What you Can Expect

Your Ship

Marella Discovery features so many facilities, such as a fantastic dining scene and a show lounge to rival the West End including seven bars and seven restaurants and an outdoor cinema.

Entertainment & Dining

With seven bars and seven restaurants, you will be spoilt for choice! You can watch movies under a star-lit sky at the ship’s outdoor cinema. Indoors, there are nightly shows in the Broadway Show Lounge

Destinations

Departing from Barbados you will visit some of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, Antigua, British Virgin Islands, St Maarten, St Kitts and Guadeloupe.

About this trip:

Join us on Marella Discovery in Barbados.  From here we sail the Caribbean and discover some of the most beautiful islands in this part of the world. Visiting islands you might only have seen on holiday programmes and in brochures, you will experience the islands of Antigua and its colourful waterfront and not to be missed Nelson’s Dockyard, St Maarten a tiny isle shared by the Dutch and French, One of the British Leeward Islands, St Kitts is one of the Caribbean’s pearls, Guadeloupe is where French and African influences fuse and Tortola where ancient rainforests hog the limelight!  

What's Included

  • Return flights London Gatwick/Bridgetown Barbados Transfers
  • Inside Cabin for Sole Occupancy
  • All Inclusive Plus including Gratuities
  • Fully Financially Protected
  • Tour Leader with groups of 10 and over

Itinerary

  • Bridgetown, Barbados
  • At Sea
  • St John's, Antigua
  • Road Town, British Virgin Islands
  • Philipsburg, St Maarten
  • Basseterre, St Kitts
  • Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  • Bridgetown, Barbados

What’s Extra:

  • Flight Upgrades – prices available on request
  • Cabin upgrades – prices available on request
  • Shore Excursions
  • 7 night extension available (visiting Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, Grenada, St Lucia) from £4859
  • Insurance click here
 

What you'll be doing

DAY 1

Arrival Day

Depart UK for Barbados. Here  Marella will transfer you directly from the airport to the ship for this amazing cruise. Departing 20:00
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DAY 2

At Sea

As we sail towards our first port of call, you can explore this beautiful ship. There is so much Marella Discovery has to offer from the on board shops to the spa and gym. Or just kick back and relax on the sun deck!
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DAY 3

St John's, Antigua 08:00 - 18:00

If you’re a big fan of the beach, prepare to lose your heart to this place. Antiguans like to boast they have a different one for every day of the year. Without doubt, porcelain, palm-fringed sands and still turquoise waters are the star of this island show. But that’s not all Antigua’s got to boast about. Get ready for towns in a rainbow riot of colours. Quiet countryside that slumbers in the sunshine. And cuisine as sublime as those moon-white shores.
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DAY 4

Road Town, British Virgin Islands 08:00 - 18:00

Nature’s the star attraction of Tortola. Ancient rainforests hog the limelight. Beautiful botanical gardens vie for your attention. And opal-white beaches like Apple Bay and Smuggler’s Cove really steal the show. It’s wild. It’s wondrous. It’s waiting.
  • Head for Road Town’s pretty Main Street. Here, you’ll find a medley of shops, museums and historical buildings. And you won’t be able to resist snapping away at the brightly-painted bungalows either.
  • Soak up the beauty of Sage Mountain National Park. The British Virgin Island’s highest point, it’s an oasis of tropical vines, trees and plants. You can even saddle up and explore by horseback.
  • Leave Tortola behind and make tracks for another of the British Virgin Islands – Virgin Gorda. Among the must-sees here are the Baths, a cluster of sea pools where you can swim or snorkel through the tunnels, caves and arches.
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DAY 5

Philipsburg, St Maarten 08:00 - 18:00

Two flags rule over this tiny isle – the French and the Dutch. Philipsburg is the Dutch capital and the place to head for a serious shopping splurge. Marigot, meanwhile, is the French capital, where you can divide your time between bistros and boutiques. Add to the mix dreamy Caribbean coves, kaleidoscopic reefs and lashings of sunshine and you’ve got all the ingredients for tropical bliss.
  • Give your credit card a duty-free workout in Philipsburg. From cut-price island crafts to cutting-edge designer gear, you’ll find it all here. Front Street’s your starting point, the town’s main artery that has lanes, alleyways and courtyards leading off in all directions.
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DAY 6

Basseterre, St Kitts 08:00 - 18:00

One of the British Leeward Islands, St Kitts is one of the Caribbean’s pearls. Once an illustrious sugar colony, it now focuses its efforts on being a tropical paradise. And it excels in every sense, with its seductive blend of blonde sands and duck-egg blue seas. Away from the shores though, you’ll find plenty of historic sights to tick off your checklist. Or why not pop across to the neighbouring island of Nevis, which is just three kilometres over The Narrows channel?
  • Hop on a train at the Needsmust Station, and St Kitts Railway will take you on a tour of the island’s best bits. You’ll chug over ravines 300-feet-deep, circle Mount Liamuiga volcano and take a sneak peek at the island’s black-sand beaches.
  • Soak up the jaw-dropping views over lush sugarcane fields from the 17th-century Brimstone Hill Fortress. Once known as the Gibraltar of the West Indies, this major British garrison was abandoned in 1850. Now, it’s been restored back to its grand former self, with cannons, swords and the like all on display.
  • Sunbathe your way through the day on one of St Kitts’ beaches. There’s a selection of white sand spots like Turtle Beach and black sand spaces like Pump Bay. Alternatively, see if the grass is greener on the other side of The Narrows Channel. This is where St Kitts’ tropical sister island, Nevis, simmers in the sea.
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DAY 7

Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe 08:00 - 16:00

Flick through your French dictionary while sipping a Caribbean rum punch – Guadeloupe is where French and African influences fuse. This gorgeous spot is actually a bouquet of islands. There’s a scattering of little ones but the two main players are Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre. Together, they’re shaped like a butterfly resting quietly on the sun-blushed Caribbean. As famous for its sugar and rum as it is top dive sites and sparkling sands, this place will sweep you off your feet…
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DAY 8

Bridgetown, Barbados 07:00

And so we end this cruise – we have visited some of the most beautiful Caribbean islands and we hope you have made some beautiful memories. Enjoy your last morning relaxing on board before transferring to the airport for the flight home.
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Accommodation

Marella Discovery

Featuring many well-known Marella highlights , Marella Discovery has the charm of a mid-sized ship with loads of dining and entertainment facilities – there is something for everyone. Enjoy the onboard casino, spa and fitness area as you sail from destination to destination. Fine food comes as normal on Marella Discovery especially in the two speciality restaurants. With an outdoor cinema to live shows in the Broadway Show Lounge, live bands and entertainers, the choice is yours onboard Marella Discovery. There are numerous activities available during your cruise. From rock climbing if you’re brave enough to reach the top, you can enjoy the views spanning out before you. And if that isn’t your thing, perhaps you’d rather spend the afternoon dipping in and out of the pool and soaking up the sun. Round up the holiday and spoil yourself with a trip to the Ocean Spa and Beauty Salon where there’s a treatment to suit every need.  

Facilities Include

Each day onboard Marella Discovery can be different. Unwind at the spa, sunbathe by the pool or perfect your putt on the mini golf green – here are just some of the facilities on board:

Spa and Beauty Salon: At this state-of-the-art spa you can book in for treatments (charges apply), like facials, body wraps and massages, plus there’s a beauty salon.   Alternatively, you can work up a sweat with the sea in sight at the gym.

Broad Street Shops: The onboard boutiques are open when the ship’s at sea, and stock a great range of duty-free products.

Live Casino: The stylish casino is open until late, and features blackjack tables, and fruit machines. If you’re a beginner, ask the croupiers about getting some lessons in. You’ve also got the entertainment – and the bar – in the Live Room to accompany you while you’re having a flutter.

Broadway Show Lounge: Plush seating and an 800-plus capacity give the ship’s main entertainment venue professional credentials. There are 11 unique shows, including West End to Broadway, an on-stage spectacular showcasing all your favourite musical theatre classics.

47°: Marella Discovery’s main eatery is a big, stylish venue, finished in the colours of the sand and the sea. Daytime meals here come with a side-order of sea views, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, and a grand double staircase leads up to a separate eatery. It also hosts The Great Musical Afternoon Tea. This weekly event brings the West End to Marella Cruises, with dishes inspired by famous musicals.

Room Includes

Inside Cabin: These cabins measure in at 12m², which means you get twin beds that can be made into a queen-size, plus an en suite bathroom with a WC and shower. (Cabins on Deck 2 or 3) Outside Cabin: Outside Cabins feature either a porthole or a picture window. They’re 12m² in size, with twin beds that can be made into a queen-size. plus an en suite bathroom with a WC and shower. (Cabins on Deck 2 or 3) Balcony Cabin: You can admire the horizon from your own furnished balcony with these cabins. Balcony Cabins are on deck 6, and feature a set of twin beds that can convert to a queen-size double bed. You can also expect an en suite with a WC and a shower, and a balcony. These newly refurbished cabins sleep two, and are between 13 and 14 m². And the en suite bathroom packs in a shower and a WC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
March 27 °C 18 °C

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