Colon - Fort de France

8 days / 7 nights
    Colon - Fort de France

    Cruise Latin America, Caribbean

    from 12 April 2017 to 19 April 2017
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Colón
    Arrival Port : Fort-de-France

    Ship : LE BOREAL

    • Ref : B120417

    Embark for an exceptional cruise from Colon to Lisbonne on board LE BORÉAL and be carried away from clear waters of Panama to the magnificent caribbean coasts.

    Aboard Le Boréal, set off to discover these unique places worthy of the most beautiful postcards, where mingle the colour palettes of the golden or black sand beaches, the crystal clear water of the cascades and the turquoise of the sea. The landscapes are colourful, the sun is ever-present, and you’ll feel like home is another world away as you look out at these beautiful shorelines lined with lush vegetation.

    Discover St Lucia located at the heart of the Caribbean, with its lush and untamed vegetation lies like a jewel in the turquoise seas of the island chain. Hilly and covered with tropical rainforest, the island is home to two volcanic peaks which loom over the sea like two sugar loaves, near Soufriere.

    Fort de France will surprise you with its effervescent glow. At sunrise, the markets come alive as the aroma of spices, fruit and vegetables fill the streets. An amazing blend of modern architecture and colorful Creole villas, the city’s colonial past has preserved a number of monuments worthy of interest, like the St Louis Cathedral with its magnificent stained glass windows.

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      LE BOREAL

      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.

      Interior Design
      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

      12 April 2017 – Holandes Cayes

      Colón

      Embarkation 12/04/2017 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 12/04/2017 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.

      13 April 2017 – Holandes Cayes

      13 April 2017 – Holandes Cayes

      Arrival 13/04/2017 early morning. Departure 13/04/2017 midday.

      Holandes Cayes is among the islands of the San Blas archipelago, a string of coral islands that graces the heart of the Caribbean Sea. Some 378 islands and cays covering an area of 260 square kilometres offer travellers a multitude of natural and cultural treasures. Holandes Cayes, which is nicknamed モthe swimming poolヤ, is popular with the cruise-yachting community for its white sand beaches and diving and snorkelling opportunities.

      14 April 2017 – Cartagena

      14 April 2017 – Cartagena

      Arrival 14/04/2017 early morning. Departure 14/04/2017 early evening.

      A splendid harbour city in the north of Columbia, a source of inspiration for the Columbian writer Gabriel García Márquez, Cartagena will win you over with its well-preserved colonial architecture, and warm friendly atmosphere. You can visit the sumptuous UNESCO World Heritage fortified historical centre whose churches and houses have magnificent multi-coloured façades. A witness of Spanish domination, the San Felipe de Barajas fortress stands on top of a hill from where you can admire views over the whole city. The Las Bóvedas neighbourhood will charm you with its arcades, used as prison cells during the 19th century civil wars.

      15 April 2017 – At sea

      15 April 2017 – At sea

      Arrival 15/04/2017. Departure 15/04/2017.

      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 observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      16 April 2017 – Willemstad Curacao

      16 April 2017 – Willemstad Curacao

      Arrival 16/04/2017 early morning. Departure 16/04/2017 midday.

      The capital of Curaçao stretches along the edge of St Annメs Bay on the islandメs south-west coast, and its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. A profusion of colour awaits you on the Handelskade quays, where itメs a pleasure to stroll alongside the merchantsメ houses whose rainbow façades characterise ᅠDutch colonial architecture. A few paces from here is the Floating Market, a true feast for the eyes ヨ and tastebuds. You can also visit Fort Rif and the Maritime Museum, or, in the quieter streets of Otrobanda, youメll enjoy browsing the craft shops and old-time bars at your own leisurely pace.

      17 April 2017 – La Blanquilla

      17 April 2017 – La Blanquilla

      Arrival 17/04/2017 early morning. Departure 17/04/2017 midday.

      18 April 2017 – Marigot

      18 April 2017 – Marigot

      Arrival 18/04/2017 early morning. Departure 18/04/2017 midday.

      On the west coast of the island of St Lucia, Marigot Bay has been described as "the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean". The picturesque marina, steep rainforested hills and deep blue waters have provided the backdrop for movies and the palm-studded beach is a Caribbean dream. Swimming, snorkelling and deep-sea diving are superb here.

      18 April 2017 – Soufrière

      18 April 2017 – Soufrière

      Arrival 18/04/2017 early afternoon. Departure 18/04/2017 late afternoon.

      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.

      19 April 2017▸18 April 2017 – Fort de France

      Fort-de-France

      Disembarkation 19/04/2017 at 07H00 .

      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.

      Formalities

      • 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.

      Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

      Olivier de Kersauson

      Olivier de Kersauson

      Olivier de Kersauson is a French sailor born in 1944. From 1967 to 1974 he sailed with the legendary Eric Tabarly on several of the latter’s Pen Duick classics. He went on to have his own career on Kriter. In the eighties he embarked on a multi-hull adventure. In brief, 45 years as a professional sailor, with several Jules Verne Trophies under his belt. The sea holds no secrets for Olivier. From San Francisco to Osaka, Sydney to Tahiti, the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Horn, Australia, Atlantic and Indian Ocean, he has roamed the world’s oceans and holds several world records to this day.

      Language spoken: French

       

      Photo credit: Pascal ROSTAIN

      Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. After your cruise

        19/04/2017 – Relaxing day at Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa 4* in Junior Suite accommodation (1day)

        461.00 AU$ **

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        19/04/2017 – Flavours of Martinique (1 day)

        190.00 AU$ **

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      Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
      Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.
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