Ponant Unveils Winter 2019-2020 Cruises

By ,   September 19, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

The only French-owned cruise line and global leader in luxury expedition voyages, Ponant, launched its new, Winter 2019-2020 program, featuring 114 departures, of which 23 new itineraries.

For Winter 2019-2020 season, the company offers a selection of departures that range from yacht cruises to tropical and polar expeditions. The brand new destinations on offer include Yucatan, bathing in the Caribbean Sea, visits to Mayan sites listed as World Heritage by Unesco, Red Sea treasures from Egypt to Jordan onboard Le Ponant, the emblematic 3-master of the cruise line, and the discovery of the “Vanilla Islands” or Bissagos Islands, one of the last remaining unspoiled locations in the world.

For the new season, the latest additions to Ponant Explorers series, Le Bougainville and Le Dumont-d’Urville, will have joined the fleet, bringing the total number of line's vessels to 9.

Ponant's guest have the opportunity to spend unforgettable Christmas or New Year’s Day surrounded by Antarctic icy landscapes or to discover the wildlife in the remote lands under supervision of experienced naturalist-guides. 

The cruise company is joining forces with National Geographic to offer new expedition cruises to Oceania, Latin America, Caribbean and Antarctica, starting 2019. Combining Ponant's itineraries in the world's most remote parts and the onboard presence of NatGeo Expeditions experts, the program of expedition voyages offers 12 itineraries for Winter 2019-2020 season.

Le Ponant cruise ship

Ponant's new itineraries include:

  • "Maya Treasure of the Yucatan" (from Puerto Morelos to Puerto Morelos (Cancun) onboard Le Champlain, with 7 departures between November 2019-January 2020, prices from EUR 2,560) is a cruise to discover Yucatan Peninsula and the secrets of pre-Columbian civilisations, including visits to Uxmal, Palenque, Chichen Itza. Also on the programme is the architectural heritage from colonial period, visits to Merida and cacao plantations.
  • "The Antarctic Odyssey" (21 days from Montevideo to Ushuaia with Ushuaia/Buenos Aires flight included, sailing onboard Le Lyrial, departing November 19, 2019, prices from EUR 15,700). Discovering the Antarctic Peninsula is the highlight of the adventure that is due to take Ponant guests to the Falklands, South Georgia and Orkney Islands, then to Ushuaia via the Drake Passage
  • "Adventure in Orinoco" (round-trip from Fort-de-France onboard Le Dumont-d’Urville, 2 departures November 2019, prices from EUR 4,820). Guests will be able to explore the beaches of the Caribbean islands through scuba-dives, and then head to the Venezuelan coast and sail along the major South American river, Orinoco.

The prices above are per person, including safety charges and port taxes. This promotional price is based on Ponant Bonus, varying according to the number of places that are sold for each of the cruises.