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A Yachtsman’s Caribbean of Remote Harbourages Explora Journeys Luxury Cruise

Experience a 6-night luxury cruise with Explora Journeys in a truly amazing 377 sq. ft Ocean Terrace Suite . Depart from Bridgetown, Barbados and explore the stunning and picturesque islands of Saint Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe, and Saint Barthélemy before sailing to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
SHIP: Explora I

A Yachtsman’s Caribbean of Remote Harbourages Explora Journeys Luxury Cruise

DEPARTURE DATE: January 19, 2024
Countries Visited: Barbados, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia
Departure Port:Bridgetown, Barbados


If Explora Journeys is your compass, then EXPLORA I is its needle pointing to adventure. In the Caribbean, we find under-the-radar anchorages that offer over-the-top experiences.

We begin in the British playground of choice, Barbados where island safaris and rum tastings make this a world-class destination. Adrift on our dreams, we call on Roseau where shades of emerald green are too vivid to imagine. Verdant, vibrant, Dominica is the ‘Nature Island' where rain forests wrap slumbering 4,000-foot volcanos, waterfalls tumble in profusion, and life is a throwback to simpler, easier times. Snorkel some of the world's healthiest corals at Champagne Reef, named for its bubbly geothermal springs. Trek Morne Trois Pintons National Park, a UNESCO jewel with the Mother Nature's rarest flora and fauna.

On St. Lucia, our lesser-known idle of Castries is more reminiscent of yesterday's Caribbean. Picturesque plantations and hamlets lead us to an island slopped with forested peaks. Twin Pitons spill into tropical valleys. Sulphur springs bubble with rich mineral waters. Enjoy a quiet picnic on Marigot Bay or drive inside the volcano Soufriére.

Steering clear of the tourist zones, we anchor where the yachts congregate at charming Deshaies. Its slightly cosmopolitan flair and charming, languid atmosphere, make this a great place for appreciating the Caribbean the way it was meant to be. Sink your toes in the sand at Grand Anse, which is arguably the island's prettiest beach, or explore rainforest and French fort ruins on the volcanic mountaintop of Basse-Terre. Naturally uncomplicated. Unbelievably surreal.

In St. Barths we enjoy VIP access to the island's most exclusive hideaways and barefoot-chic beaches reserved for the ambitious and glamourous. Lavished with personalised service, you feel more like a guest on a friend's private yacht enjoying champagne toasts and chilled caviar.

Captivating and festive, our final call is San Juan where you can feel the heartbeat of Puerto Rican culture. Explore UNESCO sites and toast the city's Latin flavour at the Bacardi Rum Distillery. This Journey is more than you can imagine and all that you desire in a yachtsman's Caribbean.

Travel Dates & Pricing

January 19, 2024from $5,000Per Person

What's Included

  • 6 night luxury cruise from Bridgetown Barbados to San Juan Puerto Rico in Ocean Terrace Suite
  • Truly incredibly huge ocean suites – 377 sq ft
  • Welcome bottle of champagne and your choice of in-suite drinks in the fridge
  • In room espresso machine and a Dyson hair dryer
  • Full sized sun terrace with dining area and a full sunbed
  • All culinary Experiences ( choice of 9 dining areas )
  • Unlimited Premium Beverages
  • Onboard Gratuities
  • Free access to onboard thermal spa
  • Included Yoga classes and fitness classes
  • WiFi
  • Taxes and port charges


1Fri Jan 19Bridgetown
2Sat Jan 20Roseau
3Sun Jan 21Castries
4Mon Jan 22Deshaies
5Tue Jan 23Gustavia
6Tue Jan 23At Sea
7Wed Jan 24San Juan

Day 1 – Balmy Bridgetown

Port: Bridgetown
Arrival Method: Dock
Departure: 20:00

Embrace the slow Bajan rhythm of this welcoming island. Steeped in fascinating history and British colonial architecture there is much to explore on land and in its balmy azure waters.

Day 2 – Restorative Roseau

Port: Roseau
Arrival Method: Dock
Arrival: 08:00
Departure: 18:00

Soak up the ultimate wellbeing experience at a real life “Nature Island”. Oxygenate in rainforests; detox in volcanic mud baths; trek a slumbering 4,000-foot volcano.

Day 3 – Port Castries Glow

Port: Castries
Arrival Method: Dock
The majestic, UNESCO-listed Pitons welcome you to this tranquil tropical isle to refresh in its waterfalls and to watch whales while enjoying the fresh catch with a tasty local brew.

Day 4 – Deshaies

Port: Deshaies
Arrival Method: Tender
Arrival: 09:00
Departure: 18:00

Stroll the bay brimming with Creole homes, cafés and a cosmopolitan crowd. Explore botanical gardens and bird preserves. Visit the Cocoa House for a taste of chocolate’s rich roots.

Day 5 – Distinguished Gustavia

Port: Gustavia
Arrival Method: Dock
Arrival: 09:00
Departure: 18:00

Mingle amongst the glamorously relaxed on this French isle. Stroll along secluded beaches, harbourside huts and bohemian bars. Snorkel warm, turquoise water to the lull of gentle waves.

Day 6 – At Sea

Day 7 – San Juan Blends

Port: San Juan
Arrival Method: Dock
Arrival: 07:00

Roam historic Old San Juan to centuries-old forts and to shop boutiques for artisan works, decadent designers and hand-rolled cigars or opt to explore the nearby tropical rainforest.

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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