From Fort-de-France to Santo Domingo, succumb to the charms of the Caribbean aboard a 13-day cruise with PONANT. Between beaches and turquoise waters, bays edged with palm trees, and lush tropical forest, this circuit from the Lesser Antilles to the Greater Antilles aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville will be an opportunity for swimming and unforgettable discoveries in an exceptional setting.
You will board Le Dumont-d'Urville in Fort-de France, the capital of Martinique.
First of all, your ship will reach the charming shores of Guadeloupe. You will discover the ravishing Baie des Saintes, a very popular spot for mooring, with crystal clear waters and fabulous seabeds and a stunning beach near the picturesque fishing village of Deshaies.
You will then sail towards the magnificent island of Dominica, nicknamed the Nature Isle, and then to the island of Antigua. The naval dockyard dating back to Georgian times, sheltered in the hollow of a bay protected from this island with craggy coastlines, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Le Dumont-d'Urville will then set sail for the famous Saint-Barthelemy, renowned for its wild coves and its elegant little shopping streets.
Located between the Lesser Antilles and the Greater Antilles, the British Virgin Islands are composed of some sixty islands, most of which are uninhabited. Discover on Virigin Gorda, The Baths National Park and its huge blocks of granite, surrounded by caves and rock pools, before a stop in Jost Van Dyke for a relaxing swim.
You will finish your journey in the Caribbean Sea on the island of the Dominican Republic. There will be a port of call in the charming bay of Santa Barbara de Samaná, which is edged by creole houses, from where you will be able to go and discover the caverns and mangrove of Los Haitises National Park. Then, you will be able to appreciate the charms of Santo Domingo, the oldest capital of the "New World", a UNESCO World Heritage Site.