Colourful Coasts followed by Canarian Flavours

Marella Explorer

Colourful Coasts followed by Canarian Flavours Overview

Departs: November, December 2019; January & February 2020

14 Nights ALL INCLUSIVE

Flights available from your local airport

What's included

Price Includes:

  • All meals
  • A varied and professional entertainment programme
  • Tips & Service charges imcluded
  • Flights, cruise & airport to port transfers
  • Baggage Allowance

Ports of call

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife • Las Palmas, Gran Canaria • Santa Cruz de La Palma, La Palma • Funchal, Madeira • Agadir, Morocco • Arrecife, Lanzarote • Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife • Las Palmas, Gran Canaria • San Sebastian, La Gomera • Funchal, Madeira • Puerto Del Rosario, Fuerteventura • Arrecife, Lanzarote • Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife

 

 

Day 1

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife

Santa Cruz is one of the Canary Islands’ biggest hitters. It shares its capital city title with Las Palmas, on the neighbouring island of Gran Canaria, and more than lives up to the role. In the space of just a few streets, the bustling port area melts into an inviting old town. A century-spanning mix of church towers and hotels peeks above the rooftops, and the whole town’s backed by the silhouette of a mountain range. You’ll find one of the Canary Islands’ most futuristic buildings by the harbour – the Auditorio de Tenerife, which looks like an edgier version of the Sydney Opera House. At the more historic end of the scale is the Basilica of Candelaria, which is dedicated to the patron saint of the Canary Islands. Further afield, you’ll find beaches hugging the south coast and the mighty Mount Teide rising up in the island’s centre.

Day 2

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Golden dunes drenched in year-round sunshine. Rugged mountains hiding pretty whitewashed villages. Bays and coves linked together like a magnificent sandy necklace. Nature’s been kind to Gran Canaria so little surprise it lures sun-worshippers back year after year.

Day 3

Santa Cruz de La Palma, La Palma

Mother Nature had a field day with La Palma. All rolling mountains, plunging valleys and sweet-smelling pine forests, the little island certainly isn’t short on breathtaking scenery. Things are just as good looking along the coast, where dramatic black-sand beaches give way to hidden coves. Another great thing about the island is its relaxed, laid-back vibe. It offers up a more authentic picture of the Canaries than its bigger neighbours – one of quaint whitewashed houses, grand colonial buildings and sleepy squares. It’s no wonder the locals call it La Isla Bonita – the beautiful island.

Day 4

Funchal, Madeira

Sweeter than wine, Madeira’s a fine excuse to binge on beautiful scenery to your heart’s content. Funchal is the island’s capital, a bewitching collection of cobbled streets, quaint museums and buzzing café and restaurant life.

Day 5

At Sea

 

 

Day 6

Agadir, Morocco 

Glittering sands that disappear into the distance. Souks brimming with sparkling trinkets. Medinas that ring with snake-charmers’ melodies. Morocco is a spice-scented corner of the world that thrills the senses. Sun-drenched Agadir is the country’s premier beach resort, with a 9km stretch of toe-tickling sands. It has all the appearance of a European resort but with an unmissable North African twist.

Day 7

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Its lunar landscape is legendary, its sun-soaked beaches loved worldwide, and its all-round postcard prettiness powerful enough to draw people back year after year. In fact, there’s not much to dislike about Lanzarote. Soaked in sunshine and dotted with whitewashed villages, it’s got a charm all of its own. 

Day 8

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife

Santa Cruz is one of the Canary Islands’ biggest hitters. It shares its capital city title with Las Palmas, on the neighbouring island of Gran Canaria, and more than lives up to the role. In the space of just a few streets, the bustling port area melts into an inviting old town. A century-spanning mix of church towers and hotels peeks above the rooftops, and the whole town’s backed by the silhouette of a mountain range. You’ll find one of the Canary Islands’ most futuristic buildings by the harbour – the Auditorio de Tenerife, which looks like an edgier version of the Sydney Opera House. At the more historic end of the scale is the Basilica of Candelaria, which is dedicated to the patron saint of the Canary Islands. Further afield, you’ll find beaches hugging the south coast and the mighty Mount Teide rising up in the island’s centre.

Day 9

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Golden dunes drenched in year-round sunshine. Rugged mountains hiding pretty whitewashed villages. Bays and coves linked together like a magnificent sandy necklace. Nature’s been kind to Gran Canaria so little surprise it lures sun-worshippers back year after year.

Day 10

Santa Cruz de La Palma, La Palma

Mother Nature had a field day with La Palma. All rolling mountains, plunging valleys and sweet-smelling pine forests, the little island certainly isn’t short on breathtaking scenery. Things are just as good looking along the coast, where dramatic black-sand beaches give way to hidden coves. Another great thing about the island is its relaxed, laid-back vibe. It offers up a more authentic picture of the Canaries than its bigger neighbours – one of quaint whitewashed houses, grand colonial buildings and sleepy squares. It’s no wonder the locals call it La Isla Bonita – the beautiful island.

Day 11

Funchal, Madeira

Sweeter than wine, Madeira’s a fine excuse to binge on beautiful scenery to your heart’s content. Funchal is the island’s capital, a bewitching collection of cobbled streets, quaint museums and buzzing café and restaurant life.

Day 12

At Sea

Day 13

Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is the Canary Island of choice for beach connoisseurs. Its coastline morphs from the 10 kilometre-long blonde sweep in the Parque Natural de las Dunas to the wind-whipped sands in Playa de Sotavento, which hosts the Windsurfing World Championships every year. Away from the coast, the island’s interior is blanketed with lava fields, euphorbia valleys and clock-stopped villages.

Day 14

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Its lunar landscape is legendary, its sun-soaked beaches loved worldwide, and its all-round postcard prettiness powerful enough to draw people back year after year. In fact, there’s not much to dislike about Lanzarote. Soaked in sunshine and dotted with whitewashed villages, it’s got a charm all of its own. 

Day 15

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife

Santa Cruz is one of the Canary Islands’ biggest hitters. It shares its capital city title with Las Palmas, on the neighbouring island of Gran Canaria, and more than lives up to the role. In the space of just a few streets, the bustling port area melts into an inviting old town. A century-spanning mix of church towers and hotels peeks above the rooftops, and the whole town’s backed by the silhouette of a mountain range. You’ll find one of the Canary Islands’ most futuristic buildings by the harbour – the Auditorio de Tenerife, which looks like an edgier version of the Sydney Opera House. At the more historic end of the scale is the Basilica of Candelaria, which is dedicated to the patron saint of the Canary Islands. Further afield, you’ll find beaches hugging the south coast and the mighty Mount Teide rising up in the island’s centre.

Welcome aboard Marella Explorer

At a glance....

  • 10 Restaurants
  • 10 Bars
  • Indoor cinema
  • Sport & family deck
  • Casino
  • 1 Swimming pool
  • 3 Whirl Pools

IMarella Explorer is stepping up to the plate, with more facilities than any of the other ships. This includes a bumper 10 restaurants and 10 bars, as well as an indoor cinema and a Sport & Family Deck. You can expect fleet favourites like Snack Shack and Kora La, plus brand new spaces like Indigo – a swanky bar, club and casino.

Dining - Marella Explorer’s dining scene is worth shouting about. On top of a load of new waiter service restaurants and an around-the-world buffet, you’ve got speciality places like Surf & Turf, Umi Sushi and an experimental eatery

  • Latitude 53: The main waiter service restaurant is a good-looking place, with a gold-and-grey colour scheme and floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • The Dining Club: This fine dining restaurant was made for foodies. You’ll be treated to experimental cuisine, making it the ideal spot for an extra special evening. There’s a charge to dine here.
  • Umi Sushi: Sushi, sashimi and nigiri rolls are prepared right in front of your eyes at this brand-new eatery. It’s open for dinner only, and costs a little extra.
  • The Market Place: You can watch the chefs whip up dishes from around the world at this buffet restaurant. It’s made up of lots of different food stalls, hence its name, the Market Place.
  • Snack Shack: Food stalls, beach huts and oversized deckchairs set the scene at this laidback eatery. As such, you can look forward to grab ‘n’ go breakfasts, lunches and snacks.
  • Vista: You’ll find Vista on the first floor of Latitude 53. Come evening, it transforms into a contemporary Italian restaurant. It's similar to Gallery 47° on Marella Discovery and Marella Discovery 2.
  • Kora La: You’ll feel like you’ve switched continents when you dine at this restaurant. Oriental-style lanterns and paintings are paired with a pan-Asian menu of curries and noodle dishes. You’ll pay a cover charge to eat here.

Entertainment, Bars & Lounges

  • The Lounge: A colour-changing feature bar, hot-pink piano and funky, ring-shaped seats take their place in this eye-catching lounge bar. You can admire the views, while listening to the soothing soundtrack of the live pianist.
  • 53: The clue’s in the name here. This bar is right next to Latitude 53, so it’s perfectly placed for some pre-dinner drinks.
  • The Shack: This deck bar provides cool-down drinks in between sunbathing. You’ll find it just above Snack Shack, overlooking the pool.
  • Broadway Show Lounge: With a capacity of 1,000 people, this show lounge is big enough to rival a Broadway theatre. And that’s not all it’s got going for it. There are brand-new shows on offer, plus it’s waiter service, so you can get a drink without missing a thing.
  • Indigo Bar, Club & Casino: Indigo lays claim to the longest bar in the fleet. Flare demonstrations and cocktail-making sessions take place here.If you’re feeling lucky, you can try out the slot machines and card tables at the Indigo Casino.
  • Venue: There’s always something going on at Venue. By day, you can get stuck in with the likes of dance classes. Evenings, meanwhile, are taken care of by live music, virtual bands, quizzes and game shows. Bar-wise, you’ve got two to pick from, including one with a huge range of beers.
  • Aperitif: Smoky and fruit-infused cocktails are on the menu at this speakeasy-style bar. It’s a great spot to head before or after a meal at one of the speciality restaurants.
  • Bar @ The Mediterranean: This feature bar wraps around The Mediterranean – running from the inside to the outside. It’s the place to come for Mediterranean specialities, as well as your usual drinks and frozen cocktails.

Other activities

  • Champneys: Marella Cruises has partnered with Champneys to bring you this state-of-the-art spa.
  • Mini Golf: Practise your putt on this minigolf green. It’s right at the top of the ship on the Sports & Family Deck
  • The Cinema: Movie nights come courtesy of the indoor cinema. Family-friendly films are on the agenda, with extra screenings during high season.
  • Hideout: This hangout spot has been designed with older kids and teens in mind – think games consoles and comfy seating. Plus, there's an al fresco terrace filled with colourful hammocks.
  • Oceans Gym: You can work up a sweat with the sea in sight at the gym.

Amenities

10 restaurants, 10 bars, lounges, nightclub, casino, 3 whirlpools, 1 swimming pool, Champneys beauty salon, boutiques, health club, sports deck, medical centre, internet access, air-conditioned throughout, stabilised, worldwide satellite telephone, telex and fax.

Vital Statistics

Tonnage 76,998 GRT
Length 262.5 m
Beam (width) 32.2 m
Speed 21.5 knots
Decks 13
Lifts 10
Cabins 962
Cruise passengers 1924
Registry  Malta