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8-Night Belem to Bridgetown 4.24.24

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CROSSING

THE EQUATOR

TROPICAL BLISS

Lined up along the quay in Belém are fishing boats and canoes unloading their wares, from ceramics to herbs and acai berries. Staying late in port, you can take a day trip to Ilha do Combú, an island filled with natural wonders and known locally as the land of cacao. A scenic navigation of Breves Narrows takes you through the equatorial forest of lush scenes of exotic flora and fauna. As you cross the equator, you enter King Neptune’s territory. It’s here your mettle is tested to deem if you’re worthy of entering his realm. With an extended evening in Charlotteville, there’s plenty of time to indulge in a Caribbean getaway. Climb down the stone steps leading into Pirates’ Bay, where the likes of Black Beard and Henry Morgan once buried their treasures, or so legend says.

8-Night Belem to Bridgetown 4.24.24

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Apr 24    Belem, Brazil    Depart: 11:59PM
Belem, Brazil

In the economic hub of Belém, known as “The City of Mango Trees,” you find a cultural center filled with art galleries, museums, and historic sites. Lined up along the quay are fishing boats and canoes as they unload their wares, from ceramics to herbs and acai berries. Walking through the historic district you come across Mercado Ver-o-Peso, the largest open-air market in Latin America that dates back to 1625. Spend a day at Mangal das Garças, a zoo and botanical garden filled with exciting flora and fauna, including an aviary with exotic birds, giant iguanas and a butterfly house. From this port, you can take a day trip to Ilha do Combú, an island filled with natural wonders and known locally as the land of cacao.

Apr 25    Equator Crossing   
Equator Crossing

One of the most highly sought-after experiences is that of crossing the equator. Those who can say they’ve sailed through the middle of the Earth hold special bragging rights and have a spectacular story to tell when they return home. As you approach the equator, you enter King Neptune’s territory. It’s here your mettle is tested to deem if you’re worthy of entering his realm. At least, that’s the storyline for the Equator Crossing ceremony. Every initiation differs from one expedition to the next, but there’s a thread that runs through. Guests and crew partake together in a pageant to mark the auspicious moment of crossing the equator line.

Apr 25    Breves Narrows, Scenic Navigation   
Breves Narrows, Scenic Navigation

Winding its way through equatorial forest, the Breves Narrows channel takes you through lush scenes of exotic flora and fauna of South America. Home to the Thousand Islands, navigating this region brings you through the heart of the jungle, where you may even catch sight of the indigenous people who dwell there, for a truly spectacular expedition experience..

Apr 26    At Sea   
At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Apr 27    Devils Island, French Guiana   Arrive: 9:00AM Depart: 6:00PM
Devils Island, French Guiana

Devil’s Island, its true name Cayenne, is a penal colony of French Guiana with a haunted history. Here lie the crumbled remains of a prison opened in 1852 and shut down in 1953. Infamous for housing French political prisoners, it even served as the backdrop for the 1973 action-thriller film Papillon. Nestled among the palm trees and tropical setting hides a turbulent past truth.

The currents near Devil’s Island are so strong, visitors can only access by Zodiac. Once they arrive on the island, they can roam among the ruins, gazing at the fallen walls that once housed the likes of prisoners like Captain Alfred Dreyfus. A quiet befalls this uninhabited island weighed with such a troubled history.

As the wind blows through the palm trees and you traverse the remains of the island, you cannot help but sense the eerie calm of its isolation. Moss and vines grown over the remains of the buildings make it seem like a part of history that happened so long ago, but really only came to an end within the last century.

A walk through what remains of the corridors leading to the former prison cells is accompanied by the rustle of the winds and the distant sounds of animals scurrying about the island. A solemn air permeates the atmosphere until you step back out of the shade of the palms and into the warm sunlight.

Apr 28    At Sea   
At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Apr 29    At Sea   
At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Apr 30    Charlotteville, Tobago   Arrive: 8:00AM Depart: 10:00PM
Charlotteville, Tobago

The sleepy fishing village of Charlotteville offers the charms of a tropical Caribbean expedition with the remote feel of small-town living away from mainstream tourism. Located on the northeast tip of Tobago along Man-o-War Bay, the quiet, beachside getaway gives travelers the blue waters and palm trees they desire with less crowds.

Tobago’s history of pirates calls out to the adventurer in all. Explorers can climb down the stone steps leading into the Pirates’ Bay cove where the likes of Black Beard, Henry Morgan, and Captain Finn once made the base of their escapades. Legend has it their treasure is still buried under the sands.

For a truly secluded experience, check out the small strip of Lover’s Beach, accessible only by boat. With pink sands that sparkle in the sun, the effects of a shoreline made of crushed seashells, and surrounding cliffs lush with green, it’s easy to see how this bay earned its romantic reputation.

A short walk away from the village of Charlotteville lies the historic site of Fort Campbellton. The cannons at the hilltop of the old fort point out toward Man-o-War Bay, leading the eye to a mesmerizing landscape. From this vantage point you can take in the sight of the surrounding mountains and sandy beaches below.

Along Tobago’s beaches you can stop in at a local bar and restaurant and order a dish of the catch of the day. As fishing is the island’s main industry, you are always guaranteed fresh seafood plates wherever you roam in Charlotteville.

May 01    Mayreau, St. Vincent & Grenadines   Arrive: 8:00AM Depart: 6:00PM
Mayreau, St. Vincent & Grenadines

Located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, St. Vincent and the Grenadines bring to mind idyllic island living in a destination less traveled. Perhaps the most remote among these islands is Mayreau, the smallest of the Grenadines. Among Mayreau’s most well-known spots is Salt Whistle Bay, an unspoiled beach protected from rough Atlantic waves by a strip of land extending out into the ocean. This makes it the perfect locale to spend a calm and soothing day taking in the sun’s rays with a craft cocktail in hand. Bask in the sun all day as you revel in a beach party along its immaculate shores.

May 02    Bridgetown, Barbados   Arrive: 6:00AM
Bridgetown, Barbados

The historic capital of Barbados, Bridgetown, contains centuries of colonial architecture that display the spread of the British Empire. The Barbados Garrison, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, consists of many old buildings filled with the fascinating history of how the island grew into what it is today. Lying along the southwest coast of Carlisle Bay, it also offers beautiful and serene beach scenes with soft, white sand. And it’s an enticing destination with ancient shipwrecks to dive and explore near the coast, like the S.S. Stavronikita, one of the most popular dive sites in the entire Caribbean. A trip to Barbados is not complete without a sampling of the local rum at St. Nicholas Abbey, one of the oldest distilleries in the Caribbean.

8-Night Belem to Bridgetown 4.24.24

Apr 24, 2024

Always Included

  • FREE cultural immersion
  • FREE dining venues with ever-changing menus
  • FREE unlimited beverages, including fine wines, spirits and craft beers
  • FREE open bars and lounges, including 24-hour bar service with specialty canapés
  • FREE stocked in-room minibar
  • FREE specialty coffees, teas and fresh-pressed juices
  • FREE afternoon and high tea
  • FREE champagne and gourmet canapés during meet and greet
  • FREE 24-hour room service, including spirits, wine and beer
  • FREE L'OCCITANE bath amenities
  • FREE pre-paid gratuities
  • FREE use of walking sticks and binoculars
  • FREE reusable water bottle
  • FREE butler service and expanded room service menu in suites

EXCLUSIVELY ON
POLAR EXPEDITIONS

  • FREE cultural immersion
  • FREE private charter jet service*
  • FREE enrichment lectures and destination briefings
  • FREE shore landings led by expert field guides
  • FREE escorted sightseeing safaris by Zodiac
  • FREE polar plunge
  • FREE Atlas Ocean Voyages parka and vest
  • FREE use of knee boots
  • FREE private group transfers between airport and yacht*
  • FREE 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay on all Antarctica expeditions
  • FREE 1-night post-cruise hotel stay on select Antarctica expeditions
*Available on Antarctica and select Arctic expeditions

EXCLUSIVELY ON
EPICUREAN EXPEDITIONS

  • FREE cultural immersion includes culinary experience ashore, such as local market visits, specialty tastings and more
  • FREE Josper Grill Dining Experience at 7AFT Grill
  • FREE culinary presentations and wine tastings
  • FREE cooking demonstrations and cuisine tastings
  • FREE events hosted by a Tastes & Traditions Expert on select expeditions
  • FREE Atlas Ocean Voyages backpack
  • FREE use of water toys on select expeditions

EXCLUSIVELY ON
CULTURAL EXPEDITIONS

  • FREE cultural immersion
  • FREE enrichment programs and workshops on select expeditions
  • FREE authentic, local experiences and on board events on select expeditions
  • FREE Josper Grill Dining Experience at 7AFT Grill
  • FREE Atlas Ocean Voyages backpack
  • FREE use of water toys on select expeditions
Call your Travel Advisor or one of our adventure specialists at 1-844-44ATLAS (28527) for more information.
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