TUI Marella resumes airline cruise program with seven-night trip from Corfu



TUI’s Marella Cruises will resume its international program with a trip from the Greek island of Corfu next month.

Passengers can fly from Gatwick to join the Marella Discovery ship to visit destinations such as Crete, Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes from September 3.

The ban on international cruises departing from England, in place for more than a year, was lifted this week.

Chris Hackney, Managing Director of Cruises at TUI UK and Ireland, said: “The decision to lift the ban on international cruises is great news for the industry.

“After the safe and successful launch of domestic cruising, it is exciting to know that cruise ships can start sailing internationally very soon.

“Our domestic cruises have received fantastic customer feedback and we will continue to operate them from Southampton and Newcastle in August before resuming international cruises in September from our home ports in the UK and Corfu.”

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Passengers aged 18 and over must have had both Covid-19 injections at least 14 days prior to travel. Those under 18 will have to undergo a lateral flow test before departure.

Other TUI cruises feature Marella Explorer with a seven-night Cosmopolitan Classics cruise, departing from Palma, Mallorca, and visiting ports in Italy, France and Spain.

Sister ship Marella Explorer 2 will operate seven-night continental coasts from Malaga, visiting several destinations in Spain.

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