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. Treasures of the Red Sea
      New itinerary

      Treasures of the Red Sea

      from 25 February 2020 to 3 March 2020

      PONANT invites you to cruise the Red Sea to discover numerous famous ancient sites and landmarks. From Jordan to Egypt via Israel, board Le Ponant for an all new 8-day itinerary combining major historic sites and stunning underwater scenery.  Your first port of call will be Eilat in Israel....
    2. From Antarctica to Africa - with National Geographic
      Expedition
      National Geographic

      From Antarctica to Africa - with National Geographic

      Flight Buenos Aires / Ushuaia + visit or time at leisure + transfer

      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. 
    3. 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...
    4. The Seychelles and Aldabra Atoll
      Expedition
      Diving

      The Seychelles and Aldabra Atoll

      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...
    5. Treasures of the Red Sea
      New itinerary
      Diving

      Treasures of the Red Sea

      from 3 March 2020 to 10 March 2020

      PONANT invites you to cruise the Red Sea to discover numerous famous ancient sites and landmarks. From Jordan to Egypt via Israel, board Le Ponant for an all new 8-day itinerary combining major historic sites and stunning underwater scenery.  Your first port of call will be Eilat in Israel....
    6. Treasures of the Red Sea
      New itinerary
      Diving

      Treasures of the Red Sea

      from 10 March 2020 to 17 March 2020

      PONANT invites you to cruise the Red Sea to discover numerous famous ancient sites and landmarks. From Jordan to Egypt via Israel, board Le Ponant for an all new 8-day itinerary combining major historic sites and stunning underwater scenery.  Your first port of call will be Eilat in Israel....
    7. The Vanilla Islands
      Expedition
      Special package

      The Vanilla Islands

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

      from 11 March 2020 to 20 March 2020

      Embark with PONANT on a brand-new expedition cruise to the “Vanilla Islands”, from the Seychelles to Madagascar via the Comoros and Mayotte. This 10-day itinerary aboard Le Bougainville will be an opportunity to discover little-known places of breathtaking natural beauty, an original fauna and...
    8. The Vanilla Islands
      Expedition
      Return regional flight included

      The Vanilla Islands

      Transfer + flight Nosy Be / Mauritius

      from 11 March 2020 to 20 March 2020

      Embark with PONANT on a brand-new expedition cruise to the “Vanilla Islands”, from the Seychelles to Madagascar via the Comoros and Mayotte. This 10-day itinerary aboard Le Bougainville will be an opportunity to discover little-known places of breathtaking natural beauty, an original fauna and...
    9. Treasures of the Red Sea
      New itinerary
      Diving

      Treasures of the Red Sea

      from 17 March 2020 to 24 March 2020

      PONANT invites you to cruise the Red Sea to discover numerous famous ancient sites and landmarks. From Jordan to Egypt via Israel, board Le Ponant for an all new 8-day itinerary combining major historic sites and stunning underwater scenery.  Your first port of call will be Eilat in Israel....
    10. Along the South-African coastline - Musical cruise
      Music

      Along the South-African coastline - Musical cruise

      from 17 March 2020 to 25 March 2020

      • Cape Town - Durban
      • LE LYRIAL
      • 9 days / 8 nights
      In partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE.  Discover a PONANT itinerary that explores the essential towns and sites of South Africa's wild east coast. A circuit in partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE, with the exceptional presence of Alain Duault and of the Sirba Quintet.  At the crossroads of...
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