Iberian shores & Corsica
Set sail aboard Le Bougainville for a new, exceptional 8-day cruise to discover the Western Mediterranean. From towns brimming with history to stunning islands, this unforgettable itinerary has many a surprise in store.Your voyage will begin in Barcelona, a city in perpetual movement.After a first call at Valencia, with its remarkable architectural splendours, you will sail to Palma de Majorca, one of the jewels of the Balearic Archipelago, known for its four main islands that are charming, picturesque and discreet, sitting atop the clear waters of the Mediterranean like grains of sandYou will continue your visit to the Balearic Islands with the discovery of the well-preserved Menorca. Mahon, the island's capital, will charm you with its age-old history and its exceptional port, which, at 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) long, is the biggest in the Mediterranean!You will leave the Balearic Islands for the Isle of Beauty. You will visit Bonifacio, the jewel of the far south of Corsica. A veritable fortress sculpted by the wind and the spray, the 'sentinel city' will reveal its historical centre and its long, cobbled streets.You will then set sail for Calvi in the heart of the Balagne region. Between steep peaks and sublime beaches with turquoise waters, you will experience a wild and authentic Corsica. Below the Cap Corse mountains and the Agriates desert, the beauty of the landscapes gives Saint-Florent a picture-postcard appearance. Your cruise will end in Nice, capital of the French Riviera.
A Voyage Along the Great Lakes - with Smithsonian Journeys
In alliance with Smithsonian Journeys.This cruise is part of a collection of PONANT voyages that are specially-tailored for English-speaking travelers who want to engage with the world. In addition to the usual elements of the PONANT experience, the listed price for these voyages includes transfers to and from the ship, talks and discussions aboard ship by world class experts, and a shore excursion or activity in each port of call that encourages guests to embrace the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the local environment and culture. Set sail with PONANT aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville for an 8-day cruise to discover the Great Lakes amidst the splendid colours of late summer.You will leave from cosmopolitan and dynamic Toronto, Ontario, on the shore of Lake Ontario. Canada's largest city will charm you with its museums, parks, and gardens.Le Bellot will then sail the canal connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. From your call in Port Colborne, you will be able to see the impressive Niagara Falls. These three powerful waterfalls, renowned the world over, are an exquisite natural spectacle.Your next lake, Lake Huron, boasts myriad islands in its northern part, with white rocks capped with conifers plunging into the sapphire waters of the lake. Here you will discover the charming city of Parry Sound, in the heart of the fantastic UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Georgian Bay, and the quaint town of Little Current, gateway to Manitoulin Island, the world's largest freshwater island.From Sault Ste. Marie, you will have the opportunity to transit the engineering marvel of the Soo Locks for a foray into Lake Superior, before continuing to Mackinac Island for an exploration of the island's Victorian past by horse and buggy.End your voyage by sailing the length of Lake Michigan, a veritable inland sea, following in the footsteps of the region's indigenous Americans, first settlers, and trappers. Make your way to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the United States' "brew city," for disembarkation.
Ocean Voyage: Oslo - Edimburgh
From sea to sea, or from continent to continent, PONANT welcomes you aboard its ships for a Sea Journey. A few times a year we invite sea lovers, dreamers, and keen observers of endless horizons to join our non-stop journeys, to enjoy the comfort of our ships for an extended period and share the daily lives of our crew.As the days go by, you can admire the waves from the upper deck, keep fit in the spa and make good use of the pool or the gym, share the daily life of the crew, discover sailing techniques and instruments, and enjoy a break from the hectic pace of life.
The best of Croatia
Discover the beauty of the Adriatic with PONANT on an exceptional 8-day cruise in Croatia and Montenegro. Aboard Le Jacques-Cartier, fall under the spell of the hidden treasures of the Dalmatian coast and its turquoise waters. Your voyage will begin in Italy with an embarkation in Venice. An opportunity to discover or rediscover the sublime city of the Doges, with its many canals, its vaporetti and its mythical gondolas. Le Jacques-Cartier will then call at Korcula, full of olive groves, vineyards and ancient buildings. An island marked by history, this is the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo.Split will open its doors to you to discover its historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with treasures such as Diocletian's Palace or the Cathedral of Saint Domnius.You will then head to the aptly named 'Pearl of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Surrounded by medieval ramparts, its terracotta-tiled roofs, its palaces, cloisters and fountains are bound to impress you and will plunge you into the heart of Croatian history.Your ship will then set sail towards Montenegro, for an unforgettable cruise in the Bay of Kotor. This impressive gap between two mountain ranges is home to a veritable inland lake with a magical atmosphere; the medieval city of Kotor and its many historical monuments are its jewels.After a stop on the magnificent island of Hvar, the last stage of your trip will take you to Rovinj, giving you an opportunity to discover this city with Venetian influences. Moreover, it proudly bears Venice's symbolic winged lion on the Balbi's Arch, which you'll be able to admire during a stroll through its picturesque town centre.As a grand finale, your voyage will draw to a end in Venice the Serenissima and its lagoon.