Jewels of England’s Southern Shores
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- A cruise marked by the romantic and bucolic charm of England’s south coast.
- UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Jurassic Coast, famous for its fossils and its dinosaur footprints.
- From Poole, visit Stonehenge.
- Stop at Kinsale, regarded as the most beautiful village in Ireland.
Staterooms & Suites
Deluxe Stateroom $3,250 Available Prestige Deck 4 $3,610 Available Prestige Deck 5 $3,780 Available Prestige Deck 6 $3,950 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 5 $5,430 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 3 $7,530 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 4 $5,430 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 6 $5,430 Available Prestige Deck 5 Suite $7,310 Available Prestige Deck 6 Suite $7,660 Available Privilege Suite Deck 6 $8,030 Available Privilege Suite Deck 5 $8,030 Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6 $8,810 Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5 $8,810 Available Owner's Suite $12,960 Available
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 fourth ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Dumont d'Urville 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
LondonEmbarkation 06/05/2020 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 06/05/2020 at 23H59 .
The main residence of the British monarch, financial hub and seat of British government, London is the economic and cultural heart of the country. A city of contrasts, attached to its traditions while buzzing with modernity, the capital of the United Kingdom has countless historic districts and notable sites to explore. From Hyde Park to the City through Westminster and Trafalgar Square, get ready to take on Londonﾒs frenetic tempo. In between a visit to the National Gallery, a stroll through Covent Garden and a trip to Tower Bridge, you can take a quiet breather in one of Londonﾒs many beautiful parks and gardens.
7 May 2020 – DoverArrival 07/05/2020 midday. Departure 07/05/2020 early evening.
8 May 2020 – Isle of WightArrival 08/05/2020 early morning. Departure 08/05/2020 early afternoon.
Lying just off Englandﾒs south coast, the Isle of Wight has been a popular holiday spot since Queen Victoria decided to spend her summers here. Osborne House, the vast Italianate villa she had built, is now open to the public. The east of the island is rimmed by splendid beaches bordered by quaint seaside resorts. In the west, thereﾒs a change of scenery: Alum Bayﾒs distinctive sandstone cliffs and the famous Needles, three rocky spurs rising out of the sea. A temperate climate coupled with rural landscapes and pretty villages make the Isle of Wight a charming destination.
9 May 2020 – Isles of ScillyArrival 09/05/2020 early morning. Departure 09/05/2020 late afternoon.
Nestling in the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, at the south west tip of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly form a small British island chain whose climate, landscapes and lifestyle are unlike any other and seem to have come straight from an Enid Blyton story. Here, everything resembles a tropical paradise. The long sandy beaches run alongside lush green meadows teeming with semi-exotic flowers, whilst the ruins of ancient castles loom from the tops of the hills. Veritable havens of peace that inspired the legendary Avalon of King Arthur, they are today listed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the rugged coastline plays host to wildlife that is as varied as it is exceptional, including the very rare Atlantic grey seal.
10 May 2020 – KinsaleArrival 10/05/2020 early morning. Departure 10/05/2020 midday.
Considered Ireland’s most beautiful village, Kinsale will captivate you with its sublime natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Located at the mouth of the Bandon River in County Cork, this charming little port is home to picturesque streets lined with colourful houses, art galleries and theatres, as well as to a 17th-century fort. Not far away, perched on a rocky promontory, stands the Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse: still in operation today, it has magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean.
11 May 2020 – DartmouthArrival 11/05/2020 early morning. Departure 11/05/2020 late afternoon.
Succumb to the charming setting of the small town of Dartmouth in the county of Devon, South-East England. Set in the heart of lush scenery, on the banks of the River Dart’s estuary, the town’s magnificent landscapes are typical of English countryside. Its picturesque paved streets will let you discover sumptuous half-timbered houses dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries while, on the northern bank of the river, you will be able to admire former fishermen’s houses in their pastel colours. Now a popular tourist destination, this small port town has nonetheless managed to retain its relaxing and romantic atmosphere.
12 May 2020 – Sailing along Jurassic CoastArrival 12/05/2020. Departure 12/05/2020.
In southern England, discover the coastline of Dorset and East Devon, also called the Jurassic Coast in reference to the many fossils from that period found there. Stretching more than 150 km, the “Pearl of Dorset” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its geological interest. Aboard your ship, admire the site’s spectacular white chalk cliffs, home to many sea birds. The scenery, constantly changing with the light, and the different creeks and beaches situated at the feet of these gigantic rock formations, will give you the opportunity to take superb photos. Perhaps you will also be able to glimpse Durdle Door, this natural arch carved out of the rock by erosion.
12 May 2020 – PooleArrival 12/05/2020 midday. Departure 12/05/2020 early evening.
PortsmouthDisembarkation 13/05/2020 at 07H00 .
Located to the south-east of London, Portsmouth is one of the three most important military ports in England. This maritime tradition takes shape in the Historic Dockyard, the home of Portsmouth's arsenal, where emblematic ships are to be found, including HMS Victory, captained by Admiral Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. The home town of Charles Dickens, and the adopted home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the celebrated adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Portsmouth is not short of attractions with its parks, sea fronts and city walls. The Spinnaker Tower, taking the form of a great sail and soaring from 170 metres into the air, is one of the highest monuments in the United Kingdom and offers impressive views of the city.
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.
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** Prices per person, based on double occupancy