Pearls of the Caribbean 2021

Pearls of the Caribbean 2021

From AUD $5,550

Description

PONANT brings you an itinerary to the heart of the most enchanting islands in the Caribbean Sea. Board on Le Champlain for an 9-day cruise combining long white-sand beaches and the easy Creole way of life.

From Fort-de-France, the capital of Martinique, Le Champlain will set sail to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Bequia Island, the “whale-hunting island,” and its wild and unspoiled coastline. You will enjoy the lively atmosphere of Port Elizabeth, the island’s main town.

After a call at Grenada, your sailing yacht will 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!

An experienced diving instructor is on board for the entire cruise, enabling you to safely enjoy swimming and scuba diving.

Trip Name
Pearls of the Caribbean 2021
Days
9
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 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 2 - Day 2 PORT ELIZABETH, BEQUIA ISLAND
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.
Day 3 - Day 3 SAINT GEORGE'S, GRENADA
Delicately set against the back of a bay on the west coast of Grenada, Saint George’s attracts newcomers by the beauty of its location and its friendly, festive atmosphere. This “spice island” capital is an excellent base for visiting the surrounding natural sites, but you’ll also want to spend some time here moseying around its narrow streets where colonial houses and lush green gardens coexist. Carenage is Saint George’s lively commercial fishing harbour, high in colour, especially when the boats are being loaded with fruit and vegetables destined for neighbouring islands. 5 kilometres south, the Grand Anse beach is one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean islands.
Day 4 - Day 4 MAYREAU ISLAND
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.
Day 5 - Day 5 TOBAGO CAYS
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.
Day 6 - Day 6 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 7 - Day 7 PIGEON ISLAND BEACH & SOUFRIÈRE
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.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.
Day 8 - Day 8 LES SAINTES
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.
Day 9 - Day 9 FORT-DE-FRANCE
Disembarkation.
Day 10 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
29-01-202106-02-2021AUD $5,550Deluxe Stateroom
29-01-202106-02-2021AUD $10,410Grand Deluxe Suite
29-01-202106-02-2021AUD $10,740Owner's Suite
29-01-202106-02-2021AUD $5,930Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
29-01-202106-02-2021AUD $6,120Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
29-01-202106-02-2021AUD $6,120Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
29-01-202106-02-2021AUD $8,750Deluxe Suite
29-01-202106-02-2021AUD $9,480Prestige Suite Deck 5
29-01-202106-02-2021AUD $9,780Prestige Suite Deck 6
29-01-202106-02-2021AUD $10,100Privilege Suite
20-02-202128-02-2021AUD $5,550Deluxe Stateroom
20-02-202128-02-2021AUD $5,930Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
20-02-202128-02-2021AUD $6,120Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
20-02-202128-02-2021AUD $6,120Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
20-02-202128-02-2021AUD $8,750Deluxe Suite
20-02-202128-02-2021AUD $9,480Prestige Suite Deck 5
20-02-202128-02-2021AUD $9,780Prestige Suite Deck 6
20-02-202128-02-2021AUD $10,100Privilege Suite
20-02-202128-02-2021AUD $10,410Grand Deluxe Suite
20-02-202128-02-2021AUD $10,740Owner's Suite
08-03-202116-03-2021AUD $5,550Deluxe Stateroom
08-03-202116-03-2021AUD $5,930Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
08-03-202116-03-2021AUD $6,120Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
08-03-202116-03-2021AUD $6,120Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
08-03-202116-03-2021AUD $8,750Deluxe Suite
08-03-202116-03-2021AUD $9,480Prestige Suite Deck 5
08-03-202116-03-2021AUD $9,780Prestige Suite Deck 6
08-03-202116-03-2021AUD $10,100Privilege Suite
08-03-202116-03-2021AUD $10,410Grand Deluxe Suite
08-03-202116-03-2021AUD $10,740Owner's Suite

Inclusions

    • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Discovering Saint Lucia and its two rocky peaks.
    • A true picture-postcard of the West Indies: long white-sand beaches, colourful seabeds, and the easy Creole way of life.
    • Discovering the Grenadine Islands, considered one of the world’s most stunning archipelagos.
    • Exceptional sea bed with possibility to observe turtles, barracudas, spiny lobsters and parrot fishes.
    • Multiple opportunities to swim in crystal-clear waters.
    • Possibility of diving (PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent) with an experienced instructor on board.

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