mount Etna – Europe’s tallest active volcano. In fact, Catania’s been buried by sizzling hot lava flows more than once. One of its eruptions even gained Hollywood credentials – it featured in Star Wars: Episode III.

  • Call in at Ursino Castle. It’s one of the few Medieval buildings still standing – its moat diverted the lava flow from a volcanic eruption – and it’s now home to the city’s Civic Museum.
  • Enter a timewarp at the Greco-Roman amphitheatre. It bears a passing resemblance to Rome’s magnificent Colosseum, and you can easily imagine gladiators locked in battle in the arena.
  • Take a daytrip to Mount Etna and fill your camera with snaps of cones, craters and red-hot lava streams. You can catch a cable car, which will whisk you up to over 8,000 feet.

 

Day 5

Argostoli, Kefalonia

It’s no wonder the makers of Hollywood blockbuster Captain Corelli’s Mandolin chose Kefalonia as one of the film’s backdrops. The island is all tree-studded hills, which look out over pale beaches, which roll into perfectly-blue waters. There’s a mix of village life inland. Skala, for example, is popular with holidaymakers and is kept lively with late-night bars. Lourdas, on the other hand, revolves around a sleepy main square.

• Drogarati Caves are a must-see. The twisty maze of stalagmites and stalactites is thought to be more than 150 million years old. Thanks to the cave’s natural acoustics, music concerts have been staged here.
• The restored Monastery of St Andreas showcases 16th-century frescoes. They were hidden under plastered walls until a huge earthquake in 1953, which destroyed the church and unveiled the artwork.

Day 6

Otranto, Italy

Sitting almost at the tip of Italy’s heel, Otranto is a perfect poster child for the Puglia region. This seaside town gives you a castle, cathedral, beaches and lakes – all in one place. Popularity-wise, it’s not quite on Lecce’s level, which means you’re just as likely to rub shoulders with locals as tourists. Whatever you’ve come here to do, the good-looking Italian town welcomes you with open arms. Tables and chairs spill out onto quaint cobbled streets, and the cotton-complexion beaches are washed by the bluest of waters.

  • Head up Torre Matta tower in the harbour. There’s an interesting photography exhibition inside and the views from the top are some of the best around – it’s a win-win.
  • Check out the not-of-this-planet colours at the bauxite quarry, just outside of town. It’s filled with shamrock-green water and surrounded by strawberry-red earth.
  • Time your visit just right at Otranto Cathedral. If you pop in on a day when there’s no mass, you’ll get to see the building’s ornate mosaic flooring in its full glory.

 

Day 7

Kotor, Montenegro

For years, the travel-savvy have kept Montenegro under their sunhats. But now the cat’s creeping out of the bag – and it’s hardly surprising. A tiny republic in southeast Europe, the scenery here will have your jaw dropping to the floor the moment you arrive. Cruise passengers get the best vistas – as you sail in to port, you’ll be treated to wide-angle views of patent-shine lakes and green mountains.

• Explore Kotor, a gorgeous Medieval walled city with World Heritage status. The scenery here is definitely something to write home about. Surrounded by mountains, it’s set on southern Europe’s deepest fjord and one of the world’s most spectacular natural harbours. Delve inside the age-old walls and discover crooked streets, cobbled piazzas and camera-worthy churches.
• Take a trip to Budva. It’s the most popular tourist destination on Montenegro’s map – and quite rightly so. Beautiful architecture meets seductive sandy beaches in this spot. Perhaps that’s why many a millionaire has decided to live here.
• Visit one of Montenegro’s sleepy towns on market day and watch the streets burst into life with colourful craft stalls selling lace, leather and ceramics.

Day 8

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Ancient city walls. Higgledy-piggledy red rooftops. Cobbled streets worn by time. That’s Dubrovnik, a heart-stealing city that you just know you’re going to love the moment you arrive.

• Check out the 17th-century cathedral in the old town, with its striking gold and silver ruins. Then make tracks for Rector’s Palace, the former residence of Dubrovnik’s Republic Rector. It houses an impressive collection of artefacts and furniture.
• Leave the city behind and set sail for the nearby Elaphite Islands. All pine forests, beaches and olive groves, this trio offer up plenty in the way of Kodak-worthy scenery.

 

Day 8 - 15

7 nights Half Board stay at Hotel Croatia, Dubrovnik

 

 

Welcome aboard Marella Celebration

At a glance....

  • 3 restaurants
  • 5 bars
  • 2 lounges
  • Nightclub
  • Casino
  • Whirlpool
  • 2 Swimming pools

This is one of the smaller ships in the Marella fleet, and, with its sophisticated à la carte restaurants and indulgent spa, it really spoils you.

Plus, because it's now part of the Platinum range, you can expect cabins and public areas with a smart, contemporary edge.

Dining - waiter service

  • The Meridian Restaurant: Serving breakfast, lunch and six-course dinner. All meals are served by waiters as open seating so you can dine when and where you please.
  • Mistral's: Intimate à la carte restaurant offering the ultimate dining experience. A cover charge applies and onboard reservations are required.
  • Gala night: Weekly Captain's Gala Reception and Gala Dinner. Set dining times apply - early or late sittings allocated on arrival.

Dining - flexible options

  • Lido Restaurant: Self-service buffet with an indoor and al fresco dining area. International theme nights are held twice a week.
  • Terrace Grill: Lunchtime pasta dishes, pizzas and speciality salads served in the sunshine.
  • Buffet Magnifique: Weekly event blurring the boundaries between food and entertainment with ice sculptures, fruit carvings and tempting treats.
  • Room service: 24 hours a day - extra charge applies.

Entertainment

  • Broadway Show Lounge: West End-style revues and special guest acts from the UK.
  • Liberties: Live bands, popular game shows, karaoke and disco.
  • Hemingway's Casino: Fully-equipped with popular gaming tables and machines.
  • Horizons: Live classical and jazz music and occasional spotlight cabarets in a sumptuous setting.
  • Cinema: Daily feature presentations of recently released films.

Bars and lounges

  • Horizons: Perfect for a quiet drink and good conversation, with an impressive range of drinks and views that are simply unbeatable.
  • Hemingway's Bar: Close to the main restaurant and the show lounge - ideal for pre-dinner drinks.
  • Explorers' Lounge: A laid-back lounge ideal for after-dinner coffee and liqueurs.
  • Mezzanine Bar: On the top level of the show lounge.
  • Liberties Bar: A bar in the ship's nightclub.
  • Lido Bar: Outdoor, next to pool and restaurant.

Other activities

  • Oceans Health Club: Relax and rejuvenate with the latest range of treatments in the spa and salon. The gym offers resistance, cardio and personal training. Male and female saunas are also available.
  • Sports Deck: The place to head for badminton, basketball and table tennis.
  • Other: Card and reading room, Marella Kids' Club, gift shops, library with internet access.

Amenities

3 restaurants, 5 bars, 2 lounges, nightclub, casino, whirlpools, 2 swimming pools, wading pool, cinema, card/reading room, beauty salon, boutiques, health club, sports deck, sauna and massage, library, medical centre, internet access, 4 self service laundries, air-conditioned throughout, stabilised, worldwide satellite telephone, telex and fax

Vital Statistics

Tonnage 33,930 GRT
Length 214.66 m
Beam (width) 27.26 m
Speed 18 knots
Decks 10
Lifts 7
Cabins 632
Cruise passengers 1264
Crew and staff 520
Electrical current 110/120v AC
Registry Malta