Transatlantic Sunset Repositional Cruise
Transatlantic Sunset is a 16-night April 2025 itinerary from TUI’s Marella Cruises. Setting sail onboard the all inclusive Marella Discovery from Bridgetown Barbados, sail to Palma, Majorca. Read on to find out more:
Based on 2 adults: From £2,662pp, - includes discount £78 - Total Price £5,324.
Sunday, April 20, 2025, for 16 night cruise - onboard the Marella Discovery, Transatlantic Sunset itinerary, Decks 2/3 Inside Cabin - All Inclusive with Marella Cruises by TUI - fly from London Gatwick airport, departure port Bridgetown.
Transatlantic Sunset - 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.
Transatlantic Sunset - Itinerary day 2: Castries
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.
Transatlantic Sunset - Itinerary day 3: Basseterre
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.
Transatlantic Sunset - Itinerary day 4: St John's
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.
Transatlantic Sunset - Itinerary day 5: Ship at Sea
Transatlantic Sunset - Itinerary days 6: Ship at Sea
Transatlantic Sunset - Itinerary days 7: Ship at Sea
Transatlantic Sunset - Itinerary day 8: Ship at Sea
Transatlantic Sunset - Itinerary day 9: Ship at Sea
Transatlantic Sunset - Itinerary day 10: Ship at Sea
Transatlantic Sunset - Itinerary day 11: Horta
Faial’s nickname – the Blue Island – sounds straightforward enough. But when you get there it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what the blue refers to. It could nod to the sapphire of the Atlantic Ocean that surrounds the island, the hydrangeas that cover it in summer, or the water marshes that pool in the caldera. In the port of Horta, blue is just one of many colours on show. The marina here is multi-coloured thanks to the collage of paintings created by visitors who have illustrated their boat and crew names on the walls and walkways over the years.
Transatlantic Sunset - Itinerary day 12: 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.
Transatlantic Sunset - Itinerary day 13: Ship at Sea
Transatlantic Sunset - Itinerary day 14: Ship at Sea
Transatlantic Sunset - Itinerary day 15: Gibraltar
Affectionately known as Gib or The Rock, Gibraltar is a little slice of Britain in the Mediterranean. And, just like the motherland, it’s a small stretch of land with a lot to offer. The history here is largely military-related – you’ll find Nelson’s anchorage where the body of Nelson was brought back to land after the Battle of Trafalgar, and the Parson’s Lodge Battery that dates back to 1875. Elsewhere, wildlife steals the show. Check out the cheeky Barbary apes or go whale-watching in the Strait.
- Explore the Rock’s famous attractions like the Moorish Castle and the fascinating Gibraltar Museum, where you can learn about the island’s role in the World Wars as well as its prehistory.
- Inside the Rock, you’ll find more miles of road than on the outside. Check out the Great Siege Tunnels and St Michael’s Cave.
Transatlantic Sunset - Itinerary day 16: Ship at Sea
Transatlantic Sunset - Itinerary day 17: Palma
Palma. Think leafy boulevards that echo with the stilettos of stylish shoppers. Tiny tapas bars tucked down narrow sidestreets. Architectural gold hidden in the historic quarter. With its trademark cathedral dominating the skyline, cosmopolitan Palma never fails to impress.
- Spend some time exploring the city, clicking snaps of the 14th-century Bellver Castle, browsing the boutiques and tasting tapas in the authentic bars that barnacle the backstreets
- Love to shop? Then make a beeline for Inca, the island’s biggest street market, which opens every Thursday.
- Don’t miss out on one last amazing view when you leave the city. When the ship departs after dark, make sure you’re out on deck to enjoy the unforgettable sight of Palma Cathedral magically lit up.
Cruise Ship Details - Marella Discovery :
- 8 restaurants
- 8 bars
- 2 lounges
- 4 whirlpools
- 2 swimming pools
- Rock climbing wall
Marella Discovery is the sister ship to Marella Discovery 2, so you can expect nearly all of the same facilities, such as a fantastic dining scene and a show lounge to rival the West End. Top highlights include seven bars and eight restaurants, plus an outdoor cinema and a five-storey atrium. Families are well catered for on this ship. Family Suites and Family Junior Suites are kitted out with a chalkboard and a PlayStation 4, plus there’s a rock climbing wall, a minigolf course and two pools onboard, one of which is indoors.