cruise : 9783851

9 days / 8 nights
    New itinerary

    Cruise Asia

    from 2 February 2021 to 10 February 2021
    9 days / 8 nights

    Departure Port : Malé
    Arrival Port : Colombo

    Ship : LE LAPEROUSE

    • Ref : R020221

    PONANT invites you to discover idyllic islands and atolls, following an itinerary in the Indian Ocean. From the Maldives to Sri Lanka, set sail for a 9-day cruise aboard Le Lapérouse.  

    You will board Le Lapérouse in Malé, the capital of the Maldives. Those island specks scattered across the warm, blue waters of the Indian Ocean, transport you to a marvellous and infinitely beautiful world. The archipelago counts some 1,200 islets and 19 atolls protected by coral reefs, offering travellers their transparent waters, home to millions of brightly coloured fish.

    While snorkelling or scuba diving, you will have the chance to observe the magnificence of the marine life, which includes coral, whale sharks, manta rays and sea turtles.

    At the heart of the archipelago, discover Baa Atoll. This exceptional site, listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 2011, is a perfectly preserved tropical paradise. The fifty-odd islets that make up the atoll offer visitors long stretches of white sand and beaches with crystal-clear water, lined with palm trees.

    For diving fans, the Maldives are sub-aquatic heaven.

    Your route will end in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, located at the cross roads of the maritime trade routes between Europe and Asia.

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    Highlights

    • A cruise from islands to islands in the heart of 6 idyllic atolls of the Maldives.
    • Discover stunning underwater world and its rich ecosystem, home to corals, manta rays, sharks, tortoises and more.
    • Baa atoll, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, with its magnificent corals and shallow waters.
    • Possibility of diving (PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent) with an experienced instructor on board.
    • After your cruise, possibility of visiting the temples of Colombo or the UNESCO Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka: the Golden Temple of Dambulla, the ancient cities of Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya.

    Staterooms & Suites

    • Deluxe Stateroom
      €7,820
      €4,110
      Not Available
    • Prestige stateroom Deck 4
      €8,300
      €4,350
      Not Available
    • Prestige stateroom Deck 5
      €8,560
      €4,480
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 6
      €8,840
      €4,620
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 3
      €12,060
      €6,230
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      €12,060
      €6,230
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 4
      €12,060
      €6,230
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      €12,060
      €6,230
      Not Available
    • Prestige Suite Deck 5
      €13,040
      €6,720
      Not Available
    • Prestige Suite Deck 6
      €13,460
      €6,930
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 6
      €13,860
      €7,130
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 5
      €13,860
      €7,130
      Not Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      €14,300
      €7,350
      Not Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      €14,300
      €7,350
      Not Available
    • Owner's Suite
      €13,660
      €7,570
      Not Available
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    LE LAPEROUSE

    Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

    As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Lapérouse will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

    Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.

    Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

    Port of call & excursions

    2 February 2021 – Male Atoll

    Malé

    Embarkation 02/02/2021 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 02/02/2021 at 22H00 .

    The economic, political, financial and cultural centre of the Maldives, Malé is an exception in the landscape of this insular state in the Indian Ocean. Located on the eponymous island, the city has high colourful skyscrapers bordering narrow streets through which its 100,000 inhabitants hurry every day: a lively atmosphere that contrasts with the gentle lifestyle and idyllic setting of the rest of the archipelago. During your port of call, make sure you discover the Grand Friday Mosque. It is richly decorated and renowned as one of the largest and oldest mosques in the country.

    3 February 2021 – Male Atoll

    3 February 2021 – Male Atoll

    Arrival 03/02/2021 early morning. Departure 03/02/2021 evening.

    4 February 2021 – Mulaku Atoll

    4 February 2021 – Mulaku Atoll

    Arrival 04/02/2021 early morning. Departure 04/02/2021 evening.

    5 February 2021 – Ari Atoll

    5 February 2021 – Ari Atoll

    Arrival 05/02/2021 early morning. Departure 05/02/2021 evening.

    6 February 2021 – Rasdhoo Atoll

    6 February 2021 – Rasdhoo Atoll

    Arrival 06/02/2021 early morning. Departure 06/02/2021 evening.

    Rasdhoo is one of the smallest atolls in the Maldives. Once occupied by Buddhist communities, the atoll is made up of five islands, two of which are uninhabited. Sitting at the heart of a stunning lagoon protected by a coral reef, this atoll is truly a paradise for lovers of the underwater world. It is an ideal location for scuba diving and snorkelling, offering the possibility of observing species that are emblematic of the Maldives, such as hammerhead sharks, rays, and turtles.

    7 February 2021 – Baa Atoll

    7 February 2021 – Baa Atoll

    Arrival 07/02/2021 early morning. Departure 07/02/2021 evening.

    As your ship sails through the heart of the Maldives, discover one of the wildest lands in the archipelago: Baa Atoll. Listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the site shelters particularly remarkable fauna and flora, as well as one of the largest groups of coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. A real microcosm of the natural treasures of the Maldives, Baa Atoll will also offer you its superb sandy beaches stretching along a lagoon of turquoise waters.

    8 February 2021 – Noonu Atoll

    8 February 2021 – Noonu Atoll

    Arrival 08/02/2021 early morning. Departure 08/02/2021 evening.

    9 February 2021 – At sea

    9 February 2021 – At sea

    Arrival 09/02/2021. Departure 09/02/2021.

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    10 February 2021▸9 February 2021 – Colombo

    Colombo

    Disembarkation 10/02/2021 at 00H00 .

    A former trading post along the Silk Route, the old quarter of Colombo offers you the fabulous sight of its picturesque streets. The city was known to Arab, Persian and Chinese traders as early as the 8th century and this former village, nestled between two dunes, was a trading post on the mythical Spice Route. Today the economic capital of Sri Lanka, the city offers picture-postcard scenery with its beaches stretching languorously along the south-western coast of the country. Here the sand dazzles you and the sea invites you to dream...

    Formalities

    • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

    • Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.

    • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

    • Sri Lanka: An Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) must be obtained before your cruise. You can apply online on the following official website : http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/

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