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A Journey to Pirate Lairs & Whale Sanctuaries with Explora Journeys

Embark on an unforgettable journey with a luxurious Caribbean cruise to the stunning British Virgin Islands, the captivating Dominican Republic, enchanting Antigua and Barbuda, and Puerto Rico. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the turquoise Caribbean Sea and its magnificent islands while enjoying the finest luxury amenities and exceptional services with Explora Journeys. Join us today for the ultimate Caribbean cruise experience you will cherish forever.
SHIP: Explora I

A Journey to Pirate Lairs & Whale Sanctuaries with Explora Journeys

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DEPARTURE DATE: February 5, 2025
Countries Visited: Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, United States
Departure Port:Miami, Florida

OVERVIEW

Fair winds carry us to the Dominican Republic, where cerulean shores and emerald rainforest stretch from Puerto Plata to the humpback haunts of Samaná Bay. We’ll trace indigenous roots in San Juan and raise rum to legendary pirates in Antigua, before cleansing body and mind in the paradisical Baths of Virgin Gorda, fair maiden of the Caribbean.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
February 5, 2025from $5,400 CADPer Person
February 5, 2025from $6,750 CADSingle Traveler

What's Included

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Wed Feb 5Miami, Florida
2Thu Feb 6At Sea
3Fri Feb 7At Sea
4Sat Feb 8Dominican Republic
5Sun Feb 9San Juan, Puerto Rico
6Mon Feb 10Antigua and Barbuda
7Tue Feb 11Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
8Wed Feb 12At Sea
9Thu Feb 13At Sea
10Fri Feb 14Miami, Florida

DAY 1 – MIAMI, FLORIDA

Port: Miami
Arrival Method: Dock
Departure: 17:00

Welcome to Miami and the sweep of South Beach – backdrop to every iconic Miami movie, and forefront of Latin American culture. Stroll through pastel-hued geometric buildings in the art deco district, to graffiti mural masterpieces at Wynwood Walls. Watch Latino life unfold in Little Havana – the heartbeat of this great city – where walk-up windows sell café cortadito, sweet sugarcane juice, hatuey beer and guava ice-cream. Watch passionate locals discuss politics, play dominoes and smoke cigars. Shimmy at a salsa class, shop designer boutiques and race marlin and sharks by speedboat. Then slow your pace to uncover rare and endangered species at the Everglades National Park outdoor oasis. You’ll find the Miami dream is real – and it’s not just Cuban heels that will give you a spring in your step.

DAYS 2 & 3 – AT SEA

DAY 4 – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Mangroves, Mountains and Lost Worlds in Samaná Bay

Port: Cayo Levantado, Dominican Republic

Arrival Method: Tender
Arrival: 08:00
Departure: 18:00

Clasped between the Dominican Republic mainland and the jungle-draped hillsides of the Samaná Peninsula, little Cayo Levantado is a jade droplet in sapphire seas. Tread softly across ivory-white sands before crossing the crystalline waters of Samaná Bay towards unscripted adventures. To the north, a primordial world of rainforests, waterfalls and secret coves, where hiking trails thread through lush forests to soul-stirring viewpoints. Travel south to paddle pristine mangroves serenaded by a symphony of birdsong or cruise to powder-soft beaches where coconut groves spill down to cerulean shores. Colourful clapboard houses outshone only by the radiance of bougainvillaea and hibiscus provide the backdrop for fresh fish feasts and rum punch sunsets.

DAY 5 – PUERTO RICO

Port: San Juan
Arrival Method: Dock
Arrival: 08:00
Departure: 17:00

Explore the oldest US city for a dose of Caribbean history, slice of Spanish culture and twist of American dream. Roam historic Old San Juan alleyways to glimpse centuries-old forts and colourful colonial buildings. Learn how to move, as locals sashay out the salsa to rhythmic reggae beats. Shop the boho streets or glamorous boutiques for artisan goods, decadent designers and hand-rolled cigars. Experience world-class surfing, explore a tropical rainforest, attend a private rum cocktail tasting and polish off empanadas. Then retire to one of the beautiful beaches to soak up crystal clear waters and, perhaps, one last rum cocktail.

DAY 6 – ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Port: St. John’s (Antigua)
Arrival Method: Dock
Arrival: 10:00
Departure: 19:00

An adrenaline rush awaits. Swim with stingrays. Zip-line through lush forests. Walk across a gorge on a scenic suspension bridge. Sip excellent aged rums. Taste the island with a chef. Or stroll St. St. John’s old town to tour cottages laden with cheerful fretwork. Explore British forts atop Shirley Heights and Goat Hill. Then rest and rejuvenate with VIP reservations at one of Anguilla’s snow-white beaches and enjoy a cozy lounger and rum drinks.

DAY 7 – BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Port: Spanish Town (Virgin Gorda)
Arrival Method: Dock
Arrival: 08:00
Departure: 18:00
Slip into a tranquil, tropical paradise of sparkling waters, coral reefs and powder white beaches. Switch off and slowly shop, swim, snorkel and sip within the peace of sand, sea and sky. Sink into a beachside boulder-forming pool at The Baths, admire spectacular villas scattered on the Great Mountain, sit back on a safari bus ride or sunbathe aboard a catamaran. Prepare to be mesmerised by this softly lit, sun-drenched heaven.

DAYS 8 & 9 – AT SEA

DAY 10 – MIAMI, FLORIDA

Port: Miami
Arrival Method: Dock
Arrival: 07:00

Welcome to Miami and the sweep of South Beach – backdrop to every iconic Miami movie, and forefront of Latin American culture. Stroll through pastel-hued geometric buildings in the art deco district, to graffiti mural masterpieces at Wynwood Walls. Watch Latino life unfold in Little Havana – the heartbeat of this great city – where walk-up windows sell café cortadito, sweet sugarcane juice, hatuey beer and guava ice-cream. Watch passionate locals discuss politics, play dominoes and smoke cigars. Shimmy at a salsa class, shop designer boutiques and race marlin and sharks by speedboat. Then slow your pace to uncover rare and endangered species at the Everglades National Park outdoor oasis. You’ll find the Miami dream is real – and it’s not just Cuban heels that will give you a spring in your step.

Explora Journeys

Discover a new standard of luxury travel on an all-inclusive voyage aboard Explora Journey’s new ship, Explora I.

The custom-built 922-guest cruise ship provides an unforgettable experience, effortlessly combining boutique hotel sensibilities with cutting-edge technology and unrivalled comfort. From the spacious open decks and beautiful ocean-front accommodations to the best-in-class wellness facilities, every element of Explora I exudes class and sophistication.

The service is exceptional, with 700 crew members on-hand to guarantee your every need is taken care of, whether you’re ordering a drink by the pool or looking to book a bespoke shore excursion.

Where sustainability is concerned, Explora I boasts shore-to-ship power, ‘smart’ heating and air conditioning, and state-of-the-art recycling and waste management systems. In addition, as part of the MSC Foundation, Explora Journeys are committed to supporting noble environmental causes.

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