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Golf and Pro-Am in the Caribbean

Golf and Pro-Am in the Caribbean

From AUD $15,780

Description

In partnership with Figaro Golf.

Le Figaro and PONANT invite you to combine the pleasures of sailing and teeing off during a 13-day golf cruise to the heart of the Caribbean.

For this latest edition of the “Golf and Pro-Am in the Caribbean” cruise you will be embarking on Le Champlain for a voyage of discovery to selected golf courses from Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) to Fort-de-France (Martinique).

As part of this exceptional cruise, there are two golf competition options available in the booking window, with a supplement:

A six-round Pro-Am competition
A leisure golf package on six courses with two optional competitions
The most experienced among you will be able to participate in the Pro-Am tournament, a programme with six rounds, in the company of professional players led by the French golf legend Bernard Pascassio.

Less experienced golfers have not been forgotten: they will have the possibility of practising their swing freely on the same courses as the Pro-Am teams, by the sea, while enjoying breathtaking panoramas.

As well as indulging your passion in exceptional locations, you will be discovering the most beautiful places the Caribbean has to offer: the Dominican Republic and its charming seaside resort La Romana, the splendid islands of Dominica and Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on the island of Mayreau and at Canouan, where dazzling white beaches rival in beauty, Barbados with its picture postcard beaches and capital Bridgetown.

Some activities can be proposed to all accompanying non-golfers, depending on the possibilities offered by each port of call.

Trip Name
Golf and Pro-Am in the Caribbean
Days
13
Overview
Vessel Type: Luxury Length: 127 metres Passenger Capacity: 92 cabins Built: 2017/2018 Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience. As the first ship in a new series, Le Champlain will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort. Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service. Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel. RESTAURANTS As it is an essential part of French culture, gastronomy will naturally have pride of place aboard this new ship. Through its two restaurants, Le Champlain will invite you on a journey to elegance and epicureanism. In a relaxed atmosphere, a first dining area located on Deck 3 and able to seat 70 will serve grilled meats daily, along with a variety of salads and desserts. To the back of Deck 4, you will find a 260 m² panoramic restaurant which can accommodate all of our passengers in a single sitting. Designed differently to that on our other ships, this dining area, which opens onto the outside, will have a buffet of salads, desserts and cheeses at your disposal. Our discreet and attentive crew will provide table service for hot meals. PUBLIC AREAS Like Le Boréal and its sisterships, Le Champlain has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger. A 140 m² reception area includes: A reception/concierge desk, An excursions desk, The ship’s administrative services, The sales office, manned by our Guest Relations Officer, Our 50 m² boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories, Toilets accessible to passengers with reduced mobility. A new hydraulic platform with adjustable height provides: Easier boarding than on any other cruise ship, Easier Zodiac embarkation and disembarkation for expeditions, Easier access to the sea for swimming and practising various water sports such as kayaking or paddle-boarding. A pool deck offering: A pool with a panoramic view, equipped with a counter-current swimming system, A pleasant solarium, An outdoor bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas. A 200 m² main lounge which can accommodate all of our passengers to share convivial moments and to host activities organised during the day or evening. Lastly, a theatre that seats 188, equipped with: The latest sound and lighting technology, A LED wall as the stage backdrop, for the projection of high-resolution images and videos.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 SANTO DOMINGO
Capital of the Dominican Republic, located on the south coast of Hispaniola, Santo Domingo is also the oldest town in the Caribbean and the New World. Officially founded at the end of the 15th Century by the older brother of Christopher Columbus, and named after Saint Dominic, founder of the Dominican order, the city boasts an immense historical heritage. At the heart of the colonial district, a UNESCO World Heritage site, you can admire the oldest Spanish constructions in the Americas.
Day 2 - Day 2 & 3 LA ROMANA
The seaside resort of La Romana is ideally located in the south east of the Dominican Republic. In Casa de Campo, luxury villas and golf courses overlook the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Above the River Chavon, a surprising reconstruction of an Italian mediaeval village and Roman amphitheatre serves as the backdrop for a great variety of cultural events. A museum of pre-Columbian archaeology, an American design school, and many artists and artisans have set up in this flowery village. Just off the coast, the idyllic islands of Catalina and Saona are edged with white sandy beaches and palm trees.
Day 3 - Day 4 AT SEA
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. 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 comfort, rest and entertainment.
Day 4 - Day 5 PORTSMOUTH
With its mountainous terrain, vast tropical forest, hot springs, rivers and spectacular waterfalls, Dominica is undoubtedly the wildest island in the Caribbean. Protected by several national parks, this little-known land, located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, between Guadeloupe and Martinique, will inspire adventure and exploration. During your port of call, do not miss out on discovering the enchanting landscapes of the Indian River: navigating through this dense mangrove, in which creepers, ferns, forest trees and giant roots are interweaved, is a magical experience, a fascinating voyage into the heart of an almost mystical natural universe.
Day 5 - Day 6 & 7 PIGEON ISLAND BEACH
Linked to St Lucia by a sand causeway, Pigeon Island has been a designated National Park since 1979. On this wild and pristine land, you will be inspired to take pleasant walks amid the tropical vegetation and through a magnificent tree-filled garden. You will also be irresistibly drawn to the two pretty little sandy beaches nestling on the southern side and bathed by crystal-clear waters. While snorkelling, be sure to explore the underwater world that is teeming with life, along the rocks lining this peninsula’s coast. You will thoroughly enjoy the calm and beauty of this place, which is really conducive to simply relaxing.
Day 6 - Day 8 MAYREAU ISLAND
Among the string of paradisiac islands with their 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. On shore, enjoy a shaded and fully equipped beach from which to go snorkelling if you’d like to observe the colourful fish around the coral sitting at the foot of the rocks that stretch across the bay.
Day 7 - Day 9 & 10 CANOUAN ISLAND
Discover Canouan, a tiny island renowned for the spectacular coral reef that lies along its Atlantic coast. Originally named “Hairoun” this small parcel of land, was initially inhabited by Carib Indians, while Christopher Columbus was the first European to set foot on it.
Day 8 - Day 11 & 12 BRIDGETOWN
Bridgetown, the bustling capital of Barbados, is located on the island's south-west coast. Its historic quarters are UNESCO World Heritage sites and contain prime examples of British colonial architecture, which you will see between the postcard-perfect fishing harbour and St Ann's Fort. Streets shaded by palms and flamboyant trees lead you to the Anglican cathedral church of St Michael, built from coral stone, the Barbados Museum and George Washington House, a Georgian-style mansion. There'll be plenty of time to relax on the Caribbean beaches of Carlisle Bay, a few paces from the old town centre.
Day 9 - Day 13 FORT-DE-FRANCE
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.
Day 10 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
10-02-202222-02-2022AUD $15,780Deluxe Stateroom
10-02-202222-02-2022AUD $26,270Grand Deluxe Suite
10-02-202222-02-2022AUD $26,980Owner's Suite
10-02-202222-02-2022AUD $16,500Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
10-02-202222-02-2022AUD $16,910Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
10-02-202222-02-2022AUD $17,490Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
10-02-202222-02-2022AUD $22,740Deluxe Suite
10-02-202222-02-2022AUD $24,290Prestige Suite Deck 5
10-02-202222-02-2022AUD $24,990Prestige Suite Deck 6
10-02-202222-02-2022AUD $25,570Privilege Suite

Inclusions

    • A cruise in partnership with Figaro Golf, in the presence of Bernard Pascassio and renowned professional players.
    • A 100%-golf cruise, in the Caribbean sunshine.
    • There are two options for playing: a Pro-Am tournament package with 6 rounds, or a recreational package on 6 courses with 2 optional tournaments (1 scramble and 1 stableford).
    • The golf optional packages “Pro-Am” and “Leisure Golf” give you access to world-renowned golf courses: Teeth of the Dog and Dye Fore (Casa de Campo
    • La Romana), St. Lucia Golf Club (Saint Lucia), The Grenadines Estate Golf Club (Canouan), Sandy Lane Country Club (Barbados), Royal WestMoreland (Barbados).
    • Return transfers to golf courses, handling of clubs and bags at each call, supervision by a Sports Coach.
    • A programme of quality excursions for non-golfers.

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