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summer 2013 april - november cruises

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Once upon a time at Sea... Sailing aboard one of La Compagnie du Ponant’s ships means more than just travelling. It means living a different and privileged version of a cruise, discovering a concept of travel that is simultaneously intimate, luxurious and authentic. Culture, emotion, refinement: As veritable craftspeople of cruising, aboard yachts with a restricted capacity, we design carefully hewn itineraries for you, unique experiences and unusual encounters that confer this air of exception, this unique signature on our cruises. For almost twenty five years, La Compagnie du Ponant has been writing its history with you and for this Summer 2013 season, we are proud to welcome you aboard our latest jewel, Le Soléal, whose name was created from two very strong symbols: Solel, “the sunshine” and Solal “he who opens the way”. This magnificent 5-star yacht, the sistership of the highly successful Le Boréal and L’Austral, will transport you along the mythical maritime routes of the great explorers. From the immaculate whiteness of the Arctic to the subtle perfumes of the Asian continent, via the melodious Mediterranean and the historic Adriatic, we invite you to discover and to imagine here your next trips with us. Delicious moments on land before departure, where the spirit wanders throughout the pages, throughout the seas...

Jean Emmanuel Sauvée General Manager

Véronique Saadé Deputy General Manager

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We look forward to welcoming you aboard,

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Summary calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 destinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 YACHT CRUISES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 LIFE ON BOARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 GASTRONOMY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 SPA ON BOARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 le boréal & l’austral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 le soléal & le ponant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Welcome aboard Le Soléal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 cruises the great north & CANADA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Northern Europe & the Baltic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Western Mediterranean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 EASTERN Mediterranean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 asiA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 your ships L’AUSTRAL, LE BORÉAL & le soléal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 le ponant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 informations your ADVANTAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 PONANT YACHT CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 General INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 april - november 2013 terms and conditions . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Summary

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Departure

Ship

Itinerary

Nights

Areas

Page

ApRIL Apr 04, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Las Palmas - Malaga

9

Western Mediterranean

61

Apr 13, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Malaga - Marseille • Cuisine & Vins de France

7

Western Mediterranean

60

Apr 13, 2013

LE PONANT Funchal - Las Palmas

8

Western Mediterranean

61

Apr 21, 2013

LE PONANT Las Palmas - Marseille

9

Western Mediterranean

62

Apr 25, 2013

LE BORéAL

Lisbon - Honfleur

7

Western Mediterranean

62

Apr 30, 2013

LE PONANT Marseille - Nice

3

Western Mediterranean

63

may May 03, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Marseille - Venice

7

Western Mediterranean

63

May 10, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Venice - Venice

7

EASTERN Mediterranean

80

May 17, 2013

LE PONANT Nice - Valetta • Golf

7

Western Mediterranean

64

May 18, 2013

LE BORéAL

Honfleur - Copenhagen • BFM Business

3

Northern Europe & the Baltic

50

May 21, 2013

LE BORéAL

Copenhagen - Stockholm

8

Northern Europe & the Baltic

50

May 29, 2013

LE BORéAL

Stockholm - Copenhagen

8

Northern Europe & the Baltic

51

May 31, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Venice - Venice

7

EASTERN Mediterranean

80

june Jun 06, 2013

LE BORéAL

Copenhagen - Stockholm

8

Northern Europe & the Baltic

50

Jun 07, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Venice - Venice

7

EASTERN Mediterranean

80

Jun 14, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Venice - Venice

7

EASTERN Mediterranean

80

Jun 28, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Venice - Venice

7

EASTERN Mediterranean

80

July Jul 01, 2013

LE PONANT Nice - Nice

7

Western Mediterranean

66

Jul 01, 2013

LE SOLéAL

7

EASTERN Mediterranean

86

Venice - Barcelona • Inaugural Cruise

Jul 02, 2013

LE BORéAL

Stockholm - Bodo

8

Northern Europe & the Baltic

51

Jul 05, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Venice - Istanbul • Michel Leeb

7

EASTERN Mediterranean

82

Jul 08, 2013

LE PONANT Nice - Nice

7

Western Mediterranean

66

Jul 10, 2013

LE BORéAL

Bodo - Longyearbyen

7

The great north

28

Jul 12, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Istanbul - Istanbul

7

EASTERN Mediterranean

82

Jul 13, 2013

LE SOLéAL

Lisbon - Reykjavik • Côté Ouest

Northern Europe & the Baltic

52

Jul 15, 2013

LE PONANT Nice - Nice

7

Western Mediterranean

66

Jul 19, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

7

EASTERN Mediterranean

83

Jul 22, 2013

LE PONANT Nice - Nice

7

Western Mediterranean

66

Jul 23, 2013

LE SOLéAL

Reykjavik - Reykjavik

7

The great north

28

Jul 26, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Istanbul - Athens

7

EASTERN Mediterranean

85

Istanbul - Istanbul

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Ship

Itinerary

Nights

July Jul 29, 2013

LE PONANT Nice - Nice

7

Western Mediterranean

66

Jul 30, 2013

LE BORéAL

Reykjavik - Reykjavik

7

The great north

29

Jul 30, 2013

LE SOLéAL

Reykjavik - Kangerlussuaq

14

The great north

30

august Aug 02, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Athens - Athens

7

EASTERN Mediterranean

84

Aug 05, 2013

LE PONANT Nice - Valetta

7

Western Mediterranean

67

Aug 06, 2013

LE BORéAL

Reykjavik - Reykjavik

7

The great north

29

Aug 09, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Athens - Venice

7

EASTERN Mediterranean

84

Aug 12, 2013

LE PONANT Valetta - Valetta

7

Western Mediterranean

68

Aug 13, 2013

LE SOLéAL

Kangerlussuaq - Kangerlussuaq

13

The great north

30

Aug 13, 2013

LE BORéAL

Reykjavik - Kangerlussuaq

10

The great north

31

Aug 16, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Venice - Venice

7

EASTERN Mediterranean

80

Aug 19, 2013

LE PONANT Valetta - Nice

7

Western Mediterranean

68

Aug 23, 2013

LE BORéAL

Kangerlussuaq - Kangerlussuaq • Paris Match

The great north

32

Aug 23, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Venice - Venice

EASTERN Mediterranean

80

Aug 26, 2013

LE SOLéAL

Kangerlussuaq - Anadyr

The great north

33

Aug 26, 2013

LE PONANT Nice - Nice

6

Western Mediterranean

69

Aug 30, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Venice - Venice

7

EASTERN Mediterranean

80

SEptember Sep 05, 2013

LE BORéAL

Kangerlussuaq - Quebec

The great north

34

Sep 06, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Venice - Venice

7

EASTERN Mediterranean

80

Sep 13, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Venice - Istanbul • Classical Music

7

EASTERN Mediterranean

81

Sep 16, 2013

LE SOLéAL

Anadyr - Anadyr

8

The great north

33

Sep 19, 2013

LE BORéAL

Quebec - Boston

10

CANADA

36

Sep 24, 2013

LE SOLéAL

Anadyr - Petropavlovsk

11

The great north

34

october Oct 02, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Istanbul - Athens

EASTERN Mediterranean

85

Oct 05, 2013

LE SOLéAL

Petropavlovsk - Otaru

10

The great north

35

Oct 09, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Athens - Nice • Jazz

7

Western Mediterranean

71

Oct 13, 2013

LE PONANT Nice - Nice • Golf

7

Western Mediterranean

64

Oct 15, 2013

LE SOLéAL

Otaru - Osaka

7

ASIA

96

Oct 16, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Nice - Lisbon • Côté Sud

7

Western Mediterranean

70

Oct 22, 2013

LE SOLéAL

Osaka - Hong Kong

8

ASIA

96

Oct 23, 2013

L'AUSTRAL

Lisbon - Las Palmas • Marie Claire

9

Western Mediterranean

72

Oct 30, 2013

LE SOLéAL

Hong Kong - Singapore

11

ASIA

97

november Nov 01, 2013

LE PONANT Marseille - Casablanca

11

Western Mediterranean

73

Nov 12, 2013

LE PONANT Casablanca - Las Palmas

6

Western Mediterranean

73

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Set sail for exceptional destinations Visit exceptional sites that are the stuff of dreams but also totally authentic, experience new cultures, and enjoy new encounters that bring you even closer to Nature - these are the privileges that the smaller size and state-of-the-art technology of our ships offer you. Unspoiled exotic island chains, crystal waters, secret inlets within the Aegean Sea, the majestic glaciers of the Arctic, an unforgettable encounter with a school of whales on the shores of the St Laurent River, sailing to the gateways of Asia. A unique experience that blends travel and emotion.

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CANADA

destinations

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Northern Europe & the Baltic page 46

Western Mediterranean page 56

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asiA

page 92

destinations

EASTERN Mediterranean

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YACHT CRUISES


YACHT CRUISES Once upon a time The only French cruise ship line, Compagnie du Ponant is an integral part of France’s great shipping tradition. Ships of character, flying the French flag and symbolising the “Style of Cruising” as we conceive it.

Yacht Cruises: more than a cruise, it’s a privilege Going to sea on a Compagnie du Ponant ship is to experience the unrivalled pleasure of a “private cruise”. On board, each guest is free to go at his own pace, to savour the joys of being alone or to share enjoyable moments with others during the many activities on offer.

To combine sophistication and conviviality favouring emotion and discovery, and an ongoing quest for excellence.

YACHT CRUISES

Our mission is to offer legendary destinations and the world most secretive ports, only accessible to small capacity ships. To offer the delights of a French-inspired high cuisine in an intimate environment – a discreet service where no attention to detail is spared – and unforgettable moments of relaxation aboard elegant yachts of character.

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An elegant and intimate ambiance...

LIFE ON BOARD

From the moment you come aboard, you will be aware of the special atmosphere that has become synonymous with Compagnie du Ponant: that privileged sense of being on board your own yacht, a feeling of intimacy which we nurture every step of the way in remaining loyal to our philosophy.

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SERVICE ABOARD The French Touch You will be welcomed into a warm environment where the emphasis is firmly on the sea.Your cruise will allow you to experience the French way of living, that subtle blend of relaxed elegance and conviviality that is our trademark. Discreet but attentive service and excellent cuisine are naturally at the heart of this, as our French chefs will prove to you day after day.

A Butler service specially reserved for the Suites Our Butler is exclusively dedicated to passengers travelling in one of the 13 suites on Deck 6, and will offer you the privilege of a tailor-made and trouble-free cruise. He is attentive and discreet and will be your first point of contact, providing you with personalised service every day.

Open Bar Option An open bar* package can now be selected when you make your booking. Enjoy this option by selecting the package which covers all your bar and minibar expenses throughout your cruise.

Your time on board will be made unique and memorable thanks to the thoughtful attention to detail of our staff. * See the details on page 110

LIFE ON BOARD

Once aboard you are not just a passenger; our job is to get to know you better and to anticipate your desires, your expectations and your tastes, to ensure that your cruise is a period of total relaxation.

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GASTRONOMY

“Because each one of you is unique, we offer you a new voyage of the senses every day”

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GASTRONOMY Journey to the Land of Flavours on a Gourmet’s Odyssey Take advantage of your cruise to appreciate the French approach to the culinary arts at any time of the day: breakfast among friends with the horizon as your guest, followed by lunch in the sunshine on one of our decks, ending with a sumptuous dinner in the elegantly intimate surroundings of our gourmet restaurants.

Haute cuisine: the French touch We invite you to discover an inspired, sophisticated and varied cuisine, based on carefully selected products, discreetly elegant service, and talented Chefs who each offer their own highly innovative specialities. To travel with us is to experience the gracious art of living and enjoying life “à la française”.

Haute cuisine in an intimate environment, with discreet and professional ser vice where no attention to detail is spared

GASTRONOMY

Faithful to tradition, the excellent meals on board are accompanied by a selection of wines from a list chosen by our experienced sommeliers and worthy of the finest restaurants.

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Between Sky and Sea

SPA on board

Aboard our yachts, in an intimate and luxurious environment, with the ocean as the only backdrop, discover a new way of experiencing a Spa.

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SPA & WELLBEING Wellbeing on the water Make the most of your cruise to relax and take care of yourself in our wellbeing centre. Let our beauticians pamper you and experience this moment of tranquility to the full. - Relaxing modelling treatments - Expert treatments tailored to your needs - A fitness centre equipped with the latest machines (cross trainer, Kinesis Wall ™, Treadmill™, Technogym™). - Hair treatments and beauty treatments in our hair salon

Let your senses run free In association with French beauty houses , aboard LE BORÉAL, and aboard L’AUSTRAL and LE SOLÉAL, we invite you to enjoy a beauty interlude with a selection of expert treatments for face and body.

In order to secure your Spa treatments, please make your SPA reservation at time of cruise booking. For further details about Spa treatments, please consult our ‘’Cruise Beauty Spa Collection’’ and available on www.ponant.com.

SPA on board

Enjoy the serenity of the open sea and the toning sea spray; let the wind and the movement of the sea transport you.

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LE Boréal An exceptional yacht with 132 staterooms and Suites.

Le boréal

Quality materials, discreet elegance and nuanced harmonies, her exterior and interior lines reflect a nautical mood which has been subtly revisited. Soothing neutral tones are brought to life with splashes of cheerful red, like a thread running through an interior that blends tradition with innovation. LE BORéAL remains faithful to Compagnie du Ponant’s Yacht Cruises philosophy in offering a unique ambiance combining luxury, intimacy and wellbeing. The SPA onboard has the latest equipment, and in partnership with the famous beauty brand CaritaTM welcomes passengers for unforgettable moments of total relaxation.

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LE BORÉAL, launched in April 2010, a human-size ship with a decor that is both contemporary and welcoming.


L’austral An exceptional yacht with 132 staterooms and Suites.

L’AUSTRAL, launched in May 2011, a sophisticated yacht but where an air of informal relaxation reigns.

l’austral

With her grey hull, tapered prow and sleek profile, L’AUSTRAL is the sistership of LE BORéAL. In the purity of her lines and subtle sophistication of her décor, this latest jewel in Compagnie du Ponant’s fleet revisits the spirit of cruising in a “yachting” version. Shades of grey, taupe, white and ivory, with hints of cinnamon and caramel running through, give L’AUSTRAL her own personality. And because a cruise provides an ideal setting in which to pamper yourself, L’AUSTRAL has partnered with a beauty brand SothysTM to design an intimate SPA offering a selection of exclusive treatments.

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LE soléal An exceptional yacht with 132 staterooms and Suites.

Le soléal

Fluid lines, a gentle colour palette, drawing on natural wood, grey and shades of whites create a unique atmosphere that is both clean and welcoming, thanks to a judicious choice of materials and discreet and subtly updated references to the nautical theme. Thus the white Corian® of the counters in the lobby brings to mind the hulls of ships and contrasts with the warmth of the leather. The central, transversal sculpture is made from enameled pieces and was directly inspired by the sea. In partnership with the famous French skincare company, SOTHYS™, SOLEAL’s spa offers a selection of expert treatments. Unique moments for a perfect balance between body and soul.

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LE SOLÉAL, launched in July 2013 is the last jewel of our fleet.


LE PONANT A majestic three-mast 88 metre yacht with 32 state rooms: an alliance of nautical tradition and great elegance.

Le Ponant will captivate you by her beauty and personality: all the charm of a sail boat with the intimacy and comforts of a super yacht.

le ponant

Sleek low lines, decks extending the full 88 metres, her three masts reaching for the sky and her sails ready to take flight‌ There is no need to be an experienced sailor to embark aboard this beauty: while you may not participate in the manoeuvres, the crew are always delighted to answer your questions. As on a private yacht, we sail with a small group of people who really love being at sea.

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NEW SHIP

LE SOLÉAL IS HERE

Welcome aboard Le Soléal

Welcome Aboard!

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Welcome to LE SOLéAL : La Compagnie du Ponant’s latest jewel is heading out to sea! A streamlined silhouette, a warm and intimate atmosphere, refined design and contemporary decor inspired by the Yachting world: welcome aboard for her inaugural season. The white Corian® of the counters in the lobby brings to mind the hulls of ships and contrasts with the warmth of the leather. The central, transversal sculpture is made from enamelled tiles and was directly inspired by the sea. In the lounge bar, the carpet picks up the “tennis stripes” theme and confers a chic seaside look. Le Soléal reflects a certain idea of cruising, synonymous with French-style elegance.

Spa and Wellbeing: a beauty break Fitted with the latest equipment and operated in partnership with the Sothy’s™ beauty house, the wellbeing area in L’Austral is the place to go for relaxation and pampering; beauty treatments, hairstyling, balneotherapy and a hammam are all available there.

Welcome aboard Le Soléal

The cabins are all plush and elegant, decorated in warm colours. A cosy haven of peace throughout your journey, our cabins have been designed to offer you the greatest of comfort. They are entirely open to the sea with a private balcony, DVD player, IPod™ docking station, internet access and more. Certain categories of cabin are adaptable and communicate with each other, allowing us to welcome families with children in the best possible conditions.

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THE great north


THE GREAT NORTH & Canada Journey to the end of the world… At the frontiers of the Polar Regions, where the summer sun never sets, there exists a barren universe, a magical land of ice and water, a polar desert of breathtaking scenery: The Great North. Far from the madding crowd and the usual tourist destinations, from Iceland to Spitsbergen, Greenland to Baffin Bay, from the legendary North West Passage to the wild Russian Far East coastline, this is truly a trip into another world.

This part of the world conceals so many secrets; you need only to keep your eyes and ears open to the protected environment that surrounds you: humpback whales, walruses or even a glimpse of the charming beluga and narwhal whales, very fast cetaceans known as the “unicorns of the sea”. And of course how could we forget that Lord of the Arctic, the polar bear, a legendary figure for the Inuit people.

An exceptional journey, a timeless experience…

THE great north

With our exceptional itineraries that are rich in historical detail, we invite you to follow in the footsteps of the great explorers, aboard LE BORÉAL and LE SOLÉAL. Our teams of naturalist-guides will bring to life the stories of explorers like Roald AMUNDSEN, JeanBaptiste CHARCOT and Paul Emile VICTOR, who conquered the last little-known lands of the Arctic. You will also discover an ancestral culture and a way of life from another world during a visit to the heart of the Inuit villages. Do not miss the cracked earth and wild nature of Iceland, the icy vastness of Spitsbergen or the huge expanses of Greenland and the Baffin Sea.

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A journey

to the Polar Lands...

Set sail aboard LE BORÉAL or LE SOLÉAL and head for the polar landscapes of the Far North. After sailing along the rugged coastline of the Norwegian fjords, you will have the opportunity to discover Spitsbergen, the “archipelago at the end of the earth”, a vast white desert where the sea deploys its thick and luminous icy armour. This last island before the North Pole, lying at some 78° latitude north, is the kingdom of the polar bear, lord of the ice floe. Further to the South, you will visit Iceland, this Viking land rich in contrasts and surreal colours. With its vast glaciers, vertiginous fjords and bubbling geysers, Iceland with its wild and fascinating nature, has preserved all its mystery. Akureyri is your gateway to Lake Myvatn, whilst in the capital, Reykjavik, you will discover the famous Blue Lagoon, a huge natural swimming pool and an exceptional geological phenomenon. After rounding Cape Farewell, the steep coastline of Greenland will be visible on the horizon. And it is from Kangerlussuaq, in a silence broken only by the cracking of the ice, that LE BORÉAL and LE SOLÉAL will sail towards Illulissat, the jewel of Disko Bay. It will then be time to cross to Nunavut, this newly independent territory and the home of the Inuits of the Canadian Arctic. A little further on, the two ships will chart opposing courses: Le Boréal will continue its route towards Canada and New England whilst LE SOLÉAL will begin its crossing of the mythical North West Passage that was so intensely coveted by the explorers of the 19th Century. This legendary maritime route, this secret passage, opens the doors to Russia via the Bering Strait, where the Kamtchatka Peninsula will offer you its volcanic landscapes adorned in their autumn robes. LE SOLÉAL will then head south: From Anadyr, you will reach Petropavlovsk, the gateway to the Kuril Islands and Japan.

The Great North

Russia

Kuril Islands

THE great north

Canada

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le soléal

le boréal


NORTH-WEST PASSAGE

EQI GLACIER

KURIL ISLANDS

THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE

EQI GLACIER - GROENLAND

KURIL ISLANDS

“This passage does not exist”, “People have been looking for it for Centuries and no-one has ever found it”, “It’s a myth”… There are areas that have inspired Man’s imagination since time began, distant lands that generations of sailors and adventurers have tried to tame, many risking their lives to do so. For the very first time, we invite you to board LE SOLÉAL and set sail for the Far North, well inside the Arctic Circle, towards a legendary maritime route, that has been coveted, searched for and finally found: The North West Passage, the only possible northern shipping route between the Atlantic and the Pacific, linking Europe to Asia. The Canadian Arctic Archipelago is a collection of islands whose jagged coastlines are separated by channels that can be as narrow as rivers. In winter this “roof of the world” transforms into a majestic white desert; in summer, for a few short weeks, the temperature rises enough for the ice floe to melt. Life reappears, nature is reborn, the mythical route is finally free and we can breathe in a unique aroma - the scent of great adventure.

“The most beautiful place in the Arctic”… This is how Paul Emile Victor described Greenland, island of giant icebergs and valleys rift by the glaciers of the polar ice cap, and Greenland’s Eqi glacier is one of the region’s most impressive sights. Here the silence is broken only by the roaring and crackling of the ice, and listening to the sound of the ages, it’s impossible to know if one is shivering from cold or with emotion... Imagine the vast outline of a glacier, its translucent crystals glowing with an ice-blue fire in the sunlight - a dazzling surface dancing with the brilliance of precious jewels: sapphires, emeralds, diamonds. Paul Emile Victor’s shelter is unmissable; it was from here that the French Polar Expeditions’ anthropological and geographic explorations of the 1950’s set off. The intrepid voyager also led the French Trans-Greenland expedition: he travelled for 40 days with sleds and huskies. You have the chance to follow nostalgically in his footsteps.

At the southern tip of the Kamtchatka peninsula and stretching out over more than 1,000 km, a multitude of unspoiled lands have been laid hither and thither on the ocean: the Kuril Islands. This archipelago of (active) volcanic islands, which is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, bathes in the fresh waters of the North Pacific Ocean. In the timeless landscape, the Earth’s tectonic plates appear to have played at being a designer with the scenery, just as an artist might stage an opera’s first act. The vegetation is tempered by the altitudes and alternates between pine trees, fir trees, deciduous hardwood and bamboo, and every now and then the sea reclaims the land and forces a passage into the heart of the onceproud volcanoes. Along the faults of the Earth’s crust are lush green craters called calderas, sitting in defined contrast to the blue of the Pacific, and in the foreground nature’s actors, the terrestrial and aquatic fauna, appear to be enjoying themselves.

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PORT S O F CALL . . .

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LE soléAL CTURE LE

Grundarfjordur

Hornsund

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Reykjavík

Tromsø Lekness

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Heimaey

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CRUISE : 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

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Isbukta

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Bellsund

DEPARTURE : JULy 10th 2013

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Grimsey Island

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Longyearbyen

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The Svalbard archipelago has an exceptionally rich human history, beginning with the whalers of the 12th Century and incorporating adventurous trappers, miners and scientific researchers, bear hunters and gold prospectors and you, Polar explorer. LE BORÉAL’s route will bring you intimately close to the natural colours of the Polar region: icebergs, ice caps, the sea ice; a fascinating universe that is more than 55% covered by glaciers that are constantly attacked by the sea, as you can see from their craggy sides. The days’ sailing will be interspersed with unusual excursions, such as trips by Zodiac or tenders, in the early light of dawn, in search of the king of the ice floes, the solitary Polar bear.

Reykjavik

Sailing South of Spitsbergen

DEPARTURE : JULy 23rd 2013 CRUISE : 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

DAY

ITINERARY

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

1

Paris / Bodo (Norvway) direct chartered flight on European airline. Meet and greet at the airport, transfer to the port. 19.00 Embarkation from 16.30 to 17.30

DAY

ITINERARY

1

Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur (Iceland) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

2

Leknes (Norway)

07.00

14.00

3

Tromsø (Norway)

08.00

12.00

4

At sea

5

Spitsbergen, Isbukta (Norway)

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Spitsbergen, Hornsund (Norway)

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ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

2

Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur (Iceland)

3

Heimaey (Vestman Islands - Iceland)

07.00

17.00

4

Grundarfjordur (Iceland)

07.00

17.00

5

Grimsey Island (Iceland)

12.00

20.00

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Akureyri (Iceland)

07.00

21.00

Spitsbergen, Bellsund (Norway)

7

Isafjordur (Iceland)

07.00

16.00

Longyearbyen (Norvway) 08.00 Disembarkation. Visit of the Svalbard Museum** followed by transfer to the airport. Lonyearbyen / Paris direct chartered flight on European airline. Evening arrival in Paris.

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18.00

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LOFOTEN ARCHIPELAGO For more details about your shore excursions and formalities, please refer to pages 40 to 43. For more informations, please consult

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The dancing colours of the Northern Lights! Simply the name is enough to evoke a faraway otherworldliness... Lofoten: with its landscape in relief against the fjords that have been carved into the land, its gentle, peaceful prairies and fishing villages dotted among the creeks, the archipelago lives up to its promise. In northern Norway, at the far end of the peninsula, the Lofoten islands lie silhouetted against the ocean, Le Boreal’s prow gliding smoothly towards them. Here, the strange Arctic light infuses the landscape with a special incandescence; the blues of the water blend with the blues of the sky, the bright red of the fishing houses competes with the tender greens of the mountain slopes. Come sail with us and discover this wonderful corner of Norway - its hospitable nature and noble character.


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Grundarfjordur

Reykjavík

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Located at the entrance to a fjord, the capital of the North of Iceland sets out its charms along the banks of the Eyjajordur and shows off its multi-coloured houses under the light of the midnight sun. It is from this charming city that you will set out for Lake Myvatn, whose savage beauty has been sculpted by a succession of volcanic eruptions. The lake has a unique ecosystem and lies at the crossroads of the great migratory routes and is a natural sanctuary for many bird species (Greylag geese, elegant swans, ducks and Arctic terns...). It’s a veritable paradise for ornithologists, and for those with a contemplative soul in search of secret spaces and mysterious charm. In this wild place one’s imagination runs away with the landscape’s strange shapes: the trolls, elves and fairies of Icelandic legends also call this his home...

Iceland

Heimaey

REYKJAVIK • REYKJAVIK DEPARTUREs : JULy 30th 2013 • aUG 06th 2013 CRUISE : 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS DAY

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1

Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur (Iceland) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

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Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur (Iceland)

3

Heimaey (Vestman Islands - Iceland)

07.00

17.00

4

Grundarfjordur (Iceland)

07.00

17.00

5

Grimsey Island (Iceland)

12.00

20.00

6

Akureyri (Iceland)

07.00

21.00

7

Isafjordur (Iceland)

07.00

16.00

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18.00

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THE BLUE LAGOON

Located a short 40 km from the capital, Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon, or “Blaa Lonid” in Icelandic, is a freshwater expanse of shimmering azure which is fed by an aquifer 240-200m below the ground and is an exceptional geological phenomenon. With its lunar decoration of rugged lava fields and lichen visible through the fumes of a vaporous halo, there is a surreal atmosphere to the place. Icelanders are particularly appreciative of this artificial lake when the temperature of its opaque waters is lowered to below 37°C and it is transformed into a giant natural swimming pool, its waters are renowned for their beneficial effects on the skin.

THE SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA The West of Iceland and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula boast dramatic and grandiose scenery. Setting sail from the natural port of Grundarfjordur, at the mouth of a pristinely beautiful fjord, you’ll begin your journey of discovery with the ancient volcanoes whose sombre colours are starkly contrasted against the cobalt blue of the ocean. Once the volcanic activity had completed its work and the glaciers had all gone, it was the turn of the rivers to leave their powerful and yet gentle mark on the landscape, as they wound their way through. Guided by our experienced specialists and naturalists, you can’t miss the majestic silhouette of the Snaefellsjökul volcano, which appears to guard over the peninsula from its 1,440m-high summit. Its legendary, almost-perfect conical shape is thought to be the gathering point of mysterious magnetic powers, and it was perhaps not by chance that Jules Verne chose here as the doorway to inner space in his fantastical book Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

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Disko Bay

Reykjavik/

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Canada

Atlantic Ocean

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DEPARTURE : AUG 13th 2013

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ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

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Paris / Reykjavik (Iceland) on scheduled airline Icelandair*. Meet and greet at the airport, transfer to the port of Hafnarfjordur. Embarkation from 16.30 to 17.30

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2

Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur (Iceland)

18.00

2

3

Crossing the Denmark Strait

3

Ilulissat - Disko Bay (Greenland)

4

Knut Rasmussen Fjord (Greenland)

4

Glacier Eqi - Paul Emile Victor Base (Greenland)

5

Ammassalik (Greenland)

5

Upernavik Fjord (Greenland)

Sermilik (Greenland)

6

Melville Bay (Greenland)

7,8

Sailing along the Eastern coast of Greenland observation of fjords and glaciers

7

Savissivik (Greenland)

9

Passing Cape Farewell (Greenland)

8

Thule (Greenland)

9

Pond Inlet (Canada Nunavut)

10

Sailing along the Western coast of Greenland

10

North Arm Fjord (Canada Nunavut)

11

Nuuk (Greenland)

11

Clyde River (Canada Nunavut)

12

Isabella Bay (Canada Nunavut) At sea - Crossing the Davis Strait Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) 08.00 Disembarkation. Excursion “Discover the musk-oxen”**. Transfer to the airport. Kangerlussuaq / Paris direct chartered flight on European airline. Evening arrival in Paris.

12,13 Ilulissat - Disko Bay (Greenland)

DAY

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Sailing in the fjords

13

15

Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) 07.00 Disembarkation. Excursion “Discover the musk-oxen”**. Transfer to the airport. Kangerlussuaq/Paris direct chartered flight on European airline. Evening arrival in Paris.

14

ITINERARY

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

Paris / Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) direct chartered flight on European airline. Meet and greet at the airport, transfer to the port. Pre-booked excursions “En route for the Polar Ice Cap”*. 18.00 Embarkation from 16.30 to 17.30 Cruising along the Coasts of Greenland Ilulissat - Disko Bay (Greenland)

*See details of the pre booked excursion page 42 **See details of the post-cruise program page 39 OM ZO

For more informations, please consult

KANGERLUSSUAQ

KANGERLUSSUAQ • KANGERLUSSUAQ A RK G

*Subject to availability on this airline **See details of the postcruise program page 39.

For more details about your shore excursions and formalities, please refer to pages 40 to 43.

Davis Strait

Greenland Eqi Glacier Ilulissat / Disko Bay

IFT

DEPARTURE : JULY 30th 2013

Upernavik Fjord

PA

Denmark Strait

Melville Bay

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Fjord Knut Rasmussen Sermilik Iceland Ammassalik

Baffin Sea Pond Inlet North Arm Fjord Nunavut Isabella Bay

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Savissivik

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On route to Ilulissat, LE BORÉAL glides her way to Disko Bay – also a UNESCO world heritage site where she makes a memorable entrance, carving a way through the magnificent glaciers and drifting icebergs. As you sail along the “iceberg motorway“, each berg more impressive than the last, you can but be taken in by the lofty scenes and you may spot the icebergs rolling or colliding into one another, a reminder of the complexity of the environment, which is strong and yet, so fragile. This is an excerpt from the Captain’s diary: “Our naturalist guide explained the shapes and outlines of the ice giants to us. The edges of the iceberg are chaotic; the icy monster must have rolled and then dislodged enormous blocks of ice that now lie at its base, without a doubt the result of the forces that shape the ice floe.“

ILULISSAT

At the heart of Disko Bay - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Ilulissat Icefjord provides an extraordinary spectacle of almost surreal beauty. The sculptural icebergs continue their on timeless journey, shimmering with their eternal light. Vast pieces of ice break off from the bergs and rejoin the inexorable movement of the sea. Encircled by icebergs, discover Ilulissat, a unique mix of traditional Arctic life, with multicoloured wooden houses, huskies and leather tanners.


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Kangerlussuaq GrEenland Nuuk

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Denmark Strait

Narsaq Cape Farvell

Reykjavik/ Hafnarfjordur

Atlantic Ocean

Reykjavik • KANGERLUSSUAQ PA

DEPARTURE : AUG 13th 2013

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IFT

Follow in the wake of the famous Pourquoi-Pas?, Jean-Baptiste Charcot’s boat that in 1934 sailed for Ammassalik with four world-famous scientists on board, including the anthropologist and team leader Paul Emile Victor. The island, with its savage and unpredictable coastline, captivated the explorers, and they decided to extend their journey and travel into the heart of the Inuit communities. This is wild territory; surrounded by icebergs and alpine peaks carved out by the glaciers, the coast has many surprises in store. One such surprise is the charming little museum that is home to precious Inuit artistic and cultural artefacts, like the Tupilaqs (figurines), masks, ancient tools, traditional dress, husky sleds and a hand crafted kayak that was once paddled across the surrounding fjords. In Inuit custom, the name Ammassalik means “capelans“, small silver fish whose return in their thousands heralds the start of spring.

Ilulissat / Disko Bay

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CRUISE : 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS DAY

ITINERARY

1

Paris / Reykjavik (Iceland) on scheduled airline Icelandair*. Meet and greet at the airport, transfer to the port of Hafnarfjordur. Embarkation from 16.30 to 17.30

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

2

Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur (Iceland)

3

At sea

4

Passing Cape Farewell (Greenland)

5

Narsaq (Greenland) Cruising along the Coasts of Greenland

6

Nuuk (Greenland)

7

Cruising along the Coasts of Greenland

8

Glacier Eqi - Paul-Emile Victor Base (Greenland)

9

Ilulissat - Disko Bay (Greenland)

10

Cruising the fjords

11

Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) 07.00 Disembarkation. Excursion “Discover the musk-oxen” **. Transfer to the airport. Kangerlussuaq/Paris direct chartered flight on European airline. Evening arrival in Paris.

18.00

*Subject to availability on this airline **See details of the post-cruise program page 39

Nicolas has been accompanying polar expeditions for more than 20 years and speaks three Greenlandic dialects. He fell in love with the region to such an extent that he wrote an ethnology thesis on it, and the polar expanses have no secrets for this Expedition Leader, Film Maker and Lecturer. He has shared his experience with La Compagnie du Ponant for the last seven years, helping to design navigation routes with the Captains. He gets great pleasure from sharing his memories and knowledge.

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In partneship with

REPORTERS NOTEBOOKS:

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Francis LATREILLE

KANGERLUSSUAQ • KANGERLUSSUAQ PA

DEPARTURE : AUG 23rd 2013

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Upernavik Fjord

Pond Inlet North Arm Fjord Nunavut Isabella Bay Canada

EXCEPTIONAL GUESTS OF PARIS MATCH

Melville Bay

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You will travel by Zodiac© in the presence of naturalist experts, to get closer to the Arctic Polar Circle. You may have the chance to observe and photograph polar bears, seals, and whales including killer whales.

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In the company of Francis Latreille, Explorer-Photographer and Philippe Legrand, Communication Director, we are offering a truly unique cruise, punctuated by a series of conferences and workshops that reveal the secrets of the great explorer-photographers. Amateur photographers can learn or perfect professional techniques and take unforgettable shots.

Thule Savissivik

CRUISE : 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS DAY

ITINERARY

1

Paris / Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) direct chartered flight on European airline. Meet and greet at the airport, transfer to the port. Pre-booked excursions “En route for the Polar Ice Cap”*. Embarkation at 18.00

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

2

Cruising along the Coasts of Greenland Ilulissat - Disko Bay (Greenland)

3

Ilulissat - Disko Bay (Greenland)

4

Glacier Eqi / Paul-Emile Victor Base (Greenland)

5

Upernavik Fjord (Greenland)

6

Melville Bay (Greenland)

7

Savissivik (Greenland)

8

Thule (Greenland)

9

Pond Inlet (Canada Nunavut)

10

North Arm Fjord (Canada Nunavut)

11

Clyde River (Canada Nunavut)

12

Isabella Bay (Canada Nunavut)

13

At sea - Crossing the Davis Strait

14

Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) 08.00 Disembarkation. Excursion “Discover the musk-oxen”**. Transfer to the airport. Kangerlussuaq/Paris direct chartered flight on European airline. Evening arrival in Paris. *See details of the pre booked excursion page 42 **See details of the post-cruise program page 39

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For more details about your shore excursions and formalities, please refer to pages 40 to 43. For more informations, please consult

w w w. p o n a n t . c o m

A special guest on this cruise will be Francis Latreille who is no stranger to major expeditions. A polar specialist, he is the only photographer to have accompanied the scientific exploration following the traces of the last mammoth. The travel companion of Jean-Louis Etienne, he is the author of a number of books including “Tara“ (Gallimard)) and “A la conquête des pôles” (La Martinière). Francis Latreille has also been awarded a “World Press Photo” prize.

Philip Plisson A passionate marine photographer and sea lover, Philip PLISSON is one of the few photographers in the world to have obtained the prestigious title of “Peintre de la Marine” awarded by the French Ministry of Defence. A friend and partner of La Compagnie du Ponant, his strong, sensitive and poetic images have graced our ships for many years and delighted our guests. OM ZO

BEECHEY ISLAND

Beechey Island, will call to mind some of the most important moments of Franklin’s expedition. Sir John set off in 1845 in search of the mythical North West Passage and was forced to take shelter in Erebus Harbour for two long years, while he waited for the ice floes to recede. If the surrounding wilderness impresses us, the ochres and yellows of the rocky desert soften the landscape, imbued as they are with a sense of past tragedies.

WHALE BONE ALLEY LE SOLÉAL nears the wild coast of Yttygran Island at the first light of dawn; a holy place shrouded in mystery. On the silent beaches, bathed in a surreal light, lies Whale Bone Alley, the revered and sacred shamanic grounds of the Chukchi people. Along a 400m stretch of beach, the Chukchi have carefully arranged hundreds of whale bones, skulls and jawbones in accordance with ancient rites and there they stand, proud and reaching for the astral sky.


kamchatka

Arctic Ocean Cape Vankarem RUSSIA

Iceland Diomère

Yanrakynnot

LIS RA T G

DEPARTURE : sept 16th 2013

CRUISE : 22 DAYS / 20 NIGHTS aboard

CRUISE : 10 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS aboard

DAY

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DAY

1

Paris / Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) direct chartered flight on European airline. Meet and greet at the airport, transfer to the port. Pre-booked excursions “En route for the Polar Ice Cap”*. 18.00 Embarkation from 16.30 to 17.00

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

1

A RK G

IFT

IFT

PA

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Bering Sea

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Northwest Territories

Yttygran Island NATU

Anadyr

Canada KANGERLUSSUAQ

DEPARTURE : AUG 26th 2013

Island of Gran

Cap Dezhnev

Illulissat Alaska Franklin Bay Fort Ross Sisimiut

RUSSIA

Uelen

Jesse Harbour

ITINERARY ARRIVAL DEPARTURE Paris / Düsseldorf (Germany) on Air France or Lufthansa followed by Düsseldorf / Anadyr (Russia) on direct chartered flight on European airline.

2

Anadyr (Russia) Meet and greet at the airport. Transfer to the 19.00 port. Embarkation from 17.00 à 18.00

3

At sea

2

Sisimiut (Greenland)

08.00

12.30

3

Ilulissat - Disko Bay (Greenland) 06.00

20.00

4

Uppernavik Fjord (Greenland)

5

Melville Bay (Greenland)

6

Savissivik (Greenland)

7

Pond Inlet (Canada Nunavut)

6

8

Leopold Cliff (Canada Nunavut) Beechey (Canada Nunavut)

7

Uelen (Chukotka, Russia) Diomede Island (Russia)

9

Sailing the Bellot Strait Fort Ross (Canada Nunavut) Sailing Franklin and Larsen Straits

8

Ittygran Island - Whalebone Alley (Russia)

9

Sailing the Bering Sea

10

Gjoa Haven (Canada Nunavut) Sailing Queen Maud Gulf

10

Anadyr (Russia) 08.00 Disembarkation. Transfer to the airport. Anadyr/Düsseldorf (Germany) direct chartered flight on European airline, followed by Düsseldorf/Paris on Air France or Lufthansa. Evening arrival in Paris.

11

Cambridge Bay (Canada Nunavut)

12

Sailing the Coronation Gulf and the Duke of York Archipelago (Canada Nunavut)

13

Jesse Harbour (Northwest Territories, Canada) Sailing Prince of Wales Strait

14

Franklin Bay (Northwest Territories, Canada)

15

Sailing Beaufort Sea

16

Sailing along Yukon coastlines

17

At sea - Sailing the Arctic Ocean

18

At sea - Crossing the Date Line Change

19

At sea - Crossing the Bering Strait

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At sea - Sailing the Bering Sea

21

Anadyr (Russia) 08.00 Disembarkation. Transfer to the airport. Anadyr/Düsseldorf (Germany) direct chartered flight on European airline, followed by Düsseldorf/Paris on Air France or Lufthansa. Evening arrival in Paris. *See details of the pre booked excursion page 42

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Arakamchechen (Russia) Yanrakynnot (Russia) Bering Strait Passage Cape Dezhnev - Chukchi Peninsula (Chukotka, Russia) Sailing the Chukchi Sea and Arctic Sea Cape Vankarem (Chukotka, Russia) Sailing along Kolynchin Cliffs

THE CHUKCHI PEOPLE

Imagine the farthest end of the world, farther still than the immense, windswept Siberian plains, opposite Alaska and beyond the Bering Strait: here, in the wild, remote and untouched beauty, remains an ancient people - the Chukchi - whose lives are played out at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Aboard LE SOLÉAL, you will be taken to the very frontiers of time and the known world to meet these astonishing people and to learn about their complex traditions (they live as fishermen and reindeer herders and their interconnected relationship with the natural world is the subject of much study). With a community that is equally as structured as those of the Inuit, and animist practices that are carried out by the shamans to this day, the nomadic Chukchi’s lives are spent in fantastical landscapes that they share with the local fauna. Join us on this out-of-this-world journey to meet an ancient people and share their culture.

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THE STORY OF A MYTHICAL PASSAGE

Northw est Passage

For nearly three Centuries, generations of sailors tried to find a sea route that would provide a passage from the North Atlantic to the Pacific. It is a legendary story and one that has engaged the minds and efforts of John FRANKLIN, Roald ADMUNSEN, Jean Baptiste CHARCOT and Paul-Emile VICTOR, who each wanted to conquer the last of the uncharted Arctic territory, where previously only the Inuit had brought life to this frozen world. The memories of the epic adventures of these intrepid explorers, far from any inhabited lands, remain strong in the Arctic. Mystery protects these distant lands. This extraordinary destination is the preserve of travellers who dream of a total change of scenery and of making unique discoveries.

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Akpatok

Tadoussac Saguenay

Gros Morne

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Atlantic Ocean

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DEPARTURE : SEPT 24th 2013

CRUISE : 16 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS aboard

CRUISE : 13 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS aboard

DAY

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DAY

1

Paris / Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) direct chartered flight on European airline. Meet and greet at the airport, transfer to the port. Pre-booked excursions “En route for the Polar Ice Cap”*. Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00 19.00

2

Sisimiut (Greenland) Crossing the Davis Strait

2

Anadyr (Russia) Meet and greet at the airport. Transfer to the port. Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00 19.00

3

Qikiqtarjuaq (Canada Nunavut)

3

Sailing the Bering Sea Cape Navarin Passage

4

Hoare Bay (Canada Nunavut)

5

Monumental Island (Canada Nunavut)

4

Anastasia Bay (Russia) Glybokaya (Russia)

6

Akpatok (Canada)

5

Exploring the Koriokskiy and Olyutorskiy area (Russia)

7

Saglek Fjord – Torngat Mountains Nat. Park (Canada)

6

Verkhoturova Island (Russia) Tymlat Bay (Russia)

8

Sailing along the coast of Labrador

9

Battle Harbour (Canada)

7

Karaginsky Island (Russia) Sailing along the Kamchatka Peninsula

10

Gros Morne (Canada)

13.00

8

Commander Islands - Bering Island - Nikolskoye (Russia)

14.00

9

Commander Islands - Medny Island (Russia) Kronotskiy Biosphere Reserve (Russia)

Percé (Canada)

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

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ITINERARY ARRIVAL DEPARTURE Paris / Düsseldorf (Germany) on Air France or Lufthansa followed by Düsseldorf / Anadyr (Russia) on direct chartered flight on European airline.

12

Tadoussac (Canada)

13.00

23.30

10

13

Saguenay (Canada)

07.00

15.00

11

Zhupanova River (Russia)

14

Quebec City (Canada)

12

Petropavlovsk (Russia)

15

Quebec City (Canada) Disembarkation. Discover Quebec**. Transfer to the airport. Quebec/Paris on scheduled airline Air Transat***

13

Petropavlovsk (Russia) 07.00 Disembarkation. Panoramic tour* followed by lunch and transfer to the airport. Petropavlovsk/Düsseldorf (Germany) direct chartered flight on European airline, then Düsseldorf / Paris on Air France or Lufthansa. Evening arrival in Paris.

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Olyutorskiy

KANGERLUSSUAQ • QUeBEC

*See details of the pre booked excursion page 42 **See details of the post-cruise program page 38 *** Subject to availability on this airline

For more details about your shore excursions and formalities, please refer to pages 40 to 43.

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Karaginsky Island

Battle Harbour

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Fjord Saglek

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Hoare Bay

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The Canadian Arctic Archipelago is a terrain of frozen earth and sea ice, of far-away, isolated lands where the cold governs everything and determines all the rules... An inhospitable, almost inhuman place and yet... Inuit have lived here for thousands of years, connected to “their Earth“. After decades of claims and negotiations with the Canadian government, in 1999, the Inuit community were granted their own federal territory in recognition of their “nation“ - Nunavut, which means “Our Land“ in Inuktitut. The Inuit continue their ancient way of life in these extreme conditions. Their oral history speaks of a time when there were no differences between them and the animals they hunted, a time when man and nature communicated and where the spirits of the earth and the sea controlled Inuit destiny. Under the midnight sun, this extraordinary and fascinating place that has been left unspoiled by the indigenous peoples will reveal its sweeping landscapes and its mountains of rugged glaciers.

d’Avacha bay - russiA

Nunavut

HAVRE ST PIERRE

In the Minganie region, this port of call is surrounded by sheer cliffs, a rugged coastline and touched nature. Founded by Acadians, descendants of the early European colonialists, Havre St Pierre is an agical spot; a place where giant stones sculpted by wind watch over an ocean bordered by tiny hamlets surrounded by forest.

*See details of the pre booked excursion page 39


gros morne - canada

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Atlasovo Onekotan Shumshu Shiashikotan Paramushir Ekarma Chirpoy Shimushir Yamkicha

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DEPARTURE : oct 05th 2013 CRUISE : 12 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS aboard DAY 1

ITINERARY ARRIVAL DEPARTURE Paris / Düsseldorf (Germany) on Air France or Lufthansa followed by Düsseldorf / Petropavlovsk (Russia) direct chartered flight on European airline.

2

Petropavlovsk (Russia) Embarkation from 17.00 à 18.00

3

Petropavlovsk (Russia)

4

Atlasovo (Russia)

5

Shumshu (Russia) Paramushir (Russia)

6

Onekotan (Russia) Sailing the Okhotsk Sea

7

Ekarma (Russia) Shiashikotan (Russia) Sailing along the Lovushki and Matua Islands

19.00

8

Yamkicha (Russia) Shimushir or Ketoy (Russia)

9

Chirpoy (Russia)

10

Tulenyi (Russia)

11

Korsakov* (Russia)

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Otaru (Japon) Disembarkation. *Technical stop

From the middle of the Pacific Ring of Fire you can approach the islands of Matua and Lovushki, which both Russia and Japan claim as national territory. This is extreme wilderness and these fabulous lands, with their still-active volcanoes, provide a kaleidoscopic look at nature in all her forms but the tranquillity of Matua Island, which is at the centre of the volcanic Kuril archipelago, may also surprise you. If you travel little further south you will find a stratovolcano, the Sarychev Peak, as well as military remnants dating back to the Second World War, when 3,000 Japanese soldiers built an airfield and bunker ashore. Towering over the blue waters to a height of 1,496 m, Sarychev Peak was formed within a caldera that was more than 3 km wide! The untamed territory and the diverse fauna make this archipelago a veritable paradise and Lovushki Island is the perfect example of such Arcadian splendour. Despite the literal translation of its name, which means “Trap“, it is home to myriad species of animal including sea lions, porpoise, Tufted Puffins and gulls.

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THE ST LAURENT - SAGUENAY

Prodigious waterway that forms an entrance to the Canadian continent, the St Laurent River was discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1535. One of the aboriginal names for it is “Big Waterway“. Both a river and an estuary, the mighty waterway is gives refuge to many sites of exceptional natural beauty, which follow the rhythms of the tides and the setting of the sun. Considered to be one of the world’s greatest rivers, the source of the St Laurent is Lake Ontario, in the region of the Great Lakes, and the river passes by Montreal, Trois Rivieres and Québec City. In Saguenay fjord, you will unearth some of the thousand and one secrets that this royal waterway holds in its history, where the backs of the whales can be seen glistening at the tranquil surface, while above, the sea birds fly high. You’ll be seduced by the soft colours of the landscapes, the picturesque fishing villages, wild coastline and vast wilderness. Come and enjoy this incredible escape into the heart of this exceptional environment.

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Otaru

Kuril Basin Tulenyo

LOVUSHKI & MATUA ISLANDS

RUSSIA

petropavlovsk

NATU

Korsakov

Okhotsk Sea

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LE BORéAL OM ZO

Havre Saint Pierre Saguenay

Tadoussac

CANADA

Quebec

Percé Cape Meules Baddeck Louisburg

Bar Harbour

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The Magdalen Islands belong to an archipelago in the vast Gulf of Saint Laurent and comprise a dozen small islets bearing evocative names such as Wolf Island and Bird Rock. Midway between Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, their essentially mountainous scenery converges on a collection of high rounded hills with sand dunes gently unfolding down to the water’s edge. This miniature country is one of stunning contrasts between the rural green of the valleys, warm reds of the sculpted cliff-faces and a palette of blues in the lagoons. The people here speak with a colourful accent recalling their Acadian, French and English roots, and enjoy helping people to discover their culture.

boston

Magdalen Islands

UNITED STATES

BOSTON

Lunenburg Atlantic Ocean

QUeBEC • boston DEPARTURE : SEPT 19th 2013

BOSTON

Capital of the state of Massachusetts in New England, Boston is justifiably proud of three Centuries of history. Birthplace of the American nation, where emigrants off the Mayflower disembarked into a New World in the 17th Century, Boston is a city of contrasts seamlessly blending the old with the new. Here is your opportunity to explore Old North and Copley Square as well as the imposing, always very lively buildings of the Quincy market.

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For more details about your shore excursions and formalities, please refer to pages 40 to 43. For more informations, please consult

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1

Quebec (Canada) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

2

Saguenay (Canada)

12.00

23.30

3

Tadoussac (Canada)

07.00

14.00

4

Havre St Pierre (Canada)

12.30

18.00

5

Percé (Canada)

07.30

16.00

6

Cap-aux-Meules (Canada)

08.00

18.00

7

Baddeck (Canada)

07.00

14.00

8

Louisbourg (Canada)

07.30

14.00

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Lunenburg (Canada)

08.00

13.00

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Bar Harbor (United States)

07.00

17.00

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CRUISE : 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

TADOUSSAC

Located at the mouth of the River Saguenay, Tadoussac is the bastion of the history of New - France’s colonisation. It is now a National Park on one of the most beautiful bays in the world, and the best place to see whales as they gather here to feed before winter sets in. Above the bay, nature has deployed all her forces to bring you a breathtaking panorama of a vast “ocean“. Zodiac outings will take you as close as it is possible to get to the marine wildlife; you may even be lucky enough to glimpse a beluga, those legendary white skinned creatures which live in the freezing waters of the Saint Laurent River.


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PERCé

At the end of the Gaspe Peninsula (Gaspésie), this unusual site boasts a rich natural and historic heritage. The rocky headland on which the village lies has been sculpted by the waves, and is protected by Bonaventure Island lying just offshore. This is the famous Percé Rock, a work of nature encircled by arches and one of the best places to watch gannets, a magnificent bird with golden head and black-ringed blue eyes. A breathtaking view awaits you in the bay, the salty sea air bringing with it a fresh tang of the river in its wake.

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SAGUENAY

Discover the excesses of time and space in a place where nature has deployed all her colossal forces to create this fjord. The Saguenay Marine National Park stretches along this majestic fjord, carved out by glaciers near Cape Eternity. Keep your eyes open to catch a glimpse of the peregrine falcons which nest all along the vertical rock faces, or the seals lounging on the rocks and colonies of agile dolphins.

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José SARICA - Naturalist Guide Protecting the environment has been José’s vocation since he was a child. After studying marine biology and earning a PhD, he trained in animal-assisted therapy in Quebec, and has been teaching there for the last five years. Passionate about marine mammals, he has published numerous articles in international scientific journals. He is taking part in the Compagnie du Ponant’s polar cruises for his 5th season.

Stationed at the narrowest point of the Saint Laurent River, Quebec is aptly named as the word means ”where the river narrows”. Cradle of French civilization in the Americas it is the only fortified city in North America. The famous Château Frontenac which dominates the entire city is an architectural gem that has earned it UNESCO World Heritage site status. You are sure to be captivated by this charming capital, with its narrow winding streets and stone buildings. As you stroll round the Citadelle’s ramparts, Vieux (old) Quebec, the Petit Champlain district or the Place Royale, you are retracing over 400 years of history. The ambiance is very European in this unusual place which will leave you with some wonderful memories.

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QUebec

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OUR FLIGHTS AND PRE / POST CRUISE PROGRAMMES (included in the cruise price) Some airports are difficult to access using scheduled flights. That is why La Compagnie du Ponant has chosen to charter aircraft from European airlines - to facilitate the organization of your trip and offer you greater journey comfort, combined with personalized and high quality in-flight service.

The detailed description of your air travel and pre / post cruise programmes will be sent to you on request. Do not hesitate to ask us for advice.

CANADA – QUéBEC DISCOVER QUEBEC

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You will be welcomed at the port by our local representative. The first stop will be Cap Diamant where you will be able to appreciate the magnificent view over the Saint Laurent River. You will travel through the famous Plains of Abraham, site of a battle between the French and British Empires, the outcome of which changed the course of America. You will visit the Quebec Observatory, which stands at 221 metres altitude. From there you will have a unique panorama over Quebec and its region, from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to the summits of the Laurentian Mountains and the island of Orleans, just beyond the bridges. Next, we will head for Lake Beauport which will captivate you with its breathtaking scenery. After a typical lunch in a sugar shack, enjoy a drive through the forest to the spectacular Montmorency Falls.

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s po t INCLUDED

Le boréal : KANGERLUSSUAQ - QUEBEC SEPTEMBEr 05th 2013 - page 34

This price includes (1) : • A day’s excursion by coach with lunch and transfer to the airport in connection with the flight chosen by La Compagnie du Ponant according to the detailed description that is available on request. • The services of a English-speaking guide (1)

Package based on a minimum of 20 participants, a limited number of seats available. See General and Specific Conditions page 114.


GREENLAND - KANGERLUSSUAQ discover the MUSK-OXEN You will be welcomed at the port by our local representative. Aboard a 4wd vehicule, you will follow a track that runs through magnificent and unspoiled scenery. The vehicle will stop in an area where it is possible to observe musk-oxen. The muskox seems to come straight from prehistory; it was already alive when mammoths walked the tundra. It is also one of the emblems of the Arctic. Transfer to the airport at the end of the morning.

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Le boréal : REYKJAVIK - KANGERLUSSUAQ AUGUST 13th 2013 - page 31 LE BORéAL : KANGERLUSSUAQ - KANGERLUSSUAQ AUGUST 23rd 2013 - page 32 LE SOLéAL : REYKJAVIK - KANGERLUSSUAQ JUly 30th 2013 - page 30 LE SOLéAL : KANGERLUSSUAQ - KANGERLUSSUAQ AUGUST 13th 2013 - page 30

This price includes: • Excursion (duration: around 2 hours) in a 4x4 vehicle and the services of a English-speaking escort.

NORWAY - LONGYEARBYEN VISIT TO THE SVALBARD MUSEUM You will be welcomed at the port by our local representative. The excursion includes a panoramic tour of Longyearbyen followed by a visit to the Svalbard Museum. This museum is the most northerly in the world. It is dedicated to the natural and cultural history of Svalbard, and examines the preservation of the lifestyle and activities in these Arctic areas, whilst explaining the close relationship between the land and the sea, between nature and the local culture. Transfer to the Airport.

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LE BORéAL : BODO - LONGYEARBYEN july 10th 2013 - page 28

This programme includes: • Excursion by bus (duration: around 1.5 hours), transfer to the airport and the services of a English-speaking escort.

RUSSIA - PETROPAVLOVSK PANORAMIC TOUR OF PETROPAVLOVSK s po t INCLUDED

LE SOLéAL : ANADYR - PETROPAVLOVSK SEPTEMBEr 24th 2013 - page 34

This programme includes: • A half-day excursion by coach and the services of a English-speaking escort.

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You will be welcomed at the port by our local representative. Located in Avacha Bay, in the south of the Kamtchatka Peninsula, Petropavlovsk is overlooked by the Koriakski and Avachinsky volcanoes (3654 m.) that are in constant activity. You will discover the oldest city of the Russian Far East, founded in 1740, and will pause before the main historical monuments and be able to admire the various points of view offered by the city. Next, visit the Orthodox cathedral, followed by lunch in a city centre restaurant, and be entertained by a Koryak dance show. Transfer to the airport.

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EXCURSIONS

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Please find below samples of the optional shore excursions for each port of call of the Great North.

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PORT

country

name of the shore excursion

Akureyri

iceland

Godafoss & Akureyri

duration

ATORY MAND Pre-booking

price

4H

59€

2H

385€ / 505$ / 320£

3H

55€

4H15

49€

3H

49€

Akureyri

iceland

Lake Myvatn by plane

Bar Harbor

united states

Hiking in Acadia National Park

Cap-aux Meules

Canada

Natural and Geologycal Heritage

Gros Morne

Canada

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Grundafjordur

iceland

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula

4H30

119€

Havre St. Pierre

Canada

Mingan Archipelago

4H45

105€

Heimaey

iceland

Circumnavigation of Heimaey

1H30

49€

1H30

495€ / 619$ / 410£

2H30

99€

3H

79€

7H30

185€

3H

45€

1H30

25€

3H30

55€

ATORY MAND Pre-booking

Illulisat

Greenland

Helicopter Flight

Illulisat

Greenland

Evening Cruise

Isafjordur

iceland

Guided Walk around Vigur Island

Leknes

norway

Villages of Nusfjord and A

Louisbourg

Canada

Louisbourg Fortress

Nuuk

Greenland

Nuuk and its Museum

Perce

Canada

Gannet Colony Walk on Bonnaventure Island ATORY MAND Pre-booking

Petropavlovsk

Russia

Valley of the Geysers by Helicopter

Petropavlovsk

Russia

Kamchatka Highlights & Local Lore Museum

Quebec

Canada

Reykjavik

8H 1255€ / 1650$ / 1039£ 3H30

59€

Historic Walk & Horse Carriage Ride

3H

55€

iceland

Gulfoss & Thingvellir

9H

129€

Reykjavik

iceland

Glacier Adventure

9H

229€

Saguenay

Canada

A stroll in the Saguenay National Park

4H

65€

Saguenay

Canada

Saguenay Fjord by Seaplane

45 mins

169€

Tadoussac

Canada

Whale Watching by Zodiac

4H

105€

Tromso

norway

Tromso & Mount Storsteinen

3H30

85€

Shore excursions are sold exclusively onboard. Pricing, tour titles and duration are subject to changes. Full tour program is available on our website www.ponant.com 5 months prior to your cruise. This selection of shore excursions is only a taste of the full program which will be sent with your cruise documents. .


lake myvatn - iceland

PRE BOOKABLE Tours Find below your optional excursions.

Akureyri, Iceland Lake Myvatn by plane Fly from Akureyri over Odadahraun (the largest continuous lava field in Iceland) towards the stratovolcano Askja located in the central highlands of Iceland, make a circle over the caldera and fly from there to the Kverkfjoll mountains, where you can observe the striking contrasts between thermal heat and glaciers. The Glacier in question Vatnajokull, is the largest glacier in Europe. On your way back, fly past Mt. Herdubreid (often referred to as the Queen of Iceland Mountains) before flying to Lake Myvatn, over Mt. Hverfjall, Krafla and finally the Godafoss waterfall.

LE SOLÉAL : REYKJAVIK - REYKJAVIK july 23rd 2013 - page 28 LE BORÉAL : REYKJAVIK - REYKJAVIK july 30th 2013 - page 29 LE BORÉAL : REYKJAVIK - REYKJAVIK AUGust 06th 2013 - page 29 Duration: 2 hours including flight of 1 ½ hour Price per person(1): 385€ / 505$/ 320£ (1) The planes used for the flight are generally 5-seater Cessna or 9-seater Piper. Reservations must be made when booking your cruise or at least 60 days prior to departure date. Detailed programme and conditions available upon request. Number of seats limited. Commentary by pilot only in English.

Ilulissat, Greenland Helicopter flight LE BORÉAL : REYKJAVIK - KANGERLUSSUAQ AUGust 13th 2013 - page 31 LE BORÉAL : KANGERLUSSUAQ - KANGERLUSSUAQ AUGust 23rd 2013 - page 32 LE SOLÉAL : REYKJAVIK - KANGERLUSSUAQ JUly 30th 2013 - page 30 LE SOLÉAL : KANGERLUSSUAQ - KANGERLUSSUAQ AUGust 13th 2013 - page 30 LE SOLÉAL : KANGERLUSSUAQ - ANADYR AUGust 26th 2013 - page 33 Duration: 2 hours including flight of 45 minutes Price per person(1): 495€ / 619$ / 410£ (1) The helicopters used for the over flight generally Sirkosky with 19 seats each. The seat assignment will be done by the local pilot. Unfortunately seats cannot be pre-assigned. Reservations must be made when booking your cruise or at least 60 days prior to departure date. Detailed programme and conditions available upon request. Number of seats limited.

THE great north

A helicopter trip in Greenland is unforgettable! Experience the spectacular scenery of Disko Bay and the chance to see the Ice Fjord and ice cap in this most exclusive way. You will bear the pictures of impressive landscapes and ice formations in your mind. From the air, the big, floating icebergs become tiny, white cotton wads on a blue surface. When the helicopter flies above the Ice Sheet there is an exceptional view of the top of the glacier, where the icebergs are created, and of the enormous expanse of ice. The flight back to Ilulissat takes place at low altitude through the Icefjord, which is densely populated with enormous icebergs.

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PRE BOOKABLE Tours Find below your optional excursions.

Kangerlussuaq, Greenland En route for the polar ice cap The polar ice field lies around 40 km from Kangerlussuaq. You will have flown over part of the field as you arrive at Kangerlussuaq, and now you can discover it in more detail by land. From the airport, aboard a 4wd vehicule you will drive along a track that runs through magnificent and unspoiled scenery. You will be accompanied by French-speaking naturalist guides, who will share their knowledge with you and explain about this fragile and unique element that is the largest ice formation in the northern hemisphere.

LE BORéAL : KANGERLUSSUAQ - KANGERLUSSUAQ august 23th 2013 - page 32 LE BORéAL : KANGERLUSSUAQ - QUEBEC SEPTEMBEr 05th 2013 - page 34 LE SOLéAL : KANGERLUSSUAQ - KANGERLUSSUAQ august 13th 2013 - page 30 LE SOLéAL : KANGERLUSSUAQ - ANADYR august 26th 2013 - page 33 Price per person: 95€ / 125$ / 83£ This price includes (1) : • A half-day excursion coordinating with the flight chartered by La Compagnie du Ponant. • Transfer by local bus to the port for embarking. (1) Package based on a minimum of 20 participants, a limited number of packages available. See General and Specific Conditions page 114.

Petropavlovsk, Russia Valley of the Geysers by Helicopter This excursion offers you a unique chance to visit the Valley of Geysers and the Uzon Volcano Caldera by helicopter. This unforgettable experience begins with a helicopter ride where you swoop through the Kamchatka landscape for an eagle-eyed view of the snow covered tundra, and the steep-sided canyons, Karymskiy and Maliy Semyachik Volcanoes.

LE SOLéAL : ANADYR - PETROPAVLOVSK septembeR 24th 2013 - page 34 LE SOLéAL : PETROPAVLOVSK - OTARU OCTobER 05th 2013 - page 35 Duration: 8 hours Price per person(1) : 1255€ / 1650$ / 1039£ (1) The helicopters used are MI-8-P – 22 seater helicopters. Total flight time is over 2 hours by helicopter. Average temperature is around 5°C / 41°F, so dress appropriately and wear comfortable walking shoes. A minimum of 16 guests per flight are required. Reservations must be made when booking your cruise or at least 60 days prior to departure date. Detailed programme and conditions available upon request. Number of seats limited.

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FORMALITies

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FOR ALL CRUISES The below information is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information. Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Compagnie du Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip. Please see below all details of specific requirements:


SPECIFIC FORMALITIES SPITsBERGen / LE BORÉAL : BODO • LONGYEARBYEN - JUl 10th 2013 - page 28 • Environmental Tax charged to your shipboard account (currently 30€ per person, subject to change).

GREENLAND & BAFFIN SEA / LE SOLÉAL : KANGERLUSSUAQ • KANGERLUSSUAQ - AUG 13th 2013 - page 30 LE BORÉAL : KANGERLUSSUAQ • KANGERLUSSUAQ - AUG 23rd 2013 - page 32 LE BORÉAL : KANGERLUSSUAQ • QUéBEC - SEPT 05th 2013 - page 34 • Canada: Entrance fees to National Parks (currently 40€ per person, subject to change) will be charged to your shipboard account.

NORTH-WEST PASSAGE / LE SOLÉAL : KANGERLUSSUAQ • ANADYR - AUG 26th 2013 - page 33 • Canada: Entrance fees to National Parks (currently 40€ per person, subject to change) will be charged to your shipboard account. • Russia: An Individual Russian visa (single-entry tourist visa type) must be obtained prior to your cruise. An "invitation letter" will be sent to you in order to obtain your visa. A copy of your passport (photo page) and a copy of your visa must be sent to Compagnie du Ponant, at the very latest, 40 days prior to departure. The non-respect of this deadline will incur in mandatory additional fees of 200€ or more. In order to prepare the authorizations on time with the local authorities, we ask you to communicate your full passport details at the time of cruise booking. • Disembarkation Fees: currently 35€ per person but subject to change will be charged to your shipboard account.

Kamtchatka & KURIL ISLANDS / LE SOLÉAL : ANADYR • ANADYR - SEPT 16th 2013 - page 33 LE SOLÉAL : ANADYR • PETROPAVLOVSK - SEPT 24th 2013 - page 34 LE SOLÉAL : PETROPAVLOVSK • OTARU - OCT 05th 2013 - page 35 • Russia: An individual Russian visa (single-entry tourist visa type) must be obtained prior to your cruise. An "invitation letter" will be sent to you in order to obtain your visa. A copy of your passport (photo page) and a copy of your visa must be sent to Compagnie du Ponant, at the very latest, 40 days prior to departure. The non-respect of this deadline will incur in mandatory additional fees of 200€ or more. In order to prepare the authorizations on time with the local authorities, we ask you to communicate your full passport details at the time of cruise booking. • Access fees to protected areas: : 95€ per person for the September 16th, 2013 cruise, 150€ per person for the September 24th, 2013 & October 05th 2013 cruises. Fees will be charged to your shipboard account • Disembarkation Fees: currently 35€ per person but subject to change. Fees will be charged to your shipboard account.

LE BORéAL : QUéBEc • BOSTON - SEP 19th 2013 - PAGE 36 United States: Visa may be required. Please contact US consulate for details.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

• A polar parka will be offered upon your arrival on board the ship (except for the Kangerlussuaq - Quebec cruise of September 05th, 2013). We also kindly ask you to follow the dress-code instruction you will find with your travel documents. Don’t hesitate to contact us if needed. • Those cruises are above all expeditions. These voyages include activities such as Zodiac landings (sometimes with "wet landing"), zodiac outings, moderate walks to more active hikes. All this accompanied by our expedition team of naturalist guides. Certain zodiac outings will not allow for landings just cruising. Landings will depend on weather conditions, position of ice and winds and the state of the sea. These can force a change of plans at any time. • Considering the programs, a reasonable level of mobility is required to enjoy this expedition. We will ask you to return, no later than 120 days prior departure, a medical form completed by your physician. This is essential for security regulations in polar zones. The Captain may refuse the boarding, with no recourse against, if information mentioned in the questionnaire are not in accordance with reality. • We recommend you choose your insurance company very carefully. Please be extremely vigilant and ensure your insurance is fully comprehensive. See page 118.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR CRUISES INTO THE GREAT NORTH: Taking into consideration the unusual and exceptional character of this itinerary, the calls shown are an indication only. The final route will be confirmed by the Captain of the ship, who will take into account the touristic quality of the sites and above all, the safety of the passengers. His decision will be subject to that of local authorities and the expert pilots present on board during the navigation in the Arctic zone.

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LE BORÉAL : BODO • LONGYEARBYEN - JUL 10th 2013 LE SOLÉAL : REYKJAVIK • KANGER LUSSUAQ - JUL 30th 2013 LE BORéAL : REYKJAVIK • KANGERLUSSUAQ - AUG 13th 2013 LE SOLÉAL : KANGERLUSSUAQ • KANGERLUSSUAQ - AUG 13th 2013 LE BORÉAL : KANGERLUSSUAQ • KANGERLUSSUAQ - AUG 23rd 2013 LE SOLÉAL : KANGERLUSSUAQ • ANADYR - AUG 26th 2013 LE BORÉAL : KANGERLUSSUAQ • QUÉBEC - SEPT 05th 2013 LE SOLÉAL : ANADYR • ANADYR - SEPT 16th 2013 LE SOLÉAL : ANADYR • PETROPAVLOVSK - SEPT 24th 2013 LE SOLÉAL : PETROPAVLOVSK • OTARU - OCT 05th 2013

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PRICE LIST

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CRUISES + FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS FARE JULY 30th • AUGUST 06th, 2013

JULY 23rd, 2013 PON

-25%

REYKJAVIK • REYKJAVIK (flight not included)

LE soléal

7 nights on board

TB AN O

From

-25%

LE boréal

From

-25%

3 395 €

Superior Stateroom

2 926 €

2 195 €

Superior Stateroom

2 793 €

2 095 €

4 616 €

3 736 €

Deluxe Stateroom

3 381 €

2 536 €

Deluxe Stateroom

3 248 €

2 436 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4

5 001 €

4 025 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4

3 766 €

2 825 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4

3 633 €

2 725 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

5 211 €

4 182 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

3 976 €

2 982 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

3 843 €

2 882 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

5 421 €

4 340 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

4 186 €

3 140 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

4 053 €

3 040 € PON

PON

From

-20%

TB AN O

From

S NU

From

-25%

TB AN O

S NU

TB AN O

S NU

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4 161 €

Deluxe Stateroom

-20%

Deluxe Suite

6 401 €

5 075 €

Deluxe Suite

5 166 €

4 133 €

Deluxe Suite

5 033 €

4 026 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 5

7 241 €

5 705 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 5

6 006 €

4 805 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 5

5 873 €

4 698 €

7 591 €

5 967 €

Owner Suite 3rd adult Passenger in a Superior Stateroom +50% 3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50%

11 161 €

8 645 €

6 356 €

5 085 €

9 926 €

7 941 €

1 463 €

1 097 €

3 400 €

Owner Suite 3rd adult Passenger in a Superior state room +50% 3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50%

2 628 €

2 245 €

4 168 €

3 003 €

4th Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50%

4 168 €

3 400 €

4th Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50%

3 003 €

Children 8-12 sharing parents room(2) Single Occupancy Supplement(1)

1 095 €

1 095 €

Children 8-12 sharing parents room(2) Single Occupancy Supplement(1)

from + 30% (Cabin) and + 100% (Suites)

Safety and port taxes(3) Airport Taxes(3)

350 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 6

6 223 €

4 978 €

9 793 €

7 834 €

1 397 €

1 047 €

2 402 €

Owner Suite 3rd adult Passenger in a Superior state room +50% 3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50%

2 937 €

2 349 €

2 402 €

4th Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50%

2 937 €

2 349 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 6

free from + 30% (Cabin) and + 50% (Suites)

Safety and port taxes(3)

350 €

Children 8-12 sharing parents room(2) Single Occupancy Supplement(1)

free from + 30% (Cabin) and + 50% (Suites)

Safety and port taxes(3)

280 €

165 €

Further together. Optional pre & post cruise programs page 38

Further together. Optional pre & post cruise programs page 38

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AUGUST 23rd, 2013

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SEPTEMBER 05th, 2013

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LE soléal

PON

-20%

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-15%

14 nights on board + flights & transfers

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TB AN O

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-30%

6 833 €

5 695 €

Superior Stateroom

10 377 €

9 086 €

Superior Stateroom

7 030 €

5 395 €

7 678 €

6 371 €

Deluxe Stateroom

11 742 €

10 246 €

Deluxe Stateroom

7 870 €

5 509 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4

8 393 €

6 943 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4

12 897 €

11 228 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4

8 570 €

5 999 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

8 783 €

7 255 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

13 527 €

11 763 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

8 990 €

6 293 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

9 173 €

7 567 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

14 157 €

12 299 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

9 270 €

6 489 € PON

PON

From

-15%

TB AN O

From

-25%

Deluxe Suite

10 993 €

9 023 €

Deluxe Suite

17 097 €

14 798 €

Deluxe Suite

10 950 €

8 213 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 5

12 553 €

10 271 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 5

19 617 €

16 940 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 5

12 630 €

9 473 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 6

13 203 €

10 791 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 6

20 667 €

17 832 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 6

13 330 €

9 998 €

Owner Suite 19 833 € 3 adult Passenger 3 989 € in a Superior Stateroom +50% 3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50% 6 849 €

16 095 €

26 936 €

9 355 €

Owner Suite 21 030 € 3 adult Passenger 4 305 € in a Superior Stateroom +50% 3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50% 7 105 €

15 773 €

5 993 €

Owner Suite 31 377 € 3 adult Passenger 6 073 € in a Superior Stateroom +50% 3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50% 10 693 €

rd

3 420 €

rd

5 428 €

rd

S NU

-15%

TB AN O

S NU

From

S NU

PON

Superior Stateroom Deluxe Stateroom

TB AN O

S NU

From

20 nights on board + flights & transfers

S NU

LE boréal

TB AN O

S NU

KANGERLUSSUAQ • KANGERLUSSUAQ

PON

13 nights on board + flights & transfers

PON

Direct chartered flights included. Paris - Bodo / Longyearbyen - Paris

3 488 € 5 724 €

4th Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50%

6 849 €

5 993 €

4th Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50%

10 693 €

9 355 €

4th Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50%

Children 8-12 sharing parents room(2) Single Occupancy Supplement(1)

1 145 €

1 145 €

Children 8-12 sharing parents room(2) Single Occupancy Supplement(1)

1 770 €

1 770 €

Children 8-12 sharing parents room(2) 1 580 € 1 580 € from + 30% (Cabin) Single Occupancy Supplement(1)

from + 30% (Cabin) and + 50% (Suites)

Safety and port taxes(3) Airport Taxes(3)

THE great north

TB AN O

Superior Stateroom

Prestige Suite - Deck 6

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REYKJAVIK • REYKJAVIK (flight not included)

S NU

From

7 nights on board

S NU

LE BOréal

S NU

BODO • LONGYEARBYEN

TB AN O

PON

7 nights on board + flights & transfers

PON

JULY 10th, 2013

Direct chartered flights included. Paris - Kangerlussuaq - Paris Ponant Premium Class (front cabin), please contact us.

650 € 280 €

Safety and port taxes(3) Airport Taxes(3)

from + 100% (Cabin) and + 100% (Suites) 1 050 € 455 €

Direct chartered flights included. Paris - Kangerlussuaq Anadyr - Dusseldorf (4) Ponant Premium Class or Ponant Business Class (front cabin), please contact us.

7 105 €

5 724 €

and + 50% (Suites)

Safety and port taxes(3) Airport Taxes(3)

700 € 335 €

Direct flights included. Paris - Kangerlussuaq / Quebec - Paris. Ponant Premium Class (front cabin), please contact us.

*For details on pricing and conditions refer to pages 114. (1) Limited number of cabins available and on request. (2) Child sharing the cabin of 2 adults. (3) Amount subject to change without notice. (4) Transit airport subject to change. Validity of the fare subject to availability. For connecting flights, please contact us.


Exceptionally, the prices for the Arctic Far North include flights and transfers. This is for reasons of comfort and coordination with our itineraries.

NEW

LE soléal

TB AN O

From

-25%

10 nights on board + flights & transfers

REYKJAVIK • KANGERLUSSUAQ LE boréal

TB AN O

From

-25%

Superior Stateroom

6 741 €

5 295 €

Superior Stateroom

7 212 €

5 695 €

Superior Stateroom

4 875 €

3 895 €

Deluxe Stateroom

7 651 €

5 977 €

Deluxe Stateroom

8 057 €

6 329 €

Deluxe Stateroom

5 525 €

4 383 €

8 421 €

6 555 €

Cabine Prestige – Pont 4

8 772 €

6 865 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4

6 075 €

4 795 €

8 841 €

6 870 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

9 162 €

7 158 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

6 375 €

5 020 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

9 261 €

7 185 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

9 552 €

7 450 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

6 675 €

5 245 €

Deluxe Suite

11 221 €

8 655 €

Deluxe Suite

11 372 €

9 327 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 5

12 901 €

9 915 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 5

12 932 €

10 575 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 6

13 601 €

10 440 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 6

13 582 €

11 095 €

Owner Suite 20 741 € 3rd adult Passenger 3 848 € in a Superior state room +50% 3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50% 6 928 €

15 795 €

16 399 €

5 435 €

Owner Suite 20 212 € 3rd adult Passenger 4 179 € in a Superior state room +50% 3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50% 7 039 €

6 928 €

5 435 €

4th Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50%

955 €

955 €

Children 8-12 sharing parents room(2) Single Occupancy Supplement(1)

Children 8-12 sharing parents room(2) Single Occupancy Supplement(1)

from + 30% (Cabin) and + 50% (Suites)

Safety and port taxes(3) Airport Taxes(3)

700 € 220 €

Deluxe Suite

8 075 €

6 295 €

9 275 €

7 195 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 6

9 775 €

7 570 € 11 395 €

5 860 €

Owner Suite 14 875 € 3rd adult Passenger 2 915 € in a Superior state room +50% 3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50% 5 115 €

7 039 €

5 860 €

4th Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50%

1 145 €

1 145 €

Children 8-12 sharing parents room(2) Single Occupancy Supplement(1)

3 420 €

from + 50% (Cabin) and + 100% (Suites) 350 € 280 €

Direct chartered flights included. Paris - Kangerlussuaq - Paris Ponant Premium Class (front cabin), please contact us.

NEW

SEPTEMBER 16 , 2013

SEPTEMBER 24 , 2013

anadyr • PETROPAVLOVSK

PON

PON

-30%

955 €

955 €

from + 30% (Cabin) and + 50% (Suites)

Safety and port taxes(3) Airport Taxes(3)

400 € 220 €

LE soléal

TB AN O

From

-30%

10 nights on board + flights & transfers

PETROPAVLOVSK • otaru LE soléal

TB AN O

From

S NU

From

3 836 €

OCTOBER 05th, 2013

11 nights on board + flights & transfers

S NU

LE soléal

TB AN O

S NU

anadyr • anadyr

3 836 €

5 115 €

NEW th

8 nights on board + flights & transfers

2 186 €

Direct flights included Paris - Reykjavik / Kangerlussuaq - Paris Ponant Premium Class (front cabin), please contact us.

NEW th

From

Prestige Suite - Deck 5

Safety and port taxes(3) Airport Taxes(3)

Direct flights included Paris - Reykjavik / Kangerlussuaq - Paris Ponant Premium Class, please contact us.

TB AN O

-25%

PON

4th Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50%

3 125 €

PON

PON

From

-20%

S NU

From

-25%

TB AN O

S NU

TB AN O

S NU

PON

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4 Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

-30%

Superior Stateroom

5 957 €

4 895 €

Superior Stateroom

7 244 €

5 795 €

Superior Stateroom

5 628 €

4 295 €

Deluxe Stateroom

6 477 €

5 259 €

Deluxe Stateroom

7 959 €

6 296 €

Deluxe Stateroom

6 278 €

4 750 €

6 917 €

5 567 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4

8 564 €

6 719 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4

6 828 €

5 135 €

7 157 €

5 735 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

8 894 €

6 950 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

7 128 €

5 345 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

7 397 €

5 903 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

9 224 €

7 181 €

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

7 428 €

5 555 € PON

PON

From

-25%

TB AN O

From

S NU

From

-25%

TB AN O

S NU

TB AN O

S NU

PON

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4 Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

-25%

Deluxe Suite

8 517 €

6 992 €

Deluxe Suite

10 764 €

8 677 €

Deluxe Suite

8 828 €

6 917 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 5

9 477 €

7 712 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 5

12 084 €

9 667 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 5

10 028 €

7 817 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 6

9 877 €

8 012 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 6

12 634 €

10 079 €

Prestige Suite - Deck 6

10 528 €

8 192 €

Owner Suite 13 957 € 3 adult Passenger 4 186 € in a Superior Stateroom +50% 3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50% 5 946 €

11 072 €

14 287 €

5 799 €

Owner Suite 15 628 € 3 adult Passenger 3 407 € in a Superior Stateroom +50% 3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50% 5 607 €

12 017 €

4 887 €

Owner Suite 18 244 € 3 adult Passenger 4 830 € in a Superior Stateroom +50% 3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50% 7 250 €

rd

3 655 €

rd

4 105 €

rd

2 740 € 4 280 €

4th Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50%

5 946 €

4 887 €

4th Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50%

7 250 €

5 799 €

4th Passenger in a Prestige Suite + 50%

5 607 €

4 280 €

Children 8-12 sharing parents room(2) Single Occupancy Supplement(1)

2 415 €

2 415 €

Children 8-12 sharing parents room(2) Single Occupancy Supplement(1)

2 415 €

2 415 €

Children 8-12 sharing parents room(2) Single Occupancy Supplement(1)

1 185 €

1 185 €

Safety and port taxes(3) Airport Taxes(3)

from + 30% (Cabin) and + 50% (Suites) 400 € 630 €

Direct chartered flights included. Dusseldorf (4) - Anadyr - Dusseldorf (4) Ponant Business Class (front cabin), please contact us.

Safety and port taxes(3) Airport Taxes(3)

from + 30% (Cabin) and + 50% (Suites) 550 € 630 €

Direct chartered flights included. Dusseldorf (4) - Anadyr Petropavlovsk - Dusseldorf (4) Ponant Business Class (front cabin), please contact us.

Safety and port taxes(3) Airport Taxes(3)

from + 30% (Cabin) and + 50% (Suites) 500 € 315 €

Direct chartered outward flight included. Dusseldorf (4) - Petropavlovsk Ponant Business Class (front cabin), please contact us.

*For details on pricing and conditions refer to pages 114. (1) Limited number of cabins available and on request. (2) Child sharing the cabin of 2 adults. (3) Amount subject to change without notice. (4) Transit airport subject to change. Validity of the fare subject to availability. For connecting flights, please contact us.

THE great north

PON

-25%

KANGERLUSSUAQ • KANGERLUSSUAQ

S NU

From

S NU

LE soléal

TB AN O

S NU

REYKJAVIK • KANGERLUSSUAQ

AUGUST 13th, 2013

13 nights on board + flights & transfers PON

14 nights on board + flights & transfers

PON

AUGUST 13th, 2013

JULY 30th, 2013

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Northern Europe & the Baltic


Northern Europe & the Baltic The charm of the Baltic capitals The beauty of the norwegian fjords

In a region that was once the site of a vast Empire, small states have emerged like the Baltic States, including Latvia and Estonia, both of which are particularly charming and elegant. Today they proclaim their membership of the Western world but that does not mean they deny their strongly Russian-influenced heritage which reflects the romantic cultures of the past. Aboard Le Boréal, we invite you to discover the unique atmosphere of the Nordic capitals, visiting Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Russia, real architectural treasures and open-air museums. Above all, do not miss the city of the Tsars, St. Petersburg, imagined by Peter the Great, snug against the banks of the Neva, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Further North, aboard Le Soléal, you will follow the footsteps of the ancient Vikings, to where the sea has sculpted the coast of Norway, creating so many little natural corners of paradise with their lakes and glaciers. As we sail along this majestic coastline, you will enter the land of fjords, ancient glacial valleys engulfed by the sea, where silver-flecked waterfalls tumble down granite cliffs. An extraordinary landscape of lush green valleys and snow-capped summits proudly reaching for the sky.

A fascinating cultural itinerary, incorporating Scandinavia and Russia.

Northern Europe & the Baltic

There are 1001 reasons to venture into Northern Europe: for the unique quality of the light, when it is the theatre of the famous “white nights”, where the sun sets for a scant few hours each night; for the splendour of the landscape between fjords, mountains and glaciers, where nature has managed to retain its wild beauty.

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Treasures of the Baltic Sea

and the majestic Nor wegian fjords Set sail to the North to discover the Baltic Capitals with their extraordinary architectural heritage. Copenhagen, the city of Hans Christian Andersen and the Little Mermaid, will be the starting point for Le Boréal’s journey towards the Baltic Sea and its cities of unrivalled romantic charm. A visit to Latvia, one of the small Baltic states will allow you to discover Riga, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The next stop will be Tallinn, Capital of Estonia, a city that was particularly active during the medieval period and still boasts sumptuous monuments from that time. A Baltic cruise would not be complete without a lengthy stay in the city of Saint Petersburg. In summer, the white nights of the midnight sun bestow upon the city an aura that is both romantic and mysterious. As night falls, the domes, palaces, fountains and monuments are bathed in a uniquely magical silvery-blue light. Further North, you will discover Finland, a land of history and legends with multiple Russian and Scandinavian influences. Next, set off to encounter the Norwegian coastline, whose vertiginous cliff faces have been sculpted by the wind and the sea, creating numerous unspoiled fjords. Bergen, nicknamed the “Capital of the fjords”, Olden and Geiranger offer you sumptuous scenery within these long strips of sea that stretch for miles inland. Lastly, aboard LE SOLÉAL, set off on a “Celtic” cruise, a celebration of Celtic traditions. After the melancholic and wild lands of Ireland, the echo of bagpipes will welcome you to misty Scotland. LE SOLÉAL will then set sail for Iceland and call at Reykjavik.

bergen

St. Petersburg

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Northern Europe & the Baltic

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Le BORéal

Le SOLéal


Copenhagen

BERGEN

ST. PETERSBURG

COPENHAGEN

BERGEN

ST. PETERSBURG

Discover one of the oldest kingdoms in the world and the home of the Little Mermaid. Mainland Denmark is a land of water, sea and watercolours. The Jutland peninsula, thrusting between the North Sea and the Baltic, forms the mainland and is surrounded by hundreds of islands of all sizes. The colours are gentle, the green of the countryside is omnipresent, and the low beams of light are superbly golden during certain summer evenings. Copenhagen, capital of Denmark, is the largest city in Scandinavia. Blending the dynamism of a metropolis and the quality of life of a small town, Copenhagen offers you its picturesque neighbourhoods and its colourful quaysides. An astute blend of softness, elegance and vitality.

The rows of brightly painted gabled houses are undoubtedly the best-known image of medieval Norway. Located at the end of Byfjord, and dominated by the surrounding peaks, Bergen was the capital of Norway in the 12th and 13th Centuries and has preserved some very beautiful monuments from the time when it was home to royalty. Wandering through Bergen’s streets means going back in time, in search of the hidden treasures that have been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. A veritable open-air museum, Bergen is home to a thriving artistic community of painters, potters, jewellers. The Bergen cable car offers you a splendid panorama over the port and the surrounding fjords. Do not miss the visit to the old quarter with its narrow streets, a testimony of the power of the Hanseatic League that controlled trade in Northern Europe at the end of the Middle Ages.

The capital of the Russian Empire from 1712 to its collapse in 1917, St. Petersburg has preserved a unique architectural heritage from this era that makes it one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. A vast open-air museum stretching over the banks of the Neva River, the 18th Century townhouses, the former residences of the Tsars, the magnificent cathedral and, obviously, the famous Hermitage Museum have earned it the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is no surprise that such an environment has inspired some of the country’s greatest artists: St. Petersburg is the home of the Russian Ballet and the birthplace of famous writers such as Dostoyevsky and Pushkin, or composers of genius like Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich. The splendour of the Tsars and the traces of the Russian Enlightenment can still be felt in the atmosphere of the city today.

Northern Europe & the Baltic

Po rt s o f c a l l . . .

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In partnership with

St. Petersburg

Economy and Wealth Management from 18 - 21 May 2013

The experts on the BFM Business

Benaouda Abdeddaïm: Editor-in-chief of BFM Business, the leading source of economic, financial and stock market news on the radio, television, web and mobile. He has a daily commentary slot and is a specialist in International Economy.

Cédric DECOEUR:

Northern Europe & the Baltic

Journalist and presenter of “Integrale Bourse” on BFM Business, the programme for deciphering the financial markets.

For more details about your shore excursions and formalities, please refer to pages 54 & 55. For more information, please consult

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LE BORéAL

LE BORéAL Finland Helsinki

Copenhagen

Denmark North Sea

St. Petersburg

Sweden

Stockholm

Kiel Canal

Baltic Sea

Russia

Tallinn Estonia Riga

Belgium Ostend/Bruges france

Copenhagen

CTURE LE

Latvia

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Cruise will give you the tools for understanding the major economic challenges and identifying the opportunities that these create. Attend conferences and take part in debates organised around the subjects of financial current affairs and wealth management. You will sail along the Kiel Canal, one of the main international maritime routes and will be able to travel from Ostend to Bruges, the trading post that was the cradle of banking techniques.

Denmark

Honfleur

HONFLEUR • COPENHAGEN

COPENHAGEN • STOCKHOLM

Departure: MAY 18th 2013 (ECONOMY & Wealth management)

DepartureS: MAY 21st • JUNE 06th 2013 Cruise: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Cruise: 4 Days / 3 Nights Day

Itinerary

Arrival Departure

1

Honfleur (France) Embarkation from 15.00 to 15.30

2

Ostend/Bruges (Belgium)

3

Cruising the Kiel Canal (Germany)

4

Copenhagen (Denmark) Disembarkation

08.00

16.00 13.00

12.00

Beauty & Wellbeing special offer for spouses Take advantage of the 25% reduction on CARITA treatments during the conferences.

Day

Itinerary

1

Copenhagen (Denmark) Embarkation from 16.30 to 17.30

Arrival Departure

2

At Sea

3

18.00 -

-

Riga (Latvia)

07.00

14.00

4

Tallinn (Estonia)

12.00

19.00

5

St. Petersburg (Russia)

11.00

6

St. Petersburg (Russia)

7

St. Petersburg (Russia)

8

Helsinki (Finland)

08.00

9

Stockholm (Sweden) Disembarkation

08.00

OM ZO

18.00 14.00

THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS

The grandiose and majestic fjords cut through the green lands of Norway to offer you a sight of breathtaking beauty. Almost all are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and these long fingers of sea stretch inland as far as the snow-capped peaks of the surrounding mountains. Le Boréal will sail through the country’s three most spectacular fjords: Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord and Sognefjord, which is unquestionably the most impressive for its length and depth. Another curiosity is the “Seven Sisters”, some of the most beautiful and most famous of the silvery waterfalls that tumble with force and elegance from the top of the cliffs.


Copenhagen

NORWEGIAN FJORDS

LE BORéAL

LE boréal

Baltic Sea

Tallinn Estonia

RussiA

Geiranger Olden

Riga Latvia

Bergen CTURE LE

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Copenhagen

North Sea

Denmark

Norway Baltic Sea

Stockholm Sweden

Denmark

Visby

Copenhagen

STOCKHOLM • COPENHAGEN

STOCKHOLM • BODO

Departure: MAY 29th 2013

Departure: JUL 02nd 2013

Cruise: 9 Days / 8 Nights

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OM ZO

bodo

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St. Petersburg

Sweden

Stockholm

CTURE LE

flight

Finland Helsinki

Cruise: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Day

Itinerary

Arrival Departure

1

Stockholm (Sweden) Embarkation from 15.30 to 16.30

17.00

2

Helsinki (Finland)

13.00

3

St. Petersburg (Russia)

08.30

17.00

4

St. Petersburg (Russia)

5

St. Petersburg (Russia)

6

Tallinn (Estonia)

09.00

16.00

7

Riga (Latvia)

12.00

19.00

8

At Sea

-

-

9

Copenhagen (Danemark) Disembarkation

18.00

08.00

Day Itinerary

1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9

Arrival Departure

Paris / Stockholm (Sweden) on Air France of SAS*. Meet and greet and the airport, transfer to the center of town, time at leisure, transfer to the port. Embarkation from 16.00 to 16.30 Visby (Sweden) 08.00 Copenhagen (Denmark) 13.00 At Sea Bergen (Norway) 08.00 Olden (Norway) 08.00 Geiranger (Norway) 07.30 At Sea -

Helsinki is known as the “daughter of the Baltic” and this superb port city and cultural capital possesses great historical treasures. With its blend of European, Scandinavian and Russian influences, Helsinki is a city of contrasts. The different architectural styles are the perfect reflection of the multicultural past of the country and its capital. Discover the Lutheran temple of Temppeliaukion that was dug from the rocks, Finlandia Hall, the palace of Concerts, designed by Aalto, and the magnificent Orthodox cathedral.

17.00 13.00 19.00 19.00 18.00 14.00 -

Bodo (Norway) 07.00 Disembarkation, followed by a visit to the Medieval Church of Bodin and the Norwegian Museum of Aviation. Lunch, followed by transfer to the airport. Bodo / Paris direct chartered flight on European airline. Evening arrival in Paris.

OM ZO

OM ZO

STOCKHOLM A city between the water and the sky – Stockholm was built on 14 islands between Lake Mälar and the Baltic Sea. A harmonious blend of tradition and new trends, Stockholm also combines increasingly futuristic urbanisation at the heart of an omnipresent nature. The old town, Gamla Stan in Swedish, is a maze of narrow streets and cobbled lanes lined with typical houses with painted façades, ideal for a stroll.

TALLINN

The unique character of the old town of Tallinn lies in particular in the perfection of its marvellously preserved architecture. Tallinn is the capital of Estonia and is teeming in stories and secrets. Its name means “castle of the city” and it was particularly active during the medieval period, as is demonstrated by the very beautiful monuments from this period that are still visible in the city. Don’t hesitate to lose yourself in the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Northern Europe & the Baltic

*Subject to availability on these airlines.

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ireland irlande

CELTIC CRUISE Legendary tales

LE sOléAL

From Lisbon to Reykjavik, from

Iceland

Reykjavik

Heimaey Westman Islands Ireland Cliffs of Moher Glengarriff Atlantic Ocean

CTURE LE

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the South to the North, from the “very warm” to the “very cold”, from fado to fjords – the magazine Côté Ouest invites you to sail up the Atlantic. The cruise includes the not-to-be missed ports of call in Ireland to experience the wild melodies of Connemara, visit misty gardens, and evoke mythical sailors, Celtic legends and Gaelic ballads. This is a Celtic cruise where legends take pride of place.

Faroe Islands Tórshavn

Killybegs DENMARK Galway

Leixoes

LISBON

portugal

LISBON • Reykjavik Departure: jul 13th 2013

Itinerary

1

Lisbon (Portugal) Embarkation from 16.00 to 17.00

2

Leixoes (Portugal)

3

At sea

4

Glengarriff (Ireland)

5

Sailing along the Cliffs of Moher

6

Galway (Ireland)

7

Killybegs (Ireland)

9 10 11

Arrival Departure

09.00 15.00

07.00 08.00 At sea Torshavn (Faroe Islands - Denmark) 07.00 Heimaey (Vestmann Islands - Iceland) 18.00 Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur (Iceland) 07.00

18.00 14.30 21.00 18.30 19.00 13.00 21.00

Disembarkation

Northern Europe & the Baltic

GALWAY

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Violaine de Saint Vaulry is a french journalist specialised in interiors and gracious living, and she has been the Editor of Côté Ouest and Côté Est for the last three years. She has worked on a variety of women’s and lifestyle magazines. She loves cooking, gardening and the theatre.

Didier DECOIN: Didier Decoin won the Prix Goncourt in 1977 for his novel “John l’Enfer”. He is the Secretary General of the Goncourt Academy and President of the Association of Marine Writers (l’Association des Ecrivains de Marine). As a scriptwriter he worked for France 2, the national broadcaster, for many years where he authored, amongst other pieces, the adaptation of the Count of Monte-Cristo.

Patrick FREY:

OM ZO

For more information, please consult

Violaine DE SAINT VAULRY:

Cruise: 11 Days / 10 Nights Day

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For more details about your shore excursions and formalities, please refer to pages 54 & 55.

GUESTS FROM CÔTÉ OUEST

Don’t be surprised to hear another language spoken here, as the town of Galway has the reputation of being one of the most closely associated with Gaelic, the language of Ireland, its music, singing and traditional dances. Galway is sometimes even called “the Bilingual Capital of Ireland”. It is well known for its very typical identity, and you will stroll through the streets of a dynamic and vibrant town, at the heart of Irish traditions. Discover a town whose architecture was strongly influenced by the Spanish and where it is very pleasant to wander. The medieval streets of Galway, its street artists entertaining the crowds during the day and night, and its historical centre, with its squares and its ocean views make this an unforgettable port of call.

The Chairman of the luxury Pierre Frey house, Patrick Frey is the design and collection director for the Boussac, Fadini Borghi and Braquenié fabric lines. He will share his knowledge about luxury fabrics and particularly the history of Anglo-Saxon fabrics.

Pierre MARCEL: A producer, director and sailor, Pierre Marcel was the skipper of Pen-Duick and is the author of the movie Tabarly, which was released in June 2008. Aboard the ship he will comment his movie, and answer questions about this legendary sailor.


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CONNEMARA

The abundance of mountains and clouds, peat bogs and lakes, the lingering, changing light between sun and rain, the white sheep wandering the empty russet moors – there is no doubt, you are in Connemara. This region is close to Galway and you should not miss the opportunity to discover the unique landscapes that have earned it the reputation of being the greenest part of Ireland. In a light-filled landscape with colours of infinite nuances, the palette of greens of the vegetation, the charcoal grey of the mountains, the silvery blue of the lakes gleaming in a ray of sunshine, you will fall under the charm of the natural beauty of Connemara, which has often inspired film directors, writers and singers. After rounding a succession of charming lakes you will be face-to-face with one of the most sumptuous marvels of Connemara: Kylemore Abbey. The fairytale history of this abode built in the style of the castles of yore will delight you.

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This group can be conjugated in the past, present and future! With its use of traditional texts and Celtic and medieval instruments, this group shows great respect for the past. Yet with its fusion of contemporary jazz, rock and world music, and through the themes it addresses, Tri Yann is very much a group of today.

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Literally meaning the “Port” (Havn) of the Scandinavian god of Thunder and Lightning “Thor”, Torshavn, located at the southern end of the largest island in the chain, proudly bears the title of Capital of the Faroe Isles. This is the place where many Centuries earlier the “Thing”, an assembly of free men from the ancient Germanic governmental societies of Northern Europe, was held. Bolstered by its key role within this autonomous region of the Kingdom of Denmark, Torshavn can claim to be one of the most spectacular and unusual destinations in the world. Sail to the heart of the Faroe Isles and discover the work of the sea that, over the Centuries, has carved immense caves and tunnels from the rocks. Then, as you approach these caves, listen carefully to their unrivalled acoustics, a natural music where the sea takes centre stage. An exceptional destination where nature regains all its rights. Those who appreciate the beauty of the natural world will enjoy watching the intrepid local sheep, nimbly walking on the slopes. In the local dialect, Faroe Isles means “the Sheep Isles”.

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Imagine a young fairy with red hair, straight out of a tale from Broceliande, with a voice that oscillates between the high notes of Kate Bush, the pureness of Sinead O’Connor and the mysticism of Enya. A singer and harpplayer, Cécile shares her “pop folk Celtic” universe with her musicians in France and throughout the world, blending traditional music and her own compositions.

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EXCURSIONS

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Please find below samples of the optional shore excursions for each port of call of Northern Europe & the Baltic.

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PORT

country

NAME OF THE SHORE EXCURSION

DURATION

Price

Bergen

Norway

Old Bergen Museum & Mount Floien

3H

65€

Copenhagen

Denmark

Highlights of Copenhagen

4H

49€

Galway

Ireland

A scenic day in Conemara

8H

135€

Geiranger

Norway

Mount Dalsnibba

3H

99€

Glengariff

Ireland

Bantry House and Italian Gardens

3H

59€

Helsinki

Finland

Old Town Porvoo & Helsinki

5H

59€

Killybegs

Ireland

Glenveagh Castle & Park

8H

129€

Leixoes

Portugal

Historic Porto

4H

59€

Olden

Norway

Briksdal Glacier

4H

95€

Riga

Latvia

Fascinating Riga

5H

59€

St. Petersburg

Russia

Peterhof Palace & Hermitage Museum

8H30

159€

St. Petersburg

Russia

Pushkin & Pavlovsk Palaces

7H30

95€

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Estonia

Kadriorg Palace & Gardens

3H

45€

Torshavn

Faroe Islands

Viking Heritage

3H30

55€

Visby

Sweden

A taste of Gotland

4H

65€

Shore excursions are sold exclusively onboard. Pricing, tour titles and duration are subject to changes. Full tour program is available on our website www.ponant.com 5 months prior to your cruise. This selection of shore excursions is only a taste of the full program which will be sent with your cruise documents before departure.


Norway

FORMALITIES FOR ALL CRUISES The below information is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information. Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Compagnie du Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

SPECIFIC FORMALITIES LE BORéAL: COPENHAGEN • STOCKHOLM / MAY 21st 2013 PAGE 50 LE BORéAL: COPENHAGEN • STOCKHOLM / JUNE 06th 2013 PAGE 50 LE BORéAL: STOCKHOLM • COPENHAGEN / MAY 29th 2013 page 51 • Russia: A group visa will be supplied only for those guests participating in Compagnie du Ponant organized tours or private arrangements and will cover you for their duration only. If you want to explore independently, you will need to obtain a visa prior to departure (please ask for more information).

Important information LE BORéAL: COPENHAGEN • STOCKHOLM / MAY 21st 2013 PAGE 50 LE BORéAL: COPENHAGEN • STOCKHOLM / JUNE 06th 2013 PAGE 50 LE BORéAL: STOCKHOLM • COPENHAGEN / MAY 29th 2013 page 51

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• St. Petersburg: Video fees may be requested for the visit of certain monuments (at time of printing, between 7€ and 15€ and subject to change). Those fees will be billed directly to your onboard account.

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The Western Mediterranean


The Western Mediterranean Your odyssey against an azure sky… We invite you aboard LE PONANT, LE BORÉAL and L’AUSTRAL to sail around the Mediterranean, with its turquoise water reflecting off the ship and the azure sky as the backdrop. Discover landscapes of a rare intensity: craggy coastlines or smooth rounded shores, parasol pines or steely cacti, bays of crystal water or cliffs that overhang the sea, fragrant coastal pathways, hills planted with olive trees, picturesque villages...

Corsica, the Island of Beauty blends the contrast of its austere mountain villages with the Mediterranean character of its ports, inlets and rocky headlands. Then it is the turn of Italy to reveal its palette of colours: the blue of the sky and the sea, the raw red of the roofs and bricks, the golden yellow of the harvest and the acid yellow of its lemons. Finally, we invite you to discover the warm and friendly towns of Spain including languorous Malaga and Andalucian Cadiz. And for Golf fans, you will be able to tee off on some of the most beautiful courses in the region throughout this Mediterranean escapade, between Sardinia, Provence and Corsica.

The Mediterranean offers you the magic of its lands and its rich an unique cultural heritage.

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We offer you the magic of these lands and a vast choice of itineraries, combining classic destination with a number of unexpected jewels. The countries that border this legendary sea are home to some of the world’s greatest architectural masterpieces and are full of magnificent treasures, some famous, some forgotten... to cap it all they all enjoy an exceptionally gentle way of life.

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Between Corsican charm,

the Italian Riviera and the flavours of Morocco… You will set sail aboard LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL and Le Ponant to discover the Mediterranean. Your journey will start in the Canary Islands where Las Palmas will show off its most beautiful beaches. As you sail along the coast we invite you to discover the white cities of Morocco, where the serene Essaouira displays its beauty to the traveller and Casablanca reveals its slumbering medina. Further on, L’AUSTRAL will head north towards the Spanish coast and the warm and friendly towns of Malaga, Cadiz and Seville to reach the Balearic Islands, whilst LE PONANT will chart a course towards Saint Tropez and Porquerolles after a magnificent visit to the Calanques, near Marseille. Each ship takes a different route to offer you a variety of colours, lights and flavours throughout the entire Mediterranean Sea. LE PONANT’s route will take you as far as Sicily, to Syracuse, described by Cicero as the most beautiful city in the world, and then on to Trapani where you will discover the medieval village of Erice. She will then head South to reach Malta and the Knights of the Order of Saint John before the chiselled coasts of the Island of Beauty, Corsica, hove into view. She will continue her southern course towards L’Ile Rousse to reach Girolata and Calvi. As LE PONANT passes the Corsican town of Porto, she will sail close to the inlets of Bonifacio, where the gentle fragrances of the maquis combine with the sea spray. If you want to discover Portugal and sail along the Spanish coast to the Channel Islands and Guernsey, then come aboard LE BORÉAL in spring, the season where the light is gentle on the horizon.

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Le BORéal

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NAPLES - POMPEI

ESSAOUIRA

BONIFACIO

The view over the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius from Posillipo Hill has enchanted generations of travellers. Naples is the jewel of the Campania region and is home to magnificent ancient palaces, sumptuous baroque churches and countless romantic palaces. The unrivalled historical, artistic and cultural riches of its old quarter earned it UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1995. Not far from here, the ruins of Pompei offer a grandiose and moving vision of what a Roman city would have looked like during the Empire. The city slumbering under its blanket of ash has revealed its objects, homes and in particular its painted pastel frescoes that are almost totally intact. The beauty of the site has seen it added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Wander through the streets, contemplate the Forum, the Temples and the Theatres, go inside the houses and villas, and imagine the lively activity in the streets. A true pilgrimage to the sources of our civilisation.

Certain places invite you to dream. Just the mention of the name of Essaouira and the traveller’s gaze is lost in the distance. Discovering Morocco is like looking at the palette of an impressionist painter, a kaleidoscope of colours: green, ochre and Majorelle blue. Renowned for its beauty as much as for its way of life, bewitching Essaouira enchants travellers with its bohemian atmosphere and the charm of its narrow streets winding around the heart of the former Mogador. Nestled on a peninsula facing the Atlantic Ocean, Essaouira likes to surprise the traveller with the architecture at the heart of its peaceful Medina and its colours: the pinky ochre of its city walls contrasts with the whiteness of its houses, with their blue doors and shutters so redolent of the Greek Islands. From the sea, the city appears like a dazzling white mirage against a wild and rugged coastline. Long walks are the best way to capture the atmosphere, particularly when the fishing boats come in and the port is a hive of activity between the sale of the wares and the cries of the seagulls.

As you sail along the coast, discover landscapes of a rare intensity: craggy coastlines or smooth rounded shores, parasol pines or steely cacti, inlets of crystal water or cliffs that overhang the sea – Welcome to Corsica! The secretive Island of Beauty is yours to see and to discover. Like a narrow rocky headland of white limestone, Bonifacio remains an unmissable destination within an exceptional site, a magnificent “end of the world“ at the south of the Island. An impressive construction of stone built on a rocky headland of white limestone, Bonifacio occupies a very special place in the landscape of the place Saint Exupery described as a “rose pink pebble on the Mediterranean sea“. The limestone and granite cliffs have been eroded by the waves to form a natural façade, swooping down towards the crystal water. A veritable fortress sculpted by the wind and the spray, the “sentinel city” will show you its historical centre and its long cobbled streets.

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Essaouira

In partnership with

gourmande CRUISE

L’austral

After the success of the first

edition of Cuisine et Vins de France (the cuisine and wines of France), we are pleased to invite you on a new gastronomic Odyssey. Enjoy the gentle Mediterranean spring and a prestigious programme organised by Irene Karsenty, the Editor of Cuisine et Vins de France, who will be aboard accompanied by her guests. Experts from the editorial team will organise tasting sessions of fine wines and cookery workshops. Some of the most famous French Michelinstarred chefs will prepare gala dinners accompanied by perfectly matched wines, selected by our expert sommeliers. A gourmet cruise between Andalucia, the Balearic Islands and the Costa Brava.

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Marseille Palamos

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Spain Barcelona Valence Alicante

Malaga

Palma Balearic Ibiza Mediterranean Sea

malaga • marseille

Irène KARSENTY

DEPARTURE : aPr 13th 2013 CRUISE : 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS DAY

ITINERARY

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

1

Malaga (Spain) Embarkation from 16.30 to 17.30

2

Alicante (Spain)

14.00

20.00

3

Valencia (Spain)

08.00

19.00

4

Ibiza (Balearic - Spain)

09.00

23.30

5

Palma (Balearic - Spain)

08.00

19.00

6

Barcelona (Spain)

08.00

23.00

7

Palamos (Spain)

08.00

18.00

8

Marseille (France) Disembarkation

08.30

18.00

After writing a number of cookery books, Irène Karsenty was a member of the team that launched Femme Actuelle in 1984, then became editor in chief of Cuisine Actuelle and Guide Cuisine. She joined Marie Claire Group to manage the editorial team of Cuisine et Vins de France, a position that she still holds today. Cuisine et Vins de France is the oldest gastronomy and wines magazine in France, created in 1947. The great strength of this leader in the culinary media is its expertise in terms of recipes and wines for the general public. The entire Cuisine et Vins de France team, including the wine expert Karine Valentin, and our guest of honour, Emmanuel Renaut, will accompany you throughout this gourmet journey.

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With the blue of the Mediterranean as its border, Alicante lays out its white and blue houses to the south-east of the Iberian Peninsula. Founded by the Greeks then taken by the Romans at the time of the Empire, the city is now an important port. In the vicinity of this Spanish city you will be able to visit the Palmeral of Elche, a huge series of palm groves, some of which are 300 years old. This forest contains numerous species of palm groves that make it unique in Europe and was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 2000. An illustration of Arab culture from the 4th Century and the Byzantines to the present day, this splendid oasis has preserved all its charm thanks to a conservation programme and its gradual increase in size over the Centuries.

Emmanuel RENAUT The award-winning chef, Emmanuel RENAUT, earned his third Michelin Star in 2012. He started his career at “Les Ambassadeurs“ restaurant within the Hotel Crillon in Paris, then moved to work with Marc Veyrat at the Auberge de l’Eridan. After a stint at Claridges in London, he returned to his native mountains and ten years ago he opened his restaurant Flocons de Sel in Megeve where the cooking mirrors his style: luscious, lively, colourful and greatly inspired by nature. In 2011 he joined the prestigious Grandes Tables du Monde association. We reserve the right to cancel in the event of force majeur


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Spain Seville

Malaga

Cadiz

Madeira

Seville Atlantic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean Funchal

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Porto Santo Madeira

Funchal

Casablanca Morocco Essaouira

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Santa Cruz de la Palma

Tenerife

Canary Islands

Las Palmas

Las Palmas

Lanzarote

Arrecife Puerto del Rosario

Fuerteventura

Grande Canarie

LaS PALMAS • MALAGA

Funchal • LaS PALMAS

DEPARTURE : apr 04th 2013

DEPARTURE : APR 13th 2013

CRUISE : 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS DAY 1 2

ITINERARY

CRUISE : 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

Las Palmas (Canary Islands - Spain) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00 Santa Cruz de la Palma 07.30 (Canary Islands - Spain)

12.30

DAY

ITINERARY

1

Funchal (Madeira - Portugal) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

17.00

2

Funchal (Madeira - Portugal)

23.00

19.00

3

Porto Santo (Madeira - Portugal) 07.00

12.00

20.00

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

4

At sea

-

-

4

Coastal cruising along the Selvagem Islands

5

Essaouira (Morocco)

07.00

14.00

5

Arrecife (Canary Islands - Spain) 08.00

20.00

6

Casablanca (Morocco)

06.00

19.00

07.00

14.00

7

Sailing the Guadalquivir River (Spain) 18.30 Seville (Spain)

6

Puerto del Rosario (Canary Islands - Spain)

7

Santa-Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands- Spain)

08.00

19.00

8

Santa Cruz de La Palma (Canary Islands - Spain)

08.00

14.00

9

Las Palmas (Canary - Spain) Disembarkation

08.00

17.00

8

Seville (Spain)

9

Cadiz (Spain)

07.30

10

Malaga (Spain) Disembarkation

08.00

18.00

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ARRECIFE – LANZAROTE A mini-Eden with picture-postcard beaches, the Canary Islands were already known to Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Their spectacular identity has always had an impact on visitors, which is why the historian Pliny christened them the “the Fortunate Isles”. You will be enchanted by Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote, an attractive and peaceful port town located on the eastern side of the island. The authenticity it has retained within the Canary Islands and its natural beauty have made it popular throughout the Centuries. You will be able to see the San Gabriel Castle perched on an islet opposite the old town. The castle is a National Monument and stands proudly as if protecting the capital.

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At the crossroads of Europe and Africa, Andalucia boasts an impressive artistic, historic and architectural heritage and is home to prestigious illustrations of the Arab presence in Spain. Do not miss a visit to Seville, the sublime and sulphurous capital of Andalucia, lying along the banks of the Guadalquivir. Over the Centuries, Romans, Arabs, Spaniards and Andalucians have loved and created “the most beautiful of all cities...” The result is a magical collection of architectural jewels, a tissue of streets and alleys where each beam of sunlight, each honey-coloured stone, each balcony decorated with copper globes, contributes towards the beautiful whole.

Madeira

In the footsteps of Henry the Navigator, who discovered Madeira in the 15th Century, you will explore this collection of islands. Against the backdrop of a volcanic island, with grandiose landscapes thrown up by the fires of the ocean, Madeira will reveal all its exoticism to you. Over the years it has been given a number of nicknames, and Madeira likes to be seen as “the Floating Garden“, the “Pearl of the Atlantic“ and the “Flower Island“. A terrestrial paradise of luxuriant vegetation, Madeira has become a garden island where flowering camellias, pink azaleas, bougainvillea and mimosa shed their petals on the paved streets. Here the island of Madeira is a rugged citadel, with volcanic mountains made jagged by erosion, untamed vineyards clinging to vertiginous slopes.

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At the crossroads of civilisations, between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean, Tangier is the gateway to the great African continent. It has a very special attraction for the traveller wishing to walk in the footsteps of Eugene Delacroix, Henri Matisse, Jean Genet and Tennessee Williams, all of whom lived there and found inspiration there – the light in Tangier is reputed to be in a class of its own. Separated from the Spanish coast by the Strait of Gibraltar, this former artistic capital is still as mysterious as it has been since its foundation; its strategic and geographical position have given it a history that is like no other. Tangier has been conquered, retaken and liberated, and has successfully blended these varying influences to enhance its own cultural potential.

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Tangier

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le boréal france Collioures

Atlantic Ocean

Spain Malaga

Guernesey Channel Islands

Marseille

Ibiza Mediterranean sea

Tangier Canary Islands

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Portugal

Lisbon

Las Palmas

LaS PALMAS • marseille

lisbon • honfleur

DEPARTURE : aPr 21th 2013

DEPARTURE : aPr 25th 2013 CRUISE : 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

DAY

ITINERARY

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

1

Las Palmas (Canary - Spain) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

2

At sea

3

19.00

DAY

ITINERARY

1

Lisbon (Portugal) Embarkation from 16.00 to 17.00

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

18.00

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-

2

Leixoes (Portugal)

11.30

18.00

Essaouira (Morocco)

09.00

14.00

3

La Coruna (Spain)

11.00

18.00

4

Casablanca (Morocco)

12.00

19.00

5

Tangier (Morocco)

14.00

20.00

4

Santander (Spain) Bilbao (Spain)

11.30 17.00

13.00 19.00

6

Malaga (Spain)

08.30

20.00

5

Belle Île (France)

14.00

18.00

7

At sea

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-

6

12.30

17.30

8

Ibiza (Spain)

08.30

12.00

Guernesey (British Crown Dependency)

9

Collioures (France)

19.30

7

Caen (France)

08.00

23.00

Marseille (France) Disembarkation

8

Honfleur (France) Disembarkation

07.00

10

14.30 08.30

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For more informations, please consult

Belle Île

La Coruna

Casablanca Essaouira Morocco

CRUISE : 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

For more details about your shore excursions and formalities, please refer to pages 74 & 75.

Atlantic Ocean

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Ibiza has been an attractive place since the time of the Carthaginians – and it still inspires great emotion when its white silhouette looms into sight from the sea. Despite its reputation and the eccentricity of some of its tourists, the island proves to have much more to offer to those who really want to explore it. It remains a wonderful natural site with its isolated bays lying between dunes and salt flats. Far from all the effervescence and the madding crowds, peaceful and well-preserved areas, idyllic beaches and famous places full of history make Ibiza a real jewel.


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Naples

LE ponant

L’austral

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Marseille

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Venice

Split Italy

Saint Tropez Porquerolles

Corsica

Mediterranean sea

Dubrovnik

Taormina Sicily

Marseille • nice

Marseille • veniCe

DEPARTURE : APR 30th 2013

DEPARTURE : maY 03rd 2013

CRUISE : 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Adriatic Sea Naples

Bonifacio

Mediterranean sea

BELLE îLE

Croatia

Marseille

CRUISE : 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

DAY

ITINERARY

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

1

Marseille - Vieux Port (France) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

2

Sailing along the Calanques Porquerolles (France)

13.00

24.00

3

St Tropez (France)

10.00

24.00

4

Nice (France) Disembarkation

08.00

23.00

DAY

ITINERARY

1

Marseille (France) Embarkation from 16.30 to 17.30

2

Bonifacio (Corsica - France)

12.00

18.00

3

Naples (Italy)

13.00

19.30

4

Taormine (Sicily - Italy)

12.00

17.30

5

Dubrovnik (Croatia)

21.30

6

Dubrovnik (Croatia)

7

Split (Croatia)

07.00

8

Venice (Italy) Disembarkation

08.00

Brittany, the peninsula that ventures into the Ocean! A land of charm and flavour, Belle-île-en-Mer and its wild coastline amaze visitors with the sheer range of its potential. Aboard LE BORÉAL you will approach a land that lies on the ocean, quavering in the mists of the spring heat, sparkling with colours in the morning light. For contemplative souls, the pAeaks and shale cliffs will give you a dizzying impression of height.

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

18.00

18.00 14.00

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PORQUEROLlES

Sea, nature, sunshine. Porquerolles is a listed site and a veritable paradise when its maquis of myrtles, heathers and rock-rose flowers and transforms into an immense perfumed bouquet, whilst its village has preserved its authentic and secret character. History and time have never had any influence over this nature that is preserved and protected by all the admirers of the unique flora and fauna of the area.

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Facing Morocco and at the foot of the highlands of Grenada and Guadalquivir, Malaga, the Andalucian, dominated by the Gibralfaro castle boasts some remarkable buildings, including the cathedral and the city walls. From there you will set off to discover Grenada, the magical city and its Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, a peerless illustration of how light and water are of great decorative importance to architecture. With its ideal location between the peaks of the Sierra Nevada, Grenada is the majestic witness that has attracted travellers and aesthetes since the beginning of time. Firmly attached to its Arabic heritage, the city is full of splendid Mudejar architecture. As for its name, in Arabic it means “the Red”, given to it for the colour of its walls at sunset.

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Tee Time in the Mediterranean

LE PONANT

For the fifth edition of this “Golf Special“, we have selected a number of exceptional courses for you in Italy, Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily. You will appreciate the incomparable beauty of these courses, considered to be some of the best in the Mediterranean.

LE PONANT

france

Nice Corsica Bonifacio

Italy Piombino

Italy

Marina di Sciacca Marina di Sicily Ragusa Malta

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Porquerolles CR ISE U

nice • valettA

nice • nice

DEPARTURE : MAY 17th 2013

DEPARTURE : OCT 13th 2013 CRUISE : 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

DAY

ITINERARY

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

DAY

ITINERARY

1

Nice (France) Embarkation from 16.00 to 16.30

1

Nice (France) Embarkation from 16.30 to 17.30

2

Piombino (Italy)

11.00

19.00

2

Saint-Tropez (France)

08.00

22.00

3

Golfo Aranci (Sardinia - Italy)

09.30

23.00

3

Sanary (France)

08.00

18.00

4

Bonifacio (Corsica - France)

07.00

21.00

4

Porquerolles (France)

08.00

18.00

5

At sea

-

-

5

Saint-Raphaël (France)

08.00

20.00

6

Marina di Sciacca (Sicily - Italy)

08.00

19.00

6

Imperia (Italy)

11.00

18.00

7

Marina di Ragusa (Sicily - Italy)

07.30

19.00

7

Cannes (France)

08.00

18.00

8

Valetta (Malta) Disembarkation

08.00

8

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Imperia

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18.00

MALTA

Overlooking the loveliest natural port in Europe, Valletta appears suddenly on the prow of the island of Malta. Built by the Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Jean Parisot, this fortress-city conceals some real gems from the island’s architectural and historic past. The Baraca gardens, the Baroque Cathedral of St John and the honey-coloured walls of the Palace of the Grand Masters will bring to life for you the era when Knights walked these street


Golf MARINA DI SCIACCIA

Golf PORTO ARANCI Your course: Pevero Golf Club - 18 holes - par 72. From Porto Aranci Marina, you will head to the majestic Pevero Golf Course, one of the most spectacular in Europe, designed by Robert Trent Jones, and on which some of the most experienced golfers. play aguerris.

Your course: Verdura Golf & Spa Resort - 18 holes - par 72. This five-star complex, the flagship of the prestigious Rocco Forte Collection stretches for 230 hectares facing the sea, including 120 hectares dedicated to golf. The land is rich in olive trees and lush green citrus trees which add even more beauty to one of the most attractive areas of Sicily, the valley of the Verdura River.

Golf SANARY-SUR-MER Your course: Dolce Frégate Provence Golf Course - 18 holes - par 72. You will appreciate the unrivalled beauty of this golf course offering 15 points of view over the Mediterranean that will take your breath away! Nestled within the vineyards and pine trees of Provence, this course is characterised by a balanced and varied route.

Golf SAINT-RAPHAëL Your course: Four Seasons Terre Blanche Le Château - 18 holes - par 72. A magnificent challenge that will attract ambitious golfers. The course was designed by Dave Thomas; he has paid particularly attention to the landscaping of the course and made great use of the natural elements including rocks, trees and waterways.

Golf IMPERIA Golf PIOMBINO Your course: Punta Ala Golf Club - 18 holes, par 72. Each hole offers a splendid panorama, overlooking the sea and the beaches, the course covered in lush Mediterranean vegetation

Golf BONIFACIO

Golf SAINT-TROPEZ

Your course: Sperone Golf Course - 18 holes - par 72. This course overlooking the Lavezzi archipelago has earned the reputation of being one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. A must!

Your course: Sainte Maxime - 18 holes - par 72. Between the sea, the garrigue and the forest of cork-oaks, this rather technical course rolls out its 18 holes over 65 hilly hectares that dominate the Côte d’Azur and the hinterland of the Var.

Golf MARINA DI RAGUSA Your course: Donnafugata - 18 holes - par 72. This parkland course has been designed on an archaeological site and laid out amongst the olive trees and carob trees. The period stone walls along the fairways add to the decor.

Golf CANNES Your course: Mougins Golf Country Club - 18 Holes - par 72 . Considered to be the most prestigious course in the region, the Mougins Golf Club lies in the Valmasque forest in a protected area, hence its unique cachet among the Côte d’Azur courses.

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Your course: Garlenda Golf Club - 18 holes par 72. The Club lies in the Lerrone valley one of the most beautiful and picturesque in the Ligurian countryside, surrounded by ancient olive groves and pine forests.

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At the very tip of the Girolata Peninsula, at the heart of the maritime side of the Corsica Regional Nature Park (Parc Naturel Régional de Corse), discover the Scandola reserve with its abrupt ochre and red rock cliffs plunging into a crystal sea. You will also discover the “Calanques de Piana“, huge cliffs of pink granite that loom above the sea. Jagged and carved by erosion, this UNESCO World Heritage Site gives the impression of being a giant sculpture. Further on, dominated by its Genoese fort and the houses clinging to the mountain slopes, Girolata is one of the emblematic sites of the island. A veritable haven of peace, this hamlet lies nonchalantly along the slopes of Mount Senino.

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Corsica Santa Amanza Bonifacio Lavezzi Islands

NICE • Nice

NICE • Nice

DEPARTURES : julY 01st, 15th, 29th 2013

DEPARTURES : julY 08th, 22nd 2013

CRUISE : 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

CRUISE : 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

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Nice (France) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

2

Girolata - Scandola (Corsica - France) 08.30 Porto (Corsica - France) 14.00

3

Bonifacio (Corsica - France)

4

Bonifacio (Corsica - France) Sailing along the Lavezzi Islands Santa Amanza (Corsica - France) 13.00

07.30

5

Portoferraio (Island of Elba - Italy) 12.00

19.30

6

Lerici (Italy)

7

Lerici (Italy) Portovenere (Italy)

8

Nice (France) Disembarkation

19.00 12.30 19.00

09.00 22.00

07.00 08.00

06.00 15.00

08.00

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Facing Portovenere, the little town of Lerici lies at the eastern tip of the “Gulf of Poets“, dominated by the imposing castle built in the 13th Century by Pisani. It is from here that you will set out to discover Pisa, a peaceful, pleasant town in the heart of Tuscany which has the atmosphere of a small capital. Over the Centuries, Pisa has preserved remarkable testimonies to its former grandeur. Its yellow, pink and ochre facades make it less austere than Florence, and combine with its aristocratic charm, gentle way of life and quite unrivalled light. The town is almost entirely surrounded by walls, and entrance is through narrow gateways, from where you will see the famous Leaning Tower.

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Nice (France) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

2

St Tropez (France)

08.30

21.30

3

Scandola - Girolata (Corsica - France) 09.00 Sailing along the Calanques de Piana

17.00

4

Bonifacio (Corsica - France)

09.00

23.00

5

Palombaggia (Corsica - France) Sailing along the Lavezzi Islands

08.00

13.00

6

Roccapina Bay (Corsica - France) 09.00

17.00

7

Île Rousse (Corsica - France)

11.00

23.30

8

Nice (France) Disembarkation

10.15

19.00


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Close to both Africa and Europe, open to the Orient and surrounded by fertile plains, Sicily has always been a coveted destination. The greatest European civilisations took up residence there and successions of invaders have given the island an architecture that testifies to their influences and their customs. You will set off from Trapani to discover Erice, a magnificent medieval village, overlooking the city and the sea. Until 1934 it was known as Monte San Giuliano and in ancient times this area was dedicated to Venus Erycina. Today, traces of the former walls of the old town are still visible. We invite you to visit this magnificent site with its fortress and watchtowers, a journey back in time that is both poignant and touching.

Sicily Gozo Malta

VALLETTA

nice • valettA DEPARTURE : aug 05th 2013 CRUISE : 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS DAY

ITINERARY

1

Nice (France) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

2

Porto (Corsica - France)

12.00

19.00

3

Bonifacio (Corsica - France)

07.00

14.00

4

Carloforte (Sardinia - Italy)

09.00

13.30

5

Trapani (Sicily - Italy)

13.30

18.00

6

Gozo (Malta)

15.00

23.30

7

Valetta (Malta)

08.00

8

Valetta (Malta) Disembarkation

19.00

VALETTA & GOZO - MALTA

Dominating the most beautiful natural harbour in Europe, Valetta seems to loom from the bow of the island of Malta. Built by the Grand Master of the Order, Jean Parisot, the walled city is home to many jewels of the historical and architectural heritage of Malta, including the magnificent Saint John’s Co-Cathedral, a masterpiece of baroque architecture completed in 1577 by the Knights of the Order of St John. With the Grandmaster’s Palace and its honey coloured walls you will relive the time when the Knights roamed the fortress city. Not far from here, you can discover Gozo, which like its sister, Camino, is one of the islands of the Maltase archipelago. Also known as the “Green island” Gozo has two sides to it: one is arid and wild, the other mild and calm, with sheltered inlets that are ideal for swimming.

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SAILING AROUND THE LAVEZZI ISLANDS Le Ponant will sail around the Lavezzi Islands, lying in the nature reserve of the Strait of Bonifacio between Corsica and Sardinia. This magnificently preserved group of islands forms one of the most beautiful marine reserves of the Island of Beauty, a veritable sanctuary for the marine flora and fauna. The islands lie in a sea of turquoise and emerald, the colour changing according to the sky. A paradise for divers, a paradise for walkers, this little haven of peace made up of a hundred or so islets is a delight for pleasure cruisers. An idyllic setting from where flamboyant beaches of white sand stretch into the distance, bordered by crystal blue water. This is undoubtedly the ideal setting for a lazy day enjoying the Mediterranean sunshine.

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Goethe, the great German poet and writer, described Sicily as “the land where the lemon trees bloom“, the ultimate in destinations. Its undulating rocky coastline, the endless sandy beaches, the menacing form of Mount Etna which surveys its island like a patriarch, the flowery gardens on the hillside... Sicily lays out its varied landscapes like a shopkeeper displays his wares. Described by Cicero as “the most beautiful city in the world”, Syracuse was one of the most prestigious cities in Sicily and at her height was even a rival for Athens. A central city of Ancient Greece, it was home to a succession of civilisations, each of which has left their mark. The blend of Arabic, Roman, Norman, Byzantine and Spanish cultures makes Syracuse a town that is extraordinarily rich in fragrances, colours and flavours.

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Palermo

Stromboli Lipari Vulcano

Sicily Porto Empedocle

Nice

Italy

Strait of Messina Taormina

Stromboli Lipari Vulcano Taormina Sicily Syracuse Malta

Syracuse

Comino

Malta

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VALLETTA

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DEPARTURE : AUG 12th 2013

DEPARTURE : AUG 19th 2013

CRUISE : 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS DAY

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ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

Taormina (Sicily - Italy)

12.00

22.00

19.00

2

Syracuse (Sicily - Italy)

12.00

19.00

3

Taormina (Sicily - Italy) Sailing along the Stromboli

07.00

13.00

3

Lipari (Sicily - Italy) Sailing along the Stromboli

07.00

13.00

4

Lipari (Sicily - Italy) Vulcano (Sicily - Italy)

08.00 14.00

12.00 19.00

4

Capri (Italy)

13.00

23.00

5

Palermo (Sicily - Italy)

08.00

19.00

5

Ponza (Italy)

07.30

12.00

6

Porto Empedocle (Sicily - Italy)

14.00

21.00

6

Portoferraio (Isle of Elba - Italy) 12.00

18.00

7

Comino (Malta) Valetta (Malta)

07.00 14.15

11.30

7

Portovenere (Italy)

08.00

16.00

Valetta (Malta) Disembarkation

8

08.00

8

Nice (France) Disembarkation

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Dominated by a fortified citadel, Lipari, the capital of the volcanic Aeolian Islands, is known for its many natural and architectural delights, including remarkable points of view, picturesque quarries of pumice stone and its “castello”, built on the site of the ancient Greek acropolis. Not far from here, you will be able to discover the magnificent sight of the Stromboli volcano. A plume of smoke rises from its sombre beauty and lava regularly erupts from the crater of this still-active volcano.


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DAY

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ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

1

Nice (France) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

2

Saint Florent (Corsica - France)

12.00

23.00

3

Calvi (Corsica - France) Girolata (Corsica - France)

08.00 16.30

11.30 20.00

4

Bonifacio (Corsica - France)

08.00

23.00

5

Portoferraio (Island of Elba - Italy)

14.30

19.00

6

Imperia (Italy)

11.00

18.30

7

Nice (France) Disembarkation

08.00

19.00

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DEPARTURE : AUG 26th 2013

PALERMo

You cannot fail to be charmed by the Sicilian capital, tucked away at the back of a large bay. Palermo has always been at the crossroads of Eastern and Western civilisations and has preserved the traces of all these cultures. Its history and, in particular, its atmosphere play their part in creating the fascinating charm of this city of a thousand contrasts. The old town, its historical centre and above all the magnificent 12th Century cathedral are all testimony to its rich past. A little further on, Monreale will reveal its Benedictine Abbey and its splendid Duomo that dates from the 12th Century.

CAPRI The favourite seaside destination of the Roman Emperors who lavished it with palaces, Capri has always won the hearts of the greats of this world, who come here to experience the beauty of a mountain that surges directly from the sea, combined with the gentle lifestyle of a mild, Mediterranean climate. Indented with azure marine caves, its narrow streets dotted with wisteria, the island attracted romantic aesthetes before becoming the glamorous playground of the gilded youth. Above Capri, the picturesque Anacapri is the gateway to the Villa San Michele and its museum, surrounded by a majestic panorama.

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CALVI Magnificent Calvi… From the minute you arrive, this Genoese citadel welcomes you from its stone ramparts with their warm colours. The jewel of the Balagne, the “sentinel city” is impressively beautiful. Everything combines to make it unique and unforgettable: the deep blue colour of the water, the sandy beaches edged with pine trees, the lively and sparkling streets, and the mountains that surround it, over which the citadel seems to be keeping watch. The coast of the Balagne region runs from Calvi to L’Ile Rousse and is renowned for its picturesque villages with their narrow cobbled streets. This is the occasion for you to discover the Corsican maquis, its medieval hilltop villages and its wild landscapes, which cannot fail to move you.

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In partnership with

amalfii

Travel & Lifestyle

CRUISE l’austral

From Nice to Lisbon, set sail

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on a cruise that is the perfect illustration of Côté Sud. A journey through the Mediterranean lifestyle, in the footsteps of the painters and writers of the south. A sunkissed journey that visits the land of olives through the fincas and patios of Andalucia. It will be enhanced by local tastes and flavours and, in a cloud of essences and fragrances, it will take the curious epicurean on a voyage of discovery to the south that we love, to the rhythm of a song or a flurry of flamenco.

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Spain Portugal

Palma

Valence

Lisbon

Ibiza

Malaga Cadiz

The Balearic Mediterranean sea

Almeria

Françoise LEFÉBURE

NICE • lisbon DEPARTURE : oct 16th 2013 CRUISE : 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS DAY

ITINERARY

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

1

Nice (France) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

2

Ajaccio (Corsica - France)

07.00

12.00

3

Palma (Balearic - Spain)

14.00

20.00

4

Ibiza (Balearic - Spain)

08.00

22.00

5

Valencia (Spain)

08.00

13.00

6

Almeria (Spain) Malaga (Spain)

08.00 18.30

10.00 20.00

7

Cadiz (Spain)

08.00

14.00

8

Lisbon (Portugal) Disembarkation

09.30

19.00

She has been Editorial Director and Editor-inChief of the magazine Maisons Côté Sud since its creation in 1990. Françoise Lefébure is a journalist and stylist with a passion for decoration, lifestyle and photos, simple and authentic worlds, cookery and above all the South, where she lives and works.

Xavier GIRARD Heritage curator, Art historian and Writer, he is the author of “Matisse - Une splendeur inouïe” (Gallimard), “La Méditerranée de Homère à Picasso” (published by Assouline), and “L’Oursin” (published by A. Dimanche).

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Valencia - the city of Art and Sciences. Two hearts beat in this Spanish city: one is modern, avantgarde and almost futuristic; the other is more provincial, more traditional and nostalgic. Valencia has the temperament of a great Mediterranean city whose wide avenues form a border around the old town. The city has an abundance of architectural styles that coexist harmoniously, but above all it resolutely embraces the 21st Century with the futuristic structures of its Agora congress centre and City of Arts and Sciences, emerging from a crystal blue pool.

Gérard VIVES 100% Mediterranean, Gérard Vives is a chef, author, traveller, fervent defender of quality products and discoverer of spices. He created his Pepper Counter and is the specialist of rare products and the flavours of the world. He is also a cookery consultant and a passionate food writer. His latest publications cover subjects such as pepper and good, healthy, economic recipes. He is currently writing books about the “salt routes“ and a trip “around the world in 80 spices“.


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Corinth Athens Canal Itea Taormina Katakolon

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athens • NICE DEPARTURE : oct 09th 2013 CRUISE : 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

1

Athens (Greece) Embarkation from 16.00 to 17.00 Crossing the Corinth Canal

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

2

Itea (Greece)

07.00

14.30

3

Katakolon (Greece)

07.00

12.00

4

Taormina (Sicily - Italy)

09.00

20.00

5

Palermo (Sicily - Italy) Cruising around the Stromboli

08.00

14.30

6

Almafi (Italy) Sailing along the Amalfi Coast

08.00

13.00

7

Bonifacio (Corsica - France)

09.30

16.00

8

Nice (France) Disembarkation

09.00

18.00

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CADIZ The region of Andalucia lays out its green landscapes, and luminous beaches with a scattering of white citadels. This small corner of Spain, a reminder of the conquest by the Moors, has managed to retain its remarkable historical heritage since its foundation by the Phoenicians some 3,000 years ago. Cadiz, built on a rock and surrounded by the sea on all sides, is only linked to the mainland by a narrow strip of sand. Its strategic situation and its perfectly sheltered bay have meant it has been a coveted enclave across the Centuries.

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DIDIER LOCKWOOD

Didier Lockwood was born in Calais in 1956 into a family of artists. He started to learn the violin aged 7, and at 17 he joined the group “Magma”. It was the start of a remarkable career. His encounter with Stéphane Grappelli when aged just 20 shot him into the jazz stratosphere. During his 35year career he has worked with the greatest musicians in the world. Didier Lockwood is also a composer and has written two operas, two concertos for violins and orchestras, a concerto for piano and orchestra, lyrical poems and many other symphonic pieces, plus film scores.

Almafi & Ravello

There is Amalfi and then there is Italy! This expression perfectly illustrates why Amalfi and its coastline have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It was already the Riviera of the Roman Empire. Then from the 19th Century, the abrupt cliffs with their high headlands, elegant beach resorts and craggy inlets of the Amalfi coast made it the favourite destination of famous people and royalty. Artists and travellers have always been attracted by Ravello, which is popular with travellers enamoured by unique panoramas. As if it were suspended in a bouquet of flowers and greenery, dominating the luminous blue of the Mediterranean, Ravello lies under the watchful gaze of Vesuvius.

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In partnership with

beauty CRUISE by Marie Claire

l’austral

In the presence of Ariane Goldet, Editor in Chief of the

Beauty-Fitness-Health sections of Marie Claire magazine, join us for a unique cruise under the auspices of this famous publication. Learn about beauty and makeup techniques, the world of perfumes, beauty treatments, hair care and the latest in cosmetic medicine procedures. The leading beauty experts invited by Marie Claire will entertain you during your journey. Conferences, workshops, personalised treatments and advice will be available and led by Ariane Goldet who will share her passion and her secrets for enhancing the beauty of all. During a series of ports of call between Portugal and the Canary Islands, sample the delights of the Mediterranean in Autumn and the refined lifestyle on board L’Austral and its Sothys™ Spa.

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Porto Santo Madeira Funchal Canary Santa Cruz Islands de La Palma

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lisbon • las palmas DEPARTURE : oct 23rd 2013 CRUISE : 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS DAY

ITINERARY

1

Lisbon (Portugal) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

2

At sea

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

3

19.00 -

-

Casablanca (Morocco)

06.00

20.00

4

Essaouira (Morocco)

13.00

19.00

5

At sea

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6

Funchal (Madeira - Portugal)

07.00

22.30

7

Porto Santo (Madeira - Portugal)

07.00

13.00

8

Arrecife Lanzarote (Canary - Spain) Santa Cruz de la Palma (Canary - Spain) Las Palmas (Canary - Spain) Disembarkation

12.00

19.00

08.00

18.00

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Funchal

Funchal, a sublime hillside city built around a marvellous natural amphitheatre, dominates the sea from its great height. Here, traditional perfumes abound and the aura of the explorer Joao Gonçalves Zarco is still perceptible. This is Portugal in a nutshell. You can admire the beauty of its architecture in the old town, and its streets paved with black pebbles. Do not miss the Sé do Funchal cathedral built in the Manuélin style with its ceiling inlaid with ivory, the old fortress and also the many churches to be found here and there. Funchal is much more than just the largest city and the capital of the island of Madeira, and has not lost its atypical identity. Since it was created, its existence has been punctuated by moments of high pomp, such as the visit of the Empress Sissi.

Ariane Goldet is Editor-in-Chief of the Beauty-Fitness-Health sections of MARIE CLAIRE magazine and President of the Juries of the Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté and the Prix International du Parfum. She has worked on a variety of other women’s magazines including Vital, Femme and Prima. She has had a regular guest spot on daily French radio shows for women. Her training as a physiotherapist, psychologist and modern dance teacher explain her sensitivity to everything concerning beauty and wellbeing.


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france

Marseille

Barcelona Spain

Palma Valence

Malaga

Cadiz

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Casablanca

Minorca

Morocco

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Santa-Cruz de Tenerife

Tangier Morocco

Canary Islands

Tenerife

Las Palmas

Grande Canarie

CASABLANCA

Essaouira Lanzarote

Arrecife Puerto del Rosario

Fuerteventura

marseille • casablanca

casablanca • las palmas

DEPARTURE : nov 01st 2013

DEPARTURE : nov 12th 2013

CRUISE : 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS

CRUISE : 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

DAY

ITINERARY

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

1

Marseille (France) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

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At sea

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Barcelona (Spain)

08.00

19.00

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At sea

4

Minorca (Balearic - Spain)

12.00

19.00

4

5

Palma (Balearic - Spain)

08.00

16.00

6

Valencia (Spain)

08.00

18.00

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Malaga (Spain)

07.00

20.00

9

Cadiz (Spain)

13.00

18.00

10

Tangier (Morocco)

07.00

12.00

11

Casablanca (Morocco)

07.30

12

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RABAT

You will head towards “Royal Rabat” from Casablanca. Surrounded by city walls, Rabat is the capital of the kingdom and has an important architectural heritage and lush vegetation. Do not miss its cultural wealth; the richly decorated entrance gateway and the sumptuous Royal Palace decorated with green tiles, symbol of the prophet. At the heart of the city lies the traditional medina, a labyrinth of narrow and sinuous streets. The old quarter of Rabat offers an interesting contrast with its modern districts and stands out for its unfinished minaret and the remains of its many columns, testimony to the scale of the construction project.

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE

18.00

14.30

23.00

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Arrecife Lanzarote (Canary - Spain)

08.00

19.00

5

Puerto Del Rosario (Canary - Spain)

08.00

12.30

6

Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary - Spain)

08.00

18.00

7

Las Palmas (Canary - Spain) Disembarkation

CASABLANCA

From the powerful Atlas to the abrupt mountains of the Rif, the deserts of golden sand, the fertile plains and fine sandy beaches, Morocco is a kaleidoscope that impresses with its landscapes of a rare beauty. Sailing along the Moroccan coast offers a spectacle of ochre and red light against an azure background. Around the ancient medina, Casablanca has transformed into a vibrant economic metropolis that is a fascinating blend of traditional and modern values. Do not miss the great Hassan II mosque, the “new beacon of Islam” that dominates the rooftops of the city. Its minaret is the tallest structure in the country and presides majestically over the seafront.

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You will set out from Mahon to discover Minorca, a veritable natural oasis that is unique and rich in contrasts. Flooded with sunlight, gently caressed by the waves of the Mediterranean, both rugged and lush, mountainous and flat, lively and calm, the Balearic Islands, off the coast of mainland Spain are a veritable mini-paradise. Minorca, the serene, stands out for its natural beauty of which it is fiercely protective. Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, its harmony and variety will delight you. The spectacular underwater flora and fauna has meant that for decades it has been one of the leading diving destinations.

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Please find below samples of the optional shore excursions for each port of call of Western Mediterranean.

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PORT

Country

Name of the shore excursion

duration

PRICE

Ajaccio

Corsica - France

Highlights of Ajaccio

3H30

45€

Alicante

Spain

Elche’s palm grove and Panoramic Alicante

4H30

59€

Almeria

Spain

Granada and the Alhambra

11H

149€

Amalfi

Italy

Amalfi & Ravello

2H30

49€

Arrecife

Lanzarote, Canary ISLANDS Volcanoes, camels and wine

4H

49€

Barcelone

Spain

Barcelona and Gaudi

4H

49€

Bonifacio

Corsica - France

Lavezzi Islands & Marine Caves

3H

65€

Cadiz

Spain

Cadiz et show flamenco

3H

59€

Calvi

Corsica - France

Discover the villages of Balagne

3H30

59€

Casablanca

Morocco

Casablanca

3H30

39€

Essaouira

Morocco

Essaouira on Foot

2H30

27€

Funchal

Madeira - Portugal

Panoramic Madeira

4H30

49€

Ibiza

Balearic - Spain

Alt Villa - the old town on foot

2H30

25€

Itéa

Greece

Discover the villages of Balagne

3H30

59€

Katakolon

Greece

Sacred Site of Delphi

4H

59€

île Rousse

Corsica - France

Olympia and its Museum

4H

55€

Lerici

Italy

Pisa and Lucca

8H30

95€

Mahon

Menorca, Balearic

Taste of Menorca

4H

49€

Malaga

Spain

Old Town and Picasso Museum

4H30

49€

Naples

Italy

Pompei

4H30

59€

Palamos

Spain

Dali Museum and Pubol

8H

75€

Palerme

Sicily - Italy

Palermo and Monreale

4H

65€

Palma de mallorca

Balearic - spain

Valldemossa

3H30

55€

Portoferraio

ElbA - Italy

Isle of Elba and Memories of Napoleon

3H30

55€

Portovenere

Italy

Cinqueterre

4H30

55€


Valencia

PORT

Country

Name of the shore excursion

Puerto del Rosario

Fuerteventura, Canary ISLANDS

Discover Fuerteventura

Santa Cruz de las Palmas Santa Cruz de Tenerife

duration

PRICE

3H30

35€

Las Palmas, Canary ISLANDS Volcanic Fuencaliente

4H

45€

Tenerife, Canary ISLANDS Parc National Las Cañadas et le Volcan Teide

5H

69€

4H30

55€

Seville

Spain

Discover Seville

Split

Croatia

Diocletian Palace

2H

25€

Tangier

Morocco

Tetouan

5H

49€

Taormine

Sicily - Italy

Mount Etna

5H30

99€

Valence

Spain

Modern and Traditional Valencia

4H

55€

Shore excursions are sold exclusively onboard. Pricing, tour titles and duration are subject to changes. Full tour program is available on our website www.ponant.com 5 months prior to your cruise. This selection of shore excursions is only a taste of the full program which will be sent with your cruise documents.

FORMALITIES The below information is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information. Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Compagnie du Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

GOLF CRUISE: “TEE TIME IN THE MEDITERRANEAN” The optional “golf package” includes: • 5 green fees with shared carts (when possible) on golf courses mentioned in the programme or similar • Return transfers to golf courses • Management of clubs and bags at each call • Organisation and supervision of regular golf programmes by a Sports Coach present on board during the whole cruise • Meals during courses on golf sites are served locally (lunch box & drinks) • Golf handicap is mandatory. Gentlemen par 28; ladies par 35. In order to better organize the golf days, we ask you to register. Golfers must have their handicap book validated less than 1 year. Each golfer needs to have his own equipment as rental on golf site might not be available.

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The Eastern Mediterranean Exceptional landscapes at the crossroads of Great Civilisations

The countries that border this legendary sea are the cradle of Greek and Roman mythology and home to some of the world’s greatest architectural masterpieces. All are endowed with magnificent treasures, some celebrated, some forgotten, and all enjoy an exceptionally gentle way of life. Aboard L’AUSTRAL and LE SOLÉAL, we invite you to visit these regions which saw the rise of the most influential civilisations in the world. Throughout summer and autumn, set sail to discover the myths and marvels of the Adriatic, visit the ancient shores of the Black Sea, call at ports in the heart of the romantic Aegean Sea with its countless islands, or let yourself be captivated by Ancient Turkey. With its whitewashed houses reflected in the azure sea, the Eastern Mediterranean offers you the magic of lands that combine classic destinations with a number of unexpected treasure.

A magical cocktail of sensations and emotions.

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Rightly renowned for the dazzling kaleidoscope of its capital cities and cultures, the Eastern Mediterranean is a universe of calm seas with a mythical past, of mountains surging precipitously from the blue, of medieval villages and sun-kissed beaches.

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The Adriatic Sea, the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea

or 4 000 years of History…

L’AUSTRAL will set sail from La Serenissima, Venice, to visit the Pearls of the Adriatic with their ancient monuments, and still little-known fortified cities. Discover Dubrovnik, Sibenik, Split or Hvar, with their unrivalled architectural heritage and let the spirit of the sea transport you along the Dalmatian Coast, bathed in the light of the setting sun. Further to the North, Turkey appears - a veritable mosaic of ancient civilisations. Straddling the cultures of the West and the East, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea, discover the natural and cultural treasures of Istanbul, Bodrum, Kekova and Antalya. Further on, after leaving Athens, head South and enter the Aegean Sea, sailing through a myriad of islands placed here and there like so many precious stones. Santorini, Mykonos and Delos are particularly charming ports of call, with their infinite palette of blues and their dazzling white villages. Lastly, the shores of the Black Sea and its unspoiled landscapes will await you. Our call in Ukraine will reveal the richness of the country’s cultural heritage, its history indelibly linked with that of Great Russia, and the cities of Odessa, Sebastopol and Yalta. Another itinerary, another vessel. LE SOLÉAL will set sail from the seductive city of Venice on its maiden voyage. For its very first crossing, LE SOLÉAL invites you on a marvellous journey between the languorous Italian coast and the breathtaking Spanish shores. First sunrise, first ports of call: so many unique and remarkable moments that we are looking forward to sharing with the very first passengers aboard Le Soléal!

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VENICE

ATHENS

ISTANBUL

VENICE

ATHENS

ISTANBUL

Like a jewel on a blue cushion, Venice, La Serenissima, gently placed on the lagoon, seems to be fully aware of her privileged position. A city steeped in Byzantine grandeur, rich and free as a result of its intrepid trading, Venice was extraordinarily prosperous as can be seen in the facades of its palaces and churches, and as is also visible with every canal and in every one of its works of art. The Great Canal bordered by multicoloured posts, a vaporetto, a black gondola shining in the sun, the endless lapping of the water in the lagoon – one never tires of the Venetian spectacle. In its labyrinth of calm streets suspended between sky and water, are hidden churches that are veritable museums and museums that are veritable sanctuaries. Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese will keep you company as you wander through the city. Venice is the quintessence of true fascination...

Athens, the city of Gods. The mythical capital of Ancient and Modern Greece. Surrounded by mountains, Athens, the cradle of European culture is also the capital of the fine arts and the city of the great philosophers. Its famous monuments such as the Acropolis and the Agora are some of the most beautiful in the world. The new Acropolis Museum was opened in June 2009. The architecture has been designed to pay homage to the Temple of Athena. The entire building is a showcase for the treasures found on the hillside of the ancient City of the Goddess. The main gallery of the Museum is home to the findings from the Acropolis hillside and the glass floor of the gallery overlooks the archaeological excavation, giving you the impression of wandering through the heart of the ancient remains.

There are cities whose name alone leaves you spellbound! Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - each of the names, whether past or present, of this great city on the Bosphorous evoke the power and the splendour of the Orient. Istanbul, winding along the banks of the Bosphorous, is one of the most extraordinary cities in the world and it is best discovered by the sea. On the horizon, a hillside hoves into sight, then dozens of slender and elegant minarets become visible amongst the domes and cupolas that dazzle around the Golden Horn. The city illustrates the fabulous destiny of the capital that outlived Rome. Ever since these times, Istanbul, this great and beautiful Eastern City, which lit up Europe and the Ottoman Empire has been much more than a capital - it is a beacon in the history of civilisations.

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An impressive gash hewn from the rocks of the Montenegro coast, Kotor Bay stretches between two mountain ranges, capped with a dreamlike haze that, coupled with the calm, still waters and the gracious islets dotted here and there, gives the area a magical aspect. In the distance, at the end of this estuary, the city of Kotor appears on the horizon. This medieval city, surrounded by a remarkable defensive wall, offers the promise of an excursion that is rich in emotions. The white line of the fortifications snakes its way to the mountain top, and as you skirt around a former bastion you get a glimpse of the vertiginous view over the bay and the surrounding area.

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Bay of Kotor

L’AUSTRAL

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Venice

Venice Rovinj Pula CROATIA Sibenik Split Hvar

Italy

VENICE • VENICE Cruise: 8 Days / 7 NIGHTS

Cruise: 8 Days / 7 NIGHTS

19.00

Day

Itinerary

1

Venice (Italy) Embarkation from 16.30 to 17.30

Arrival Departure

2

Sibenik (Croatia) Disembarkation 08.30 Split (Croatia) Re-embarkation 13.30

3

Split (Croatia) Korcula (Croatia)

11.00

05.00 22.00

18.00 09.30

2

Split (Croatia)

13.30

23.30

3

Korcula (Croatia)

08.00

23.30

4

Dubrovnik (Croatia)

07.00

23.45

4

Dubrovnik (Croatia)

07.00

23.45

5

Kotor (Montenegro)

09.00

19.00

5

Kotor (Montenegro)

09.00

20.00

18.00

6

Hvar (Croatia)

07.00

18.00

7

Pula (Croatia) Rovinj (Croatia)

12.00 22.00

8

Venice (Italy) Disembarkation

08.00 14.30 07.00

Hvar (Croatia)

07.00

7

Sibenik (Croatia)

07.00

8

Venice (Italy) Disembarkation

07.30

SHOR

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Venice (Italy) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

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For more details about your shore excursions and formalities, please refer to pages 90 to 91.

Italy

Dubrovnik

Korcula

CROATIA

Sibenik Split Hvar

14.00

SPLIT

An ancient, cosmopolitan city, a former imperial residence, Split is proud of its 1 700 years of history and its reputation generated by the palace of the Roman Emperor, Diocletian. Within the network of magnificently preserved ramparts, the Imperial Mausoleum is now used as the Cathedral and the Gothic and Renaissance palaces use the vaults and the columns of the Antique buildings for support. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will visit the baths, lanes and courtyards of the Diocletian Palace, deep inside a labyrinth where Pharaonic Egypt, Ancient Rome and the Renaissance appear side-by-side in perfect harmony.


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MUSICAL cruise

Venice CROATIA Split

Italy

Dubrovnik Adriatic Istanbul Sea Greece Turkey Parga Aegean Sea Dikili Itea Mykonos Delos

Venice • ISTANBUL

ALAIN DUAULT

Yves Henry, Pianist

Musicologist, pianist, journalist, television and radio presenter, producer - Alain DUAULT will share his very enlightened passion for Classical Music with us. During this cruise, he will organise conferences, a show and concerts with musicians he has personally selected. This programme will examine the various facets of romanticism and will also pay homage to Verdi and Wagner, amongst others, to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of these great composers.

Stéphanie-Marie Degand, Violinist

Artistic Director and Speaker

Departure: SEPT 13th 2013 Cruise: 8 Days / 7 NIGHTS Day Itinerary

SELECTION OF PERFORMERS*

Arrival Departure

1

Venice (Italy) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

2

Split (Croatia)

13.00

19.00

3

Dubrovnik (Croatia)

07.00

18.00

4

Parga (Greece)

13.30

19.00

5

Itea (Greece) Crossing the Corinth Canal

07.30

14.00

6

Delos (Greece) Mykonos (Greece)

07.00 14.00

12.00 21.00

7

Dikili (Turkey)

08.00

13.30

8

Istanbul (Turkey) Disembarkation

08.30

18.30

Florent Héau, Clarinettist Julie FUCHS, Soprano Amaya Dominguez, Mezzo-soprano Julien BEHR, Tenor Alexandre Duhamel, Baritone Marie-Christine Barrault, Actress

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KORcULA The island of Korcula is scattered with vineyards, olive groves, fragrant forests and coves of calm water that are still littleknown. Built on a peninsula, perched on a promontory hanging over the sea, the eponymous coastal citadel is a veritable open-air museum. The birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo, Korcula is a city of ancient buildings that create a unique collection of medieval architecture. The heart of the old district consists of an attractive grid of marble-paved streets that have been gently polished by time, punctuated with imposing monuments, such as the 15th Century Saint Mark’s Cathedral.

Henri Demarquette, Cellist

*The performers may change should they have to cancel in the event of force majeur.

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MYKONOS A charming little island in the Cyclades, Mykonos sparkles under the Greek sun and assumes its reputation for glamour and spectacle with panache. This is the “Queen of the Cyclades”, an island of white windmills, sinuous lanes and whitewashed buildings, with its small port where fishing boats and dinghies lazily bob at the foot of the sea-front terraces. Mykonos cannot fail to charm you! “Little Venice” is one of the most attractive districts of the island, rich in colours and built right on the sea, giving it a quite remarkable atmosphere. Take a seat on the terrace of one of the many taverns that line the sea front, opposite the old port.

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Venice CROATIA

Istanbul

Greece

Mount Athos Limnos Dardanelles Strait Turkey Aegean Volos Sea Dikili

Split

Italy

Dubrovnik Adriatic Istanbul Sea Greece Turkey Parga Aegean Sea Dikili Itea Corinth Canal

Kusadasi Patmos

Mykonos Delos

Venice • ISTANBUL

ISTANBUL • ISTANBUL

Departure: JUL 05th (MICHEL LEEB cruise)

Departure: JUL 12th 2013

Cruise: 8 Days / 7 NIGHTS

Cruise: 8 Days / 7 NIGHTS Day

Itinerary

18.30

1

Istanbul (Turkey) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

13.00

19.00

2

Limnos (Greece)

Dubrovnik (Croatia)

07.00

18.00

3

Sailing past Mount Athos

4

Parga (Greece)

13.30

19.00

Itea (Greece) Crossing the Corinth Canal

4

5

07.30

14.00

6

Delos (Greece) Mykonos (Greece)

07.00 14.00

12.00 21.00

7

Dikili (Turkey)

08.00

13.30

8

Istanbul (Turkey) Disembarkation

08.30

Day

Itinerary

1

Venice (Italy) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

2

Split (Croatia)

3

SHOR

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Arrival Departure

Arrival Departure

19.00

14.00

22.30

Volos (Greece)

07.00

19.00

5

Patmos (Greece)

13.00

23.00

6

Kusadasi (Turkey)

07.00

19.00

7

Dikili (Turkey)

07.00

13.00

8

Istanbul (Turkey) Disembarkation

08.00

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L’AUSTRAL: Venice - ISTANBUL Cruise July 5, 2013

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Accompanied by a jazz quartet, Michel Leeb wanders between humour and swing and pays homage to Count Basie, Sinatra, Trenet, Aznavour and Nougaro, not to mention the sketches and parodies for which he has a particular penchant. Pleasure, pure pleasure. Michel LEEB is a French comedian, actor and singer who started to make a name for himself in the early 1980s. Through his touring and his new shows, performed in France and abroad, Michel LEEB has become a leading comedian.

THE METEORA

Set sail from Volos to discover the Thessalian plain, from which surges an incredible forest of rocky peaks with vertiginous, smooth walls, like a colony of sugarloaves planted in a green carpet. The Meteora are one of the most beautiful sites of Continental Greece. These strange promontories can reach up to 300 m in height and since the 11th Century have served as celestial perches for traditional Orthodox monasteries. These “stones that climb”, impressive rocky outcrops sculptured and polished like giant pebbles by the whims of erosion, are still home to six monasteries that are accessible by long staircases.


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Istanbul Turkey

ISTANBUL • ISTANBUL Departure: JUL 19th 2013 Cruise: 8 Days / 7 NIGHTS Day

Itinerary

Arrival

Departure

1

Istanbul (Turkey) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

2

Nessebur (Bulgaria)

12.00

3

Odessa (Ukraine)

16.00

4

Odessa (Ukraine)

5

Yalta (Ukraine)

08.00

23.30

6

Sebastopol (Ukraine)

07.00

14.00

7

Bartin (Turkey)

07.00

17.00

8

Istanbul (Turkey) Disembarkation

08.00

19.00 18.00

14.00

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SYROS

The capital of the Cyclades, Syros is an exceptionally charming island that will endear itself to you with its authenticity, its neo-classical architecture and its beaches with their crystalclear waters. Ermoúpolis, its main town, was the largest port in Greece in the 19th Century. Set out to discover this beautiful town with its marble streets, Venetian buildings and its undulating relief, interspersed with monumental squares. The terraced fields continue to add to the beauty of this mountainous scenery, scattered with churches, chapels and pigeon lofts with geometric decor, criss-crossed with footpaths on which the footsteps of donkeys and mules can still be heard.

YALTA

Known as the Pearl of the Crimea, nestling between the mountains, Yalta is a mythical seaside town that has been the preferred holiday destination of the Russian aristocracy for Centuries. Its delightful climate, long seafront promenades bedecked with flowers and the end-of-19th-Century villas surrounded by palm trees have also earned it the nickname of the Russian Riviera. It is here, in the Livadia Palace, that the famous Yalta Agreement was signed in 1945. Do not miss Pushkin’s house and the neo-Byzantine cathedral.

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PAROS Paros, the heart of the Cyclades, is set against a backdrop of olive groves and Aegean blue. Enjoy the citrus trees in flower, the aromatic thyme, the song of the cicadas in the olive trees, and in the midst of this scenery let your eyes feast on ancient monuments. The intensely blue sea stretches into the horizon, scattered with a thousand islands and their picture-postcard beaches. The third largest of the Cyclades islands, Paros was, in ancient times, the centre of Cycladic civilisation. Often compared with Mykonos, Paros owes its reputation to its magnificent white marble which was used to sculpt some of the most famous masterpieces in the world, including the Venus de Milo. In the heart of valleys planted with olive trees and covered in vineyards, the dazzling whiteness of Paros offers you its sinuous streets decorated with geraniums and jasmine.

JOSE-MARIE BEL Jose-Marie Bel holds a number of diplomas in Art, Aesthetics Architecture and Ethnology plus a doctorate in the Sciences of Art. During the cruise, he offers cultural encounters and a cycle of fascinating conferences on the regions, seas and countries that are on the itinerary.

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Charming Mljet. Join the exclusive club of those with privileged access to one of the best-kept secrets of the Adriatic islands. Legend tells that the winds blown by Poseidon pushed Ulysses towards Mljet, where he was held captive by the nymph Calypso for seven years. An elegant Romanstyle Benedictine monastery, dating from the 12th Century, stands erect in the centre of a charming islet. A veritable picturepostcard landscape, the island is above all a beach destination with its transparent waters, but its charm also comes from its vast pine forests and salt-water lakes.

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Turkey Patmos

Bodrum Fethiye

Antalya Kas

Rhodes

Kekova

Athens • Athens

Athens • Venice

Departure: aug 02 2013

Departure: AUG 09th 2013

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Itinerary

1

Athens (Greece) Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00

2

Bodrum (Turkey)

13.00 24.00

3

Fethiye (Turkey)

12.00 19.00

4

Antalya (Turkey)

07.30 19.00

5

Kekova (Turkey) Kas (Turkey)

07.00 10.30 14.00 23.00

6

Rhodes (Greece)

08.00 22.00

7

Patmos (Greece)

07.30 13.00

8

Athens (Greece) Disembarkation

08.00

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CROATIA Kornati Trogir Italy Mljet Dubrovnik Adriatic Sea Kotor Bay Greece Otranto Mediterranean Itea Athens Sea Corinth Canal

Greece

Arrival Departure

20.00

THE CORINTH CANAL AND ITEA

The Corinth Canal is an impressive feat of engineering linking the Ionian Sea to the Aegean, and we invite you to discover it. Like so many other major works, it is the fruit of a dream that dates back to Ancient times: Emperor Nero had already planned its route. The very narrow and gigantic walls will take you as far as Itea. You will travel deep into the sacred valley of Delphi, a magnificently preserved ancient site. Clinging to the abrupt mountainside, the famous Temple of Apollo lays out its ruins amongst the pine trees and olive groves. In harmony with the superb nature, invested with sacred signification, in the 6th Century BC this site was the veritable symbol of the unity of the Greek world. Its ancient stadium and its theatre offer you remarkable viewpoints over Pleistos Valley.

Day

Itinerary

Arrival Departure

1

Athens (Greece) Embarkation from 16.30 to 17.30 Crossing the Corinth Canal in the evening

2

Itea (Greece)

3

Otranto (Italy)

07.00 08.00

14.30 18.00

4

Sailing the Kotor Bay Dubrovnik (Croatia)

13.00

23.30

5

Mljet (Croatia)

08.30

6

Trogir (Croatia) 07.00 Sailing through the Kornati archipelago

15.00 13.30

7

Rovinj (Croatia)

8

Venice (Italy) Disembarkation

07.00 08.00

18.00

15.00


Croatia

L’austral Istanbul Limnos Dardanelles Strait Greece

Athens

Turkey

Aegean Sea Syros Paros

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ISTANBUL • Athens Departures: JUL 26th • OCT 02nd 2013 Cruise: 8 Days / 7 NIGHTS

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Itinerary

1

Istanbul (Turkey) Embarkation from 16.30 to 17.30

2

Limnos (Greece)

13.00

19.00

3

Paros (Greece)

08.30

23.00

4

Syros (Greece)

07.30

18.00

5

Bodrum (Turkey)

08.00

23.00

6

Symi (Greece)

08.00

15.00

7

Patmos (Greece)

07.30

14.30

8

Athens (Greece) Disembarkation

07.00

Arrival Departure

18.00

ANTALYA Built on a limestone plateau whose cliffs sweep down towards the bay and the old port, Antalya is known as the Turkish Riviera and also as “the land of all peoples”. The cradle of a number of civilisations including Romans, Byzantines, and the Seljug dynasty, the city is now home to the jewels of local architecture: finely carved woods, elegant tall minarets. Not far from here, you can visit the ruins of Perga, dating from after the Trojan War. Today, this is one of the most interesting sites of the southern coast of Turkey, protecting the largest stadium in Asia Minor. You will also discover an elegant Greco-Roman theatre founded in the 2nd Century. You will continue your visit with the Roman Theatre of Aspendos, which cannot fail to captivate you as it is one of the best preserved of all of Ancient Rome Empire. Impressive by its sheer size, it could host up to 18 000 spectators and its magnificently preserved stage wall will conjure up the spectacles of ancient times.

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Along the Adriatic coast, in the most easterly part of Southern Italy lies Otranto, a Greek and Roman city. In the Middle Ages it was one of the most important centres of Byzantine domination. Today it is a veritable artistic and architectural jewel, particularly known for its Byzantine Church of St Pietro which is home to precious frescoes. This peaceful city seems to slumber in the hollow of a natural bay which offers a magnificent view over the crystal waters of the Adriatic Sea. Take your lead from the calm of this little Italian town as it invites you to laze around and take a leisurely swim.

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MAIDEN CRUISE

On 1st July 2013, the very elegant ship LE SOLÉAL will set sails from VENICE on her inaugural cruise.

The maiden voyage of a new

To celebrate the launch of our new ship, La Compagnie du Ponant would like to invite you to spend a post-cruise day and night in BARCELONA.

ship is always a highly-charged moment. The Captain and crew of LE SOLÉAL are extremely proud to welcome their first passengers aboard. The streamlined silhouette, warm and intimate atmosphere and attentive service mean that this new vessel will embody the yacht cruising spirit that has made its sisterships, L’AUSTRAL and LE BORÉAL, so successful. For its inaugural cruise, LE SOLÉAL will take you to Italy and Spain, with a series of ports of call specially chosen for you.

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At the southern tip of Croatia, the city formerly known as Ragusa and surrounded by imposing medieval ramparts will give up its secrets for you. Magnificently restored, stunning under the sunshine that gleams off the ochre and red tiles, the imperial city has managed to retain its architectural treasures. Its palaces, elegant buildings, cloisters and fountains are so many jewels gathered in the showcase formed by the impressive city walls. Take the time to wander the marble-paved streets and discover one thousand years of history. For a long time, this city was considered to rival Venice and its illustrious past has earned it UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Whether this is your first trip to Dubrovnik or whether you are making a return visit, the unique beauty of this “Pearl of the Adriatic” always conjures the same emotion.

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A cosmopolitan city and an essential cultural hub, Barcelona has successfully preserved its many Centuries of history. The city is proud of its cultural identity. The artistic effervescence of the city means that the Catalan capital is just as lively at night as during the day. The whole city deserves exploring: the Gothic district and the cathedral, the famous Picasso Museum, the Sagrada Familia and the extravagant vision of Gaudi, architect of genius, not forgetting Las Ramblas with their endless activity and fragrant blooms.

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Flooded with sunlight, gently caressed by the waves of the Mediterranean, both rugged and lush, mountainous and flat, lively and calm, the Balearic Islands, off the coast of mainland Spain are a mini-paradise. Minorca is different from its sisters - Ibiza, that never sleeps and the elegant Majorca. Serene Minorca stands out for its unspoiled nature of which it is fiercely protective, surrounded by fields of a tender green and vast meadows that roll down to the cobalt blue of the coast. Whilst the capital, Mahon, is home to many monuments from the British colonial period, the south of the island offers you its calanques, rocky inlets bathed in the Mediterranean sun and far from the madding crowd.


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For LE SOLÉAL’s maiden voyage, take the time to extend your trip and stay with us for a post-cruise visit to Barcelona. A VIP stopover, at no extra cost: At the end of the cruise we invite you to visit the cultural heart of this creative, dynamic and absolutely fascinating city... Palace of Catalan Music or Palau de la Musica Catalana is one of Barcelona’s most beautiful examples of modernism, famous for its main facade decorated with magnificent mosaics and flower-shaped capitols.

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in the 19th Century on the ruins of a convent, the Gran Liceu Theatre reflects the splendour of this refined era, of which it has retained the original cachet. The most famous Catalan actors have treaded the boards of the Liceu, offering spectators moments of a rare intensity.

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will have lunch in a genuine masia catalane dating from the early 17th Century. This former manor farm, with its refined decor has been converted into a restaurant. A gastronomic break that is not to be missed.

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Royal Arsenals in Barcelona are a unique example of civil gothic architecture, built in the 13th Century as a naval shipyard constructing the galleys of the Kingdom of Aragon. A gala dinner will be served inside this magnificent building.

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bring this exceptional day to a close, we have chosen a former palace of the Marquis of Comillas for your accommodation. Now known as Hotel 1898, the building dates from the end of the 19th Century and was once the headquarters of the Philippines Tobacco Company. The hotel opened for business in 2006 after undergoing a complete renovation.

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...indulge yourself with AN “A LA CARTE“ CIRCUIT If you need advice or ideas, La Compagnie du Ponant can organise a custom-made circuit especially for you. Before or after your cruise, take the time to extend your trip and let us help you plan your stay. Our team of experts will listen to you then guide you, and will endeavour to fulfil your most demanding requests.

Suggested package: 2 Days/1 NIGHT (based on double room occupancy) 4* HOTEL ATHENAEUM INTERCONTINENTAL

from 445€/person (1) (1)

The price includes one night in the hotel (based on double room occupancy) with breakfast, private taxi transfers from the airport/hotel and hotel/port, and a halfday of visits of your choice. The price and programme are subject to availability at the time of booking. Go ahead, treat yourself, and feel free to ask us as many questions as you want!

We can also offer more luxurious hotels such as the Royal Olympic and the King George Palace.

… in Istanbul

Suggested package: 2 Days/1 NIGHT (based on double room occupancy) 4* HOTEL CROWNE PLAZA HAGIA SOPHIA

from 445€/person (1) (1) The price includes one night in the hotel (based on double room occupancy) with breakfast, private car transfers from the airport/hotel and hotel/port, and a half-day of visits including the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Spice Bazaar. The price and programme are subject to availability at the time of booking. Go ahead, treat yourself, and feel free to ask us as many questions as you want!

Suggestions for your half-day excursion: • Discover the Acropolis, the sacred hillside and temple dedicated to the worship of the goddess Athena. This is the universal symbol of the civilisation and spirit of the classical period; the most extraordinary collection of architecture bequeathed to us by Ancient Greece. • OR visit the Acropolis Museum: its glass floor overlooks the archaeological excavation giving you the impression of wandering through the heart of the ancient remains. • OR visit the Benaki Museum of Greek art and history. Its collections are based around a number of themes: the history of Greece, the Byzantine period, the Ottoman era, the personal collection of works of art owned by Antónis Benákis and the works of 20th Century Greek artists.

Half-day of included excursion: • Visit the Hagia Sophia, one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture. Its interior decoration is of immense artistic value. • Visit the Blue Mosque which owes its name to the blue mosaics that adorn the interior walls. It has the particularity of having six minarets. • Discover the Spice Bazaar, or the Egyptian Bazaar, the oldest and largest covered market in Istanbul after the Grand Bazaar.

Optional suggestions for your half-day excursion:

We can also offer more luxurious hotels such as the Four Seasons Bosphorous or the Ciragan Palace Kempinski.

• Visit the Topkapi Palace. Built between the 15th and 19th Century, Topkapi was the former residence of the Ottoman sultans and is now one of the most important museums of Islamic art in the world. • Visit the Basilica Cistern, an unusual and magical site offering very beautiful lighting effects. A gigantic underground cistern built by Emperor Justinian in the basement of an Imperial Portico. • Cruise along the Bosphorous, giving you a new perspective on the sheer size of the city and its many historical monuments, built along the shores of this strait that marks the most southerly border between the continents of Asia and Europe.

… in Venice

Suggestions for your half-day excursion:

Suggested package: 2 Days/1 NIGHT (based on double room occupancy) 4* HOTEL BONVECCHIATI

from 765€/person (1) (1) The price includes one night in the hotel (based on double room occupancy) with breakfast, private boat transfers from the airport/hotel and hotel/port with a French-speaking courier and a half-day of visits (2) of your choice. The price and programme are subject to availability at the time of booking. Go ahead, treat yourself, and feel free to ask us as many questions as you want!

We can also offer more luxurious hotels like, for example, the 5* Danieli or the 5* Gritti Palace, both of which are synonymous with luxury and romance and located on the banks of the Grand Canal.

• Walking tour with VIP access(2) to discover the unmissable sites of La Serenissima without having to queue, including St Mark’s Square and the Rialto, St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. • OR visit the Palazzo Grassi(2), transformed into the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art thanks to the collection of its owner, François Pinault. • OR tour of lesser-known Venice through its grandiose churches like Frari and San Rocco(2).

Optional suggestions for your half-day excursion: • An evening in Venice? A serenaded gondola ride is an absolute must(2), followed by dinner or an exceptional show at the famous Opera La Fenice. • Visit Ca’Rezzonico Museum, exhibiting 18th Century Venetian art.

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Antalya

Turkey

Aspendos and Perge

Bartin

Turkey

Safranbolu

8H

Bodrum

Greece

Bodrum Castle & Mausoleum

4H

50€

Carloforte

Sardinia, Italy

Time at Leisure

Delos

Greece

Archaeological Site of Delos

3H

30€

Dikili

Turkey

Pergamum

4H30

55€

Dubrovnik

Croatia

Walking Tour

2H

30€

Dubrovnik

Croatia

City Walls & Lokrum Island Kayaking

3H15

59€

Fethiye

Turkey

Xanthos and Letoon

5H

39€

Hvar

Croatia

Island Tour

4H

55€

Itea

Greece

Sacred Site of Delphi

4H

59€

Kas

Turkey

Discover Ancient Antiphellus on foot

2H30

20€

Kekova

Turkey

Kekova, its Lycean tombs and castle

3H

39€

Korcula

Croatia

Korcula Walking Tour

2H

20€

Kotor

Montenegro

Mini Tour of Montenegro

6H

69€

Kusadasi

Turkey

Ephesus and the Archaeological Site

4H

50€

Limnos

Greece

Myrina Museum & Poliochni Site

3H30

55€

Mahon

Minorca, Baleares, Spain Taste of Minorca

4H

49€

Mykonos

Greece

Panoramic Mykonos

3H

59€

Nessebur

Bulgaria

Discovering the Town on Foot

2H30

29€

Odessa

Ukraine

Odessa Palaces

3H

75€

OtrantO

Italy

Lecce - the Florence of the South

4H

55€

Palermo

Italy

Palermo and Monreale

4H

65€

Parga

Greece

Beautiful Ioannina

5H

65€

Patmos

Greece

Monastery of St. John

2H30

55€

Pula

Croatia

Pula and its Amphitheater

2H

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Rovinj

Croatia

Rovinj on Foot

1H30

20€

Sebastopol

Ukraine

History of Crimea

8H30

129€

Sibenik

Croatia

Krka Waterfalls

3H30

59€

Split

Croatia

Diocletian Palace

2H

25€

Syros

Greece

Siros Walking Tour

2H30

25€

Trogir

Croatia

Split and Diocletian's Palace

4H30

49€

Volos

Greece

The Spectacular Meteora Monasteries

8H30

125€

Yalta

Ukraine

Highlights of Yalta

4H15

65€

Shore excursions are sold exclusively onboard. Pricing, tour titles and duration are subject to changes. Full tour program is available on our website www.ponant.com 5 months prior to your cruise. This selection of shore excursions is only a taste of the full program which will be sent with your cruise documents.

FORMALITIES The below information is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information. Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Compagnie du Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

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Asia Homage to Asia land of 1000 faces We invite you aboard Le Soléal to discover the mysteries and splendours of Asia, the pearls of the Orient, whose very names are evocative of a journey. As we sail along you will be enchanted by the lights, the colours and the subtle perfumes of Japan, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and many other countries. For the first time, Le Soléal is calling at the Land of the Rising Sun, a country rich in contrasts, where the pace is set by the energy of its huge cities and the calm serenity of the gardens.

Then, Le Soléal will head South to discover the mysteries of the country of two deltas. Vietnam takes the form of a dragon and offers you its lively and charming towns of legendary beauty. We have designed itineraries that incorporate history, ancient trading posts and above all, the mythical Ha Long Bay. Here the spectacle is endless, between the strange forms of the rock pitons and the engulfed mountains.

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Discover the Japanese archipelago through its ancestral traditions and its enchanting cities, the heirs of millennia-old cultures, the secrets of which are guarded by the magnificent vermillion Torii. From Tokyo to Osaka, the new beating heart of Japan, via Kyoto the romantic, from sacred gardens to slumbering sanctuaries, secular temples to the delicate landscapes of Nara, Le Soléal offers you cruises that are unique and captivating.

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An authentic and mysterious continent,

a source of endless fascination Sailing aboard Le Soléal, La Compagnie du Ponant offers you itineraries rich in history and culture in this still secret part of the world. We will set sail from Otaru to discover Japan, both so close and so distant – a veritable kaleidoscope of traditions, beliefs, and lifestyles. From Kanazawa, bordered by the “Japanese Alps”, to Hiroshima, via Busan, your cruise will then take you to Osaka, the new beating heart of Japan and the gateway to Japanese gems such as Kagoshima, nicknamed the “Naples of the Orient”, Naha and Keelung with its famous market held in the old port. This visit to Authentic Japan is sure to conjure a series of magic moments and strong emotions. Further South, the rocky pitons of Ha Long Bay will come into view. You are in Vietnam, home to Imperial Cities, perfumed trading posts in the midst of paddy fields and the glittering mirrors of the rugged mountain ranges. Do not miss the city of Huê, with its slumbering mausoleums, or the “River of Nine Dragons” near Ho Chi Minh, the former Saigon, with its nostalgic charm. Then, after visiting Singapore, the “Lion City”, a blend of modernity and tradition, you will discover the city of lights – Hong Kong and its colourful junks, its picturesque markets and its modern buildings reaching for the sky.

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Hong Kong, city of lights – A blend of West and East with its unforgettable bay, its modern skyscrapers, its typical markets, its lively shops that are veritable caverns of unimaginable treasures. The name Hong Kong incorporates a number of territories: Hong Kong Island itself, the Kowloon peninsula, the New Territories and the small neighbouring islands. Despite its colonial heritage, its huge urban expanses, its renowned business culture and its incessant activity, the city has managed to preserve a typically Chinese character and some very attractive traditional aspects.

Is it possible to visit Vietnam and not sail through the legendary Ha Long Bay? Here the spectacle is endless, between the ghostly rocky pitons with their strange shapes emerging from the turquoise sea, the engulfed mountains and mysterious caverns with their magical names. Ha Long Bay and its surreal chaos have given rise to many legends. One says that a dragon, the mythical inhabitant of Asian beliefs, is the permanent resident of this magnificent natural site and it is the movements of its tail that have created this exceptional and mysterious landscape. Let yourself be carried away by the magic of the place and contemplate the silhouettes of traditional sampans emerging from the horizon as the sun goes down...

From Osaka, discover the very soul of Japan, the secular cradle of Japanese civilisation - Kyoto, today the sixth largest city in Japan. It is home to a history that dates back more than 1 000 years and has earned it the title of the “true spiritual capital of the Japanese archipelago”. With its marvellous sanctuaries, monuments and historical districts, gardens and natural sites, forested hills and more than 1 800 temples, Kyoto has everything a traveller in need of authenticity could ask for. Geishas, with their immaculate white faces and mouths painted like two bright red petals, represent a living work of art, and have inspired the greatest directors and authors. Symbol and icon of femininity, they are also “female artists” whose culture and know-how goes back one thousand years. And because La Compagnie du Ponant knows that the culture of a country is important, our visit to the city in 2013 will coincide with the Jidai Matsuri Festival, commemorating the creation of the city of Kyoto.

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In Kagoshima Bay, not far from the Sakurajima volcano, lies a sun-kissed city and a horizon of the most astonishing palette of blues: Kagoshima. This ancient, fortified town lies in the South of Kyushu island and is renowned for its charm, which has earned it the label of the “Naples of the East”. Mont Sakurajima was once an island in its own right, but the eruption of the volcano of the same name caused the island to join the island of Kyushu when the lava filled in the strait that separated them. Come and see its power for yourself during a walk to the Arimura observatory and do not miss the chance to preserve these superb views for posterity. Kagoshima is also the showcase of the famous cuisine from the province of Tatsuma.

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Osaka, the thriving port in the South of Japan. At the foot of the historic castle of Shogun Hideyoshi, a hightech city is developing, focusing on contemporary creation and bursting with energy. Since September 2008, the city has been part of the “Delice” network of “Good Food Cities”. In addition to its strong culinary identity that makes it the paradise of gourmets, Osaka is also a formidable city of multiple pleasures: the pleasure of making cultural discoveries through the past, the present and the future; the pleasure of shopping; the pleasure of strolling through a huge yet very friendly city. And Osaka is also the home of the famous “Bunraku” puppet theatre. Proof that Japan is not only Tokyo and Kyoto, the two emblematic cities! We must now add Osaka to that list, the city of all temptations, fascinating in a very subtle way.

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Founded in the 17th Century, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, was initially a small trading port of the Khmer kingdom. A century later, it became the capital of Cochin-china and the largest French colony of the Far East. It remains better known by its former name of Saigon, which is still very evocative of the mysteries of the Orient. Today it is a thriving metropolis, both the largest city in the country and the economic powerhouse of Vietnam. From Ho Chi Minh Ville, you will set off to discover the Mekong, radiantly beautiful in its bright green surroundings, and also known as the “River of Nine Dragons.”

DA NANG – HUê This newly-built port makes it possible to reach the former capital of Vietnam, sumptuous Huê, without having to cross the Pass of the Ocean Cloud. Here the past is very present through certain buildings such as the Thien Mu Pagoda, built on the hill that dominates the Perfume River. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Huê is proud of its past and the imperial origins of its ancestors. You can visit the Imperial City, nestled within the walls of the Citadel and opposite the imposing Flag Tower. The collection of palaces, homes and tombs make this a small city that is both calm and romantic; it will leave you with a feeling of gentle nostalgia. XCUR EE

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This is a moving visit; it is impossible to forget the tragic event, the scars of which Hiroshima secretly hides. Founded in 1589 on the North coast of the inland Seto sea by the feudal lord Terumoto Mori, Hiroshima has become a lively and very active modern city. Here you can really appreciate the scenery thanks to the panoramic route that connects with Miyajima-Guchi, then embark aboard a local ferry for a short cruise to the charming, picturesque and welcoming island of Miyajima. In a picture-postcard landscape, the famous Shintoiste sanctuary of Itsukushima Shirne and its famous Torii (red gateways) offer themselves for your delight.

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Please find below samples of the optional shore excursions for each port of call of Asia. PORT

country

NAME OF THE SHORE EXCURSION

DURATION

Price

BUSAN

SOUTH KOREA

Ancient Silla Capital of Gyeongju

8H30

125€

DANANG

VIETNAM

Hoi An

4H30

49€

DANANG

VIETNAM

Highlights of Hue

10H

85€

HAIPHONG

VIETNAM

Glimpse of Hanoi and Art Museum

10H

79€

HA LONG BAY

VIETNAM

Ha Long Bay by Junk boat

4H

39€

HIROSHIMA

JAPAN

Highlights of Hiroshima

3H30

85€

HO CHI MINH CITY

VIETNAM

Saigon Highlights

4H30

45€

HONG KONG

HONG KONG

Tai Chi, Dim Sun and Tea

5H30

49€

KAGOSHIMA

JAPAN

Kagoshima & Sakurajima Volcano

4H30

125€

KANAZAWA

JAPAN

Kanazawa & Tea Ceremony

4H

99€

KEELUNG

TAIWAN

Highlights of Taipei

4H30

79€

NAHA

JAPAN

Best of Okinawa

4H

115€

NHA TRANG

VIETNAM

Cruise the River Cai

4H

49€

OSAKA

JAPAN

Kyoto Experience

8H

185€

SAIKAIMINATO

JAPAN

Izumo Mythological Town

9H

199€

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Shore excursions are sold exclusively onboard. Pricing, tour titles and duration are subject to changes. Full tour program is available on our website www.ponant.com 5 months prior to your cruise. This selection of shore excursions is only a taste of the full program which will be sent with your cruise documents.

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FORMALITIES FOR ALL CRUISES The below information is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information. Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Compagnie du Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

SPECIFIC FORMALITIES LE SOLéAL: OSAKA • HONG KONG / OCT 22nd 2013 PAGE 94 No visa for Hong Kong is required. However should you choose to extend your cruise with a stay in China, an individual visa for China will be required.

LE SOLéAL: HONG KONG • SINGAPour / OCT 30th 2013 PAGE 95 No visa for Hong Kong is required. However should you choose to extend your cruise with a stay in China, an individual visa for China will be required.

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• Vietnam: Visa delivered and charged to your shipboard account (currently 20€ per person, subject to change).

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the perfumes of Eternal Asia… La Compagnie du Ponant invites you aboard the latest jewel in its fleet to set sail for mysterious and enchanting Asia. LE SOLÉAL will chart a course to explore the delights of Asia, taking new routes towards these Pearls of the Orient, whose very names are evocative of a journey. As privileged passengers, come and discover these distant lands that evoke light, colours and subtle perfumes, the heirs of ancestral cultures of unrivalled charm. For the very first time, and thanks to our specially designed itineraries, you will be able to discover Asia differently. LE SOLÉAL and her crew will take you across this vast continent, which you will appreciate as if it were a treasure chest full of forgotten jewels. From port to port you will visit Vietnam with its Imperial cities and perfumed trading posts. Then Indonesia will appear, with Bali and its sculptural paddy fields; next Cambodia will reveal its Khmer jewels and its secret temples hidden deep in the jungle. Further to the south lies Sri Lanka, tear drop of the Indian Ocean, whilst India is visible on the horizon, eternal and enchanting. But this magical continent will gain in intensity thanks to new destinations such as Borneo, the wild island, like a microcosm of the evolution of our planet, and Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, a country that is home to one of the most secret of the Asian civilisations. As we sail across the seas, let this subtle alchemy transport you: the combination of the fragrances of Asia and our signature and delicate “French Touch”.

Our new itineraries are highly popular; please reserve your cruise to Asia as soon as possible. Should you require any information, our travel advisers will be happy to assist you. Please call at 0820 22 50 50.

special edition soléal Asia

See you aboard LE SOLÉAL very soon!

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LE BORéal, L’austral, & Le soléal Welcome aboard Built in the style of superb megayachts, these three 132 – state room/suite “sister-ships” remain faithful to our philosophy: to offer small capacity ships providing a unique and subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and wellbeing. Precious materials, discreet elegance and a perfect balance between chic and casual, combine to make you feel as if you are on your own private yacht.

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Captain E. Garcia

Le Boréal, L’Austral & le soléal

Captain R. Genevaz

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Captain P. Marchesseau

Captain R. DAUMESNIL

Captain E. LE ROUZIC


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Deck Plans

Bar Open-air Bar

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28 Deluxe state rooms with private balcony 8 Superior state rooms - Main Lounge - Shop - Reception desk - Excursion desk - Medical center

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35 Prestige state rooms with private balcony Theater

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37 Prestige staterooms with private balcony (with 22 Prestige staterooms convertible into 11 Prestige suites) - Fitness - Beauty Corner Carita™ (LE BORÉAL) and Sothys™ (L’AUSTRAL and LE SOLÉAL): Balneo, Hammam, Massage, Hairdresser - Relaxation room - Image & photo desk - Bridge

Owner's Suite (484 sq.ft. + 97 sq.ft. private balcony) Deck 6 Prestige Suite (398 sq.ft. + 86 sq.ft. private balcony) Deck 6 - 5 Deluxe Suite (290 sq.ft. + 54 sq.ft. private balcony) Deck 6 Prestige State room (200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony) Deck 4 - 5 - 6 Deluxe State room (200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony) Deck 3 Superior State room (226 sq.ft.) Deck 3

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Owner’s suite - 3 Deluxe suites with private balcony - 20 Prestige staterooms with private balcony (with 18 Prestige staterooms convertible into 9 Prestige suites) - Pool - Grill Restaurant - Internet station - Library - Panoramic lounge - Panoramic terrace

Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466 ft Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 ft Draft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,3 ft Cruising Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 knots Ice class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 C Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bureau Veritas Flag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . French Guest Decks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Guest capacity (double occupancy) up to 264 PAX Normal Crew Size . . . . . . . . . . 140 Fleet of expedition Zodiacs® . . . . (Mark V HD) Gross tonnage . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 944 UMS Electric motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 x 2300 KW Installed power . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 400 KW Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fincantieri-Ancona-Italy

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LE BORéal, L’austral, & Le soléal

Accommodation Owner’s suite

(484 sq.ft + 97 sq.ft. private balcony)

Discover your state room

Balcony

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Sofa

Elegance and flexibility of the suites and state rooms,decorated by French interior designers, panoramic sea view. • Flexible capacity of the ships: from 112 to 132 Suites & state rooms. • From maximum configuration: 4 Suites & 128 state rooms. • To Suite configuration: 24 Suites & 88 state rooms.

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Salle à manger

Sofa

(200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony)

Balcony

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Baignoire Balneo

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3 Deluxe suites

(290 sq.ft. + 54 sq.ft. private balcony)

Balcony

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• Bathtub or balneo shower Shower

• Minibar • Flat screen satellite TV

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Bathtub(1) Dressing room

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• Desk with stationery

Bathtub only on bord LE BORÉAL, shower on board L'AUSTRAL

• Cabin layout : kingsize bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available (Children welcome)

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Sofa

Douche

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Baignoire** WC

Dressing

Baignoires seulement à bord du BORÉAL, douche à bord L'AUSTRAL

• Individually-controlled airconditioning

• IPod™ players Le Boréal, L’Austral & le soléal

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• Hairdryer • Bath robes • Direct line telephone

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28 Deluxe state rooms

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8 Superior state rooms

(200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. private balcony)

Balcon (226 sq.ft)

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Sofa

Bar Bar

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• 110/220 volts • French bath products

Tv

Tv

Tv

• 24hr room service • Internet access WiFi

Shower

Dressing room

Dressing

Shower

WC WC

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Douche

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Public areas LOUNGES

1 453 sq.ft / 135 sq.m Concierge lounge including reception, customer relations and excursions desk, concierge service

• Main Lounge 2 745 sq.ft / 255 sq.m Inside capacity: 110 Outside capacity: 30 Afternoon tea, lounge, live music, dance floor and cocktail bar Access to the outside terrace

RESTAURANTS

• Gastronomic Restaurant 3 982 sq.ft / 370 sq.m Capacity: 268 Elegant main dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving French and international cuisine, Fine wine cellar • Grill Restaurant 2 530 sq.ft / 235 sq.m Inside capacity: 150 Outside capacity: 60 Casual eating venue for breakfast, buffet lunch and themed dinner

• Panoramic Lounge 1 184 sq.ft / 110 sq.m Library, internet desk, cocktail bar, live entertainment on selected evenings Direct access to the panoramic terrace • Open-air Bar (Pool deck) Seating: 50 Overlooking the pool deck

RECREATION / RELAXATION

• Theater 2 690 sq.ft / 250 sq.m Capacity: 250 Main show room for conferences and live entertainment on selected evenings State-of-the-art audio and video technology • Fitness & Beauty Corner Fitness room: Kinesis equipment, running machines, bicycles Beauty Corner Carita™ (LE BORÉAL) and Sothys™ (L’AUSTRAL and LE SOLÉAL): Hairdresser, Massage rooms (2), Balneo room, Hammam, Relaxation room • Leisure area Wii™ area, photoshop

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LE PONANT Welcome aboard With her sleek lines, her decks extending along the full length of her 88 metres, her three masts reaching for the sky and her sails ready to take flight, Le Ponant captivates all who sail on her. There is no need to be an experienced sailor to embark on board this beauty. While passengers do not participate in the manoeuvres, the crew are always delighted to answer any of your questions. As on a private yacht, you will sail with a small group (64 passengers) of people who really love being at sea.

Le Ponant

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Captain M. DEbIEN

Captain R.p. Boucher


5 - DECK SOLEIL Sun Deck

Observatory

Deck Plans 5 - DECK SOLEIL 4 - DECK ANTIGUA Sun Deck 5 DECK SOLEIL 5 Sun deck

Observatory

LeSun Diamant Deck Panoramic Restaurant

Observatory Bridge

4 - DECK ANTIGUA King size bed cabins Le Diamant

Panoramic 44 -antigua DECK ANTIGUA Restaurant deck

Bridge

King size bed cabins 3 DECK SAINT BARTH 4 - DECK ANTIGUA Le Diamant

Bridge

Panoramic Restaurant

Marina

Saphir lounge Lobby Le DiamantEmeraude loungeKing size bed cabins Panoramic Restaurant

33 Saint-Barth - DECK deck SAINT - BARTH

Bridge

Karukéra restaurant

King size bed cabins Saphir lounge Lobby Emeraude lounge

Karukéra restaurant

22 marie-galante - DECK SAINT MARIE - BARTH GALANTE Saphir lounge 3 deck Lobby Marina Emeraude lounge

Karukéra restaurant

Saphir lounge Lobby Emeraude lounge

Karukéra restaurant

Marina 3 - DECK SAINT - BARTH

2 - DECK MARIE - GALANTE Marina

Triple cabins

King size bed cabins

22 - 27DECK MARIE - GALANTE state rooms (with 3 triple state rooms and 4 Le Diamant Panoramic Restaurant - Bridge 3 king sizes bed state rooms)

Marina - Emeraude lounge - Lobby - Saphir

Triple cabins Observatory - Sun Deck King size bed cabins

32 cabins, all with a porthole and soothing pastel interiors. Triple cabins Antigua Deck state rooms (134 sq.ft. to 165 sq.ft.) Marie-Galante Deck state rooms Twin Bed Version (113 sq.ft. to 145 sq.ft.) Triple cabins

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Length . . . . . . . . . . . . Beam . . .King . .size . . bed . . cabins . . . . Draft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cruising Speed . . . . . . . Number of masts . . . . . . Classification . . . . . . . . Flag . . . .King . .size . . bed . . cabins . . . . Guests Decks . . . . . . . . Guests capacity . . . . . . Normal Crew Size . . . . Gross tonnage . . . . . . . Main engine . . . . . . . . Installed power . . . . . . . Construction . . . . . . . . .

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Le Ponant

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LE PONANT

Accommodation

Discover your state room

5 Antigua Deck state rooms

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(134 sq.ft. to 165 sq.ft.)

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27 Marie-Galante Deck state rooms (113 sq.ft. to 145 sq.ft.)

• Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds • Minibar • Flat screen satellite TV

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Douche

Dressing room

• Safe

Dressing WC

• French bath products • Dressing table, and Bath robes

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Shower

Hairdryer

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WC

FR

• Satellite direct line telephone • 110/220 volts outlet • WiFi •

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Shower Dressing room

Douche Dressing

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Le Ponant

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FR

TV

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Shower Dressing room

Dressing WC

Triple version

Douche

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Public areas

280 sq.ft / 26 sq.m Reception, customer relations and shore excursions desk

Leisure Facilities • Saphir Lounge 260 sq.ft / 24 sq.m Lecture hall, computer, internet access, TV and DVD • The Marina Direct access to the Zodiacs®

RESTAURANTs

LOUNGES

• Karukéra Restaurant 925 sq.ft / 86 sq.m Capacity: 64 Gastronomic restaurant Breakfast, lunch and dinner, French and international cuisine in an elegant and sophisticated environment

• Emeraude Lounge 795 sq.ft / 74 sq.m Capacity: 64 Main lounge with piano bar • Bar 260 sq.ft / 24 sq.m

• Le Diamant Restaurant 1247 sq.ft / 116 sq.m Capacity: 64 Outside panoramic restaurant Breakfast, buffet lunches

Le Ponant

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YOUR ADVANTAGES Le Ponant Bonus A cruise is a holiday one prepares in advance. Our promise is to guarantee you the best fares as early as possible so that you can make those preparations in the utmost comfort. It is why we introduced the Ponant Bonus, a promotional fare with savings up to 30% off the Full cruise price. The fare is liable to increase at any time, without notice, depending on availability at the time you make your booking. The Staterooms Ponant Bonus and Suites Ponant Bonus are now differentiated to benefit the most demanding clients and those planning well ahead, particularly on the exceptional routes. So why not take advantage of it to experience a Suite, select your favourite deck, or take up the pre and post programmes we offer with the savings you make? Don’t wait any longer – book now to enjoy the best fares! ponant bonus fare Up to

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Back-to-back Cruises Extend the pleasure by taking several cruises back-to-back and enjoy a 10% reduction* (apart from Ocean Voyage) from the second cruise on. *Reduction does not apply to the first cruise and relates to the port/port fare not including port taxes.

Open Bar Option This Summer chose our new Open Bar option* valid for the duration of your cruise. Specially designed for our passengers who wish to take advantage of the freedom of choosing a beverage at any moment of the day without restrictions. Enjoy a hot chocolate in our lounge or discover our cocktail of the day , sip local drinks on the sun deck or whatever your favorite might be! Please, contact our cruise specialist for more information. *The Open Bar includes unlimited drinks served in the bars , salons and restaurants of the ship , as well as the minibar in your cabin or suite. It does not include fine wine and premium liquors or champagnes. The Open Bar can only be reserved prior to at the very the beginning of your cruise for the entire stay aboard. It is valid only for individual personal consumption , without limitations.

Honeymoon Offer

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Because ultimately sharing new discoveries is the best gift on a cruise, we invite you to prolong your wedding or civil union (PACS) celebrations aboard our ships, in the comfort of your stateroom or Suite. For any cruise taken within the 12 months after the wedding or civil union, you can enjoy the following advantages:

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Classic Offer – Cruises in Staterooms

Prestige Offer – Cruises in Suites on board le Boréal, L’AUSTRAL & LE soléal

• € 300 / $ 400 / £ 260 off on your stateroom

• Enjoy all the benefits of the Classic Offer

• Bottle of champagne on arrival

• Your 2 favourite photos are offered

• A photography session and -25% on your photos on board LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL & LE SOLÉAL

• 1 spa treatment per Suite (maximum value: € 115 / $ 150 / £ 100)

• Surprise aboard To prolong your journey of discovery with Compagnie du Ponant, having spent your honeymoon with us, enjoy the exclusive offer of a € 200 / $ 260 / £ 175 reduction per stateroom on your next cruise if taken within three years after your wedding or civil union.


Wedding Anniversary For every five years of marriage or civil union (PACS), enjoy a € 200 / $ 260 / £ 175 reduction per double stateroom / Suite for a cruise taken during the same calendar year.

Family & Friends Because you often want to share your cruise with family or friends we are now proposing a special offer. From the fifth person onwards all those on one booking benefit, from a 5% reduction on the cruise port/port*. *May be combined with any other current promotional offer.

Teenagers For families exploring the seas and oceans with teenage children, Compagnie du Ponant has created a preferential rate from 12 to 18 year-olds: adolescents enjoy a 50% reduction on the cruise port / port if sharing a stateroom or Suite with another adolescent or an adult.

Single Offer Many of our most loyal clients are looking for space, particularly when they opt for the comfort of a single stateroom or private suite. We would therefore like to give you an opportunity on certain routes to discover and enjoy this experience by offering a single supplement from 15%. Note that to ensure the maximum level of comfort there is no single supplement for the Ocean Voyage.

Referral Program Have you enjoyed cruising on our ships? Then why not introduce Compagnie du Ponant to your relatives and friends and take advantage of the Sponsorship offer. As a sponsor, you receive a € 300 / $ 400 / £ 260 reduction* per stateroom on your next cruise, after the person you sponsor has returned from theirs; they in turn enjoy a reduction of € 200 / $ 260 / £ 175* on their first cruise.

your Advantages

*Terms and conditions apply. To find out more, refer to the sponsorship form or go directly to www.ponant.com, referral section.

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Members of the Ponant Yacht Club get more benefits with the new enriched program.

Ponant Yacht Club

Discover the new formula of our loyalty scheme. As a member of the Ponant Yacht Club you benefit from exclusive services and amenities onboard. Now for the first time, you are also eligible for exclusive offers in the shop, wine cellar or openbar package depending on your membership level.

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PONANT YACHT CLUB Our tiered program of Major, Admiral or Grand Admiral status, offers you the following advantages.

MAJOR When you book your 2nd cruise you become a Major. Your benefits are: • Receipt of our programs in priority • Opportunity to join the Ponant Yacht Club’s private cruises • Invitation to events reserved exclusively for members • Free laundry service onboard

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ADMIRAL

Excellence

Privileges

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When you book your 4th cruise, you become an Admiral. Your benefits are: • Enjoy all the advantages of a Major • 50€ / 45 £ / 65 $ off the shore excursion of your choice (1) • Complimentary upgrade (2) • - 10% discount in the shop (3) • - 10% discount in our premium cellar: fine wines, spirits and Champagnes (4)

Services

GRAND ADMIRAL

Prestige

When you book your 7th cruise you become a Grand Admiral. Your benefits are: • Enjoy all the advantages of an Admiral John Smith

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• 5% cruise discount will automatically be applied upon reservation of your cruise (5) • 75€ / 100 £ / 65 $ off the shore excursion of your choice (1) • Free bottle of Champagne on your arrival (4) • - 50% sur vos consommations bar (6) • - 20% discount on one SPA treatment of your choice or hairdresser

Your Ponant Yacht Club status will expire after two years if you have not taken a cruise within that period. However, you will enjoy the benefits of the former status (Admiral for the Grand Admirals, Major for the Admirals and no membership level for Majors), and attain the next level as soon as you have taken another cruise. Benefits apply may change without warning. Some benefits are not available on all our ships: contact us for details. The advantages of each “Ponant Yacht Club” status are not applicable on ocean voyages, whether at time of reservations or onboard. One card will be sent if a cruise has been booked by two or more people who are on the same membership level and travelling together. (1) Amount non exchangeable, non refundable, valid for one shore excursion (Not valid on the pre and post cruise program and private tours). (2) Upgrades are subject to availability, 3 days before departure or onboard. (3) See terms and conditions in the shop. (4) Alcohol in excess is dangerous for your health. Drink in moderation. (5) Reduction may be held over. Only valid on the port-port cruise, does not include onboard expenses or transport and services package. (6) Reduction applies to all beverages apart from fine wines, spirits and vintage champagnes, and only for your personal consumption: drinks for others need to be paid for

Ponant Yacht Club

• - 10% discount on the DVD of your cruise

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GENERAL INFORMATION

1 - The rates of our “classic cruises” and our “cruise+flight & transfer package” cruises are per person and include the following: • All meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner • Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, red and rosé wines offered during meals; afternoon tea • Evening gatherings, organised entertainments and events • Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship master according to safety and sea conditions onsite • Highly experienced multi-lingual expedition team for all expedition cruises identified by “Soft Expedition” logo • English speaking lecturer on selected sailings identified by “lecturer on board” logo • SPECIAL FOR PROGRAMS IN US$: THE ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE includes the Open Bar (pouring wines, DRAPPIER champagne, alcohol except premium brands, coffees, juices and soft drinks...list available upon request), port taxes, Fuel surcharge and crew gratuities

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Cruise + Flights & transfer package rates also include: • Meet and Greet by our representatives at the destination airport, transfers to/from the ship and other services before and after the cruise according to detailed programs available upon request 10 months prior departure • Following direct flights: • Package Stockholm-Bodo: flight from Paris on Air France or SAS in Economy-class, and private flight to Paris on European airline in Economy-class (possibility to upgrade to Ponant Premium class, ask for details and supplement). • Packages Bodo-Longyearbyen and Kangerlussuaq-Kangerlussaq: private flights from/to Paris in Economy-class on European airline (possibility to upgrade to Ponant Premium class, ask for details and supplement). • Packages Reykjavik-Kangerlussuaq: flights from/to Paris in Economyclass; flight to Reykjavik on Icelandair and private flight to Paris on European airline (possibility to upgrade to Ponant Premium class, ask for details and supplement). • Package Kangerlussuaq-Quebec City: flights from/to Paris in Economy-class; private flight to Kangerlussuaq on European airline (possibility to upgrade to Ponant Premium class, ask for details and supplement); Direct flight to Paris from Quebec City on Air Transat • Packages Kangerlussuaq-Anadyr: private flights in Economy-class on European airline; departure from Paris and return to Dusseldorf (to be confirmed); (possibility to upgrade to Ponant Premium class, ask for details and supplement) • Packages Anadyr-Anadyr and Anadyr-Petropavlovsk : private flights from/to Dusseldorf (to be confirmed) in Economy-class on European airline (possibility to upgrade to Ponant Premium class or Business class, ask for details and supplement) • Package Petropavlovsk-Otaru: one way direct private flight from Dusseldorf (to be confirmed) in Economy-class on European airline; (possibility to upgrade to Ponant Premium class or Business class, ask for details and supplement).

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2 - The rates of our “classic cruises” and our “cruise+flight & transfer package” cruises do not include the following: • Airport taxes • Port and safety taxes (included only in cruise packages presented in US$) • Luggage porterage at the airport • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned for each package and for which details are available upon request 10 months prior departure. Don’t hesitate to contact your travel agent or consult www.ponant.com • Optional shore excursions • Optional “Golf Package” proposed on the cruises indicated with the “golf cruise” logo. To be booked prior to your departure • Optional Open bar package (included only in cruise packages presented in US$) to be booked exclusively prior departure • Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure. • Visa expenses, inoculation expenses, disembarkation and access fees

to National Parks and other protected areas (see formalities in this brochure) • Beverages other than the ones mentioned • Laundry services, hair salon and Spa treatments • Personal expenses, medical expenses, onboard gratuities • crew gratuities (included only in cruise packages presented in US$ • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s) 3 - Ground services / Shore excursions Our cruise packages are in connection with Compagnie du Ponant selected regular or private charter flights. All our airline agreements on regular flights are made on group basis in economy class with a limited number of seats. If the class is not available anymore, we will suggest, depending on the availability, extra seats with a supplement. Final timings and schedule of the day by day program will be communicated with the cruise ticket. Transportation services to the port of departure, transfers to the ship, including, as applicable, hotel room and restaurant bookings or guided tours, are performed by independent suppliers who are not employees of CDP. In this respect, CDP acts only as an agent and shall not be held liable for said services or for the acts or omissions of sub-contractors or other contractors. The passenger agrees that CDP acts as agent and/or trustee for any person including ground and maritime agents and subcontractors, who provide any service forming, or in connection with, any part of the cruise. 3-1 Shore excursions Besides exceptions indicated in each detailed cruise package program, shore excursions are sold and charged on board and are ruled by general conditions that apply to the contract signed with the local tour operator and the relevant national regulations. The passenger agrees that CDP acts as agent and/or trustee for any person including ground and maritime agents and subcontractors, who provide any service in connection with any part of the cruise. Excursions can involve activities that may not suit persons with disabilities. Prices are only given as an indication and may change. Before departure, you will receive a tour program detailing the excursions on offer with the latest rates. Five months before cruise departure, shore excursions can also be viewed on www.ponant.com. Shore excursions are currently only bookable onboard. In the event of an excursion being cancelled due to a technical reason, shortage of participants or a case of force majeure, the client will not be eligible for any compensation. Please note that you will not be reimbursed for excursions if you cancel after registration deadline. Any meals offered during excursions are simple and should not be compared to the standards on board the ship. Do remember to bring your binoculars for a better and quicker view of fauna. Please do not forget to bring your medical certificates when it is required to participate in a cruise. 4 - Rates and Savings Please find the rates for each cruise on our website www.ponant.com. Port charges are subject to change and in addition to the cruise rates (included only in cruise packages presented in US$). Ponant Bonus saving is only applicable on the cruise portion of each package and not to port charges. 4-1 Public rates: They are the reference rates of the cruise applicable for the validity period of the brochure. Public rates are per person and based on double occupancy. 4-2 Ponant Bonus Fares PONANT BONUS is a special savings program on published cruise-only rates for selected voyages. Ponant Bonus is the guaranteed best price you can obtain on the day you make your reservation. It can save you up to 30% off the public rates. Ponant Bonus fares are capacity controlled, subject to availability and may change at any time without notice. Ponant Bonus could decrease or be closed for specific stateroom and suite categories or entire cruises. Contact your travel agent or refer to www.ponant.com to determine the Ponant Bonus available at the time of booking your cruise (s). Ponant Bonus may not be combinable with other promotional offers or onboard cruise credits. 4-3 Other savings: • Combination cruise (if applicable) : -10% off the second consecutive cruiseonly rate, port taxes excluded, applicable on all consecutive cruises, except Ocean Voyages. • Ponant Yacht Club Grand Admiral Members: -5% off the cruise-only rate, port taxes excluded. • Honeymoon: see details on www.ponant.com. • Wedding Anniversary (every 5th year) : see details on www.ponant.com.


NOTE: These discounts/benefits are not combinable with any offer other than those mentioned above. If you are entitled to several discounts, the value of the second discount is calculated from the revised rate obtained after the deduction of the first discount and so on. 5 - Children: Children under 3 years of age and women who are over 6 months pregnant are not authorised to board. Children between 3 and 8 years old are accepted subject to agreement at the time of booking. On Arctic cruises, children must be able to disembark/embark by zodiac without assistance. Therefore disembarkation is submitted to Captain’s and Expedition Leader’s decision depending on weather conditions and landing sites. In all cases, children and young adults, once on board, are the entire and total responsibility of their parents or guardians. Children from 8 to 11 years old, sharing a Superior Cabin and a Prestige Suite with 2 adults are free on a port to port basis and Teenagers from 12 to 18 years, old sharing a Superior Cabin and a Prestige Suite with 1 or 2 adults benefit from a 50% discount on port to port fares: other special discounts apply; please contact us. 6 - Mobility Please note that the sailing vessel LE PONANT is not accessible for those with limited mobility or using a wheelchair. Le Boréal, l’Austral and Le Soleal have three cabins which are specially

adapted for disabled guests (ADA Norms). Nevertheless, for safety reasons, all passengers must either be fully mobile or must be accompanied by a travelling companion fit and able to provide all necessary assistance during the voyage. Persons who are not fully mobile, with physical disabilities or other handicaps requiring special treatment or assistance, including persons who use a wheelchair, must advise the Company in writing of the nature of such conditions when making a reservation. The Company reserves the right to refuse passage to anyone who has failed to notify them of such limited mobility, disabilities or need of assistance, or who, in the Company’s opinion is unfit for travel. Please note that in some ports, disembarkation is done using tender or zodiacs making them very difficult or even impossible for passengers with limited mobility. 7 - Others: • Animals are not permitted aboard. (not even service assistance dogs) • Women who are more than 6 months pregnant at the time of disembarkation are not permitted to travel • Any specific health issue, if known, must be reported to our medical department prior to departure. Please contact us for procedures • All our vessels are non-smoking with the exception of designated areas on outside decks. • The master of the ship retains the right to change the itinerary as a result of weather conditions or security risks per article 4.2 of the cruise ticket. • Detailed terms and conditions are available on www.ponant.com and upon request. • Euro, US Dollar currencies and credit cards (VISA, MASTERCARD and AMEX) are accepted on board. Note there are no ATMs onboard the ships or money exchange. Onboard purchases are charged back to the guest’s stateroom.

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• Family & Friends: -5% off the cruise-only rate, port taxes excluded, for all bookings of 5 adults or more, booked at the same time and all sailing together on the same cruise. • Referrals: see details on www.ponant.com. • On board Reservations: -5% off the cruise-only rate, port taxes excluded for each new cruise booked with our onboard staff.

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april - november 2013 - TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1 - Transferability A reservation for one of the programs listed in this brochure is only valid for date, cruise program and passenger(s) names listed on the written confirmation received upon reservation and on the cruise ticket provided with travel documents. Passenger may transfer the ticket to a third party, who shall fill the same conditions as the passenger to perform all purchased services, as long as the agreement has not rendered any effect. The transferor and/or transferee must settle any fees which result, and inform the Company and the seller of this decision by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt no later than 45 days prior to embarkation or 90 days prior day of embarkation for any “Cruise + Flight & Transfers” package cruises. In the event where the passenger transfers his/her ticket without informing the Company and the seller as per the terms described above, this ticket transfer will be invalid and the ticket will be cancelled without any possible refund. 2 - Payment Schedule In order to secure a booking, the guest is required to pay 25% of total cruise price upon confirmation. The final 75% is due no later than 30 working days prior to sailing/departure. All reservations are subject to cancellation fees if payments are not received by the due date. Your full payment or acceptance of a ticket constitutes agreement to the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract. Any revisions to the above payment plan must be in writing and approved by CDP. 3 - Revisions & modifications Guests who deviate from the scheduled program should inform the Company in advance to obtain her agreement. Once a booking is secured by a deposit, all revisions and/or changes are subject to fees that have to be paid by the passenger as stated hereunder in “Cancellation & Refunds”. The passenger who decides to shorten his journey cannot claim any refund for any unused services. The passenger who fails to present himself in time for his departure or relinquishes booked services included in the program for any reason, cannot claim any refund. 4 - Revision, modification & Cancellation conditions All modifications or cancellations must be in writing (registered mail or email with proof of delivery). Date of sending will be the one taken into consideration for the calculation of revisions or cancellation fees. Any and all guests not reporting for departure or prevented from reporting for departure or waiving for any reason whatsoever the benefit of services included in the program cannot claim any refund. CDP shall not be required to refund any monies to any guests who must leave the sailing prematurely for any reason, nor shall CDP be held responsible for any costs, fees, damages or causes of action which result from the transportation expenses incurred by guest’s early departure. For any deposited or fully paid booking, cancellation penalties will be assessed as noted below. These cancellation penalties are applicable to all services booked through Compagnie du Ponant. 4-1 For all cruises, except “Cruise + Flights & Transfers” packages: • More than 45 days before departure: 200 €/ 175 £/ 270US$ per person • 45-31 days before departure: 50% per person of full fare • 30-21 days before departure: 75% per person of full fare • Less than 21 days before departure: 100% of full fare 4-2 For all “Cruise + Flights & Transfers” packages: • More than 90 days before departure: 300 € / 260 £ / 400 US$ per person • 90-61 days before departure: 25% per person of full fare • 60-46 days before departure: 50% per person of full fare • 45-31 days before departure: 75% per person of full fare • Less than 30 days before departure: 100% of full fare

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5 - Formalities and health information Before booking one of these journeys or trips offered in this brochure, each passenger is personally responsible for complying with the required legal regulations. All passengers must carry a valid passport, as well as the visas and vaccination certificates which may be required at the airport, at the port of arrival and departure. Company du Ponant waives all liability for not complying with the required legal regulations regarding immigration, customs or sanitary documents required before departure and during his trip. Any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation to board the airplane or access to the ship is responsible and may not claim any compensation or refund of his trip or services. The information given in this brochure is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from governement authorities. Please consult respective government agencies up to the departure date. 6 - Transportation and transfers terms and conditions 6 - 1 Air transportation

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All airline tickets are provided in the electronic ticket format and are issued 45 days

before departure. Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name or you may be denied boarding. Any mistakes, or requests to alter the name, will require the purchase of a new ticket. Compagnie du Ponant will provide passengers, at the time they make their booking, with the name of the airline or airline carriers which have either already been selected or are likely to be selected. Compagnie du Ponant undertakes to inform passengers, before departure, of any changes to the identity of the airline or airline carriers as soon as they are known. The words “direct flight” mean there will be no change of aircraft, but do not exclude the possibility that there may be one or several stops. A “direct non-stop flight” means no change of aircraft and no stops. Chartered flights do not offer special meals. Airline carriers can enter into a “code share” agreement whereby they are able to sell a flight under their own name, although the aircraft itself may be operated by another airline company. The schedules and type of transportation listed are provided by the transportation companies at the time this brochure was being produced. They are a guideline to the moment of departure and are subject to change for all kinds of reasons (additional stops added, weather conditions, air traffic control authorisation, strikes, etc). In accordance with the Warsaw and Montreal Conventions, timings and routes as well as departure/destination airports are not a contractual element of the transportation ticket. Under these conditions, Compagnie du Ponant cannot be held responsible for changes that are beyond its control. Changes to the original travel program may be the result, in particular, of technical faults, weather conditions, political reasons, delays or cancellations, strikes, additional stops, changes to aircraft or routes, etc. Under no circumstances can these incidences be attributed to Compagnie du Ponant or any compensation made whatsoever. If a client wishes to abandon his journey, he will be liable to the cruise cancellation fees indicated above. The airline carrier’s responsibility, in the event of damages, complaints or claims of any kind, is limited to the carriage of passengers and their luggage by air, within the terms and conditions stipulated on the tickets and by the airline companies themselves. Compagnie du Ponant will not reimburse any expenses (taxis, meals, hotels, etc), when the passenger is under the responsibility of the airline company. The consequences of accidents/incidents occurring when travelling by air are governed by the Warsaw and Montreal Convention, or by the local regulations governing national transportation in the country concerned. On Intercontinental flights and/or private flights, check-in luggage is limited to 23kg/44lbs per person and carry-on luggage is limited to 8kg/17lbs per person (besides airlines frequent flyer advantages). We thank you for taking these restrictions into account. Airline carriers charge for extra weight and sometimes refuse, for strict security reasons, to check-in overweight and oversized luggage. Compagnie du Ponant and the airline carriers waive all liability for luggage with extra weight that is refused at the check-in. 6-2 Boarding and cruising terms and conditions a) Embarkation: Guests must report for boarding in the conditions set by the passenger ticket (details of passenger ticket document are available upon request). Passengers are responsible for having received all medical inoculations necessary for the voyage and having their cruise ticket, a valid passport, visas and other documents mandatory for the scheduled ports of call and disembarkation. If a passenger does not have proper documents he/she will not be allowed to embark. Boarding the ship automatically makes the passenger subject to the application of the provisions hereafter, as well as the general conditions concerning the travel program, which they are familiar with and which they have accepted. If guests decide to organize their own transport to/from the ship, it is highly recommended that they choose refundable and changeable tickets and to take reasonable buffer time with transfers to/from the ship. In case of delay, cancellation or revision, CDP will not refund any kind of transportation or services and will not postpone cruise departure time. b) Visas, Passport and Health information: At the time of boarding, all guests must have a passport valid for six months following disembarkation as well as necessary visas and vaccination certificates which may be required in destination ports where the ship calls. CDP accepts no responsibility for obtaining required visas or for advising guests of visa or other immigration requirements. Please consult relevant authorities or a visa service to determine accurately if any visas, health certificates, or vaccinations are required. If incorrect documents are obtained, guests will be unable to participate in particular shore excursions and may be denied boarding and/or disembark in certain port of calls/ countries. The Company and/or master of the ship are entitled to refuse embarkation or to prevent disembarkation of any passengers who do not show the documents allowing them to disembark at the scheduled destination or stopover ports. Every passenger is personally responsible for compliance with the statutory and regulatory provisions in force before departure. c) Health and Security: If it appears to the Company and/or the Master of the ship that a passenger is for any reason whatsoever unfit to travel or likely to endanger his health or safety or impair the comfort of others on board or seems likely to be refused permission to land at any port or to render the Company liable for his maintenance, support or repatriation, the Company or the Master of the ship shall be entitled at any time to take any of the following courses as appear appropriate to them, namely a) To refuse to embark or disembark the passenger at any particular port; b) To disembark him at any port; c) To transfer him from one berth to another; d) To confine him to one cabin of the ship’s medical centre; e) Through the ship’s doctor and/or his staff to

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These are extracts of the terms and conditions which will apply to your cruise. Please read them carefully. Complete terms and conditions are available upon request. Attention is particularly drawn to the exemption and limitation of liability in favour of Compagnie Du Ponant / Compagnie Du Ponant USA LLC, hereinafter referred as “the Company” or “CDP”. These terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.


d) Itinerary changes/alterations/cancellation of a trip: Arrival and departure times are given as an indication only. The Company cannot guarantee coincidence with corresponding schedules (plane, train...) notably due to modification of the programme duration initially planned, which cannot incur any compensation, as the Company cannot be held liable for indirect damages. CDP reserves the right to withdraw and/or cancel a sailing to make changes in the itinerary whenever, in its sole judgment, or in the judgment of the vessel owner or operator, conditions warrant it. In the event of adverse meteorological conditions or adverse political or social conditions in the country of a port of call or for any other fact that may jeopardize the safety of guests or of the ship, or in the event of orders by public authorities, the Company may change the itinerary or ports of call or destination, delay, end or cancel the trip, divert the ship, tow or be towed, transfer guests and their luggage aboard any other means of transportation, even when this results in an increase or a shortening of the advertised program. The Company does not warrant that these will correspond to the time schedule of connecting flights or transfers (eg planes or trains...), due to the fact that the initially scheduled trip duration may be altered. No indemnification shall be due on this account, as the Company is not liable for indirect damages. Under any circumstances, the ship may provide assistance to any person or goods at sea, and will not be liable for the consequences of a modification to the cruise programme for this reason. In the case of external events beyond the control of the Company or for any reason regarding the safety of travellers or the ship or due to an insufficient number of participants, according to that which is provided for by the terms and conditions of this brochure, CDP may cancel the cruise and must inform the passengers by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt or email, fax with proof of delivery. Cruise programs included in the brochure “COMPAGNIE DU PONANT- SUMMER 2013” are subject to a minimum of participants. CDP may cancel any cruise program up to 21 days before departure if the minimum of guests registered is under or equal to 50% of the ship capacity (244 passengers for l’Austral, Le Boreal and Le Soleal, 60 passengers for Le Ponant). In the event of an alteration of the contract by the Company after boarding the ship, passengers shall in any case not be entitled to any indemnification other than refund for unperformed services for which no replacement was provided. In addition, passengers may be requested to pay extra monies for services rendered under such circumstances and for the costs of living aboard the ship in the event that the duration of the trip is extended. The Company may give passengers cabins other than those initially planned.

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e) Luggage: Each Guest can bring aboard a reasonable amount of clothing and personal effects without charge, subject to airline restrictions. Hand luggage or cabin luggage and personal effects shall comply with allowances in the terms and conditions provided for in the programme. Luggage must be distinctly labeled with the passenger’s full name, the name of the ship and cabin number. All passengers are prohibited from transporting merchandise in their luggage whose content may threaten the health of other passengers, damage or contaminate their luggage on the vessel. It is notably forbidden to board or pack animals or inflammable, explosive, corrosive, dangerous, scented or leaking materials in your luggage. Failure to comply with these rules will lead to payment of a lump sum penalty provided for by law. The passenger will in any case be responsible for any injury, loss or damages suffered due to the presence of these objects, and shall ensure that the Company is not sued due to such events. Such objects may at any time and in any place be disembarked, destroyed, thrown into the sea or made safe by the Company without any compensation. It is also prohibited to load objects as luggage other than those intended for personal use by the passenger, and notably goods in general, and objects whose importing is prohibited or which are not compliant with customs or police regulations. The passenger is responsible for all consequences, expenses, damages and penalties resulting therefrom, and the Company, in such cases, shall not be held liable for loss or damages. Passengers must look after their personal luggage during the entire duration of the stay aboard the ship as well as during embarking, transfer and disembarking operations. CDP waives all liability for luggage left unattended by passengers and for which passengers have not taken the necessary precautions against theft, loss or damage. Specifically, the Company shall not be liable for breakable items and valuables including but not limited to money, watches, securities, jewellery, computers and any electronic materials, mobile phones and other precious objects which must be hand-carried by the passenger on and off the ship; are the full responsibility of the passenger at all time. CDP is not responsible for loss of or damage to such items. Passenger is responsible for subscribing to insurance to cover luggage. 7 - Independent contractors/Limit of liability: The passenger agrees that CDP acts as agent and/or trustee for any person, ground and maritime agents and subcontractors, who provide any service forming, or in connection with, any part of the cruise. Transportation services to the port of

departure, transfers to the ship, including, as applicable, hotel room and restaurant bookings or guided tours, are performed by independent suppliers who are not employees of CDP. In this respect, CDP acts only as an agent and shall not be held liable for said services or for the acts or omissions of sub-contractors or other contractors. CDP shall not be held liable for bodily injury to, or death of passengers, or for loss of, or damage to luggage or other personal belongings, unless it is proved that the carrier has infringed statutory obligations or that it or one of its employees or agents has committed gross negligence. However, in the event the liability of CDP is incurred, such liability is limited (details available upon request). CDP shall in any case not be liable for failure of an improper performance when the same is due to or caused by the fault of the passenger; the unforeseeable or unavoidable fault or a third party unconnected with the provision of any services to be provided under the contract ; unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond the control of CDP ; an event of “Force Majeure” such as a war, threat of war, riots, civil commotion, acts of God, terrorist activities, natural and nuclear disaster, fire, technical problems with transport, closure of ports, strikes and any industrial action, or any other event beyond the control of CDP. CDP and the Owners and operators of the vessels identified in this brochure shall be entitled to claim the benefit of whichever law, regulation, treaty or doctrine provides the greatest protection. 8 - Validity of the brochure From July 20, 2012 and until further notice, this brochure cancels and replaces all information contained in the brochure COMPAGNIE DU PONANT “WINTER 20122013 CRUISES” and “ARCTIC COLLECTION SUMMER 2013” or any other leaflet. 9 - Rates The prices given at the time of booking are based on economic conditions known on January 02nd, 2012 for the period from August 1st, 2012 and until further notice. These conditions are, amongst others, the cost of transport and fuel, relevant dues and taxes for the proposed operation (port taxes, embarkation and disembarkation taxes, entrance costs to tourist sites), currency exchange rates relevant to the pricing of these programmes. CDP reserves the right within the legal limits of French Law to vary the prices if necessary. All variation of the cost of transport, fuel, taxes, dues and visa costs will be passed on within the voyage cost. Additionally, any surcharge levied will be increased to include an amount to cover agent’s commission. Any change in fare cannot be imposed less than 30 days prior to departure. For the cruise-only portion, daily surcharge, if any, will be calculated based on:

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fuel variation * x daily comsumption** Ship capacity ***

(*): MGO FOB Rotterdam 0,1% in US$ (**) : Le Boréal, L’Austral and Le Soléal: 20t, Le Ponant : 5.5t (***): Le Boréal, L’Austral and Le Soléal: 244, Le Ponant : 60 10 - Travel Insurance Passengers shall be responsible for subscribing to cancellation/luggage/ assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s). 11 - Claims No claims can be made against CDP without a written and detailed statement of the claim by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt requested within the following time periods : a) For luggage : in the event of obvious damages or loss: at the time of disembarkation at the latest. In the event of hidden damages or loss: within seven (7) days of disembarking or of the date when disembarkation should have taken place ; b) For passengers in the case of bodily harm and damages other than to luggage: within thirty (30) days from the date when the passenger disembarked or should have disembarked. Failure to comply with these provisions shall mean that the passenger is deemed to have safely disembarked without harm and collected his or her luggage without damage thereto. 12 - Jurisdiction These terms & conditions are subject to and interpreted according to International regulations and concern the transportation of passengers and their luggage from the time of boarding the ship to the moment of disembarking, as well as at ports of departure, destination, or stopover. CDP shall incur no liability outside this period of time. Without prejudice to required legal regulations, any actions related either to the interpretation, or execution of this agreement shall be brought before the competent courts of Marseille-France. CDP is not responsible for omissions, printing and/or presentation errors and reserves the right to make corrections as required.

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administer any drug, medication or other substance or to admit and/or confine the passenger to the hospital, or any similar institution at any port provided that the ship’s doctor considers it necessary. Health care, medical expenses and drugs on land or aboard the ship shall be paid by passengers. Passengers accept civil and criminal liability for all damages caused to CDP, other passengers or third parties by their actions. Passengers are individually and solely responsible for the payment of any and all fines or penalties inflicted by competent authorities on account of their own acts.

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INSURANCE

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La Compagnie du Ponant is creating a new insurance and multi-risk assistance contract. Enjoy worry-free travel with our exclusive Ponant 5* Insurance policy, arranged through our partner, TMS, a specialist in high-end travel insurance. This insurance will cover you on all our itineraries without exception, and for the full duration of your cruise. TMS has been our partner for nearly 15 years and has plenty of experience in the type of problems that may arise. We are therefore offering to be the single and unique point of contact for booking your flights and cruises and also for managing insurance cover throughout your trip. The guarantees provided are subject to a surcharge of 4% incl. taxes on the total cost of your cruise. The policy must be taken out on the day your cruise is purchased or no later than 46 days before your cruise starts. Our sales staff are at your disposal to answer all your questions. To be eligible you must live in mainland France including Corsica, the French overseas departments, Andorra and Monaco, or in an EU country or in Switzerland. BENEFITS

Maximum amounts / person, incl. tax

Trip cancellation Illness (including relapse from previous illness or injury), accident, death of the insured, of a family member or an insured accompanying party. • Attack or natural disaster occurring at destination point • Other justified reasons  Deductible •

25 000 € maximum / person 75 000 € maximum / event 10% of the cancellation cost with a minimum of 50 € / person (no deductible in case of illness, accident or death)

Missed connection Travel expenses up to the next stop-over OR • Early return •

50% of the trip cost with a maximum of 1 500 € / person Return ticket + taxi fare

Baggage Theft, total or partial destruction, loss during conveyance by a shipping company  Deductible • Late delivery>24h •

3 049 € incl. tax / person 30 € / file Fixed sum of 400 € incl. tax / person

Assistance to persons in case of illness or injury during travel Transportation / Repatriation Return travel of family members or insured accompanying party OR • Presence during hospitalization - Transportation - Accommodations • Prolonged stay of accompanying party in the event of hospitalization • Accompanying children under 18 years old • Travel continuation • Reimbursement of medical expenses abroad and advance of hospitalization costs abroad - Europe and Mediterranean countries - Rest of the world  Deductible for medical expenses • •

Actual costs Return ticket + taxi fare Round trip ticket + taxi fare 80 € / night (maximum 10 nights) 80 € / night (maximum 4 nights) Hostess or round trip ticket Additional travel expenses 75 000 € / person 152 500 € / person 30 € / person / event

Assistance provided in case of death • •

Return travel of family members or one or two of the insured accompanying party Anticipated return in the event of death of a family member, the person in charge of child care or the professional replacement

Return ticket + taxi fare Return ticket + taxi fare

Travel Assistance Advance of bail abroad Coverage of lawyers’ fees abroad Early return in case of damages at home Assistance in case of damages at home - Conservatory measures - Accommodations • Assistance and advance of funds in case of theft, loss or destruction of identification papers or payment means • • • •

15 300 € / person 3 100 € / person Return ticket + taxi fare 80 € 50 € / night (maximum 2 nights) 2 300 € / person

Civil liability All bodily injury and property damage Including property damage  Deductible • •

4 500 000 € incl. tax / person 75 000 € incl. tax / person 75 € / claim

Trip interruption Cost of trip interruption, due to: - Hospitalization or death of close relations - Damages at home • Compensation travel, following: - Medical repatriation of the insured

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Prorata temporis (excluding transportation)

Initial cost of insured trip

Travel accident • •

Death Disability

15 245 € incl. tax / person 15 245 € incl. tax / person 150 000 € incl. tax / event


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Photographs, all rights reserved: Compagnie du Ponant, François Lefebvre, Nathalie Michel, Eric Larrieu, Designer Jean-Philippe Nuel, Carita, Isabelle Vareille, Fabrice Vallon, Nicolas Dubreuil, Sarah Delben, Mathieu Gesta, Solene Mathe, Eric Laignel, Filippo Vinardi, Philip & Guillaume Plisson, Christophe Le Potier, Tangui Jossic, A.Roche, Y.Duronsoy, C.Moirenc, BD, Shutterstock, Istockphoto, Alamy, Fotolia, Bonjourquebec.com, OT Croatia, OT Danmark, OT Portugal, Visitnorway.com, Nunavut Tourism. Non contractual document and photos. The photos used in this brochure are only possible experiences and therefore can not be guaranteed. Brochure Design: Transparence Productions.

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