Africa Cruises

    The cradle of humanity, Africa is a destination with 1001 faces. This exceptional mosaic of colours and dialects is the foundation for the cultural richness of the world’s oldest inhabited continent. This wild and unchanging land also boasts an infinite variety of landscapes. Forested savannah, cosmopolitan cities, arid deserts, remote villages, majestic mountains and picture-postcard beaches form an authentic setting that is home to extraordinarily prolific wildlife. Ponant invites you to discover this ethnic and topographical diversity during its African cruises. Through the various itineraries on offer, you will steep yourself in the very unique atmosphere of the continent.

    Sailing towards the coast of West Africa you will fall under the spell of the most beautiful islands of Cape Verde. Far from the beaten track, at the crossroads of Europe and Africa, you will witness firsthand how the islands offer a unique blend of the influences of these three continents.

    Further south, you will sail along the east coast and discover southern Africa, “a world in a single country”. This cruise in South Africa will take you from Cape Town to Durban, two cities rich in contrasts between modernity and tradition.

    You can also chart a course towards Victoria, capital of the Seychelles, at the heart of the Indian Ocean. As the cruise progresses, you will discover the beauty of the Scattered Islands, Madagascar, Aldabra, Alphonse and La Digue. Magical sites, truly paradises on earth, lying on a turquoise backdrop.

    A cruise in Africa with Ponant is the promise of a fascinating adventure and a total change of scenery.

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    1. Canary Islands and Cape Verde
      Last staterooms

      Canary Islands and Cape Verde

      from 28 September 2019 to 8 October 2019

      In partnership with PARIS MATCH.Sailing between Portugal, Spain and Cape Verde, PONANT offers you an itinerary at the crossroads of cultures and traditions.  You will set sail aboard Le Dumont-d’Urville for an 11-day cruise leaving from Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, located on the...
    2. Adventure in the Bijagos Archipelago
      Expedition
      Back to back offer

      Adventure in the Bijagos Archipelago

      from 8 October 2019 to 16 October 2019

      Unspoiled nature, encounters with populations respecting their ancestral traditions, observation of exceptional biodiversity: this is the programme that PONANT is proposing during an all-new 8-day circuit in the Bissagos Islands. You can experience this exceptional cruise, tinged with adventure,...
    3. The Bijagos Archipelago and Cape Verde - with National Geographic
      Expedition
      National Geographic

      The Bijagos Archipelago and Cape Verde - with National Geographic

      Flight Paris / Praia + transfer

      from 24 October 2019 to 4 November 2019

      In partnership with National Geographic Expeditions.  Board Le Dumont-d’Urville for a fabulous expedition cruise between Praia and Dakar. This brand-new 12-day adventure will enable you to discover two exceptional archipelagos including wild nature, cultural heritage and encounters with the...
    4. The Essential Seychelles
      Expedition
      Special package

      The Essential Seychelles

      Flights Emirates Paris/Paris in economy class+visits+transfers. Business class under conditions

      from 6 December 2019 to 14 December 2019

      With the presence of Alain Baraton, French-speaking guest, discover his interview by clicking here.On this brand-new itinerary, PONANT invites you to discover the must-see jewels of the Seychelles. On Mahé, you will board Le Bougainville for a 9-day expedition cruise to the heart of this...
    5. The Essential Seychelles
      Expedition
      Diving

      The Essential Seychelles

      from 6 December 2019 to 14 December 2019

      With the presence of Alain Baraton, French-speaking guest, discover his interview by clicking here.On this brand-new itinerary, PONANT invites you to discover the must-see jewels of the Seychelles. On Mahé, you will board Le Bougainville for a 9-day expedition cruise to the heart of this...
    6. Secret Islands of the Seychelles and Aldabra Atoll - with National Geographic
      National Geographic
      Diving

      Secret Islands of the Seychelles and Aldabra Atoll - with National Geographic

      from 14 December 2019 to 26 December 2019

      In partnership with National Geographic Expeditions.  Set sail for a 13-day expedition cruise to discover the most beautiful islands of the Seychelles. PONANT invites you to follow an unforgettable itinerary aboard Le Bougainville, against a backdrop of turquoise waters and coconut palms.Leaving...
    7. The Essential Seychelles
      Expedition
      Diving

      The Essential Seychelles

      from 26 December 2019 to 3 January 2020

      On this brand-new itinerary, PONANT invites you to discover the must-see jewels of the Seychelles. On Mahé, you will board Le Bougainville for a 9-day expedition cruise to the heart of this archipelago’s Inner Islands for a glimpse of paradise.  The first stop on your cruise: Sainte Anne...
    8. The Essential Seychelles
      Expedition
      Special package

      The Essential Seychelles

      Flights Emirates Paris/Paris in economy class+transfers. Business class under conditions

      from 26 December 2019 to 3 January 2020

      On this brand-new itinerary, PONANT invites you to discover the must-see jewels of the Seychelles. On Mahé, you will board Le Bougainville for a 9-day expedition cruise to the heart of this archipelago’s Inner Islands for a glimpse of paradise.  The first stop on your cruise: Sainte Anne...
    9. The Essential Seychelles
      Expedition
      Special package

      The Essential Seychelles

      Flights Emirates Paris/Paris in economy class+visits+transfers. Business class under conditions

      from 3 January 2020 to 11 January 2020

      On this brand-new itinerary, PONANT invites you to discover the must-see jewels of the Seychelles. On Mahé, you will board Le Bougainville for a 9-day expedition cruise to the heart of this archipelago’s Inner Islands for a glimpse of paradise.  The first stop on your cruise: Sainte Anne...
    10. The Essential Seychelles
      Expedition
      Diving

      The Essential Seychelles

      from 3 January 2020 to 11 January 2020

      On this brand-new itinerary, PONANT invites you to discover the must-see jewels of the Seychelles. On Mahé, you will board Le Bougainville for a 9-day expedition cruise to the heart of this archipelago’s Inner Islands for a glimpse of paradise.  The first stop on your cruise: Sainte Anne...
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