PONANT, luxury expeditions and French boutique cruise company, unveils four brand new Latin America and Caribbean itineraries for winter 2018 – 2019 season. The new itineraries include sailing in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Cuba and the Pearls of the Caribbean, Central America and the Caribbean Sea, and Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.
Natural Beauty of Amazonia – A luxury expedition cruise to the heart of the Amazon rainforest, including outings in Zodiac dinghies with naturalist-guides and observation of endemic wildlife (toucans, falcons, ibis, parrots, monkeys and iguanas) plus a visit to the Salvation Islands to see the former prison cells as well as crossing the Equator. Between Cayenne and Manaus – aboard Le Champlain (13 days / 12 nights). Four departures: 25 November 2018, 7 December 2018, 17 March 2019, 29 March 2019. Price starts from £4,690 (1)(3)
Cuba and the Pearls of the Caribbean – An exceptional cruise to discover Cuba, spending one night in Havana, the “city of columns”. This itinerary also takes passengers to the British Virgin Islands where the white sandy beaches rival each other for beauty, then on to Puerto Plata and its magnificent underwater world. From Saint-Martin to Havana – aboard Le Ponant (11 days / 10 nights) from 6 to 16 December 2018. Price starts from £3,870 (1)(2)
Treasures of the Caribbean Sea – Visits to many Mayan sites including Chichen Itza, options to take a trip to the mysterious Blue Hole, considered to be one of the world’s top 10 diving spots, or discover the mythical Panama Canal, before even boarding the cruise. From Colon to Miami – aboard Le Boréal (12 days / 11 nights) from 11 to 22 April 2019. Price starts from £3,200 (1)(2)
The Sea of Cortez – Between red volcanic rocky outcrops, turquoise waters and deserts, an itinerary to discover the fabulous biodiversity of the Sea of Cortez, once described as “the world’s aquarium” by Jacques-Yves Cousteau. From San Diego to Puerto Quetzal – aboard Le Soléal (14 days / 13 nights) from 9 to 22 October 2018. Price starts from £3,790 (1)(2)
For more information or to book, please visit ponant.com – or call 0800 980 40 27