From the English Shores to Ireland

8 days / 7 nights
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    From the English Shores to Ireland

    Cruise Northern Europe

    from 17 May 2020 to 24 May 2020
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : London
    Arrival Port : Dublin

    Ship : LE BOREAL

    • Ref : B170520

    Between the Channel and the Irish Sea, set off with PONANT aboard Le Boréal for an 8-day cruise to discover Celtic lands of legend and romance.

    Your first port of call will be the gateway to England, Dover, and its famous white limestone cliffs that inspire a great many painters and poets.

    You will then sail along the Jurassic Coast. Listed as World Heritage by UNESCO due to the importance of its geology, this coastal region will offer you an exceptional panorama composed of spectacular rock formations, lush hills, small, wild inlets and gorgeous sand or pebble beaches.

    One port of call will be at the Isles of Scilly, a strange little archipelago whose landscapes seem to have come straight out of Enid Blyton's famous story, The Rockingdown Mystery. Here, long sandy beaches stand alongside green fields, while ruins of old castles stand proud on hilltops.

    Next, the ship will make its way to Glengarriff, in Ireland. This village surrounded by nature is blessed with a very mild climate, and the temperate waters that bathe the Beara Peninsula allow rhododendrons, azaleas, gorse and fuchsias to thrive in the local gardens.

    Before making your way to Dublin, where you will disembark, Le Boréal will take you to Kinsale, a charming little port sheltered within the Bandon Estuary.

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    Receive €250 shipboard credit per person when you book this departure. Onboard Credit are non-refundable, non-transferable, not for cash value, expire at the end of the cruise, and are not combinable with any other shipboard credit offers. Onboard Credit is available to 1st and 2nd guests sharing a stateroom only. This offer is subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn without prior notice.

    Highlights

    • Between London and Dublin, sail into the heart of Celtic shores, lands of magic and legends.
    • UNESCO-listed site: from Dover, visit Canterbury Cathedral.
    • Discover Dublin, the Irish capital brimming with convivial atmosphere and authentic charm.
    • Dartmouth, a small, peaceful English town located on the banks of the Dart estuary.
    • From Poole, visit Stonehenge.
    • Glengarriff and the Beara Peninsula, regarded as one of the most beautiful in Ireland.

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    Superior Stateroom

    • Area : 21 m²
    • Capacity : up to 3 guests per stateroom
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access wifi.
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    Prestige Deck 4

    • Area : 18 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi.
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    Book now and get the guaranteed best price. 25%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy.   
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    Prestige Deck 5

    • Area : 18 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi.
    Price Ponant Bonus
    Book now and get the guaranteed best price. 25%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy.   
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    Prestige Deck 6

    • Area : 18 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi
    Price Ponant Bonus
    Book now and get the guaranteed best price. 25%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy.   
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    Prestige Deck 5 Suite

    • Area : 36 m²
    • Capacity : up to 4 guests per stateroom
    • 8m² private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access wifi.
    Price Ponant Bonus
    Book now and get the guaranteed best price. 25%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy.   
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    Prestige Deck 6 Suite

    • Area : 36 m²
    • Capacity : up to 4 guests per stateroom
    • 8m² private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access wifi.
    Price Ponant Bonus
    Book now and get the guaranteed best price. 25%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy.   
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    Owner's Suite

    • Area : 45 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Situated on Deck 6
    • Decorated by French designers
    • Breathtakting panoramic sea view
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Butler service
    • Internet acces wifi
    • 1 private transfer (round trip): Airport - Hotel - Port
    • 1 free hour of Spa treatments
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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

    17 May 2020 – Dover

    London

    Embarkation 17/05/2020 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 17/05/2020 at 22H15 .

    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.

    18 May 2020 – Dover

    18 May 2020 – Dover

    Arrival 18/05/2020 early morning. Departure 18/05/2020 late afternoon.

    Located in Kent County on the edge of the English Channel, 35 km away from the French coast and Cap Gris-Nez, Dover is the United Kingdom town nearest to France. As the main transit port between the two sides of the English Channel, it is the “Gateway to England”. Dover is famous for its impressive white cliffs, which have inspired many a poet and playwright. Majestically facing mainland Europe, they offer the possibility of a spectacular clifftop walk. Impregnable and perched on a hill overlooking the Channel in the city’s north-east, Dover Castle dominates the city. You will find its network of underground tunnels very interesting.

    19 May 2020 – Poole

    19 May 2020 – Poole

    Arrival 19/05/2020 early morning. Departure 19/05/2020 midday.

    In the centre of England’s south coast, in Dorset County, Poole, with its beautiful sandy beaches, boasts an extremely rich heritage going back thousands of years. This large coastal town and seaport that adjoins Bournemouth to the east is the departure point for the visit to the mythical Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Still shrouded in mystery, this must-see prehistoric sanctuary is considered one of the most awe-inspiring in the world.

    19 May 2020 – Sailing along Jurassic Coast

    19 May 2020 – Sailing along Jurassic Coast

    Arrival 19/05/2020. Departure 19/05/2020.

    In southern England, discover the coastline of Dorset and East Devon, also called the Jurassic Coast in reference to the many fossils from that period found there. Stretching more than 150 km, the “Pearl of Dorset” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its geological interest. Aboard your ship, admire the site’s spectacular white chalk cliffs, home to many sea birds. The scenery, constantly changing with the light, and the different creeks and beaches situated at the feet of these gigantic rock formations, will give you the opportunity to take superb photos. Perhaps you will also be able to glimpse Durdle Door, this natural arch carved out of the rock by erosion.

    20 May 2020 – Dartmouth

    20 May 2020 – Dartmouth

    Arrival 20/05/2020 early morning. Departure 20/05/2020 early evening.

    Succumb to the charming setting of the small town of Dartmouth in the county of Devon, South-East England. Set in the heart of lush scenery, on the banks of the River Dart’s estuary, the town’s magnificent landscapes are typical of English countryside. Its picturesque paved streets will let you discover sumptuous half-timbered houses dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries while, on the northern bank of the river, you will be able to admire former fishermen’s houses in their pastel colours. Now a popular tourist destination, this small port town has nonetheless managed to retain its relaxing and romantic atmosphere.

    21 May 2020 – Isles of Scilly

    21 May 2020 – Isles of Scilly

    Arrival 21/05/2020 early morning. Departure 21/05/2020 late afternoon.

    Nestling in the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, at the south west tip of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly form a small British island chain whose climate, landscapes and lifestyle are unlike any other and seem to have come straight from an Enid Blyton story. Here, everything resembles a tropical paradise. The long sandy beaches run alongside lush green meadows teeming with semi-exotic flowers, whilst the ruins of ancient castles loom from the tops of the hills. Veritable havens of peace that inspired the legendary Avalon of King Arthur, they are today listed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the rugged coastline plays host to wildlife that is as varied as it is exceptional, including the very rare Atlantic grey seal.

    22 May 2020 – Glengarriff

    22 May 2020 – Glengarriff

    Arrival 22/05/2020 early morning. Departure 22/05/2020 early evening.

    In County Cork, discover Glengarriff, a little village set in the heart of intact nature. Located on the Beara Peninsula, renowned for the beauty of its landscapes, the municipality, which owes its name to the Gaelic word Gleann (literally “wild glen”), is surrounded by rugged mountains, wooded spaces — including one of Ireland’s oldest oak forests — and white sandy beaches. In addition to this natural setting, ideal for hiking, the site enjoys a tropical microclimate that favours the development of dense vegetation, composed of superb exotic plants.

    23 May 2020 – Kinsale

    23 May 2020 – Kinsale

    Arrival 23/05/2020 early morning. Departure 23/05/2020 late afternoon.

    Considered Ireland’s most beautiful village, Kinsale will captivate you with its sublime natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Located at the mouth of the Bandon River in County Cork, this charming little port is home to picturesque streets lined with colourful houses, art galleries and theatres, as well as to a 17th-century fort. Not far away, perched on a rocky promontory, stands the Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse: still in operation today, it has magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean.

    24 May 2020▸23 May 2020 – Dublin

    Dublin

    Disembarkation 24/05/2020 at 07H30 .

    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.

    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.

    Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

    François de Closets

    François de Closets

    François de Closets graduated in law from the Institute of Political Studies, while pursuing a career as a journalist and writer.

    As a journalist in the print media, he had successful collaborations with the France-Presse agency, Sciences et Avenir, L’Express and Nouvel Observateur.  On television he started out as a news reporter then for 30 years produced programmes for TF1 and France 2 on the economy, society, medicine and science. They included, L’Enjeu, Médiations, Savoir Plus Santé and Les Énigmes de la science.

    As a writer, François de Closets published 25 essays, most of which were best-sellers. Embracing a wide variety of topics, he strove to highlight obstacles our country erected against a changing modern world. His book Toujours Plus! published in 1982 sold over 1.5 million copies, yet he also produced works focusing on the end of life, spelling and the history of freedom, as well as a biography of Albert Einstein. In 1988, he chaired the Efficacité de l’Etat commission under the umbrella of the Planning Commission (Commissariat Général au Plan). His final report Le Pari de la responsabilité was the inspiration behind the government’s policy to overhaul public services.

    Language spoken: French

     

    Photo credit: Catherine Gugelmann

    Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

    Pre/Post & Overlands

    1. Before your cruise

      17/05/2020 – FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT TERMINAL 4, PANORAMIC TOUR OF LONDON

      110.00 € **

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      15/05/2020 – OXFORD, CITY OF THE DREAMING SPIRES (2 NIGHTS)

      1050.00 € **

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    2. After your cruise

      24/05/2020 – TRADITION AND CULTURE OF IRELAND

      170.00 € **

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    3. Your packages

      17/05/2020 – Flights From/ To Paris+ Panoramic Tour of London (Pre) + Visit of Dublin (Post)

      570.00 € **

      15/05/2020 – Flights From/ To Paris + Oxford, City of the Dreaming Spires 2N (Pre) + Visit of Dublin (Post)

      1510.00 € **
    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.
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