Cape Verde and Canary Islands
Apr 03, 2019
Apr 13, 2019
Mar 30 2019 7:00PM
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Mindelo, Sao Vicente I.
Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Arrecife De Lanzarote, Canary
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Cape Verde and Canary Islands
11 days / 10 nights
Sailing between Spain, Cape Verde and Portugal,
PONANT offers you an itinerary at the crossroads of cultures and traditions.
You will set sail aboard
for an L’Austral 11-day cruise leaving from Dakar, the bustling capital of Senegal.
Your discovery of
Cape Verde will start with a port of call in Santiago, the most populated and also the most African of the archipelago’s islands. Further to the north, you will reach São Vicente and visit Mindelo, the cultural capital of Cape Verde, the birthplace of the famous singer of morna, Cesaria Évora.
Your ship will then drop anchor at
Las Palmas, on the island of Gran Canaria. Do not miss the chance to wander through the streets of the historic district of Vegueta, rich in architectural treasures including the Santa Ana cathedral.
Then admire the volcanic landscapes that are so typical of
Lanzarote before sailing to Madeira, the island of the eternal spring. The lively streets of Funchal, its old district, as well as its magnificent botanical garden located on the heights of the town will not fail to delight you.
Your journey around the Atlantic will conclude with a visit to
Lisbon. This city with its nostalgic charm has a unique personality, a blend of tramways, museums and listed buildings.
This superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins 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. Precious materials in smoothing neutral tones are brought to life with splashes of cheerful reds. 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, raffined and personnalized service as well as gastronomic cuisine.
Awaken Your Sense of Wonder – with PONANT Cultural Cruises & Expeditions
The world’s only French-flagged cruise line and top cruise line worldwide in polar expeditions, PONANT Cultural Cruises & Expeditions currently has five distinctive and intimate vessels, embodying the essence of a private luxury yacht: the three-masted LE PONANT, an elegant sailing yacht accommodating 64 guests and four identically designed ‘sister ships’ with no more than 264-guests LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL, LE SOLÉAL and LE LYRIAL. These luxurious ships, with a fleet of 12 zodiacs and 95% staterooms with full private balconies, sail to the remote corners of the world touching all 7 continents including regions such as: Antarctica, Northern Europe & Baltics, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia, Australia , New Zealand, South Africa & the Arctic North on cruises ranging from three to 21 nights and including many ports and islands not accessible to large cruise ships. PONANT offers a casual luxury ambience aboard ship. From Five Star Expeditions to themed cruises, the engaging itineraries offer a wealth of fascinating shore excursion programs to ensure that every voyage is a unique and exceptional experience. The latest eco-friendly technologies, attentive service, bilingual crew, luxurious staterooms and suites, an elegant, sophisticated cuisine and a chic, yet informal atmosphere offer a cruise experience unlike any other. In addition to the best available shore excursions, the 1:2 staff to guest ratio also guarantees the best in personalized service. Ships also provide a gastronomic restaurant, full service Hammam spa and fully equipped gym. Awaken Your Sense of Wonder - Explore destinations at an unhurried pace and let the beauty that surrounds you, stir your senses. No matter where you wish to travel, our cruises will take you off the beaten path to a whole new world of adventure. Welcome aboard!
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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.