Brand-new ships and itineraries for Ponant 2019 season

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Ponant opened sales for more than 70 departures on 26 October. There is a rich and varied offering discovering Northern Europe, Central and South America, the Indian Ocean, Oceania and, of course, the Mediterranean.

A fleet of nine ships for 2019, including four new jewels

The arrival of the new series of four expedition yachts, the Ponant Explorers, means that the company can offer a huge program across a fleet of nine ships for the northern summer 2019. While the Arctic itineraries have been on sale since July, sales are now opening for all destinations, with advance purchase savings of up to 30%.

Ponant thus continues to travel the seven seas, bringing with it the French way of life. French crew, attentive service, gastronomy, luxury comfort and extreme refinement are the hallmarks of the company’s cruises, for both expedition and yachting.

44 departure dates including five brand-new ones in the Mediterranean

From Ancient Greece to Rome, from Egypt to the Iberian shores, in the Adriatic or in the heart of the Aegean Sea’s islands, the Mediterranean is at the crossroads of the great civilisations. With 44 departure dates for this 2019 summer season, guests can discover this heritage in the most immersive and exclusive way possible with Ponant. Indeed, the company is offering 35 different itineraries in the region, including five new itineraries.

Brand-new: Great Lakes of North America

For this season, Ponant is proposing two departure dates for a brand-new cruise crossing four of the five Great Lakes of North America, timed to capture nature full of the colours of autumn. An itinerary created for limited-capacity ships which combines picturesque landscapes with cultural visits.

Plus a large choice of tropical destinations

Ponant is also proposing a selection of cruises in Central and South America, Oceania or in the Indian Ocean. Nine departures on the new ship Le Lapérouse during her inaugural season in the Kimberley, Australia’s vast wilderness region, is notably scheduled, enabling passengers to discover its unique biodiversity and marine environment, which are among the most preserved in the world.

The Ponant April-October 2019 season in figures:

  • 73 departures
  • 56 itineraries
  • Six geographic areas
  • 11 brand-new itineraries
  • More than 200 ports of call
  • Around 30 new ports of call including Gytheio and Igoumenitsa (Greece), Syracuse, Brindisi and Reggio de Calabre (Italy), Piran (Slovenia), Ibiza (Spain), Kinsale (Ireland), Fishguard (United Kingdom), and La Rochelle (France).

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