Norovirus on Mediterranean cruise
Norovirus has struck the" Marella Explorer 2" which was at the port of Olbia on May 14, 2019. A small number of passengers began feeling unwell last week. The crew implemented additional health and safety procedures on top of already stringent protocols to prevent any further customers falling ill. The itinerary continued to operate as planned.
Marella Cruises’ Marella Explorer 2 begins refurbishment
Marella Cruises has started refurbishment on its latest and first adult-only ship, Marella Explorer 2. The eight-week dry-dock will see the ship being refitted with new food and beverage venues, as well as a Champneys Spa. The vessel’s new spaces will include: The 19th Hole, a golf-themed bar offering cocktails, craft beers and golf-buggy seating; Flutes, a champagne and prosecco bar; Nonna’s, a traditional Italian restaurant; and The Beach Cove, an al fresco experience offering barbecue-style meals. The onboard Champneys Spa will offer a full-service thermal suite, treatment suites with their own showers and a beauty salon. At 265.5 metres long and 32.2 metres wide, Marella Explorer 2 is Marella Cruises’ second Explorer ship. The ship has capacity for 1,814 passengers, who can be accommodated in 907 cabins, of which almost 40% have balconies. Marella Explorer 2 will enter service on 2 April 2019, sailing from Palma Majorca.
TUI AG’s Marella Cruises agrees to purchase SkySea Golden Era
TUI AG’s Marella Cruises has agreed to purchase Golden Era, with delivery expected in December 2018, subject to satisfaction of closing conditions. Ctrip and RCL currently each own a minority of SkySea, with the balance owned by SkySea management and a private equity fund. SkySea Cruise Line, the first smart contemporary cruise line specifically developed for the Chinese market, has been operating SkySea Golden Era since May 2015. By the time of the final voyage, SkySea Cruise Line will have operated close to 300 cruises and carried nearly 500,000 guests in just over three years. SkySea Cruise Line will continue operations with the final voyage to be confirmed in the coming weeks. During this time, the brand is committed to delivering the same outstanding cruise vacations to its guests and support to its travel agent partners and vendors as it has since its inception. SkySea’s final China season will offer exciting theme cruises and truly memorable experiences for Golden Era vacationers.Upload News