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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Caribbean and Orinoco

Set sail on this luxury expedition cruise to enchanting Caribbean beaches and tropical rainforest, with Zodiac trips along the magical Orinoco river allowing up close encounters with endemic wildlife and local tribes

Cruise Only
12 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Martinique
  • St Lucia
  • Bequia
  • Tobago Cays
  • Grenada
  • Toucan

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday


Exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

Caribbean and Orinoco Special Offer

Discover a Caribbean paradise with visits to the islands of Martinique, St Lucia and Grenada, and enjoy outings in Zodiacs along the Orinoco river to meet local tribes.

Leaving from Martinique, head to beautiful Saint Lucia where you can see the Soufriere volcano and the two UNESCO-listed towering pitons which form the backdrop to the island. Discover the white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and tranquil lagoons of St Vincent and the Grenadines then spend the day on the spice island of Grenada.

Sail towards the Venezuelan coast to reach the magical Orinoco river where Zodiac trips with a team of experienced naturalist guides will take you into the heart of the tropical rainforest to meet the local Warao tribes and an incredible variety of wildlife including spider monkeys, caimans and river dolphins. Call at the picturesque colonial town of Paramaribo in Suriname then visit the Salvation Islands to see the former prisons which once held political prisoners and slaves.

CP740 Operated by Ponant Luxury and Expedition


Caribbean and Orinoco Itinerary

Day 1 - Fort-de-France (Martinique)

Embark Le Champlain in Fort-de-France.

Day 2 - Pigeon Point (St Lucia) - Soufriere

Discover the natural beauty of the tropical island of St Lucia on an optional excursion by catamaran. Swim in a tranquil bay, then board a coach in Soufriere for a trip to the famous Sulphur Springs and the recreated plantation at Morne Coubaril Estate. After a creole buffet lunch, visit the Botanical Gardens and Diamond Falls before returning to Le Champlain in Soufriere, famous for its towering volcanic spires.

Day 3 - Bequia (St Vincent)

Bequia is the second-largest of the 32 islands that make up the country of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Lively Port Elizabeth is the island's main town, and tropical rainforest and white-sand beaches provide a natural setting for tranquil walks.

Day 4 - Tobago Cays

The Tobago Cays are five small uninhabited islands with a colourful coral reef and a lagoon, perfect for diving, swimming and snorkelling.

Day 5 - Saint George's (Grenada)

The 'Spice Island' of Grenada has a mountainous interior covered in dense rainforest and tumbling waterfalls. Its elegant capital, Saint George’s, lies in a horseshoe-shaped harbour with pastel-coloured colonial buildings. Optional excursions include a trip into rural Grenada to see historic Fort Frederick, the gardens at Laura Lands and the secluded beach at La Sagesse; or a visit to a nutmeg cooperative, an ancient cocoa plantation and the Concord waterfalls.

Day 6 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Days 7-9 - Cruising the Orinoco river

Explore the unique Orinoco river, for unforgettable sailing surrounded by extremely dense vegetation. Look out for amazing wildlife including sloths, capuchin monkeys, tapirs, jaguars, Orinoco pink dolphins, toucans, hummingbirds and the anaconda, and enjoy special encounters with the native Warao tribes. An optional excursion features a coach trip to a zoological park for beautiful views of the Caroni River Falls, and the spectacular waterfalls at La Llovizna Park.

Day 10 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 11 - Paramaribo (Suriname)

Discover the picturesque colonial city of Paramaribo, its traditional market and its old churches. There is the opportunity to discover the magnificent Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, built entirely from wood, as well as the Hindu Temple and Fort Zeelandia.

Day 12 - Iles du Salut

Emperor Napoleon III sent prisoners from the French mainland to these three tiny islands, which were considered escape-proof. Today, the islands are a relaxing hideaway with several restored prison buildings and abundant wildlife including green-winged Ara macaws, capuchin monkeys and sea turtles.

Day 13 - Cayenne (French Guiana)

Disembark Le Champlain in Cayenne.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 12-night full board cruise on Le Champlain
  • Captain's welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, selection of wines served with meals
  • Open bar serving unlimited complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • French/English speaking guest speakers
  • Zodiac landings accompanied by an expedition team
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi on board

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights - please contact us for a quote
  • Port charges and taxes
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
Map for Caribbean and Orinoco