Baffin Bay Secrets

14 days / 13 nights
    Expedition
    Roundtrip flight included
    Baffin Bay Secrets
    Flight Paris / Kangerlussuaq + transfers + flight Kangerlussuaq / Paris

    Cruise The Arctic

    from 16 July 2020 to 29 July 2020
    14 days / 13 nights

    Departure Port : Kangerlussuaq
    Arrival Port : Kangerlussuaq

    Ship : L'AUSTRAL

    • Ref : KK1445 - A160720

    PONANT invites you to set sail aboard L'Austral for a memorable 14-day expedition cruise to the discovery of Baffin Bay. You will embark in Kangerlussuaq for an unforgettable journey in the heart of the most magnificent Arctic landscapes.  

    The first destination is the North-West coast of Greenland which will welcome you with its majestic icebergscolourful villages encircled by mountains and its basalt formations. This is the ideal opportunity for meeting the local population and learning about Greenland Inuit culture.  

    The North of Greenland will then reveal its remote villages of peat houses where the last bear hunters and narwhal fishers live in the middle of the Arctic tundra according to their ancestral traditions. You will also see the remains of ancient Inuit civilisations and will discover Savissivik, the largest “iceberg graveyard” in Greenland.

    During the last days of your cruise, L'Austral will sail along the eastern coast of Baffin Island, in the Nunavut, Canada. With its immense cliffs, bird colonies and fjords, this destination will definitely delight you.

    We are privileged guests in these remote lands where we are at the mercy of weather, ice, tidal and current conditions. Landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each PONANT cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the AECO. 

    • Free parka Free parka
    • Naturalists Naturalists
    • Free boot rental Free boot rental
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    Highlights

    • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
    • Hiking opportunity.
    • Visit traditional villages and encounter the Inuit people.
    • Disko Bay, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see the Northern Hemisphere’s largest icebergs.
    • Landscapes: ice floes, jagged mountains, icebergs, ice caps, steep-sided valleys, sheer cliffs, huge glaciers.
    • Wildlife: polar bears, Arctic terns, walruses, whales, musk oxen.

    Staterooms & Suites

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      L'AUSTRAL

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      L'AUSTRAL

      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

      Formalities

      Flight Paris / Kangerlussuaq + transfers + flight Kangerlussuaq / Paris

      For your serenity, PONANT selects flights and organizes the transfers between the airport and the port (and vice-versa). This package is included in your cruise fare 

      Embarkation Day - Paris/Kangerlussuaq

      Flight Paris/Kangerlussuaq selected by PONANT.

      Approximate flight duration: 4 hours, 40 min.

      Meet and greet at airport.

      Transfer to the pier for embarkation.

       

      – Cruise on board your ship –

       

      Disembarkation Day - Kangerlussuaq/Paris

      Disembarkation.

      Meet and great at the port.

      Transfer to the airport in time for flight check in.

      Flight Kangerlussuaq/Paris selected by PONANT.

      Approximate flight duration: 4 hours, 40 min.

       

      Your programme includes:

      • Flights Paris/Kangerlussuaq and Kangerlussuaq/Paris selected by PONANT in economy class
      • Transfers as per programme.
      • Assistance from our local representative.

      Your programme does not include:

      • Tips for the local guide.
      • Personal expenses.
      • Other services not mentioned in the programme.

       

      Please note:

      Tourist infrastructures are very limited in Kangerlussuaq. We kindly ask you for your flexibility and understanding:

      • Due to limited local transportation resources, waiting might be generated.
      • Due to local transportation conditions, comfort is basic and carry on could be limited on board the buses used for the passengers transfer to the airport (if too large the carry on could be transferred with the main luggage). The use of a back pack is suggested.
      • Due to limited human resource, please note that drivers act as guides.
      • For passengers in transit in Paris, it is recommended to stay one night in Paris before and after your connecting flight.
      • Programme and flight schedule are subject to change.

       

      To know your PONANT flight schedule, please contact your travel agent; it is also indicated on your electronic ticket included in your travel documents. Passengers must check in at least two hours before flight departure time.

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