Central America Caribbean Cruise

Pearls of the Caribbean Cruise

Explore enchanting islands on this luxury Caribbean cruise aboard 184-guest Le Champlain. On this 9- or 13-day cruise, combine relaxing on long white-sand beaches with cultural experiences that showcase the easy Creole way of life. From Fort-de-France (capital of Martinique), the ship sets sail to explore tropical islands. Visit Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the whale-hunting island of Bequia with its wild and unspoiled coastline, and the lively atmosphere of Port Elizabeth, Bequia’s main town.

Call at Grenada and anchor in the Tobago Cays National Park. This rosary of islands bound together by the most beautiful coral reef in the West Indies, will reveal its incredible underwater wildlife and its secret coves. Gently island hop among Saint Lucia and its two majestic rocky peaks soaring straight from the sea, a unique location listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site. Finally disembark back in Fort-de-France. An alternative 13-day Essentials of The Caribbean itinerary adds time cruising among the islands, with unique visits to Saint Kitts, Jost van Dyke, Gustavia, Antigua and Marigot.

The 9-day Cruising The Caribbean’s Windward Islands itinerary follows a similar route as the main itinerary, but uniquely embarks and disembarks in Vieux Fort, St. Lucia. These Ponant voyages in alliance with Smithsonian Journeys uniquely include transfers to and from the ship on embarkation and disembarkation days, talks and discussions aboard ship by world-class experts from Smithsonian Journeys, and a shore excursion or activity in each port of call that encourages guests to embrace the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the local environment and culture. Look for the themed icon in the Rates and Dates table below.

An experienced dive instructor is on board for the entire cruise, ensuring safe swimming and scuba diving opportunities. Additionally, both Le Bellot and sister ship Le Dumont D’Urville feature 100% private balconies or terraces, innovative equipment, elegantly designed guest accommodations and welcoming lounge areas that open to the outside. A variety of onboard activities engage guests while the ship cruises, including the Blue Eye underwater lounge–a multi-sensory space in the ship’s hull featuring hydrophones, expansive underwater views and other amenities that create the feeling of being underwater beside the marine life that the ship is sailing past.

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