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ted sets sail into new waters with Marella Discovery ships

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We are delighted to be strengthening our relationship with Marella Cruises, the UK’s third largest cruise line, after being confirmed as the new entertainment provider for the Discovery ships in the Marella fleet.

With a bespoke, innovative package of entertainment, the offering will go live onboard Marella Discovery and Marella Discovery 2 from October 2020, with work and recruitment already under way.

This exciting news builds upon the success of the existing Marella Cruises partnership, which first started in 2017 with the successful launch of the entertainment programme onboard the Explorer ships.

“excellent entertainment with plenty of choice”

“This is an incredible time to be a growing partner for Marella Cruises – we are so proud of our team and our innovative in-house talent,” Robin Breese-Davies, ted CEO, said.

“We are well established in the cruise industry and, two years ago, were awarded the Explorer class contract. To follow this up with the exclusive contract for the Discovery ships is a great testimony to the ted offering.”

Anna Lewis-Laverty, General Manager of Customer Experience for Marella Cruises, said: “We are delighted to be extending our partnership with ted as the entertainment provider onboard our Discovery ships and look forward to welcoming them onboard in 2020.

“We are committed to offering our customers excellent entertainment with plenty of choice, and following great customer feedback and the successful entertainment programme they created on the two Explorer ships, we know customers are going to love the offering.”

The Discovery programme proposed, created and designed exclusively in-house by our talented team, includes an array of new original theatre shows, exciting light entertainment, talented musicians, and leading children’s concepts, all with future-proofed innovations.

It offers Marella Cruises’ guests the chance to enjoy a balanced mix of contemporary entertainment which suits all ages, alongside a wide choice of itineraries, sailing to the most beautiful parts of the world with the friendliest service at sea.

an eye on the future, whilst embracing traditions

Steve Leatham, ted Creative Director, said: “Winning the contract to produce the entire theatrical, entertainment and activity offering for the Marella Discovery fleet is huge news for us at ted.

“The offering we proposed has an eye on the future, whilst embracing the wonderful traditions and theatrics associated with this industry. We look forward to working with our brilliant partners at Marella Cruises to produce amazing shows, content and activities, all personally created for the Discovery fleet.”

Alex Kennedy, ted Group Operations Manager, added: “Managing a four-ship operation is real achievement for us and we couldn’t be prouder of our teams that deliver the entire entertainment programme on behalf of ted and Marella.

“Having all of our services in-house enables us to flex the programme to the needs and requirements of the guests’ demographic and seasonality.”

For more information about our partnership with Marella Cruises, please email

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