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Macaws in the Amazon

Caribbean & Amazonia

Fort-de-France to Cayenne - Example 13 Day Cruise aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
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Sail from Fort-de-France to Cayenne. Leaving from Martinique, head in the direction of the idyllic beaches of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, renowned for the richness of their underwater world. In a setting of white sand. Then chart a course towards the picturesque town of Paramaribo in Surinam. Sail to the beautiful city of Belém, where you will be captivated by the huge open-air market and the walls of Forte do Presépio. Later, leave the earth-colored waters of the Amazon to join the Atlantic Ocean and make your way to the Salvation Islands. This will be the occasion to visit the former prisons which once held political prisoners and slaves, deep in the lush vegetation before disembarking in Cayenne, in French Guiana.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Fort-de-France | Embark
Day 2 : Mayreau Island
Day 3 : At Sea
Day 4 : Paramaribo
Days 5-6 : At Sea
Day 7 : Aquiqui, Amazonia
Day 8 : Abacate, Strait of Breves
Days 9-10 : Belém, Amazonia
Day 11 : At Sea
Day 12 : Salvation Islands
Day 13 : Cayenne | Disembark

Highlights

  • Cruise between the Caribbean and Amazonia
  • View exceptional underwater life in the Grenadines, between coral and multicolour fish
  • Sail along fabulous straits, meanders and river arms
  • Explore the great city of Bélem, its market and its fort

Ship

Le Dumont-d'Urville

Places Visited

  • Amazon
  • Brazil
  • Caribbean
  • South America
  • Aquiqui
  • Belem
  • Breves
  • Cayenne
  • Fort de France
  • French Guiana
  • Grenadines
  • Leeward Islands
  • Lesser Antilles
  • Martinique
  • Mayreau
  • Para
  • Paramaribo
  • Salvation Islands
  • St. Vincent des Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Virgin Islands
  • Windward Islands

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Macaws in the Amazon Dock going out into the crystal blue ocean Caribbean Monkey business in Coca Unspoiled beaches and pristine coves in the Caribbean

Day 1 Fort-de-France | Embark

  • 1 Dinner
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.

Embark on the ship at Fort-de-France.

Day 2 Mayreau Island

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Among the string of paradisiac islands with their white sandy beaches that form Saint Vincent and the Grenadines archipelago, Mayreau is the smallest. Its peaceful and idyllic atmosphere, far from the madding crowd, invites you to relax. On shore, make the most of a shaded and fully equipped beach, from where you’ll be able to set off snorkeling to explore superb coral gardens overflowing with life and color.

Day 3 At Sea

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 4 Paramaribo

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The many facets of Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname, a small South-American country nestling between French Guiana and Guyana, will undoubtedly surprise you and fill you with wonder. This former colonial town was established by the Dutch in the 17th century. The historic city is home to many buildings made of wood and red bricks: a simple architecture that has been enriched over the centuries under the influence of the growing ethnic diversity of the population. Be sure to visit Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral and the presidential palace in the historic inner city, now on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Day 5-6 At Sea

  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 7 Aquiqui, Amazonia

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Aquiqui River is one of the many tributaries of the Amazon River and offers the opportunity to admire an impressive forest gallery. A veritable ecological corridor, this natural area with its dense and luxuriant vegetation is home to a rich and varied fauna, notably including many aquatic birds. If the water is high enough, you will be able to explore the branches of the river abroad your Zodiac dinghy. And maybe you will be lucky enough to observe the cocoi herons, roadside hawks and anhingas, as well as monkey squirrels and iguanas. 

Day 8 Abacate, Strait of Breves

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Through the “green corridor” of the Strait of Breves, discover the banks of the Amazon and their many treasures: lush vegetation, fascinating wildlife, villages built on piles, wooden canoes navigating between houses… You will notably discover Abacate, a typical village of the Amazonian shores.

Day 9-10 Belém, Amazonia

  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
The historical city of Belém stretches along the Bay of Guajar on the Amazon Delta, at the northernmost tip of Brazil. Its lively waterfront is home to the century-old Ver-o-Peso market and its iconic turreted iron structure, the Mercado de Ferro. Nearby, mango tree-shaded streets lead to the neoclassic Da Paz Theatre, the Baroque cathedral of Sé and Presépio Fort, whose battlements look out over the old town and the bay. The Bosque Rodrigues-Alves Botanical Garden is a fascinating mini Amazonian forest in the middle of the city that was established in the 19th-century.

Day 11 At Sea

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 12 Salvation Islands

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Lying off the coast of Kourou, an essential element of any trip to Guiana, the Islands of Salvation were known as the "Islands of the Devil" because of the strong sea currents that made access to them perilous. Once infamous for being the site of a jail with very harsh conditions of detention, where Alfred Dreyfus was exiled, today they are a peaceful place where coconut palms cast shade over the crystal-clear waters. During your cruise, we invite you to make a timeless journey to visit the many remains of the prison that are still visible, including cells and the abandoned hospital.

Day 13 Cayenne | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Capital of French Guyana located more than 7,000 km from the French mainland, Cayenne offers a harmonious ensemble of monuments, beaches and old creole houses on the eastern side of the South American continent. Between history and modernity, the city is marked by the presence of the former prisons, the vestiges of which can be seen on the Salvation Islands. This port of call will allow you to visit two museums, the Musée local de la Guyana and the Musée des cultures guyanaises, and learn more about the historic and cultural interests of the region. The Place des Palmistes, with its three soaring Guisanbourg palm trees, is the main square in Cayenne It provides the setting for a variety of events throughout the year.

After breakfast aboard the ship, disembark at Cayenne.

Le Dumont-d'Urville

Per person starting at
$7,460
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
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Prestige Suite Deck 6
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Area: 32 m² Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin 8m² private balcony; King-size bed or twin beds
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Area: 45 m² Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin 30m² private balcony; King-size bed or twin beds
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Owner's Suite
Area: 45 m² Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin 30m² private balcony; King-size bed or twin beds

Notes

*Rates are capacity controlled and are 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
  • Gratuities to on board crew, local guides and drivers
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • 24 hour 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
  • Free and unlimited Wi-Fi (Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or other circumstances beyond our control).
Cruise fares do not include:
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
  • Pre or post cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions mentioned
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • 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)
Please note:

Subject to weather and river conditions. The expedition highlights, encounters with the wildlife and itineraries described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.
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