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Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises) is a British cruise line operated by TUI UK, offering cruise holidays around Europe, the Caribbean, and Asia.

The company had initially entered the cruise market in 1973, but due to rising fuel costs the venture was terminated in 1976. In 1995, Thomson restarted their cruise line after their competitor Airtours had made a successful entry in the cruise business under their Sun Cruises brand. On 9 October 2017, TUI Group announced that Thomson Cruises would be rebranded in late October 2017 as Marella Cruises, with all of the existing Thomson fleet adopting the name change either from Thomson or TUI to Marella (except Thomson Spirit which will be renamed Spirit and Thomson Majesty which will be transferred to Celestyal Cruises). The line also announced that it would base TUI Discovery in Asia for the Winter season of 2018, with the ship being based out of Malaysia, the first in the line's history.

In 2012, Marella Cruises holds approximately a 1% market share of the worldwide cruise industry.

In May 2021, with the cruise sector planning for revival following the COVID-19 pandemic, TUI were reported to be planning to merge Marella Cruises with their TUI Cruises joint venture with Royal Caribbean, as they had already done with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

Marella Cruises ships

Marella Discovery
Marella Discovery

Year built: 1996

Length: 866 ft / 264 m

Passengers: 1830

Overall Rating: 3.10 (place: #211)

Marella Discovery 2
Marella Discovery 2

Year built: 1995

Length: 866 ft / 264 m

Passengers: 1832

Overall Rating: 3.11 (place: #208)

Marella Explorer
Marella Explorer

Year built: 1996

Length: 866 ft / 264 m

Passengers: 1924

Overall Rating: 3.05 (place: #219)

Marella Explorer 2
Marella Explorer 2

Year built: 1995

Length: 814 ft / 248 m

Passengers: 1814

Overall Rating: 3.04 (place: #222)

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