Accommodations; all meals while on board the ship; open bar including beer, wine and spirits including Veuve Clicquot champagne (only on Le Commandant Charcot and Le Ponant); evening entertainment and events; daily stocked minibar; room service (except at night on Le Ponant); bilingual French/English crew members; park entry fees into protected areas; complimentary unlimited Wifi on board; port fees and taxes (except for child passengers–see Families & Children); gratuities.
Optional add-on excursions or packages; ground services before or after the cruise (unless in Owner’s suite aboard Le Ponant); visa expenses; possible immigration reciprocity taxes; luggage handling; beverages beyond those in Inclusions; laundry, hair salon, spa treatments, onboard medical consultations and other personal charges; cancellation, luggage, assistance, repatriation, medical and insurance of any kind.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 25% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations beyond 14 days after booking confirmation are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
181 days or more – $250
180 to 91 days – 25% of total trip cost
90 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
Arrival & Departure
The Caribbean Under Sail Aboard Le Ponant cruise begins and ends in Fort-de-France, Martinique (FDF). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Recommended flight arrival and departure times are specific to each voyage; consult your Adventure Specialist for guidelines relating to your departure. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.
Optional activities on your Caribbean Under Sail Aboard Le Ponant cruise practicing photography, Zodiac cruising, swimming, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and added-cost diving (certified divers carrying a medical certificate less than 1 year old and their up-to-date dive book only). Optional added-cost excursions (one per person, per port of call is included for the 2024/2025 season) are available on certain days and may be pre-booked from two months to one week prior to departure, or booked on board; these excursions may require a minimum group size. In addition to these off-ship excursions, a multitude of possible onboard activities keep guests engaged, including themed evenings, films screened on the ship’s sails, spa treatments, fitness sessions with the onboard wellness coach and yoga classes on the Sun Deck.
Select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. This supplement may vary depending on cabin category and remaining capacity per departure. A willing-to-share program is not available. Triple and quadruple rates may be available in select cabin categories; contact AdventureSmith for details.
Families & Children
Children 1 year and older at time of travel are welcomed on this cruise. Children under 18 years old at time of travel pay only port fees and taxes when sharing a cabin with two full-fare adults. Contact AdventureSmith for details.
A medical form for all travelers is required for every departure. Travelers are also highly encouraged to have full and adequate travel insurance covering the risks of cancellation, assistance being required, emergency medical evacuation and repatriation, damages to and loss of baggage, and medical expenses. In addition, we highly recommend our travelers protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.