Tropical Delights & Paradise Islands from Barbados, 12 January 2020 (14 nights)

Adult Only - All Inclusive Cruise with Exclusive Discounts + Tips Included 

Ship:
Marella Explorer 2
Line:
Thomson Cruises
Departure:
Bridgetown, Barbados
Depart Date:
12th January 2020
Duration:
14 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 19 reviews
Cruise Type:
Fly Cruise

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  • All Inclusive Cruise
  • Inclusive Drinks
  • Tips Included
Inside from
£1,765 pp
Includes Drinks & Tips
Outside from
£1,822 pp
Includes Drinks & Tips
Balcony from
£2,503 pp
Includes Drinks & Tips
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Cruise Id: 195016

Holiday Features

Marella Explorer 2 is a relaxing, adults-only ship with fantastic facilities
  • Newest ship to the fleet
  • Onboard accommodation with nightly turndown service
  • Full Board meals in a range of restaurants
  • All-inclusive drinks: selected beer, cider, wine, spirits and aperitifs, cocktails and soft drinks
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Return flights
  • All tips and service charges
  • Overseas Coach transfers and port taxes
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Fly from the UK
1 Bridgetown, Barbados
Bridgetown, Barbados
Barbados will delight you with its fine beaches, body-heat waters, calypso rhythms and perfect climate. You will love the friendliness of the welcoming, easygoing and laid back local people.
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2 Castries, St. Lucia
Castries, St. Lucia
This picturesque island is an enchanting blend of lush rainforests, banana plantations, green mountains, sandy beaches and amazing wildlife.
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3 At Sea
4 Kralendijk, Bonaire
Kralendijk, Bonaire
One of the Dutch Antilles, Bonaire is known for the preservation of nature and the marine environment. This makes it perfect for snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing and kayaking. But Bonaire is not only a diver’s paradise, it has something for everybody. If you are a nature lover, you can cycle and immerse yourself in the unspoilt natural landscape. The island offers a fantastic climate, crystal clear waters and year-round sunshine. Even though Bonaire is laid back and slower paced, the nightlife here is amazing. Get to meet the local people, you will find them very warm and friendly. Don’t miss out on the local cuisine in one of the many world-class restaurants of the island. If you’re looking for cool Bonairean art, jewellery or souvenirs, there’s a main shopping avenue with stores that sell unique merchandise, some made by local craftsmans.
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5 Oranjestad, Aruba
Oranjestad, Aruba
Being one of the Dutch Antilles, Aruba still retains its Dutch charm. You will notice this when you see the many windmills that are to be found in the island. Aruba is characterised by fine beaches, sapphire blue waters, almost year-round sunshine and exotic cactus. In the capital Oranjestad, admire the pastel coloured houses and the palm-lined streets. Then go snorkelling and discover the incredible coral formation and tropical fish. Other highlights include gold mine ruins in the countryside, Guadirikiri Caves and the fascinating natural limestone bridge. If you like shopping, you’ll love Aruba and its fabulous shops and outdoor markets.
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6 Willemstad, Curacao
Willemstad, Curacao
Curacao is one of the Dutch Antilles. This is reflected in the Dutch cuisine served in the island’s restaurants and in the Dutch-style houses of the capital Willemstad. Here shopping is superb…the ‘Floating Market’ alongside the canal is well worth checking out. You will find anything from tropical fruits and vegetables to local handicrafts. Visit the dramatic Hato Caves, a series of grottos with underground waterfalls and ancient Indian petroglyphs, or explore the spectacular Curacao Sea Aquarium, where you will see around 400 exotic species of marine life. Dive in the sapphire blue waters near the beautiful coral reef and experience feeding turtles and stingrays. Then discover Curacao’s Ostrich Farm, where you will see how the ostrich develops from an egg to the largest bird in the world. Before you leave the island, you must try the famous Curacao’s fruity liqueur.
AM PM
7 St. George's, Grenada PM PM
8 Bridgetown, Barbados
Bridgetown, Barbados
Barbados will delight you with its fine beaches, body-heat waters, calypso rhythms and perfect climate. You will love the friendliness of the welcoming, easygoing and laid back local people.
AM PM
9 At Sea
10 Road Town, Tortola
Road Town, Tortola
Escape to Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands also known as the ‘Dove of Peace’. You will notice that the capital Road Town is very peaceful, but it’s perfect for strolling white sanded beaches, swimming in the crystal clear waters and soaking up the sun. If you are looking for something more exciting, visit Virgin Gorda, famous for its Baths and a collection of grottoes and rock pools to swim through. Take a trip up to Sage Mountain for breathtaking views of the British and U.S. Virgin Islands. For special souvenirs, head to the island’s boutiques for original hand-made shell jewellery. Enjoy the natural skyline as nothing is taller than a coconut palm tree!
AM PM
11 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
The island of St Maarten is peacefully divided into the Dutch and French state. Philipsburg, the Dutch capital, offers fantastic stores and boutiques as well as fine beers.
AM PM
12 St. John's, Antigua
St. John's, Antigua
You will fall in love with this secluded island…a true paradise with 365 white sandy beaches (one for every day of the year), gingerbread architecture and hummingbirds. Visit Nelson’s Dockyard National Park to explore restores naval buildings, nautical museums and lush tropical vegetation. Then head to Montserrat, from here you can enjoy a fantastic view of the active Soufriere Hills volcano. You will be charmed by the local pottery, the great shops, the delicious Antiguan food and the friendliness of the local people. For those of you that like snorkelling, the sheltered bay on Bird Island is a must. Surrounded by a wall of coral reef, Antigua will inspire and excite you.
AM PM
13 Basseterre, St. Kitts
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Immerse yourself in the wonderful scenery of lush rainforests, eighteen century balconied white houses, unspoilt coastline and secluded cliffs and caves. You can relax on one of the many flawless beaches or explore the countryside. Highlights of the island include the octagonal Circus of the capital Basseterre, Brimstone Hill Fortress with its stunning views, Romney Manor with its fantastic shops, a Roman Catholic cathedral and a colourful fountain. After sightseeing, why not enjoy an exciting horse ride along Frigate Bay Beach?
AM PM
14 Kingstown, St. Vincent
Kingstown, St. Vincent
St. Vincent, home to a volcano and a rain forest, boasts an infinite selection of diving sites, and the underwater scenery with pristine corals, will take your breath away. There are numerous white sand beaches, including Villa Beach and Indian Bay, from where you have a lovely view of Young Island and some of the Grenadine islands. The capital Kingstown is full of charm…wander through the old brick buildings on the Cobblestone sidewalks or look for bargains in the colourful market of Bay and Bedford Streets. Go hiking or on a jeep safari tour and discover Hell’s Gate waterfall, where you can swim and snorkel. Enjoy the delicious local food and dance to the music by Steel Pan players, Soca singers, Calypsonians and drummers…
AM PM
15 Bridgetown, Barbados
Bridgetown, Barbados
Barbados will delight you with its fine beaches, body-heat waters, calypso rhythms and perfect climate. You will love the friendliness of the welcoming, easygoing and laid back local people.
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15 Fly to the UK

Cabins on the Marella Explorer 2

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Customer reviews for Marella Explorer 2

  • Marella Explorer 2
  • Thomson Cruises
  • 12 Sep 2019

Very good

  • Marella Explorer 2
  • Thomson Cruises
  • 12 Sep 2019

Can’t praise Iglu and Marella highly enough. From booking with Iglu to walking into our balcony cabin everything was perfect. There were plenty of Marella staff to welcome us at the airport and the organisation at port was excellent. The ship was recently refurbished and generally was good. The layout of The Market Place food was a bit random and had a quite limited selection but we always found something to eat. Lattitude 53 was excellent. All in all an excellent cruise which was marvellous value for money. Would definitely cruise with Marella again.

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  • Marella Explorer 2
  • Thomson Cruises
  • 11 Sep 2019

Marella Explorer 2 is a great entry level cruise option, fully inclusive so takes all the worries away. Good itinerary with public transport easily accessible so you can avoid the tours. Entertainment is varied enough though suited to the mass market ... particular mention of the Cruise Director who sang an amazing Sinatra esq set. If you want super posh this isn’t for you but if fun in the sun is your thing you cannot go wrong. Ideal for traveling with young adults (plenty of families) right up to those of retirement age but noticeably a slightly younger average than some cruise lines. Waist line hasn’t recovered yet from the good food - we stuck to the inclusive restaurants, so no need to upgrade.

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Your holiday is being booked on a ‘Low Deposit’ deal. The payment you will make today is lower than the usual and standard deposit. The remainder of the deposit will be processed automatically on or around the ‘due by’ date shown by using the same card as your initial payment. Should you cancel your holiday prior the payment of the balance of the deposit, you remain liable for this sum and any appropriate cancellation charges as per our agency conditions. These will be taken from your card upon your instruction to cancel.

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