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Case study: Marella Cruises – The Great Musical Afternoon Tea

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Picture this: Sitting down for afternoon tea in a stunning venue, looking out onto the beautiful open ocean…

A talented pianist is on hand, playing your favourite tunes from well-known musicals, while you indulge in West End-themed scones, sandwiches, cakes and cocktails, all served by white-gloved waiters.

Dreamy, wouldn’t you say? Well, on Marella Explorer and Marella Explorer 2, it’s reality; bringing a hint of ‘Ooh La La’ to sea days.

Naughty, But Nice…

The ritual of afternoon tea in Britain goes back to the 1840s, but across the Explorer ships of Marella’s fleet, guests can now enjoy afternoon tea with a difference with The Great Musical Afternoon Tea.

It’s an enhancement of the traditional tea time. The quintessential British classics are on offer, on a menu themed around popular musicals, but there’s more to it than just the delicious food and beverages.

Taking place in the beautiful Dining Club, the scenery allows cruisers to get into character – historic show posters adorn the walls, props are featured on each table for those photo moments, and there’s toe-tapping live music from the pianist.

Thank You For The Music

On land, people are hungry for immersive experiences – something unique, different, with a sense of exclusivity – and it’s the same at sea. Working with our clients at Marella Cruises, we developed a concept that ticks those boxes.

What’s more, the lavish affair is delivered by the friendliest service at sea, which Marella are well-known for. Our entertainment team onboard come together with the food and beverage staff to stage a dining event to remember, in surroundings that suit the grandeur of the occasion.

Food, Glorious Food

If you’re heading onboard Marella Explorer or Marella Explorer 2, be sure to book your place at The Great Musical Afternoon Tea!

To read more about our Production department, and the services we offer, please click here.

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