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Example 9 Day Cruise aboard Le Champlain
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Sail to St. Kitts, a volcanic island with fine sandy beaches and rich colonial heritage. Discover Saint-Martin, a small cosmopolitan island that is half-French, half-Dutch. Further west, between the Lesser Antilles and the Greater Antilles, the British Virgin Islands will offer you idyllic landscapes. During a stop at Virgin Gorda, you will discover The Baths National Park and its huge blocks of granite, surrounded by caves and rock pools. Explore Saint Barthélemy, an idyllic land that offers a happy blend of modernism and traditions and Antigua and Barbuda, renowned for their sumptuous white sandy beaches. Before reaching Fort-de-France, your final port, you will enjoy the enchanting setting offered by the island of Dominica.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Fort-de-France | Embark
Day 2 : South Friars Bay
Day 3 : Marigot
Day 4 : Virgin Gorda
Day 5 : Gustavia
Day 6 : Barbuda
Day 7 : Basse-Terre
Day 8 : Portsmouth
Day 9 : Fort-de-France | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park in St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Admire the British Virgin Islands' stunning white-sand beaches
  • Discover Dominica, the National Park of Cabrits and Fort Shirley
  • Enjoy multiple opportunities to swim in the Caribbean crystal-clear waters

Ship

Le Champlain

Places Visited

  • Caribbean
  • Anguilla
  • Barbuda
  • Basseterre
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Fort de France
  • Gustavia
  • Leeward Islands
  • Lesser Antilles
  • Marigot
  • Martinique
  • St. Barth
  • St. Kitts
  • Virgin Gorda
  • Virgin Islands

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Historic buildings of Fort de France Clear water in the bay Tropical Caribbean Beach in Martinique Soak in the sun in colorful Marigot St Barts harbor view

Day 1 Fort-de-France | Embark

Located on the western coast of Martinique, Fort-de-France will amaze you by the splendor of its bay, a magnificent cut-out in the coastline, considered as one of the most beautiful in the world. At the harbor mouth, on its strip of land, fort Saint-Louis overlooks the capital city of Martinique. If you climb up to it, you can see some breath-taking views. Saint Louis Cathedral and the Schoelcher library bear witness to a secular history, intimately linked to the island’s story. Why not try some fresh coconut at the colorful Grand Marché. Two really pleasant places you can take a breather in, right in the heart of the city, are the garden of Balata and the Aimé Césaire park.

Day 2 South Friars Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 3 Marigot

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located on the west coast of the French side of Saint Martin, an island in the north-east of the Caribbean Sea, Marigot has stunning discoveries in store for you. Its streets are home to old Creole huts, the traditional dwellings in the 19th century, as well as a host of luxury boutiques and artist studios. Overlooking Marigot Bay and facing Anguilla, Fort Louis is an ideal spot from which to admire the Simpson Bay Lagoon and the surrounding small, lush mountains. For those who enjoy walking, taking a lovely stroll from the Fort Louis marina via the market is an opportunity to fully enjoy the easy way of life in this charming, picturesque town.

Day 4 Virgin Gorda

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Virgin Gorda is one of the British Virgin Islands archipelago’s largest islands. There, you will discover The Baths National Park and its well-renowned picture-postcard beaches. Gigantic volcanic boulders sit surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, creating spectacular geological formations. Indeed, over the years a network of basins, caves and natural pools has formed, resulting in a sublime aquatic maze in which it is enjoyable to lose oneself before heading to the stunning Devil’s Bay Beach. On the island’s south-eastern tip, Copper Mine National Park is still home to many ruins of an abandoned copper mine that looks out over the sea.

Day 5 Gustavia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Lovers of this island call it Saint-Barth. This French island in the Lesser Antilles was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. Ever since, this tiny mountainous volcanic gem with its unspoiled nature has been enchanting visitors. You will enjoy the beauty of its large paradisiacal beaches, plus the charm and refinement of its old wooden houses and its sumptuous colonial manors. 

Day 6 Barbuda

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 7 Basse-Terre

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 8 Portsmouth

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
With its mountainous terrain, vast tropical forest, hot springs, rivers, and spectacular waterfalls, Dominica is undoubtedly the wildest island in the Caribbean. Protected by several national parks, this little-known land, located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, between Guadeloupe and Martinique, will inspire adventure and exploration. During your port of call, do not miss out on discovering the enchanting landscapes of the Indian River: navigating through this dense mangrove, in which creepers, ferns, forest trees, and giant roots are interweaved, is a magical experience, a fascinating voyage into the heart of an almost mystical natural universe.

Day 9 Fort-de-France | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark after breakfast

Le Champlain

Per person starting at
$3,730
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Deluxe Stateroom
Area: 19 m². 4m² private balcony with French window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower.
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
Area: 19 m². 4m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower.
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
Area: 19 m². 4m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower.
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
Area: 19 m². 4m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower.
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Deluxe Suite
Area: 27 m². 6m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower. Up to 3 passengers per cabin.
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Prestige Suite Deck 5
Area: 38 m². 8m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower.
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Prestige Suite Deck 6
Area: 38 m². 8m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower.
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Privilege Suite
Area: 32 m². 8m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower. Up to 4 passengers per cabin.
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Grand Deluxe Suite
Area: 45 m². 30m² private balcony with sliding bay windows. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower + bathtub.
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Owner's Suite
Area: 45 m². 30m² private balcony with hot tub and sliding bay windows. King-size or twin beds and shower + bathtub.

Notes

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
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except for premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • 24h Room service (special selection)
  • English speaking lecturer 
  • 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
  • Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team 
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Complimentary boot rental on select cruises
Cruise fares do not include:
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned. Details are available upon request
  • Pre or post-cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions mentioned
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Gratuities to the onboard crew, local guides, and drivers
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
  • 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)
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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