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12-night The Essential of the Caribbean Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Dumont-D'Urville
Destination:
Roundtrip Fort de France
Departure Date:
11/25/2019
Length:
12
Offer ID:
1312589
from
$6380

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Fort de France
11/25/2019
11/25/2019 8:00:00 PM

Set in a large bay on the leeward side of the island looking out onto the Caribbean sea, Fort de France became the capital of Martinique when St Pierre was wiped out by the eruption of the volcano Montagne Pelée in 1902.

The town has mushroomed from less than 10,000 inhabitants at the time of the eruption to its current level of nearly 100,000 people. The historical centre grew around the strategic point of the Fort Saint Louis, which was first established in 1638. There are numerous cultural and historical places of interest in Fort-de-France, as well as a wide choice of quality shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, selling French and Creole products. English is widely spoken and understood, and US Dollars are accepted in most outlets.

South Friar's Bay, St. Kitts
11/26/2019
11/26/2019

Located on the Southeast Peninsula, South Friar's Bay is a great swimming beach with a long stretch of golden sand and calm waters. This Caribbean beach, which is a favorite for both tourists and locals, is perfect for watersports, especially snorkeling. It is also a great spot for a beach picnic or party. South Friar's Bay is home to Godfather's, Sunset and Shipwreck Beach Bars - which provide refreshments for all visitors.

Marigot, St. Martin
11/27/2019
11/27/2019

Marigot is the French side of the magnificent island of St. Martin. Its amenities provide for one of the most exhilarating experiences in the Caribbean. Sailing buffs can join in a real race on a pair of multi-million dollar America's Cup Yachts, for a 12-meter "mini-regatta."

Virgin Gorda
11/28/2019
11/28/2019

Enjoy the fabulous underwater world of the British Virgin Islands. For those who wish to get wet and enjoy the thrill of viewing coral formation and other marine life without diving, you can take a professionally guided snorkel tour of the famous Norman Island underwater sea caves and the Indian Reef. Cruise along Sir Francis Drake Channel to Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda. Or take a short drive to the baths at Spring Bay for swimming, snorkeling and sunning amid the mammoth boulders and sea caves for which the area is well known. The only viewing gear you need are your eyes!

Gustavia
11/29/2019
11/29/2019

There was never any hope of lucrative sugar plantations in St.Barths. It was too dry, too steep, too rocky, and, finally, too small. Unsuitable for agriculture, the island was never coveted as a prize during the colonial wars of the 18th century. The place had a serviceable harbor, and this allowed the town that grew around it, Gustavia, to play a key role in that intermittent conflict, a role that was to presage much of its future. Overflowing warehouses surrounded a harbor packed with ships from many nations, and a mercantile and architectural tradition was established that has lingered to the present day. Today, Gustavia has adjusted itself to satisfy the increasing number of visiting tourists. Restaurants, boutiques, and gift shops now line streets once busy with merchants, merchant seamen, and adventurers.

Portsmouth
11/30/2019
11/30/2019

Portsmouth gives access to the island of Dominica. Travel from Portsmouth into the island's exotic tropical interior - which soars to over 4000 feet and discover a wonderful environment of dense (and now protected) rainforest, rich flora and fauna, deep lakes, glittering waterfalls and fast-flowing rivers quite unlike any of its neighbours. Or visit Roseau, the other town on the island.

Iles des Saintes
12/1/2019
12/1/2019

Pastoral and far off the beaten track, the Saintes are a cluster of eight islands off the southern coast of Guadeloupe. In Bourg, the charming hamlet on Terre-de-Haut, the largest isle, you can wander peaceful streets past small houses, then follow the narrow road out of town through fields and hills to a sweeping strand of secluded beach.

Port Elizabeth
12/2/2019
12/2/2019

No information currently available.

St. George's, Grenada
12/3/2019
12/3/2019

A lively blend of French and English cultures, St. George's has steep hills to climb, spectacular views to photograph and a rum distillery to tour. St George's has one of the prettiest harbour settings in the Caribbean. Tourist infrastructure is still generally small-scale and locally owned and offers a good balance between comfort and price, making Grenada a great getaway for those who want to avoid the resort experience.

Tobago Cays, Grenadines
12/4/2019
12/4/2019

Made up of five small, uninhabited islands, Tobago Cays is a popular destination for anchoring cruise ships and yachts. Located in the Southern Grenadines, the archipelago is also the site of the Tobago Cays Marine Park, consisting of a large sand-bottomed lagoon and the vibrant Horseshoe Reef. The clear, warm waters and diverse marine life in the surrounding area, make Tobago Cays an excellent destination for travelers interested in diving, snorkeling and sport fishing.

Mayreau, Grenadines
12/5/2019
12/5/2019

Tossed like a tiny emerald among the Grenadines' 100 islands is Mayreau. In this idyllic spot there are no cars, just one tiny village and one resort, hidden away
in the palms.

Pigeon Island, St. Lucia
12/6/2019
12/6/2019

Pigeon Island is located in the north of St Lucia. It is drier, with thorn scrub and cactus, and is home to colonies of seabirds. St Lucia is an independent island in the south-eastern Caribbean Sea, one of the Windward Islands close to Barbados, Martinique and St Vincent.

Soufriere
Suggested Private Excursion
12/6/2019
12/6/2019

Soufriere is a town and port on the east coast of St Lucia. Mountainous St Lucia's tapestry of lush hillslopes and plantation-filled valleys lend an exotic backdrop to the brightly-painted buildings of this small fishing community dominated by one of the Caribbean's most photographed landmarks, the volcanic coneshaped peaks of the Pitons rearing vertically skywards from the sea. Explore the steaming crater of what is billed as the world's only 'drive-in' volcano and test Soufriere's hot sulphur baths amid the rainforest. Further sights are to be seen at Diamond Falls and Mineral Baths where you can walk the gardens and take a dip in the pool under the waterfalls - and don’t forget those unspoiled golden beaches.

Suggested Private Excursions

St. Lucia - Gros Piton Climb

Fort de France
12/7/2019 7:00:00 AM
12/7/2019

Set in a large bay on the leeward side of the island looking out onto the Caribbean sea, Fort de France became the capital of Martinique when St Pierre was wiped out by the eruption of the volcano Montagne Pelée in 1902.

The town has mushroomed from less than 10,000 inhabitants at the time of the eruption to its current level of nearly 100,000 people. The historical centre grew around the strategic point of the Fort Saint Louis, which was first established in 1638. There are numerous cultural and historical places of interest in Fort-de-France, as well as a wide choice of quality shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, selling French and Creole products. English is widely spoken and understood, and US Dollars are accepted in most outlets.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
11/25/2019
Number of Nights
12
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
  • Cruise between the Caribbean and the Orinoco, to discover picture-postcard landscapes.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Saint Lucia and its two rocky pitons, historic Bridgetown and its Garrison.
  • Encounters with the Warao tribes, whose name translates as “the boat people”.
  • Possibility of observing an incredible variety of endemic wildlife including macaws, toucans, scarlet ibises, caimans, iguanas and river dolphins.
  • Exceptional underwater life in the Grenadines, between coral and multicoloured fish.
  • From Puerto Ordaz, possibility to spend a day in Canaima National Park, after a flight over Salto Angel, the highest waterfall in the world.
  • Possibility of diving (PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent) with an experienced instructor on board and of snorkelling with your expedition team (except in Orinoco).
Remarks:
Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1312589

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Travel Design USA, Inc.
20407 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503
310.371.3228
888.371.3228
 
1021060-10

Travel Design USA, Inc.

20407 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503

Phone: 310.371.3228

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00pm (PST)
Saturday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Travel Design USA, Inc.

20407 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503

Phone: 310.371.3228

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00pm (PST)
Saturday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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