Marella Cruises’ Discovery cruise ship sailed from Port Canaveral, Florida, on Might 7, 2023. That is the primary time that Marella Cruises has operated a ship from the USA. The Discovery will likely be crusing a sequence of 26 weekly cruises between now and November. The cruises will go to a wide range of ports within the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Bahamas.
“We’re excited to increase a heat welcome Marella Cruises’ Discovery and honored that they’ve chosen to base their first homeport in the USA at Port Canaveral,” mentioned Capt. John Murray, Port CEO. “Their determination to hitch us is a testomony to the exhausting work and dedication of our staff and solely provides to our popularity because the world’s busiest port. We’re proud to be related to a high-quality model as Marella and stay up for offering an distinctive buyer expertise for his or her company.”
Marella is a division of TUI United Kingdom and Eire and TUI World group. To that finish, 5 flights will arrive weekly at Melbourne Orlando Worldwide Airport from the U.Ok. with roughly 1,500 British passengers weekly who will sail on every cruise.
In step with maritime custom, Canaveral Port Authority Commissioner RADM Wayne Justice (USCG-Ret.) offered Marella Discovery Capt. Chris Douglass with a plaque welcoming the ship to Port Canaveral for the primary time. The ship was escorted as she departed Port Canaveral out to sea with a conventional water gun salute led by Canaveral Hearth Rescue’s “Fireboat 2,” and two tugboats offered by Seabulk and E.N. Bisso.
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