Along the South-African coastline

9 days / 8 nights
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    Along the South-African coastline

    Latin America, Africa

    from 25 March 2017 to 2 April 2017
    9 days / 8 nights

    Departure Port : Cape Town
    Arrival Port : Durban

    Ship : LE LYRIAL

    • Ref : Y250317

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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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    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. 20%off the public rates, 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

    25 March 2017 - Overnight at port

    Cape Town

    Emabarkation 25/03/2017 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 25/03/2017 at 00H00 .

    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.

    25 March 2017 - Overnight at port

    25 March 2017 - Overnight at port

    Arrival 25/03/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 25/03/2017 at 00H00 .

    26 March 2017 - Cape Town

    26 March 2017 - Cape Town

    Arrival 26/03/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 26/03/2017 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.

    27 March 2017 - At sea

    27 March 2017 - At sea

    Arrival 27/03/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 27/03/2017 at 00H00 .

    28 March 2017 - Port Elizabeth

    28 March 2017 - Port Elizabeth

    Arrival 28/03/2017 at 07H00 . Departure 28/03/2017 at 00H00 .

    29 March 2017 - Port Elizabeth

    29 March 2017 - Port Elizabeth

    Arrival 29/03/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 29/03/2017 at 18H00 .

    30 March 2017 - At sea

    30 March 2017 - At sea

    Arrival 30/03/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 30/03/2017 at 00H00 .

    31 March 2017 - Richards Bay

    31 March 2017 - Richards Bay

    Arrival 31/03/2017 at 06H00 . Departure 31/03/2017 at 18H30 .

    1 April 2017 - Durban

    1 April 2017 - Durban

    Arrival 01/04/2017 at 08H00 . Departure 01/04/2017 at 00H00 .

    2 April 2017 - Durban

    Durban

    Disembarkation 02/04/2017 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)

    Desmond Colborne

    Desmond Colborne

    Desmond Colborne has presented South Africa to a wide variety of audiences in France and other countries, in speeches, articles, radio and television programmes. He has also written a book about South Africa.

    In his capacity as Paris director of the South Africa Foundation, a business leadership organisation, he interacted with a variety of leaders in many fields, including presidents Mitterrand and Mandela.

     Educated in South Africa, in Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, and in Montpellier, he was later active in tourism (American Express) and journalism (Swiss Radio) before his Paris assignment.

    He has lately been a freelance lecturer, frequently at the University of Cape Town and on cruise ships in the Mediterranean, Baltic, Indian Ocean and the Amazon and now ‘back home’ in South Africa.

     

     

     

    Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

    Important information

             

    A la carte Options

    1. After you cruise

      Panoramic tour, lunch and tranfer to Durban airport (1 day)
      02/04/2017

      $138.00
      Per person, based on double occupancy

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      Safari in the Sabi Sands reserve departure from Durban - Stay at Arthusa Lodge in bush facing luxury room (4 jours/3 nuits)
      02/04/2017

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    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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