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Join us on this delightful cruise visiting some of the more unusual ports in the Caribbean. Visiting the Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos and Jamaica and with a couple of sea days to relax, good food and entertainment what more can we ask for!!

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Itinerary

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Depart UK. On arrival in Jamaica transfer to Marella Discovery.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS Dinner included

At Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Samana’s a rustic town perched on the edge of a peninsula that pokes out of the Dominican Republic’s north-east coast. The first thing you’ll notice is that it hasn’t lost its traditional charm. Brightly coloured colonial-style houses are scattered throughout pretty public gardens. But it’s the island’s natural side that shines through from every angle. Thick rainforests full of coconut groves and waterfalls are ripe for exploring not far from the coast, which is tailor-made for lazy beach days.
Head out on a boat and see if you can spot some whales. The Dominican Republic’s home to two humpback whale breeding grounds, so you’ve got a good chance of seeing something.

Take a stroll along the Samana walking bridges. These walkways jut out over the sea, and offer the best views of the port and town waterfront. Zip-line through the rainforest in El Limón. The area’s been left to its own devices here, so you’ll get a real taste of the wilderness while whizzing over the treetops.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Christopher Columbus was Puerto Plata’s first tourist back in 1492. He was allegedly drawn to the coastline by the city’s shimmering silver appearance, thanks to the fog from Mount Isabel de Torres. Years later, the city – nicknamed the Silver Port – hasn’t lost its unique charm. The area is blessed with some of the longest strips of cotton-white sand on the island. And beyond, there are waterfalls and mountains to explore.
It’s a little-known fact that the Dominican Republic is famous for producing amber. And Puerto Plata’s Amber Museum has a claim to fame – it’s home to the fossilised mosquito from Jurassic Park.

For Facebook-worthy views of the coastline, take the Caribbean’s only cable car up Isabel de Torres. At the top, you’ll also find a replica of Rio’s iconic Christ statue and botanical gardens. Make a trip to Cabarete Beach to take advantage of the reliable breeze and gentle swells. It’s a world-famous spot for windsurfing, kiteboarding and surfing.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Back in 1492 Columbus was one of the first Europeans to set foot on Grand Turk. His visit opened a floodgate and, today, more than 600,000 holiday makers cruise into the island’s port every year. Some come here for the diving – there’s a coral reef with an 8,000 foot drop just off the island’s coast. Others come for the colonial architecture – Cockburn Town has some of the best examples in the Caribbean.

The oldest shipwreck in the western hemisphere was discovered just off the coast of Grand Turk. You can find out more about it at the Turks and Caicos National Museum. Take a boat trip to Gibbs Cay. This uninhabited island is a great place for a picnic. Plus, stingrays swim right up to the shore and hand-feeding them is as easy as feeding the birds outside St Paul’s Cathedral. February marks the start of whale-watching season in the waters off Grand Turk. Humpback whales migrate in groups, singing mating songs to each other as they swim.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Day at Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

If you’re a Pirates of the Caribbean fan, this Jamaican settlement might ring a few bells. Captain Jack Sparrow escaped the Royal Navy here in the first instalment of the famous Disney franchise – and the storyline’s not far from real-life events. Port Royal was dubbed the ‘wickedest city on earth’ in the 17th century, due to the droves of pirates who dropped anchor here. It’s set on a skinny peninsula that dangles across Kingston Harbour, but much of the town slipped to the seabed after an earthquake in 1692. The preserved buildings beneath the waves are like the Pompeii of the Caribbean, and divers even found a pocket watch stopped at the exact moment the tremors hit. A cluster of crumbling buildings is all that remains of the once-raucous town, and there’s a big renovation in the pipeline to bring its history to life. The capital, Kingston, is just across the bay, so there’s plenty of exploring to do further afield.

Stand in the wonky, half-sunken remains of the Giddy House. This former weapons store’s one of the only remaining parts of Fort Charles, which was submerged by an earthquake. It gets its name from the tilted floor, which leaves visitors feeling ‘giddy’. Browse the island’s finest works of art in the National Gallery of Jamaica. This public museum’s been around since the 1970s, with sculptures, paintings and carvings showcasing the island’s history and culture.
Scuba dive to the sunken city off the shoreline of Port Royal, where near-intact buildings were swallowed by the sea after tremors rocked the peninsula. Tropical fish circle the stone walls, and there are shipwrecks dotted around, too.

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS No meals included

Arrive back in Montego Bay this morning.  Relax on board the ship until it is time to disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

 

 

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
  • Dominican Republic 27°C April
  • Jamaica 27°C April
  • Turks & Caicos 29°C April

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  
13 Apr 2021 20 Apr 2021 7 All Ages £2,589 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
  • Dominican Republic 27°C April
  • Jamaica 27°C April
  • Turks & Caicos 29°C April

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