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LUXURY EXPEDITIONS 2018-2019

Pre-bookable tours

Pre-bookable tours Reservation and payment of these overlands tours must be made when booking your cruise or at least 60 days prior to your cruise. Full tour program is available on our website www.ponant.com 12 months prior to your cruise. A minimum of participants is required to confirm these programs. Reykjavik, Iceland Adventure to the heart of the glacier (9 hours) 290 € per person After a stop in Thinvellir, Iceland’s leading national park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will head to the Kaldidalur valley to discover the Langjokull Glacier. Later, you will board 4-wheel drive vehicles and head off to discover this white paradise. After lunch, your excursion will continue to the Borgarfjordur region. See cruises page 44. Reykjavik, Iceland Inside a volcano (6 hours) 490 € per person From Reykjavik, you will enjoy an exceptional visit to the Thrihnukagigur volcano, located deep inside the Blafjoll mountain range. When you arrive, you will travel by lift in small groups down into the magma chamber of this dormant volcano, where you can admire the astonishing rock and lava formations, constituted over centuries of activity. See cruises page 44. Ilulissat, Greenland Scenic helicopter flight over the glacier (2 hours) 599 € per person After a quick flight over Ilulissat, a small, typical village whose name means “iceberg” in Greenlandic, you will head to the famous Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which calves impressive icebergs. From the sky, the view is extraordinary. This is a different way to approach this fascinating world of ice and water. See cruises page 44 to 46. 48 | Summer 2018 / Winter 2018 - 2019 Cruises

Pre & post cruise programmes We invite you to enhance your cruise and extend your trip with carefully designed, high-quality programmes, organised to tie in with the flights selected by PONANT. These are group excursions, and are available either immediately before or after your cruise; they must be booked before departure. Would you like to join this program but are travelling on a different flight than the one selected by PONANT? Please do not hesitate to contact our travel agents or your travel professional, PONANT can organise your private transfer. The programmes with the logo “Escorted programme” benefit from a PONANT accompaniment. Vancouver, Canada Discover Vancouver (1 day / 1 night) • From 490 € per person Discover the city of Vancouver and its natural beauty spots, including Stanley Park, not only the biggest park in the city but also a cultural and historic site, as testified by the many totem poles to be found there. You will continue your visit with the Anthropology Museum followed by Chinatown, before heading to Gastown, Vancouver’s historic district. After being transferred to your hotel, you will be able to enjoy a free evening. The next day you will be taken to the airport to board the flight selected by PONANT. Your post-cruise programme: NOME • VANCOUVER - 18th September 2018 aboard Le Soléal Seattle, United States ESCORTED PROGRAMME One night in Seattle (1 day / 1 night) • From 590 € per person for pre-cruise programme • From 480 € per person for post-cruise programme When you arrive at the airport or the port, you will be directly transferred to your hotel, ideally located in downtown Seattle. After lunch, you will have the afternoon and evening free to discover the city and its many neighbourhoods and monuments. The next day you will be either taken to the port to board your ship, or to the airport for your return flight. Your pre-cruise programme: NOME • SEWARD - 10th September 2018 aboard Le Boréal NOME • VANCOUVER - 18th September 2018 aboard Le Soléal Your post-cruise programme: KANGERLUSSUAQ • NOME - 27th August 2018 aboard Le Soléal NOME • SEWARD - 10th September 2018 aboard Le Boréal Pre & Post cruise transfers In order to make your trip as perfect as possible and simplify your journeys between your embarkation/ disembarkation port and the airport, PONANT offers you to book a transfer service. Your transfers can either be direct or include a panoramic tour. Before or after your cruise, we offer you the chance to discover the emblematic landmarks of the most beautiful cities from the comfort of a coach, before taking you to your ship or the airport. These programmes are run in groups and led by an English-speaking guide. For more information about transfers (prices and availability), please visit www.ponant.com or contact your travel agent. For more information on the detailed programmes and prices, please consult www.ponant.com or call your travel agent. Flights selected by PONANT will be confirmed 10 months prior to your cruise. Arctic Expeditions by | 49