Great Lakes of North America

11 days / 10 nights
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    Great Lakes of North America

    Cruise North America

    from 6 October 2019 to 16 October 2019
    11 days / 10 nights

    Departure Port :
    Arrival Port : Québec

    Ship : LE CHAMPLAIN

    • Ref : C061019

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    In partnership with GEO.  

    Set sail with PONANT aboard Le Champlain for an all-new 11-day cruise discovering the Great Lakes of North America, in the heart of a flamboyant nature full of the colours of the Indian summer.  

    You will leave from Milwaukee, in the US state of Wisconsin, the beginning of your voyage following the footsteps of the first settlers, trappers and Native Americans, before a lovely sailing experience on Lake Michigan, a veritable inland sea.

    The next lake, Lake Huron, boasts a myriad of islands in its northern part, with white rocks capped with conifers plunging into the sapphire waters of the lake. Sumptuous landscapes unveil multiple original panoramas, in particular near Flowerpot Island*, which you will be able to approach by Zodiac®

    Le Champlain will then sail the canal connecting Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. From this call in Port Colborne, you will be able to see the impressive sight of Niagara Falls. These three powerful waterfalls, renowned the world over, are an exquisite natural spectacle.

    Lake Ontario crosses the Thousand Islands archipelago, home to summer houses and migratory seabirds. You will discover Toronto, your last port of call. Cosmopolitan and dynamic, Canada’s largest city will charm you with its museums, parks and gardens. You will finally sail down the Saint Lawrence River to Quebec, your disembarkation port.

    * Zodiac® cruise weather dependant.

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    Highlights

    • A cruise in partnership with GEO.
    • An all-new PONANT cruise crossing four of the five Great Lakes of North America, between the United States and Canada.
    • An itinerary combining nature and culture: picturesque landscapes and geological curiosities, the history of the Native Americans inhabiting the region before European colonisation, charming villages, and metropolises bearing witness to North American economic vitality.
    • After your cruise, the discovery of Quebec, whose old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Possibility of excursion to Niagara Falls.
    • Charming port of call on Mackinac Island, with its preserved Victorian buildings.

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    Staterooms & Suites

    • Deluxe Stateroom
      $14,430
      $7,610
      Not Available
    • Prestige stateroom Deck 4
      $16,190
      $8,490
      Not Available
    • Prestige stateroom Deck 5
      $17,010
      $8,900
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 6
      $17,910
      $9,350
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 3
      $25,230
      $13,010
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      $25,230
      $13,010
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 4
      $25,230
      $13,010
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      $25,230
      $13,010
      Not Available
    • Prestige Suite Deck 5
      $34,470
      $17,630
      Not Available
    • Prestige Suite Deck 6
      $36,210
      $18,500
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 6
      $38,030
      $19,410
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 5
      $38,030
      $19,410
      Not Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      $41,870
      $21,330
      Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      $41,870
      $21,330
      Not Available
    • Owner's Suite
      $43,990
      $22,390
      Not Available
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    Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5

    • Area : 45 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • 40m² 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 acces wifi.
    Price
    Reference rate, per person  based on  double occupancy.   

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    LE CHAMPLAIN

    Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms 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 Champlain 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

    6 October 2019 – Mackinac Island

    Embarkation 06/10/2019 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 06/10/2019 at 18H00 .

    7 October 2019 – Mackinac Island

    7 October 2019 – Mackinac Island

    Arrival 07/10/2019 midday. Departure 07/10/2019 early evening.

    8 October 2019 – Sault-Sainte-Marie

    8 October 2019 – Sault-Sainte-Marie

    Arrival 08/10/2019 early morning. Departure 08/10/2019 late afternoon.

    9 October 2019 – Little Current

    9 October 2019 – Little Current

    Arrival 09/10/2019 midday. Departure 09/10/2019 late afternoon.

    10 October 2019 – Parry Sound

    10 October 2019 – Parry Sound

    Arrival 10/10/2019 early morning. Departure 10/10/2019 late afternoon.

    11 October 2019 – Sailing along Flowerpot Island

    11 October 2019 – Sailing along Flowerpot Island

    Arrival 11/10/2019. Departure 11/10/2019.

    11 October 2019▸12 October 2019 – Sailing Lake Huron

    11 October 2019▸12 October 2019 – Sailing Lake Huron

    Arrival 11/10/2019. Departure 12/10/2019.

    12 October 2019 – Sailing St. Clair River

    12 October 2019 – Sailing St. Clair River

    Arrival 12/10/2019. Departure 12/10/2019.

    12 October 2019 – Sailing Lake Erie

    12 October 2019 – Sailing Lake Erie

    Arrival 12/10/2019. Departure 12/10/2019.

    13 October 2019 – Port Colborne

    13 October 2019 – Port Colborne

    Arrival 13/10/2019 early morning. Departure 13/10/2019 midday.

    13 October 2019 – Going through the Welland Canal locks

    13 October 2019 – Going through the Welland Canal locks

    Arrival 13/10/2019. Departure 13/10/2019.

    14 October 2019 – Sailing along the Thousand Islands

    14 October 2019 – Sailing along the Thousand Islands

    Arrival 14/10/2019. Departure 14/10/2019.

    14 October 2019 – Toronto

    14 October 2019 – Toronto

    Arrival 14/10/2019 early morning. Departure 14/10/2019 midday.

    15 October 2019 – Going through the locks of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Passage

    15 October 2019 – Going through the locks of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Passage

    Arrival 15/10/2019. Departure 15/10/2019.

    16 October 2019▸15 October 2019 – Québec

    Québec

    Disembarkation 16/10/2019 at 08H30 .

    The capital of モLa Belle Provinceヤ sits at the confluence of the St Charles River and the Gulf of St Lawrence in south-east Canada. Founded in the 17th century, the city still has an encircling wall ヨ a historic civil engineering work and the only one of its kind remaining in North America. You will love the postcard-perfect stone houses of Old Quebec, the historic district listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Shopping is a pleasure in pedestrian streets such as Petit-Champlain Street, or you can relax over a spruce beer, seasoned with pine buds. Dufferin Boardwalk, an esplanade near the emblematic Château Frontenac, is the perfect place for views of the river and old city.

    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.

    • 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.

    • USA : Visa may be required. Please contact USA consulate website for details.

    • Canada: Travel by sea - The eTA is not required for US, Australian and British citizens. Other nationalities: a Visa may be required, please contact Canada consulate website for details. http://www.canada.ca/en/index.html

    Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

    Eric Meyer

    Eric Meyer

    Eric Meyer is currently the editor-in-chief of GEO, which is France’s leading travel & news magazine.

    After being appointed as editor-in-chief in March 2010, he broadened the range of GEO brand, by adding GEO Histoire, GEO Extra, GEO Savoir, GEO Art, and Geo Terroirs. GEO has also been published as books and developed as an app for its users.

    As a graduate of the prominent French business school ESSEC, Eric Meyer began his career with the Group Expansion as a journalist for “L’Entreprise,” a business magazine.
    He joined Prisma Media in 1993 as editor-in-chief of “Management” and was later appointed editor-in-chief of various websites in the group.
    In 2000, he founded the magazine Newbiz (Group Tests/Express ) and became its editor-in-chief.
    From 2001 to 2003, he was deputy managing editor of “Le Figaro Magazine,” before launching a start-up company, Arts Magazine.
    In the summer of 2006, Eric Meyer was appointed deputy editor-in-chief of GEO, and associate publisher at Prisma Presse, before taking the position of editor-in chief of the Geo brand in March 2010.

    Eric Meyer is also the author of three books. An essay, "Les Ressuscités," published by Flammarion in 2004, and two novels : "La porte dérobée,” published by Robert Laffont in 2007 and "Les Fils de Ramsès,” published by JC Lattès in 2010.

    He is also a regular runner, tennis player, and cross-country skier.

    He lives in Boulogne, near Paris with his family.

     

    Languages spoken: french , english ,german

    Photo credit: Thierry Suzan

     

    Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

    Pre/Post & Overlands

    1. Before your cruise

      05/10/2019 – Chicago architectural highlights (1 night)

      For your comfort and serenity, this programme benefits from a PONANT accompaniment***.
      The escort, mandated by the company, accompanies you and remains at your disposal during your stay.
      His mission: offering you assistance and facilitating the organisation to ensure the full success of your stay.
      950.00 $ **

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      04/10/2019 – Chicago world's class art and architecture (2 nights)

      For your comfort and serenity, this programme benefits from a PONANT accompaniment***.
      The escort, mandated by the company, accompanies you and remains at your disposal during your stay.
      His mission: offering you assistance and facilitating the organisation to ensure the full success of your stay.
      1620.00 $ **

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    2. After your cruise

      16/10/2019 – A glimpse of Quebec City

      260.00 $ **

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      16/10/2019 – Heritage of Quebec City (1 night)

      890.00 $ **

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    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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