Escape the depths of winter and sail from Grenada to Barbados aboard the majestic Le Ponant March 5 to 12, 2019

With a heritage older than the American Revolution, the Windward Islands' gardens, historic sites and welcoming cultures — await your arrival with Princeton Journeys. The program begins with a tour of the Spice Island Grenada featuring historic Fort St. George. Next, enjoy swimming and snorkeling at the breathtaking Tobago Cays Marine Park and its nearly 1500 acres of coral reefs and lagoons. In Martinique, visit the beautifully preserved Clément Plantation and Rum Distillery, where then‑U.S. President George H.W. Bush and French President Francois Mitterand finalized the end of the Gulf War in 1991. On St. Lucia, enjoy a swim on a white-sand beach tucked between the island's majestic pitons; and call at tiny Bequia, for a hike to a turtle hatchery or some seaside time in this island paradise.

Please note: Princeton travelers will be joined by those from partnering organizations.

About the Study Leader

Anna Arabindan-Kesson is an assistant professor of African American and Black Diasporic art with a joint appointment in the Departments of African American Studies and Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. In her teaching and research, Anna focuses on African American, Caribbean, and British Art, with an emphasis on histories of race, empire, and transatlantic visual culture in the long 19th century. Her first book, under contract with Duke University Press is called Black Bodies White Gold: Art, Cotton and Commerce in the Atlantic World. It uses the networks created by the Anglo-American cotton trade to examine connections between art, slavery and colonialism in the nineteenth century and in contemporary art practice. Last year she and Professor Mia Bagneris of Tulane University were awarded an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship along with Professor Mia Bagneris of Tulane University, to complete a second book entitled Beyond Recovery: Reframing the Dialogues of Early African Diasporic Art and Visual Culture 1700-1900.

Her curatorial projects include the 2009 traveling exhibition Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery and the 2016 exhibition at Art Sanctuary, Barkley Hendricks, O Snap! She serves on the boards of the artist-run initiative, NLS Kingston based in Kingston, Jamaica and the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.

Trip Details

  • Dates: March 5-12, 2019
  • Cost: From $5,395 per person, double occupancy
  • Deposit: $800 per person
  • Activity Level: Moderate