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Caribbean & Orinoco (Fort de France - Cayenne)

14 days with Ponant   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
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Day 1 Fort de France (FRANCE)
Embarkation from 16h00 to 17h00. Departure at 18h00.
 
Day 2 Pigeon Point (SAINT LUCIA)
From 07h30 to 12h00.
 
Day 3 Soufrière (SAINT LUCIA)
From 14h45 to 19h00.
 
Day 4 Bequia (ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES)
From 08h00 to 23h00.
 
Day 5 Tobago Cayes (ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES)
From 08h00 to 23h00.
 
Day 6 Saint George's (GRANADA)
 
Day 7 At sea 
 
Day 8 El Toro, Orénoque (VENEZUELA)
 
Day 9 Puerto Ordaz (VENEZUELA)
 
Day 10 El Arroyo, Orénoque (VENEZUELA)
 
Day 11 At sea 
 
Day 12 Paramaribo (SURINAM)
From 06h00 to 14h00.
 
Day 13 Iles du Salut (FRENCH GUYANA)
From 10h00 to 18h00.
 
Day 14 Cayenne (FRENCH GUYANA)
Disembarkation at 07h00
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All This Included

Set sail for an incredibly diverse expedition cruise, taking in Caribbean beaches and incursions into tropical rainforest. PONANT offers you a 13-day circuit aboard Le Champlain, from Fort-de-France to Cayenne. 

Leaving from Martinique, you will head in the direction of the beautiful island of Saint Lucia. Close to the Soufriere volcano, you will be enchanted by the two emblematic rocky pitons, UNESCO World HeritageSites, which form the backdrop to the island. 

Then discover the idyllic beaches of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, renowned for the richness of their underwater world. In a setting of white sand, turquoise water and lagoons, you will enjoy some unforgettable bathing.

After a day in Grenada, Le Champlain will then sail towards the Venezuelan coast, in order to reach the Orinoco, one of South America’s major rivers. During your outings in Zodiac® dinghies, you will fall under the spell of the very special atmosphere here, between the birdsong from the surrounding jungle and the moving encounters with local populations.  

You will then chart a course towards the picturesque town of Paramariboin Surinam, before a call at the Salvation Islands. This will be the occasion to visit the former prisons which once held political prisoners and slaves, deep in the lush vegetation.

  • Port and safety charges
  • Open bar
  • Gratuities
  • Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
  • Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
  • Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
  • Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
  • English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)
Highlights
  • 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.
  • Special encounters with the Warao tribes, whose name translates as “the boat people”.
  • Possibility of observing an incredible variety of endemic wildlife including spider monkeys, macaws, toucans, scarlet ibises, caimans, iguanas and river dolphins.
  • Saint Lucia and its two rocky pitons, UNESCO sites.
  • In the Salvation Islands, the possibility of strolling through the former prisons, in an idyllic setting surrounded by exotic vegetation.
  • Exceptional underwater life in the Grenadines, between coral and multicolour 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.
Accommodations
Cruising: Standard cabin onboard Le Champlain
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Fares may be subject to a fuel adjustment.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
For Ponant terms and conditions, please click here.

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.