11 nights onboard Marella Discovery 2

Ancient Discovery 2

Marella Discovery 2 ticks all the boxes when it comes to cruise holidays. It’s All Inclusive as standard, and flaunts a range of cabins that includes something for everyone, from fancy Royal Suites that come with separate living rooms, Family Suites that sleep up to seven, and Balcony Cabins that are spot-on for couples.

Leaving from: 'Aqaba
Cruise ship: Marella Discovery 2
Visiting: 'Aqaba Larnaca Alanya Limassol
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Marella Cruises – formerly Thomson Cruises - is to add a fifth ship to its fleet in 2023. Having parted with Marella Celebration and Marella Dream during the pandemic, the line is to acquire Mein Schiff Herz from the parent TUI Group and convert it into Marella Voyager.

The new addition, originally from the same Celebrity Cruises Century-Class as Marella Explorer and Explorer 2, will feature two new venues for Marella – a Mexican diner and a secret speakeasy bar.

1836
Passengers
771
Crew
2017
Launched
69472t
Tonnage
264m
Length
35m
Width
24kts
Speed
11
Decks
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Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
'Aqaba, Jordan
Days 2 - 3
River travel
Day 4
Larnaca, Cyprus
Day 5
Alanya, Turkey
Day 6
Limassol, Cyprus
Day 8
Soúda, Crete, Greece
Day 10
Valletta, Malta
Day 12
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
'Aqaba, Jordan image
Day 1
'Aqaba, Jordan
The resort town of Aqaba, on the Red Sea at the southern end of Jordan, is a popular spot for divers with some of the best coral reefs in the world. Snorkeling and other water sports are popular, and it's easy to hire a boat for a day or half-day, including lunch.Aqaba has become quite a bustling destination, with several large luxury hotels and a large shopping area. There are many jewelry stores selling pearls, gem stones, and gold and silver jewelry. It's worth noting that although it's an international beach resort, Aqaba is quite conservative—certainly much more so than Amman—and North Americans tend to be more comfortable at the private hotel beaches.
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Days 2 - 3
River travel
Larnaca, Cyprus image
Day 4
Larnaca, Cyprus
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Day 5
Alanya, Turkey
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Day 6
Limassol, Cyprus

The lively port town of Limassol on Cyprus’ sun-drenched southern coast has become a holiday hotspot in recent years – voted the world’s third most up-and-coming destination in 2019 – and for good reason. The popular Mediterranean tourist resort offers something for the whole family, from white sandy beaches, a water park and zoo to historic and archaeological sites, quaint tavernas and wonderful local wine.

Soúda, Crete, Greece image
Day 8
Soúda, Crete, Greece
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Day 10
Valletta, Malta

Malta: the country that God built. Well, kind of. Malta is well-known for being the once-stronghold of the famous religious military order, The Knights Hospitaller, who were granted the land in 1530 from the King of Spain in exchange for an annual fee of one Maltese falcon (which eventually inspired the name of Dashiell Hammett’s famous novel). And these marauding knights certainly did a great job putting the place together. Valletta, the nation’s capital, remains the highlight and exploring this fascinating walled city (which kept the Hospitallers secure until they came across Napoleon in 1798) is akin to walking back in time. It’s small size (just 0.3 square miles) makes it the perfect cruise stopover and is the ideal base for exploring the rest of the country on excursions.

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Day 12
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca, the largest city on the island of Mallorca, is the capital of Spain’s Balearic Islands and a popular destination among Mediterranean cruisers. The sun-kissed island combines a vibrant city centre and shopping areas with a charming old town, known in Spanish as El Casco Antiguo, where many tourist hotspots can be found. With stunning views allied to great beaches, Gothic, Moorish and Renaissance architecture, as well as tasty regional food, Palma ticks all the boxes.

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Marella Discovery 2

Marella Discovery 2 ticks all the boxes when it comes to cruise holidays. It’s All Inclusive as standard, and flaunts a range of cabins that includes something for everyone, from fancy Royal Suites that come with separate living rooms, Family Suites that sleep up to seven, and Balcony Cabins that are spot-on for couples.

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