From Canada to Mexico
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- An exceptional cruise along the west coast of North America, across 3 countries: Canada, the United States and Mexico.
- Embarkation in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, a stunning natural harbour surrounded by forest.
- Discover Canada’s elegant city of Victoria, where British, European and Asian traditions mingle.
- Visit San Francisco and Los Angeles, the two Californian rivals, from Golden Gate Bridge to Hollywood’s stars.
- Stop in San Diego, where the sun shines year round.
- Staterooms & Suites
- Port of call & excursions
- Guest(s) Lecturer(s)
- Pre/Post & Overlands
Staterooms & Suites
Superior Stateroom $5,450 Available Deluxe Stateroom $5,860 Available Prestige Deck 4 $6,180 Available Prestige Deck 5 $6,360 Available Prestige Deck 6 $6,530 Available Deluxe Suite $8,690 Available Prestige Deck 5 Suite $9,330 Available Prestige Deck 6 Suite $9,600 Available Owner's Suite $13,110 Available
In May 2011, l'Austral joined PONANT's fleet. This superb mega-yacht with 132 staterooms is the result of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. L'Austral remains faithful to our philosophy - to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being.
A sleek silhouette softened by elegantly smooth contours and large, arched windows opening up to the sea and the light: so many features come together to give L’Austral her distinctive shape. Precious materials, discreet elegance and a perfect balance between chic and casual, combine to make you feel as if you are on your own private yacht. A design blending tradition and innovation, where a nautical mood has been subtly recreated. A welcoming atmosphere of relaxed sophistication revolves around shades of grey, taupe, white and ivory enlivened by touches of cinnamon, caramel and tan.. So many personal touches create the spirit of a “private yacht.”
You will encounter unique itineraries, calls inaccessible to large ships, chic and elegant yacht-like ambiance, refined and personalized service as well as gastronomic cuisine.
Port of call & excursions
VancouverEmbarkation 29/09/2019 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 29/09/2019 at 18H00 .
Verdant and cosmopolitan, Vancouver is one of Canadaﾒs most multi-cultural cities. Located in British Columbia on Canadaﾒs west coast, itﾒs surrounded by mountains and outdoor activities are popular. In the city, you can immerse yourself in the Asian atmosphere of bustling Chinatown, shop for pashminas and silk saris at the Punjabi Market Indian district and explore the historic area of ﾠGastown. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses important First Nations collections. Granville Island Jetty is a fascinating revitalised industrial area that hosts galleries, restaurants and a huge produce market.
30 September 2019 – VictoriaArrival 30/09/2019 early morning. Departure 30/09/2019 midday.
The capital of British Columbia lies to the south of Vancouver Island. The combination of British, European and Asian traditions and influences makes the dynamic city of Victoria a place of contrasts with a great quality of life. The mild climate, far from the rigours of the rest of Canada, means there are beautiful parks and gardens throughout the city. The narrow streets of Old Victoria will take you to Chinatown, the oldest and most colourful in Canada. Between mountain and ocean, forest and beaches, bathed by the warm Pacific currents, nature is exuberant. Marine life is abundant and many species of whales even come to reproduce in the bay.
1 October 2019▸2 October 2019 – At seaArrival 01/10/2019. Departure 02/10/2019.
3 October 2019 – San FranciscoArrival 03/10/2019 early morning. Departure 03/10/2019 evening.
As America's third most popular tourist destination, this Californian city boasts an impressive cultural legacy. The main arteries of Van Ness Avenue, Market Street and the Embarcadero district are perfect for seafront strolling, as is the awe-inspiring Golden Gate Bridge, built in 1937 and a symbol of the San Francisco Bay. The bridge connects the city to the charming small town of Sausalito, a former hotbed of counter-culture turned boho enclave. Prepare to be bedazzled by its multicoloured floating homes. Among the dizzying array of curiosities to be discovered here, drop in to Chinatown, a veritable city within a city and home to the largest Chinese community outside of China.
4 October 2019 – MontereyArrival 04/10/2019 early morning. Departure 04/10/2019 midday.
This old fishing port on the west coast of the United States is the former capital of California. Although the sardine trade has no longer been in operation since the 1950s, the little town has kept all its charm and authenticity. Especially thanks to its aquarium, one of the largest in North America, which presents more than 600 species of ocean marine fauna. You can stroll at your leisure in Fisherman's Wharf, a very pleasant marina that offers several restaurants and souvenir shops, not forgetting Cannery Row.
5 October 2019 – Los AngelesArrival 05/10/2019 midday. Departure 05/10/2019 late evening.
Los Angeles or the Californian city of excess... The emblematic city of the United States West Coast is worthy of its reputation. The contrast between its glass skyscrapers soaring upwards in a breathtaking tangle of freeways and highways, its small bungalows and its nearly four million inhabitants makes the "city of angels" one of the most energetic places in the world. From Venice Beach to Hollywood via Beverly Hills, do not miss these world-famous places, testimony to the magic of the film industry and the American Way of Life. Also, fall under the spell of the most famous sidewalk in the world, the Walk of Fame, where the greatest stars have left their mark!
6 October 2019 – San DiegoArrival 06/10/2019 early morning. Departure 06/10/2019 late afternoon.
To the south of California, close to the border with Mexico, San Diego enjoys a privileged natural environment on the shores of the Pacific. One of the largest fleets of US Navy vessels is stationed in this strategic port. The sunny climate and the beautiful sandy beaches compete for visitors’ attention with the picturesque historic districts such as the Gaslamp Quarter, always lit up at dusk by gas lamps, a real journey back in time. Do not miss Balboa Park and its museums as well as San Diego Zoo, one of the most beautiful zoos in the world, home to a large number of endangered species. But the show also continues on the surrounding beaches where it is not uncommon to come across sealions!
7 October 2019▸8 October 2019 – At seaArrival 07/10/2019. Departure 08/10/2019.
9 October 2019 – Cabo San LucasArrival 09/10/2019 early morning. Departure 09/10/2019 late afternoon.
A seaside resort located at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico, where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean come together, Cabo San Lucas has much to offer. Famous for its rock formation emerging from the ocean and its magnificent white sand beaches, the small town also has lively nightlife. Surrounded by charming landscapes, between arid deserts dotted with cacti and spectacular rocky pinnacles, this very popular destination will certainly win you over.
10 October 2019 – At seaArrival 10/10/2019. Departure 10/10/2019.
Puerto VallartaDisembarkation 11/10/2019 at 07H00 .
On Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Puerto Vallarta is a lively seaside resort that has been very popular since the biggest movie stars of the 1970s came to film in its enchanting setting. Protected by the verdant slopes of the peaks of the Sierra Madre Occidental, the town is bathed by the gentle, calm and brilliant blue waters of the Bahía de Banderas. Don’t miss the chance to stroll along the colourful and paved little streets of old Vallarta, where many artisans and art galleries have taken up residence, and to admire the sunset over the bay from the Malecón (the promenade).
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.
Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.
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.
Canada: Entry (or transit) by air - The eTA is required for Australian and British citizens, US citizens are exempt. Other nationalities, please contact Canada consulate website for details. http://www.canada.ca/en/index.html
USA : Visa may be required. Please contact USA consulate website for details.
Professor of philosophy & political sciences with a PhD in political sciences, and former Minister of Youth, Education and Research, Luc Ferry has written numerous books including “Apprendre à vivre - Traité de philosophie à l’usage des jeunes générations et 7 façons d’être heureux ou les paradoxes du bonheur.”
Language spoken : French
Photo credit : Dominique Fillon
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** Prices per person, based on double occupancy