7 nights onboard Marella Explorer

Atlantic Islands

You can expect the same great service, food and entertainment on every single one of our ships. They’re All Inclusive as standard, too. That said, each vessel has a personality of its own. Marella Explorer’s the biggest ship in our fleet, so it goes without saying that the facilities are first-class.

Leaving from: Santa Cruz de La Palma
Cruise ship: Marella Explorer
Visiting: Santa Cruz de La Palma Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura Arrecife, Lanzarote
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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.

1924
Passengers
900
Crew
1996
Launched
2018
Last refit
76998t
Tonnage
264m
Length
32m
Width
21kts
Speed
13
Decks
GBP
Currency
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain
Day 2
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Day 3
Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Spain
Day 4
Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain
Day 6
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Days 7 - 8
Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain
Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain image
Day 1
Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain
In the annals of maritime lore, Santa Cruz de La Palma stands as a testament to resilience and exploration. Its cobbled streets whisper tales of seafaring adventurers and bustling trade routes. Nestled amidst verdant hills and kissed by Atlantic breezes, this port city offers a temperate climate year-round, a refuge from bustling tourist hubs. Here, authenticity thrives, with quaint plazas and local markets showcasing the island's vibrant culture. Visitors can savor traditional Canarian cuisine and stroll along centuries-old promenades. And as the sun dips below the horizon, the harbor comes alive with the rhythmic beats of traditional folk music, a captivating glimpse into La Palma's soul.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain image
Day 2
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Perhaps the prettiest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is an almost circular isle with the peak of Pozo de Las Nieves, its highest point, at the centre. With a wealth of natural beauty and all the exciting attractions of city life in the capital, the island offers the best of both worlds. You will no doubt wish to see the sights of the capital’s old quarter, which dates back to the 15th century and encompassses the Vegueta and Triana districts, and wherever you go you can enjoy the glorious subtropical climate, perfect for growing exotic palms and fruits.
Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Spain image
Day 3
Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Spain

Puerto del Rosario is the busy port and capital of the second largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, Fuerteventura. The island is famed for its golden beaches, crystal-clear waters, volcanic landscapes and almost year-round sunshine, making it an unsurprisingly popular destination for holidaymakers. The capital itself is home to nice beaches, restaurants and shops, but is slightly lacking in terms of sights and so cruise ship passengers with time on their hands should most certainly venture further afield to explore what the rest of the island has to offer during their stopover.

Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain image
Day 4
Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain
A volcanic island designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Lanzarote’s dramatic landscapes were shaped by an explosive past. Today, its pretty beaches and virtual absence of rain together with duty-free shopping make the island an extremely desirable destination. The main port and capital, Arrecife, is a pleasant town with a modern seafront and colourful gardens. Outside the capital there is plenty to explore, from the dazzling white salt flats of Janubio and the rugged terrain of Fire Mountain to the eerie caves of Los Verdes and an array of unspoilt fishing villages scattered around the coast. The island is home to a great selection of restaurants and local specialities including garbanzos compuestos – a chickpea stew; papas arrugadas – potatoes with carrots, peas, ham and green pepper; and of course, plenty of fresh seafood. Please note that those planning to participate in one of the shore excursions from this port may need to take an early lunch on board ship to suit the excursion schedules.
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal image
Day 6
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain image
Days 7 - 8
Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain
In the annals of maritime lore, Santa Cruz de La Palma stands as a testament to resilience and exploration. Its cobbled streets whisper tales of seafaring adventurers and bustling trade routes. Nestled amidst verdant hills and kissed by Atlantic breezes, this port city offers a temperate climate year-round, a refuge from bustling tourist hubs. Here, authenticity thrives, with quaint plazas and local markets showcasing the island's vibrant culture. Visitors can savor traditional Canarian cuisine and stroll along centuries-old promenades. And as the sun dips below the horizon, the harbor comes alive with the rhythmic beats of traditional folk music, a captivating glimpse into La Palma's soul.
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You can expect the same great service, food and entertainment on every single one of our ships. They’re All Inclusive as standard, too. That said, each vessel has a personality of its own. Marella Explorer’s the biggest ship in our fleet, so it goes without saying that the facilities are first-class.

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