Marella Explorer 2 Electric Sunsets 90s vs 00s Mini Cruise – 5th September 2020
I grew up in the 90s, an era when many classic club anthems were born.
Now party goers can sail on a special North Sea mini cruise from Newcastle to Southampton with special DJ sets and guest appearances.
About this cruise
Sailing from Newcastle on the beautiful Marella Explorer 2, passengers will enjoy three nights of non-stop fun on this music-fuelled cruise.
Marella Explorer is the latest addition to the Marella Cruises fleet and it is such a lovely mid-sized cruise ship. The classy contemporary décor is a great backdrop for a Northern European cruise, and the Champneys spa is a must after all that partying!
This is an adults-only cruise. TUI is only accepting bookings for passengers aged 17+.
The line-up has yet to be announced but you can be assured of a great set list, with top names from the 1990s and 2000s.
This is an all-inclusive cruise so includes main meals, selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and gratuities. That means no nasty surprise bills at the end. You can, if you wish, purchase meals in speciality restaurants or premium beverages at an additional cost on board.
That's the action taken care of, but what about the stops? This cruise sails from Newcastle on Saturday and heads straight for party central at Amsterdam on Sunday, docking nearby in Ijmuiden. You'll have the day to chill out in Amsterdam's bars, restaurants, or cafes. Take in some culture at one of many museums and galleries, or take a must-do canal cruise. Amsterdam has a thriving shopping scene so you might want to check this out too.
Monday's port of call is Zeebrugge, a short distance from the small romantic city of Bruges. Walk through the large green park, hop aboard a horse-drawn carriage, enjoy another canal cruise, or sample some of Belgium's finest beers. Bruges also has its fair share of churches and museums, and in terms of shopping, it is a chocolate Mecca.
The party draws to a close that night and on Tuesday morning you'll end the cruise in Southampton.
This is a repositional cruise that starts in Newcastle and ends in Southampton. I've had a look and can't see a cruise line arranged option to return back to Newcastle. However, Southampton train station has link to London and beyond, and there's also a coach station for bus travel north. Bear in mind you might need to pre-book your onward travel and also remember to allow enough time to disembark the ship and get to the train/coach station.
This action-packed 90's and 00's themed mini cruise will be one to remember, and combines sightseeing with incredible parties and plenty of fun and games. It's an adults-only cruise so expect more grown-up shenanigans in the many bars and lounges onboard.
The itinerary for this mini cruise is:
|1||Saturday 5th September 2020||Newcastle||4pm|
|2||Sunday 6th September 2020||Ijmuiden (for Amsterdam)||11am to 8pm|
|3||Monday 7th September 2020||Zeebrugge (for Bruges)||8am to 5pm|
|4||Tuesday 8th September 2020||Southampton||6am|
Why choose this taster cruise?
- 3 nights on Marella Cruises' Explorer 2 cruise ship
- Departs on Saturday 5th September 2020
- Sail from Newcastle and arrive back in Southampton
- Enjoy Amsterdam and Bruges on this 90's and 00's themed cruise
So you know, the map above shows point-to-point lines which may cross land. Don't worry, your cruise ship will not sprout legs and run across dry land. Instead it's water all the way! Mapping is approximate, and the scheduled times are estimates. Your trip is subject to change as, occasionally, operators have to alter itineraries due to bad weather or unforeseen events.
On Tuesday 17th March 2020, I found a starting price from £519 per person based on two sharing the cheapest cabin (usually this is an inside cabin). 28 days prior it started from £567 per person, a saving of £48 per person.
What's that per night?
Want to compare this short break to a hotel stay? A starting price of 'from £519 per person' equates to 'from £173 per person per night'.
Here's a trend line showing the movement of the lead-in price for this cruise. I aim to check prices daily and this graph shows only those readings. I love geeky stuff like this and thought it might be handy when planning when to book your next cruise.
In my last 5 checks, the cheapest I have seen this cruise start at is from £480 per person, and the highest I've seen it go is from £567 per person.
Are there any extras?
This price normally includes some meals but excludes drinks, gratuities, optional shore excursions, and any applicable flights and transfers (if needed and if excluded). If you want a cabin or suite with a view, these come at a premium (if available).
Cruise prices are based on supply and demand so the more spare cabins there are closer to the sail date, the cheaper the prices often become. After all, no cruise line likes sailing with empty cabins and this cruise sails in 4 months.
I regularly check for price changes by hand, but as they can occur rapidly, please use the link below to get the latest prices.
Remember, prices were correct when I last checked, but may have since changed. Prices are usually based on two adults sharing the cheapest available cabin.
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