Croisière Paris Match

9 days / 8 nights
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    Croisière Paris Match

    Cruise Latin America

    from 25 October 2016 to 2 November 2016
    9 days / 8 nights

    Departure Port : Callao
    Arrival Port : Valparaiso

    Ship : LE BOREAL

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    Embark on board LE BORÉAL for a 9-days 5-star cruise, from Callao to Valparaiso. 

    Let yourself imbue by the colors, smells and flavors of the different regions of this land full of adventure and mysteries. 

    Discover Arica, is Chile's northernmost city and is also known as "The City of Eternal Spring". It is a developing seaside resort. Here you can also see the ruins of ancient cultures. A mild, dry climate and the warm waters for swimming throughout the year make Arica a popular beach resort.

    You will be aboard Le Boréal when you catch your first glimpse of Valparaiso.

    Considered to be one of the most picturesque sites in the central region of Chile, this ”Valley of Paradise“, whose city centre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Valparaiso is today one of the most charismatic and historic ports of South America, dominated by the cable cars that connected the hillsides and the picturesque houses, a veritable rainbow of colours.

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    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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      LE BOREAL

      Like her sisterships, Le Boréal 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 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

      Interior Design
      Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor reflect a nautical mood subtly revisited. Aboard, soothing neutral grey tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”.

      Port of call & excursions

      25 October 2016 – Pisco

      Callao

      Embarkation 25/10/2016 from 16H30 to 17H30 . Departure 25/10/2016 at 19H00 .

      As the country's primary fishing and trading port, Callao is the maritime gateway to Peru. From the town centre, journey on to the capital, Lima, and wander around the Plaza Mayor (formerly Plaza de Armas), crowned with its gorgeous bronze fountain. Embellished with neo-colonial buildings such as the Government Palace or the Cathedral of Lima, the esplanade is a symbol of the city's founding by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. Two streets away is the Monastery of San Francisco, one of the city's best-preserved colonial structures. Further south, don't miss the superb cloisters and patios of the Casona San Marcos.

      26 October 2016 – Pisco

      26 October 2016 – Pisco

      Arrival 26/10/2016 early morning. Departure 26/10/2016 early evening.

      In the south of Peru, discover the small port town of Pisco, named in reference to the Quechua word Pisscu, meaning “bird”. The region is indeed renowned for its wide variety of birdlife that you can observe in the Ballestas Islands. In addition to this exceptionally well-preserved nature, the province also boasts major historical treasures such as the archaeological site of Tambo Colorado, vestige of the Inca civilisation, the Nazca Lines, very precise traces representing geometric figures on the arid earth of the Peruvian plain, or the Candelabra, a mysterious hieroglyph sculpted into the rock by the Paracas, a pre-Inca civilisation.

      27 October 2016 – At sea

      27 October 2016 – At sea

      Arrival 27/10/2016. Departure 27/10/2016.

      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.

      28 October 2016 – Matarani

      28 October 2016 – Matarani

      Arrival 28/10/2016 early morning. Departure 28/10/2016 late afternoon.

      On the southern coast of Peru, the port of Matarani is the doorway into the Arequipa region, one of the most prosperous in the country. From the city, you can get to the famous city of Arequipa, overlooked by three majestic volcanoes, the Misti, the Chacani and the Pichu Pichu. Apart from the Andean mountains, the Matarini region also houses impressive landscapes of desert, scattered with green oasis.  

      29 October 2016 – Arica

      29 October 2016 – Arica

      Arrival 29/10/2016 early morning. Departure 29/10/2016 late afternoon.

      Located at the gateway to the Atacama desert, Arica, the Northernmost town in Chile, owes its reputation to the richness and beauty of its landscapes: long white sandy beaches edging the Pacific, millennial geoglyphs, arid valleys of the cordillera foothills, fertile altiplano and dormant volcanoes are just some of the sites that the “City of Eternal Spring” has in store for you. Let yourself be swept back in time and discover the culture, traditions and mummies of the Chinchorro people, this Indian civilisation, some 7,000 years old, which was the first in the world to develop mummification techniques.

      30 October 2016 – Iquique

      30 October 2016 – Iquique

      Arrival 30/10/2016 early morning. Departure 30/10/2016 early afternoon.

      Coastal town in the north of Chile, capital of the Tarapacà region, Iquique enjoys a unique location between the Pacific and the cliffs of the Cordillera de la Costa. Although the bustle of its harbour makes this a modern city, it also has many admirable relics from Chile’s past. You’ll love to stroll in the old centre, which is one of many preserved structures, such as the old aristocratic district of Paseo Baquedano or the neoclassical style municipal theatre.

      31 October 2016 – At sea

      31 October 2016 – At sea

      Arrival 31/10/2016. Departure 31/10/2016.

      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.

      1 November 2016 – Coquimbo

      1 November 2016 – Coquimbo

      Arrival 01/11/2016 early morning. Departure 01/11/2016 early afternoon.

      On Chile'sᅠNorte Chico (Little North) is the port of Coquimbo where peace and harmony reign, sheltered in the inlet of the La Herradura Bay. This charming seaside town is mere minutes away from La Serena. Set off to discover this site along the Pacific Ocean and its spectacular sandy beaches. Founded in 1544, this old town has retained its beautiful colonial architecture that bears traces of Spanish and neoclassical influences. Venture deeper inland to the Elqui Valley, one of the country's largest and most spectacular. This valley was the birthplace of Gabriela Mistral, the renowned poet, and is also where Chile's famous pisco is made.

      2 November 2016▸1 November 2016 – Valparaiso

      Valparaiso

      Disembarkation 02/11/2016 at 08H00 .

      Located about 100 kilometres south of Santiago, the legendary Valparaiso is the second largest city in Chile. It is also a splendid city, full of history: two qualities justifying its nickname “gem of the Pacific” and its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can stroll along the steep streets, on foot or by cable car, and explore the many admirable sites like the delicate Iglesia de la Matriz, Sotomayor square, Bellavista hill, or Sebastiana house where the author Pablo Neruda lived. At every turning, you’ll get a refreshing view of the sea.

      Formalities

      • 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.

      • 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.

      Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

      Patrick Baudry

      Patrick Baudry

      Patrick Baudry is a retired Lieutenant-Colonel from the French Air Force and second Frenchman to become an astronaut for the French government space agency, CNES.

      Selected in 1980 by CNES (National Centre for Space Studies) to form the first group of French cosmonauts with Jean-Loup Chrétien, he trained at the Soviet Russian Star City centre near Moscow until 1982. He qualified on the Soyouz-T and Saliout 7 spacecraft, and was a member of the back-up crew for the first France-Soviet space flight. For the flight he learned how to do scientific experiments in physiology, biology, astrophysics and processing of material in space.

      In 1986, Patrick Baudry was appointed advisor for manned-flights to the Aérospatiale president. He participated in the Hermès programme as test pilot of the European space shuttle programme until it ended.

      He then joined Airbus as a test pilot contributing to development of a range of models, including the A320 and A380, and did flying demonstrations at major world trade fairs.

      A founding member and President of the Association of European Astronauts, he is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Space Explorers, and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics and the Air and Space Academy.

      Today, Patrick Baudry is a writer, speaker and consultant for aeronautical and space activities, dividing his time between talks he gives for companies or individuals, and consultancy missions in France and abroad.

      Languages spoken: French, English, Russian

       

      Photo credit: Jean Daniel Lorieux

       

      Marc Brincourt

      Marc Brincourt

      Exhibition curator and author, he is the man nicknamed “the Paris Match eye”, so precise and accurate is his knowledge of photographic archives.

      Language spoken: French

       

      Photo credit: ARR

      Philippe Legrand

      Philippe Legrand

      Journalist, author, speaker and Director of Communications, Philippe Legrand joined Paris Match in the nineties. He presents "Face Caméra’" in the Sunday programme, "L’Émission du Dimanche", on France 3, and for the last four years has been the leading light behind "Paris Match Cruises with PONANT’" His ninth book is called "Les Pantouflards" (Éd. Economica).

      Language spoken: French

       

      Photo credit: ARR

      Stéphanie Cassan

      Stéphanie Cassan

      After the bachelor’s degree and a year in preparatory class (hypokhagne), Stéphanie Cassan did a  History&German degree before getting a MA degree in Political Science (Panthéon Sorbonne). First interested in being a journalist, she began to work for specialized magazines (property sector, construction industry, theater). 

      Then she decides to move towards a career in communication and starts as communications chief in a major food group. 

      She founds in 2005 her own communications agency Virages.S without giving up her passion for writing through two novels she wrote, Virage in 2007 and SDF Sans difficultés financières in 2010. 

      Specialized in communication and event marketing, every year her agency organize events around sports (golf, urban football, bocce) in France and Morocco. It has been more than 20 years that she lives between France and Morocco where she founded another agency Stefevents. Very concerned by the associative world, she makes « celebrities » supporting causes she defends : Huntington France to make a commitment for research, C.C.S.F in Morocco in order to help the moroccan girls from the countryside to attend school. 

      She also does communications consultancy for an institute of food nutrition and salutation Libre Forme 8. She is at the source of an editorial project under the theme « culinary recipes and life recipes ». Wholesome food to stay healthy. A recipe = a philosophical though = a way of living. A recipe to the pursuit of happiness at the table ? A food recipe for a spirit recipe. The benefits of this book will be given to an association.

       

      Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

      Important information

      For passengers who booked a Machu Picchu program: A medical certificate is compulsory. The city of Cuzco’s altitude is around 3 350 meters

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. Before your cruise

        21/10/2016 – Pre Cruise Machu Picchu, Inca Sacred Land

        7838.00 $ **
      Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
      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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