From Panama to Martinique (8 Days)

Cruise Line: PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
Ship: Le Boreal  |  1 Review
Colón, Panama to Fort-de-France, Martinique
Dates: 14 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018

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14 Apr 2018
Colón, Panama
6:00 PM
15 Apr 2018
Holandes Cays, Panama
8:00 AM 1:00 PM

Located on Panama's north-eastern coast, the San Blas archipelago is a string of coral islands that grace the heart of the Caribbean seas. More than 300 islets covering an area of almost 300 kilometres offer travellers in search of a change of scenery a multitude of natural and cultural treasures. Sheltered behind a long and beautiful coral barrier reef, you'll be spoilt for choice for places to drop anchor around the San Blas islands, each more paradisiacal than the previous one, like Holandes Cays, which bears the pretty nickname "the swimming pool". The long white-sand beaches are wonderful for unwinding and relaxing, but you'll also want to go and explore inland to meet the indigenous people. Welcome to the world of the Kunas...

16 Apr 2018
Cartagena, Colombia
7:00 AM 7:00 PM

Founded in 1522 at the time of the conquistadors, Cartagena has preserved the traces of its rich colonial past. Its imposing ramparts are further proof of the tumultuous history of this city. As the site for storing the gold looted from the Aztec and Inca empires before it was taken to Spain, the city was also frequently the target of pirates and privateers. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the romanticism of this city with its narrow streets and colourful façades will not fail to charm you. Set sail in the footsteps of the Spanish sailors who conquered Central America and relive this page of history during your stopover here.

17 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018
Willemstad, Curacao
7:30 AM 12:30 PM

The capital of Curaçao stretches along the edge of Saint Ann's Bay on the island's south-west coast, and its historical centre is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. A profusion of colour awaits you on the Handelskade quay, where it's a pleasure to stroll alongside the merchants' houses and their rainbow façades so emblematic of Dutch colonial architecture.

19 Apr 2018
Isla Blanquilla, Venezuela
8:00 AM 12:30 PM
20 Apr 2018
Marigot Bay, Saint Lucia
8:00 AM 12:00 PM
Soufriere (St. Lucia), Guadeloupe
2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Fort-de-France, Martinique
10:30 PM

Nestled in the crook of a breathtaking bay, the former capital of Saint Lucia is brimming with attractions. It is famous for its proximity with the emblematic volcanic spires knows as the Pitons, which form the backdrop and are a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. Soufrière will also win you over with its authentic Creole charm and warm friendly atmosphere. In Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, you can make the most of the curative virtues of the natural mineral baths.

21 Apr 2018
Fort-de-France, Martinique

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 a 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 is the Aimé Césaire Park, and Garden of Balata in the countryside.

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  • • All outside staterooms and suites

    • Attentive, discreet service from a bilingual (French-English) crew (2 to 1 ratio)

    • 1 gourmet dining room; 1 casual dining room

    • French-inspired and regionally-sourced gourmet cuisine

    • 24/7 Open bar and stocked mini-bar

    • Traditional afternoon tea

    • Evening entertainment, production shows, etc.

    • State-of-the-art fitness center

    • SothysTM spa, hammam and beauty salon

    • Theater

    • Luggage handling at embarkation and disembarkation

    • 24 hour room service

    • Fleet of Zodiacs

    • Gratuities

    • Port and safety taxes and fees

Not Included

  • • Air & ground transportation

    • Optional shore excursions

    • Phone, internet and fax use

    • Laundry

    • Travel or other Insurance

About Us

The world’s only French-flagged cruise line and top cruise line worldwide in polar expeditions, PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions currently has four distinctive and intimate vessels, embodying the essence of a private luxury yacht: the three-masted LE PONANT, an elegant sailing yacht accommodating 64 guests and three luxury yachts of 264-guests LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL and LE SOLÉAL. The luxury cruise line will launch its fifth ship in Spring 2015, LE LYRIAL. These luxurious ships sail to the unexplored corners of the world including the Poles, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand on cruises ranging from three to 21 nights and including many ports and islands not accessible to large cruise ships. From Five Star Expeditions to themed cruises, the engaging itineraries offer a wealth of fascinating shore excursion programs to ensure that every voyage is a unique and exceptional experience. The latest eco-friendly technologies, attentive service, bilingual crew, luxurious staterooms and suites, an elegant, sophisticated cuisine and a chic, yet informal atmosphere offer a cruise experience unlike any other. In addition to the best available tours, our 1:2 staff to guest ratio also guarantees the best in personalized service. Explore your destinations at an unhurried pace and let the beauty that surrounds you, stir your senses. No matter where you wish to travel, our cruises will take you off the beaten path to a whole new world of adventure. Welcome aboard!

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PONANT is the only luxury cruise line to feature three brand new ships sailing to Antarctica and the Arctic each season with 46% market share, making us #1 in luxury expedition cruising.

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Colón, Panama - 14 Apr 2018

Cartagena, Colombia - 16 Apr 2018

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