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The Essential Of The Caribbean

Departure: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Nights: 12 nights
Departs: Martinique
Returns: Martinique
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Duration
12
Nights
Days at Sea
1
Sea Days
Ports
12
Ports
Countries Visted
9
Countries
  • Itinerary

    The Essential Of The Caribbean

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Martinique, Martinique Embark 8:00 PM
    View of Martinique, Martinique

    Martinique is a Caribbean island that is an overseas department of France. It truly is a ‘little bit of France’, and visitors quickly become aware that very little English is spoken. On the other hand, it is intriguing in that it is one of the few islands where the lush countryside reflects the growth of sugar cane and bananas. The island also has contemporary appeal, as it offers elegant restaurants and chic boutiques in the Galleria shopping mall. Read more about Martinique, Martinique

    2 Wednesday, February 2, 2022 St John's, Antigua and Barbuda 12:30 PM 7:00 PM
    View of St John's, Antigua and Barbuda

    St John’s, the capital of the nation of Antigua and Barbuda (two islands) in the Caribbean, sits on the NW coast of the tropical island of Antigua that is home to magnificent beaches. St John's was hit significantly by Hurricane Irma (Sep 2017) but tourist infrastructure remained intact. St John’s reflects its British heritage with such edifices as Fort Barrington overlooking the shoreline, and 17th C Fort James. The national sport of cricket (think Sir Vivian Richards, Anderson "Andy" Roberts, and Richard "Richie" Richardson) highlights its predominantly British culture. Read more about St John's, Antigua and Barbuda

    3 Thursday, February 3, 2022 Jost Van Dyke
    4 Friday, February 4, 2022 Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands (British) 11:00 AM 10:00 PM
    View of Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands (British)

    Virgin Gorda (‘Fat Virgin’) is the third largest and the second most populated of the British Virgin Islands. The main business centre is Spanish Town, to the SW of this elongated island. Ships tender to port. The European discoverer of the islands was Columbus who, it is claimed, gave the name ‘Fat Virgin’ as the profile of the island looked like a woman lying on her side. Read more about Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands (British)

    5 Saturday, February 5, 2022 St Bart's, Guadeloupe 8:00 AM 6:30 PM
    View of St Bart's, Guadeloupe

    Saint-Barthelemy (St Bart’s) is a French island located in the Caribbean among the Leeward Islands. St Bart’s has long been considered a playground of the rich and famous, and is known for its beautiful pristine world class beaches, gourmet dining in chic restaurants, and duty free high-end designer shopping. Two interesting fact are: firstly, that the population is nearly entirely of European ancestry, and secondly that the island - consisting principally cliffs and hills - has no rivers or springs. Another notable feature is that, as according to law no building can be taller than a palm tree, there is a complete absence of high rises and massive resorts. Read more about St Bart's, Guadeloupe

    6 Sunday, February 6, 2022 Portsmouth, Great Britain 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Portsmouth, Great Britain

    The great waterfront city of Portsmouth is located on Portsea Island on the southern coast of England. It is the UK's only island city. Fast becoming Britain’s favourite waterfront destination, it has an irresistible mix of history and heritage, shopping, lively arts as well as great restaurants and bars. A significant naval port for centuries, Portsmouth is home to the world's oldest dry dock still in use. Read more about Portsmouth, Great Britain

    7 Monday, February 7, 2022 Les Saintes, Guadeloupe 8:00 AM 6:30 PM
    View of Les Saintes, Guadeloupe

    Îles des Saintes is an archipelago in the French Antilles, a dependency of Guadeloupe, which in turn is an overseas department of France. The large island of Guadeloupe lies 12km to the north. Les Saintes consists of two very mountainous volcanic inhabited islands, Terre-de-Haut Island and Terre-de-Bas Island, with seven other uninhabited islets. Christopher Columbus discovered and named the archipelago in 1493. Read more about Les Saintes, Guadeloupe

    8 Tuesday, February 8, 2022 Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 9:30 AM 10:30 PM
    View of Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a country of 32 beautiful Caribbean islands in the idyllic Caribbean, stretching south from Saint Vincent Island to Grenada. Proud of its French and British colonial history, it is now part of the Commonwealth of Nations and the Caribbean Community of 15 nations. Bequia (pronounced "Beck-way”) is blessed with white sandy beaches, coral reefs, and friendly people. Port Elizabeth is a bustling yachting town. Read more about Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    9 Wednesday, February 9, 2022 St George's, Grenada 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of St George's, Grenada

    St. George's is the capital of Grenada, British West Indies. The city surrounds a horseshoe-shaped harbour, and is an attractive colonial-era town with a distinctly Mediterranean feel that appears to spill down the hill side. When a ship arrives at the new docks, the town explodes into a frenzy of activity, market stalls open up on shore, restaurants and bars fill up, and street vendors as well as local guides come out in force. Read more about St George's, Grenada

    10 Thursday, February 10, 2022 Mayreau, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Mayreau, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    Mayreau is the smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines, in the far SE of the Caribbean Sea. It has a population of about 300, centred at the Old Wall village, with its small school, a telecommunications building, and the Mayreau Catholic Church located on a hilltop in the SW of the island. With its picture-postcard beaches, it truly is a secret treasure of peace and tranquillity. Imagine calm waters and powder white sand, vendors selling souvenirs and drinks, the Bay Club restaurant and bar with great food and cocktails, and you have it all at Saltwhistle Bay - just one of the many beaches. Read more about Mayreau, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    11 Friday, February 11, 2022 Tobago Cays, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
    12 Saturday, February 12, 2022 Pigeon Island, Saint Lucia 7:15 AM 12:30 PM
    View of Pigeon Island, Saint Lucia

    Pigeon Island is a 40 acre islet with artificial causeway built in 1972 joining it to Gros Islet commune, on the northern tip of the island-country of Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia is part of the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The island as a whole has switched hands between the British and French throughout its existence. Pigeon Island is volcanic with two hills, with a humid tropical climate. Read more about Pigeon Island, Saint Lucia

    12 Saturday, February 12, 2022 Soufrière, Saint Lucia 3:00 PM 10:00 PM
    View of Soufrière, Saint Lucia

    Soufrière is a town on the SW coast of the British colonial island of Saint Lucia, in the West Indies. Soufrière's backdrop of the Pitons – a World Heritage Site comprising two giant volcanic plugs, the sea and inland rainforest provide a picture-perfect setting for a visit to this laid-back and relatively undeveloped town. Considering that its name is French for "sulfur," it should be no surprise to discover the wealth of hot springs and mineral baths. Added to this are the nearby black sand beaches of Anse Chastanet to the north and Malgretout to the south. Read more about Soufrière, Saint Lucia

    13 Sunday, February 13, 2022 Martinique, Martinique 5:00 AM Disembark
    View of Martinique, Martinique

    Martinique is a Caribbean island that is an overseas department of France. It truly is a ‘little bit of France’, and visitors quickly become aware that very little English is spoken. On the other hand, it is intriguing in that it is one of the few islands where the lush countryside reflects the growth of sugar cane and bananas. The island also has contemporary appeal, as it offers elegant restaurants and chic boutiques in the Galleria shopping mall. Read more about Martinique, Martinique

  • Ship

    Le Dumont-D'Urville Overview

    Le Dumont-D'Urville

    Le Dumont-D’Urville set sail under the French flag in June 2019. Named after famous French explorers, these sleek five-star luxury vessels will have the finest equipment for safety and stability.

  • Cabins

    Le Dumont-D'Urville Cabins

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    Inside

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    Cabin Types

    SP3

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    Balcony

    Balcony

    Balcony on the Le Dumont-D'Urville

    Cabin Types

    PR6, PR5, PR4, DEL

    Average Cabin Size – 19.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Area: 19 m². Capacity: 2 passengers per cabin depending on cabin type. Balcony size: 4 m². Cabin features: Individually-controlled air-conditioning. King-size bed or twin beds. Shower. Minibar. Flat screen. Satellite TV. Desk with stationery. Ipod(TM) players. Video on demand. Safe. Hairdryer. Bath robes. Satellite direct line telephone. 110/220 volts outlet. French bath products. 24hr room service. Internet access wifi (fee may apply).

    Deluxe Suite

    Deluxe Suite

    Deluxe Suite on the Le Dumont-D'Urville

    Cabin Types

    PS6, PS5, GD6, GD5, DS6, DS5, DS4, DS3

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    Area: 32-38 m². Capacity: 2-4 passengers per cabin depending on cabin type. Balcony size: 8 m². Cabin features: Individually-controlled air-conditioning. King-size bed or twin beds. Shower. Minibar. Flat screen. Satellite TV. Desk with stationery. Ipod(TM) players. Video on demand. Safe. Hairdryer. Bath robes. Satellite direct line telephone. 110/220 volts outlet. French bath products. 24hr room service. Internet access wifi (fee may apply).

    Privilege Suite

    Privilege Suite

    Privilege Suite  on the Le Dumont-D'Urville

    Cabin Types

    SA, PV6, PV5

    Average Cabin Size – 45.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 30.0 m2

    Area: 45 m². Capacity: 2-4 passengers per cabin depending on cabin type. Balcony size: 30 m². Cabin features: Individually-controlled air-conditioning. King-size bed or twin beds. Shower. Minibar. Flat screen. Satellite TV. Desk with stationery. Ipod(TM) players. Video on demand. Safe. Hairdryer. Bath robes. Satellite direct line telephone. 110/220 volts outlet. French bath products. 24hr room service. Internet access wifi (fee may apply).

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