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SmallShips.travel | Ponant | Nice-Valletta May 25 2015

For golf fans, PONANT offers you the chance to tee off on exceptional courses during your cruise. You will appreciate the incomparable beauty of these courses.

The Golf Package
Golf package: $845 USD per person 

Price includes:

  • 5 green fees with shared carts (when possible)

  • Return transfers to golf courses

  • Management of clubs and bags at each port

  • Organisation and surpervision of regular golf programmes by a sports coach present on board during the entire cruise

  • Picnic lunches on golf site

  • Golf handicap is mandatory. Gentlemen par 28; ladies par 35

  • In order to better organize the golf days, we ask you to register. Golfers must have their handicap book validated less than 1 year

  • Each golfer needs to have his own equipment as rental on golf site might not be available

Punta Ala (Italy) – Golf de Punta Ala

Each hole offers a splendid panorama, overlooking the sea and the beaches, the course covered in lush Mediterranean vegetation

Bonifacio (Corsica, France) – SPERONE GOLF COURSE

This course overlooking the Lavezzi archipelago is worthy of its reputation of being one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. Not to be missed!

Golfo Aranci (Sardinia, Italy) – PEVERO GOLF COURSE

One of the most spectacular courses in Europe, designed by Robert Trent Jones, this course is a favourite of the most experienced players.

Porto Empedocle (Sicily, Italy) – VERDURA GOLF & SPA RESORT

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    West Cours 18 holes – par 72

This five-star complex lies alongside the sea over 230 Ha, rich in olive trees and lush green orange groves.

Pozzallo (Sicily, Italy) – DONNAFUGATA PARKLAND

This parkland course has been designed on an archaeological site and laid out amongst the olive trees and carob trees, with the low stone walls highlighting the setting.

Cruise Fares
Special Savings up to 30%!  Contact us today & save!

Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy

Brochure Fare

Marie Galante Cabin

$6,270

Antigua Cabin

$7,090

Safety and port taxes (for information purposes)

$564

One Child (8-11 years old) sharing cabin with 2 adults

$473

Triple Occupancy

$3,540

Single supplement in cabin¹

Starting at + 100%

¹Single supplement from, according to cabin category
Special Bonus fares and single supplements are on request and subject to availability. Rates and discounts are per person based on double occupancy and may be subject to fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions.

Fares may be subject to fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions 

Those fares may be subject to Fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions* On request. Limited availability.

Our fares include:
•Port and safety charges •Open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands – list available on board) •Gratuities •Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation •Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner •Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals •24 hour room service (selected menu) •Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows •Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa

•English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)

Our fares do not include:
•Flights and airport taxes •Transfers, day rooms and other services at arrival & departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation •Optional shore excursions (sold on board) •Insurances •Personal expenses

•Other drinks not included in open bar

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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa 2 Hamburg-Lisbon EUX1514

Rediscover “Old” Europe: Hamburg, Germany to Lisbon, Portugal
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1514 – May 29-June 11, 2015

Proud nations with a poignant history and bustling cities full of art, culture and enjoyment – discover the diversity of Europe’s western coast: Honfleur with its picturesque port and half-timbered houses, the vibrant metropolis of London** and the world-famous wine city of Bordeaux are but a few fascinating examples. Beautiful scenery awaits you on the Channel Island of Guernsey, and if you would prefer things a little more active, you can enjoy a walk along the final stage of St James’s Way** with the famous Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Discover “old” Europe for 13 days on the EUROPA 2.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • London** calling: trend scouting in the royal metropolis.
  • A family reunion in Bordeaux: MS EUROPA meets MS EUROPA 2.
  • Following the pilgrims: Santiago de Compostela**.
  • Golf & Cruise voyage with extensive golf package**. (Plase see below for details).

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Date

Destination

Friday 29-May-2015

Hamburg/Germany, departure 19.00 hrs

Saturday 30-May-2015

List/Sylt/Germany, 13.30 – 23.30 hrs

Enjoy the “queen of the North Sea” on your own or as part of a stylish island tour in an old-fashioned bus** and be inspired by the vast dune landscape and pretty thatched-roof houses.

Sunday 31-May-2015

Relaxation at sea

Monday 01-Jun-2015

Honfleur/France, 9.00 – 19.00 hrs

The picturesque port and half-timbered houses in winding alleyways are the ideal reason to go for a walk. You can try the regional speciality, Calvados, in the idyllic Pays d’Auge**.

New Golf Barriere Deauville
The three 9-hole courses created by Tom Simpson and Sir Henry Cotton feature wide fairways and tricky bunkers, and are among the top courses in France.

Tuesday 02-Jun-2015

Portsmouth/England/Great Britain

, 8.00 – 21.00 hrs

With Portchester Castle and the spectacular architecture of Spinnaker Tower, medieval meets modernity in Portsmouth. Setting out from here, we will arrive in London** with its fascinating mixture of tradition and trendsetting. Crossing Piccadilly Circus and Haymarket, we will reach St. Paul’s Cathedral, where you can view its magnificent interior.

Portsmouth – Hayling GC
The course was designed in 1883 and has been continually modernised with great passion for detail ever since. Besides the fairways, the wind conditions make for an exciting challenge.

Wednesday 03-Jun-2015

St. Peter Port/Guernsey/Channel Islands/Great Britain, 9.00 – 18.00 hrs

St. Malo/France, arrival 23.30 hrs

St. Peter Port/Guernsey

Explore the charming scenery of the Channel Islands on a walk along the coast** or from the water as part of a trip in an RIB**, a manoeuvrable rubber boat.

St. Peter Port – La Grande Mare (additional course)
This parkland course borders the sandy beach of Vazon Bay. Situated right on the western coast of Guernsey, play a round against the majestic backdrop of the English Channel.

Thursday 04-Jun-2015

St. Malo, departure 17.45 hrs

A place like a medieval coastal fort: in the historic centre, you can browse small shops with antiques and collector’s items. One of the most famous pilgrimage sites in the world is located in front of the gates to the city: the monastic island of Mont Saint Michel**.

St.-Malo – St.-Malo GC
Set in ancient hunting grounds in Brittany, this idyllic course designed by Hubert Chesneau is appealing thanks to its many water hazards and gentle slopes.

Friday 05-Jun-2015

Le Palais/Belle Ile/France, 14.00 – 20.30 hrs

The powerful walls of the Vauban citadel dominate the port of Le Palais on Belle Ile. On a tour of the island**, your route will be lined by idyllic villages which inspired even Claude Monet.

Saturday 06-Jun-2015

Bordeaux/France, arrival 11.15 hrs

The world-famous wine city on the Garonne will enchant you for two days – with its culture, for example, on a trip and a guided tour through historic Bordeaux** and with its produce on a bicycle tour through the vineyards**.

Sunday 07-Jun-2015

Bordeaux, departure 23.45 hrs

Bordeaux – Golf du Medoc
A well-designed top course in the famous wine region – a technical challenge for all skill levels.

Monday 08-Jun-2015

Relaxation at sea

Tuesday 09-Jun-2015

La Coruna/Spain, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

The old town is just as impressive as the gleaming facades in the port. On a walk along the final stage of St. James’s Way**, you will reach the famous Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Wednesday 10-Jun-2015

Lisbon/Portugal, arrival 18.00 hrs

Overnight stay on board

In the evening, we will reach the proud metropolis on the Tejo where, for example, you can enjoy a traditional fado evening at your own pace. After one last night on board, it will be time to begin your journey home. Or you can hone your impressions of Portugal’s capital city with a post-cruise programme*.

Thursday 11-Jun-2015

Lisbon

Disembarkation of the MS Europa 2.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

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SmallShips.travel | Sea Cloud II Cabins

Upcoming departures

Deck Plan

About the Sea Cloud II

Cabin Descriptions 

When designing the Sea Cloud II, the luxurious and timeless ambiance of her legendary sister ship was the standard. The cabins and suites have the richest fabrics, woods and accessories. Fine furniture ensures very comfortable living.

The marble baths are nostalgically trimmed with golden fixtures and inlays. The Sea Cloud II’s full grandeur unfolds in the spacious owner’s suites on the Lido Deck.

The charming Owner’s Suites are located on the Lido Deck, as is the library. Unlike the Owner’s Suite 401 pictured, Owner’s Suite 402 is decorated in yellow and green.

Cabin size: 27 m² (290 sq. feet)
Furnishings: Panorama window, sofa, table, chair, desk, decorative fireplace, TV with video player, minibar, dressing table, four closets, safe
Bed: King size canopy bed with two separate mattresses
Bathroom: 4,2 m² (45 sq. feet) with tub and separate shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hairdryer, outlet for razor

The spacious Junior Suites are conveniently located on the Promenade Deck, where the restaurant, boutique, and the reception can be found.

Cabin size: 23 m² (247 sq. feet)
Furnishings: Panorama window, sofa, table, chair, decorative fireplace, console with TV/video and minibar, dressing table, walk-in closet, safe
Bed: Queen size bed with two separate mattresses
Bathroom: 3,2 m² (34 sq. feet) with tub, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hairdryer, outlet for razor

The Category C Deluxe Cabins are located on the Promenade Deck, where the restaurant, boutique and the reception can be found.

Cabin size: 20 m² (204 sq. feet)
Furnishings: Panorama windows, sofa, table, TV with video player, minibar, dressing table, closet, safe
Bed: Queen size bed with two separate mattresses
Bathroom: 3 m² (32 sq. feet) with shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hairdryer, outlet for razor

The Category D Deluxe Cabins are located on the cabin deck, where the hospital, sauna, swim platform and fitness center can be found.

Cabin size: 19 m² (204 sq. feet)
Furnishings: Two portholes, sofa, table, TV with video player, minibar, dressing table, closet, safe
Bed: Queen size bed with two separate mattresses
Bathroom: 3 m² (32 sq. feet) with shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hairdryer, outlet for razor

The comfortable cabins in Category E are located on the Cabin Deck, where the hospital, sauna, swim platform and fitness center can be found.

Cabin size: 16 m² (172 sq. feet)
Furnishings: Two portholes, sofa, table, TV with video player, minibar, dressing table, closet, safe
Bed: Queen size bed with two separate mattresses
Bathroom: 3 m² (32 sq. feet) with shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hairdryer, outlet for razor

These cabins are in the traditional windjammer style with upper and lower beds. They are located on the Cabin Deck.

Cabin size: 12 m² (129 sq. feet)
Furnishings: Two portholes, chair, table, TV with video player, minibar, dressing table, closet, safe
Bed: Upper and lower single beds
Bathroom: 3 m² (32 sq. feet) with shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hairdryer, outlet for razor
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SmallShips.travel | Ponant | St Martin-Fort de France March 28 2015

Aboard this cruise golf fans will have the chance to tee off on exceptional courses along the itinerary.  You will appreciate the unique beauty of these courses in the Caribbean.

Golf Package (Optional):

Price per person : $710 USD per golfer. Reservations and prepayment must be done by 45 days before departure.

Your golf package includes:

  • 4 green fees with shared carts (when possible)
  • Return transfers to golf courses
  • Management of clubs and bags at each port
  • Organisation and surpervision of regular golf programmes by a sports coach present on board during the entire cruise
  • Golf handicap is mandatory. Gentlemen par 28; ladies par 35
  • In order to better organize the golf days, we ask you to register. Golfers must have their handicap book validated less than 1 year. Each golfer needs to have his own equipment as rental on golf site might not be available.

ST. KITTS – ROYAL ST. KITTS • 18 Holes – Par 72

Royal St. Kitts Golf Club lies in a valley with mountains bordering it to the west and ocean to the east, providing the course with a diverse and scenic landscape. The golf course is stretched over 125 acres of lush grass, giving golfers the unique opportunity to play holes on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea all on the same course. It is relatively flat with large greens and wide fairways that are lined with coconut palms. Royal St. Kitts is a player-friendly course but it has a challenging layout with water hazards on 10 holes and 80 bunkers

scattered throughout.

NEVIS – FOUR SEASONS • 18 Holes – Par 71

The course at the Four Seasons Resort, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., is one of the most popular golfing destinations in the Caribbean.
It lies at the base of the Nevis Peak, a dormant volcano, giving the golf course dramatic elevation changes and scenic views of the Caribbean Sea as it winds up the mountain. Although it is not very long at 6,682 yards, the course offers many challenges with water hazards and more than 70 bunkers scattered throughout. The 15th hole is particularly notable since it is a challenging downhill par-5 that requires a carry over a deep ravine and due to its elevation, the highest on the golf course, the hole offers a spectacular view.

ANGUILLA – CUISINART GOLF CLUB • 18 Holes – Par 71

The golf course at the CuisinArt Golf Club (formerly known as Temenos Golf Club) was the first 18-hole championship course in Anguilla’s and it continues to be a popular course for golfers of all skill levels. This Greg Norman design features panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. The opening hole is notably picturesque, offering a spectacular view of the nearby St. Maarten.

The rugged terrain of CuisinArt Golf Club features dramatic elevation changes and natural water hazards, including ponds and saltwater lagoons that come into play on 13 holes. The fairways are generous but there are large, shallow bunkers for some challenge. Sand dunes and strong trade winds also add some difficulty to the course.

SANTA LUCIA – ST. LUCIA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB • 18 Holes – Par 71

The St. Lucia Golf Club is located on the northern tip of the island and is set within the scenic rolling hills of Cap Estates. The par-71 plays to 6685 yards / 6113 meters and overlooks the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The course opened in 2001 and has since become one of the most demanding layouts in the Caribbean.The par 4 opening hole gets players’ attention right away with a fairway guarded on the right by a water hazard and trees and on the left with Out of Bounds.

First-time visitors will be inspired by the natural splendor of the course and the wildlife that lives on it.

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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa 2 Dubai-Dubai EUX1533

Fairy Tales from Arabian Nights: Dubai, UAE to Dubai, UAE
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1533 – November 9 – 18, 2015

Nowhere else does the world seem to turn as fast as on the Arabian Peninsula, yet ancient traditions are afforded as much respect as ever. From skyscrapers to deserts, experience the magic of the Orient on the EUROPA 2. Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Mina Sulman have become shimmering metropolises with futuristic skylines. But in spite of all this progress, mosques, traditional markets and wooden boats remain impressive monuments to the past. In Oman, Khasab’s mountain Jebel Harim** offers dreamlike panoramic views and the Sultan’s Palace in Muscat seems once to have been a setting for the fairy tales from the Arabian Nights.

Highlights of this cruise:

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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa 2 Mauritius-CapeTown EUX1535

In the Kingdom of Wild Animals: Mauritius to Cape Town
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1535 – December 6 – 19, 2015

Look forward to impressions rich in contrast: the shimmering metropolises of the Arabian Peninsula give way to the untouched natural beauty of the Seychelles and Madagascar. Be enchanted by the oriental flair of the United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf and enjoy some relaxation at sea before sunbathing, snorkelling and diving in the Seychelles. With a little luck, you might encounter Madagascar’s Brookesia, the smallest chameleon in the world, as you take in the scent of vanilla. Your cruise and 20 days of relaxed luxury on the EUROPA 2 will come to an end on Mauritius.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • Oman – fascination between tradition and modernity.
  • Dreamlike beaches on the Seychelles and Mauritius.
  • A unique natural paradise: Madagascar.
  • IMPULSE & INSPIRATION events on the theme “Boundless: the worlds of the future”.

    * These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa 2 CapeTown-Cape Town EUX1600

Christmas and New Year’s Eve under the African sun: Cape Town Round trip
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1600 – December 19, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Give yourself the ultimate present: a cruise around the southern tip of Africa over Christmas and New Year’s Eve aboard the EUROPA 2. From Cape Town, you’ll set sail for Namibia, where you can explore Luderitz with its impressive art nouveau architecture and Walvis Bay, which is a great base for countless excursions through the surrounding dunes, deserts and oases. The Garden Route, Durban and Port Elizabeth all offer unparalleled animal encounters: witness wild animals roaming the Kariega Game Reserve** and the Addo Elephant National Park** and soak up the amazing view as the EUROPA 2 returns to Cape Town’s harbour. Your unforgettable African adventure comes to an end in the South African capital.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • Desert fascination: exclusive dining on the sand dunes of Namibia.
  • The legendary Garden Route**.
  • Cape Town, the trendy metropolis at the foot of Table Mountain.
  • Golf & Cruise voyage with extensive golf package**

** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Date

Destination

Sat 19-Dec-2015

Cape Town/South Africa

Embarkation of the MS Europa 2, departure 22.00 hrs

The fun starts in Cape Town where you’ll board the EUROPA 2 – or, if you arrive a few days earlier, you can take advantage of our pre-cruise programme* and explore the most beautiful place in the world.

Sun 20-Dec-2015

Relaxation at sea

Mon 21-Dec-2015

Luderitz/Namibia, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

The quaint and fascinating town of Luderitz features many German art nouveau buildings from the colonial era, overlooked by a towering neo-Gothic church on the rocks.

Tue 22-Dec-2015

Walvis Bay/Namibia, arrival 12.00 hrs

This picturesque natural harbour is the starting point for a whole host of adventures. On a multi-day overland excursion to the Sossusvlei Lodge**, you can explore the region’s breathtaking desert landscapes. Red, orange and golden dunes up to 300 m in height are interspersed with a trail of green oases fed by the winding Tsauchab River. You’ll travel through this unusual paradise on foot, in off-road vehicles and with a small chartered plane. Alternatively, you can climb aboard an open-top boat and observe the local wildlife** in the lagoons of Walvis Bay. With a bit of luck, you’ll be able to spot seals, dolphins and cormorants. Swakopmund and the Namib desert** are likewise great destinations for a uniquely African experience. This small coastal city and its historical buildings tell the tale of Namibia’s colonial past, and if you venture out into the desert, you can marvel at Welwitschia plants that can live for up to 2,000 years. Afterwards, you can celebrate Christmas in style on board the EUROPA 2.

Wed 23-Dec-2015

Walvis Bay
Walvis Bay – Rossmund GC
This spectacular course, located on the dry riverbed of the Swakop River in the Namib desert, was designed by Gary Player and opened in 1980. Springbok and oryx sometimes roam across the fairways.

Thu 24-Dec-2015

Walvis Bay, departure 12.00 hrs

Fri 25-Dec-2015 – Sat, 26-Dec-2015

Relaxation at sea

Sun 27-Dec-2015

Mossel Bay/South Africa, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

The impressive Outeniqua Mountains are located along the renowned Garden Route, which you can explore on an unforgettable panoramic trip**. The winding paths and narrow passes provide stunning views of the mountains and the vast ocean below.
Mossel Bay – Kingswood Golf Estate
This golf course provides fantastic views of the Outeniqua Mountains and captivates golfers with its valleys and rivers. Golfers love the diversity of this course.

Mon 28-Dec-2015

Relaxation at sea

Tue 29-Dec-2015

Durban/South Africa, 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

African, Indian and European traditions afford Durban a very unique atmosphere, which you can soak up from underneath the palms lining the waterside promenade. You’ll have the opportunity to witness the region’s traditional culture first-hand with an excursion to a Zulu village**, where local inhabitants will perform indigenous songs and dances.
Durban – Durban Country Club
Despite the competition in George and Sun City, the Durban Country Club golf course remains the best golf course in South Africa. No other course in the country has so frequently hosted the South African Open and other championships. The course is right next to the Indian Ocean and was masterfully formed from the dunes. The course was opened in 1922 and redesigned in 1959. Certain holes are extremely difficult. The 12th hole, with its elevated green, is also known as the “Prince of Wales”.

Wed30-Dec-2015

Port Elizabeth/South Africa, arrival 20.00 hrs

The sandy beaches that stretch almost into the heart of the city are a great place to spend the last day of the year. You can also visit the Kariega Game Reserve** for the chance to see giraffes, zebras and antelope, while the Addo Elephant National Park** is the place to go for an encounter with Africa’s peaceful pachyderms. Then, in the evening, ring in the new year with your fellow passengers on board.

Thu 31-Dec-2015

Port Elizabeth, departure 19.00 hrs
Port Elizabeth – Humewood GC
This course runs along the coastline and is one of the most challenging in South Africa. Countless lapwings will follow your game on the rolling fairways and in the deep bunkers.

Fri 01-Jan-2016

Relaxation at sea

Sat 02-Jan-2016

Cape Town/South Africa, arrival 7.00 hrs

Overnight stay on board

Head to your veranda for a fabulous view as the EUROPA 2 approaches the Cape Town harbour. A panoramic trip, including a journey up Table Mountain, likewise delivers a spectacular vista of this city by the sea. Alternatively, you can enjoy the mountain panorama while riding through South Africa’s vineyards on a mountain bike. After another night on board, your African adventure finally draws to a close.

Sun 03-Jan-2016

Cape Town – Disembarkation of the MS Europa 2.

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SmallShips.travel | Ponant | Saint Martin to Fort de France December 8 2015

Le Ponant: Golf in the Caribbean

Saint Martin, French Antilles to Fort de France, Martinique

December 8-15, 2015 
8 days / 7 nights on board

 

  • Navigate around the beautiful beaches of the Grenadines that have kept the imprint of Robinson Crusoe.
  • Fauna and flora in the heart of natural reservation in the multicolored reflections.
  • For golf fans, La Compagnie du Ponant offers you the chance to tee off on exceptional courses during the FORT DE FRANCE – SAINT MARTIN cruise on 08th December 2015. You will appreciate the unique beauty of these courses in the Caribbean with a diferent golf course each day.
  • Let yourself be charmed by St Barth island paradise with white sand.

Itinerary

Arrival

Departure

Day 1 St Martin Marigot (French Antilles)
Embarkation of the Ponant.

9:00 pm

Day 2 –Anguilla (British Overseas Territory)

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Day 3 – St Barts (French Antilles)
Nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, in the North of the West Indies, St Bart’s is a small island of 25 km² that is a happy blend of modernism and tradition. Coves and inlets of white sand and turquoise sea coupled with the colorful and exuberant vegetation make this island a true paradise.

7:30 am

11:00 pm

Day 4 – Basseterre (St. Kitts & Nevis)

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Day 5 – Nevis (St Kitt’s & Nevis)

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Day 6 – Roseau (Dominica)

8:30 am

7:00 pm

Day 7 – Pigeon Point (St. Lucia)

7:30 am

7:00 pm

Day 8 – Fort de France (Martinique)
Disembarkation.

7:30 am

Golf fans have the chance to tee off on exceptional courses during the ST MARTIN – FORT DE FRANCE cruise on 08th December 2015. You will appreciate the unique beauty of these courses in the Caribbean

THE GOLF PACKAGE 

Price : $ 710 USD per person

Your “golf package” (reservations and prepayment must be done by 60 days before departure) includes:

  • 4 green fees with shared carts (when possible)
  • Return transfers to golf courses
  • Management of clubs and bags at each port
  • Organisation and surpervision of regular golf programmes by a sports coach present on board during the entire cruise
  • Golf handicap is mandatory. Gentlemen par 28; ladies par 35
  • In order to better organize the golf days, we ask you to register. Golfers must have their handicap book validated less than 1 year. Each golfer needs to have his own equipment as rental on golf site might not be available.

ANGUILLA (British Overseas Territory)- CUISINART GOLF CLUB • 18 Holes – Par 71

The golf course at the CuisinArt Golf Club (formerly known as Temenos Golf Club) was the first 18-hole championship course in Anguilla’s and it continues to be popular course for golfers of all skill levels.

This Greg Norman design features panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.

The opening hole is notably picturesque, offering a spectacular view of the nearby St. Maarten.

The rugged terrain of CuisinArt Golf Club features dramatic elevation changes and natural water hazards, including ponds and saltwater lagoons that come into play on 13 holes. The fairways are generous but there are large, shallow bunkers for some challenges. Sand dunes and strong trade winds also add some difficulty to the course.

ST. KITTS (ST. KITTS & NEVIS) – ROYAL ST. KITTS • 18 Holes – Par 72

Royal St. Kitts Golf Club lies in a valley with mountains bordering it to the west and ocean to the east, providing the course with a diverse and scenic landscape.

The golf course is stretched over 125 acres of lush grass, giving golfers the unique opportunity to play holes on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea all on the same course.

It is relatively flat with large greens and wide fairways that are lined with coconut palms. Royal St. Kitts is a player-friendly course but it has a challenging layout with water hazards on 10 holes and 80 bunkers scattered throughout.

NEVIS (ST. KITTS & NEVIS) – FOUR SEASONS • 18 Holes – Par 71

The course at the Four Season Resort, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., is one of the most popular golfing destinations in the Caribbean.

It lies at the base of the Nevis Peak, a dormant volcano, giving the golf course dramatic elevation changes and scenic views of the Caribbean Sea as it winds up the mountain.

Although it is not very long at 6,682 yards, the course offers many challenges with water hazards and more than 70 bunkers scattered throughout. The 15th hole is particularly notable since it is a challenging downhill par-5 that requires a carry over a deep ravine and due to its elevation, the highest on the golf course, the hole offers a spectacular view.

PIGEON POINT (STA LUCIE) – St. Lucia Golf and Country Club • 18 Holes – Par 71

The St. Lucia Golf Club is located on the northern tip of the island and is set within the scenic rolling hills of Cap Estates.

The par-71 plays to 6685 yards / 6113 meters and overlooks the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

The course opened in 2001 and has since become one of the most demanding layouts in the Caribbean.

The par 4 opening hole gets players’ attention right away with a fairway guarded on the right by a water hazard and trees and on the left with Out of Bounds.

First-time visitors will be inspired by the natural splendor of the course and the wildlife that lives on it.

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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa 2 Lisbon to BarcelonaEUX1516

Spain’s Sunny Coast: Lisbon, Portugal to Barcelona, Spain
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1516 – June 27-July 4, 2015

The character of Andalusia and the beauty of the Balearic Islands: circumnavigate the cliffs of Gibraltar and be inspired by the cultural and natural wealth of the Iberian Peninsula – wander through La Vina, the old fishing quarter in Cadiz, enjoy the quintessential Spanish lifestyle in the labyrinth of countless small streets in Seville or follow in the footsteps of Pablo Picasso in the Museo Picasso Malaga. Fine sandy beaches, bays with turquoise water and the Mediterranean fragrances of oranges and almonds await you on the Balearic Islands, which will also be the impressive backdrop of the conclusion of your cruise.

Highlights of this trip:

  • Unique and impressive: the Alhambra in Granada**.
  • Dive into the nightlife of Ibiza.
  • On board: salts, oils and herbs – inspiring workshops.
  • Golf & Cruise voyage with extensive golf package**.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Date

Destination

Saturday 27-Jun-2015

Lisbon/Portugal

Embarkation of the MS Europa 2.

Overnight stay on board

Sunday 28-Jun-2015

Lisbon, departure 3.00 hrs

Monday 29-Jun-2015

Cadiz/Spain, 6.00 – 19.00 hrs

Andalusian flair and African charm: partially surrounded by a majestic city wall with the Puertas de Tierra, Cadiz has retained a truly special atmosphere. Wander past white houses along narrow streets and discover La Vina, the old fishing quarter. A mountain bike tour** will lead you through the dreamlike scenery in the surrounding area. In Seville**, the capital of Andalusia, enjoy the quintessential Spanish lifestyle in the labyrinth of countless small streets. One of the highlights of your visit: the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and its spectacular high altar.

Cadiz –  Montenmedio Golf & Country Club
Pines, palm trees and putting lines; one of the most scenic golf courses in Spain awaits you. The wide fairways in the highlands of Cadiz are designed to make for a gentler round. But you will need to up your game on the final few meters to each hole, where tricky greens and bunkers stand between you and the flag.

Tuesday 30-Jun-2015

Malaga/Spain, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

Meet a genius: the birthplace of Pablo Picasso honours its most famous son with an impressive museum. Setting out from the Andalusian metropolis, we will reach Granada**, a city famous around the world for the Moorish Alhambra – a fortress on the outside and a sophisticated work of art on the inside.

Malaga – El Parador Golf
The first golf course on the Costa del Sol was opened by the royal family in 1925. It is located right next to the sea and is highly diverse in spite of its even terrain.

Wednesday 01-Jul-2015

Ibiza/Balearic Islands/Spain, arrival 15.00 hrs

The Mediterranean scents of orange and almond will draw you to the heart of the island, whilst fine sandy beaches and turquoise water will lure you back to the bays. Stroll between the old city walls in the majestic old town – with detours to original boutiques, designer shops and bars. The sunset in San Antonio is a truly atmospheric experience.

Thursday 02-Jul-2015

Ibiza, departure 2.00 hrs

Palma de Mallorca/Mallorca/Balearic Islands/Spain, 8.00 – 23.00 hrs

Standing in the shadow of the majestic Gothic cathedral known as La Seu, with its wonderful squares and churches the old town will inspire you to make great discoveries – at your own pace on a city tour or on a Segway tour**.

Palma de Mallorca – Alcanada GC
At this golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, you can putt amidst the tranquillity of a nature reserve and enjoy unique views over Alcudia Bay. This course is considered one of the best in Europe.

Friday 03-Jul-2015

Mahon/Menorca/Balearic Islands/Spain, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Gorgeous and untouched flora grows on Mallorca’s little sister – as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, where almost half of the island is protected. The island’s pristine villages and hidden bays are just as beautiful. Go riding** or dive in** and enjoy the beauty of Menorca in and out of the water in a particularly intensive way.

Saturday 04-Jul-2015

Barcelona/Spain, arrival 7.00 hrs

Disembarkation of the MS Europa 2.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

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Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy Brochure Fare
Marie Galante Cabin USD 8070
Antigua Cabin USD 9000
Safety and port taxes (for information purposes) USD 689
Airport Taxes USD 182
One Child (8-11 years old) sharing cabin with 2 adults USD 1712
Triple Occupancy USD 5040
Single supplement in cabin¹ Starting at + 30%

Our “non-golfer” fares:

 Category

Fares $ USD

Pont Marie Galante Cabins

$7,000 USD

Pont Antigua Cabins

$8,000 USD

¹Single supplement from, according to cabin category
Special Bonus fares and single supplements are on request and subject to availability. Rates and discounts are per person based on double occupancy and may be subject to fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions.

Fares may be subject to fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions 

Those fares may be subject to Fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions* On request. Limited availability.

Our fares include:
•Port and safety charges •Open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands – list available on board) •Gratuities •Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation •Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner •Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals •24 hour room service (selected menu) •Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows •Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa

•English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)

Our fares do not include:
•Flights and airport taxes •Transfers, day rooms and other services at arrival & departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation •Optional shore excursions (sold on board) •Insurances •Personal expenses

•Other drinks not included in open bar

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