Marella Explorer 2 joins the CCS operation
Marella Cruises sixth vessel is joining the COLUMBIA Cruise Services (CCS) operation on 26th of January upon the management handover in Cadiz, Spain. She will undergo a complete technical overhaul and rebranding under CCS supervision at Navantia Shipyard.
The eight-week period will be the most expensive refit in the history of CCS so far. The project will include large-scale painting works to meet the Marella Cruises brand standards, extensive glass and bolidt refurbishments, upgrades to balconies and life-saving equipment as well as so much more.
The first adults-only ship in the Marella fleet will be uniquely tailored to meet the needs of its targeted clientele – couples, friends and groups. The size of the Veranda premium sunbathing area will be doubled compared to the one on her sister, Marella Explorer. She will also feature three brand-new venues and a 102-square-metre Royal Suite.
Together with Marella Cruises, CCS has put in months of extensive planning and expertise to prepare a smooth take-over.
Olaf Groeger, Managing Director of CCS, said: “CCS is extremely proud to welcome the newest addition to the Marella Cruises fleet into our operation. We are very excited to be part of the team responsible for the continuation of Marella’s extraordinary success-story!”
Marella Explorer 2 is scheduled to welcome her first passengers on 2nd of April in Palma de Mallorca for the itinerary “Treasures of the Mediterranean”.