the essential of the caribbean
locationFort - De - France - Pointe - À - Pitre - Caribbean
The Essential of the Caribbean
The Essential of the Caribbean
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13 days
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PONANT invites you on a 12-day cruise to the heart of the West Indies. From Fort-de-France, you will sail the idyllic waters of the Caribbean Sea to discover stunning islands, as well as historical and architectural landmarks.

Throughout your journey, you will benefit from an excursion included per person per port of call, chosen with care by PONANT. During this cruise, enjoy embarking on a catamaran and snorkelling from Port Elizabeth on the island of Bequia, explore the town of Soufrière, between land and sea, on Saint Lucia, or appreciate the beauty of Saint Kitts during a sailing cruise and an underwater exploration with mask and snorkel. The diversity of experiences on offer promises you intense and varied moments (to discover the full range of excursions, go to the itinerary tab).

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

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.

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 sail towards the enchanting setting offered by the island of Dominica - the Nature Island.

Then, you will venture to charming Marie-Galante before reaching Antigua, whose blend of British influences and Creole culture gives its picture postcard scenery a unique atmosphere.

In the British Virgin Islands, made up of some 60 islands, most of which are uninhabited, you will have the chance to enjoy the beaches of Jost van Dyke for a peaceful swimming break.

Le Champlain will set sail further north to Saint Barthélemy, famous for its wild coves and its elegant little shopping streets.

Then you will return to Pointe-à-Pitre after a magnificent cruise.

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