Ireland, Cornwall and Dorset

8 days / 7 nights
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    Ireland, Cornwall and Dorset

    Cruise Northern Europe

    from 13 September 2020 to 20 September 2020
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Dublin
    Arrival Port : Saint-Malo


    • Ref : X130920

    At the crossroads of the Atlantic and the Celtic Sea, set sail to discover a brand new PONANT itinerary. 

    From Dublin, you will step aboard Le Jacques-Cartier for a 8-day gastronomic cruise off the Irish coast.

    First, you will discover the charming seaside resort town of Portrush and its magnificent fine-sand beaches stretching out on either side along a 1.5 km-long peninsula.

    Then, Le Jacques-Cartier will take you to Killybegs, a gateway to the city of Donegal. You will be captivated by its sheer cliffs, deserted sandy beaches, breathtaking scenery and welcoming pubs. Further south, the city of Galway will offer you a real immersion into the heart of Gaelic culture and will be your gateway to the famous Connemara region.

    Your ship will head towards the peninsula of Cornwall. Its rocky coastlines, beautiful rolling countryside and numerous local legends have inspired novelists and filmmakers.

    Finally, you will sail to Saint-Malo, the cité corsaire or city of privateers. This captivating walled city is where your trip will end.

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    • A themed cruise based on gastronomy: gala dinner, cooking demonstrations and winetasting.
    • Between Dublin and Saint-Malo, sail into the heart of Celtic shores, lands of magic and legends.
    • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Dublin, UNESCO Creative City of Literature (embarkation port); Galway, UNESCO Creative City of Film.
    • Discovery of coastal regions: Connemara from Galway, Donegal from Killybegs, Cornwall from Penzance and Dorset from Poole.
    • Sail along the Jurassic Coast, listed with UNESCO.
    • From Poole, visit Stonehenge.
    • Before your cruise, discover Dublin, the Irish capital brimming with convivial atmosphere and authentic charm.

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    Staterooms & Suites

    • Deluxe Stateroom
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    • Prestige Deck 4
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    • Prestige Deck 5
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    • Prestige Deck 6
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    • Deluxe Suite Deck 5
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    • Deluxe Suite Deck 3
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    • Deluxe Suite Deck 4
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    • Deluxe Suite Deck 6
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    • Prestige Deck 5 Suite
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    • Prestige Deck 6 Suite
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    • Privilege Suite Deck 6
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    • Privilege Suite Deck 5
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    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
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    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
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    • Owner's Suite

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    Owner's Suite

    • Area : 45 m²
    • Capacity : up to 4 guests per stateroom
    • 30mprivate balcony
    •  Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed
    • or twin beds
    • Shower & Bathtub + Jacuzzi on terrace
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) 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
    •  Butler service
    • 1 private transfer (round trip): Airport - Hotel - Port
    • 1 free hour of Spa treatments
    Reference rate, per person  based on  double occupancy.   




    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 sixth ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Jacques Cartier 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

    13 September 2020 – Portrush


    Embarkation 13/09/2020 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 13/09/2020 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.

    14 September 2020 – Portrush

    14 September 2020 – Portrush

    Arrival 14/09/2020 midday. Departure 14/09/2020 late afternoon.

    Established on the site of an old fishing village in the far north of the island, Portrush is a seaside resort that has been very fashionable since Victorian times. It was built along a peninsular edged by two magnificent golden sandy beaches that have been developed for walking and cycling. Further east lies Whiterocks, one of Northern Ireland’s most beautiful beaches. The romantic ruins of Dunluce Castle are perched on the edge of the white limestone cliffs overlooking the beach. Do not miss the Giant's Causeway geological site a few kilometres further on. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers the surprising sight of a series of hexagonal basalt columns beaten by the waves.

    15 September 2020 – Killybegs

    15 September 2020 – Killybegs

    Arrival 15/09/2020 early morning. Departure 15/09/2020 late afternoon.

    Tucked away and sheltered by a large inlet, this charming fishing port is located on Ireland's most northern extremity, in the heart of the southern coast of County Donegal. As your boat glides into the port, soak up the dazzling colours of the trawlers docked in the harbour. You may well have the opportunity to tour the Donegal Carpets Factory, one of the world's oldest handmade carpet manufacturers. You can also take a tour of the Glenveagh National Park and its castle, after having crossed through the wild, untamed beauty of northern Ireland. Donegal is a rambler's paradise, and the Blue Stack Mountains are sure to have you hooked with their peace, quiet and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes.

    16 September 2020 – Galway

    16 September 2020 – Galway

    Arrival 16/09/2020 early morning. Departure 16/09/2020 early evening.

    Built at the mouth of the Corrib on in the West, Galway is one of the liveliest towns in the country. The cobbled streets in its historical centre offer plenty of designer boutiques, artists’ studios and bohemian cafés.

    17 September 2020 – Kinsale

    17 September 2020 – Kinsale

    Arrival 17/09/2020 midday. Departure 17/09/2020 evening.

    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.

    18 September 2020 – Penzance

    18 September 2020 – Penzance

    Arrival 18/09/2020 midday. Departure 18/09/2020 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.

    19 September 2020 – Sailing along Jurassic Coast

    19 September 2020 – Sailing along Jurassic Coast

    Arrival 19/09/2020. Departure 19/09/2020.

    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.

    19 September 2020 – Poole

    19 September 2020 – Poole

    Arrival 19/09/2020 midday. Departure 19/09/2020 early evening.

    20 September 2020▸19 September 2020 – Saint-Malo


    Disembarkation 20/09/2020 at 08H30 .

    The mere mention of Saint-Malo’s name is enough to plunge us back into the richness of its past. The fortifications stand as testimony to the Malouins’ determination to defend their citadel, fought over by France and Britain in turn. When we drop anchor here, immerse yourself in the diversity of its heritage: the time when privateers sailed the oceans in search of trade and victories; the legendary yacht races the port city is still famous for, such as the Route du Rhum; and the final resting place of the French writer François-René de Chateaubriand, who was born here and chose to be buried here anonymously.


    • 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.


    Gastronomy & Oenology

    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…

    Renowned professionals*

    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.

    Pre/Post & Overlands

    1. After your cruise


      40.00 € **

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    2. Before your cruise


      170.00 € **

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      2190.00 € **

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    3. Your packages

      13/09/2020 – Flight From Paris + Culture and Tradition of Ireland (Pre)

      380.00 € **

      10/09/2020 – Flight from Paris + Ashford Castle and Treasures of Connemara 3N (Pre)

      2400.00 € **
    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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