Marella cruise ship departs on first sailing from Port Canaveral
Marella Cruises’ Discovery has begun sailing from Florida’s Port Canaveral.
It kicks off a season of 26 weekly sailings until November.
The sailing of the Discovery is also Marella’s first from the US.
“We are delighted they’ve chosen their first US homeport at Port Canaveral,” said Capt. John Murray, Port CEO.
Five flights will arrive weekly at Melbourne Orlando International Airport from the UK, bringing around 1,500 cruise guests.
The Discovery will sail various itineraries with calls at Charleston, S.C., New York City, New Orleans, Key West, Miami, Tampa, and the Bahamas.
Marella is now the sixth cruise line with at least one ship homeported at Port Canaveral, joining Carnival, Disney, MSC, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean.
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