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Napoleon Cruise

Cape Town - Dakar

Next departure
26/04/2021
to  14/05/2021

19
days
18
nights on board
Starting from*
18.400 €
25% Ponant Bonus

In partnership with the magazine Point de Vue, with the exceptional presence on board of Jean Tulard and Franck Ferrand. 

PONANT is organising an exceptional 19-day cruise to commemorate the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte on 5 May 1821.

Embark onboard Le Jacques-Cartier in South Africa, in Cape Town, mother-city of the country, dominated by Table Mountain, and reach Walvis Bay, at the heart of the Namib desert.

Then your ship will chart a course towards the island of Saint Helena to arrive the day before the official ceremony, which will be held on 5 May 2021. Although this British territory, the site of his last exile, houses his tomb, it remains above all the place where Napoleon dictated his memoirs and sealed his legend. Offering an intimate and moving testimony of his last moments on the island, the Longwood Residence and the Emperor’s furniture have been preciously maintained and preserved by the French authorities and the Fondation Napoléon. During your visit, you will travel through history in a luxuriant and bucolic setting, far from the sombre image of the island.

You will then call at Ascension Island, some 1,000 km off the coast of Saint Helena. On this desert island, the British created a garrison to counter any hope of escape by the Emperor. Today the island is a veritable sanctuary for birds, marine mammals and green turtles.

You will then sail north along the maritime route taken in 1815 by the Northumberland, the ship that escorted Napoleon to Saint Helena and will enjoy a few days at sea before reaching Dakar, the lively capital of Senegal, which will be your port of disembarkation.


Your itinerary

Partnership with the magazine Point de Vue. Onboard conferences with the historian Jean Tulard, a leading specialist on Napoléon, Thierry Lentz, the director of the Fondation Napoleon, Michel...


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Franck Ferrand

Our guest of honor

Franck Ferrand

Franck Ferrand

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Jean Tulard

Our guest of honor

Jean Tulard

Jean Tulard

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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

From 20.560 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

From 21.560 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

From 22.620 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

From 31.480 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

From 31.480 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(38 m²)

From 42.660 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(38 m²)

From 44.780 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m²)

From 47.000 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m²)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

From 51.660 €
25% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m²)

From 71.700 €


      

Complete your trip

Complete your trip

Additional services
For more peace of mind, PONANT selects flights and takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


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*The displayed rate is the minimum rate according to stateroom category and does not take into account the actual availability of stateroom categories, given per double base cabin (for 2 adult occupants)