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The Pitons of St. Lucia

Southern Caribbean: Panama Canal to the Peaks of St. Lucia

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
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Voyage from Panama into the Caribbean waters of Curacao, Martinique, and more on this beautiful 8-day expedition cruise through turquoise waters. Aboard the luxurious Le Boreal, enjoy first class amenities and the convenience of small ship cruising. View stunning flora and fauna, explore historic sites, and enjoy diverse cultures on this Caribbean cruise.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Panama City | Colon | Embark
Day 2 : San Blas Islands
Day 3 : Cartagena, Colombia
Day 4 : At Sea
Day 5 : Willemstad, Curacao
Day 6 : At Sea
Day 7 : Castries, St. Lucia
Day 8 : Fort-de-France, Martinique | Disembark

Highlights

  • Hike in the San Blas Islands and enjoy stunning seascape views
  • Explore Willemstad's Punda, the oldest part of the city
  • Attend a recital at the Bellas Artes School of Arts
  • Discover the local flora and fauna unique to St. Lucia

Ship

Le Boreal (CDP)

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

The Pitons of St. Lucia The Panama Canal The colorful streets of Panama City Sniffing around An old lighthouse on Curacao

Day 1 Panama City | Colon | Embark

Founded in 1519 by the Spanish as their first city on the Pacific coast of the Americas, Panama City is strategically sited near the Pacific end of the Panama Canal. Explore sites around Panama City, including Casco Viejo, the city’s old quarter, where narrow cobble-stoned streets are lined with historic buildings; the Reina Torres de Arauz Anthropological Museum, with displays of pre-Columbian artifacts; and the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center, where you can enjoy a front row seat as massive ships pass through the lock chambers.

Transfer to Colon, on Panama’s Caribbean coast, to embark Le Boréal and set sail.

Day 2 San Blas Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This archipelago, consisting of over 370 islands and cays, is known for its natural beauty, colorful reefs, and for the hospitality of the indigenous Kuna people. Enjoy a nature hike with stunning seascape views and visit a Kuna village.

Day 3 Cartagena, Colombia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Founded in 1533, Cartagena served as the major trading port for the conquistadors. Its historic, walled center is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your walking tour of Cartagena includes the Cathedral, the Palace of the Inquisition, the Fortress of San Felipe, and La Popa monastery. The Guillermo Pineres Botanical Garden, just outside the city, showcases protected local forest, natural springs, and a variety of fauna including howler monkeys, sloths, and the mariamulata, Cartagena’s official bird. View a recital at the Bellas Artes School of Arts.

Day 4 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy Le Boréal’s amenities as you sail to Willemstad, Curacao.

Day 5 Willemstad, Curacao

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your exploration of Willemstad begins with a walking tour of Punda, the oldest part of the city. A derivation of the Dutch word “punt” or “point”, the Punda was established in 1634. Continue along the picturesque waterfront of Handelskade with its Dutch gables and pastel colors; the Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere; the Maritime Museum, detailing the nautical history of Curacao; and the famous “floating market” where merchants from Venezuela sell fruit and vegetables. There is time to browse and shop before the second recital, at the Hotel Avila.

Day 6 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy Le Boréal’s amenities, onboard lectures, and the third recital as you sail to Castries, St. Lucia.

Day 7 Castries, St. Lucia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
With its dense, green, rainforest-covered peaks rising from the turquoise Caribbean, St. Lucia is home to a dazzling array of vivid tropical flowers and 33 endemic bird species. Devote your time on this magical island to leisurely discovery of the luscious fruits, blooming flowers, thriving plants, shade trees, and waterfalls for which it is famous.

Day 8 Fort-de-France, Martinique | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Le Boreal (CDP)

Per person starting at
$5,990
Superior Stateroom
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Superior Stateroom
8 cabins, 226 sq ft, located on Le Champollion Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area and private bath.
Prestige or Deluxe Stateroom
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Deluxe Stateroom
28 cabins, 200 sq ft with private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
Deck 4, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
Deck 5, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
Deck 6, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Deluxe Suite
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Deluxe Suites
3 suites, 290 sq ft with 54 sq ft private balcony, located on the Le France Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, desk, minibar, private bath.
Prestige Suite
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Prestige Suite - Deck 5
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Prestige Suite
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Prestige Suite - Deck 6
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Owner's Suite
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Owners Suite
1 suite, 484 sq ft with 97 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living, dining areas, private bath with large tub and shower, minibar, 2 flat screen TVs, DVD, CD, and IPOD, Video on demand, Satellite phon

Notes

Children Welcome:
- Flexible, or connecting staterooms
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Children's menus, fun tea parties, games, piano lessons and a host of other activities
- Special kids' rates

Please Note:
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
• All meals while on board the ship
• Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
• Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, red and rosé wines offered during meals; afternoon tea
• Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
• Evening entertainment and events
• Luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa
• 24h room service (special selection)
• Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team.
• Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
• Park entry fees into protected areas

Cruise fares do not include:
• Airport taxes (subject to modification)
• Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
• Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure; please ask for more information
• Optional shore excursions
• Beverages other than the ones mentioned
• Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments
• Personal expenses, on board medical consultations, and drug prescriptions
• Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
• Visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees if applicable

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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