Tuesday 30 July 2019

PONANT’s Africa, Asia, Indian Ocean & Polynesia 2020-21 voyages are now open for sale

#expeditioncruising .

PONANT’s ever-expanding list of global itineraries, epitomised by this latest release of 2020-2021 season of voyages, is now open for sale.

The sales opening features 37 departures with new itineraries out of the 62 total luxury cruises and expeditions released. This enticing assortment of 7 to 15 night voyages include a wide range of destinations that extend from Africa, the Maldives and the Arabian Gulf to India, Sri Lanka, China, Myanmar, Japan and Tahiti.

“PONANT’s destination experts have created an alluring range of voyages that include must-see popular highlights along with brand-new itineraries showcasing the natural and cultural marvels the varied regions offer, many UNESCO-listed.”

“Be it the gardens of Japan, the game reserves of Africa, diving and snorkelling in the crystal waters of Polynesia or experiencing the exotic fairyland of the Arabian Nights, there is a world of choice here” adds Monique Ponfoort, Vice President PONANT Asia Pacific.


Below is just a sample of some of the brand-new itineraries PONANT is offering as part of this exciting sales opening.

Papeete to Papeete / 9 nights
Departs 10 October 2020 & 4 May 2021 / Aboard Le Boreal & Le Soléal
Prices from $6,130 per person* in a Superior Stateroom with a sea view

From vibrant Papeete, cruise the crystal waters of French Polynesia, visit the remote Austral Islands where traditions still thrive, the sumptuous “motu piscine” reef islet of Raivavae, mysterious marine caves of Rurutu - a marine refuge for whales - and then onward to the incomparable beauty of famed Bora Bora. Truly a voyage in paradise.


Shanghai to Vietnam via Haiphong / 10 nights
Departs 28 October 2020 / Aboard Le Lapérouse
Prices from $7,060 per person* in a Deluxe Stateroom with a private balcony
Encounter modern cities and age-old civilisations during this gastronomic and oenological cruise with Relais & Châteaux on this all-new itinerary. From futuristic Shanghai, to Wenzhou, gateway to the magnificent UNESCO listed landscapes of the Yandang Mountains, Xiamen, the former British colony Hong Kong, Hainan Island with its magnificent volcanoes, and Ha Long Bay, the jewel of Vietnam, this is a journey of exciting contrasts, ancient and new.


Dubai to Muscat / 8 nights
10 departures between November 2020 and January 2021 / Aboard
Le Jacques Cartier
Prices from $5,200 per person(1) in a Deluxe Stateroom with a private balcony

This voyage, straight from the Arabian Nights, includes Abu Dhabi, home to the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum and Grand Mosque, and the Sir Bani Yas Island nature reserve. In Doha visit the superb museum, home to treasures of Islamic art, and the Waqif souk in the old town. In Khasab, explore the sublime “fjords of Arabia” before arriving in the Gulf of Oman and the charming port of Sour. Here you will discover maritime traditions that date back a thousand years - dhows, typical boats used to transport goods on the spice route.

Mumbai to Colombo / 12 nights
Departs 28 December 2020 / Aboard Le Lapérouse
Prices from $7,000 per person* in a Deluxe Stateroom with a private balcony.

Explore the subcontinent in style. Le Lapérouse has to be the perfect way to discover the diversity of cultures, architecture, colonial influences and enduring heritage of coastal India. From the former Portuguese colonies of Diu and Goa to the old town fortifications of Galle in Sri Lanka, and the 50 or so idyllic Maldive Islands and islets, the variety of experiences this itinerary offers will set your mind racing. UNESCO listed biosphere sites vie with places like Cochin, a former royal town where the air is rich with the aroma of cardamom and cloves, and fishing villages perched along the banks of the network of lakes and canals that criss-cross the lush landscapes of Kerala. Stimulation for all the senses.

Port Louis to Zanzibar / 14 nights
Departs 29 March 2021 / Aboard Le Jacques Cartier
Prices from $9,090 per person* in a Deluxe Stateroom with a private balcony

Mauritius, Reunion Island, Madagascar…. surely enough said to tempt even the most travelled adventurers to sign on for this cruise. Turtles, dolphins, rays and dugong will set the scene at sea while volcanic pitons, cirques, pristine beaches and colonial remnant harbour towns will have you reaching for yet another memory card for your camera. Île Sainte-Marie, once a lair of pirates, has successfully retained its authentic character, while on Madagascar’s west coast you will discover Nosy Mitsio and its immaculate beaches. Nosy Komba, home to the agile lemur, will be another highlight. Yet there is more, for this voyage ends in exotic Zanzibar, a city comfortable with its blend of millennial-old cultures, African, Arab, Indian and European.

Book early and SAVE up to 30%*!

*Ponant Bonus discount subject to change based on availability. All prices are based on Ponant Bonus fare per person, in Australian Dollars, in a double occupancy, including port taxes, yield managed, correct at time of writing – 29/07/2019. Price includes accommodation and all meals onboard, Open Bar, complimentary Wi-Fi and 24 hours room service. (1) For the 13 Dec. 2020 cruise. Refer to https://au.ponant.com for further T & Cs.


Welcome Offer: Book your first PONANT cruise and SAVE A$800 per stateroom. Welcome Offer A$800 saving is in Australian Dollars (AUD), per stateroom based on a double occupancy, A$400 per stateroom for single occupancy. Offer is not redeemable for cash, not retroactive, and not combinable with any other offer, unless stated otherwise. Offer available until further notice, subject to change and may be withdrawn without any notice. Conditions apply.

Consecutive Cruises Offers: Why not make the most of your trip, visiting more destinations by booking back-to- back cruises.
On all cruises: Book any consecutive cruise and receive 10% off on every consecutive cruise.
On selected cruises: 20% off the 2nd consecutive cruise, 30% off the 3rd consecutive cruise, 40% off the 4th consecutive cruise, etc.

Reduction does not apply to the first cruise and relates to the port/port fare excluding port taxes. Offer is not available on Ocean Voyages and subject to availability.


Details of all PONANT Africa, Asia, Indian Ocean & Polynesia 2020-2021 cruises and expeditions, including itineraries and pricing, are available at https://au.ponant.com.

Contact PONANT on Australia: 1300 737 178 or + 612 8459 5000 / New Zealand: 0800 767 018, or email reservations.aus@ponant.com for bookings.

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