Cruise deals: Save hundreds on 2021 and 2022 sailings

written by Michelle Bhatia

updated 12.10.2021

Even though summer is technically over, it doesn’t mean you have to pack away your flipflops and shades just yet. Southern Europe’s sun-kissed shores and balmy turquoise waters of the Mediterranean still beckon. What’s more, if you go on a Marella cruise, you get to see so many highlights, with none of the arduous planning. TUI is offering huge cruise savings, including discounts on Marella October cruises – all you need to do is pack your sunscreen and book it. You can also bag a bargain on Marella cruises and river cruises scheduled up until the end of 2022.

Marella October cruise deals

Marella offers several sailings around Spain, Greece and Italy in October, each one with an exciting itinerary that includes opportunities for on-land exploration. Discover gorgeous white-sand beaches, picturesque ports, seductive cities and cultural sites.

Choose Marella’s Magic of Spain cruise and marvel at the magnificent Baroque cathedral in Europe’s oldest city, Cadiz, and sample seafood tapas in atmospheric backstreet bars of Palma, Majorca. Opt for Highlights of the Mediterranean and you’ll take in some stunning scenery – from Majorca’s capital, Palma, to Barcelona, via Corsica and the pretty French Riviera. There’s also the chance for expeditions to historical heavyweights, such as Rome, Florence and Pisa.

Cadiz and its famous cathedral © Sopotnicki/Shutterstock

Cadiz and its famous cathedral © Sopotnicki/Shutterstock

These are just a couple of Marella’s October cruises on offer. There are sailings around the Aegean, with stop offs at the photogenic islands of Crete, sunset-famous Santorini, and Rhodes, pausing at Piraeus to explore the big-hitting cultural sites of Athens. There’s also an adults-only Continental Coasts itinerary, guaranteeing you on-board tranquillity as you hop along Spain’s east coast. Check out all the Marella October cruise deals before making your mind up – there’s sure to be one that ticks all your boxes.

Winter cruises

Of course, Marella cruises don’t stop at the end of October. There are sailings to whisk you away in winter, stopping at favourite sunspots in the Canary Islands, such as Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Madeira. You could be hiking the foothills of an imposing volcano one day and scuba diving in turquoise waters with parrot fish the next. Add a spot of shopping in chichi boutiques and throw in a stint of sunbathing on gorgeous beaches.

Or choose the seven-night Flavours of the Caribbean cruise for sailings around the clear blue waters of Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and Cuba. Or the Paradise Islands sailing, with Barbados, Antigua, St Kitts just a few of the picture-perfect stops on this adult-only cruise.

Las Teresitas beach, Tenerife © SKumer/Shutterstock

Las Teresitas beach, Tenerife © SKumer/Shutterstock

If you’re thinking ahead to next year, check out Marella’s packed calendar of scheduled sailings in 2022.

What’s included in a Marella cruise?

Marella cruises are all inclusive as standard. And you don’t have to worry about tipping etiquette and service charges, as they’re all included too.

Peace of mind

What if I need to cancel my booking?

You’ll be reassured to know that if you book a package holiday and need to cancel it, you’ll get your money back within 14 days. Or you can change your booking for an alternative sailing – whichever is best for you.

Holidaying on a Marella cruise ship © TUI Cruises

What is your policy around COVID-19?

TUI have got this covered. If you or someone in your booking contracts COVID-19, or you’re required to self-isolate, you’ll be able to change your booking at no cost to you. You can also change your booking if your holiday takes in a destination that means you’d have to quarantine on your return home. And Marella won’t be sailing to red-list destinations.

What if I need help arranging my cruise or assistance during my holiday?

TUI are there to help 24/7. They have a global team of travel experts to assist you. Contact them via their website, by phone, or via the TUI app, which gives you easy control over your holiday plans.

Turquoise waters at Machico bay, Madeira © Balate Dorin/Shutterstock

Turquoise waters at Machico bay, Madeira. Photo: Balate Dorin/Shutterstock

What if TUI goes out of business?

Rest assured that if you book a package holiday that includes flights and accommodation, you’ll be ATOL protected. This means that you won’t lose money or be left stranded.

You can find out more on travelling with confidence.

TUI River cruises

Choosing a river cruise is a great way to get into the heart of a destination. Many beautiful historical port towns and cities are dotted along meandering narrow waterways, best accessed by boat, often with breathtaking scenery along the way.

TUI’s European river cruises include stop-offs at major cities, such as Hungary’s grand capital, Budapest and elegant Vienna on the Danube, as well as delightful castle-topped towns surrounded by vineyards and UNESCO-status architectural gems. Sip wine along the Mosel or enjoy magical cosy Christmas markets along the Rhein.

Vineyards line the river near Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany © Julia Lav/Shutterstock

Vineyards line the river near Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany © Julia Lav/Shutterstock

Savings in your pocket

You’ll find plenty of discounts on river cruises throughout next year. Take a look at the scheduled sailings and take your pick.

What’s included in a TUI river cruise?

All TUI river cruises include flights and transfers, meals, and tips. Also, for a seven-day tour you’ll get £120 worth of ‘shore experience credit’, for you to use on a variety of on-shore tours.

All the river cruises are adult-only trips, with a maximum of 155 guests allowed, which makes for a more relaxing and intimate onboard experience.

River Cruises Peace of mind

TUI’s river cruises include fee-free changes to bookings, package holiday refund guarantees, COVID-19 cover and 24/7 support. Read TUI’s River Cruises Promise for further details.

Relaxing on deck on a Marella Cruise © TUI Cruises

Relaxing on deck on a Marella Cruise © TUI Cruises

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