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New ships and unique ports of call from Ponant in Med and Northern Europe in 2019

Ponant's Mediterranean and Northern Europe programme for summer 2019 offers the chance to discover or rediscover a unique heritage on its stylish fleet, which includes the latest additions to its Explorer series, Le Bougainville and Le Dumont-d’Urville.

From the Adriatic to the Aegean Sea, and the Atlantic coast to the Baltic Sea, Europe represents a unique travel experience, and 46 cruises to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe include five new itineraries and unique ports of call such as Gytheio, Syracuse and Brindisi.

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Both Le Bougainville and Le Dumont-d’Urville will feature Blue Eye, a multi-sensory underwater lounge offering guests a new experience of the subaquatic world

For culture or relaxation, landmarks or exceptional natural sites, Ponant offers itineraries for discovering little-known destinations that are inaccessible to larger ships, as well as the most beautiful sailing spots in the Mediterranean: the Bay of Kotor, the Corinth Canal, Bonifacio and its white cliffs, or Stromboli.

Combining the charms of music and the sea, punctuated daily by concerts and talks, four cruises run in partnership with Radio Classique will enable guests to meet some of the most prestigious concert musicians and performers, in the presence of Alain Duault.
Jazz violinist Didier Lockwood and singer-songwriter Robert Charlebois will also be special guests on two cruises to the Adriatic.

The season shines the spotlight on the smaller, 92-stateroom Le Bougainville and Le Dumont-d’Urville. Equipped with a removable marina platform enabling guests to swim directly from the ship, as well as a submersible mini-port providing easy access to kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing and more.

These new ships, arriving in 2019, also boast a multi-sensory underwater lounge called Blue Eye, offering guests a new experience of the subaquatic world.
Mediterranean and Northern Europe at a glance

  • 38 cruises to the Mediterranean, including five new itineraries
  • 8 cruises to Northern Europe
  • 45 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Unique ports of call such as Gytheio, Igoumenitsa, Syracuse, Brindisi, Reggio Calabria, Piran
  • New itineraries in 2019


    The Eternal Aegean
    Discover Elafonisos, a small island at the southeastern edge of the Laconian Gulf known for its emerald green waters and its white-sand beaches. This itinerary also takes in Amorgos, Delos, Mykonos and Syros, the pearls of the Cyclades. 
    From Valletta to Istanbul aboard Le Bougainville on 14 July (9 days / 8 nights), from €3,140

    Naples to the Adriatic
    Visit numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the historic centre of Naples, Mount Etna, and the old towns of Dubrovnik and Kotor on this cruise which visits 4 countries: Italy, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia.
    From Naples to Venice on Le Lyrial, on 13 May (8 days / 7 nights), from €2,650

    Mediterranean Islands
    Cruise to the heart of the Mediterranean’s ancient treasures, with the possibility of visiting Paestum and Pompeii, of discovering the ruins of Mycenae, and of exploring Bonifacio, the “sentinel city”.
    From Nice to Athens on Le Bougainville, on 15 April (8 days / 7 nights), from €3,030

    Ancient Greece to Italian Shores
    Discover the cities of Amalfi and Livorno, via the magnificent Greek islands of Delos and Mykonos. For the first time, PONANT will call at Reggio Calabria, which guards the Strait of Messina at the southern tip of Italy.
    From Athens to Livorno on Le Bougainville on 13 August (8 days / 7 nights), from €2,750

    Island Jewels of the Mediterranean
    Discover archaeological and heritage treasures: visit the Acropolis of Athens, the archaeological sites of Delphi and Olympia, the cathedral of Monreale in Palermo, and lastly the works of Gaudí in Barcelona.
    From Athens to Barcelona on Le Lyrial, on 23 September (8 days / 7 nights), from €2,550

    Posted on 13th February 2018 at 11:50 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Ponant |

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