Treasures of the Caribbean Sea
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- Visiting 7 countries on a single cruise from Panama to the United States.
- Before your cruise, the possibility of visiting the mythical Panama Canal.
- From Santo Tomas de Castilla, an extension is possible to visit the famous Tikal pyramids, incredible vestiges of the ancient Mayan civilisation, and La Antigua Guatemala, a beautiful baroque town listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- An overnight stay in Progreso, with an exceptional visit to the many Mayan sites, including Chichen Itza and Uxmal, and with the visit of Merida.
- From Half Moon Cay, the possibility of heading out to the mythical Blue Hole.
- Discovering Key West, the southernmost island in the United States, and the closest to Cuba.
- Diving and snorkelling, presence on board of an experienced diving instructor.
- Staterooms & Suites
- LE BOREAL
- Port of call & excursions
- Guest(s) Lecturer(s)
- Pre/Post & Overlands
Staterooms & Suites
Like her sisterships, Le Boréal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.
Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor reflect a nautical mood subtly revisited. Aboard, soothing neutral grey tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”.
Port of call & excursions
ColónEmbarkation 11/04/2019 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 11/04/2019 at 18H00 .
Colón is the second largest city in Panama, at the Caribbean entrance of the Panama Canal. Colón is today an important port, and the free trade zone created in 1953 contributed greatly to the development of the city. Colón was founded in 1850 by Americans working on the Panama railroad connecting the Atlantic and Pacific coasts through the isthmus of Panama; the city rapidly overshadowed the older Caribbean ports of Panama when the canal opened.
12 April 2019 – Corn IslandArrival 12/04/2019 at 13H15 . Departure 12/04/2019 at 19H00 .
13 April 2019 – At seaArrival 13/04/2019 . Departure 13/04/2019 .
14 April 2019 – TrujilloArrival 14/04/2019 at 06H00 . Departure 14/04/2019 at 15H30 .
15 April 2019 – Santo Tomas de CastillaArrival 15/04/2019 at 06H00 . Departure 15/04/2019 at 21H00 .
16 April 2019 – Punta GordaArrival 16/04/2019 at 00H01 . Departure 16/04/2019 at 01H00 .
16 April 2019 – Half Moon CayArrival 16/04/2019 at 10H30 . Departure 16/04/2019 at 18H30 .
17 April 2019 – At seaArrival 17/04/2019 . Departure 17/04/2019 .
18 April 2019 – ProgresoArrival 18/04/2019 at 06H00 . Departure 18/04/2019 .
19 April 2019 – ProgresoArrival 19/04/2019 . Departure 19/04/2019 at 18H00 .
20 April 2019 – At seaArrival 20/04/2019 . Departure 20/04/2019 .
21 April 2019 – Key WestArrival 21/04/2019 at 07H00 . Departure 21/04/2019 at 17H00 .
MiamiDisembarkation 22/04/2019 at 07H00 .
The ultimate symbol of Florida if ever there was one, to this day Miami remains a must-see city. The home of what is considered to be the world’s busiest cruise ship port, this multicultural city where the sun rules supreme has a lot more to offer than just long beaches and glamour. Miami is also worth visiting for its Art Deco district in South Beach, home to pastel-coloured buildings and to hotels with eccentric shapes. Artists, designers and top couturiers enliven this multifaceted city of skyscrapers, boutiques, frescoes and turquoise water. Not far from there is Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness reserve in North America, listed with UNESCO.
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.
USA : Visa may be required. Please contact USA consulate website for details.
Born in Poitiers, 12 October 1967 into a family of shopkeepers, Franck Ferrand spent his first 18 years in the Poitou capital. He attended local schools, obtaining his baccalaureate (science stream) in June 1985.
He entered Sciences-Po (the famous institute of political studies in Paris) in 1985, graduating in 1989. Two years later he obtained a DEA in history and civilisations at the EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales). At the end of his military service, Franck Ferrand accepted the post of co-leader of oral history in the SHAA (Service Historique de l’armée de l’Air) from 1993-1995.
Co-founder of publishers Cassiopée, which in 1996 became Les Editions du Mémogramme, in 1994 he was awarded the Jacques Douce Prize. In 1996 and 1997, he wrote scripts for numerous episodes of the radio series Les Aventuriers du XXe siècle presented by Pierre Bellemare on Radio Nostalgie.
From 1999 to 2003, Franck Ferrand concentrated on writing. At the time and since then he has had a series of works published by a variety of publishers.
From June 2003 to September 2005, he presented a daily programme entitled Les histoires de l’Histoire on Europe 1, which went weekly until September 2008. Still with Europe 1, he is currently presenting Au cœur de l’histoire, Monday to Friday from 2.00pm to 3.00pm. He made his debut on television in 2006 as editor-in-chief of the magazine programme Un nom en héritage on France 3, and has written a 52-minute documentary for France 5 called Versailles retrouvé.
Since September 2011, he has presented L’Ombre d’un doute on France 3, every other Wednesday evening.
Among other activities, Franck Ferrand played a leading role in the Leonardo de Vinci exhibition on a train (May-June 2006) and Pierre Corneille Week in Château du Champ de Bataille, and in 2008 chaired several UNESCO World Heritage round tables.
A popular guest speaker at Club de l’Art – les Jeudis de Drouot since 2005, he is also a regular contributor to Historia, Historia spécial and Point de Vue spécial Histoire. In December 2006, he succeeded Princess Marie-Pía of Savoy as head of the Cercle Oscar Wilde (founded in 1972). An Associate Member of the Académie de Versailles and Grand Prix Jean-des-Vignes-Rouges, and Member of the Amis de Versailles, he regularly participates in the life of the organisation that runs Versailles.
Language spoken: French
Photo credit: Sylvain DUMAIS
Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.
Pre/Post & Overlands
After your cruise
Before your cruise