One of the smaller ships in Marella Cruises fleet, the Marella Celebration was refurbished with new features & facilities in 2013.
- Ship in Detail
- Deck Plans
Marella Celebration is one of the smaller ships in Marella Cruises fleet, which means you will find it’s more intimate on board and really friendly. You’ll still find all the popular a la carte restaurants, spa and Marella's premium coffee shop ‘The Coffee Port’ onboard.
With a similar pedigree to the Spirit, this 1,264-passenger ship began life at Holland America Line’s Noordam which first entered service in 1985. The ship underwent a refurbishment in 2005 when it joined the Thomson Cruises’ fleet; while a makeover in 2013 saw the introduction of 20 balcony cabins and the arrival of the Coffee Port in the Explorer's Lounge - one of the Wi-Fi hotspots around the ship. Marella Celebration has an excellent selection of dining options, particularly the Hot Stones Grill at the Terrace Grill and Kora La Asian Restaurant - the latter introduced in 2014.
All cabins come with air-conditioning; flat-screen TVs; hairdryer; as well as tea and coffee-making facilities. There are 10 categories of accommodation. These range from 139 to 172 sq ft Inside and Outside cabins; 204 sq ft Deluxe cabins; 279 to 290 sq ft Suites as well as a 450 sq ft two-room Presidential Suite. All Deluxe cabins on Deck 9 have balconies and Suites on Decks 7 and 9 have an attractive trellis-style room divider. There are also Inside and Outside cabins on Decks 2 and 3; and four cabins, forward on Deck 7 are wheelchair accessible.
The spacious waiter-service Meridian Restaurant is warmly decorated and offers open-seating breakfast, lunch and dinner. With interiors that echo the exotic menu, Kora La serves authentic Asian dishes. Guests who want to indulge themselves head to the intimate Mistral’s Restaurant where modern British cooking is fused with hints of French cuisine. The Lido Restaurant has indoor and outdoor dining areas and offers a good choice of hot and cold meals, from cooked breakfasts to lunchtime carvery; as well as casual dinners and late-night snacks. During the day the outdoor Terrace Grill serves freshly-cooked omelettes at breakfast; lunches of salads, pizzas and pastas; while at night guests can cook steaks to perfection on hot stones.
The entertainment team host a range of daily activities, including poolside trivia, live music and demonstrations such as cocktail-making and ice-carving. There's bingo, golf putting challenges, and shuffleboard. The ship's two-tier Broadway Theatre stages shows such as ‘Pop Goes the West End’ and ‘Cameron's Classics’, which feature a range of Cameron Mackintosh classics, from shows such as ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Miss Saigon’, ‘Oliver’ and ‘Mary Poppins’.
Bars & Lounges
Broadway Show Lounge
The Sun Lounge
The Coffee Port
Sports & Fitness
Oceans Spa & Beauty
Main Pool, Deck 8 Pool, Kids' Pool & Whirlpool Baths
The Meridian Restaurant
Broad Street Shops
Pure Portrait Studio
insideInside cabins have either one queen size or two single beds, which are either side by side or in an L-shaped configuration. Four berth cabins have twin beds and two upper berths which fold down. These cabins have additional wardrobe space. All cabins have 2 full length wardrobes, en suite bathroom with shower and WC, colour TV, safe at a charge and hairdryer. All are fully air-conditioned. Standard cabins are between 144-177 square feet
outsideOutside cabins have either one queen size bed or two single beds, which are side by side or in an L-shaped configuration. Four berth cabins have twin beds and two upper berths which fold down. These cabins have additional wardrobe space. All cabins have 2 full length wardrobes, en suite bathroom with shower and WC, colour TV, safe at a charge and hairdryer. All are fully air-conditioned. Standard cabins are between 144-177 square feet. Outside cabins have a porthole.
suiteThe modern, spacious and well-appointed suites have king size beds, a separate lounge area and en suite bathroom. Each air-conditioned suite is equipped with a mini bar, hairdryer, picture window, safe at a charge and colour TV. The sofa converts to a bed and can comfortably accommodate a third person. Suite sizes are between 279-294 square feet. Please note: The view from some suites may be obstructed by lifeboats. Reserve your cabin to guarantee an unobstructed view.
Year Entered Service 01/04/1984
Refurbished Date 01/12/2013
Tonnage 33,930 GRT
Cruising Speed 18 Knots
Number of Crew 520
Number of Decks 10
Number of Lifts 7
Number of Cabins 632
Maximum Number of Passengers 1,264