Set sail on an unforgettable 16-day expedition cruise aboard Le Soléal. PONANT is proposing an all-new transatlantic circuit that explores stunning archipelagos.
Your trip will begin in Brazil, where you will embark in the port of Recife.
Your first port of call, subject to obtaining the approvals, will be Fernando de Noronha. Located off the shoreline of Brazil, this small paradise offers a perfectly preserved wild setting, with long secret bays bathed in aquamarine waters. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the archipelago is home to many birds as well as to extraordinary marine life moving among the coral reefs.
You will then discover the Bissagos Islands, which belong to Guinea-Bissau and are recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This archipelago of over 80 islands, most of which are uninhabited, has managed to maintain its intimacy. Nature runs its course here, between lush vegetation and white-sand beaches. You will set off to encounter local communities who still live in accordance with their ancestral customs.
Further west, you will visit Mindelo, the cultural capital of CapeVerde, where the famous morna singer Cesaria Evora was born.
Your cruise will end in the Canary Islands, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife: a lively and cosmopolitan city combining modernity and authenticity.
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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