Cape Verde and its islands

8 days / 7 nights
    Excursions included
    Cape Verde and its islands

    Cruise Northern Europe, Africa

    from 12 April 2019 to 19 April 2019
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Praia
    Arrival Port : Praia

    Ship : LE PONANT

    • Ref : PP1845 - P150419

    At the crossroads of two continents, Europe and Africa, PONANT invites you to discover an itinerary rich in encounters at the heart of the Cape Verde Islands.  

    From Santiago, considered to be the most African of the islands, you will set sail aboard Le Ponant for an 8-day cruise far from the main maritime routes and crowded tourist destinations.  

    You will call at the island of São Nicolau, which will delight you with its pristine mountain landscapes, its picturesque capital, Ribeira Brava, its friendly inhabitants and its lively traditions.

    Further west, you will visit Mindelo, the cultural capital of Cape Verde, where the famous morna singer Cesaria Evora was born.  

    You will also visit Santo Antão, an authentic island where you will find the greenest valley on the archipelago, the Paúl Valley. Here, you can enjoy the serenity of the landscapes surrounded by almost tropical vegetation.

    A gigantic volcanic cone emerging from the Ocean, Fogo or “volcano island” is the most unusual in the archipelago. With scenery of savannah and fields of sugar cane, scattered with peaceful hamlets, Fogo offers you extraordinary panoramas.

    Highlights

    • Cidade Velha, the historic centre of Ribeira Grande (island of Santiago), listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Discovering the Cape Verde archipelago and the cultural mix that exists there due to Portuguese, African and Mediterranean influences.
    • The city of Mindelo and its elegant buildings with British and Portuguese colonial influences.
    • The wild west, the small villages and the fishermen in Porto Novo.
    • The sugar cane plantations and savannah on Fogo, the volcano island.
    • The beautiful fine-sand beaches on Maio and Boa Vista.

    Excursions included

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      Mythical destinations and secret ports of call only accessible to small capacity yachts. Ponant’s signature are Frenchstyle cuisine in a welcoming and intimate environment, discreet yet attentive service where no attention to detail is spared, unforgettable moments of relaxation aboard elegant French flag yachts of character. A sophisticated yet friendly atmosphere, in which, emotions, discovery and the quest for authenticity all take priority. Experience cruising in a different way and discover the magic of « Yacht Cruising ».

      Given her size, shallow draft and a design that is very open to the sea (large sundeck, outdoor restaurant, easy access to the sea for swimming from her marina), Le Ponant, PONANT’s symbolic flagship gives passengers the feeling they are on a private yacht. The 32 staterooms all have a port hole and are tastefully decorated in a harmony of blues and whites. Two comfortable lounges and two restaurants complete the intimate spaces on this beautiful yacht.

       

       

      Port of call & excursions

      Formalities

      On this cruise, one excursion per day, per port of call and per person is free from the selection of free tours.

      Free excursions are available for consultation under "port of call & excursions" tab from January 2018.

       

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