Golf and Pro-Am in the Caribbean
* Subject to availability.
- A cruise in partnership with Figaro Golf, in the presence of Bernard Pascassio and renowned professional players.
- A 100%-golf cruise, in the Caribbean sunshine.
- There are two options for playing: a Pro-Am tournament package with 5 rounds, or a recreational package on 5 courses with 2 optional tournaments (1 scramble and 1 stableford).
- The golf optional packages “Pro-Am” and “Leisure Golf” give you access to world-renowned golf courses: Apes Hill (Barbados), Royal WestMoreland (Barbados), Canouan (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), Blue Bay (Curaçao) et Old Quarry (Curaçao).
- Return transfers to golf courses, handling of clubs and bags at each call, supervision by a Sports Coach.
- A programme of quality excursions for non-golfers.
Roundtrip flight included
- Staterooms & Suites
- LE CHAMPLAIN
- Port of call & excursions
- Cruise Package
- Pre/Post & Overlands
Staterooms & Suites
There are no staterooms available for booking. Please contact our cruise advisors.
Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.
As the second ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Champlain will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.
Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.
Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.
Port of call & excursions
Fort-de-FranceEmbarkation 04/01/2019 from 17H00 to 18H00 . Departure 04/01/2019 at 19H45 .
Located on the western coast of Martinique, Fort-de-France will amaze you by the splendour of its bay, a magnificent cut-out in the coastline, considered as one of the most beautiful in the world. At the harbour mouth, on its strip of land, fort Saint-Louis overlooks the capital city of Martinique. If you climb up to it, you can see some breath-taking views. Saint Louis Cathedral and the Schoelcher library bear witness to a secular history, intimately linked to the island’s story. Why not try some fresh coconut at the colourful Grand Marché. Two really pleasant places you can take a breather in, right in the heart of the city, are the garden of Balata and the Aimé Césaire park.
5 January 2019▸6 January 2019 – BridgetownArrival 05/01/2019 early morning. Departure 06/01/2019 early evening.
Bridgetown, the bustling capital of Barbados, is located on the island's south-west coast. Its historic quarters are UNESCO World Heritage sites and contain prime examples of British colonial architecture, which you will see between the postcard-perfect fishing harbour and St Ann's Fort. Streets shaded by palms and flamboyant trees lead you to the Anglican cathedral church of St Michael, built from coral stone, the Barbados Museum and George Washington House, a Georgian-style mansion. There'll be plenty of time to relax on the Caribbean beaches of Carlisle Bay, a few paces from the old town centre.
7 January 2019 – Canouan IslandArrival 07/01/2019 at night. Departure 07/01/2019 early evening.
Discover Canouan, a tiny island renowned for the spectacular coral reef that lies along its Atlantic coast. Originally named “Hairoun” this small parcel of land, was initially inhabited by Carib Indians, while Christopher Columbus was the first European to set foot on it.
8 January 2019 – At seaArrival 08/01/2019. Departure 08/01/2019.
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.
9 January 2019▸10 January 2019 – WillemstadArrival 09/01/2019 at night. Departure 10/01/2019 late afternoon.
The capital of Curaçao stretches along the edge of St Ann's Bay on the island's south-west coast, and its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. A profusion of colour awaits you on the Handelskade quays, where it's a pleasure to stroll alongside the merchants' houses whose rainbow façades characterise Dutch colonial architecture. A few paces from here is the Floating Market, a true feast for the eyes and tastebuds. You can also visit Fort Rif and the Maritime Museum, or, in the quieter streets of Otrobanda, you'll enjoy browsing the craft shops and old-time bars at your own leisurely pace.
11 January 2019 – At seaArrival 11/01/2019. Departure 11/01/2019.
12 January 2019 – CartagenaArrival 12/01/2019 early morning. Departure 12/01/2019 midday.
A splendid harbour city in the north of Columbia, a source of inspiration for the Columbian writer Gabriel García Márquez, Cartagena will win you over with its well-preserved colonial architecture, and warm friendly atmosphere. You can visit the sumptuous UNESCO World Heritage fortified historical centre whose churches and houses have magnificent multi-coloured façades. A witness of Spanish domination, the San Felipe de Barajas fortress stands on top of a hill from where you can admire views over the whole city. The Las Bóvedas neighbourhood will charm you with its arcades, used as prison cells during the 19th century civil wars.
ColónDisembarkation 13/01/2019 at 09H45 .
Colón is the second largest city in Panama, at the Caribbean entrance of the Panama Canal. Colón is today an important port, and the free trade zone created in 1953 contributed greatly to the development of the city. Colón was founded in 1850 by Americans working on the Panama railroad connecting the Atlantic and Pacific coasts through the isthmus of Panama; the city rapidly overshadowed the older Caribbean ports of Panama when the canal opened.
The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.
Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.
Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.
Cruise towards exceptional destinations in the intimate setting of our luxurious ships. Combine the joys of cruising with the pleasure of practising your swing during our golf cruises!
The blue of the ocean and the green of the golf courses are juxtaposed to bring you the unique experience of a Golf cruise. Set a course for prestigious addresses and enjoy the incomparable beauty of the greens and the surrounding landscapes.
During our golf cruises to the Caribbean, you’ll be able to enjoy the stimulating golfing environment of various carefully selected sites. The Nevis Golf Course, the Cuisinart Golf Club Anguilla and the St. Lucia Golf & Country Club are just a few examples of top-notch courses combining natural aquatic obstacles and breathtaking panoramas.
The Mediterranean golf courses also boast stunning views over the sea. These include the Sperone Golf Club, the Piombino Golf Course, the Donnafugata Golf Resort and the Pevero Golf Club, one of the most remarkable courses in Europe.
To ensure that the experience is as enjoyable as possible, passengers receive the assistance necessary so they can give their full attention to their game. The golf courses we visit place carts and buggies at our disposal.
At each port of call on this themed cruise, golfers are eligible for a return transfer to the courses and their bags are fully taken care of. A sports coach is also present throughout the cruise to give advice and have a friendly chat.
Flights Paris/Paris + transfers + Figaro activities programme (optional golf packages)
For your serenity, PONANT selects a flight for your trip and provides transfers and visits. This package is included in your cruise fare.
For full details about this golf cruise and to proceed with the booking, please contact our travel agents or your cruise advisor by phone.
Embarkation Day - Paris/Fort-de-France
Flight Paris/Fort-de-France selected by PONANT.
Approximate flight duration: 9 hours.
Meet and greet at airport (English-speaking assistance).
Transfer to the pier for embarkation.
– Cruise on board your ship and golf days depending on selected play options (“Pre/post & overlands” tab with extra cost) –
In Cartagena, one excursion is included (found under “Port of call & excursions” tab).
Disembarkation Day – Colon/Panama City/Paris
After disembarkation procedures are completed, you will be greeted at the port by our local representative. You will depart by coach for a sightseeing tour of Panama City.
You will be taken first to the new locks. Panama Canal is one of the most celebrated human achievements on the planet. You will visit the exhibition halls and learn about the Panama Canal’s history, how it works, its close relationship with nature and the Canal Expansion. From one of observation terraces, you will be able to watch the lock gates open and close as vessels begin or end their transit and you may observe transiting vessels from a few meters while you learn about the various operations of the Panama Canal (cannot be guaranteed depending on Panama Canal time table).
Transfer to Panama City for a lunch with local flavour.
Discover the turbulent past of Panama City, in the peninsula of Casco Antiguo (or Casco Viejo) which is the historic part and the cultural gem of this vibrant metropolis. After the destruction of the first Panama City by pirate Henry Morgan, the ‘Casco Antiguo’ became the second Panama City. It was established around 1673 by the French colonialists, the Catholic Church, and other settlers. This is where much of the impressive colonial and Baroque architecture remains today. The modern, cosmopolitan areas of Panama City add a third layer to this historically rich city. You will get the chance to explore on your own the neighbourhood of Casco Antiguo with its colonial style government buildings, old churches and grand plazas. Casco Antiguo has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.
You will then be transferred to the airport in time for check-in of the PONANT selected flight.
Flight Panama City/Paris selected by PONANT.
Approximate flight duration: 10 hours.
Your programme includes:
- PONANT selected flight Paris/Fort-de-France and Panama City/Paris in economy class.
- 1 lunch including the beverage package (mineral water + 1 local beer or 1 soft drink + tea or coffee).
- Transfers and visit as per programme.
- English-speaking guide.
- Excursion in Cartagena (see “Port of call & excursions” tab).
- A programme of quality excursions for non-golfers.
Your programme does not include:
- Pro-Am and leisure golf options as proposed with extra cost under “Pre/post and overlands” tab.
- Tips for the local guide.
- Personal expenses.
- Other services not mentioned in the programme.
Duration of the visits are given as a guide only. The order of the visits may be reversed. To know your PONANT flight schedule, please contact your travel agent; it is also indicated on your electronic ticket included in your travel documents.
Passengers must check in at least two hours before flight departure time.
Pre/Post & Overlands
** Prices per person, based on double occupancy