Sail away this summer with Marella Cruises. Credit: Marella Cruises

Last minute is the best. Embrace your spontaneous side and go cruising next month

Author: Daniel Edward

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Marella Cruises have bucket loads of deals so you can be spontaneous and get sailing this summer. Pack your bags and step onboard in as little as a few weeks

Summer is just around the corner, and so is your next cruise – if you jump on a last-minute deal from Marella Cruises.

With extra discounts on their crowd-pleasing all-inclusive cruises, you’ll be rewarded for your spontaneity. All you have to do is clear your schedule and pack your bags for Greece… or Italy… or whichever beautiful cruise destination calls your name from Marella Cruises’ impressive range of last-minute options.

It pays to leave it to the last minute
There are (generally speaking) two times the budget savvy cruisers book their trips: really, really early and really, really late. Because that’s when the best deals pop up, just waiting to be snatched.

Now of course, it’s playing the game of chance a little to wait until the last minute, but if you’re flexible and able to hop on a hot offer, then you might find it pays off.

Plus, of course, there’s the excitement of grabbing that last available cabin at a ridiculously good price, and then immediately packing your suitcase and popping round to the high street to stock up on sun cream.

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Cruising in three… two… one. Let’s go
Think fast, and clear your diary for Marella Discovery’s seven-night ‘Aegean Jewels’ cruise, departing in less than a week, on July 1, 2024. In next to no time, you’ll be scaling the Acropolis in Athens, or visit the battlefield of the Minotaur in Crete. If you’re in need of that special Santorini sunshine, , then this is the cruise for you. With £500 off per person, this last-minute offer sets sail soon.

If the western Med has a special place in your heart, then Marella Voyager is living your dream life next month. And, of course, you can join in – all while enjoying spectacular discounts of upto £634 per person. The one-week ‘Magic of Spain’ sailing departs on July 6, 2024, and calls in Cadiz, Malaga, Almeria, and Alicante, as well as Gibraltar – home of ‘the rock’ – on her round-trip from Majorca. If you jump on this offer now, you can even nab one of the last remaining balcony cabins.

Of all the Greek islands, Santorini is the most famous. Credit: Shutterstock

Or how does a £292 discount on a ‘Mediterranean Medley’ cruise sound? This seven-night voyage, departing from Majorca on July 20, 2024, heads east to take in the best of Tuscany (with excursions available to both Florence and Pisa), then on to the south of France, where you’ll call into Villefranche which offers easy access to both Monaco and Nice.

The itinerary follows the Mediterranean coastline around to Toulon, Barcelona, and Valencia before you get back to Majorca totally refreshed and reenergised in such a way that only an impromptu holiday can do.

Further east, even more tantalising offers are waiting to be snapped up. Marella Discovery’s ‘Ottoman Odyssey’ cruise – departing July 22, 2024 – is currently selling at a discount. That’s the reward for waiting to the last minute.

Barcelona is a city bursting with colour. Credit: Shutterstock

As your prize, you’ll depart from Marmaris, visiting Istanbul, Bozcaada, and Bodrum in Turkey, as well as spending days relaxing in Heraklion and Rhodes. Six perfect summer holiday ports all wrapped into one ideal week away.

But what if you can’t choose between the Mediterranean, or the Aegean, or the Adriatic? No worries. Who says you need to choose anyway? Spontaneous sailors looking to set off next month with Marella Cruises can do all three European seas in one fabulous week-long escapade.

Marella Explorer 2 offers an adults-only ‘Sail Three Seas’ voyage, starting in the Adriatic (in Dubrovnik), before exploring both the Med and Aegean, with port calls in Malta, Italy, Corfu and Montenegro – and that sail-in to Kotor is definitely one to be out on deck for. Spectacular.

*Savings are correct at the time of publication

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