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