In the Wake of the Vikings

9 days / 8 nights
    New itinerary
    Return flight included

    In the Wake of the Vikings

    Transfer + Flight Bergen / Paris

    The Arctic, Northern Europe

    from 14 August 2018 to 22 August 2018
    9 days / 8 nights

    Departure Port : Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur
    Arrival Port : Bergen

    Ship : LE LAPÉROUSE

    • Ref : RB025 - R140818

    Discover Northern Europe and its islands thanks to this new itinerary designed by Ponant.

    From Iceland, your 9-day cruise aboard Le Lapérouse—one of the latest additions to our fleet -will take you to Norway, via Scotland, the Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands, for a journey to the lands of legends.

    Reykjavik is the most northerly capital in the world, lying slightly above the 64th parallel. Houses with colourful roofs line its streets and this, coupled with the many ducks in its lake, produces a picture postcard setting. It boasts real cultural riches, particularly in contemporary art, notably with the Reykjavik Art Museum.

    You will then discover Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the Westmann Islands. Fishing is the main source of income in this exceptional site. You can admire its volcanoes and its almost-desert like landscapes.

    Le Lapérouse will then take you to Seydisfjordur, one of the most picturesque ports in the country and the gateway to a 1250 hectare nature reserve that is home to a multitude of birds.

    You will then reach Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland, home to sea birds, gannets, shags, grey petrels and many other animals. Then it will be the Shetland Islands and the port of Lerwick. This port is well known because just a few kilometres inland lie the remarkable ruins of Scalloway Castle, built in 1600.

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    Prestige Deck 6

    • Area : 19 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 passengers per cabin
    • 4m² private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) 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. 15%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy
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    Privilege Suite Deck 6

    • Area : 32 m²
    • Capacity : up to 4 passengers per cabin
    • 8m² private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Bathtub
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) 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. 15%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy
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    Privilege Suite Deck 5

    • Area : 32 m²
    • Capacity : up to 4 passengers per cabin
    • 8m² private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Bathtub
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) 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. 15%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy
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    Owner's Suite

    • Area : 45 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 passengers per cabin
    • 30mprivate balcony
    •  Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed
    • or twin beds Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) 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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    Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

    As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Lapérouse will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

    Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.

    Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

    Port of call & excursions

    14 August 2018 - Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur

    Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur

    Emabarkation 14/08/2018 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 14/08/2018 at 00H00 .

    This attractive harbour city is located just a few kilometres from the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik Arriving by sea, youメll see fishing boats moored in Hafnarfjörðurメs baysᅠ and volcanic rocks; ᅠHafnarfjörður is built on an ancient field of lava flow. In the town centre, basalt rocks point you in the direction of the historic houses of Sivertsen and Siggubær : their interiors and period furniture bring old Iceland back to life before your very eyes. Not far from here is a spectacular coastal walk and warm geothermal pools.

    15 August 2018 - Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur

    15 August 2018 - Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur

    Arrival 15/08/2018 at 00H00 . Departure 15/08/2018 at 18H00 .

    This attractive harbour city is located just a few kilometres from the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik Arriving by sea, youメll see fishing boats moored in Hafnarfjörðurメs baysᅠ and volcanic rocks; ᅠHafnarfjörður is built on an ancient field of lava flow. In the town centre, basalt rocks point you in the direction of the historic houses of Sivertsen and Siggubær : their interiors and period furniture bring old Iceland back to life before your very eyes. Not far from here is a spectacular coastal walk and warm geothermal pools.

    16 August 2018 - Heimaey

    16 August 2018 - Heimaey

    Arrival 16/08/2018 at 07H00 . Departure 16/08/2018 at 12H00 .

    This land seated off the southern coast of Iceland is the largest of the Vestmann islands, and is the only inhabited island in the archipelago. The steep Edfell volcanoes and the green prairies of Herjólfsdalur offer rich contrast of nature. On the Stórhöfði road, look out over grey sand beaches and cliffs carved out by the Arctic ocean. From here, you can also see the bronze landscapes of the mountaintops. You could visit Eldheimar, an ultra-modern and interactive museum which traces the volcanic eruption has experienced Heimaey in 1973.

    17 August 2018 - Seydisfjordur

    17 August 2018 - Seydisfjordur

    Arrival 17/08/2018 at 09H30 . Departure 17/08/2018 at 15H00 .

    18 August 2018 - At sea

    18 August 2018 - At sea

    Arrival 18/08/2018 at 00H00 . Departure 18/08/2018 at 00H00 .

    19 August 2018 - Stornoway, Scotland

    19 August 2018 - Stornoway, Scotland

    Arrival 19/08/2018 at 09H00 . Departure 19/08/2018 at 17H00 .

    Stornoway is the main town on the island of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides. This old fishing harbour is an excellent base for a journey of discovery on the biggest of the Western Isles; the northern two-thirds being Lewis and the southern third Harris. But before you head off, take a stroll through the leafy alleys of Lady Lever Park, which features an impressive variety of trees planted by the famous 19th-century trader James Matheson. This delightful haven of greenery also offers a superb view of the harbour.

    20 August 2018 - Kirkwall (Scotland)

    20 August 2018 - Kirkwall (Scotland)

    Arrival 20/08/2018 at 07H00 . Departure 20/08/2018 at 19H00 .

    Capital of the Orkney archipelago, Kirkwall, which means “church bay”, is an ideal stopover before continuing on to the Northern Isles. Sheltered in a wide bay, the lively town welcomes the visitor with its charming paved alleyways edged by old houses and craft shops. Tankerness House, the oldest homestead in the town, is a must-see landmark. But the true architectural treasure of the aptly named Kirkwall is none other than its remarkable red and gold stone cathedral. And because whisky is inseparable from Scotland’s identity, stop at the Highland Park Distillery for a highly instructive visit.

    21 August 2018 - Lerwick

    21 August 2018 - Lerwick

    Arrival 21/08/2018 at 07H00 . Departure 21/08/2018 at 13H00 .

    22 August 2018 - Bergen

    Bergen

    Disembarkation 22/08/2018 at 08H30 .

    Located at the end of Byfjord, Bergen was the capital of Norway in the 12th and 13th Centuries and has preserved some very beautiful monuments from the time when it was home to royalty. Wandering through Bergen’s streets means going back in time, in search of the hidden treasures that have been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. A veritable openair museum, Bergen is home to a thriving artistic community of painters, potters, jewellers. The Bergen cable car offers you a splendid panorama over the port and the surrounding fjords. Do not miss the visit to the old quarter with its narrow streets, a testimony of the power of the hanseatic League that controlled trade in Northern Europe at the end of the Middle Ages.

    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.

    Transfer + Flight Bergen / Paris

    Disembarkation Day                         Bergen / Paris

    Disembarkation

    Meet and greet at the port (English guide).

    Panoramic transfer to the airport in time for flight check in.

    Flight Bergen / Paris selected by PONANT.

    Approximate flight duration: 2:30                   

     

    Note:

     

    • Flights included in the program are in economy class
    • Detailed program including flight schedule will be provided with your “travel document”
    • For passengers in transit in Paris, we recommend to stay one night in Paris after your connecting flight
    • Package subject to availability
    • This program is subject to change

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