In addition to Antarctic itineraries for winter 2019-2020, PONANT opened bookings with over 100 departures and a total of 27 new itineraries.
The industry's only French-owned cruise line, Ponant offers to its passengers new destinations, including Mexico, Red Sea and Indian Ocean.
The company doubles the number of its tropical expeditions due to the arrival of the first 4 PONANT Explorers: Le Laperouse, Le Champlain, Le Bougainville, Le Dumont d’Urville. The vessels have only 92 staterooms and boast cutting edge technology with innovative equipment to protect the environment. In addition, they will be fitted with the Blue Eye, a world-first underwater multi-sensory lounge.
Ponant's Winter 2019-2020 season includes a total of 115 departures, 28 new itineraries, 23 polar expedition voyages in Antarctica, 32 tropical expedition cruises, 6 geographic areas and 3 new destinations (the Red Sea, Indian Ocean and Mexico), diving expeditions, nature reserves, UNESCO World Heritage sites.
New itinearies include:
- "At the heart of the Indian Ocean" features the Vanilla Islands, including Seychelles and Scattered Islands, due to 5 brand new itineraries. The riches of the other Vanilla Islands, such as Madagascar, Reunion, Mauritius, Comoro Islands, Mayotte are also offered to see aboard Le Lyrial and Le Bougainville, with a total of 14 departures from December 6, 2019. Prices start from €5300 pp.
- "The Mayan treasures of the Yucatan" is a new itinerary to the heart of Yucatan, to discover the secrets of pre-Columbian civilisations. From Puerto Morelos to Puerto Morelos onboard Le Champlain, 6 departures are offered from November 2, 2019. Prices start from €2560 pp.
- "Belize and the Mayan treasures" combines 4 Central American countries: Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Belize. From Puerto Morelos to Puerto Morelos onboard Le Champlain, 7 departures are offered from November 9, 2019. Prices start from €2560 pp.
- "Treasures of the Red Sea"is a new cruise in the Red Sea, which discovers some of the major sites of the Ancient World, sailing from Jordan to Egypt via Israel. From Aqaba to Aqaba onboard Le Ponant, 12 departures are offerd from December 14, 2019. Prices start from €3690 pp.