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By PONANT Yacht Cruises and Expeditions 


MARSEILLE - June 16, 2015 - The only French cruise line and world leader in Polar cruising for 15 years, PONANT is opening bookings for its Antarctica 2016-2017 itineraries, 18 months before the first departure dates.
Exploring the world’s extreme regions in Five-Star comfort is a unique concept created by PONANT that has become its signature. From November 2016 to February 2017, PONANT is offering 4 outstanding itineraries – including its newest excursion, Journey In Southern Lands on 16 departure dates to experience a genuine polar safari and observe the region’s unique wildlife in its natural habitat.
Aboard Le Boréal, Le Soléal and Le Lyrial, luxury French-flag yachts of 122 to 132 staterooms and suites, designed for polar cruises and complying with the international “CLEANSHIP” label, passengers gain access to protected sites only accessible to small capacity ships, limited in this region to 200 passengers.
These life-changing voyages include Zodiac outings to get passengers as close as possible to nature, with time to linger over the region’s most emblematic sites. At any moment the ship may alter its course to admire the acrobatics of humpback whales or land passengers on a beach to meet a particularly impressive penguin colony. It is a unique experience made all the more interesting by renowned South Pole specialists who are only too delighted to share their views and passion for these polar lands they have been roaming for years.
  • Complete immersion in the vast white world of the Antarctic Peninsula, discovering the tabular icebergs and drifting pack ice where fur seals and colonies of penguins live.
From 8,630 USD per person (including Buenos Aires-Ushuaia-Buenos Aires transfers)
  • Essence of the Antarctic Peninsula’s white landscapes with either South Georgia or the Falkland Islands and the South Shetland Islands.
From 8,680 USD per person (including Ushuaia-Buenos Aires transfer)
  • Discover the Falkland Islands and their undulating hills and verdant moors. Farther along, South Georgia is home to imposing glaciers that tilt towards the sea and the black sandy beaches play host to thousands of King Penguins, the emblem of this faraway land.
From 10,630 USD per person (including Buenos Aires-Ushuaia-Buenos Aires transfers)
  • A new PONANT itinerary including the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and three of the most isolated islands in the world: Tristan da Cunha, a volcanic and mountainous land, Gough Island, home to one of the world’s largest seabird colonies and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site; and Nightingale Island, a refuge for many penguins.
From 10,080 USD per person
These three cruises will be eligible for the maximum PONANT Bonus discount of up to 30% off the brochure price for a limited period only.
For reservations and more information, please call: 1-305-398-9849 or toll free:
1-888-400-1082; email:, or visit
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