8-night Jewels of the Caribbean Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Champlain
Destination:
Roundtrip Fort de France
Departure Date:
2/28/2021
Length:
8
Offer ID:
1350352
from
$3960

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Fort de France
2/28/2021
2/28/2021 9:00:00 PM

Set in a large bay on the leeward side of the island looking out onto the Caribbean sea, Fort de France became the capital of Martinique when St Pierre was wiped out by the eruption of the volcano Montagne Pelée in 1902.

The town has mushroomed from less than 10,000 inhabitants at the time of the eruption to its current level of nearly 100,000 people. The historical centre grew around the strategic point of the Fort Saint Louis, which was first established in 1638. There are numerous cultural and historical places of interest in Fort-de-France, as well as a wide choice of quality shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, selling French and Creole products. English is widely spoken and understood, and US Dollars are accepted in most outlets.

South Friar's Bay, St. Kitts
3/1/2021
3/1/2021

Located on the Southeast Peninsula, South Friar's Bay is a great swimming beach with a long stretch of golden sand and calm waters. This Caribbean beach, which is a favorite for both tourists and locals, is perfect for watersports, especially snorkeling. It is also a great spot for a beach picnic or party. South Friar's Bay is home to Godfather's, Sunset and Shipwreck Beach Bars - which provide refreshments for all visitors.

Marigot, St. Martin
3/2/2021
3/2/2021

Marigot is the French side of the magnificent island of St. Martin. Its amenities provide for one of the most exhilarating experiences in the Caribbean. Sailing buffs can join in a real race on a pair of multi-million dollar America's Cup Yachts, for a 12-meter "mini-regatta."

Virgin Gorda
3/3/2021
3/3/2021

Enjoy the fabulous underwater world of the British Virgin Islands. For those who wish to get wet and enjoy the thrill of viewing coral formation and other marine life without diving, you can take a professionally guided snorkel tour of the famous Norman Island underwater sea caves and the Indian Reef. Cruise along Sir Francis Drake Channel to Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda. Or take a short drive to the baths at Spring Bay for swimming, snorkeling and sunning amid the mammoth boulders and sea caves for which the area is well known. The only viewing gear you need are your eyes!

Gustavia
3/4/2021
3/4/2021

There was never any hope of lucrative sugar plantations in St.Barths. It was too dry, too steep, too rocky, and, finally, too small. Unsuitable for agriculture, the island was never coveted as a prize during the colonial wars of the 18th century. The place had a serviceable harbor, and this allowed the town that grew around it, Gustavia, to play a key role in that intermittent conflict, a role that was to presage much of its future. Overflowing warehouses surrounded a harbor packed with ships from many nations, and a mercantile and architectural tradition was established that has lingered to the present day. Today, Gustavia has adjusted itself to satisfy the increasing number of visiting tourists. Restaurants, boutiques, and gift shops now line streets once busy with merchants, merchant seamen, and adventurers.

English Harbour
3/5/2021
3/5/2021

English Harbour derives its name from the eighteenth century when the Royal Navy used the location as its base of operations. Proud of its rich history, English Harbour celebrates its origins, and visitors can get a glimpse of the past at Nelson's Dockyard, where they can view the restored buildings and artifacts from the dockyard's colonial days. Other attractions include several beaches, a multitude of opportunities for sailing and yachting, and many natural wonders, including Devil's Bridge, a natural limestone formation caused from centuries of ancient reef formation.

Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
3/6/2021
3/6/2021

Basse-Terre is Guadeloupe's capital and more scenic of the country's main butterfly shaped island. Visitors can travel along the coasts or into the national park, an ecological spread covering one-fifth of Guadeloupe's total terrain. The park has a lush rain forest, a sparkling waterfall and pond, and a zoo and botanical garden. It also has a rum museum and working sugar factory. There are miles of white-sand beaches, and offshore Pigeon Island is suitable for diving. From Basse-Terre there are great views of La Soufriere, a dormant volcano located seven miles away. For active visitors, Guadeloupe offers practically every sport imaginable, including golf, tennis, squash, biking, hiking horseback riding, scuba diving, sailing, snorkeling, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, water skiing, yachting and plenty of spectator sports. Those who love to party will find nightclubs and discos in most large hotels and the island's casinos. Guadeloupe is called one of the culinary capitals of the Caribbean.

Portsmouth
3/7/2021
3/7/2021

Portsmouth gives access to the island of Dominica. Travel from Portsmouth into the island's exotic tropical interior - which soars to over 4000 feet and discover a wonderful environment of dense (and now protected) rainforest, rich flora and fauna, deep lakes, glittering waterfalls and fast-flowing rivers quite unlike any of its neighbours. Or visit Roseau, the other town on the island.

Fort de France
3/8/2021
3/8/2021

Set in a large bay on the leeward side of the island looking out onto the Caribbean sea, Fort de France became the capital of Martinique when St Pierre was wiped out by the eruption of the volcano Montagne Pelée in 1902.

The town has mushroomed from less than 10,000 inhabitants at the time of the eruption to its current level of nearly 100,000 people. The historical centre grew around the strategic point of the Fort Saint Louis, which was first established in 1638. There are numerous cultural and historical places of interest in Fort-de-France, as well as a wide choice of quality shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, selling French and Creole products. English is widely spoken and understood, and US Dollars are accepted in most outlets.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
2/28/2021
Number of Nights
8
Cruise Inclusions:
  • A cruise in the heart of the West Indies.
  • Discovering 9 islands on the same cruise: Martinique, St. Kitts, Saint Barthélemy, Virgin Gorda and Prickly Pear, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Saint Martin and Barbuda.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park in St. Kitts and Nevis, Morne Trois Pitons National Park on Dominica.
  • Discovering the British Virgin Islands, where each white-sand beach is more stunning than the next.
  • On Dominica, the National Park of Cabrits and Fort Shirley.
  • Multiple opportunities to swim in crystal-clear waters.
  • Possibility of diving (PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent) with an experienced instructor on board.
Remarks:
Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1350352

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Company Info

Ford's Travel
10738 W. Bell Road
Sun City, AZ 85351
(623) 933-8256
(844) 827-3721