Caribbean and Orinoco (13 Days)

Cruise Line: PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
Ship: Le Champlain
Fort-de-France, Martinique to Cayenne, French Guiana
Dates: 05 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019

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05 Mar 2019
Fort-de-France, Martinique
6:00 PM

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.

06 Mar 2019
Pigeon Point
7:30 AM 12:00 PM
Soufriere (St. Lucia), Guadeloupe
2:45 PM 7:00 PM
07 Mar 2019
Bequia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
8:00 AM 11:00 PM
08 Mar 2019
Tobago Cays, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
8:00 AM 11:00 PM
09 Mar 2019
Saint George, Grenada
8:00 AM 11:00 PM

All the islands of the West Indies are attractive, but some truly stand out. Grenada, also known as "the Spice Island", is a small hilly island forged by volcanic activity, with crater lakes and mountain slopes covered with dense tropical rainforest, minuscule villages, and numerous plantations. Its elegant capital, Saint George's, lies in a horseshoe-shaped harbour on the west coast. It is a particularly picturesque town that has preserved its colonial architecture with its red-tiled roofs and pastel colours. When your ship drops anchor here, discover this island off the beaten path, the wild beauty of its tropical rainforest, its immaculate beaches, and its many waterfalls.

10 Mar 2019
11 Mar 2019
El Toro, Venezuela
12 Mar 2019
Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela
6:00 AM 7:00 PM
13 Mar 2019
El Arroyo, Venezuela
DAY 10
14 Mar 2019
DAY 11
15 Mar 2019
Paramaribo, Suriname
6:00 AM 2:00 PM
DAY 12
16 Mar 2019
Iles du Salut, French Guiana
10:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 13
17 Mar 2019
Cayenne, French Guiana
7:00 AM
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About the Ship

Le Champlain

As the second ship in the new Explorer series, Le Champlain will embody the unique atmosphere that is Ponant's hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy & comfort. She offers innovative and environmentally-friendly hardware and elegantly designed accommodations with 100% balcony.

What's Included


  • All meals & Open bar

  • Evening entertainment

  • On selected cruises: lecturers, guides, naturalists, expedition leaders, special themes

  • Baggage handling

  • Port and Safety charges

  • Crew member gratuities

Not Included

  • Airfare & Transfers, Optional shore excursions, Premium Beverages, Sundries, Travel insurance, WiFi/Internet Spa Services, Medical services, consultations, and drug prescriptions, Laundry Visa fees, if applicable

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!

Insider Tip

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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