PONANT releases 71 small ship cruises


PONANT, world leader of luxury expeditions, has released its new brochure for the October 2018 – May 2019 season. As they celebrate their 30th anniversary, the company continues to help its guests discover places that are among the most fascinating and often inaccessible on the planet, aboard intimately sized ships. An experience that is simultaneously engaging and refined.

An expanded fleet for an ever-wider range of destinations
The idyllic beaches of the Seychelles, the Kanak culture of New Caledonia, the intoxicating perfumes of Sri Lanka, the majestic fiords of New Zealand, the indigenous people of South America…
With the arrival of the first two new small ships in the PONANT EXPLORERS series, Le Lapérouse and Le Champlain, designed for luxury expeditions, there will now be seven PONANT ships sailing around the globe in 2018-2019.

A selection of 71 cruises during October 2018 to May 2019
From the ice of the Antarctic to the coasts of Africa, from the great rivers of South America to Asia, 28 polar expedition cruises and 18 tropical expedition cruises are offered among the itineraries created by PONANT.

More cruising, less flights
Consider exceptional itineraries conveniently accessible to Australia and New Zealand: A Cairns to Sydney 28 January 2019 ‘Food & Wine’ themed cruise onboard Le Lapérouse – the ship’s inaugural visit to Sydney – or join a true expedition exploring the remote New Zealand and Australian Subantarctic Islands, departing 23 February 2019 from Dunedin.

An unforgettable festive season
Whether it’s spending the Christmas holidays on the fringes of the White Continent, or celebrating New Year’s Day in the heart of the Grenadines archipelago, considered one of the most beautiful in the world, PONANT offers its guests the opportunity to experience moments of unique emotion, in conditions of absolute comfort and luxurious surroundings.

Download the e-brochure: http://fr.calameo.com/read/000132423d34dfc4997a1


Brazil, country of a thousand colours, the Caribbean, sitting in a turquoise sea, or even Chile, land of contrasts. From the Panama Canal to the meanderings of the Amazon and the Orinoco, from idyllic beaches to stunning sea beds, there are so many discoveries to be made on this continent full of contrasts. PONANT has designed 20 exceptional itineraries to explore these distant lands of adventure.

5 reasons to go to Latin America:
• To discover the many sites and cities classed as UNESCO World Heritage listed
• To sail the meanderings of the Amazon and the Orinoco
• To observe the incredibly rich variety of endemic wildlife
• To round the mythical Cape Horn and sail along the Beagle Canal
• To discover the stunning sea beds in the Caribbean, in Puerto Plata or the Sea of Cortez,
with the possibility of snorkelling

A selection of itineraries

Natural wonders of the Amazon NEW
Cruise into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, considered to be the lungs of the planet, and discover endemic wildlife including toucans, hawks, ibises, parrots, monkeys and iguanas.
Le Champlain 13 days / 12 nights
MANAUS • CAYENNE – 29 March 2019

Treasures of the Caribbean Sea NEW
This itinerary visits seven countries between Panama and the United States,
with the possibility of snorkelling with an experienced instructor.
Possible sightseeing may include: the mythical Panama Canal before the cruise, Tikal Pyramids, exceptional visits to numerous Mayan sites in Progreso, including Chichen Itza
or even the possibility of heading out to the mythical Blue Hole from Half Moon Cay.
Le Boréal 12 days / 11 nights
COLON • MIAMI – 11 April 2019

Chilean fjords and Patagonia UNMISSABLE
From Zodiac excursions on Chilean canals
to the rounding of the mythical Cape Horn and visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites,
a cruise that gives pride of place to the scenery. Fjords dominated by the
snow-capped peaks of the Andes, iridescent glaciers, and mountain lakes with crystal-clear water provide a backdrop for condors, humpback whales, fur seals, dolphins, sea lions and Magellanic penguins.
L’Austral 14 days / 13 nights
VALPARAISO • USHUAIA – 7 November 2018

Jewels of Latin America UNMISSABLE
A circuit to discover the most beautiful sites of Latin America, including numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Noteworthy experiences include: an exceptional port of call to the idyllic Cocos Island, boasting an incredible ecosystem. The possibility, before embarkation, of visiting the Mayan site of Tikal and, after the cruise, a chance to discover the mythical site of Machu Picchu.
Le Soléal 13 days / 12 nights
Puerto Quetzal • Callao – 22 October 2018

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