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PONANT announces Latin America & Caribbean 2016-2017 Collection – with many cruises offering complimentary shore excursions!

July 15, 2015 Cruise No Comments Email Email
unnamed (13)French Luxury & Expedition cruise line PONANT has released a compelling range of Latin America & Caribbean voyages covering the period October 2016 – April 2017.

This new Collection is only available as a convenient e-brochure download at .
It features 9 Latin America cruises to 15 countries – both east and west coasts of South America – with no less than 22 ports-of-call listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, 8 pre-Columbian era sites.
Guests will discover a multitude of destinations on board two modern and luxurious ships: Le Boréal & Le Soléal. Once in a lifetime experiences include rounding famed Cape Horn, cruising Beagle Channel, crossing the Panama Canal and venturing deep into the pristine waters of Chilean fjords. Accompanied by a specialist lecturer, the voyages provide opportunity to travel to the birthplace of ancient civilisations, view the archaeological enigma of the gigantic Nazca Lines, Mayan Tikal and Inca Machu Picchu.
Some voyages are designated Expeditions, taking advantage of the ships’ compact size and manoeuvrability to probe hidden waterways, before launching Zodiac expedition craft for adventurous close-up opportunities in the Chilean fjords and Cape Horn region. Throughout the cruise, an expedition team of naturalists will enhance the experience.
For those looking for longer voyages why not consider a trans-Atlantic cruise from South America to Lisbon, Portugal, via the Cape Verde Islands and Canary Islands? Alternatively, take advantage of special pricing for back-to-back voyages, like a 45 day Ushuaia – Fort de France cruise combining 4 itineraries onboard Le Boréal.
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Or succumb to the lure of the gentle trade winds of the Caribbean. Here the classic three masted sailing yacht, Le Ponant, is joined by the small luxury ship Le Boréal to explore the natural treasures, sheer beauty and rich colours of lesser-visited Saint Martin and Fort de France.
Reflect on the European colonial heritage of the islands, once the haunt of pirates. And swim, snorkel and scuba dive accompanied by a diving monitor (on Le Ponant) in a world renowned for its exceptional marine life and unspoilt beaches of golden or black volcanic sand. The island of Antigua alone has 365 beaches…
Select from 5 departures, including unforgettable Christmas and New Year voyages. Imagine a Creole Christmas dinner of lobster, pork and rum.
Enjoy French ambiance on the world’s youngest fleet afloat, or sail on PONANT’s classic three masted yacht. Either way, experience the difference small ship cruising offers. Venture where large ships simply cannot, with voyages that include Peru, Chile, Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands and Martinique.
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Most itineraries range from 7 to 16 nights, many including Complimentary Excursions, No Single Supplement and Back-to-back special offers.
  • From A$3,545pp* for a 7 night cruise Colon – Fort de France: 12th April 2017, Le Boréal. Twin share, DeLuxe Stateroom, private balcony, deck 3.
  • From A$4,695pp* for a 7 nights cruise Fort de France – Marigot: 7th February 2017, Le Ponant. Twin share, ocean-view Marie Galante Stateroom.
  • From A$18,272pp* for 45 nights cruise Ushuaia – Fort de France: 5th March 2017, Le Boréal. Twin share, ocean-view Superior Stateroom – 4 cruises back-to-back.


Details of all PONANT Latin America and Caribbean voyages, including itineraries, pricing and shore excursion highlights are available at
Contact your travel agent, or PONANT on Australia: 1300 737 178 or + 612 8459 5000 / New Zealand: 0800 44 32 62, or email
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