8 Days / 7 Nights
Discover Norway and its fjords on this brand-new Ponant itinerary. In Bergen, embark on the new luxury ship Le Lapérouse for an 8-day cruiseto Denmark along the Norwegian coast, via Sweden.
Founded by the Vikings over 900 years ago, Bergen is famous for its seven mountains that surround the city centre. Bryggen, its Hanseatic wharf, still carries a few traces of the city’s rich historic past.
Olden, a small village with two wooden churches and undeniable charm, will be your first port of call. It is located a few kilometres from Jostedalsbreen National Park, which is home to one of the last ice caps in Europe. There, you will be able to admire the Briksdal and Kjenndalen glaciers.
Haugesund is famous for its Viking heritage. There, you will be able to discover the Avaldsnes farm, a recreated Viking farm. After this visit, you will know all there is to know about the Viking way of life.
Le Lapérouse will call at Flam, one of Norway’s most spectacular natural sites. This small village is located along a branch of the Sognefjord, the world’s second longest fjord and also the deepest, with a maximum depth of 1,308 metres. You will be simply astounded as you sail amid the steep mountains and cascades.
Awaken Your Sense of Wonder – with PONANT Cultural Cruises & Expeditions
The world’s only French-flagged cruise line and top cruise line worldwide in polar expeditions, PONANT Cultural Cruises & Expeditions currently has five distinctive and intimate vessels, embodying the essence of a private luxury yacht: the three-masted LE PONANT, an elegant sailing yacht accommodating 64 guests and four identically designed ‘sister ships’ with no more than 264-guests LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL, LE SOLÉAL and LE LYRIAL. These luxurious ships, with a fleet of 12 zodiacs and 95% staterooms with full private balconies, sail to the remote corners of the world touching all 7 continents including regions such as: Antarctica, Northern Europe & Baltics, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia, Australia , New Zealand, South Africa & the Arctic North on cruises ranging from three to 21 nights and including many ports and islands not accessible to large cruise ships. PONANT offers a casual luxury ambience aboard ship. From Five Star Expeditions to themed cruises, the engaging itineraries offer a wealth of fascinating shore excursion programs to ensure that every voyage is a unique and exceptional experience. The latest eco-friendly technologies, attentive service, bilingual crew, luxurious staterooms and suites, an elegant, sophisticated cuisine and a chic, yet informal atmosphere offer a cruise experience unlike any other. In addition to the best available shore excursions, the 1:2 staff to guest ratio also guarantees the best in personalized service. Ships also provide a gastronomic restaurant, full service Hammam spa and fully equipped gym. Awaken Your Sense of Wonder - Explore destinations at an unhurried pace and let the beauty that surrounds you, stir your senses. No matter where you wish to travel, our cruises will take you off the beaten path to a whole new world of adventure. Welcome aboard!
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