A new ship is joining Compagnie du Ponant’s fleet next spring, and the line is offering new bookings for itineraries to the Antarctic and South America for the 2015-2016 winter season.
Guests who book the 2015-2016 Winter cruises will receive Ponant Bonus benefits including up to 30 percent off brochure prices. There are also a variety of pre- and post-cruise programs available.
From November 2015 to January 2016, the cruise line will offer three itineraries for polar safari experiences—aboard Le Boreal, L’Austral and Le Lyrial. These 122- to 132-stateroom yachts comply with the international Green Ship label, allowing them to access protected sites only accessible to small ships. Itineraries include:
• The Antarctic Peninsula—an 11-day journey discovering icebergs, fur seals, Gentoo, Adelie, and chinstrap penguins. Rates start at $7,360 pp.
• Antarctica & South Georgia—a 15-day itinerary exploring glaciers, black sandy beaches, and king penguins. Rates start at $8,470 pp.
• The Great Austral Loop—a 15-day journey visiting the Falklands, South Georgia, and icebergs of the North Antarctic Peninsula. Rates start at $9,940 pp.