Cuba and Pearls of the Caribbean

6 December - 16 December 2018


10 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


8 Ports


Le Ponant of Ponant

6 December

Setting sail from Philipsburg

Philipsburg is the gateway to an intriguing little Caribbean island with a dual personality: the Dutch side, St. Maarten, is the livelier of the two, with shopping malls, casinos and more of a nightlife scene, while French-speaking St. Martin is a more refined (and more expensive) affair, with a laid-back, continental air and a host of exclusive resorts and restaurants. Travelling between the two halves of the island is hassle-free, and both sides boast beautiful beaches, friendly locals and pleasant little towns and villages.

Our tip

For a change of pace, go to Loterie Farm at the foot of Pic Paradis, the highest point on Saint Martin, where you can cool off, see the wildlife and rent a cabana for a day of swimming in the cascades.

7 December

British Virgin Islands: Virgin Gorda

8 December

British Virgin Islands: Jost Van Dyke

9 December

At sea

10 December

Dominican Republic: Samaná

10-11 December

Dominican Republic: Cayo Levantado, Puerto Plata

12 December

At sea

13 December

Cuba: Antilla

14 December

At sea

15-16 December

Arriving in Havana

The crumbling colonial mansions, the classic American cars, the cigars, the music drifting through the air… There's nowhere quite like Havana, and while it's true that things are changing, this isn't always a bad thing; the culinary scene has improved immeasurably in recent years with the rise of 'paladares' (small, privately owned restaurants), and trendy new bars are popping up all over the place. Discover more about Cuba's recent past at the Museum of the Revolution, take a stroll along the seafront Malecón promenade, or enjoy a mojito at a rooftop bar overlooking this wonderful city.

The Ship

Your home from home

Le Ponant ariel view
Le Ponant cabin
Le Ponant sunset in the Maldives

A beautiful 3 mast sailing yacht that which is home to just a handful of guests and travels the world’s best sailing harbours.

What we love

Ponant's most intimate ship came into service over 20 years ago but is still much loved today. Ultra sleek in its design the modern staterooms all have port hole windows but the delight of this vessel is the al fresco nature of the public spaces with a large sundeck, outdoor restaurant and swimming marina so you you'll always feel connected to the sea.

Capacity 64 Guests
Crew 32 Staff
Style Refined with a wonderful mix of a modern super yacht and nautical tradition all with a French flair.
  • All meals in all venues
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All soft drinks
  • Tea, coffee and pastries
  • All onboard entertainment
More about Le Ponant

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Le Petit Hotel, Saint Martin

Where to stay in Saint Martin

Le Petit Hotel in Grand Case is such a fantastic choice – right on the beach, and great value.

Little Bay, St Maarten

What to do in Saint Martin

There are some amazing hikes on the island, so if you feel up to it, hire a guide to take you on one of the trails.

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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