14 nights onboard Marella Discovery 2

Arabian Sunrise 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: Colombo
Cruise ship: Marella Discovery 2
Visiting: Colombo Mormugao, Goa Mumbai (ex Bombay) Muscat
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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
GBP
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Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Day 3
Mormugao, Goa, India
Day 4
Mumbai (ex Bombay), India
Days 7 - 8
Muscat, Oman
Days 14 - 15
'Aqaba, Jordan
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Day 1
Colombo, Sri Lanka

The largest port city and capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo is situated on Kelani River's southwestern shores. As well as being a major commercial city, being one of Asia’s industrial and financial hubs, Colombo also has a wealth of cultural attractions that make it the perfect port of call on a Far East or Asia cruise, from numerous churches and monuments to restaurants and shopping malls – offering the perfect blend of history and modernity.

Mormugao, Goa, India image
Day 3
Mormugao, Goa, India
As the gateway to Goa, Mormugao is a storied city, surrounded by beaches, fascinating heritage sites, and ocean-wary fortifications. As a former capital of Portuguese India, the colonisers who landed here embarked on an extensive programme of fortification, springing up defences along the region's pretty beaches. Mormugao was also an important location for the spread of Christianity, with significant missionaries landing here including Saint Francis Xavier - whose final resting place can be found in Old Goa.
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Day 4
Mumbai (ex Bombay), India
Mumbai, India's financial capital, is a city of contrasts and colors, where towering skyscrapers stand alongside bustling bazaars. From the iconic Gateway of India to the vibrant street food scene of Chowpatty Beach, it's a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. The heartbeat of Bollywood echoes through its bustling streets, while historic landmarks like the Elephanta Caves whisper tales of bygone eras. With its bustling local trains and bustling markets, Mumbai is a city that never sleeps, where dreams are pursued against the backdrop of the Arabian Sea's shimmering waters.
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Days 7 - 8
Muscat, Oman
Oman's capital city is hemmed in on one side by spectacular jagged-peaked mountains and on the other by royal blue sea. The architecture is a traditional, sophisticated arabesque blend of white-washed, low-rise buildings surrounded by manicured palms, intricately designed domes set atop the minarets of the mosques, sand-colored villas, a surprising blend of modern art installations, like a giant incense burner that towers over the Corniche, and ancient forts set in the rocky hills. Though tradition abounds, from distinct, local cuisine to the widely worn national dress, the dishdasha, Muscat is a completely modern city, featuring opulent luxury hotels, international restaurants, excellent cellular and data service, sprawling shopping malls, pristine beaches, lively nightlife, world-class performing arts, and a highly educated population, most of whom speak English, Arabic, and often Hindi. Muscat is the ideal base for exploring other areas of the country since many of the most desirable destinations are within a few hours' drive.
'Aqaba, Jordan image
Days 14 - 15
'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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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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