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L'Austral - Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) Round trip

August 13-26, 2014 -  14 days / 13 nights on board 

  • The first destination is the North-West coast of Greenland which will welcome you with its majestic icebergs, colourful villages encircled by mountains and its basalt formations. This is the ideal opportunity for meeting the local population and learning about Greenland Inuit culture.
  • The North of Greenland will then reveal its remote villages of peat houses where the last bear hunters and narwhal fishers live in the middle of the Arctic tundra according to their ancestral traditions. You will also see the remains of ancient Inuit civilisations and will discover Savissivik, the largest “iceberg graveyard” in Greenland.
  • The next destination will be the Nunavut in Canada, with its immense cliffs, bird colonies and fjords.

 

Itinerary Arrival Departure

Day 1 - Kangerlussuaq (Greenland)
Embarkation of L'Austral from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

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6:00 pm

Day 2 - Ilulissat – Disko Bay (Greenland) 
Navigation along the coast of Greenland

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Day 3 - Ilulissat - Disko Bay (Greenland) 
At the heart of Disko Bay - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Ilulissat Icefjord provides an extraordinary spectacle of almost surreal beauty. The sculptural icebergs continue their on timeless journey, shimmering with their eternal light. Vast pieces of ice break off from the bergs and rejoin the inexorable movement of the sea. Close by lies the town of Ilulissat, the region’s principal destination. Encircled by icebergs, it has retained a unique mix of traditional Arctic life, with multicoloured wooden houses, huskies and the leather tanners who still work today using the ancient methods of their ancestors.

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Day 4 - Eqi Glacier / Paul Emile Victor Base (Greenland)

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Day 5 - Upernavik Fjord (Greenland)

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Day 6 - Melville Bay (Greenland)

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Day 7 - Savissivik (Greenland)

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Day 8 - Thule (Greenland)

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Day 9 - Pond Inlet (Nunavut Canada) 
Placed like a custodian on the northern edge of Baffin Island, Pond Inlet appears to guard over the entrance to the legendary North West Passage. Formerly called Tununiq by the Inuit, this region was long ago inhabited by their ancestors, the Thule, who left behind numerous archaeological artefacts, little vestiges of the past. No matter where you look, your eyes will alight upon a unique landscape of snow-capped mountain ranges, each more beautiful than the last, standing opposite ice-blue glaciers whose vertiginous flows descend into the ocean. In the summertime, when the sun doesn’t set below the horizon, the light is truly magical, a palette of opaline blues, dusky pinks and pure white. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the bird colonies of Bylot Island; L'Austral route will sail you close to this uninhabited "Garden of Eden" so that you may wonder at its natural marvels.

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Day 10 - North Arm Fjord (Canada Nunavut)

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Day 11 - Clyde River (Canada Nunavut)

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Day 12 - Isabella Bay (Canada Nunavut)

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Day 13 - At Sea - Crossing the Davis Strait

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Day 14 - Kangerlussuaq
Disembarkation

8:00 am

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Cruise Fares
Please contact us for more information and availability.

Cruise Category

Brochure Fare

Ponant Bonus Fare*

Superior Stateroom

$11,635

$10,360

DeLuxe Stateroom

$12,818

$11,366

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4

$13,748

$12,156

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

$14,255

$12,587

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

$14,762

$13,018

Deluxe Suite

$17,128

$15,029

Prestige Suite - Deck 5

$19,240

$16,825

Prestige Suite - Deck 6

$20,254

$17,687

Owner Suite

$28,535

$24,725

Safety and port taxes

$1,027

$1,027

Airport Taxes

$364

$364

One Child (8-12 years old) sharing cabin with 2 adults

$2,464

$2,464

3rd adult Passenger in a Superior Stateroom

$7,538

$6,878

3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite

$11,340

$10,110

Single supplement in cabin*

Starting at + 100%

Starting at + 100%

 Prices are per person, based on double-occupancy and subject to fuel adjustment.

*On request. Limited availability. Fares may be subject to Fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions.  

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Our fares include:
•Port and safety charges
•Open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands - list available on board)
•Gratuities
•Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
•Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
•Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
•24 hour room service (selected menu)
•Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
•Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
•English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)

Our fares do not include:
•Flights and airport taxes
•Transfers, day rooms and other services at arrival & departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation
•Optional shore excursions (sold on board)
•Insurances
•Personal expenses
•Other drinks not included in open bar


** Ponant Bonus Fares:
Special Savings program off published cruise-only fares for select voyages, in all stateroom and suite categories. Ponant Bonus fares are capacity controlled, subject to availability and may change at any time without notice. Ponant Bonus could decrease or be closed for specific stateroom and suite categories or entire cruise.

Ponant bonus fares represent savings from the published fare and may not be combined with certain other promotional offers. Some cruise credits may not be combinable. The bonus fares represent our best available rate at time of booking.