Ponant has launched its Northern Hemisphere Summer 2024 program, with highlights including the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and Northern Europe.
Fifty new sailings have opened, from myriads of Greek islands to the cliffs of Ireland, unspoiled vistas in Algeria, and turquoise waters in the Canary Islands. Ponant offers 28 voyages to Mediterranean destinations and 22 to Northern Europe and the Atlantic. Four itineraries are brand new, including the ‘Islands and Cities of the Mediterranean’, which departs from Athens.
Le Bougainville will take guests on a voyage linking Greece to the Maltese coast, taking in Paros, Hydra, the Monemvasia, and Pylos. The ship will then head to Taormina before arriving in Valletta, Malta.
There is also a new Landscapes and Culture of the Adriatic cruise, which sets sail from Venice, the city of the Doges. Le Bougainville will head to the Rovinj, the jewel of the Istrian coast, before cruising to Primosten, Split, Hvar, Brac Island, Brijuni, and Pula. The ship will also call into the Slovenian city of Piran before returning to Venice.
Other new cruises include The Mediterranean: In the Footsteps of the Great Civilisations, an 11-day voyage from Valletta to Antalya aboard l’Austral and the British Archipelagos and Celtic Shores, an 11-day itinerary from Saint-Mala to Dublin aboard both Le Boreal and Le Lyri.
Departing from the historic city of Edi Edinburgh, a UN ESCO City of Literature, this voyage aboard Le Dumont-d’Urville and Le Be/lot is an invitation to marvel at the landscapes and arid cultural treasures of Scotia rid and Scandinavia.
The ship will be calling into the port of Kirkwall, located in the Orkney Islands, where so many species of sea birds have made their home. It will then set the course for Norway, where all its secrets will be revealed from the colourful facades of Egersund to Arend al, the Venice of the North, via the radiant multi-cultural capital of Oslo. From there, the route will take guests to Gothenburg in Sweden, then along the coast to Denmark’s artistic capital Copenhagen, before arriving in Stockholm.