« Figaro Magazine » anniversary cruise

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    « Figaro Magazine » anniversary cruise

    Cruise Northern Europe

    from 11 May 2018 to 18 May 2018
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Dublin
    Arrival Port : Copenhagen

    Ship : LE SOLEAL

    • Ref : S110518

    Please note: this « Figaro Magazine » anniversary cruise is aimed at French-speaking guests. Lectures, shore excursions, pre programme and public announcements will be in French only.  

    Highlights

    Please note: this « Figaro Magazine » anniversary cruise is aimed at French-speaking guests. Lectures, shore excursions and public announcements will be in French only.  

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      LE SOLEAL

      Designed in 2013 and loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Soléal like her sisterships 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

      With her fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white, Le Soléal presents references to a nautical theme.

      Port of call & excursions

      11 May 2018 – Penzance

      Dublin

      Embarkation 11/05/2018 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 11/05/2018 at 18H00 .

      The Irish capital stretches along the banks of the Liffey to Dublin bay, on the East coast of Ireland. Discover Ireland’s warm conviviality in the pedestrian district of Temple Bar. Its cobbled streets are brimming with fabulous shops, pubs and arts centres. Next to Trinity College, famous for its 18th century library, you can stroll along Grafton Street: in one of its famous tea shops, try a delicious scone and clotted cream served hot and melt-in-the-mouth with jam. Not far from here, the majestic O’Connell bridge leads you to the avenue with the same name, on which Spire, a luminous contemporary sculpture presides.

      12 May 2018 – Penzance

      12 May 2018 – Penzance

      Arrival 12/05/2018 midday. Departure 12/05/2018 early evening.

      The gateway to Cornwall, on the south-western tip of England, Penzance, whose Cornish name Pen Sans means “holy headland”, is sure to captivate you with its charm. This seaside town with white-sand beaches is brimming with history. It boasts a small fishing port and is home to magnificent Georgian and Regency buildings, stunning gardens with exotic plants, and the Penlee House Gallery & Museum, which traces the evolution of West Cornwall. Follow the promenade along the water’s edge: on the horizon stands St Michael’s Mount. This mysterious island, which can be reached on foot at low tide, was once a refuge for pilgrims, soldiers, monks and fishermen. Here you will deep-dive into a history rich with legends.

      13 May 2018 – Portsmouth

      13 May 2018 – Portsmouth

      Arrival 13/05/2018 mid morning. Departure 13/05/2018 late afternoon.

      Located to the south-east of London, Portsmouth is one of the three most important military ports in England. This maritime tradition takes shape in the Historic Dockyard, the home of Portsmouth's arsenal, where emblematic ships are to be found, including HMS Victory, captained by Admiral Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. The home town of Charles Dickens, and the adopted home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the celebrated adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Portsmouth is not short of attractions with its parks, sea fronts and city walls. Do not miss the view over the city from the Spinnaker Tower, taking the form of a great sail and soaring from 170 metres into the air, making it one of the highest monuments in the United Kingdom.

      14 May 2018 – Ostend

      14 May 2018 – Ostend

      Arrival 14/05/2018 mid morning. Departure 14/05/2018 late afternoon.

      Located on the Flemish coastline, half way between France and the Netherlands, the elegant city of Ostend is a favourite summer destination for Belgians. You can enjoy the “queen of beaches”, a stretch of fine white sand punctuated by breakwaters, covered by the North Sea at high tide. The seafront boasts sumptuous facades from the Belle Epoque, such as Villa Maritza, which stands witness to this seaside town’s rich past. Art amateurs will enjoy the excellent Kunstmuseumaan Zee, where a retrospective of Belgian art dating from 1830 is on display.

      15 May 2018 – Amsterdam

      15 May 2018 – Amsterdam

      Arrival 15/05/2018 early morning. Departure 15/05/2018 early afternoon.

      Amsterdam is above all a city of water. Omnipresent, it guides the traveller’s steps, from street to street, from canal to canal, its bridges seeming to bend their arches to form allegiances with him. Let yourself fall in love with the grace and romanticism that emanate from this charming scene. Known around the world for its museums and the finest collection of the Dutch and Flemish masters of the golden age, this city is home to many other treasures. Take a stroll through the old district or pay a visit to a diamond house – do not miss this “treasure chest” of the Netherlands.

      16 May 2018 – Hamburg

      16 May 2018 – Hamburg

      Arrival 16/05/2018 early afternoon. Departure 16/05/2018 late evening.

      The second largest city in Germany, located at the mouth of the Elbe River, Hamburg is the setting for incredibly port activity. Indeed, the port of Hamburg deserves a visit in its own right, particularly for its spectacular Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus districts, UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These brick-fronted warehouse are testimony to the industrial architecture that arose from international trade in the early 20th Century. The city is surrounded by water and the Alster River forms a veritable inland lake, offering a pleasant place for a walk. Do not miss the emblem of the 1 200 years of history in this city – the Baroque Saint Michael’s church. Its high tower, nicknamed “Michel” by the locals, offers a fantastic view from the top of the bell tower.

      17 May 2018 – Crossing the Kiel Canal

      17 May 2018 – Crossing the Kiel Canal

      Arrival 17/05/2018. Departure 17/05/2018.

      Spanning around one hundred kilometres, the Kiel Canal links the North Sea to the Baltic Sea, crossing the Jutland peninsula. It is the world’s busiest artificial waterway.

      17 May 2018 – Kiel

      17 May 2018 – Kiel

      Arrival 17/05/2018 midday. Departure 17/05/2018 late afternoon.

      You will sail through the world’s busiest artificial waterway. The Kiel Canal, some one hundred kilometres in length, links the North Sea to the Baltic, via the Jutland Peninsula. Discover the port town of Kiel, where a number of historical monuments are visible around the agglomeration. One of the highlights is a visit to the Protestant church of Saint Nicolas, a very beautiful gothic-style building. Further on, in a bourgeois manor from the 17th Century, the town’s museum will tell you more about the history of Kiel. Then you will be able to take a stroll along the shores of the Kleine Kiel (Small Kiel), a haven of greenery and an ideal walk for nature lovers.

      18 May 2018▸17 May 2018 – Copenhagen

      Copenhagen

      Disembarkation 18/05/2018 at 08H00 .

      Connected to the far eastern side of Sealand island, a few kilometres away from the Swedish coasts, Copenhagen offers you the high colour of Scandinavian capitals. You can discover the city's riches that weaves through the canal networks through the historical districts of Christiansborg and Nyhavn. Many palaces provide an apercu of Danish history. For eating, you can try out the smorebrod, a traditional dish composed of several kinds of smoked fish.

      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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      " Figaro Magazine" anniversary

      " Figaro Magazine" anniversary

      Please note: this « Figaro Magazine » anniversary cruise is aimed at French-speaking guests. Lectures, shore excursions and public announcements will be in French only.  

      Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

      Agnès Verdier-Molinié

      Agnès Verdier-Molinié

      Language spoken: French

      Photo credit: Le Figaro

      Jean-Christophe Buisson

      Jean-Christophe Buisson

      Language spoken: French

      Photo credit: copyright free

      Cyril Drouhet

      Cyril Drouhet

      Language spoken: French

      Photo credit: DR

      Anne-Marie Gélinet

      Anne-Marie Gélinet

      Language spoken: French

       

       

      Philippe Tesson

      Philippe Tesson

      Language spoken: French

      Photo credit: François BOUCHON/Le Figaro

      Vincent Tremolet de Villers

      Vincent Tremolet de Villers

      Language spoken: French

      Photo credit: François Bouchon/Le Figaro

      Jean-René Van der Plaetsen

      Jean-René Van der Plaetsen

      Language spoken: French

      Photo credit: François Bouchon

      Sylvain Tesson

      Sylvain Tesson

      Language spoken: French

       

      Photo credit: François BOUCHON/Le Figaro

      Guillaume Roquette

      Guillaume Roquette

      Language spoken: French

      Photo credit: Gilles Bassignac

      Alexis Brézet

      Alexis Brézet

      Spoken language: French

       

      Photo credit: Stephan GLADIEU

      Guillaume Perrault

      Guillaume Perrault

      Language spoken: French

      Photo credit: François Bouchon 

      Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. Before your cruise

        11/05/2018 – TRANSFER FROM AIRPORT TO PORT IN DUBLIN

        55.00 € **
      2. Your packages

        11/05/2018 – Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + Transfer from Airport to Pier (Pre)

        425.00 € **
      Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
      Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.
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