HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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® dinghies with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
  • The scenery: fjords, rugged mountains, glaciers, wild tundra, sheer cliffs and the polar ice cap.
  • The wildlife: Arctic terns and other seabirds, caribou, musk oxen, whales and orcas.
  • Sail along the Prins Christian Sund, a narrow, 100-km long passage that winds its way through cliffs and glaciers.
  • Visiting traditional villages and meeting the Inuit people.
  • Discovering St John's, the capital of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Transfer + flight Saint Pierre and Miquelon / Montreal
Cruise The Arctic August 2020
Departure Port Reykjavík
Arrival Port Saint Pierre Island, Saint Pierre and Miquelon

PONANT invites you on an all-new expedition cruise, between the magical ice of Greenland and the charms of the island of Newfoundland. Come aboard LeChamplain for an exceptional 10-day circuit from Reykjavik to Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

From Iceland, your ship will first head for South-East Greenland. Discover Inuit culture in Ammassalik and set off to meet the inhabitants of this remote region, with deep-rooted traditions.

You will then call at Nansen Harbor, the departure point of the first ever crossing of the ice sheet by the Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen.

The final leg of your cruise to Greenland: the narrow Prins Christian Sund passage, which connects the south-east of Greenland to the south-west. Jagged mountains, rocky cliffs, waterfalls and floating ice form a wonderful wild landscape in which frolic colonies of bearded seals.

Le Champlain will then make its way south to call at Saint-John's. The capital of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the oldest anglophone cities in North America. It is nestled in the heart of a stunning natural environment, and strolling through its historic core or along its sloping streets lined with colourful houses is an enjoyable experience. 

You will disembark in Saint Pierre and Miquelon, a little piece of France located off the coast of Canada.

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We are privileged guests in these remote lands, where we are at the mercy of weather, ice, tidal and current 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 AECO.