Thomson Cruises has announced that it will become Marella Cruises as part of a wider rebrand in Thomson. This means that all Thomson branding materials will need to be modified and made available to regional teams. At this moment, Marella Cruises has not released any official artwork, however, the Marketing & Communications Department will create the new branding and host it on the Intercloud once new artwork is available.
The change will also affect ship names within the fleet e.g. Marella Dream, Marella Celebration, Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2 and Marella Explorer, which is currently operating as Mein Schiff 1 (Mein Schiff 2 will join in 2019 – no new alias at present). The Thomson Spirit will not join the Marella brand until its final voyage in summer 2018. Marella Cruises also announced that they will be moving some of its ships for 2018 e.g. the Marella Discovery will sail from Langkawi, Malaysia in winter 2018.