Flanders and Hansa cities
* Subject to availability.
- Cruise in partnership with Relais & Châteaux.
- A cruise along the shores of the North Sea for culture and romantic landscapes.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Amsterdam canals; Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District in the port city of Hamburg.
- A visit of Amsterdam, the Dutch capital, and its many cultural Jewels, such as the famous Van Gogh Museum.
- Sailing on the famous Kiel Canal, which links the North Sea to the Baltic Sea.
- After your cruise: possibility to visit Copenhagen, capital of Denmark.
Staterooms & Suites
Deluxe Stateroom €3,460 Available Prestige stateroom Deck 4 €3,860 Available Prestige stateroom Deck 5 €4,050 Available Prestige Deck 6 €4,240 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 3 €5,900 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 5 €5,900 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 4 €5,900 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 6 €5,900 Available Prestige Suite Deck 5 €8,000 Available Prestige Suite Deck 6 €8,390 Available Privilege Suite Deck 6 €8,810 Available Privilege Suite Deck 5 €8,810 Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5 €9,680 Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6 €9,680 Available Owner's Suite €14,370 Available
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 second ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Champlain 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
LondonEmbarkation 11/05/2021 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 11/05/2021 at 23H59 .
The main residence of the British monarch, financial hub and seat of British government, London is the economic and cultural heart of the country. A city of contrasts, attached to its traditions while buzzing with modernity, the capital of the United Kingdom has countless historic districts and notable sites to explore. From Hyde Park to the City through Westminster and Trafalgar Square, get ready to take on Londonﾒs frenetic tempo. In between a visit to the National Gallery, a stroll through Covent Garden and a trip to Tower Bridge, you can take a quiet breather in one of Londonﾒs many beautiful parks and gardens.
12 May 2021 – OstendArrival 12/05/2021 midday. Departure 12/05/2021 evening.
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.
13 May 2021 – AntwerpArrival 13/05/2021 early morning. Departure 13/05/2021 late afternoon.
Located in the Flemish region of Belgium, Antwerp is worth a visit for its remarkable architectural heritage. In this moderately-sized, cosmopolitan city, you will be able to stroll around the ancient city centre, dominated by the most important monument in Antwerp, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The museums of the city retrace the history of Antwerp, including the home of Rubens, containing the works of the painter, and the Plantin-Moretus museum, a print works and publishing house that are UNESCO listed. From Grote Markt, the central square in the city, you will be captivated by the attractive sight formed by the unusual medieval architecture of the guild houses.
14 May 2021 – AmsterdamArrival 14/05/2021 late morning. Departure 14/05/2021 late evening.
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.
15 May 2021 – At seaArrival 15/05/2021. Departure 15/05/2021.
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.
16 May 2021 – HamburgArrival 16/05/2021 early morning. Departure 16/05/2021 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 2021 – Crossing the Kiel CanalArrival 17/05/2021. Departure 17/05/2021.
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.
CopenhagenDisembarkation 18/05/2021 at 07H00 .
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.
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.
Gastronomy & Oenology
Whether you are an amateur or a fine connoisseur, join us aboard our luxurious, smaller-sized ships to experience a unique cruise on the theme of Gastronomy or Wine.
Prestigious ports of call
For these themed cruises, Ponant has designed unique itineraries for lovers of French cuisine, wine and the sea. You will sail off to discover carefully selected ports of call in cities with a rich cultural heritage. During your visits, you will be surprised by exceptional culinary and wine-tasting experiences.
A journey to the land of flavours
On board your ship, Ponant will serve you tasty and varied cuisine, punctuated by entertainment and gala dinners. Special attention will be paid to the wines that will be offered to you during these Gastronomy and Wine cruises: an exclusive wine list, wines carefully chosen to complement your meals…
These themed cruises will be an opportunity to cruise alongside illustrious guests such as the Michelin-starred chefs Jérôme Nutile or Patrick Jeffroy, the famous sommelier Eric Beaumard, or the French wine and gastronomy specialist Jean-Robert Pitte. They will share with you their passion for fine dining, through degustations, workshops and fascinating lectures.
*These names are given as an example only, the special guests on your cruise can be found in the "guests" tab.