Ocean Voyage : Vieux Fort - Praia
* Subject to availability.
Staterooms & Suites
MARIE GALANTE $3,280 Not Available MARIE GALANTE PREMIUM $3,500 Not Available ANTIGUA $3,740 Not Available
There are no staterooms available for booking. Please contact our cruise advisors.
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
Vieux FortEmbarkation 02/04/2019 from 10H30 to 11H30 . Departure 02/04/2019 at 12H00 .
The small fishing village of Vieux-Fort, located on the cliffs in the far south of Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, inspires calm and serenity. Swept by the trade winds and surrounded by lush vegetation, this haven of peace invites you to take stunning walks along its coast. Other than the breathtaking view of Les Saints islands, these walks offer you a glimpse into the town’s tumultuous past, as testified in particular by the four canons facing the sea. The visit to the fort itself is also unmissable. Built by the first French settlers, it is today home to an embroidery centre: the lace makers there will initiate you into this tradition which has been passed on from generation to generation for more than 300 years.
3 April 2019▸11 April 2019 – At sea aboard Le PonantArrival 03/04/2019. Departure 11/04/2019.
During your day at sea on board Le Ponant, make the most of your free time and the comfort of your ship for a moment of rest or conviviality. If the weather is right, let yourself be tempted by a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to do some shopping in the boutique and share the highlights of your cruise with the other passengers. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining relaxation, sharing and the pleasure of sailing on a yacht.
PraiaDisembarkation 12/04/2019 at 18H00 .
The capital of Cape Verde, Praia, is located on the southern tip of Santiago island. You can dally in the districts planted with Tamarind and Albizia trees. Above the harbour, the statue of Diogo Gomes pays homage to the man who discovered Cape Verde in 1460. A few streets away, in the old centre, the Ethnographic Museum presents the diversity of the archipelago’s cultural origins. Its historical building with transom windows is one of the city’s more unusual curiosities.
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.
Cape Verde: visa delivered and charged onboard (25€ subject to change) valid for 15 days.
We remind you that all our ships, with the exception of Le Ponant, have a doctor on board and medical facilities. However, these cannot, under any circumstances, be compared to any medical structure on land. Given the remote areas in which we will be sailing for a number of days, safety requirements mean that we are obliged to ask each passenger signing up for this program to provide us, no more than 45 days before departure, with a medical certificate from their GP, as well as the completed medical questionnaire received during registration.