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Willemstad, Curacao Island

ADULTS ONLY Join us on the new Marella Explorer 2 as we sail the Caribbean and discover some of the most beautiful islands in this part of the world on the Adult only Marella Explorer 2!!

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Itinerary

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Arriving in Bridgetown, Marella transfer you directly from the airport to the ship. Departing 20:00

  • Accommodation Marella Explorer 2
  • MEALS Dinner included

Enjoy this time at sea to relax, enjoy the facilities onboard Marella Explorer 2 as we cruise towards our first port of call, Aruba.

  • Accommodation Marella Explorer 2
  • MEALS All meals included

Nowhere showcases Aruba’s Dutch roots quite like Oranjestad. With its gable-topped houses and colonial clock towers, the island’s capital is like a little slice of Amsterdam. It’s got some typically Caribbean credentials, too – expect cushiony sands that stretch on for miles, and underwater spots that are great for snorkelling. Plus, all along the coast, you’ll find ramshackle beach bars serving up fresh seafood and rum cocktails.

Head to De Palm Island to explore the underwater depths. Set just off the Aruban coastline, this private reef is home to a huge variety of exotic sea life.

Explore the castle-like ruins of the Bushiribana Gold Mill. This place was at the centre of Aruba’s 19th-century gold rush, and is well worth a chunk of your time for its medieval looks alone.

  • Accommodation Marella Explorer 2
  • MEALS All meals included

This little Dutch island is slowly beginning to creep onto the tourist radar, and for good reason. It offers up an unbeatable mix of footprint-free beaches and pretty colonial towns. The storybook port of Willemstad leads the pack, with its candy-coloured, red-roofed houses that gild the downtown area. It’s such an impressive sight, UNESCO have even granted the town a place on its World Heritage list.

Take in Willemstad’s best bits on the trolley train tour. You’ll get to see the Pietermaai Cathedral, Queen Wilhelmina Park, and a building known as the wedding cake house due to its quirky design.
Check out the island’s largest feathered friends at the Ostrich Park. This is one of the largest ostrich farms outside Africa, and you’ll get to feed and touch the birds while you’re here. Inject a little adrenalin into your time here by seeing the sights on a guided jet-ski trip.

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS All meals included

If you’re in any doubt concerning what Bonaire’s all about, just look at an island number plate – above every registration number you’ll find the words ‘Divers’ Paradise’. This island in the Leeward Antilles is consistently rated as one of the best dive and snorkelling destinations in the world. Shipwrecks, tropical fish and seahorses are ripe in the waters that surround the island. Above the waterline, meanwhile, there are wild flamingo herds to see and craggy national parks to explore.

The island is known for its underwater scene, but stay on land and you can take a tuk tuk tour around its historical sites. Highlights include a 17th-century fort and a prisoner of war camp. Bonaire coaxes out visitors’ adventurous sides. You can hop into a kayak and explore the mangroves, National Geographic-style. The shipwrecked feeling is on offer on Klein Bonaire. This dinky island, just off the coast of Bonaire, is uninhabited and the beaches are footprint-free.

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS All meals included

Grenada can’t fail to spice things up. It’s known as the ‘Spice Island’ after all. Wherever you head, the fragrant scent of ginger, almond, nutmeg and vanilla follows you. Plus you can see cinnamon, cocoa beans and every tropical fruit imaginable growing here. Alongside its basket of goodies, this lush landscape hides Bounty-like beaches, mountain ranges and thick rainforests. And don’t miss a wander around St George's, one of the Caribbean’s prettiest harbours, with its pastel-coloured buildings, cobbled streets and even the odd lipstick-red London phone box.

Don your walking boots and set off on a highland hike in the Grand Etang National Park. Taking pride of place in Grenada’s mountains, the star of the show is Grand Etang Lake, which fills a volcanic crater. And there’s plenty more to see along the walking trails that criss-cross through the rainforest.

Cool down with a refreshing swim at Annadale Falls. Incredibly pretty, it cascades nine metres to a grotto surrounded by lush plant life.

Take a break from sightseeing and kick back on the island’s Grand Anse Beach. Not only does it have wow-factor white sands that melt into turquoise waters, but the watersports are first class and it’s got some great bars and restaurants, too.

  • Accommodation Marella Explorer 2
  • MEALS All meals included

St Lucia’s skyline is high rise. But it’s not the hotels that make this island look serrated against the sky, it’s the mountains. The Pitons are 2 of the biggest. Both their summits tower at least 2,000 feet above sea level and their slopes are coiffured with a mane of dense green rainforest. At their feet, meanwhile, banana plantations give way to syrup-coloured beaches and some of the best coral reefs in the Caribbean.

Pick up a bargain in the Castries market, an amazing swirl of crafts, fruits and the hum of Creole conversation. For a more upmarket, but still good value, shopping experience, try Pointe Seraphine, a duty-free shopping centre next to the harbour.

Get a bird’s eye view of St Lucia’s rainforests at the Treetop Adventure Park in Dennery. You’ll whizz your way through the canopy using a series of zip lines, and look down on the giant ferns and wild orchids that grow here.

  • Accommodation Marella Explorer 2
  • MEALS All meals included

Early morning arrival back into Bridgetown. Spend a leisurely morning on board until your transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

  • Accommodation Marella Explorer 2
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

 

 

Explorer 2 is joining the Marella fleet in summer 2019. Some of the features you can expect to find are a Champneys Spa, Indigo – a chic bar-club-casino space which is the ship’s flagship venue. It caters for daytime drinks with a view, as well as all-night dancing.

Bars & Lounges

The entertainment on board Marella Explorer doesn’t disappoint. It has the biggest ever Broadway Show Lounge; with a capacity of 1,000 people, this show lounge is big enough to rival a Broadway theatre. A colour-changing feature bar, hot-pink piano and funky, ring-shaped seats take their place in the eye-catching Lounge Bar, and Bar 53's location next to Latitude 53 makes it perfectly placed for some pre-dinner drinks. Bar@The Mediterranean wraps around The Mediterranean – running from the inside to the outside, and Indigo Bar lays claim to the longest bar in the fleet. There's also plenty of seating around the bar’s edge, where you can take in the 360-degree views – day or night. After dark, the menus light up, showing off around-the-world themed cocktails, like Thai Punch and Jamaican Me Crazy. You’ll find Indigo Club in the middle of Indigo, flaunting a dance floor and a DJ booth. Champagne and Prosecco are on the menu at Aperitif bar, and Squid & Anchor is Marella's first pub at sea and a modern take on a traditional British boozer.

 

There a various bars to sort you out for laidback drinks, like the Squid and Anchor pub. For full-on glitz and glamour, the Broadway Show Lounge steps into view. There are also numerous restaurants to suit everyone’s palette (in some venues extra charges will apply). Unwind at the Champneys Spa, sunbathe by the pool or perfect your putt on the mini-golf green – For those with a sweet tooth, try Scoops. This vintage-looking parlour serves up dollops of gelato in a range of flavours, and you can add toppings, too. The menu changes every day but you can expect out-of-the-ordinary options, like oreo, G&T and banoffee. The seating’s just as quirky – a collection of bike seats sit facing out to sea. A charge applies here. Those are a few of the options. And the best bit - on this departure our clients enjoy premium All Inclusive. This includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at five different restaurants. Plus, you'll get a variety of drinks, including selected beer, cider, spirits, house wine, soft drinks by the glass and a range of cocktails plus the further benefits of a wide choice of premium spirits, upgraded cocktails, fresh juices, premium Lavazza coffees from The Coffee Port and a 1.5 litre bottle of water per cabin per day.

Restaurants

With 10 restaurants to choose from, you can opt for a different cuisine every night. Traditional dishes, French-style cuisine, sushi, Spanish tapas, pizza and 28-day-aged steaks: you name it, Marella Explorer 2 serves it!

 

Single Inside Cabin
These Single Cabins were made for solo travellers. These ones come with a single bed and an en suite bathroom with a WC and shower. Deck 8

Single Outside Cabin
A good option for solo travellers, these cabins feature a single bed and an en suite bathroom with a WC and shower. Plus, there's the added bonus of a porthole or picture window. Deck 5

All cabins come with Air-conditioning, Hairdryer, Flatscreen TV, Wardrobe space, Tea and coffee-making facilities, Safe

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

9 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT - 4 hours

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What’s Included:

  • Inside cabin
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Gratuities for onboard staff
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader (with groups of 9 or over)
  • Porterage & Port Taxes
  • Premium All-inclusive: All drinks and meals

What’s extra:

  • Cover charges on selected services
  • Shore excursions
  • Cabin upgrades

Temperature:

  • Aruba 28°C Mar
  • St. Lucia 26°C Mar
  • Grenada 26°C Mar

NB: Please note that regardless of group sizes our cruises will still operate.

Useful Information

DO I NEED TO BRING MY PASSPORT?
Yes. You’ll need your passport for every single one of our cruises. Without it, you won’t be able to board the ship.

WHAT ADAPTORS SHOULD I BRING FOR THE CABIN SOCKETS?
You can use either a European or a US 2-pin adaptor in the cabins.

HOW DO I PAY FOR THINGS ONBOARD?
All ships have a cash-free system. Everything is priced in sterling and is charged to your cabin account. At the end of your cruise you can settle it in cash, travellers’ cheques, or by credit or debit card. If you decide to settle your bill in cash Marella will ask for up to £200 deposit per cabin per week. There’s also a 2% surcharge for using travellers’ cheques. Whatever you choose, they give you an interim bill halfway through your holiday so you can keep track of your spending.

WHAT TIME DO I HAVE TO CHECK OUT OF MY CABIN?
You’ll normally need to leave your cabin by 8am on your last day, but you can still use all the onboard facilities until your transfer arrives. Speak to reception about a courtesy cabin so you can freshen up before you leave. Alternatively, you can organise a late check out. Again, reception will advise on this.

WHAT SHOULD I PACK?
Packing for a cruise is just like packing for any other holiday, but there are a few things to bear in mind. Hairdryers and all towels – including pool towels – are provided. 

The dress code policy’s easily broken down into Beachwear, Casual and Smart. The first is a ‘come as you are’ affair, so swimwear get the thumbs up. Meanwhile, Casual speaks for itself – tops and shorts or a sundress. Then you’ve got Smart, which is when you’ll need to dress up a bit. Opt for trousers, smart tailored shorts or a skirt or dress, a shirt or polo shirt and smart shoes, no trainers or flip flops. If you want to add a jacket or tie, that’s up to you. The gala evenings, formal nights and Dress to Impress nights give you the chance to get really suited and booted. Each of the restaurants has a dress code, and this can differ depending on the time of day.

Finally, think about what’s suitable to wear on excursions. Some churches, for example, ask for legs and shoulders to be covered. Islamic countries have strict laws on dress, and in certain areas it will be required that you cover your shoulders and knees. When visiting Mosques or other holy sites, women may be required to cover their hair, arms and legs. Men will be required to wear long trousers and a top with sleeves.

HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO PAY FOR A DRINK ONBOARD?
Drinks prices are comparable to UK pub prices. You’ll pay around £3.70 for a pint of beer and £4 for a glass of wine. Keep an eye out for the daily drinks specials in the Cruise News, too.

DO I NEED TO TIP?
No. All tips and service charges are included in the price of your cruise. You’re not expected to tip any of our crew – unless you want to, of course.

WHAT IS A TENDER PORT?
It’s not always possible to tie a ship up at a dock. If this is the case, we’ll anchor a little way out from the shore, and use tender boats to get you to and from the ship. Tender ports are indicated in the itinerary where possible. You’ll still get plenty of time in the port, plus you can use the tender services to go back and forth from the ship as much as you like. Guests with disabilities or mobility issues will need to have some independent mobility to step in and out of the tender boat as our crew aren’t allowed to lift you

IS WI-FI AVAILABLE?
We have internet lounges on all of our ships, as well as designated Wi-Fi zones. Internet access is charged to your cabin account at the rate advertised on board. Mobiles can be used, too, and there are telephones in each cabin, so it’s easy to stay in touch with people back home.

WHAT SORT OF MEDICAL FACILITIES CAN I EXPECT?
Each of our ships has a medical centre and we have an English-speaking doctor and nurses on board who keep surgery hours. For emergencies, there’s always someone on call.

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Choose a cruise holiday with confidence. A Solos Tour Leader will accompany groups of 8 and over, and 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 COMMENTS  
09 Feb 2020 16 Feb 2020 7 All Ages £ 2399 BOOK

What’s Included:

  • Inside cabin
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Gratuities for onboard staff
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader (with groups of 9 or over)
  • Porterage & Port Taxes
  • Premium All-inclusive: All drinks and meals

What’s extra:

  • Cover charges on selected services
  • Shore excursions
  • Cabin upgrades

Temperature:

  • Aruba 28°C Mar
  • St. Lucia 26°C Mar
  • Grenada 26°C Mar

NB: Please note that regardless of group sizes our cruises will still operate.

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