The cruise line is providing customers with more choice in different destinations around the world by significantly increasing its Cruise and Stay hotel portfolio.
The increase totals more than 59 per cent across eight destinations and has introduced two new ports in Sardinia and Spain. Turkey itineraries – homeporting out of Marmaris – are to return after a nine-year break.
Marella Cruises offers customers a combined package holiday, with the chance to experience life at sea along with a stay at a hotel which can be tagged on either before or after a cruise.
There is a range of properties and durations for customers to choose from, varying from stylish TUI Blue hotels offering a tailored experience to the premium Platinum collection or the option to stay at an authentic Small and Friendly hotel.
Chris Hackney, Managing Director of Cruise for TUI UK and Ireland, said: "Whether you're a regular cruiser or new to cruising, Cruise and Stay is an excellent way to holiday. The flexibility allows guests to enjoy the best of both worlds, giving them the chance to explore several destinations on a cruise, but also the opportunity to spend some time ashore in a destination of their choice.
"All our properties are researched and handpicked from TUI's ranger to best suit customers' preferences, and there's more than 200 hotels to choose from. What's more, all transfers are included so customers can sit back and enjoy a hassle-free journey from the airport, ship and hotel."