Getaway in New-York

10 days / 9 nights
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    Getaway in New-York

    Cruise North America

    from 30 September 2016 to 9 October 2016
    10 days / 9 nights

    Departure Port : Boston
    Arrival Port : Boston

    Ship : LE BOREAL

    • Ref : B300916

    Experience an unforgettable journey on board Le Boréal to discover the Eastern Coast of the USA. Autumn is an especially great time to enjoy the wonderful color palette that is offered to you.

    Canada owes its irresistible charm to its exceptional natural sanctuary and its immense virgin lands. Port town with a rich heritage and unique architecture, Lunenburg is the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America.

    You will discover one of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston and its Old North Church is a true symbol of American history. You will have the opportunity to observe the "Freedom Trail" as well as some major sites of the Independence War.

    For the first time, Le Boréal will make a remarkable two-day stopover at the heart of the exceptional dream machine, New York, the city of extremes and superlatives.

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      Like her sisterships, Le Boréal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

      Interior Design
      Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor reflect a nautical mood subtly revisited. Aboard, soothing neutral grey tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”.

      Port of call & excursions

      30 September 2016 – At sea

      Boston

      Embarkation 30/09/2016 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 30/09/2016 at 18H00 .

      Nicknamed “ America's Walking City”,   the city is considered to be the epicentre of American history. Founded in 1630, the tenth largest agglomeration in the United States,  is a pleasure for walkers. To get around, just follow the Freedom Trail circuit that serves most of the tourist sites with its red line traced on the ground. Don’t miss all the delicious local specialities on offer at Quincy Market, like the lobster sandwich, and then take time to explore North End, the Italian quarter. For the more romantic among you, Beacon Hill, the historic quarter, with its absolutely charming cobbled streets, is really worth a look.

      1 October 2016 – At sea

      1 October 2016 – At sea

      Arrival 01/10/2016. Departure 01/10/2016.

      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 observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      2 October 2016 – Lunenburg

      2 October 2016 – Lunenburg

      Arrival 02/10/2016 early morning. Departure 02/10/2016 early afternoon.

      Stretching out along the eastern seaboard of Nova Scotia, the picturesque port of Lunenburg will leave an indelible impression. You can admire the colonial architecture of this fishing village whilst strolling through the chequerboard streets studded with brightly coloured houses. The enchanting charm of the old town has earned it UNESCO World Heritage status. The former naval shipyard town of Lunenburg is where you will also find the replica of the legendary Bluenose schooner, originally built in this port.

      3 October 2016 – Bar Harbor

      3 October 2016 – Bar Harbor

      Arrival 03/10/2016 early morning. Departure 03/10/2016 early afternoon.

      With landscapes that seem to have come straight from a Stephen King novel, made up of long rocky outcrops plunging into the cold waters of the Atlantic, the region of Maine is full of unexpected delights. Bar Harbor is one of them. A seaside resort for aristocrats of another era, this former fishing port, founded in the early 18th Century reveals an atmosphere that is both chic and refined, and over time has become the ideal destination for romantics and lovers of open spaces.

      4 October 2016 – Salem

      4 October 2016 – Salem

      Arrival 04/10/2016 early morning. Departure 04/10/2016 mid afternoon.

      Founded in the 17th Century on the site of a former Amerindian village, Salem is fascinating for its unusual history and its “witching” legends. For a time, it was considered to be the most important city along the coast, launching the first trade between New England and China. Of this period of flourishing growth, Salem has preserved an exceptional historical centre, home to museums as well as perfectly preserved private homes. A real source of inspiration for many artists, let yourself be captivated by this picturesque small town and its adventures of pirates and tales of witchcraft.

      5 October 2016 – Newport (Rhode Island)

      5 October 2016 – Newport (Rhode Island)

      Arrival 05/10/2016 early morning. Departure 05/10/2016 late afternoon.

      This marina harbour, with only 25,000 inhabitants, boasts fabulous Gilded Age mansions inspired by French and Italian palaces. One example is The Elms, the summer residence of the Berwind family, who made their fortune in the coal industry. Another is the imposing Château-sur-Mer built by the Wetmore family. But the cream of the crop is The Breakers, a Renaissance-style palace composed of 70 rooms.

      6 October 2016 – New York

      6 October 2016 – New York

      Arrival 06/10/2016 early morning. Departure 06/10/2016.

      7 October 2016 – New York

      7 October 2016 – New York

      Arrival 07/10/2016. Departure 07/10/2016 early evening.

      The biggest city in the United States is fascinating on many accounts. With its five particularly spread out districts - Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island –, it offers an incredible number of cultural interests. You’ll just love taking in the constant buzz in Times Square, discovering beautiful classical masterpieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, taking a stroll in Central Park’s 341 hectares, or climbing to the top of the Statue of Liberty. Not surprising then that the Big Apple is to be consumed without moderation!

      8 October 2016 – Oak Bluff - Martha's Vineyard

      8 October 2016 – Oak Bluff - Martha's Vineyard

      Arrival 08/10/2016 late morning. Departure 08/10/2016 early evening.

      This little town is the ideal starting point for a stroll around Martha’s Vineyard ».  The  gentle lifestyle of this incomparable setting has been attracting American presidents for several decades. Oak Bluffs will surprise you first and foremost by its Gingerbread Houses. The story goes that the Methodist community settled here more than a century ago, and built these colourful houses, straight out of the Hansel and Gretel fairytale fairytale. You’ll certainly enjoy a visit to the Flying Horses, the oldest wooden carrousel in the United States.

      9 October 2016▸8 October 2016 – Boston

      Boston

      Disembarkation 09/10/2016 at 07H00 .

      Nicknamed “ America's Walking City”,   the city is considered to be the epicentre of American history. Founded in 1630, the tenth largest agglomeration in the United States,  is a pleasure for walkers. To get around, just follow the Freedom Trail circuit that serves most of the tourist sites with its red line traced on the ground. Don’t miss all the delicious local specialities on offer at Quincy Market, like the lobster sandwich, and then take time to explore North End, the Italian quarter. For the more romantic among you, Beacon Hill, the historic quarter, with its absolutely charming cobbled streets, is really worth a look.

      Formalities

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • Canada: Travel by sea - The eTA is not required for US, Australian and British citizens. Other nationalities: a Visa may be required, please contact Canada consulate website for details. http://www.canada.ca/en/index.html

      • USA : Visa may be required. Please contact USA consulate website for details.

      Theme

      MUSIC

      MUSIC

      Discover the delights of our cultural cruises where music takes centre stage, combining sumptuous scenery and exceptional artistic heritages.

      A waterborne musical journey

      Whether you are a fan of instrumental classical music or opera, or you prefer jazz or Celtic melodies, why not enjoy a different and very special experience aboard a PONANT ship? Set sail for a luxury cruise combining the charms of music and the sea.

      These cultural cruises, where the tempo is set by concerts on land or at sea as well as a series of conferences, bring together music lovers and artists around a shared passion: music.

      An exceptional selection of artists*

      Aboard the ships, our guests of honour, all well-known artists, talented performers and brilliant virtuosos will share their knowledge and their passion in an accessible and intimate way.

      According to the theme of each cruise, PONANT welcomes prestigious artists, be they pianists, violinists, singers and more.

      Come and share alongside them the refined adventure of a PONANT musical cruise.

       

      *See the list of guests of honour present during your cruise in the “Guests” tab.

      Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

      Gilles Vonsattel

      Gilles Vonsattel

      Swiss-born American pianist Gilles Vonsattel is an artist of extraordinary versatility and originality. He is the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award, and winner of the Naumburg and Geneva competitions. In recent years he has made his Boston Symphony, Tanglewood, and San Francisco Symphony debuts, and performed recitals and chamber music at Ravinia, Tokyo’s Musashino Hall, Wigmore Hall, Bravo! Vail, Chamber Music Northwest, La Roque d’Anthéron, Music@Menlo, the Lucerne festival, and the Munich Gasteig. Chamber partners include James Ehnes, Anthony Marwood, Frank Huang, Nicolas Altstaedt, David Shifrin, David Finckel, and many others. Deeply committed to the performance of contemporary music, he has premiered numerous works both in the US and Europe and worked closely with notable composers such as Jörg Widmann, Heinz Holliger, and George Benjamin. Recent and upcoming projects include appearances with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Vancouver Symphony, Florida Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, as well as multiple appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. A former member of CMS Two, Mr. Vonsattel received his bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Columbia University and his master’s degree from The Juilliard School. He is on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

      Photo credit: Jean-Claude Capt 

      Edward Arron

      Edward Arron

      Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Arron made his New York recital debut in 2000 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since that time, he has appeared in recital, as a soloist with major orchestras, and as a chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

      Mr. Arron has performed numerous times at Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Halls, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and Avery Fisher Halls, New York’s Town Hall, and the 92nd Street Y, and is a frequent performer at Bargemusic.

      Photo credit : Hak-Soo Kim 

      Todd Palmer

      Todd Palmer

      Clarinetist Todd Palmer has appeared as soloist, recitalist, chamber music collaborator, educator, arranger, and presenter in a variety of musical endeavors around the world. A three-time Grammy nominated artist, he has appeared as soloist with the Atlanta, Houston and BBC Scotland orchestras; St. Paul, New York, Cincinnati, Montréal, and Metamorphosen chamber orchestras, as well as many others. He’s collaborated with many of the world’s finest string ensembles such as the St. Lawrence, Brentano, Pacifica, Daedalus and Ying quartets; and has also shared the stage with sopranos Kathleen Battle, Elizabeth Futral, Heidi Grant Murphy and Dawn Upshaw, and many other notable instrumentalists. He has championed Osvaldo Golijov’s Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind around the world and commissioned the theatre work Orpheus and Euridice by Ricky Ian Gordon which was presented by Great Performers at the Lincoln Center in 2005. He was a winner of the Young Concert Artist International Auditions. He has also held principle clarinet positions in the Minnesota Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St Luke, the Gotham Chamber Opera and the Grand Teton Festival, as well as The Nightingale and other fables at the Brooklyn Music Academy. This season he performed Mozart’s clarinet concerto as part of the Great Performers at Lincoln Center’s “What Makes It Great” series.

       

       Photo credit : Christian Steiner

      Sarah Vonsattel

      Sarah Vonsattel

      Violinist Sarah Crocker Vonsattel currently resides in New York City where she has been a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 2008.  She has previously held positions in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony.  She has played under many notable conductors including James Levine, Daniel Barenboim, Simon Rattle, Seiji Ozawa, Esa Pekka Salonen, Fabio Luisi, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

      Sarah Vonsattel leads an active life as a soloist and chamber musician.  She has appeared as soloist with the musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Syracuse Symphony, and the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, among others.  Recent performances include appearances at the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, Lake Tahoe Summerfest, the Wellesley Composers Conference, the Bronxville Chamber Music Series, the New Marlborough House Concerts, the Syracuse Society for New Music, Civic Morning Musicals, Klavierhaus, and the Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble.  As a founding member of the Verklärte Quartet, Ms. Crocker was a Grand Prize Winner of the 2003 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, leading to concert tours in the U.S. and Italy with this ensemble.  Also a proponent of new music, Sarah has appeared with the iO string quartet, the Talea Ensemble, the League of Composers Orchestra, and Sequitur in New York and can be heard on the Bridge Records label performing the music of Poul Ruders and Tod Machover.

      Sarah was a student of Ronald Copes and Naoko Tanaka at the Juilliard School and studied with David Updegraff at the Cleveland Institute of Music. 

      Photo credit: Cybelle Codish

      Michael Parloff

      Michael Parloff

      Michael Parloff, Artistic Director and Lecturer, was Principal Flutist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra from 1977 until his retirement in 2008 and has been heard regularly as recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. Highly respected as a lecturer and teacher, he gives regular presentations at the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society and Music@Menlo and masterclasses at major conservatories and university music schools in the United States and abroad. A member of the flute faculty at Manhattan School of Music since 1985, Mr. Parloff is the founder and Artistic Director of Parlance Chamber Concerts in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

      Photo credit: Elizabeth Veneskey

      Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. After your cruise

        09/10/2016 – Boston, Autumn’s Colours of New England (1 day)

        180.00 € **

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      2. Before your cruise

        29/09/2016 – Pre-program: Boston: cradle of America

        450.00 € **

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      3. Your packages

        29/09/2016 – Pre Boston + Post Cruise Art and Witchcraft + Flights

        797.50 € **
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