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. The Essential Seychelles
      Last staterooms
      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...
    2. Secret Islands of the Seychelles and Aldabra Atoll - with National Geographic
      Last staterooms
      Flight credit
      National Geographic

      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...
    3. 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...
    4. The Essential Seychelles
      Expedition
      Flight credit

      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...
    5. The Essential Seychelles
      Expedition
      Flight credit

      The Essential Seychelles

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

      from 11 January 2020 to 19 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...
    6. The Essential Seychelles
      Expedition
      Flight credit

      The Essential Seychelles

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

      from 19 January 2020 to 27 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...
    7. The Essential Seychelles
      Expedition
      Flight credit

      The Essential Seychelles

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

      from 27 January 2020 to 4 February 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. Zanzibar and the treasures of the Indian Ocean
      Expedition
      Diving

      Zanzibar and the treasures of the Indian Ocean

      from 4 February 2020 to 16 February 2020

      Discover the Seychelles, the Scattered Islands and several islands of Tanzania during one same cruise.Outings in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides and landings on idyllic beaches.UNESCO sites: Aldabra, the largest coral atoll in the world, the ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani, and Zanzibar’s Stone Town.Discover the Glorioso Islands, a geological sanctuary with nature reserve status since 1975.In the Seychelles, Anse Source d’Argent, the most famous beach of La Digue, surrounded by large blocks of granite and edged with coconut palms.Possibility of observing tortoises and many species of birds on Aldabra atoll.Possibility of diving (PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent) with an experienced instructor on board and of snorkelling with your expedition team.
    9. From Antarctica to Africa - with National Geographic
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      From Antarctica to Africa - with National Geographic

      Roundtrip flights Paris/Buenos Aires/Ushuaia – Cape Town/Paris + pre 1 night in Buenos Aires + post in Cape Town + visit

      from 25 February 2020 to 17 March 2020

      • Ushuaia - Cape Town
      • LE LYRIAL
      • 22 days / 21 nights
      PONANT and National Geographic invite you to sail from Tierra del Fuego to the Cape of Good Hope during a 22-day expedition cruise from one continent to the other. 
    10. The Seychelles and Aldabra Atoll
      Expedition
      Special package

      The Seychelles and Aldabra Atoll

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

      from 28 February 2020 to 11 March 2020

      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 from Victoria, the archipelago’s capital, fall...
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