7-Night Trip on Le Ponant

Gliding the Waters of the Windward Islands

Cruise, Ocean cruise

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Le Ponant, the first Relais & Châteaux sailing yacht. The finest travel address on the waters of the world.

The Caribbean. The mere mention of this vast archipelago conjures images of waves dancing along the shoreline, lapping against long beaches lined with elegant palm trees. During this unforgettable 8-day cruise, spend your time contemplating and exploring aboard PONANT’s emblematic yacht.

You will move away from the shores of Guadeloupe and sail under wind power towards Dominica, the wildest and most mountainous island in the Lesser Antilles. In Portsmouth, in a local boat, you will go deep into the fascinating mangals of the Indian River edged with mangrove trees and populated with green herons, moorhens, pelicans and kingfishers. On the banks, you will meet the Kalinago people, one of the indigenous Caribbean peoples. The chief will welcome you into his village, tell you about the history of his people and invite you to taste their food.

In the muted décor of Le Ponant, each moment of your cruise is steeped in the peacefulness of the Caribbean. It is now time to set sail for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Carried by the wind dancing around the ship’s rigging, you will reach this strikingly beautiful archipelago. From island to island, savour the gentleness of the Creole way of life, admire the beauty of the sunsets, and explore the waters teeming with life.

Following a port of call on Bequia, where an indigenous fisherman is trying to save Hawksbill sea turtles from extinction, you have a very good chance of finding yourself face to face with one of these creatures in the warm and crystal-clear waters of Tobago Cays and Sandy Island. Thanks to the horseshoe-shaped coral reef connecting these four uninhabited islets, the Tobago Cays archipelago constitutes a real marine wildlife reserve that you can explore while swimming, diving or snorkelling. Back on your yacht, stretched out on the deck, barefoot and facing the wind, you will see the terns and pelicans flying in the azure-blue sky.

After sailing beneath the stars, the jagged silhouette of the pitons of Saint Lucia will appear on the horizon in the early morning light. Weather permitting, you will drop anchor and make the most of the rear deck to swim in this picture-postcard setting. In the evening, you will arrive in Les Anses-d’Arlet. With its colourful houses set on the beach, the tall brick-coloured church belltower standing out against a background of green mountains, and the pontoon jutting out over the sea, it is a perfect spot for admiring the sunset.

On Marie-Galante, the final port of call of your cruise, you will enjoy practically deserted beaches and be immersed in an authentic and agricultural atmosphere focused on growing sugar cane. After this crossing in the form of an ode to freedom, you will gently return to terra firma in Pointe-à-Pitre.

Interests
  • Luxury
7 Nights Starting At
Per Person + $390.00 taxes/fees
January 03, 2026 through January 10, 2026
Book by:
December 30, 2025 7:00 PM
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Inside Outside
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Itinerary Map
Itinerary Overview
Day 2
Portsmouth
Depart: 5:00 PM
Day 3
Arrive: 2:30 PM
Depart: 11:00 PM
Day 4
Arrive: 8:00 AM
Day 5
Sandy Island, Carriacou
Arrive: 8:45 AM
Depart: 4:00 PM
Day 6
Sailing By Les Pitons, Soufrière
Arrive: 7:30 AM
Depart: 9:00 AM
Day 6
Anses-D'arlet
Arrive: 2:00 PM
Depart: 10:00 PM
Day 7
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 7:30 PM
Day 8
Pointe-À-Pitre
Arrive: :30 AM
Day 2
Portsmouth
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 5:00 PM
Day 3
Arrive: 2:30 PM
Depart: 11:00 PM
Day 4
Arrive: 8:00 AM
Day 5
Sandy Island, Carriacou
Arrive: 8:45 AM
Depart: 4:00 PM
Day 6
Sailing By Les Pitons, Soufrière
Arrive: 7:30 AM
Depart: 9:00 AM
Day 2
Portsmouth
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 5:00 PM
Day 3
Port Elizabeth, Bequia Island
Arrive: 2:30 PM
Depart: 11:00 PM
Day 6
Anses-D'arlet
Arrive: 2:00 PM
Depart: 10:00 PM
Day 7
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 7:30 PM
Day 4
Arrive: 8:00 AM
Day 5
Sandy Island, Carriacou
Arrive: 8:45 AM
Depart: 4:00 PM
Day 8
Pointe-À-Pitre
Arrive: :30 AM
Day 6
Sailing By Les Pitons, Soufrière
Arrive: 7:30 AM
Depart: 9:00 AM
Day 6
Anses-D'arlet
Arrive: 2:00 PM
Depart: 10:00 PM
Day 7
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 7:30 PM
Day 8
Pointe-À-Pitre
Arrive: :30 AM
Day 2
Portsmouth
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 5:00 PM
Day 3
Arrive: 2:30 PM
Depart: 11:00 PM
Day 4
Arrive: 8:00 AM
Day 5
Sandy Island, Carriacou
Arrive: 8:45 AM
Depart: 4:00 PM
Day 6
Sailing By Les Pitons, Soufrière
Arrive: 7:30 AM
Depart: 9:00 AM
Day 1
Pointe-À-Pitre
Depart: 6:30 PM
Day 2
Portsmouth
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 5:00 PM
Day 2
Portsmouth
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 5:00 PM
Day 3
Arrive: 2:30 PM
Depart: 11:00 PM
Day 2
Portsmouth
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 5:00 PM
Day 6
Anses-D'arlet
Arrive: 2:00 PM
Depart: 10:00 PM
Day 3
Arrive: 2:30 PM
Depart: 11:00 PM
Day 4
Arrive: 8:00 AM
Day 7
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 7:30 PM
Day 3
Arrive: 2:30 PM
Depart: 11:00 PM
Day 4
Arrive: 8:00 AM
Day 5
Sandy Island, Carriacou
Arrive: 8:45 AM
Depart: 4:00 PM
Day 4
Arrive: 8:00 AM
Day 8
Pointe-À-Pitre
Arrive: :30 AM
Day 5
Sandy Island, Carriacou
Arrive: 8:45 AM
Depart: 4:00 PM
Day 6
Sailing By Les Pitons, Soufrière
Arrive: 7:30 AM
Depart: 9:00 AM
Day 5
Sandy Island, Carriacou
Arrive: 8:45 AM
Depart: 4:00 PM
Day 6
Sailing By Les Pitons, Soufrière
Arrive: 7:30 AM
Depart: 9:00 AM
Day 6
Sailing By Les Pitons, Soufrière
Arrive: 7:30 AM
Depart: 9:00 AM
Day 6
Anses-D'arlet
Arrive: 2:00 PM
Depart: 10:00 PM
Day 6
Anses-D'arlet
Arrive: 2:00 PM
Depart: 10:00 PM
Day 7
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 7:30 PM
Day 6
Anses-D'arlet
Arrive: 2:00 PM
Depart: 10:00 PM
Day 7
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 7:30 PM
Day 8
Pointe-À-Pitre
Arrive: :30 AM
Day 7
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 7:30 PM
Day 8
Pointe-À-Pitre
Arrive: :30 AM
Day 8
Pointe-À-Pitre
Arrive: :30 AM
Day 2
Portsmouth
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 5:00 PM
Day 3
Arrive: 2:30 PM
Depart: 11:00 PM
Day 2
Portsmouth
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 5:00 PM
Day 3
Arrive: 2:30 PM
Depart: 11:00 PM
Day 4
Arrive: 8:00 AM
Day 5
Sandy Island, Carriacou
Arrive: 8:45 AM
Depart: 4:00 PM
Day 4
Arrive: 8:00 AM
Day 5
Sandy Island, Carriacou
Arrive: 8:45 AM
Depart: 4:00 PM
Day 6
Sailing By Les Pitons, Soufrière
Arrive: 7:30 AM
Depart: 9:00 AM
Day 6
Sailing By Les Pitons, Soufrière
Arrive: 7:30 AM
Depart: 9:00 AM
Day 6
Anses-D'arlet
Arrive: 2:00 PM
Depart: 10:00 PM
Day 7
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 7:30 PM
Day 6
Anses-D'arlet
Arrive: 2:00 PM
Depart: 10:00 PM
Day 7
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 7:30 PM
Day 8
Pointe-À-Pitre
Arrive: :30 AM
Day 8
Pointe-À-Pitre
Arrive: :30 AM
Day 2
Portsmouth
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 5:00 PM
Day 3
Arrive: 2:30 PM
Depart: 11:00 PM
Day 4
Arrive: 8:00 AM
Day 5
Sandy Island, Carriacou
Arrive: 8:45 AM
Depart: 4:00 PM
Day 6
Sailing By Les Pitons, Soufrière
Arrive: 7:30 AM
Depart: 9:00 AM
Day 6
Anses-D'arlet
Arrive: 2:00 PM
Depart: 10:00 PM
Day 7
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 7:30 PM
Day 2
Portsmouth
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 5:00 PM
Day 3
Arrive: 2:30 PM
Depart: 11:00 PM
Day 8
Pointe-À-Pitre
Arrive: :30 AM
Day 4
Arrive: 8:00 AM
Day 5
Sandy Island, Carriacou
Arrive: 8:45 AM
Depart: 4:00 PM
Day 6
Sailing By Les Pitons, Soufrière
Arrive: 7:30 AM
Depart: 9:00 AM
Day 6
Anses-D'arlet
Arrive: 2:00 PM
Depart: 10:00 PM
Day 7
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 7:30 PM
Day 8
Pointe-À-Pitre
Arrive: :30 AM
Day 2
Portsmouth
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 5:00 PM
Day 3
Port Elizabeth, Bequia Island
Arrive: 2:30 PM
Depart: 11:00 PM
Day 4
Arrive: 8:00 AM
Day 5
Sandy Island, Carriacou
Arrive: 8:45 AM
Depart: 4:00 PM
Day 6
Sailing By Les Pitons, Soufrière
Arrive: 7:30 AM
Depart: 9:00 AM
Day 6
Anses-D'arlet
Arrive: 2:00 PM
Depart: 10:00 PM
Day 7
Arrive: 12:00 PM
Depart: 7:30 PM
Day 8
Pointe-À-Pitre
Arrive: :30 AM
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About Le Ponant

Ship Overview
Le Ponant

Le Ponant, the company's iconic three-master and the first sailing ship in the world to be awarded the Relais & Châteaux label in 2023, symbolises our commitment to a more sustainable form of travel.

This legendary yacht offers a uniquely exclusive voyage experience. An invitation to sail, revitalise oneself, share, contemplate and respect the world around us. An ode to freedom and the treasures of nature.

With its common areas open extensively to the horizon, you will have never felt such communion with the elements. With one crew member per passenger and just thirty-two guests on board, you will have never enjoyed so much attention. With navigation under sail the moment conditions allow, you will have never savoured each second that passes to such an extent.

Ship Details
Ship's Registry
France
Year Refurbished
2021
Ship Length
288 ft
Ship Beam
59 ft
Cruising Speed
10 knots
Gross Tonnage
1489
Total Capacity
32
Crew Size
32
Laundromats
Number of Decks
4
Deck Plan Details
Ship small image
Cabin Categories
MGP Marie Galante Premium $7,830.00 USD
MG Category MG $7,460.00 USD
Deck plans are not yet available
The World Leader of Luxury Expeditions

PONANT is the World Leader in Luxury Expeditions with ultra-modern, intimate ships, offering attentive service and well-designed itineraries that touch all corners of the globe. PONANT has been sailing the seas of the world for over 30 years. Every cruise is a blend of adventure, exploration, and discovery—all experienced in luxurious comfort, even in the heart of the most remote regions.

Each year PONANT offers more than 400 awe-inspiring cruises onboard its 12 luxury small ships, which are able to easily navigate small waterways and visit remote destinations not accessible by large cruise ships. From Zodiac® landings in Antarctica to hikes in the Arctic, from immersion in Japanese culture and revisiting classic Europe, to the natural beauty of the Seychelles, PONANT presents these destinations—over 450 ports on all seven continents—through a new lens.

Beyond Green

PONANT’s ships are not only the most elegant and most comfortable small vessels in the world today, they are also the most eco-friendly.

Each of PONANT's Sisterships, Explorer series, and Polar Expedition Yacht, Le Commandant Charcot, are certified “Clean Ships” by Bureau Veritas, one of the world’s foremost stewards of ecologically sound travel. These state-of-the-art systems and processes ensure that we can:

  • Cut carbon emissions by 40% with a silent electric propulsion system.
  • Keep in a fixed location on the seas without need of an anchor with a sophisticated GPS and propulsion system, called Dynamic Positioning.
  • Conserve, filter, treat, and recycle all water we use.
  • Treat wastewater with advanced filtration systems.
  • Sort, compact, and store all wastes aboard for recycling ashore.
  • Use CFR and LED lighting throughout ships, which uses just 10% of the electrical power of older systems.
  • Keep our distance from marine animals via advanced sonar that provides the bridge with rolling 3D views of the ocean floor, icebergs, and ice floes.
The World of Ponant

From the second you set foot onboard, as your senses ignite and your taste for adventure engages, the “PONANT Difference” is palpable: our expeditions focus outwards, to what is happening beyond the ship. Nature is our entertainer. Discovery is our purpose. While on expedition there is always a larger intention.

That is not to say your comfort aboard the ship is overlooked; quite the contrary. Each of our 12 small expedition ships features understated elegance on board, with French-inspired cuisine, fine wines, and chic design. We are proud to partner with Sothys, Veuve Clicquot, and Ducasse Conseil to bring the highest-quality spa treatments, champagne, and culinary delights to you no matter where in the world we are anchored. The ships also feature fabrics by Pierre Frey, beauty products from Hermès, macarons by Ladurée, and tea from Palais des Thés, rounding out your luxury onboard experience.

PONANT’s legacy of over 30 years of excellence at sea is inspiring new alliances as well. PONANT is proud to partner with Smithsonian Journeys, the travel program of the Smithsonian Institution, to offer a collection of unique travel experiences focused on culture, history, and the natural world. Each of these special cruises features Smithsonian Journeys Experts onboard, the secret ingredient that can create unforgettable travel experiences. Look for the PONANT | Smithsonian Journeys logo for these curated itineraries that celebrate our instinct to explore.

The Youngest Fleet Afloat

PONANT offers to you chic cruising without the crowds: experience the comfort of a private cruise onboard vessels of an intimate size, exclusive to between 64 to 264 guests.

Each of our cruise ships has elegant and uncluttered interiors, delight in the fun and casual elegance onboard without the formalities. Crew members, all versed in elegant discretion, will see to it that you enjoy a welcome that will make your cruise a unique experience. You will savor an exquisite dining with French and international cuisine, with complimentary wines included at lunch and dinner.

During your cruise aboard one of our ships, discover exceptional sites and come closed to landscapes so often inaccessible to large ships. Enjoy also seminars with international experts, passionate about their subjects, giving a further dimension to the sights you see.

PONANT offers to you an alternative to many other traditional cruise lines: discover the world with French chic and elegance.

Ship Overview
Ship Overview
Le Ponant

Le Ponant, the company's iconic three-master and the first sailing ship in the world to be awarded the Relais & Châteaux label in 2023, symbolises our commitment to a more sustainable form of travel.

This legendary yacht offers a uniquely exclusive voyage experience. An invitation to sail, revitalise oneself, share, contemplate and respect the world around us. An ode to freedom and the treasures of nature.

With its common areas open extensively to the horizon, you will have never felt such communion with the elements. With one crew member per passenger and just thirty-two guests on board, you will have never enjoyed so much attention. With navigation under sail the moment conditions allow, you will have never savoured each second that passes to such an extent.

Ship Details
Ship's Registry
France
Year Refurbished
2021
Ship Length
288 ft
Ship Beam
59 ft
Cruising Speed
10 knots
Gross Tonnage
1489
Total Capacity
32
Crew Size
32
Laundromats
Number of Decks
4
Deck Plan Details
Ship small image
Cabin Categories
MGP Marie Galante Premium $7,830.00 USD
MG Category MG $7,460.00 USD
Deck plans are not yet available

PONANT is the World Leader in Luxury Expeditions with ultra-modern, intimate ships, offering attentive service and well-designed itineraries that touch all corners of the globe. PONANT has been sailing the seas of the world for over 30 years. Every cruise is a blend of adventure, exploration, and discovery—all experienced in luxurious comfort, even in the heart of the most remote regions.

Each year PONANT offers more than 400 awe-inspiring cruises onboard its 12 luxury small ships, which are able to easily navigate small waterways and visit remote destinations not accessible by large cruise ships. From Zodiac® landings in Antarctica to hikes in the Arctic, from immersion in Japanese culture and revisiting classic Europe, to the natural beauty of the Seychelles, PONANT presents these destinations—over 450 ports on all seven continents—through a new lens.

PONANT’s ships are not only the most elegant and most comfortable small vessels in the world today, they are also the most eco-friendly.

Each of PONANT's Sisterships, Explorer series, and Polar Expedition Yacht, Le Commandant Charcot, are certified “Clean Ships” by Bureau Veritas, one of the world’s foremost stewards of ecologically sound travel. These state-of-the-art systems and processes ensure that we can:

  • Cut carbon emissions by 40% with a silent electric propulsion system.
  • Keep in a fixed location on the seas without need of an anchor with a sophisticated GPS and propulsion system, called Dynamic Positioning.
  • Conserve, filter, treat, and recycle all water we use.
  • Treat wastewater with advanced filtration systems.
  • Sort, compact, and store all wastes aboard for recycling ashore.
  • Use CFR and LED lighting throughout ships, which uses just 10% of the electrical power of older systems.
  • Keep our distance from marine animals via advanced sonar that provides the bridge with rolling 3D views of the ocean floor, icebergs, and ice floes.

From the second you set foot onboard, as your senses ignite and your taste for adventure engages, the “PONANT Difference” is palpable: our expeditions focus outwards, to what is happening beyond the ship. Nature is our entertainer. Discovery is our purpose. While on expedition there is always a larger intention.

That is not to say your comfort aboard the ship is overlooked; quite the contrary. Each of our 12 small expedition ships features understated elegance on board, with French-inspired cuisine, fine wines, and chic design. We are proud to partner with Sothys, Veuve Clicquot, and Ducasse Conseil to bring the highest-quality spa treatments, champagne, and culinary delights to you no matter where in the world we are anchored. The ships also feature fabrics by Pierre Frey, beauty products from Hermès, macarons by Ladurée, and tea from Palais des Thés, rounding out your luxury onboard experience.

PONANT’s legacy of over 30 years of excellence at sea is inspiring new alliances as well. PONANT is proud to partner with Smithsonian Journeys, the travel program of the Smithsonian Institution, to offer a collection of unique travel experiences focused on culture, history, and the natural world. Each of these special cruises features Smithsonian Journeys Experts onboard, the secret ingredient that can create unforgettable travel experiences. Look for the PONANT | Smithsonian Journeys logo for these curated itineraries that celebrate our instinct to explore.

PONANT offers to you chic cruising without the crowds: experience the comfort of a private cruise onboard vessels of an intimate size, exclusive to between 64 to 264 guests.

Each of our cruise ships has elegant and uncluttered interiors, delight in the fun and casual elegance onboard without the formalities. Crew members, all versed in elegant discretion, will see to it that you enjoy a welcome that will make your cruise a unique experience. You will savor an exquisite dining with French and international cuisine, with complimentary wines included at lunch and dinner.

During your cruise aboard one of our ships, discover exceptional sites and come closed to landscapes so often inaccessible to large ships. Enjoy also seminars with international experts, passionate about their subjects, giving a further dimension to the sights you see.

PONANT offers to you an alternative to many other traditional cruise lines: discover the world with French chic and elegance.

About Ponant
Ponant logo

PONANT is the World Leader in Luxury Expeditions with ultra-modern, intimate ships, offering attentive service and well-designed itineraries that touch all corners of the globe. Every cruise is a blend of adventure, exploration, and discovery—all experienced in luxurious comfort, even in the heart of extreme landscapes.


Why cruise with PONANT?

• 12 luxury small ships, able to easily navigate small waterways and visit remote destinations not accessible by large cruise ships.

Le Commandant Charcot, the world’s first luxury hybrid-electric polar exploration yacht, sails further into the polar regions (including the Geographic North Pole).

• The youngest expedition fleet afloat.

• The leader in luxury polar expeditions for over 20 years and cultural cruising for over 30 years.

• Over 400 awe-inspiring cruises, calling at over 450 ports on all seven continents.

• Experts on board our voyages of discovery and learning to enrich guests’ understanding of the destinations.

• An exclusive partnership with Smithsonian Journeys, the the travel program of the Smithsonian Institution.

• Understated elegance on board with French-inspired cuisine, fine wines, and chic design.

• Proud to partner with Sothys, Veuve Clicquot, and Ducasse Conseil. Ships feature fabrics by Pierre Frey, beauty products from Hermès, macarons by Ladurée, and tea from Palais des Thés.

• 100% of our staterooms have a sea view and 95% have a balcony (100% on the PONANT EXPLORERS).

• Attentive yet discreet service from an experienced, multilingual onboard staff and crew.

• Open bridge access (requires approval from Captain).

• “Clean Ship” certification for the fleet in recognition of their eco-friendly features.

• All-inclusive pricing with open bar, gratuities, port fees, and taxes (including Zodiac explorations/landings on expeditions).

• The world’s first underwater passenger lounge, the Blue Eye, featured exclusively on the PONANT EXPLORER ships.



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About Ponant

PONANT is the World Leader in Luxury Expeditions with ultra-modern, intimate ships, offering attentive service and well-designed itineraries that touch all corners of the globe. Every cruise is a blend of adventure, exploration, and discovery—all experienced in luxurious comfort, even in the heart of extreme landscapes.


Why cruise with PONANT?

• 12 luxury small ships, able to easily navigate small waterways and visit remote destinations not accessible by large cruise ships.

Le Commandant Charcot, the world’s first luxury hybrid-electric polar exploration yacht, sails further into the polar regions (including the Geographic North Pole).

• The youngest expedition fleet afloat.

• The leader in luxury polar expeditions for over 20 years and cultural cruising for over 30 years.

• Over 400 awe-inspiring cruises, calling at over 450 ports on all seven continents.

• Experts on board our voyages of discovery and learning to enrich guests’ understanding of the destinations.

• An exclusive partnership with Smithsonian Journeys, the the travel program of the Smithsonian Institution.

• Understated elegance on board with French-inspired cuisine, fine wines, and chic design.

• Proud to partner with Sothys, Veuve Clicquot, and Ducasse Conseil. Ships feature fabrics by Pierre Frey, beauty products from Hermès, macarons by Ladurée, and tea from Palais des Thés.

• 100% of our staterooms have a sea view and 95% have a balcony (100% on the PONANT EXPLORERS).

• Attentive yet discreet service from an experienced, multilingual onboard staff and crew.

• Open bridge access (requires approval from Captain).

• “Clean Ship” certification for the fleet in recognition of their eco-friendly features.

• All-inclusive pricing with open bar, gratuities, port fees, and taxes (including Zodiac explorations/landings on expeditions).

• The world’s first underwater passenger lounge, the Blue Eye, featured exclusively on the PONANT EXPLORER ships.



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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.