Paradise Islands & Tropical Delights from Barbados, 1 March 2020 (14 nights)

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Ship:
Marella Explorer 2
Line:
Thomson Cruises
Departure:
Bridgetown, Barbados
Depart Date:
1st March 2020
Duration:
14 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 39 reviews
Cruise Type:
Fly Cruise

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  • Tips Included
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£1,869 pp
Includes Drinks & Tips
Outside from
£1,926 pp
Includes Drinks & Tips
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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 At Sea
3 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!
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4 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.
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5 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.
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6 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?
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7 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…
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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 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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11 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
12 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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13 St. George's, Grenada PM PM
14 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.
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

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Customer reviews for Marella Explorer 2

  • Marella Explorer 2
  • Thomson Cruises
  • 26 Sep 2019

We really had a good holiday we loved the ship entertainment shows was good. apart from one singer from one of the bars on an evening he played a guitar and sung Irish songs and they were a bit depressing we weren’t the only ones it got on your nerves after a bit but we would rather listen to a band be able to get up and have a dance also they only brought one out side entertainer per week on P&O you have a couple of acts over two weeks staff we’re really friendly cabin was fine bath room could do with an up date

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  • Marella Explorer 2
  • Thomson Cruises
  • 24 Sep 2019

We have been on 8 cruises with various operators (princess, Royal Caribbean, Cunard, Holland America, P&O ), and not been with Marella before, but were recommended to do so by a friend who used to work in the industry. We were not disappointed: ship very clean and tidy, with a fresh contemporary feel and unfussy (no expensive artwork), nice furniture throughout; cabins immaculate, with a larger bathroom than most, notably with a glass shower screen, rather than a curtain. Crew welcoming, professional and always cheerful. Entertainment first rate, food standard excellent, (but with buffet selection smaller than some) and more than enough bars with a wide range of cocktails available; we had the premium drinks package for £7 a day, which was great value. Transport to and from the ship was extremely efficient; we were given cabin tags at the UK airport for the suitcase, Naples was not as chaotic as we feared (we travelled mid-week), with a 5 minute walk to the coaches. Luggage was loaded on to the coaches for us, and appeared at our cabins within an hour of boarding. Boarding efficient and quick, a couple of minor issues ( a twin room set up as a double) rapidly and efficiently sorted out. return journey equally good; luggage was left outside the cabins the night before leaving, the next time we saw it was on the baggage claim in the UK. Didn't use any of the ship's excursions, so can't comment on these. Excellent value for money with all tips and drinks included, we would definitely use Marella again.

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  • Marella Explorer 2
  • Thomson Cruises
  • 17 Sep 2019

Overated short measured on premium drinks package glasses not filled up properly always waited till you had a third left and topped up by a third not always convinced you got the drink from the premium package cabin steward great helpful and friendly Restaurant windows dirty so any pictures taken were blighted. 

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