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We invite you to discover legendary islands whose names alone are enough to conjure up idyllic images: Polynesia, Hawaii, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands... all magical places of incomparable beauty. In Polynesia, Hawaii and New Caledonia, the coral atolls encircle the most beautiful lagoons in the world. Composed of deserted fine sand beaches and volcanic peaks covered in dense forest, these island paradises invite you to discover their unique underwater treasures. You’ll also discover the friendliest people you’ll ever meet – custodians of ancestral traditions that are maintained to this day.

 

Featured Sailings

 

Adventure in Patagonia

Ponant Cruise Patagonia Ice

From Valparaiso to Ushuaia

November 7, 2018 to November 20, 2018 | 14 days, 13 nights

Aboard LE SOLEAL

Discover Patagonia during a new 14-day expedition cruise aboard Le Soléal. PONANT is offering you the opportunity to explore the most beautiful scenery Chile and Argentina have to offer, including glaciers, fjords, and winding channels. 

Fares from $9,070*

 

Jewels of Latin America

Jewels of Latin America

From Porto Quetzal to Callao

October 22, 2018 to November 3, 2018 | 13 days, 12 nights

Aboard LE SOLEAL

Aboard Le Soléal, set sail for a 13-day PONANT cruise taking in no less than five countries. A route to discover the most beautiful sites of Latin America.

Fares from $4,920*

 

Treasures of Polynesia

Treasures of Polynesia

From Papeete to Papeete

October 18, 2018 to October 25, 2018 | 8 days, 7 nights

Aboard LE BOREAL

Aboard Le Boreal, go on a discovery of the incomparable islands of French Polynesia, considered some of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

Fares from $4,000* 

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*Terms & Conditions: The rates of our cruises are per person and include the following: All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation) Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request). Evening entertainment and events Room service 24h (special selection) Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team on all cruises identified by “Expedition” logo English speaking lecturer on selected sailings identified by “lecturer on board” logo English speaking golf escort on selected sailings identified by “golf cruise” logo English speaking dive master on selected sailings identified by “diver on board” logo Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite Park entry fees into protected areas. 1-1 Our Antarctica “Cruise, Flights* & Transfers” program rates are per person and also include: “Cruise, Flights & Transfers” Programs for expedition voyages Ushuaia-Ushuaia: flights Buenos-Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos-Aires “Cruise, Flights & Transfers” Program for expedition voyages Ushuaia-Montevideo and Montevideo-Ushuaia: one-way flight Buenos-Aires/Ushuaia or Ushuaia/Buenos-Aires “Cruise, Flight & Transfer” Program for expedition voyage Ushuaia-Capetown: one-way flight Buenos-Aires/Ushuaia Meet and Greet by our representatives in Ushuaia and direct luggage transfer from the airport to the ship for port clearance Choice between one full day in Arakur Resort located inside Cerro Alarken natural Reserve, Time at leisure, lunch and / or optional excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park OR direct transfer to the port for embarkation, buffet lunch and access to the Main Lounge (cabins/suites will not be accessible before 5pm) On disembarkation days in Ushuaia: direct transfer from the ship to the airport (not included on Ushuaia – Montevideo cruise) In case of the Traveller’s opposition, prior to the Signing of the Contract, to the Flights & Transfers Service included in the Fixed-rate Package, a penalty fee of 30% of the Service amount excluding taxes will be charged to the Traveller. Complimentary boot rental (except for guarantee deposit) Complimentary polar parka for you to keep * Included flights are in economy-class. 1-2 Our “Cruise, Flights* and Transfers” program rates are per person and also include: “Valparaiso-Ushuaia”: on disembarkation day – direct transfer from the ship to the airport. Flight Ushuaia/Buenos Aires “Punta Arenas-Ushuaia”: flights Santiago de Chile-Punta Arenas and Buenos-Aires/Ushuaia “Ushuaia-Valparaiso”: on embarkation day –flight Buenos Aires/Ushuaia Meet and Greet by our representatives in Ushuaia & Punta Arenas and direct luggage transfer from the airport to the ship (or vice versa). For cruises starting in Ushuaia: choice between one full day in Arakur Resort located insideCerro Alarken natural Reserve, time at leisure, lunch and / or optional excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park OR direct transfer to the port for embarkation, buffet lunch and access to the Main Lounge (cabins/suites will not be accessible before 5pm). In case of the Traveller’s opposition, prior to the Signing of the Contract, to the Flights & Transfers Service included in the Fixed-rate Package, a penalty fee of 30% of the Service amount excluding taxes will be charged to the Traveller. * Included flights are in economy-class 2- Our cruise rates do not include: Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned in each “Cruise, Flights & Transfers” package and for which details are available upon request. Don’t hesitate to contact your travel agent or consult www.ponant.com The optional pre and post cruise programs, overlands and excursions presented in this brochure and on www.ponant.com. Airport taxes (other than the ones included) Visa expenses (which may include additional administrative charges imposed by the authorities of a country) and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable. Gratuities to onboard crew, local guides and drivers Luggage handling Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure Dives when authorized by local authorities and feasible with ship equipment and zodiacs. Rates: 70 € per standard dive; 80€ per dive when local equipment or staff must be used, 80€ for a “discover scuba dive” course. In order to participate to diving sessions, guests must have with them a medical certificate less than 1-year-old and their up to date dive book. Beverages other than the ones mentioned Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s). 3-Ground services Ground services in the port of departure, transfers to the ship, including, as applicable, hotel room and restaurant bookings or guided tours, are performed by independent suppliers who are not employees of Compagnie du Ponant. In this respect, Compagnie du Ponant acts only as an agent and shall not be held liable for said services or for the acts or omissions of sub-contractors or other contractors. The passenger agrees that Compagnie du Ponant acts as agent and/or trustee for any person including ground and maritime agents and subcontractors, who provide any service forming, or in connection with, any part of the cruise. Our Cruise and Flights package programs are made in connection with Compagnie du Ponant selected regular or private charter flights. Final timings and schedule of the day by day program will be communicated with the cruise ticket. All our programs are based on economy class air and according  to number of seats available. If the class is not available anymore, we will suggest, depending on the availability, extra seats with a supplement. On International flights, check-in luggage is limited to 23kg/50lbs and 8kg/11 to 17lbs per person for carry-on luggage (besides airlines frequent flyer advantages). On regular domestic or intercontinental flights, check-in luggage limits are between 15 and 20 kg/33 to 44lbs and 5 to 8kg/17lbs per person for carry-on. On Compagnie du Ponant Private charter flights, check-in luggage is limited to 23 kg/50lbs and 5kg/11lbs maximum per person as carry-on. We thank you for taking these restrictions into account. Airline carriers charge for extra weight and sometimes refuse, for strict security reasons, to check-in overweight and oversized luggage. Compagnie du Ponant and the airline carriers waive all liability for luggage with extra weight that is refused at the check-in. 3.1 Services included in “Cruise, flights and Transfers packages: Packages “Cruise, Flights and Transfers” include ground services before and/or after the cruise as described in documents available 12 months prior departure of each cruise and available on www.ponant.com . However, the complete details will only be made available once the flight times have been confirmed (approximately 3 months prior to departure). 3.2 Ground activities included during expedition cruises itself: By choosing an expedition cruise, passengers agree to follow the rules of good conduct presented by the expedition team during the cruise. We remind you that being properly equipped is essential (clothing, sunglasses, etc.) and we recommend bringing binoculars to enable you to observe the wildlife comfortably and respectfully during your excursions and shore visits. 3.3 Pre and post-cruise programs and pre bookable tours Pre and Post-cruise programs (as detailed on www.ponant.com), pre bookable tours and shore excursions are performed by independent suppliers who are not employees of Compagnie du Ponant. In this respect, Compagnie du Ponant acts only as an agent and shall not be held liable for said services or for the acts or omissions of sub-contractors or other contractors. The passenger agrees that Compagnie du Ponant acts as agent and/or trustee for any person including ground and maritime agents and subcontractors, who provide any service forming, or in connection with, any part of the cruise. Hotel accommodations are based on 4 and 5-star rated hotels. Official check-in time is 4pm, check-out time is 11am unless early check-in or late check-out supplement are paid. Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. CDP advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. CDP 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. 3.4 Shore excursions Unless otherwise noted, shore excursions are sold and charged on board and are ruled by general conditions that apply to the contract signed with the local tour operator and the relevant national regulations. The passenger agrees that CDP acts as agent and/or trustee for any person including ground and maritime agents and subcontractors, who provide any service in connection with any part of the cruise. Excursions can involve activities that may not suit persons with disabilities. Prices are only given as an indication and may change. Before departure, you will receive a tour program detailing the excursions on offer with the latest rates. Five months before cruise departure, shore excursions can also be viewed on www.ponant.com. Shore excursions are currently only bookable onboard. In the event of an excursion being cancelled due to a technical reason, shortage of participants or a case of force majeure, the client will not be eligible for any compensation. Please note that you will not be reimbursed for excursions if you cancel after registration. Any meals offered during excursions are simple and should not be compared to the standards on board the ship. 3-4-1 Cruises with Complimentary Shore Excursions: If your selected cruise mentions “complimentary shore excursions”, one excursion per day, per port of call and per person is free from the selection of free tours. Other shore excursions might be available for sale; you will find the price in your cruise documents. The complimentary shore excursions are non-changeable, nor exchangeable with the shore excursions or overlands which are available for sale, they are also non-refundable. The shore excursion credit associated to the loyalty program does not apply on cruises with complimentary shore excursions. In case you decide not to participate on those complimentary shore excursions, we kindly ask you, for organizational reasons, to inform the Shore Excursions desk onboard. The tours are subject to a minimum and/or maximum of participants, each reservation will be confirmed onboard based on availability. PONANT thanks you in advance for your understanding in the event of cancellation of a tour due to the lack of participants or if the maximum number of participants has been reached.