Before you board
Three nights in the Seychelles
On arrival on the paradise island of Mahé you’ll be transferred to the Hilton Seychelles Northholme Resort & Spa for a 3 night stay in a beautiful Hillside Villa, perched amongst the lush tropical forest and commanding spectacular Indian Ocean views. Relax and enjoy the resort’s oceanfront spa or infinity pool, discover the capital Victoria, with its botanical gardens and colourful market, or venture into the rugged interior of Morne Seychellois National Park.
Setting sail from Mahé
Mahé is the largest island in the Seychelles, home to the diminutive capital, Victoria, and 90% of the country’s population. It’s the quintessential tropical paradise, a sun-drenched landscape of granite mountains, lush jungle and heavenly white sand beaches.
Seychelles: La Digue
Lovely little La Digue is every inch the desert island idyll, and with less tourist development than Mahé or Praslin to impinge on your Robinson Crusoe fantasies. This is a place where many locals still get around by ox cart, and the beaches are some of the most beautiful in the Seychelles.
Maldives: Maldives, Baa Atoll
Sri Lanka: Galle
The Dutch colonial architecture of the Fort, Galle’s walled old quarter, is one of the highlights of Sri Lanka’s south coast. The atmospheric streets are home to all manner of beguiling boutiques, cafés and restaurants, and the beach towns of Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna are just a short drive away.
Arriving in Colombo
Colombo may be a little chaotic, but there is plenty to recommend Sri Lanka's colourful capital. Faded colonial architecture and beautiful Buddhist temples hint at the city's considerable history, while the excellent restaurants, lively bars and characterful streets provide the perfect introduction to contemporary Sri Lankan culture.
Before returning home
Two nights in Sri Lanka
Disembark and enjoy a final 2 nights at the Avani Kalutara Resort, nestled between the Kalu Ganga River and the Indian Ocean. Relax at your beachfront resort or discover more of Sri Lanka before your transfer to Colombo airport for an overnight flight home.
Your fare includes: 10 nights in a Prestige Stateroom (Deck 4); all meals, drinks, gratuities and taxes; 3 night pre-cruise stay at the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa; 2 night post-cruise stay at the Avani Kalutara Resort; return flights and all overseas transfers.
Your home from home
Sleek and stylish, these wonderful small ships blend luxury and intimacy with a discreet elegance and tasteful décor.
What we love
Named after four of France's most famous explorers, Le Champlain, Le Lapérouse, Le Bougainville and Le Dumont d'Urville will offer exciting and adventurous itineraries in the utmost comfort. Technologically advanced, with the latest in environmentally friendly hardware, the new ships will embody Ponant's trademark élan and flair, with just 92 spacious rooms and suites, a stylish pool deck and an intimate, refined onboard ambience.
|Style||Refined with a wonderful mix of a modern super yacht and nautical tradition, all with a French flair.|
|Year Built||2018 (Le Champlain & Le Lapérouse) / 2019 (Le Bougainville & Le Dumont d'Urville)|
|Cruising Speed||16 knots|