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Marella Cruises Chooses Malaga As Its Base Port In Autumn 2021

Marella Cruises chooses Malaga as its base port in autumn 2021

The British shipping company Marella Cruises chooses Malaga as the base port to start two new itineraries next October. The company plans to make 4 stopovers departing from the port area on a weekly basis from October 3 to 24, 2021 – July 14, 2021 The ship ‘Marella Explorer 2’, which was baptized in the Port of Malaga in 2019, will combine two itineraries that will alternate (one each week) with the
start and end of the journey in the capital: Itinerary ‘Continental Coasts ‘: which will go through other ports on the Mediterranean coast, such as Barcelona, ​​Palma de Mallorca, Alicante and Almería.Itinerary ‘Spirit of Iberia’ : which will go through the ports of Valencia, Ibiza, Cartagena, Cádiz and Gibraltar. The Director of Cruises for TUI UK and Ireland, Chris Hackney, stressed that “these itineraries include the most beautiful landscapes of the Mediterranean, with Spain being a very popular destination for our clients. We are very excited to be able to offer you the opportunity to visit this country”. This ship, acquired and refurbished by the Marella Cruises company, is 246 meters long and has a maximum capacity to accommodate 1,814 passengers. In addition, it offers a very interesting alternative for a growing segment: it is a cruise intended exclusively for adults. Safety on board The ship ‘Marella Explorer 2’ will exclusively accommodate passengers residing in the United Kingdom. In addition, passengers and crew will have to have completed the Covid19 vaccination guidelines at least 14 days prior to boarding. Marella Cruises in Malaga The Marella Cruises company, belonging to the TUI Group, is very actively committed to the Port of Malaga: two of its ships were baptized in Cruise Terminal A and in 2019 they visited the port complex 10 times, with a movement of 16,000 passengers. The connection between port and airport is a key element for this shipping company, which offers passengers a complete flight package from / to their place of origin and cruise travel. Marella Cruises, specifically, offers the ‘Cruise & Stay’ experience , which combines holidays on board the cruise with hotel stays, which has a positive economic impact on the destination where the ship has been positioned. case, it is Malaga. Thus, the work and coordination of the institutions of the port and the destination continues , such as the Port Authority, Málagaport, the Tourism Area of ​​the City Council of the capital, Tourism and Planning Costa del Sol, Tourism Council of the Junta de Andalucía and Malaga Cruise Port to promote cruise tourism in a phased and safe way. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Málaga (APM – Port Authority of Málaga)

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