Marella Cruises to scrap pre-departure testing

Requirement to be lifted from October 1

Marella Cruises to scrap pre-departure testing

Marella Cruises is to remove all pre-departure testing from October 1.

The line – part of the Tui Group – confirmed it would follow local guidance in all destinations its ships visited.

Currently under Greek law all cruise passengers must be tested by a medical professional at the port terminal prior to boarding a ship.

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Therefore, passengers aged two and over, sailing from Corfu, must complete an antigen test the day before boarding the ship.

Passengers must show their test result certificate when arriving at the ship to check-in.

Chris Hackney (pictured), Tui managing director of cruise, said: “As always, our customers are our number one priority.

“The relaxation of these rules means our guests can enjoy a simpler process pre-travel, without having to spend any additional costs.”

He added: “We look forward to continuing to welcome both new and existing customers onboard our ships for our winter 2022 and summer 2023 itineraries.”

The all-inclusive line currently operates Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2, Marella Explorer and Marella Explorer 2.

Marella Voyager is due to enter the fleet on June 3, 2023.