Cruise Type
Ship
Date
Days
Destination
Information
Luxury Explorer Cruise
Le Champlain
17.02.2019
29.03.2019
40
North America, Caribbean, Latin America, From Panama to the heart of the Amazonian rainforest
Fare from € 19.280
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Travelroute
Day 1 to 41 (40 nights)

From Caldera to Manaus

Board Le Champlain for a Grand Voyage between the Caribbean and the great rivers, from the Panama Canal to the Orinoco and the Amazon. From Puerto Caldera, you will head for the Darien National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After having sailed the Panama Canal, your cruise will take you to Saint Lucia and its two famous volcanic pitons. Further on, you will succumb to the crystal clear waters of the San Blas Islands as well as the sea beds of the Grenadines, with their multicoloured coral and fish. Finally, you will discover two South American giants, the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers, unique ecosystems home to incomparable endemic fauna and flora.

North America - Latin America

Ports of call;
Puerto Caldera, Herradura, Quepos, Punta Alegre, Darien National Park, Holandes Cayes

North America - Latin America - Caribbean

Ports of call;
Colon, Holandes Cayes, Cartagena, Willemstad, Los Roques, Saint-Georges, Pigeon Point, Soufriere

Caribbean - Latin America

Ports of call;
Fort-de-France, Pigeon Point, Soufriere, Port Elizabeth, Bequia, Tobago Cays, Saint Georges, El Toro, Orinoco, Puerto Ordaz, Al Arroyo, Orinoco, Paramaribo, Devil's Island

Latin America

Ports of call;
Cayenne, Devil's Island, Belem, Abacate, Sailing in the Strait of Breves, Ilha Ituquara, Guajara, Curua-Una, Santarem - Alter do Chao, Balaio, Parintins, Parintins Botos, Silves, Manaus

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Overview

From Panama to the heart of the Amazonian rainforest

What could be more enjoyable than exploring multiple destinations, learning about different cultures and meeting indigenous communities?

With Le Champlain, take a “Grand Voyage” full of thrills and discoveries.
You will enjoy unique itineraries to discover, at your leisure, must-see ports of call and be immersed in a multitude of experiences.
Don’t wait any longer, join us for an unforgettable Grand Voyage!

Return flight included from Manaus to Miami.

Discover the World from your temporary “private yacht”.

Highlights

UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Darien National Park, Cartagena de Indias, Willemstad, Saint Lucia and its volcanic peaks. the historic inner city of Paramaribo • Zodiac inflatables outings and landings with a team of experienced naturalist guides • Discover the archipelago of Los Roques, the San Blas archipelago, the picture-postcard beaches of Quepos and Devil’s Island, in an idyllic setting surrounded by exotic vegetation • Special encounters with the Warao tribes from Cayenne and the Kuna Indians, a warrior tribe of the San Blas archipelago • Possibility of observing endemic wildlife in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest: toucans, falcons, ibises, parrots, monkeys and iguanas

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Le Champlain

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

As the first 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.

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Luxury Explorer Cruise
Le Lyrial
21.02.2019
16.04.2019
54
Latin America, Antarctica, Africa, Cruise between two Oceans
Fare from € 22.850
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Travelroute
Day 1 to 55 (54 nights)

From Ushuaia to Mahé

This year once again, discover the rare beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula. Further along, continue towards the Falkland Islands, a large archipelago in the South Atlantic, haven for albatrosses, and South Georgia, made up of imposing glaciers that tilt towards the sea, where the black-sand beaches play host to thousands of king penguins. Le Lyrial will then cross the Atlantic Ocean to take you to South Africa and the heart of the Indian Ocean, where the lush landscapes of Madagascar and the idyllic beaches of the Seychelles await you.

Latin America - Antarctica

Ports of call;
Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Neko Harbour, Paradise Bay, Pleneau Island, Port Charcot, Port Lockroy, Deception Island, Weddell Sea, Drake Passage

Latin America - South Atlantic Ocean

Ports of call;
Ushuaia, New Island - Grave Cove, Saunders - Steeple Jason Island, Salisbury Plain - Fortuna Bay - Stromness, St. Andrews Bay - Grytviken, Gold Harbour - Cooper Bay, Tristan da Cunha Island, Nightingale Island, Gough Island

South Atlantic Ocean - Africa

Ports of call;
Cape Town, Port-Elizabeth, Richards Bay

Africa

Ports of call;
Durban, Europa, Juan de Nova, Glorieuses, Nosy Komba, Assomption - Aldabra, Alphonse, La Digue, Victoria/Mahé

Are you a World Explorer?

Overview

Cruise between two Oceans

What could be more enjoyable than exploring multiple destinations, learning about different cultures and meeting indigenous communities?

With Le Lyrial, take a “Grand Voyage” full of thrills and discoveries.
You will enjoy unique itineraries to discover, at your leisure, must-see ports of call and be immersed in a multitude of experiences.
Don’t wait any longer, join us for an unforgettable Grand Voyage!

Domestic flight included from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia.

Discover the World from your temporary “private yacht”.

Highlights

Zodiac inflatables outings and shore visits with your expedition team • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Robben Island, where the Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela was held prisoner, Aldabra Atoll • Landscapes: in Antarctica, drifting icebergs, ice floe and tall snow-covered mountains, coral reefs, lagoons and mangrove in the Indian Ocean • Discover a rich and varied wildlife: Magellanic penguins and Commerson’s dolphins in the Falklands, colonies of king penguins, elephant seals and fur seals in South Georgia; exceptional marine wildlife in the Indian Ocean • Opportunity for diving and/or snorkelling in the Seychelles with an experienced instructor on board

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Le Lyrial

Fourth ship in this superb series loyal to the Ponant spirit, Le Lyrial like her sister ships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is Ponant’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and the intimate size (only 122 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

Interior Design

We have been inspired by the destinations we visit and decided to create a subtle variation around a palette of blues. Ranging from the luminous delicate grey-blue of the Polar ice to splashes of the vivid turquoise blue found in Mediterranean coves, it also includes the blue light of the future pole star.

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Luxury Explorer Cruise
Le Lyrial
03.03.2019
01.04.2019
29
Latin America, Africa, From Ushuaia to Durban
Fare from € 11.070
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Travelroute
Day 1 to 30 (29 nights)

From Ushuaia to Durban

Combine the Antarctic with Africa on a veritable 30-day South Atlantic odyssey, setting out from Ushuaia, Argentina and ending in Durban, South Africa. In the company of naturalist guides see a rich variety of natural wildlife (with penguins, elephant seals and more) in the Falklands, South Georgia and at the most remote and isolated archipelago in the world, Tristan de Cunha. Then sail to the legendary Cape of Good Hope before continuing on to Cape Town. The second part of this Grand Voyage will give you the opportunity to discover and explore the natural and cultural heritage of South Africa: the history and traditions of the Zulu tribes, the warmth and friendliness found in Port Elizabeth, the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Durban… You'll also have the chance to go on safari to see Africa's Big Five.

Latin America - Argentina

Ports of call;
Ushuaia, New Island, Saunders.

South Atlantic Ocean

Ports of call;
Fortuna Bay, Grytviken, Gold Harbour, Nightingale Islands, Tristan da Cunha, Gough Island.

Africa

Ports of call;
Cape Town, Durban

Are you a World Explorer?

Overview

From Ushuaia to Durban

What could be more enjoyable than exploring multiple destinations, learning about different cultures and meeting indigenous communities?

With Le Lyrial, take a “Grand Voyage” full of thrills and discoveries.
You will enjoy unique itineraries to discover, at your leisure, must-see ports of call and be immersed in a multitude of experiences.
Don’t wait any longer, join us for an unforgettable Grand Voyage!

Discover the World from your temporary “private yacht”.

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Le Lyrial

Fourth ship in this superb series loyal to the Ponant spirit, Le Lyrial like her sister ships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is Ponant’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and the intimate size (only 122 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

Interior Design

We have been inspired by the destinations we visit and decided to create a subtle variation around a palette of blues. Ranging from the luminous delicate grey-blue of the Polar ice to splashes of the vivid turquoise blue found in Mediterranean coves, it also includes the blue light of the future pole star.

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Luxury Explorer Cruise
Le Boréal
04.03.2019
22.04.2019
49
Latin America, Caribbean, North America, From Chilean Fjords to the Caribbean Sea
Fare from € 16.670
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Travelroute
Day 1 to 50 (49 nights)

From Ushuaia to Miami

In Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, you will board Le Boréal and set off to discover the natural wonders and contrasting landscapes of Latin America. From the Chilean fjords to the beaches of Miami, from the famous Cape Horn to the Panama Canal, this great voyage along the South American continent is a unique opportunity to discover numerous Pre-Columbian sites as well as colonial cities that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage, to explore the fabulous national parks of Patagonia or Costa Rica, and to experience unique human encounters.

Latin America

Ports of call;
Ushuaia, sailing around Cape Horn and in the Beagle Channel, Puerto Natales, crossing in the heart of Chilean Fjords, Tortel, Puerto Montt, Castro, Valparaiso

Latin America

Ports of call;
Valparaiso, Coquimbo, Iquique, Arica, Matarani, Pisco, Callao, Salaverry

Latin America - North America

Ports of call;
Guayaquil, Golfito, Puerto Quetzal, San Juan del Sur, Herradura, Quepos, Cebaco, Fuerte Amador, Flamenco Island, Panama Canal - Colon

Latin America - North America

Ports of call;
Colon, Corn Island, Trujillo, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Half Moon Cay, Progreso, Key West, Miami

Are you a World Explorer?

Overview

From Chilean Fjords to the Caribbean Sea

What could be more enjoyable than exploring multiple destinations, learning about different cultures and meeting indigenous communities?

With Le Boréal, take a “Grand Voyage” full of thrills and discoveries.
You will enjoy unique itineraries to discover, at your leisure, must-see ports of call and be immersed in a multitude of experiences.
Don’t wait any longer, join us for an unforgettable Grand Voyage!

Domestic flight included from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia.

Discover the World from your temporary “private yacht”.

Highlights

UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Torres del Paine National Park, the Cape Horn biosphere reserve, Tortel, the churches of Castro; Valparaiso and the saltpeter miming towns; Cuzco and the site of Machu Picchu, the archeological zone of Chan Chan, Tikal, Chichen Itza • Exceptional architectural heritage, testimony to the colonial era • Discover the major pre-Colombian sites • Discover a rich and varied wildlife: condors, humpback wales, fur seals, alpacas, Magellanic penguins, cormorants in the South, iguanas, aras and tropical species in Central America • Natural environments: the snow-capped peaks of the Andes towering above fjords, iridescent glaciers, and mountain lakes with crystal-clear water; from Half Moon Cay the mythical Blue Hole

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Le Boréal

Like her sister ships, Le Boréal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is Ponant’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

Interior Design
Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor reflect a nautical mood subtly revisited. Aboard, soothing neutral grey tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”.

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Luxury Explorer Cruise
Le Lyrial
24.03.2019
16.04.2019
23
Africa, From Cape Town to Mahé
Fare from € 10.060
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Travelroute
Day 1 to 24 (23 nights)

From Cape Town to Mahé

Depart on a voyage of discovery to experience the extraordinarily rich heritage of South Africa, followed by a tropical expedition to the islands of the Indian Ocean. Explore South Africa's most famous cities and towns: Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay and Durban; then take advantage of the opportunity to head out on safari to see the Big Five! Next, set sail for the Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean, a quintessentially beautiful archipelago that is home to the largest concentration of sea turtles in the world. Following an unforgettable stop at Nosy Komba off the northern coast of Madagascar, continue on to the Seychelles. Calling at a variety of ports, discover the islands of Assumption, Alphonse, La Digue and Aldabra, a nature reserve recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Africa - Madagascar

Ports of call;
Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Europa, Juan de Nova, Glorioso Islands, Nosy Komba

Madagascar - Seychelles

Ports of call;
Assumption Island, Aldabra Atoll, Astove Island, Alphonse Atoll, La Digue, Victoria/Mahé

Are you a World Explorer?

Overview

From Cape Town to Mahé

What could be more enjoyable than exploring multiple destinations, learning about different cultures and meeting indigenous communities?

With Le Lyrial, take a “Grand Voyage” full of thrills and discoveries.
You will enjoy unique itineraries to discover, at your leisure, must-see ports of call and be immersed in a multitude of experiences.
Don’t wait any longer, join us for an unforgettable Grand Voyage!

Discover the World from your temporary “private yacht”.

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Le Lyrial

Fourth ship in this superb series loyal to the Ponant spirit, Le Lyrial like her sister ships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is Ponant’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and the intimate size (only 122 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

Interior Design

We have been inspired by the destinations we visit and decided to create a subtle variation around a palette of blues. Ranging from the luminous delicate grey-blue of the Polar ice to splashes of the vivid turquoise blue found in Mediterranean coves, it also includes the blue light of the future pole star.

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Luxury Explorer Cruise
L' Austral
03.04.2019
29.04.2019
26
Africa, Northern Europe, From Dakar to Dublin
Fare from € 9.990
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Travelroute
Day 1 to 27 (26 nights)

From Dakar to Dublin

Setting off from Dakar, set sail for the archipelagos of Cape Verde, the Canary Islands and Madeira. Discover a diverse variety of landscapes and numerous UNESCO sites. Continue your grand voyage from Lisbon to Portsmouth with an exceptional gourmet food and wine programme in partnership with Ducasse Conseil and Château Latour. Elegant gala dinners and visits to world-famous vineyards are just part of the experience that awaits you. Finally, the L'Austral will take you the lands of legend and romance. Passing green and verdant grassy downs, precipitous cliffs and the ruins of ancient castles along the way, you'll make stops at Guernsey, Cork, Liverpool, Belfast and finally the city of Dublin, where this Grand Voyage concludes

Cape Verde/Canary Islands - Africa

Ports of call;
Dakar, Praia, Mindelo, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Arrecife de Lanzarote.

Funchal/Madeira - Northern Europe

Ports of call;
Funchal/Madeira, Lisbon, Leixões-Porto, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bordeaux, Belle-Île-en-Mer, Guernsey, Honfleur.

Northern Europe

Ports of call;
Portsmouth, Guernsey, Isles of Scilly, Cork-Cobh, Liverpool, Douglas, Belfast, Dublin.

Are you a World Explorer?

Overview

From Dakar to Dublin

What could be more enjoyable than exploring multiple destinations, learning about different cultures and meeting indigenous communities?

With L’ Austral, take a “Grand Voyage” full of thrills and discoveries.
You will enjoy unique itineraries to discover, at your leisure, must-see ports of call and be immersed in a multitude of experiences.
Don’t wait any longer, join us for an unforgettable Grand Voyage!

Discover the World from your temporary “private yacht”.

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L' Austral

In May 2011, L' Austral joined Ponant's fleet. This superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins is the result of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. L' Austral remains faithful to our philosophy - to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being. 

A sleek silhouette softened by elegantly smooth contours and large, arched windows opening up to the sea and the light: so many features come together to give L’ Austral her distinctive shape. Precious materials, discreet elegance and a perfect balance between chic and casual, combine to make you feel as if you are on your own private yacht. A design blending tradition and innovation, where a nautical mood has been subtly recreated. A welcoming atmosphere of relaxed sophistication revolves around shades of grey, taupe, white and ivory enlivened by touches of cinnamon, caramel and tan.. So many personal touches create the spirit of a “private yacht.”

You will encounter unique itineraries, calls inaccessible to large ships, chic and elegant yacht-like ambiance, refined and personalized service as well as gastronomic cuisine.

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Luxury Explorer Cruise
Le Lapérouse
07.04.2019
23.05.2019
46
Australia and NZ, Pacific and Oceania, From New Caledonia to Northern Australia
Fare from € 18.410
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Travelroute
Day 1 to 47 (46 nights)

From Auckland to Darwin

Set off to discover the sublime landscapes of New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea. From Auckland to Darwin, via Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands, Le Lapérouse will take you into the heart of these lands of a thousand cultures, lost in the blue of the Pacific Ocean. After you sail to the Bay of Islands, the Chesterfield Islands will appear, scattered across the Coral Sea. You will then discover Tufi, the spectacular volcanic fjord of the Tropics, and set off to meet the people of Ambrym Island, before calling at the Maluku Islands, a natural paradise on the Spice Route. An opportunity for many rewarding encounters with the peoples of the Antipodes.

NZ - Oceania

Ports of call;
Auckland, Bay of Islands, Kouare Island, Lifou, Loyalty Islands, Hienghene, Bélep Islands, Chesterfield Islands

Oceania

Ports of call;
Noumea, Lifou, Loyalty Islands, Tanna Island, Espiritu Santo, Malekula, Ambrym Island, Ureparapara Island - Sana Islands, Vanikoro, Santa Ana

Oceania

Ports of call;
Honiara - Guadalcanal, Roderick Bay, Njari Island - Gizo, Alotau, Tufi, Lusançay Islands, Trobriand Islands, Dobu - Fergusson Island, Samarai Island

Australia - Oceania

Ports of call;
Cairns, Cape York, Asmat, Triton Bay, Mommon - Sebakor Bay, Kei Islands, Banda Neira, Darwin

Overview

From New Caledonia to Northern Australia

What could be more enjoyable than exploring multiple destinations, learning about different cultures and meeting indigenous communities?

With Le Lapérouse, take a “Grand Voyage” full of thrills and discoveries.
You will enjoy unique itineraries to discover, at your leisure, must-see ports of call and be immersed in a multitude of experiences.
Don’t wait any longer, join us for an unforgettable Grand Voyage!

Discover the World from your temporary “private yacht”.

Highlights

Zodiac inflatables outings and shore visits with your expedition teams • Landscapes: discover the tropical lagoons of New Caledonia and the Bélep archipelago in the large Northern lagoon UNESCO-designated; Hienghene with its black limestone cliffs, the caldera of Ureparapara, Tufi, Triton Bay’s karst Islands decked with tropical vegetation • Visit traditional villages and encounters with local people in Papua-New Guinea, on Ambrym Island and the Asmat region • Swimming and snorkelling on deserted beaches surrounded by coral reefs, home to very rich underwater life

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Le Lapérouse

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant's spirit, Le Lapérouse 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.

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Luxury Explorer Cruise
Le Lapérouse
21.08.2019
27.09.2019
37
Australia and NZ, Asia, From Australia to Hong Kong
Fare from € 18.770
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Travelroute
Day 1 to 38 (37 nights)

From Broome to Hong Kong

Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong. Board Le Lapérouse for an all-new 38-day cruise to the heart of Oceania and Asia, with an emphasis on expedition. departing from Broome, you will begin your trip by exploring the Kimberley region, one of the last frontiers of the modern world: wildlife, natural phenomena, and encounters with the Aboriginal people are on the agenda. Your journey will then continue with a series of encounters with West Papua tribes: accompanied by naturalist-guides, you will learn about the daily life of these ethnic groups with ancestral rituals and visit their traditional villages. Finally, the crossing from Bali to Hong Kong will be your chance to discover the Indonesian and Philippine archipelagos, their cultures, landscapes, fauna and flora, before disembarking in Hong Kong after a trip filled with striking contrasts and unforgettable experiences.

Australia

Ports of call;
Broome, Lacepede Islands, Talbot Bay, Freshwater Cove, Montgomery Reef, Raft Point, Hunter River & Mitchell Falls, Swift Bay, Vansittart Bay, King George River, Darwin

Australia - Asia

Ports of call;
Darwin, Kei Islands, Triton Bay, Banda Neira, Ambon, Tomia, Kalabahi, Pink Beach Loh liang, Bali

Asia

Ports of call;
Bali, Semarang, Parai beach, Singapore, Kuching, Bandar Seri Begawan, Kota Kinabalu, Puerto Princesa, El Nido, Hong Kong

Are you a World Explorer?

Overview

From Australia to Hong Kong

What could be more enjoyable than exploring multiple destinations, learning about different cultures and meeting indigenous communities?

With Le Lapérouse, take a “Grand Voyage” full of thrills and discoveries.
You will enjoy unique itineraries to discover, at your leisure, must-see ports of call and be immersed in a multitude of experiences.
Don’t wait any longer, join us for an unforgettable Grand Voyage!

Discover the World from your temporary “private yacht”.

Highlights

A long-haul cruise dedicated to discovering the Kimberley in Australia, Indonesia and its more beautiful ports of call (the Kei Islands, Maluku Islands, Komodo, Bali), but also Malaysia, the Philippines and Hong Kong • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac inflatables with your expedition team to get close to natural wonders, wildlife and flora • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Komodo National Park, the Puerto Princesa underground river in the Philippines, the Borobudur temple from Semarang • Wildlife: crocodiles and whales, orangutans in Indonesia • Lagoons and idyllic beaches

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Le Lapérouse

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant's spirit, Le Lapérouse 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.

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Luxury Explorer Cruise
Le Soléal
22.08.2019
18.10.2019
57
Alaska, North America, Latin America, Discover the American West Coast
Fare from € 22.260
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Travelroute
Day 1 to 58 (57 nights)

From Seward to Valparaiso

On this exceptional itinerary, Le Soléal will take you to discover the contrasts of the American continents. Alaska, the first stage of your expedition, will offer you its wild and unspoiled natural environment, with primary forests that are home to a rich and varied fauna, Your ship will then continue to make its way along the west coast of North America, where an entirely different world awaits you: the gigantic proportions of the major Canadian and Californian cities. Further on, your expedition turns tropical in the UNESCO-listed Sea of Cortez, where you'll find incredibly rich marine life. Next, you'll sail to Latin America for its nature reserves, idyllic islands, and to meet the local populations. Your stay will be punctuated by visits to major pre-Columbian sites and towns with a rich colonial baroque heritage.

Alaska - North America

Ports of call;
Seward, Fjord Barry Arm, Fjord College, Cordova, Glacier Hubbard, Elfin Cove, Inian Islands, Red Bluff Bay, Rowan Bay, The Brothers, Kake, Endicott Arm, Petersburg, Wrangell Narrows, Rudyerd Bay, Seymour Narrows, Vancouver

North America

Ports of call;
Vancouver, Victoria, San Francisco, Monterey, Los Angeles, San Diego

North America - Latin America

Ports of call;
San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, Coronado Island, Danzante Island, Monserrat Island, Puerto Agua Verde, Punta Colorada, Bahia Amortajada, Los Islotes, Partida Island, Espiritu Santo Island, Cerralvo Island, Huatulco, Puerto Quetzal

North America - Latin America

Ports of call;
Puerto Quetzal, San Juan del Sur, Puerto Caldera, Cocos Island, Cebaco, Pacheca Island, Fuerte Amador, Punta Alegre, Bahia Solano, Guayaquil

Latin America

Ports of call;
Guayaquil, Salaverry, Callao, Pisco, Matarani, Arica, Iquique, Coquimbo, Valparaiso

Are you a World Explorer?

Overview

Discover the American West Coast

What could be more enjoyable than exploring multiple destinations, learning about different cultures and meeting indigenous communities?

With Le Soléal, take a “Grand Voyage” full of thrills and discoveries.
You will enjoy unique itineraries to discover, at your leisure, must-see ports of call and be immersed in a multitude of experiences.
Don’t wait any longer, join us for an unforgettable Grand Voyage!

Flight included from Seattle to Anchorage and transfer to Seward.

Discover the World from your temporary “private yacht”.

Highlights

Outings and shore visits in Zodiac inflatables • Discover a rich and varied wildlife: fish eagles, black bears, sea otters, humpback whales, orcas and sea lions, dolphins, hammerhead sharks and whale sharks, sea turtles, rays, pelicans, countless species of fish and sea birds • Discovering sites, landscape and culture: glaciers, old-growth forest, reliefs of red volcanic rock plunging in Sea of Cortez, beaches and jungles in America Latina • Sail along the Interior Passage for an unforgettable journey surrounded by ice, islets, fjords and mountains • Darien National Park (Panama), UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Le Soléal

Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship
Length: 142 meters
Passenger Capacity: 264
Built: 2013
Sailing under the French flag, this magnificent yacht of only 132 staterooms and suites, with balconies, joined in 2013. You will be enchanted by the contemporary decor inspired by the luxury yachting world, with fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white.
A refined ambience is enhanced by the quality of the workmanship and materials: white Corian counters in the lobby contrast with the warmth of leather to recall a boat's hull, while the central sculpture of enameled pieces takes its inspiration from the sea. In the lounge bar, the carpet picks up a tennis stripe theme symbolizing a certain idea of cruising, one synonymous with French elegance and a chic seaside spirit.

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Luxury Explorer Cruise
Le Dumont-d'Urville
13.09.2019
16.10.2019
33
Northern Europe, The Mediterranean, Africa, Between Europe and Africa
Fare from € 12.860
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Travelroute
Day 1 to 34 (33 nights)

From Honfleur to Dakar

Aboard the Dumont-d'Urville one of the latest additions to the Ponant fleet, set off on a unique journey between Europe and Africa. After a musical cruise to Celtic lands along the British and Irish shores. you will sail down along Europe's Atlantic coast and call at some of the most beautiful French, Spanish and Portuguese cities: Saint-Malo, Santiago de Compostela and Lisbon. You will then discover the Canaries, Madeira and Cape Verde, three archipelagos lost in the Atlantic Ocean, each with its own unique charm, atmosphere and culture. Next, it's time for adventure during an expedition cruise to the Bissagos Islands, where you'll discover a wild natural environment, exceptional fauna, and a people with ancestral traditions, before disembarking in Dakar, the capital of Senegal.

Northern Europe

Ports of call;
Honfleur, Dartmouth, Isles of Scilly, Cork, Liverpool, Fishguard, Penzance, Guernsey, Honfleur

Northern Europe - The Mediterranean

Ports of call;
Honfleur, Saint Malo, Belle Île en Mer, La Rochelle, Coruña, Cee, Leixoes, Lisbon

The Mediterranean - Africa

Ports of call;
Lisbon, Funchal, Madeira, Santa cruz de Tenerife, Las palmas de Gran Canaria, Mindelo, Praia, Dakar

Africa

Ports of call;
Dakar, Maio Island - Bijagos, Caravela Island - Bijagos, Carache Island - Bijagos,
Orango Island - Bijagos, Carache Island - Bijagos, Caravela Island - Bijagos, Dakar

Are you a World Explorer?

Overview

Between Europe and Africa

What could be more enjoyable than exploring multiple destinations, learning about different cultures and meeting indigenous communities?

With Le Dumont-d’Urville, take a “Grand Voyage” full of thrills and discoveries.
You will enjoy unique itineraries to discover, at your leisure, must-see ports of call and be immersed in a multitude of experiences.
Don’t wait any longer, join us for an unforgettable Grand Voyage!

Discover the World from your temporary “private yacht”.

Highlights

A cruise filled with discoveries between two continents: Europe and Africa • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Liverpool, Santiago de Compostela, Port, the tower of Belem and the monastery of Jeronimos in Lisbon, Cidade Velha (island of Santiago Cape Verde), Bissagos Islands (Biosphere Reserve) • Extremely varied landscapes and cultures • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides in Bijagos • The diversity of the fauna: saltwater hippos, crocodiles, sea turtles, rays, sawfish, otters, manatees, dolphins, birds of prey, pelicans, large wading birds and monkeys

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Le Dumont-d’Urville

Vessel Type: Luxury

Passenger Capacity: 92 cabins

Built: 2017/2018

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 first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Dumont d'Urville 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.

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Luxury Explorer Cruise
L' Austral
15.09.2019
01.11.2019
47
Alaska, North America, Latin America, From Alaska to Peru
Fare from € 17.470
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Travelroute
Day 1 to 48 (47 nights)

From Nome to Callao

During this journey rich in contrasts, L' Austral will take you to meet indigenous populations and discover some of the most beautiful UNESCO sites on the west coast of the American continents, from north to south. Departing from Nome, you will start with an expedition cruise to meet the Aleut people who still retain their traditional way of life, surrounded by wild and powerful nature. Next, set sail for Canada where you will call at Victoria, which combines British, European and Asian traditions, before travelling on to discover the major American cities. Your trip will continue with the discovery of a rich selection of Central America's architectural treasures and most beautiful natural treasures, as you visit national parks in Costa Rica, colonial cities, and vestiges of the pre-Columbian civilisations.

Alaska - North America

Ports of call;
Nome, King Island, Saint Matthiew Island, Saint Paul Island, Dutch Harbor, Delarof Harbor, Geographic Harbor, Sitka, Hoggatt Bay, Prince Rupert, Alert Bay, Seymour Narrows, Vancouver

North America - Latin America

Ports of call;
Vancouver, Victoria, San Francisco, Monterrey, Los Angeles, San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta

North America - Latin America

Ports of call;
Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, Puerto Quetzal, San Juan del Sur, Herradura, Quepos, Golfito, Cebaco, Fuerte Amador

North America - Latin America

Ports of call;
Fuerte Amador. Mogo Mogo, Punta Alegre, Guayaquil, Salaverry, Callao

Are you a World Explorer?

Overview

From Alaska to Peru

What could be more enjoyable than exploring multiple destinations, learning about different cultures and meeting indigenous communities?

With L’ Austral, take a “Grand Voyage” full of thrills and discoveries.
You will enjoy unique itineraries to discover, at your leisure, must-see ports of call and be immersed in a multitude of experiences.
Don’t wait any longer, join us for an unforgettable Grand Voyage!

Flight included from Seattle to Nome.

Discover the World from your temporary “private yacht”.

Highlights

Encounters with the locals: Aleoutes in Alaska, Emberas in Latin America • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the archaeological site of Chan Chan, the Darien National Park, Quito and Cuenca (extension), Machu Picchu, the historic centre of Lima from Callao • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides • Rich and varied wildlife in both the north and south of the continent • The range of landscapes you will see during your trip: fjords, glaciers and primary forests in Alaska, major North American cities, unspoiled nature in the national parks of Costa Rica, exceptional colonial architectural heritage

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L' Austral

In May 2011, L' Austral joined Ponant's fleet. This superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins is the result of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. L' Austral remains faithful to our philosophy - to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being. 

A sleek silhouette softened by elegantly smooth contours and large, arched windows opening up to the sea and the light: so many features come together to give L’ Austral her distinctive shape. Precious materials, discreet elegance and a perfect balance between chic and casual, combine to make you feel as if you are on your own private yacht. A design blending tradition and innovation, where a nautical mood has been subtly recreated. A welcoming atmosphere of relaxed sophistication revolves around shades of grey, taupe, white and ivory enlivened by touches of cinnamon, caramel and tan.. So many personal touches create the spirit of a “private yacht.”

You will encounter unique itineraries, calls inaccessible to large ships, chic and elegant yacht-like ambiance, refined and personalized service as well as gastronomic cuisine.

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Luxury Explorer Cruise
Le Boréal
26.02.2020
14.04.2020
48
Antarctica, Latin America, From Ushuaia to Colon
Fare from € 24.730
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Travelroute
Day 1 to 49 (48 nights)

From Ushuaia to Colon

From Ushuaia to the Panama Canal, get ready to be surprised by the stunning natural landscapes and scenery of Antarctica and the South American continent. Embark Le Boréal at Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, for an unforgettable expedition amid the ice of the Antarctic Peninsula. Then cruise along the coasts of Argentina and Chile, viewing glaciers, fjords and sinuous canals along the way. From Valparaiso, depart to explore the ancient colonial towns and pre-Columbian sites at the foot of the Andes. Along the way enjoy gala dinners and other events, specially arranged by Cuisine et Vins. For the first time, PONANT will take you to the very gateways of El Salvador, foolowed by an exclusive opportunity to explore the extraordinary natural riches of Costa Rica. Finally, transit the legendary Panama.

Latin America- Antarctica

Ports of call;
Ushuaia, Antarctica (South Shetland, Weddell Sea, Drake Passage), Puerto Williams, Cape Horn

Latin America (Chilean fjords)

Ports of call;
Garibaldi Glacier, Estero las Montanas, Puerto Natales, El Brujo Glacier, Pie XI Glacier,

Latin America

Ports of call;
Tortel, Chiloé Island, Valparaíso. Coquimbo, Iquique, Arica

Latin America

Ports of call;
Matarani, Pisco, Callao, Salaverry, Guayaquil

Latin America

Ports of call;
Casa Orquideas, Acajutla. Puerto Quetzal, San Juan del Sur, Herradura, Viveros Island, Panama Canal, Colon

Are you a World Explorer?

Overview

From Ushuaia to Colon

What could be more enjoyable than exploring multiple destinations, learning about different cultures and meeting indigenous communities?

With Le Boréal, take a “Grand Voyage” full of thrills and discoveries.
You will enjoy unique itineraries to discover, at your leisure, must-see ports of call and be immersed in a multitude of experiences.
Don’t wait any longer, join us for an unforgettable Grand Voyage!

Discover the World from your temporary “private yacht”.

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Ship information

Le Boréal

Like her sister ships, Le Boréal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is Ponant’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

Interior Design
Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor reflect a nautical mood subtly revisited. Aboard, soothing neutral grey tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”.

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