Along the South-African Coastline

9 days / 8 nights
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    Along the South-African Coastline

    Latin America, Africa

    from 24 March 2018 to 1 April 2018
    9 days / 8 nights

    Departure Port : Cape Town
    Arrival Port : Durban

    Ship : LE LYRIAL

    • Ref : Y240318

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    Discover a new Ponant itinerary that explores the essential towns and sites of South Africa's wild east coast.

    At the crossroads of Atlantic and Indian Oceans, embark on a 9-day cruise between Cape Town, mother-city of the country, and Durban, a cosmopolitan seaside city.

    This journey in South Africa will also allow you to discover Port Elizabeth, nicknamed "the friendly city" for its welcoming inhabitants, and Richards Bay, the largest port in the country.

    A land of ethnic diversity, South Africa is often described as “a world in one country”. Its incredible melting pot of cultures, religions, and histories infuse its rich heritage. The diversity of fauna and flora is also one of South Africa's treasures: the nation is home to three of the largest terrestrial mammals—the elephant, rhinoceros and hippopotamus—and its plant life alone represents one tenth of the world’s botanic heritage, with some 25.000 species.

    Between its bustling metropolises and its breathtaking natural beauty, we invite you to discover the two contrasting sides of this incredible country.

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    Special offer(s) :

    CONSECUTIVE CRUISES  

    Take advantage of our special consecutive cruises offers *

    -When this cruise is in 2nd position get a -20% discount

    -When this cruise is in 3rd position get a -30% discount

    - When this cruise is in 4th position get a -40% discount

    * Reduction does not apply to the first cruise and relates to the port/port fare excluding port taxes, non available for Ocean Voyages and subject to availability. The offer is only available on selected cruises. Please, contact us.

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    Superior Stateroom

    • Area : 21 m²
    • Capacity : up to 3 passengers per cabin
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access wifi.
    Price
    Book now now and get the guaranteed best price. 30%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy
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    Deluxe Stateroom

    • Area : 18 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 passengers per cabin
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi.
    Price
    Book now now and get the guaranteed best price. 30%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy
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    Prestige Deck 4

    • Area : 19 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 passengers per cabin
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi.
    Price
    Book now now and get the guaranteed best price. 30%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy
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    Prestige Deck 5

    • Area : 19 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 passengers per cabin
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi.
    Price
    Book now now and get the guaranteed best price. 30%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy
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    Deluxe Suite

    • Area : 27 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 passengers per cabin
    • Private balcony. Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi.
    Price
    Book now now and get the guaranteed best price. 30%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy
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    Prestige Deck 5 Suite

    • Area : 37 m²
    • Capacity : up to 4 passengers per cabin
    • 8m² private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access wifi.
    Price
    Book now now and get the guaranteed best price. 30%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy
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    Owner's Suite

    • Area : 54 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 passengers per cabin
    • The Owner's suite is situated on Deck 6. It has been decorated by French interior designers and will provide you with a breathtakting panoramic sea view.Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed
    • or twin beds Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi.
    Price
    Reference rate, per person  based on  double occupancy

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    LE LYRIAL

    Fourth ship in this superb series loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Lyrial like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 122 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

     

    Interior Design
    We have been inspired by the destinations we visit and decided to create a subtle variation around a palette of blues. Ranging from the luminous delicate grey-blue of the Polar ice to splashes of the vivid turquoise blue found in Mediterranean coves, it also includes the blue light of the future pole star.

     

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    Port of call & excursions

    24 March 2018 - Cape Town

    Overnight at port

    Emabarkation 24/03/2018 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 24/03/2018 at 00H00 .

    25 March 2018 - Cape Town

    25 March 2018 - Cape Town

    Arrival 25/03/2018 at 00H00 . Departure 25/03/2018 at 18H00 .

    Dynamic and peaceful, cosmopolitan and hip, Cape Town offers its visitors a most unique mix. Here, the locals like to say that their city is “the quintessential melting pot of South Africa”. Located in the heart of one of the most beautiful bays in the world and dominated by the famous Table Mountain, it is graced with extraordinary landscapes including sheer cliffs that plunge into the Atlantic Ocean and vast whitesand beaches. We invite you to discover this incredible city, the South African capital of fashion, the art of living, and gastronomy. Further on, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve awaits you and is home to a wide variety of endemic fauna and flora.

    26 March 2018 - At sea

    26 March 2018 - At sea

    Arrival 26/03/2018 at 00H00 . Departure 26/03/2018 at 00H00 .

    27 March 2018 - Port Elizabeth

    27 March 2018 - Port Elizabeth

    Arrival 27/03/2018 at 07H00 . Departure 27/03/2018 at 00H00 .

    28 March 2018 - Port Elizabeth

    28 March 2018 - Port Elizabeth

    Arrival 28/03/2018 at 00H00 . Departure 28/03/2018 at 17H30 .

    29 March 2018 - At sea

    29 March 2018 - At sea

    Arrival 29/03/2018 at 00H00 . Departure 29/03/2018 at 00H00 .

    30 March 2018 - Richards Bay

    30 March 2018 - Richards Bay

    Arrival 30/03/2018 at 07H00 . Departure 30/03/2018 at 18H30 .

    31 March 2018 - Durban

    31 March 2018 - Durban

    Arrival 31/03/2018 at 08H00 . Departure 31/03/2018 at 00H00 .

    1 April 2018 - Durban

    Durban

    Disembarkation 01/04/2018 at 00H00 .

    As your vessel cruises along the coast of Durban, from the exterior decks you will be able to admire the long beaches washed by waves from the Indian Ocean and the skyscrapers that overlook the jacaranda-lined avenues. Not far from there, you will be captivated by the Valley of a Thousand Hills, the ancestral land of the Zulu people. The undulating, soft green hills are home to a multitude of small villages with traditional round huts. In the heart of the Phezulu Safari Park, the beliefs and rituals of the fascinating Zulu culture will be revealed to you and you will be treated to a show that pulsates to the beat of Zulu drums.

    Formalities

    • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

    • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

    • Anti-malarial treatment is recommended (see your doctor) especially if you are participating on one of the pre/post programs in the Kruger National Park.          

    Guest(s)

    Luc Ferry

    Luc Ferry

    Philosopher, Politician and Literary man, Luc FERRY is an specialist of Philosophy and Ph.D. in Political Science. Minister of Youth, Professor and writer, he has received numerous decorations, including the Officer of the Legion of Honor, Commander of the National Order of Merit and Knight of Arts and Letters.On board, you will have the opportunity to attend several conferences in French, on the following subjects: Philosophy of Ecology: Why Northern Europe? Reflection on globalization to understand the present.

    Photo credit : Dominique Fillon

    Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

    A la carte Options

    1. After you cruise

      Panoramic tour, lunch and tranfer to Durban airport (1 day)
      01/04/2018

      $125.00
      Per person, based on double occupancy

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      Safari in the Sabi Sands Reserve, stay at Arathusa Lodge in a standard room - Departure from Durban (4 days/3 nights)
      01/04/2018

      $3,360.00
      Per person, based on double occupancy

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    2. Before your cruise

      One night stay in Cape Town (1 day/1 night)
      23/03/2018

      $400.00
      Per person, based on double occupancy

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    3. Your packages

      Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + Overnight in Cape Town 1N (Pre) + Safari in Kruger National Park 3N (Post)
      23/03/2018

      Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + Overnight in Cape Town 1N (Pre) + Panoramic Tour & Transfer to Durban Airport (Post)
      23/03/2018

    Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.

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