Marella Explorer 2 reveals decadent cake extravaganza with The Great Musical Afternoon Tea

Marella Explorer 2 reveals decadent cake extravaganza with The Great Musical Afternoon Tea

Marella Cruises is hosting what could well be the most lavish, extravagant and toe-tapping afternoon tea at sea. Those passengers fond of a pre-din

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Marella Cruises is hosting what could well be the most lavish, extravagant and toe-tapping afternoon tea at sea. Those passengers fond of a pre-dinner feast jam-packed with sandwiches, scones and a host of mouth-watering treats are in for a treat as The Great Musical Afternoon Tea arrives on board Marella 2. The vessel which is part of TUI Cruises group – the third largest cruise line in the UK – is adding music to the mix with some West End classics which will inspire the treats served up. The event will exclusively be available to those travelling on the fleet’s newest vessel, the detail of which was previously revealed by Express.co.uk.

Marella 2’s bosses have given an insight into what passengers can expect, and said: “White gloved waiters serve up seven savoury dishes including the ‘By Royal Appointment’ tiger bread and coronation chicken sandwich; the ‘School Lunch’ cucumber and truffle egg mayonnaise double decker and the ‘Vietnamese Melody’ beef tenderloin yakitori.

“When it comes to the sweet offering guests can indulge in five mouth-watering options including the classic ‘Naughty But Nice…’ homemade scones, preserves and clotted cream and the ‘I Like to be in America’ ultimate New York Cheesecake.

“The decadent affair offers a selection of six different teas as well as a cocktail of choice.”

With regard to the decor, this appears to be equally impressive.

They added: “The restaurant is dressed for the occasion with historic show posters and they’ll be no shortage of musical surprises throughout.

“Guests will be met with treats and delights from the minute they sit down to enjoy this afternoon tea like no other, and they won’t leave empty handed as they’ll even be treated to a little something to enjoy on exit.”

Guests will be able to tuck in to the tuneful feast from £15 per person.

Yet those wishing to make the occasion that little bit more special can upgrade to the champagne version for an extra £5.

Customers can book on-board or prior to departure.

There are currently six ships in the Marella Cruises fleet, Marella Dream, Marella Celebration, Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2, Marella Explorer and Marella Explorer 2.

Earlier this year, Express.co.uk revealed at first look at Marella explorer 2’s new adult only entertainment.

Marella Explorer 2 – which is solely or those aged 18 and over – is crammed with aerial performers, live musicians and LED lighting, not to mention a theatre which can house around 1,000 of the ship’s 2,000 passengers.

Steve spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about the new additions to the line-up, Revive and Lovestruck, as well as why TUI Cruises’ offering tops any other.

Talking of putting together the programme for the cruise, which will launch on March 30, he said: “Not only have we listened to the audience about what shows they want, so it’s narrative driven, we have been getting people’s creative inputs which are genuinely from the heart.”

After working out which shows on regular ships had scored highly with guest in regular ships, and feedback given in the “most passionate moments from the audience”, they drummed up the re-vamped entertainment offering.

Steve said: “We want to produce things that people talk about that are different.

“Having a client that allows us to do that is a massive breath of fresh air for us – we try to find the parts of the holidays people link to, then try to link to that in the show.”

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