A cruise in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions offering enrichment with a National Geographic Photographer and an Expert specialised in the destination onboard.
Outings and shore visits in Zodiac®inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
Lectures and information sessions hosted by our naturalist-guides, covering wildlife, history, geopolitics, the great explorers, climate, environmental protection…
Sailing from Antarctica to Africa on the same cruise.
Landscapes: moors scattered with moss and lichen, white-sand beaches and turquoise waters in the Falkland Islands; alpine landscapes, lush green plains and suspended glaciers in South Georgia; sheer cliffs and volcanic landscapes in Tristan da Cunha.
Wildlife: black-browed albatrosses, snowy albatrosses, Magellanic penguins, Gentoo penguins and southern rockhopper penguins in the Falkland Islands; king penguins, elephant seals, fur seals and macaroni penguins in South Georgia; Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross, Tristan albatrosses and northern rockhopper penguins in Tristan da Cunha.
Discovering the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, many of whose islands are UNESCO World Heritage.
Sailing around the Cape of Good Hope.
Educational discovery in the respect of environment.
New: for your comfort and convenience, an optional premium package including one night in Ushuaia on the eve of boarding your ship and an excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park (for details, see the "Pre/post & overlands" tab for your cruise. Please contact your travel adviser for information and bookings).
Cruise Latin America, Africa March 2020
Departure Port Recife
Arrival Port Dakar
PONANT invites you to sail from Tierra del Fuego to the Cape of Good Hope during a 22-day expedition cruise from one continent to the other.
You will begin your voyage in Ushuaia, the mythical embarkation port located at the extreme south of the Andes cordillera.
First, you will chart a course for the Falkland Islands, whose wild beauty and lush moors are sure to captivate you.
Your ship will then make its way to the coast of South Georgia, in the wake of the British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. The glaciers and protected fauna make this place a paradise for anyone with a passion for wild lands. It is not uncommon to be greeted by a colony of several thousand king penguins; this is the only place in the world where you can enjoy such a unique privilege.
Continue your trip with another highlight as you visit the world's most remote inhabited archipelago: Tristan da Cunha. Hidden in the middle of the Atlantic, it is made up of several volcanic islands, most of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Finally, you'll head for Cape Town, your disembarkation port, dominated by the famous silhouette of Table Mountain.
We are privileged guests in these extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and ice conditions. Landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each PONANT cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the IAATO.