Paradise Islands & Seven Shores from Barbados, 20 January 2019 (14 nights)

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Ship:
Marella Explorer
Line:
Thomson Cruises
Depart Date:
20th January 2019
Duration:
14 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 48 reviews
Cruise Type:
Fly Cruise
  • Inclusive Drinks
  • Tips Included
  • All Inclusive

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Holiday Features

TUI Explorer has enough facilities to keep everyone happy
  • Kids Club
  • Oceans Spa & Beauty Salon
  • Broadway Show Lounge
  • Tapas @ The Mediterranean
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Pizzeria @ The Mediterranean
  • Entertainment:The Shack, The Lounge, Latitude 53, Indigo Bar & More

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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 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
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.
AM PM
5 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
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?
AM PM
7 Bequia, Grenadines
Bequia, Grenadines
Bequia, called "the island of the clouds" by the Carib Indians, is the largest of the St. Vincent dependencies. The seven-square-mile island attracts a good number of yachtsmen and smaller cruise ships.
AM 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 St. George's, Grenada AM PM
10 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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11 Fort de France AM PM
12 Roseau
Roseau
The beautiful island of Dominica took its name after the day that Christopher Columbus discovered it – a Sunday! This is the perfect base to immerse in lush rainforests and jungles or see coconut and banana plantations. Admire the fantastic waterfall at Morne Trois Pitons and explore delightful Roseau, the island’s main town.
AM PM
13 Pointe-à-Pitre
Pointe-à-Pitre
Guadeloupe is a lively center of Creole culture, boasting a spirited blend of French and African influences. As well known for its sugar and rum as for its dive sites and resorts, the archipelago offers an interesting mix of modern cities, rural hamlets, rainforests and secluded beaches.
AM 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.
AM
15 Fly to the UK

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Customer reviews for Marella Explorer

  • Marella Explorer
  • Thomson Cruises
  • 11 Mar 2019

Enjoyed cruise, good service. Good food. Lack of sun loungers. Health and safety issue in buffet. Guests allowed to handle and cut loaves of bread, with large carving knife. In the middle of a thoroughfare. I pointed this out three times and nothing was changed. Lack waiters in bars. Lounge bar a ridiculous shape, making it difficult to get served, too many stools at bar blocking access. I made all these points known to reception, Thomson encourage comments, but nothing is done to improve matters, it just keeps complaints on board ship

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  • Marella Explorer
  • Thomson Cruises
  • 11 Mar 2019

We had a junior suite on Deck 12 for a back-to-back cruise out of Barbados taking in a dozen islands or countries. The cabin was spacious with a sofa and an exceptionally large balcony with loungers, table, chairs and a hammock. It was very comfortable with our only complaint that the air conditioning was sometimes too cold and there was no way of turning it off. The cabin is important to us because we enjoy reading and playing the guitar (quietly!) and keeping ourselves to ourselves. Being able to make our own tea and coffee and get jugs of skimmed milk from the Market Place also added significantly to our experience. The crew, especially our cabin steward, were superb as was the all inclusive food and drink. We particularly rated the Italian Vista restaurant. We did once-or-twice ask to be seated with an empty table between us and other passengers when the dining room was less busy and against walls and partitions rather than in the middle of sets of tables. We very much liked that there were always tables for two. Not everyone is a natural chatterbox. We can't comment on other entertainment as we didn't stay at the poolside or go to the theatre nor did we take any Tui organised excursions having booked our trips separately from the UK. Unlike a previous cruise with a different company, we liked that there were quiet areas on the ship and that we couldn't always hear music on our balcony. It was very relaxing. The Captain was exceptionally good at giving us relaxed but useful information about the sea state, arrival times and what to take ashore. All the arrangements such as flights, baggage transfer and so worked like clockwork with the only delay the Barbados immigration onboard ship the last day but what's half an hour in a fortnight? We thought this cruise was good value-for-money with a good itinerary although undoubtedly some islands are more interesting than others and some are very similar in what they offer. As someone who had a very negative view of cruising at one point, I would thoroughly recommend this cabin and this ship.

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  • Marella Explorer
  • Thomson Cruises
  • 20 Jan 2019

Caribean cruise on the Marela explorer. Fantastic cruise. Not the best ship in the world but was everything that we could ask for. Fantastic beaches Turquoise waters. Loved it Mark and sue

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