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Cruising the Caribbean's Windward Islands – with Smithsonian Journeys

Vieux Fort - Bridgetown

Dates:
13/2/2022
to  20/2/2022

8
days
7
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$5,020
30% Ponant Bonus

Shore excursion or activity in each port of call + transfers included


In alliance with Smithsonian Journeys.

This cruise is part of a collection of PONANT voyages that are specially-tailored for English-speaking travelers who want to engage with the world. In addition to the usual elements of the PONANT experience, the listed price for these voyages includes transfers to and from the ship, talks and discussions aboard ship by world class experts, and a shore excursion or activity in each port of call that encourages guests to embrace the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the local environment and culture.

PONANT brings you an itinerary to the heart of the most enchanting islands in the Caribbean Sea. Board Le Dumont-d’Urville for an 8-day cruise combining long stretches of white-sand beach, idyllic turquoise waters, and the laid-back island way of life.

Board your ship in Vieux Fort, St. Lucia, whose two majestic volcanic peaks – the Gros and Petit Pitons –  jut dramatically from sea to sky and are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

You will then set sail for Portsmouth in Dominica, a mountainous island where inland rivers and nature trails provide a glimpse into the intriguing flora and fauna of the island and – if you are lucky – the chance to see the nation’s national bird, the Sisserou Parrot. Do not miss the opportunity to sample some native chocolate from a local maker.

Continue north to Les Saintes, a small archipelago of Guadeloupe, a highly popular anchorage site with crystal-clear waters and fabulous seabeds where opportunities to enjoy the seascape abound.  Snorkel, swim, or kayak in the shadow of the imposing 19th-century Fort Napoléon.

Your ship will then sail south to the archipelago of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Here, begin on the island of Bequia, where small, picturesque villages, unbelievably clear waters, and brightly colored coral reefs prove main attractions. Enjoy a day on your magnificent private beach on the island of Mayreau, before anchoring in the Tobago Cays Marine Park. This circle of islands, bound together by arguably the most beautiful coral reef in the West Indies, will reveal its incredible underwater wildlife during your visit.

Le Dumont-d’Urville sails on to Bridgetown, Barbados, whose UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center reveals touches of its British colonial past around every corner. Toast the end of your cruise with a glass of the island’s famous rum as you relish the memories of your week at sea on this breathtaking stretch of the Caribbean!

To further enhance your Caribbean odyssey, an experienced diving instructor will be on board for the entire cruise, enabling you to safely enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving (PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent). (additional cost)

The encounters with the wildlife described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.


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A voyage specially-tailored for English-speaking travelers including discussions with experts, transfers before and after your cruise, and an included excursion or activity in each port of call. Engaging...


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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(19 m²)

From AU$5,020
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

From AU$5,240
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

From AU$5,370
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

From AU$5,540
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

From AU$7,170
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

From AU$7,170
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

From AU$7,170
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(38 m²)

From AU$7,660
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(38 m²)

From AU$7,870
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m²)

From AU$8,060
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m²)

From AU$8,060
30% Ponant Bonus

Suite Grand Deluxe Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

From AU$8,270
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m²)

Fully booked


      

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To make sure things run smoothly, PONANT has included certain elements before and after your cruise as part of the price.


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Shore Excursions, Overlands & Pre/Post Programmes
To complete your voyage, PONANT can organise a range of shore excursions, pre & post cruise activities and packages, plus transfers.


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