CAPE VERDE ISLANDS TO THE EMERALD ISLE
Dakar – Dublin
27 Days / 26 Nights
From 3rd to 29 April 2019
Setting off from Dakar, set sail for the archipelagos of Cape Verde, the Canary Islands and Madeira. Discover a diverse variety of landscapes and numerous UNESCO sites. Continue your grand voyage from Lisbon to Portsmouth with an exceptional gourmet food and wine programme in partnership with Ducasse Conseil and Château Latour. Elegant gala dinners and visits to world-famous vineyards are just part of the experience that awaits you. Finally, the L'Austral will take you the lands of legend and romance. Passing green and verdant grassy downs, precipitous cliffs and the ruins of ancient castles along the way, you'll make stops at Guernsey, Cork, Liverpool, Belfast and finally the city of Dublin, where this Grand Voyage concludes.
TransAtlantic Voyage: A Southern Crossing
USHUAIA - DURBAN
30 Days / 29 Nights
From 3rd March to 1st April 2019
Combine the Antarctic with Africa on a veritable 22-day South Atlantic odyssey, setting out from Ushuaia, Argentina and ending in Durban, South Africa. In the company of naturalist guides see a rich variety of natural wildlife (with penguins, elephant seals and more) in the Falklands, South Georgia and at the most remote and isolated archipelago in the world, Tristan de Cunha. Then sail to the legendary Cape of Good Hope before continuing on to Cape Town. The second part of this Grand Voyage will give you the opportunity to discover and explore the natural and cultural heritage of South Africa: the history and traditions of the Zulu tribes, the warmth and friendliness found in Port Elizabeth, the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Durban… You'll also have the chance to go on safari to see Africa's Big Five.
South African Highlights & Island Jewels
Cape Town - MAHE
24 Days / 23 Nights
From 24 March to 16 April 2019
Depart on a voyage of discovery to experience the extraordinarily rich heritage of South Africa, followed by a tropical expedition to the islands of the Indian Ocean. Explore South Africa's most famous cities and towns: Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay and Durban; then take advantage of the opportunity to head out on safari to see the Big Five! Next, set sail for the Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean, a quintessentially beautiful archipelago that is home to the largest concentration of sea turtles in the world. Following an unforgettable stop at Nosy Komba off the northern coast of Madagascar, continue on to the Seychelles. Calling at a variety of ports, discover the islands of Assumption, Alphonse, La Digue and Aldabra, a nature reserve recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Exploring Antarctica, Crossing the Panama Canal
USHUAIA – COLON
49 Days / 48 Nights
From 26 February to 14 April 2020
From Ushuaia to the Panama Canal, get ready to be surprised by the stunning natural landscapes and scenery of Antarctica and the South American continent. Embark Le Boréal at Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, for an unforgettable expedition amid the ice of the Antarctic Peninsula. Then cruise along the coasts of Argentina and Chile, viewing glaciers, fjords and sinuous canals along the way. From Valparaiso, depart to explore the ancient colonial towns and pre-Columbian sites at the foot of the Andes. Along the way enjoy gala dinners and other events, specially arranged by Cuisine et Vins. For the first time, PONANT will take you to the very gateways of El Salvador, foolowed by an exclusive opportunity to explore the extraordinary natural riches of Costa Rica. Finally, transit the legendary Panama.