PONANT, world leader in luxury Polar cruising, has released a must-have 100 page brochure for anyone interested in a polar expedition voyage in 2017 and 2018.
This Polar Collection is available direct from PONANT, through cruise specialist travel agents or as a convenient e-brochure download. The brochure provides extensive information on no less than 26 voyages to the Arctic, Alaska and Antarctic, varying from 7 to 21 nights duration.
- Commencing with 14 Arctic and Alaska voyages between June and September 2017 aboard two of PONANT’s stable and silent ice-certified luxury expedition ships, Le Boréal and Le Soléal, select from voyages that include Greenland, Spitsbergen, Alaska, Canada, the Baffin Sea and Iceland.
Fascinating polar itineraries include the lure of the Geomagnetic Pole; famed Inside Passage; crossing the Arctic Circle; following in the wake of famous explorers Roald Amundsen and Sir John Franklin; visiting vast regions home to polar bears, orcas, arctic fox, walrus and bald eagles.
Be humbled by the sight and sound of calving glaciers, penetrate breathtaking fjords, and wonder at the evocations of volcanoes and geysers. Visit surprisingly colourful villages sited in extraordinary places, seemingly uninhabitable yet inhabited. Meet traditional hunters and fishermen. Trace the routes of Vikings, and learn of the discovery of America preceding Christopher Columbus by 500 years.
Guests gain access to protected sites only accessible to small capacity ships, while exploring the world’s extreme regions in luxurious comfort – a unique concept created by PONANT that has become its hallmark.
- There will be no less than three luxury expedition PONANT ships in Antarctic this 2017-2018 southern summer season, offering a range of itineraries across 12 departures of between 10 to 21 nights duration including, for the first time for PONANT, crossing the Antarctic Circle.
Observe the region’s unique southern polar wildlife in its natural habitat, including king penguins, humpback whales, albatross and seals, on voyages from Montevideo and Ushuaia that, depending on selected itinerary, include the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, Deception Island, Elephant Island and Weddell Sea. Cross the famed Drake Passage to explore the Antarctic Peninsula revealed in all its grandeur.
Mark the Centenary of Earnest Shackleton’s 1917 expedition in the company of specialist historians, or spend an unforgettable Christmas and New Year at the end of the world in Antarctica. Plenty of choice in the brochure, including an adventurous 21 night voyage from Ushuaia to Capetown, visiting the remote British Overseas Territories of Tristan da Cunha archipelago, Nightingale Island and Gough Island.
The ‘Polar Collection’ brochure is endowed throughout with a tantalising combination of images depicting polar colours and light, history, remote cultures and extraordinary wildlife and vistas across both northern and southern Polar Regions. Each life-changing polar voyage is a unique experience, made all the more interesting by Zodiac landings accompanied by the specialist expedition team, and renowned polar specialists who share their views and passion for these polar ice lands which they have been exploring for years.