Marella Voyager is the latest Marella Cruises ship joining the TUI fleet in June 2023 – this is what children and families can enjoy onboard, from splashing good times in the swimming pools and taking in a Broadway-style show to hitting up the many eateries and making friends at the kids’ club.
Marella Voyager is the fifth cruise ship joining the TUI fleet and is both super family-friendly and all-inclusive, making getaways with the gang a doddle.
Launching on June 3, 2023, the Marella Cruises ship will first operate itineraries from Majorca before repositioning to the Caribbean, so you’re guaranteed sand castles and ice creams galore for the little ones and cocktails and sun-tanning weather for the adults.
New restaurants will feature onboard as well as three new bars and a new nightclub – but there’s plenty to keep children happy, too.
We’ve taken a peek at all the family-friendly activities to do on Marella Voyager.
Marella Voyager: Activities for children
Sporty kids activities
Looking for things to do as a family together? Kids on the new Marella Cruises ship are spoiled for choice – they can hit up the main pool (there’s even a daily entertainment schedule) as well as the children’s pool. The latter is reserved for youngsters so they can splash around to their heart’s content in safety.
Want to keep a watchful eye but not get wet? Grown-ups can take up residence at The Shack – a bar overlooking the pool deck offering soft drinks, classic alcoholic options and frozen cocktails. We find a piña colada makes dealing with any kiddy meltdowns much easier…
If you’re hoping your offspring might one day share your passion for golf, why not take them for a round of Crazy Golf? The course is found right at the top of the ship so the views will be brilliant. Just don’t blame us if they turn out to be better than you at the sport.
Relaxing kids activities
More of a Warhol than a Woods? Artistically minded children might fancy a visit to The Arts House; the art-themed bar is unique to Marella Voyager and offers arts and crafts in the daytime plus shuffleboard.
Or, for a real spot of downtime, there’s the cinema. It screens a range of Hollywood classics and the latest releases throughout the day as well as showing films in the evening. Every cabin comes with a flat screen TV as well if you’d rather chill out in private en famille.
Entertaining kids activities
Should you like a bite to eat with your family-friendly entertainment (and maybe a beer or two for the grown-ups!) traditional British pub, Squid and Anchor, has live bands, musicians, interactive game shows and quizzes in the evening.
For all-out entertainment don’t miss the Broadway Show Lounge, not only is it as big as a West-End theatre but there are 11 shows in total playing here, with two performances a night (making sure you can stick to bedtime!).
Marella Voyager: Kid’s Clubs
If the adults are looking to go and do their own thing (a massage at the spa anyone?) then there are several Kids’ Club options for young ones.
Mini M Club is for babies and toddlers so you can expect a variety of child-friendly activities, including story time sessions and arts and crafts.
Meanwhile, M Club, for those past infancy, boasts games and activities hosted by the M Crew, a cast of characters exclusive to Marella Cruises.
Mum and Dad can get a breather in the evening here too, as M Club offers evening activities from movie nights to pizza-making sessions.
For older kids and teens there’s Hideout, a cool zone filled with games consoles and comfy chairs. If you’re sailing in high season, organised games and events are held here as well, perfect for encouraging your kids to make friends!
Marella Voyager: Children’s dining
There are plenty of food options onboard Marella Voyager so everyone in the family will be kept satiated, yup even those picky eaters (and remember, it’s all-inclusive!).
New restaurant Abuela’s has lots of yummy classic Mexican options, like tacos and nachos, and Marella classic, Nonna’s, serves up made-to-order pizza and pasta dishes.
Also new is The Kitchens, a food hall made up of eight different eateries so there’s bound to be something to please young palates, from traditional roast dinners at Gravy Boat to Greek-style pittas at Athenas. For something more casual there’s The Snack Shack for bites to eat by the pool.
If grown-ups want something a bit swankier, however, Marella Voyager is also home to several chic speciality restaurants, although you’ll have to pay a little extra to dine here.
Get onboard Marella Voyager
Duration: 7 nights
Where: Palma, Majorca | Propriano, Corsica | Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy | Livorno (for Florence and Pisa), Italy | St Raphael (for St Tropez and Cannes), France | Palamos, Spain
Ship: Marella Voyager
Price: From £1,058 pp
Want to find out more about Marella Cruises’ new ship Marella Voyager? Head to the TUI website for more information.