Ponant announces 30 percent off select autumn 2017 voyages, plus an additional savings up to $1,600 per couple on flights and excursions when booked by March 31, 2017. The offer is available on eight itineraries sailing to Antarctica, Asia, Oceania, and South America.
Highlights of Ponant’s autumn voyages include:
- Join War II historians, including James Bradley, author of The New York Times bestselling book “Flags of our Fathers,” on the new Gems of Southeast Asia sailing, October 3-19, 2017. See Indonesia’s ninth-century Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and discover Brunei’s capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, dubbed the “Venice of the East,” with a cluster of 40 stilt villages.
- Visit the historic walled town of Cuenca, Ecuador, a charming city that time forgot with cobblestone streets and colonial architecture on the Panama and Pre-Columbian Treasures voyage, October 14-23, 2017.
- See the Gambier Islands, far from the typical maritime routes where only small ships can access, and one of the South Pacific’s most unspoiled destinations during the Polynesia and Easter Island sailing, October 27-November 9, 2017.
- Travel from Vietnam to Myanmar, October 28-November 9, 2017 and explore Ho Chi Minh City’s historic landmarks, including Reunification Palace, the former home of South Vietnam’s President during the Vietnam War. In Myanmar, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, encrusted with more than 2,500 stones. Built 2,500 years ago, it’s the oldest Pagoda in Myanmar.
- Discover Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to 8,000 foot mountains (five times the height of the Empire State Building) laced with hiking trails, during the journey through Chilean Fjords and Patagonia, November 1-17, 2017.
- Sail from Chile to Antarctica, November 17-28, 2017, to see razorback whales (the second largest animal in the world), leopard seals, and seabirds. Have the rare opportunity to cross the Antarctica Circle, the northern most latitude in the Southern Hemisphere, and a terrain seldom traversed.
- Join the Historic Antarctica sailing, November 19-December 3, 2017, and sail around Elephant Island, the mountainous, icy terrain where the crew of the Endurance survived for 129 days in 1916 after being trapped during an attempt to be the first man to cross the continent.
- Hike along Neko Harbour, one of the few places in Antarctica where visitors can step foot on the continent, and trek through the polar desert, one of only two in the world and home to tabular icebergs with vertical sides during the Christmas in Peninsula voyage, December 18-28, 2017.