The only French cruise line and world leader in Polar cruising for 15 years, PONANT is opening bookings for its Antarctica 2016-2017 itineraries, 18 months before the first departure dates. Including Open Bar, these cruises benefit from the PONANT BONUS (up to 30% savings on brochure prices) for a limited period, and may be extended with a host of pre and post cruise programmes.
THE ANTARCTICA EXPERIENCE
Exploring the world’s extreme regions in Five-Star comfort is a unique concept created by PONANT that has become its hallmark. From November 2016 to February 2017, PONANT is offering 4 outstanding itineraries – including a new one – on 16 departure dates to experience a genuine polar safari to observe the region’s unique wildlife in its natural habit.
Aboard Le Boréal, Le Soléal and Le Lyrial, luxury French-flag yachts of 122 to 132 staterooms and suites, designed for polar cruises and complying with the international “CLEANSHIP” label, passengers gain access to protected sites only accessible to small capacity ships, limited in this region to 200 passengers.
These life-changing voyages include Zodiac outings to get passengers as close as it is possible to be to nature, with time to linger over the region’s most emblematic sites. At any moment the ship may alter its course to admire the acrobatics of a humpback whale or land passengers on a beach to meet a particularly impressive penguin colony. It is a unique experience made all the more interesting by renowned South Pole specialists who are only too delighted to share their views and passion for these polar lands which they have been roaming for years.
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- EMBLEMATIC ANTARCTICA
Complete immersion in the vast white world of the Antarctic Peninsula, discovering the tabular icebergs and drifting pack ice where fur seals and colonies of penguins live. Ushuaia – Ushuaia (11 days / 10 nights)
From AUD 8430 per person (including Buenos Aires-Ushuaia-Buenos Aires transfers
- THE GREAT ADVENTURE
Essence of the Antarctic Peninsula’s white landscapes with either South Georgia or the Falkland Islands and the South Shetland Islands. Montevideo – Ushuaia (16 days / 15 nights) From AUD 8510 per person (including Ushuaia-Buenos Aires transfer)
- THE GREAT AUSTRAL LOOP
Highlights of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula in 15 or 16 nights. Ushuaia – Ushuaia (16 days/ 15 nights) From AUD 10740 per person (including Buenos Aires-Ushuaia-Buenos Aires transfers)
- JOURNEY IN SOUTHERN LANDS New
A new PONANT itinerary including the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and three of the most isolated islands in the world: Tristan da Cunha, a volcanic and mountainous land, Gough Island, home to one of the world’s largest seabird colonies and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site; and Nightingale Island, a refuge for many penguins. Ushuaia – Cape Town (22 days / 21 nights) From AUD 9520 per person
Le Lyrial stateroom
PONANT is a voting Member of International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), an organization founded in 1991 to advocate, promote and practice safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to Antarctica – www.iaato.org