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Ponant Luxury Arctic Cruise East Coast of Greenland – save $7460

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Undertake an incredible 16 day National Geographic Voyage to the discover the mystical East Coast of Greenland – save 30% now from $17409 per person

On board the L’Austral you will find a superior level of luxury and elegance as you traverse some of the most incredible sights and scenery of the Arctic

Onboard the expedition and accompanying the PONANT expert expedition team, will be a National Geographic expert and photographer, eager to share with you their knowledge and skills about their individual areas of expertise. On top of the other discounts this cruise also gives you one suitcase per cabin courtesy of National Geographic.

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SALE – from $7460 per person off on this Arctic Cruise, plus a treat from us of a further €600 onboard credit per booking too!

Luxury multi award winning Ponant to the Arctic, look how much 30% off will save you on the below inclusions –

▶ Luxury Cabin
▶ Open bar covering most drinks
▶ All meals whilst on board including snacks
▶ All scheduled landings and excursions
▶ Expedition jacket provided (yours to keep)
▶ Pair of expedition boots for use during your voyage
▶ Guiding by experienced expedition leader and team
▶ All port fees
▶ All landing fees

Note: Charter flights from Paris and to Seattle are included.

Sailing from Kangerlussuaq, you will discover the wild, alpine landscapes of Greenland. Discover Scoresbysund, the largest fjord system in the world, encounter small Greenlander communities who still live by hunting lifestyles. Make your way to Jan Mayen Island the worlds northernmost volcanic island and encounter an amazing array of Arctic wildlife.

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Highlights of this Arctic cruise

Undertake this voyage aboard the L’Austral, a luxury mega-yacht designed to bring elegance and serene experiences together to provide the upmost cruising experience.

Discover Scoresbysund, the worlds largest and most incredible fjord network.

Encounter unique Arctic wildlife including seals, Arctic foxes and hares, an array of sea birds and of course, the polar bear.

This voyage will take you through incredible landscapes including polar ice caps, fjords populated with massive icebergs, patches of ice floe, glacier-molded coastline and alpine landscapes.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Embarkation in Kangerlussuaq
Flight from Paris to Kangerlussuaq is included in your cruise package and it is highly recommended to arrive in Paris the day before this flight. On arrival at Kangerlussuaq you will be met and transferred to the pier. Embarkation time is between 4.00pm and 5.00pm, at which time cabins and suites will be ready to check in to. The vessel will depart at 6.00pm.

Located to the north of the Arctic Circle, this town is the starting point of magnificent discoveries surrounded by unspoiled nature. Indeed, just a few dozen kilometres from there it is possible to get close to the Greenland ice sheet, the largest body of ice in the Northern Hemisphere. From Kangerlussuaq, admire also the superb landscapes of tundra in autumnal colours, where Arctic hares, musk oxen, Arctic foxes, reindeer, falcons and eagles live.

DAY 2: At Sea
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

At Sea
DAY 3: South Coast of Greenland
Set sail in the traces of the Norwegian explorer Erik Le Rouge by travelling along the south coast of Greenland. Your ship will head deep into the longest network of fjords in the region, the Prinz Christian Sund. This sumptuous natural canal, surrounded by craggy mountains and impressive glaciers will offer you stunning landscapes. During your journey, you will also get a glimpse of the spectacular cliffs of Akpatok, a mysterious and uninhabited island where it is not uncommon in the summertime to encounter bears, drawn by the impressive colony of thick-billed murres that have taken up residence there.

South Coast of Greenland
DAY 4: Ammassalik Region – Day 4 & 5
Still almost unknown just a century ago, the east coast of Greenland remains the most authentic and majestic region. Here, the alpine mountains merge intimately with the sea, while the fjords are adorned with high snow-capped peaks and drifting icebergs. Follow in the wake of Captain Jean-Baptiste Charcot’s famous ship, the Pourquoi Pas?, which set off with its crew to discover Ammassalik, a small island of primitive and wild beauty where the Inuit people chose to live. The name of this island is a reference to the capelin, a small flamboyant silver coloured fish, whose presence in the thousands announces to inhabitants the return of spring. A surprising discovery in a spectacular setting.

Ammassalik Region – Day 4 & 5
DAY 6: Blosseville Coast – Day 6 & 7
Aboard your ship, follow in the footsteps of Jules Poret de Blosseville, a French explorer and sailor. In 1833, aboard La Lilloise, he set off to discover this isolated and unexplored part of eastern Greenland and gave French names to various sites on the coast. The adventure probably has an unfortunate outcome, since the crew was never found. This uninhabited territory, which now bears his name, lies to the south of Scoresby Sund. Surrounded by ice, icebergs and pieces of pack ice, Blosseville Coast is one of these wild and hard-to-reach places that very few people are lucky enough to explore.

Blosseville Coast – Day 6 & 7
DAY 8: Ittoqqortoormiit Region – Day 8 & 9
Located between the largest national park and the longest system of fjords in the world, the town of Ittoqqortoormiit, whose name means “great house” in Greenlandic, is one of the remotest inhabited places in the world. Covered with ice and snow for nine months of the year, you will be able to discover the ancestral way of life of the last hunters of the polar region. As soon as the thickness of the ice floe allows, they set out on the trail of walruses, seals, narwhals, musk ox and polar bears, travelling by traditional dog sleds.

Ittoqqortoormiit Region – Day 8 & 9
DAY 10: Northeast Greenland National Park
With a craggy coastline formed by gigantic fjords, magnificent alpine mountains looming over them, the shores of north-east Greenland offer breathtaking landscapes and are home to the largest national park in the world. Covering an area of around one million square kilometres, almost half the island, the North-East Greenland National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is a particularly isolated region. Cut off for many months of the year by the ice floe, it is renowned for its pristine nature and rich wildlife.

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Northeast Greenland National Park
DAY 11: Ittoqqortoormiit Region – Day 11 to 12
Located between the largest national park and the longest system of fjords in the world, the town of Ittoqqortoormiit, whose name means “great house” in Greenlandic, is one of the remotest inhabited places in the world. Covered with ice and snow for nine months of the year, you will be able to discover the ancestral way of life of the last hunters of the polar region. As soon as the thickness of the ice floe allows, they set out on the trail of walruses, seals, narwhals, musk ox and polar bears, travelling by traditional dog sleds.

Ittoqqortoormiit Region – Day 11 to 12
DAY 13: At sea
Take this time to reflect on the amazing memories you have made so far. Enjoy the various amenities on board and spend time with your fellow passengers and crew.

At sea
DAY 14: Jan Mayen Island, Svalbard
The island of Jan Mayen, belonging to Norway, lies hidden off Greenland’s coastlines, lost between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean. This small piece of land is inhabited by only a handful of Norwegian meteorologists. Tongues of ice descend from its volcanic summit, which culminates at 2,227 metres and is covered with a thick glacial coat. These tongues join the sea, between ranges of black volcanic rocks at times tinged with red. If the sky is clement, you will have the chance to glimpse the summit, decked out in magnificent light. The visit of a small fin whale will perhaps enable you to complete this memorable picture.

Jan Mayen Island, Svalbard
DAY 15: At sea
As you head toward Tromoso, take this last day of sailing to truly embrace and reflect on the amazing journey so far.

At sea
DAY 16: Disembarkation in Tromso
Disembarkation is scheduled for 7am. Upon disembarkation you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Paris.

In the north of the Arctic circle you’ll discover Tromso a secluded town located in the county of Troms. Norwegians call it the “Paris of the north”. You’ll soon see why when you discover its extensive neoclassical architectural heritage. A stunning example is the Arctic cathedral, a major monument whose stylistic purity echoes the outline of the mountains surrounding the town.

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You will have the opportunity to meet and talk to local Inuit community members who still live by hunting traditions that have been passed down for generations.

Exclusions

Visa fees (if applicable)
Travel insurance – please ask for a competitive quote
Personal expenses, such as laundry, onboard communication (telephone calls, web and email service)
Gratuities for the crew
Pre or post cruise travel expenses
Optional activities

Note: This Ponant 30% discount is on sale until 31st of August only and is subject to cabin availability on a limited number of sailings. Based on twinshare. International airfare is additional, we will source the best possible according to your specific requirements. Based on cash transfer of funds, use of a credit card will incur their fee. Terms and Conditions apply.

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