Icelandic Mosaic

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    Icelandic Mosaic

    Cruise The Arctic

    from 19 June 2018 to 26 June 2018
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Reykjavík
    Arrival Port : Reykjavík

    Ship : LE LAPEROUSE

    • Ref : R190618

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    Discover Iceland and the Arctic Circle with PONANT, and follow in the footsteps of the Vikings with this brand new cruise.

    For 8 days, Le Lapérouse, one of the most recent additions to our fleet, will take you to extreme lands, a paradise for birdlife.

    Iceland is the starting point of this adventure and will captivate you with its breathtaking scenery. Glaciers, lava fields, geysers and steam baths – this is undoubtedly the place of all the superlatives.

    Reykjavik is the most northerly capital in the world, lying slightly above the 64th parallel. Houses with colourful roofs line its streets and this, coupled with the many ducks in its lake, produces a picture postcard setting. It boasts real cultural riches, particularly in contemporary art, notably with the Reykjavik Art Museum.

    During the cruise, Le Lapérouse will reach the Arctic Circle, as well as the small and remote island of Grimsey. Here it is the kingdom of birds such as guillemots and puffins. Its volcanic rock forms splendid basaltic columns in certain areas.

    You will also call at Seydisfjordur, one of the most picturesque ports in the country and the gateway to a 1250 hectare nature reserve that is home to a multitude of birds.

    To conclude you will discover Heimaey. The only inhabited island in the Westmann Islands, fishing is the main source of income in this exceptional site. You can admire its volcanoes and its almost-desert like landscapes.

    Your voyage will conclude in Reykjavik, leaving you with the memories of some unique moments.

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    Highlights

    • Discovery of Reykjavik, capital of Iceland.
    • Optional Golden Circle excursion: the 3 most emblematic sites in Iceland.
    • Crossing the Arctic circle.
    • Landscapes: vast glaciers, breathtaking fjords, volcanic rock, basalt pillars, jagged cliffs and geysers.
    • Wildlife: Atlantic puffins, Northern gannets, Arctic terns, Minke whales, humpback whales, Icelandic horses.
    • A passionate lecturer on board.

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    Staterooms & Suites

    • Deluxe Stateroom
      $10,410
      $5,480
      Not Available
    • Prestige stateroom Deck 4
      $11,650
      $6,100
      Not Available
    • Prestige stateroom Deck 5
      $12,230
      $6,390
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 6
      $12,830
      $6,690
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 3
      $17,930
      $9,240
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      $17,930
      $9,240
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 4
      $17,930
      $9,240
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      $17,930
      $9,240
      Not Available
    • Prestige Suite Deck 5
      $24,370
      $12,460
      Not Available
    • Prestige Suite Deck 6
      $25,570
      $13,060
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 6
      $26,850
      $13,700
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 5
      $26,850
      $13,700
      Not Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      $29,550
      $15,050
      Not Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      $29,550
      $15,050
      Not Available
    • Owner's Suite
      $30,990
      $15,770
      Not Available
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    LE LAPEROUSE

    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 Lapérouse 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

    19 June 2018 – Isafjördur

    Reykjavík

    Embarkation 19/06/2018 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 19/06/2018 at 18H00 .

    Iceland’s capital stretches along the edge of a vast bay in the west of the country. For a panoramic view of the lush, green landscapes, make your way to Perlan, the “Pearl of Reykjavík”, alarge environmental structure located on ’Oskjuhlið hill. Look out for the signpost showing the way to the evangelical Hallgrímskirkja church, and to the historical centre where you can stroll along the Skólavördustígur and the Laugavegur. The little shops in these lively streets will entice you to do a bit of shopping. For some relaxation just outside of the city, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Reykjanes peninsula and its famous thermal lagoons of the Blue Lagoon.

    20 June 2018 – Isafjördur

    20 June 2018 – Isafjördur

    Arrival 20/06/2018 midday. Departure 20/06/2018 early evening.

    Your ship will take you to the heart of the fjords of North-West Iceland, a wild land of lost valleys and steep cliffs, where man struggles to survive. In this very isolated region we find the Isafjörður fjord, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the country, mainly for its relief, forged by many very ancient basaltic flows. The town of Isafjörður, which nestles at the back of its fjord, between imposing mountains, is a delightful little town that lives exclusively from fishing. The capital of the Western fjords, its old wooden houses bear witness to its past as a major fishing port.

    20 June 2018 – Crossing the Arctic Circle 

    20 June 2018 – Crossing the Arctic Circle 

    Arrival 20/06/2018. Departure 20/06/2018.

    On board your ship, cross the mythical line of the Arctic Circle. This famous parallel runs at around 66° 33’ latitude north. Often considered the gateway to the Arctic, it is simply the latitude from which it is possible to observe the midnight sun at least once in the year. Once over the Circle, during the summer months, you will therefore be able to sail in permanent daylight and the low light that is so particular to the polar regions. A unique moment, which will doubtless remain one of the highlights of your cruise.

    21 June 2018 – Sailing around the island of Grímsey

    21 June 2018 – Sailing around the island of Grímsey

    Arrival 21/06/2018. Departure 21/06/2018.

    Grímsey is a small island located 40 km North of mainland Iceland. It was formed by volcanic rock that has generated majestic basalt pillars. The island has been inhabited since the Vikings came to Iceland and legend has it that it is named after the colonial sailor Grìmur, who sailed from the region of Sogn in Norway. This site is home to fabulous wildlife, with many bird colonies having chosen to nest along the jagged cliffs, such as the ‘‘clowns of the sea’’ known as the Atlantic Puffins. While many travellers come here in order to cross the invisible line into the Arctic Circle, the island is also famed as a place to observe the midnight sun.

    21 June 2018 – Grímsey

    21 June 2018 – Grímsey

    Arrival 21/06/2018 midday. Departure 21/06/2018 early evening.

    Grimsey is the northernmost island of Iceland surging from the Arctic ocean, with the Arctic circle running through the island. Its contrasted contours are surprising. From Grímseyjarhreppur, the island’s only town located on the west coast, then heading due south, you can take in the beauty of the hillsides, lushly carpeted with moss and grass. On the rest of the coastline, imposing basalt cliffs inhabited by sea birds stand proud.

    22 June 2018 – Akureyri

    22 June 2018 – Akureyri

    Arrival 22/06/2018 early morning. Departure 22/06/2018 late afternoon.

    The elegant city of Akureyri is located very close to the Arctic circle, tucked away in the Eyjafjörður fjord. It displays a stunning palette of colours: blue waters in the harbour, bronze mountain ash on the squares and brightly-coloured houses in the historical centre. As you walk along the cobbled streets, you’ll come across rows of terraces with wooden furniture. A vast stairway cut into the hillside leads you up to the emblematic feature of the town, namely the Akureyrarkirkja church. You’ll be amazed by the very beautiful botanical garden made possible by a microclimate.

    23 June 2018 – Seydisfjördur

    23 June 2018 – Seydisfjördur

    Arrival 23/06/2018 midday. Departure 23/06/2018 late afternoon.

    At the end of your journey through the heart of a very beautiful 17-km-long fjord, discover Seyðisfjörður, on the north-east coast of Iceland. Its typically Scandinavian, colourful houses and small blue church stand in the middle of an enchanting setting, between rivers and waterfalls. The village, surrounded on all sides by mountains with snow-topped peaks, has around 700 inhabitants. This small fishing port with a very picturesque charm is not far from Skálanes, a nature reserve of more than 1,000 hectares that is home to about fifty bird species. This port of call combines nature and culture, with wonderment guaranteed.

    24 June 2018 – Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar

    24 June 2018 – Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar

    Arrival 24/06/2018 mid afternoon. Departure 24/06/2018 evening.

    This land seated off the southern coast of Iceland is the largest of the Vestmann islands, and is the only inhabited island in the archipelago. The steep Edfell volcanoes and the green prairies of Herjólfsdalur offer rich contrast of nature. On the Stórhöfði road, look out over grey sand beaches and cliffs carved out by the Arctic ocean. From here, you can also see the bronze landscapes of the mountaintops. You could visit Eldheimar, an ultra-modern and interactive museum which traces the volcanic eruption has experienced Heimaey in 1973.

    25 June 2018 – Reykjavík

    25 June 2018 – Reykjavík

    Arrival 25/06/2018 early morning. Departure 25/06/2018.

    Iceland’s capital stretches along the edge of a vast bay in the west of the country. For a panoramic view of the lush, green landscapes, make your way to Perlan, the “Pearl of Reykjavík”, alarge environmental structure located on ’Oskjuhlið hill. Look out for the signpost showing the way to the evangelical Hallgrímskirkja church, and to the historical centre where you can stroll along the Skólavördustígur and the Laugavegur. The little shops in these lively streets will entice you to do a bit of shopping. For some relaxation just outside of the city, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Reykjanes peninsula and its famous thermal lagoons of the Blue Lagoon.

    26 June 2018▸25 June 2018 – Reykjavík

    Reykjavík

    Disembarkation 26/06/2018 at 00H00 .

    Iceland’s capital stretches along the edge of a vast bay in the west of the country. For a panoramic view of the lush, green landscapes, make your way to Perlan, the “Pearl of Reykjavík”, alarge environmental structure located on ’Oskjuhlið hill. Look out for the signpost showing the way to the evangelical Hallgrímskirkja church, and to the historical centre where you can stroll along the Skólavördustígur and the Laugavegur. The little shops in these lively streets will entice you to do a bit of shopping. For some relaxation just outside of the city, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Reykjanes peninsula and its famous thermal lagoons of the Blue Lagoon.

    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.

    Pre/Post & Overlands

    1. Before your cruise

      19/06/2018 – Transfer to the pier of Reykjavik

      45.00 $ **

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    2. During your cruise

      25/06/2018 – Glacier Adventure

      325.00 $ **

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      25/06/2018 – Inside the Volcano - Private departure

      550.00 $ **

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    3. After your cruise

      26/06/2018 – Icelandic Landscapes

      250.00 $ **

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      26/06/2018 – Icelandic Landscapes (1 night)

      590.00 $ **

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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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