From Scotland to Scandinavia
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- A brand-new cruise between Aberdeen and Copenhagen.
- Discovering four countries in Northern Europe on the same cruise: United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Denmark.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bergen and the Hanseatic port of Bryggen.
- Sailing in the Lysefjord, meaning the “fjord of light”, flanked by granite cliffs that are several hundred metres high.
- In Kirkwall, possibility to observe many seabirds, gannets, European shags, grey petrels.
- After your cruise, there will be the possibility to visit Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.
Staterooms & Suites
Deluxe Stateroom €3,130 Available Prestige Deck 4 €3,320 Available Prestige Deck 5 €3,410 Available Prestige Deck 6 €3,510 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 5 €4,720 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 3 €4,720 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 4 €4,720 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 6 €4,720 Available Prestige Deck 5 Suite €5,080 Available Prestige Deck 6 Suite €5,230 Available Privilege Suite Deck 6 €5,380 Available Privilege Suite Deck 5 €5,380 Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6 €6,830 Not Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5 €5,540 Available Owner's Suite €7,040 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 fourth ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Dumont d'Urville 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
Aberdeen, ScotlandEmbarkation 25/05/2020 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 25/05/2020 at 18H00 .
26 May 2020 – Kirkwall, ScotlandArrival 26/05/2020 midday. Departure 26/05/2020 late afternoon.
Capital of the Orkney archipelago, Kirkwall, which means “church bay”, is an ideal stopover before continuing on to the Northern Isles. Sheltered in a wide bay, the lively town welcomes the visitor with its charming paved alleyways edged by old houses and craft shops. Tankerness House, the oldest homestead in the town, is a must-see landmark. But the true architectural treasure of the aptly named Kirkwall is none other than its remarkable red and gold stone cathedral. And because whisky is inseparable from Scotland’s identity, stop at the Highland Park Distillery for a highly instructive visit.
27 May 2020 – Lerwick, Shetland IslandsArrival 27/05/2020 early morning. Departure 27/05/2020 midday.
The small and charming capital of the Shetland Islands, with its sea front of old houses and narrow streets, offering travellers its old districts and a warm port atmosphere. Geopark Shetland, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located to the north. Incredibly well-preserved archaeological sites and ruins prove that the islands’ occupation dates back to the first Neolithic colonies. The Shetland Museum and Archives recounts the Shetlands’ history of heritage and culture: Lerwick’s abundant waters were even fished by the Dutch in the past.
28 May 2020 – BergenArrival 28/05/2020 early morning. Departure 28/05/2020 early evening.
Located at the end of Byfjord, Bergen was the capital of Norway in the 12th and 13th Centuries and has preserved some very beautiful monuments from the time when it was home to royalty. Wandering through Bergen’s streets means going back in time, in search of the hidden treasures that have been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. A veritable openair museum, Bergen is home to a thriving artistic community of painters, potters, jewellers. The Bergen cable car offers you a splendid panorama over the port and the surrounding fjords. Do not miss the visit to the old quarter with its narrow streets, a testimony of the power of the hanseatic League that controlled trade in Northern Europe at the end of the Middle Ages.
29 May 2020 – StavangerArrival 29/05/2020 early morning. Departure 29/05/2020 midday.
At the far end of the country, stands the harbour town of Stavanger, with its warm, friendly atmosphere. A friendliness you’ll notice in the little old town cobbled streets, which has some 170 old wooden houses, as well as in its modern city centre, always bustling.
29 May 2020 – Sailing in LysefjordenArrival 29/05/2020. Departure 29/05/2020.
You will sail into the heart of one of Norway’s most breathtaking fjords, its marvellous décor dominated by pristine nature, between vertiginous granite cliffs, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant vegetation. Very close to Stavanger, the quiet waters of Lysefjorden stretch out over around forty kilometres, beneath impressive rocks. Admire the world-famous site of Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), a majestic cliff in the shape of a pulpit that rises to more than 600 metres above the waters. A bit further on, Flørli, from the top of its 4,444 steps, is the world’s longest wooden stairway, whereas the Kjerag, with its mythical boulder wedged between two rock faces, provides an unusual and unforgettable spectacle.
30 May 2020 – ArendalArrival 30/05/2020 midday. Departure 30/05/2020 late afternoon.
This port town located on the south coast of Norway is considered to be the locality with the best climate in the entire country. Arendal was long reputed for its iron mines from which, in the 19th century, it was able to produce a particularly strong earthy iron ore.
31 May 2020 – Göteborg (Gothenburg)Arrival 31/05/2020 early morning. Departure 31/05/2020 late afternoon.
A lively harbour town, Göteborg is located on the west coast of Sweden, at the crossing of the Göta älv river and the bay of Cattégat. In the old Haga district, you can peruse hippy-chic fashion boutiques and bohemian cafés in the ground floors of traditional wood houses. On the majestic Gustave-Adolphe square, you’ll see elegant neoclassical buildings. Not far from here is the municipal museum dedicated to the town’s history. In addition, you will be able to sail along Göteborg’s numerous canals. As for eating, it’s the fish and shellfish which make the gastronomic reputation of this beautiful stopover.
1 June 2020 – AarhusArrival 01/06/2020 early morning. Departure 01/06/2020 late afternoon.
Dynamic, open and forward-looking, Aarhus is also one of the oldest cities in Denmark. Nestling on the Jutland peninsular, the “city of smiles”, as its inhabitants have nicknamed it, has a gentle lifestyle and is an invitation to discovery. Voted the European Capital of Culture 2017, it is home to multiple styles of architecture, from traditional Danish houses to the wildest futuristic constructions. During your port of call, make sure you visit the ARoS Museum: one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe, it exhibits many avant-gardist works, such as “Your Rainbow Panorama”, a spectacular installation that seems to be floating in the air and offers breathtaking views over the city.
CopenhagenDisembarkation 02/06/2020 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.
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.