FROM $4,795

Islands of Desire Explora Journeys 7-night Luxury Cruise

Discover the most stunning islands in the Caribbean with Explora Journeys on this all-inclusive, 7-night luxury cruise. Sail to some of the most breathtaking destinations in the Caribbean, including Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. Allow yourself to be pampered in truly amazing ocean suites that span an impressive 377 sq. ft. Enjoy special pricing when paying in full at the time of booking.
SHIP: Explora I

Islands of Desire Explora Journeys 7-night Luxury Cruise

Early Booking: Book and Pay in Full from per Person $4,795 CAD Per Person
DEPARTURE DATE: March 1, 2024
Countries Visited: Bahamas, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Martinique, St. Kitts, United States
Departure Port:Bridgetown, Barbados


Glorious islands as far as the eye can see; idylls as popular as Martinique or undiscovered as Ocean Cay and as romanticised as St. Kitts. No island of consequence escapes our attention. No harbour too remote for us to find.

We sail from bustling Bridgetown to trace a volcanic arc of archipelagos and find Saint Pierre rising on the horizon like a vision. Coquettishly French and charmingly Creole, you'll warm to the same light that inspired Gauguin.

Lush, dramatic, pristine, Basseterre beckons with rivers that thunder, hikes that climb into a volcanic caldera and mischievous vervent monkeys faintly tinted green.

As close to heaven as a beating heart will allow; Samana draws us with her beauty and hopeful sightings of humpback whales.

A magical experience on an almost mythical island; Ocean Cay is exclusive, environmental sensitive, and luxuriously sustainable. Our private MSC Marine Reserve wraps you in the unprecedented reality of a true island paradise.

Travel Dates & Pricing

March 1, 2024from $4,795 CAD - Book and Pay in FullPer Person
March 1, 2024from $5,050 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 7 night luxury cruise from Bridgetown Barbados to Miami 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 Mar 1Bridgetown, Barbados
2Sat Mar 2Saint-Pierre, Martinique
3Sun Mar 3Basseterre, St. Kitts
4Mon Mar 4At Sea
5Tue Mar 5Samana, Dominican Republic
6Wed Mar 6At Sea
7Thu Mar 7Ocean Cay, Bahamas
8Fri Mar 8Miami, United States

Day 1 – Balmy Bridgetown

Gently breeze into the vibrant capital of Barbados. Steeped in fascinating history, with architecture to match, uncover the wonderfully laid-back West Indian ambiance. Embrace the slow Bajan rhythm of this welcoming island; surf, snorkel and try spotting turtles in balmy azure waters. Explore subterranean Harrison’s Cave, Jacobean St Nicholas Abbey and zipline high above bountiful tropical flora. Then return to restore on pastel pink sands at palm-studded beaches, where you’ll discover cocktail hour is endless, and measures of rum are copious.

Day 2 – Saint-Pierre, Martinique

Embrace Martinique’s natural joie de vivre. Volcanic in origin, Gallic in heritage and Creole at heart; explore old sugar plantations, premium rum distilleries, cocoa farms and St Pierre ruins at the foothills of the still smouldering Mont Pelée. Chase the Saut du Gendarme waterfall, explore the 10 million-year-old Caravelle peninsula, roam northern beach dusky sands and visit Le Carbet made famous by the artist Gauguin. And as you slow down to contemplate the sweet concoction of the national punch, you’ll understand why the Creole and French blend makes Martinique so magical.

Day 3 – Sugar-Coated Basseterre

Formed by volcanoes, St Kitts fertile soil is so rich it turns monkeys green. Trek through miles of rainforest amongst colourful wildlife to conquer the highest peak of Mount Liamuiga so you can peer into the mile-wide crater, or bravely descend to sniff the sulphur. Experience a train ride, sailing trip, cooking class, sky safari zip-line, or creative batik fabric workshops. Visit sugarcane plantations, the Narrows between St Kitts and Nevis and the UNESCO Brimstone Hill Fortress for spectacular views of neighbouring islands. You’ll find this special island small in size yet tall in standing, as well as big on charm.

Day 4 – At Sea

Day 5 – Samana Sanctuary

A heavenly haven of sun-dappled beaches wrapped in majestic mountains and immersed in lively Hispanic culture. Snorkel, sail, sunbathe, enrol in a local cooking class, or climb and hike through scenic trails in verdant mountains. Pick up some pace to head further offshore by speed boat or use a quad bike to explore little Latino towns, The Mangrove Forest and the caves of Los Haitises National Park. Then re-hydrate and re-vitalise with freshly cracked coconut water as you tumble into sugar-white sands stroked by crystal-clear waters.

Day 6 – At Sea

Day 7 – Spectacular Ocean Cay

Wander into the reality of a serene Bahamian dream. Alluring, exclusive and eco-friendly, an escape to this island marine reserve is possibly the world’s most coveted invite. Slowly snorkel, gently paddle board or glide over aquamarine waters by boat. Wonder at marine life and nature in its natural habitat, visit the marina, lighthouse, lagoon and pastel-hued buildings. Recline for a beachside massage, settle into a lazy lunch, sip endless rum cocktails and sink into powdery white sands cooled by the soothing sways of palm leaves. If paradise was packaged, this island might be the finest gift.

Day 8 – Quintessential Miami

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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