Based on 2 adults: From £1,818pp, - includes discount £1,403 - Total Price £3,636.
Sunday, April 26, 2020, for 20 night cruise - onboard the Marella Explorer 2, Atlantic Voyage 2 itinerary, Decks 8/9 Inside Cabin - All Inclusive with Marella Cruises by TUI - fly from Newcastle airport, departure port Bridgetown.
Atlantic Voyage 2 - Itinerary day 1: Bridgetown
A hypnotic calypso isle, Barbados is the ultimate Caribbean dream. And at just 21 miles by 14 miles, the island really is your oyster. Of course, it’s most famous for its palm-fringed beaches, but there’s more than talcum powder sands here. We’re talking a duty-free shopping scene and sights that are second to none. In a coconut shell, it’s the small island with a big fan base.
- Take a tram ride through a labyrinth of underground caverns at Harrison’s Cave in St Thomas. A natural phenomenon that has to be seen to be believed, it’s all sparkling streams, playful waterfalls and stalactites and stalagmites that shimmer in shady tunnels.
- Go snorkelling in search of hawksbill and green turtles. Once endangered because of over-fishing, these creatures are now protected and monitored throughout the island.
- Take it easy on Carlisle Beach, one of the island’s best stretches of sand. Or, if you’re feeling energetic, slip on a pair of flippers and propel your way past the underwater shipwrecks just off the shore.
- The Atlantis Submarine lets you scuba dive without getting wet. As this underwater ship descends into the ocean, you can look out the portholes for tropical fish and sea turtles.
Atlantic Voyage 2 - Itinerary day 2: Roseau
Known as the island of waterfalls, Dominica is as green as it is unspoilt. Fairly off the tourist trail, this exotic isle is a paradise for nature lovers. In fact, it’s one of the Caribbean hotspots for rainforest trekking. And of course, it’s got some superb beaches. Not the snow-white variety you’d expect, but dramatic volcanic sweeps and secluded coves hidden by greenery. Have your camera at the ready…
Atlantic Voyage 2 - Itinerary day 3: Road Town
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.
Atlantic Voyage 2 - Itinerary day 4 and 5: Ship at Sea
Atlantic Voyage 2 - Itinerary day 6 and 7: King'S Wharf
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas set up home in Bermuda. Mark Twain famously declared his affection for the island. And big-wigs from the States have been weekending on the island for years. It’s really no surprise, though. In Bermuda you get striking pink-sand beaches, a coral reef that provides a kaleidoscopic underwater scene, and pretty towns that have skipped time since the British ruled 400 years ago. The island’s big with sporty types, as well, thanks to golf courses and sailing clubs.
Atlantic Voyage 2 - Itinerary days 8 to 12: Ship at Sea
Atlantic Voyage 2 - Itinerary day 13: Ponta Delgada
Sao Miguel does a good impression of Eden. The largest of Portugal’s Azores is contoured with rolling hills, expansive lakes and beaches that have resisted tourism. That’s not to say there aren’t any signs of life on the island, though. The capital, Ponta Delgada, is a bubbly city of museums, 17th-century architecture and seaside restaurants.
Atlantic Voyage 2 - Itinerary day 14 and 15: Ship at Sea
Atlantic Voyage 2 - Itinerary day 16: Brest
Jutting into the Atlantic from France’s northwesternmost region of Brittany, Brest offers up natural beauty and history in equal measures. Bombed heavily during World War Two, the city was rapidly rebuilt. Today, it remains one of France’s most important shipping and military ports.
- Keep a couple of hours free for a wander around the Jardin du Conservatoire Botanique National de Brest – a beautiful botanical garden with rare plants, streams and waterfalls.
- Gaze through a window into the past with a trip to Tour Tanguy, a 14th-century castle which allows you a glimpse of pre-war Brest.
Atlantic Voyage 2 - Itinerary day 17: Cherbourg
From sleek white catamarans to warships and passenger ferries, Cherbourg’s U-shaped harbour is a hive of activity. In the 19th century Napoleon Bonaparte chose Cherbourg as his prime military port – from which he planned to invade England. These days, if you follow the canal inland from the seafront, you’ll see a calmer picture of classic Renaissance houses and busy shopping streets.
Atlantic Voyage 2 - Itinerary day 18: Southampton
Atlantic Voyage 2 - Itinerary day 19: Zeebrugge (for Bruges)
Zeebrugge is the gateway to the charming Belgian city of Bruges – a perfectly-preserved open-air museum, filled with cobbled streets, canals and Medieval monuments. And it’s all laced with the scent of the city’s famous chocolate.
Atlantic Voyage 2 - Itinerary day 20: Ship at Sea
Atlantic Voyage 2 - Itinerary day 21: Newcastle
Cruise Ship Details - Marella Explorer 2 :
- 8 restaurants
- 9 bars
- Coffee shop
- Outdoor pool
- Beauty salon
Marella Explorer 2 is our newest ship in the fleet. It’s adults only and flaunts a range of exciting facilities, from a Champneys Spa to a chic bar-club-casino space. You’ve got nine bars and nine restaurants on this ship, too. Top spots include The 19th Hole – a golf-themed bar with a golf simulator – Flutes, where you can sip Champagne* or Prosecco to the sounds of a pianist and Beach Cove – a relaxed restaurant with barbecue-inspired menus and quirky swinging seats. Not to mention the outdoor spaces, such as The Veranda, where you can enjoy far-reaching sea views.