Pearls of the Caribbean

8 days / 7 nights
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    Pearls of the Caribbean

    Cruise Caribbean

    from 26 March 2019 to 2 April 2019
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Fort-de-France
    Arrival Port : Fort-de-France

    Ship : LE PONANT

    • Ref : P260319

    PONANT brings you a brand-new itinerary to the heart of the most enchanting islands in the Caribbean Sea. Board Le Ponant for an 8-day cruise combining long white-sand beaches and the easy Creole way of life.

    From Fort-de-France, the capital of Martinique, Le Ponant will set sail to Les Saintes, a highly popular anchorage site with crystal-clear waters and fabulous seabed. You will then set sail to the Grenadines and Bequia Island, the “whale-hunting island,” and its wild and unspoiled coastline.

    During your cruise, Le Ponant will lower her anchor in the Tobago Cays National Park. This rosary of islands bound together by the most beautiful coral reef in the West Indies, will reveal its incredible underwater wildlife and its secret coves.

    You will then island hop gently towards Saint Lucia and its two majestic rocky peaks soaring straight from the sea, a unique location listed as UNESCO World Heritage site. You will finally reach Fort-de-France. Make sure to visit one of its renowned rum distilleries! 

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    FREE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT *

    *The supplement for single usage of a double cabin is waived, according to availability and staterooms categories.

    Highlights

    • A true picture-postcard of the West Indies: long white-sand beaches, colourful seabeds, and the easy Creole way of life.
    • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Discovering Saint Lucia and its two rocky peaks.
    • Discovering the Grenadine Islands, considered one of the world’s most stunning archipelagos.
    • On Mayreau Island, privatisation of a beach for the day and barbecue.
    • Exceptional sea bed with possibility to observe turtles, barracudas, spiny lobsters and parrot fishes.

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    MARIE GALANTE

    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • Double bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access Wifi.
    Price Ponant Bonus
    Book now and get the guaranteed best price. 30%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy.   
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    MARIE GALANTE PREMIUM

    • Capacity : up to 3 guests per stateroom
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • Double bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access Wifi.
    Price Ponant Bonus
    Book now and get the guaranteed best price. 30%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy.   
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    ANTIGUA

    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access Wifi.
    Price Ponant Bonus
    Book now and get the guaranteed best price. 30%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy.   

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    Mythical destinations and secret ports of call only accessible to small capacity yachts. Ponant’s signature are Frenchstyle cuisine in a welcoming and intimate environment, discreet yet attentive service where no attention to detail is spared, unforgettable moments of relaxation aboard elegant French flag yachts of character. A sophisticated yet friendly atmosphere, in which, emotions, discovery and the quest for authenticity all take priority. Experience cruising in a different way and discover the magic of « Yacht Cruising ».

    Given her size, shallow draft and a design that is very open to the sea (large sundeck, outdoor restaurant, easy access to the sea for swimming from her marina), Le Ponant, PONANT’s symbolic flagship gives passengers the feeling they are on a private yacht. The 32 staterooms all have a port hole and are tastefully decorated in a harmony of blues and whites. Two comfortable lounges and two restaurants complete the intimate spaces on this beautiful yacht.

     

     

    Port of call & excursions

    26 March 2019 – Les Saintes

    Fort-de-France

    Embarkation 26/03/2019 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 26/03/2019 at 20H00 .

    Located on the western coast of Martinique, Fort-de-France will amaze you by the splendour of its bay, a magnificent cut-out in the coastline, considered as one of the most beautiful in the world. At the harbour mouth, on its strip of land, fort Saint-Louis overlooks the capital city of Martinique. If you climb up to it, you can see some breath-taking views. Saint Louis Cathedral and the Schoelcher library bear witness to a secular history, intimately linked to the island’s story. Why not try some fresh coconut at the colourful Grand Marché. Two really pleasant places you can take a breather in, right in the heart of the city, are the garden of Balata and the Aimé Césaire park.

    27 March 2019 – Les Saintes

    27 March 2019 – Les Saintes

    Arrival 27/03/2019 mid morning. Departure 27/03/2019 late afternoon.

    During the feast of All Saints in 1493, Christopher Columbus discovered this archipelago of nine islands that he named "The Saints". Today, only two of them are inhabited. Terre de Haut, in the east, is dominated by the Morne Mire hill; at the summit stands Fort Napoleon, paying homage to the islands' history. In the heart of the botanical garden, shared by iguanas and cacti, there is an exceptional view of the Baie des Saintes, one of the most beautiful in the world. On Terre-de-Bas, you'll be charmed by the authenticity of the village of Petites-Anses. Off the coast of the "Saints" archipelago, traditional fishing vessels sail the blue seas of the Caribbean. Don't turn down a coconut "tourment d'amour", a sweet treat you'll be offered when you disembark.

    28 March 2019 – Port Elizabeth, Bequia Island

    28 March 2019 – Port Elizabeth, Bequia Island

    Arrival 28/03/2019 midday. Departure 28/03/2019 evening.

    In the heart of the Caribbean, Bequia is the second-largest of 32 islands that make up the country of St Vincent and the Grenadines. This secluded island, strongly attached to its tradition of whale hunting, is popular with visiting yachties and divers. Port Elizabeth, the islandメs main town, has a lively atmosphere and further afield tropical rainforest and white-sand beaches provide a natural setting for peaceful walks.

    29 March 2019 – Prickly Bay

    29 March 2019 – Prickly Bay

    Arrival 29/03/2019 early morning. Departure 29/03/2019 evening.

    30 March 2019 – Mayreau Island

    30 March 2019 – Mayreau Island

    Arrival 30/03/2019 mid morning. Departure 30/03/2019 late evening.

    Among the string of paradisiac islands with their white sandy beaches that form the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines archipelago, Mayreau is the smallest. Its peaceful and idyllic atmosphere, far from the madding crowd, invites you to relax. Onshore, make the most of a shaded and fully equipped beach, from where you’ll be able to set off snorkelling to explore superb coral gardens overflowing with life and colour.

    31 March 2019 – Tobago Cays

    31 March 2019 – Tobago Cays

    Arrival 31/03/2019 early morning. Departure 31/03/2019 early evening.

    Scattered between St Vincent and Grenada, the Tobago Cays comprises five little islands: Petit Rameau, Petit Bateau, Baradal, Petit Tabac and Jamesby. This rosary of uninhabited cays in the southern West Indies is a marine park that has some outstanding marine fauna in its turquoise lagoons. Girded and united by a coral reef, these secluded islands are a peaceful paradise for divers, swimmers and snorkellers.

    1 April 2019 – Pigeon Island Beach

    1 April 2019 – Pigeon Island Beach

    Arrival 01/04/2019 early morning. Departure 01/04/2019 midday.

    Linked to St Lucia by a sand causeway, Pigeon Island has been a designated National Park since 1979. The tropical vegetation of this wild, protected island is home to abundant birdlife. It is easy to explore on foot; the remains of Fort Rodney offer an insight into the region's naval history as well as fabulous views. Two beautiful beaches nestle on the southern side of the island, where you can take a scuba dive adventure, an exciting mix of diving and snorkelling.

    1 April 2019 – Soufrière

    1 April 2019 – Soufrière

    Arrival 01/04/2019 mid afternoon. Departure 01/04/2019 late evening.

    Nestled in the crook of a breath-taking bay, the former capital of St Lucia is brimming with attractions. Soufrière is famous for The Pitons, volcanic spires that tower over the entrance to the town, and you will fall in love with its authentic Creole charm and warm friendly atmosphere. As well as diving and swimming off exquisite beaches, don't miss Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens for the mineral baths, one of the natural wonders of the Caribbean.

    2 April 2019▸1 April 2019 – Fort-de-France

    Fort-de-France

    Disembarkation 02/04/2019 at 07H00 .

    Located on the western coast of Martinique, Fort-de-France will amaze you by the splendour of its bay, a magnificent cut-out in the coastline, considered as one of the most beautiful in the world. At the harbour mouth, on its strip of land, fort Saint-Louis overlooks the capital city of Martinique. If you climb up to it, you can see some breath-taking views. Saint Louis Cathedral and the Schoelcher library bear witness to a secular history, intimately linked to the island’s story. Why not try some fresh coconut at the colourful Grand Marché. Two really pleasant places you can take a breather in, right in the heart of the city, are the garden of Balata and the Aimé Césaire park.

    Formalities

    • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

    • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

    • Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.

    Pre/Post & Overlands

    1. After your cruise

      02/04/2019 – Flavours of Martinique

      180.00 $ **

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    2. Before your cruise

      26/03/2019 – Transfer to the port of Fort-de-France

      40.00 $ **

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    Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
    Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.

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