Ponant offer some truly incredible voyages to various destinations across the world and one of those destinations is Antarctica.
Antarctica is Earth’s southernmost continent, the fifth-largest continent in the world, and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere – it is also the coldest, driest and windiest continent in the world, but still it appeals to thousands of people each year, as they embark on what can only be described as the voyage of a lifetime.
Earlier this year, Le Boreal set sail once again for this incredible part of our world and the journey, as always, was nothing short of breath-taking – so much so that we had to share it with you in this ‘Le Boreal in Antarctica photo blog’. We think you will agree that to have been there must have been spectacular and the memories gained will most certainly last a lifetime.
Antarctica Voyages With Ponant
If the above images have inspired you to embark on this unforgettable journey to the Arctic region, then we have some superb sailings available aboard Le Boreal and L’Austral.
Ushuaia Roundtrip – 15-nights aboard Le Boreal departing 15 November 2015
Itinerary: Buenos Aires | At Sea | New Island | At Sea x2 | Salibury Plain | Fortuna Bay | Grytviken | Gold Harbour | At Sea x2| Brown Bluff, Antarctica | Deception Island, Antarctica | Half Moon, Antarctica | At Sea x2 | Ushuaia
The Arctic Peninsula – 10-nights aboard L’Austral departing 29 November 2015
Itinerary: Ushuaia | Drake Passage, Antarctica x2 | Neko, Antarctica | Pleneau Island, Antarctica | Port Lockroy, Antarctica | Deception Island, Antarctica | The Wedell Sea, Antarctica | Drake Passage x2 | Ushuaia
The Great Austral Loop – 16-nights aboard L’Austral departing 19 December 2015 *Christmas & New Year cruise*
Itinerary: Buenos Aires | At Sea | New Island | At Sea x2 | Fortuna Bay | Grytviken | Gold Harbour | At Sea x2 | Brown Bluff, Antarctica | Neko, Antarctica | Port Lockroy, Antarctica | Deception Island, Antarctica | At Sea x2 | Ushuaia
The Arctic Peninsula & Falkland Islands – 14-nights aboard L’Austral departing 17 February 2016
Itinerary: Buenos Aires | At Sea x2 | Neko, Antarctica | Port Lockroy, Antarctica | Whilhelmina, Antarctica | Deception Island, Antarctica | The Wedell Sea, Antarctica | South Shetland Islands | At Sea | Port Stanley | Saunders, Grave Cove | At Sea x3 | Montevideo, Uruguay
PONANT is a voting Member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), an organization founded in 1991 to advocate, promote and practice safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to the Antarctic.
Both Le Boreal and L’Austral are noted as “clean ships” – their state of the art propulsion systems provide smooth, quiet and comfortable voyages by creating very little vibration and significantly reduced engine noise. Both ships were designed to prevent contact with environmentally friendly sea beds.
If you would like more information on Arctic cruises with Ponant, then please give one of our friendly Cruise Experts a call on 0800 008 6677.