Between Martinique and Panama

24 February - 5 March 2019
Mundy Adventures

Duration

9 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

9 Ports

24 February

Setting sail from Colón

Situated at the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal, Colón takes its name from Christopher Columbus, known in Spanish as Cristóbal Colón, although it's hard to imagine the famous explorer would find much reason to linger here nowadays. Once a thriving port, the city is now in a state of seemingly terminal decline, its colonial architecture crumbling and the modern city beset by social problems. It's not somewhere you will want to hang around for long, and serves merely as a gateway to the Canal, which will carry you to much nicer places.

Our tip

The wildlife in the region is amazing, particularly the birds, so if you have the slightest interest then extend your stay in Panama.

25 February

Panama: San Blas Islands

26 February

Colombia: Cartagena

27 February

At sea

28 February

Curaçao: Willemstad

1-2 March

Venezuela: Los Roques

3 March

Grenada: St George's

4 March

Saint Lucia: Pigeon Island

4 March

Saint Lucia: Soufrière

5 March

Arriving in Fort-de-France

The volcanic French Caribbean island of Martinique is a land of contrasts, from the lush rainforests of the north to the busy streets of the capital, Fort-de-France. There are plenty of lovely beaches geared towards relaxation, and the French influence also means that the cuisine is a cut above the usual Caribbean fare.

For once-in-a-lifetime tailor-made itineraries, Mundy Adventures specialises in expedition cruises to some of the most wonderful places on earth; places often only accessible by water.

The Ship

Your home from home

Ponant - Le Champlain & Le Lapérouse
Ponant - Le Champlain, Le Lapérouse, Le Bougainville & Le Dumont d'Urville observation lounge
Ponant - Le Champlain, Le Lapérouse, Le Bougainville & Le Dumont d'Urville - Rear sun deck

Sleek and stylish, these wonderful small ships blend luxury and intimacy with a discreet elegance and tasteful décor.

What we love

Named after four of France's most famous explorers, Le Champlain, Le Lapérouse, Le Bougainville and Le Dumont d'Urville will offer exciting and adventurous itineraries in the utmost comfort. Technologically advanced, with the latest in environmentally friendly hardware, the new ships will embody Ponant's trademark élan and flair, with just 92 spacious rooms and suites, a stylish pool deck and an intimate, refined onboard ambience.

Capacity 184 Guests
Crew 110 Staff
Style Refined with a wonderful mix of a modern super yacht and nautical tradition, all with a French flair.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All soft drinks
  • Tea, coffee and pastries
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
  • Expedition by zodiac on selected sailings
Year Built 2018 (Le Champlain & Le Lapérouse) / 2019 (Le Bougainville & Le Dumont d'Urville)
Tonnage 10,000 grt
Length 430 feet
Breadth 59 feet
Cruising Speed 16 knots
More about Le Champlain

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Isla Palenque, Panama

Stay a little longer in Panama

It’s not in Colón, but if you want to extend your stay we propose Isla Palenque, off the Pacific coast of Panama – tricky to get to, but not to be missed.

Spider monkey in Panama

Explore the Panamian jungle

Take a canopy tour and swing between great trees, seeing the wildlife as you go. Watch out – it’s not for the faint-hearted!

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP