Not just a cruise expert, a Ponant Cruise expert, YOUR expert.
No one knows Ponant like Sarah, which is why we’ve given Sarah her own blog series called “Sarah Says” where she will take you through the all important need to know when it comes to choosing the right Ponant cruise for you.
What makes Sarah an authority on Ponant? She knows all the nuanced differences between the Ponant itineraries, for example why you might choose to cruise the Ross Sea vs. Bellingshausen Sea or the must dos in the sub-Antarctic islands and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! (no pun intended)
Below is every thing “Sarah Says” you need to know about her all time favourite Ponant itinerary.
This itinerary is the best because it explores the lesser traveller Western side of the Antarctic Peninsula. You cross the Antarctic circle and visit various islands along the western side of the peninsula that are rarely visited by luxury cruise liners
Best to book this one with a partner or friend… It is a special, bucket list trip so book to go with someone you want to share this unique itinerary and experience with!
One of the best things about Ponant is you should book as far in advance as possible. They offer the best pricing the furthest out you book and only increase pricing as it gets closer. They will never release a new sale to discount a previous price. Book it in as soon as you see it available. It books out quickly too!
On board the Le Commandant-Charcot is the world’s first PC2 luxury hybrid-electric polar exploration ship there is a laboratory onboard to accommodate polar scientific missions. You can meet specially trained marine biologists and academics who have studied Antarctica in the lab.
Visiting Charcot and Peter I Islands has to be the highlight! Peter I Island is surrounded by pack ice and with about 95% of its surface covered by ice, this volcanic island, whose highest peak reaches 1,640 metres, is protected by ice cliffs some 40 metres tall… It’s like landing on the moon – infact up until recently more people had walked on the moon than Peter I island!
Definitely include some warm clothes and lots of layers… This itinerary is more about what you are seeing and doing than what you are wearing. Ponant however offer complimentary boot rental on most of these sailings and give you a complimentary polar parka so you don’t need to worry about bringing those.
On sale from $23,500AUD per person. Including Overnight in Santiago + flight Santiago/Ushuaia + transfers + flight Ushuaia/Santiago.
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