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Every little detail, from the sumptuous cuisine to the sizzling entertainment, has been tailor-made with you in mind. Whatever you decide to do, it's all waiting for you on board Marella Discovery on this amazing cruise - the highlight of which is the Pamana Canal!

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Itinerary

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Depart the UK for Jamaica.  On arrival transfer to Marella Discovery for the start of this cruise.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS Dinner included
  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Colombia’s oldest town was founded by the Spanish all the way back in 1525. The first thing you’ll notice is the picture-perfect coastline. Cue ice-white sands and glass-clear waters backed by South America’s second-largest mountain range. Away from the beach, the town’s colourful houses and lively reggae bars offer up plenty in the way of Latino spirit.

For a dose of history, pay a visit to La Casa de Aduana – South America’s first ever house, which has been turned into an interesting little museum. Tayrona National Park showcases some of Colombia’s most spectacular scenery. Think footprint-free beaches, delicate corals and sea-sculpted boulders. Keep an eye out and you might even spot some monkeys. Take a look around the former home of South American liberator, Simón Bolívar, and check out the monument in his memory.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Colombia’s second-oldest city is home to the only walled town in the Americas. It was originally built to protect Cartagena against pirates, and it cocoons cobbled alleyways, cottages painted in rainbow colours, and buildings that have stood for centuries. The Colonial cathedrals alone are worth bringing your camera for.

Prepare to see a completely different side of Cartagena in Bocagrande, the city’s new town. Jewellery-lovers should head for the Caribe Emerald Factory, where you can watch stones being cut, polished and set. You can even create your own design.
Pay a visit to the Convento de la Popa. It’s a 400-year-old monastery that sits at the top of a hill, overlooking the whole city. Inside, it’s filled with lavish décor, paintings and sculptures.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Colon is a crumbling Colonial district, full of faded grand mansions and pastel-painted warehouses. It’s also your gateway to one of the most famous landmarks in the world, Panama Canal. This enormous waterway bridges the 48-mile gap between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, and gives cargo ships a helping hand on their around-the-world voyages.

Fort San Lorenzo, in the sleepy town of Portobelo, dates back to Spanish colonial times, when it was destroyed by pirates. Now a World Heritage Site, it’s got ruins to explore, and sea views to capture on camera. Chagres National Park boasts over 300,000 acres of rainforests and rivers. Chagres River is great for rafting, and Alajuela Lake has perfect conditions for fishing and sailing. The indigenous villages of the Embera-Wounaan tribe can also be found here. Panama City is often compared to Miami and Rio de Janeiro. Casinos, nightlife and designer shops cater for tourists. If you’re serious about spending, try Via Espana, Latin America’s answer to Rodeo Drive.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

It’s claimed Costa Ricans are the happiest people in the world. Take one look at their country, and you’ll see just how much they’ve got to smile about. A blend of rainforests, wildlife and sun-baked sands, it showcases the best of Latin America’s natural beauty. It’s also one of the few places in the world where you can be flying through the jungle on a zip-liner one minute, and riding horseback in the mountains the next.

The only way to get around Puerto Limon’s Tortuguero National Park is by boat. It’s made up of miles of rainforest, which stretch right up to the Atlantic shores. Costa Rica’s sloth sanctuary is spread out over 200 acres, and it gives a great insight into the habits of the creatures. It’s not just sloths, either – monkeys, iguanas and more than 250 species of bird live in the area. The Veragua Rainforest is home to the National Institute of Biodiversity, a research and conservation organisation that discovers new wildlife each year. Hike through the vegetation and pay a visit to the centre to learn about what lies in the forest.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

At Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS No meals included

Arrive back into Montego Bay.  You will disembark later today and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.  Enjoy your remaining time on board the ship.  

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

Marella Discovery

Marella Discovery is one of the biggest ships in the fleet. You can expect all the Marella Cruises trademarks, like a fantastic dining scene, a show lounge to rival the West End and smart, contemporary interiors. And the best bit - on Marella Discovery, everyone goes All Inclusive. This means your drinks, including prosecco and cider, plus meals in five restaurants and most onboard activities will all be part of the deal.

With 7 restaurants to choose from, including a main restaurant spread over two storeys, and two speciality restaurants – which showcase spectacular views from a setting on the top floor, you can opt for a different cuisine every night.   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. Gallery 47° You’ll find this trendy Italian restaurant on the second floor of the ship’s main dining room, 47°. It’s a laid-back place, where bookings aren’t necessary, and its designer look features a colour scheme inspired by the sunset. The Glass House  This place has a split personality, but for all the right reasons. By day, it deals in deli-style light bites and freshly-squeezed juices. Come sundown, the venue turns into casual restaurant with a tapas-style menu. Plus, you can cook your own steaks on hot stones, for an extra charge. Snack Shack Festival food stalls and iconic British beach huts provided the inspiration for this grab ‘n’ go eatery. This means you can expect to pick up things like bacon butties for breakfast, and sweet chilli chicken wings, mezze salads and focaccia sandwiches in the afternoon.

 

Speciality Dining

Surf & Turf Steakhouse As its name suggests, this speciality restaurant majors in the likes of marbled steaks and meaty lobster tails. You’ve also got other meat and fish options, as well as plenty to satisfy a vegetarian palate. You’ll pay a cover charge to eat dinner here. 

Kora La Our signature pan-Asian speciality restaurant makes an appearance onboard Marella Discovery. You'll find dishes created by renowned chef Ian Pengelley such as his duck and watermelon salad. The menu covers off south and east Asia, featuring dishes like Indian spiced king prawns, and Indonesian beef rendang curry. A cover charge applies for dining here, and you’ll need to make a reservation.

Bars & Lounges

Bar Eleven  A position on the highest point on deck 11 – where the bar gets its name from – means that drinks in this lounge come with the ship’s best sea views. It’s a contemporary cocktail bar by evening, transforming into a late-night disco as the hours pass. Deck Bar This sociable spot ticks the box for cold drinks in between dips. Live Room Marella Discovery’s flagship watering hole is their most spacious and modern yet, and houses their biggest selection of on-tap beers. Expect the atmosphere to build pace as the hours draw in – evenings might start with the sounds of our signature yellow piano, and end with the sounds of dance floor classics. Atrium Bar Grab a seat – and a glass of bubbles – at this classy bar, and you’ll have a great view of the entertainment in the atrium. Squid & Anchor If you’re craving a taste of home, our pub at sea should do the trick. It’s a modern take on a typical british boozer and, as such you can expect entertainment like pub quizzes and game shows.

 

Plush seating and an 800-plus capacity give Marella Discovery’s main entertainment venue professional credentials. The Broadway Show Lounge has 11 unique shows, including Beatz Interactive, a hi-tech dance piece featuring LED-lit costumes. You can watch movies under a star-lit sky at the ship’s outdoor cinema, enjoy a late-night flutter in the plush Casino and a Live Room complete with a signature yellow piano,and pianists and acoustic musicians take to the stage in the atrium – an elegant space that changes colour when the sun goes down.With plenty of bars and lounges, you have enough entertainment to keep you occupied for days – and nights.

 

The ship’s open-air pool comes with the bonus of built-in hot tubs. The Veranda - This just-for-adults sunbathing area is located at the back of the ship, so you can relax with views of the horizon. You’ll find a second pool indoors, plus a slew of treatment cabins at the Oceans Gym and Spa. If you want to up the pace, head out to the rock climbing wall – a Marella Cruises first – or practice your putt on the minigolf green. The Broad Street Shops - indulge in a bit of retail therapy - the onboard boutiques are open when the ship’s at sea, and stock a great range of duty-free products.

 

Single Inside Cabin
These are on decks 2 and 3, and accommodate solo travellers. The cabin is kitted out with twin beds that convert to a queen-size double bed and an en suite with a WC and a shower.

Single Outside Cabin
These are on decks 2 and 3, and accommodate solo travellers. A picture window or porthole offers sea views, and the cabin is kitted out with twin beds that convert to a queen-size double bed, a sitting area with a sofa, and an en suite with a WC and a shower.

What’s Included:

  • London Gatwick Return flights & transfers
  • Inside cabin
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Solos Tour Leader
  • Gratuities for onboard staff
  • Porterage & Port Taxes
  • All-inclusive: All drinks and meals (including premium brand drinks with the exception of Champagne)

What’s extra:

  • Outside Cabin
  • Regional Flights may be available on request
  • Cover charges on selected services
  • Shore excursions
  • Cabin upgrades

Temperature:

  • Average Daily Maximum
  • Panama 33°C February
  • Santa Marta, Colombia 33°C February
  • Cartegena  31°C February
  • Puerto Limon, Costa Rica 29°C February
  • Colon, Panama 29°C February

Choose a cruise holiday with confidence. All our cruises will operate as shown - irrespective of the number of bookings taken and subject to the Cruise company’s schedule. If necessary our itineraries may be subject to change, and in the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible. All cruises that include a flight will be ATOL protected.

 

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From regional flights available COMMENTS  
09 Feb 2021 16 Feb 2021 7 All Ages £2,599 Call to book

What’s Included:

  • London Gatwick Return flights & transfers
  • Inside cabin
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Solos Tour Leader
  • Gratuities for onboard staff
  • Porterage & Port Taxes
  • All-inclusive: All drinks and meals (including premium brand drinks with the exception of Champagne)

What’s extra:

  • Outside Cabin
  • Regional Flights may be available on request
  • Cover charges on selected services
  • Shore excursions
  • Cabin upgrades

Temperature:

  • Average Daily Maximum
  • Panama 33°C February
  • Santa Marta, Colombia 33°C February
  • Cartegena  31°C February
  • Puerto Limon, Costa Rica 29°C February
  • Colon, Panama 29°C February

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