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Ponant Cruise Lines

Musical Odyssey on the Celtic Sea Cruise

8 NIGHTS
13 Sep 2019
Le Dumont-Durville cruises
Cruiseline
Ponant Cruises
Ship
Le Dumont-Durville
Departs
Honfleur
Returns
Honfleur
Departure Date
13 Sep 2019
Duration
8 nights
Balcony Suite
Sold Out
Sold Out
$6,850
$11,840

Itinerary and Ports    Show / Hide Port Details

DAY DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
1 Fri 13 Sep 2019 Honfleur , France 06:00 PM
2 Sat 14 Sep 2019 Dartmouth, United Kingdom 12:00 PM 06:30 PM
3 Sun 15 Sep 2019 At Sea
4 Mon 16 Sep 2019 Cork, Ireland 07:30 AM 03:45 PM
5 Tue 17 Sep 2019 Liverpool, United Kingdom 02:30 PM 10:00 PM
6 Wed 18 Sep 2019 Fishguard, United Kingdom 12:00 PM 06:00 PM
7 Thu 19 Sep 2019 Penzance, United Kingdom 09:00 AM 07:30 PM
8 Fri 20 Sep 2019 Guernsey, United Kingdom 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
9 Sat 21 Sep 2019 Honfleur , France 07:00 AM

Be spoiled on the Le Dumont-Durville enjoying 8 unforgettable nights on the Musical Odyssey on the Celtic Sea Cruise exploring Europe - Western & British Isles. Your ship sails from Honfleur and visits 7 ports in 3 countries before returning to Honfleur . This particular 4.5 star cruise from Ponant Cruises has 1 forward departures. Our exclusive specials start as low as $856 per person/day, twin share. So call now and get expert, friendly advice.

Le Dumont-Durville Overview

Le Dumont-D’Urville set sail under the French flag in June 2019. In the last quarter of 2019 the ship sails the Western British Isles; Iberian shores; the Canary and Cape Verde islands down to Senegal in Africa; and Zodiac adventures in the Bijagos Archipelago off the coast of Guinea-Bissau; and finally the southern Caribbean. In March 2020 there’s an interesting 12-night voyage from the French island Martinique in the eastern Caribbean that heads to South America. Sail up the mighty Orinoco River, visit ports in Venezuela, Suriname and French Guyana. Call in at Devil’s Island, location of the prison that held Alfred Dreyfus described in Henri Charrière's bestselling book Papillon (1968). Through 2020 Le Dumont-D’Urville repeats her anti-clockwise circle of the North Atlantic. All these voyages explore the cultures and environments of the ports visited. Jules Dumont d'Urville was a remarkable French polymath, explorer, naval officer and rear admiral, who explored the south and western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica. (He was also promoted for obtaining Venus de Milo for the Louvre in Paris.)

Accommodation

All cabins have private balconies, air conditioning, two twins that can be pushed together to form a king-sized bed, shower, complimentary mini-bar, flat-screen TV with satellite TV and video on demand, a desk with stationery, iPod, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes and fine French bath products. Staterooms will be brand new, reflecting contemporary French design. Seventy-nine of the staterooms are for two guests, at 19 sq.m. with 4 sq.m. balcony and shower. Five De Luxe Suites for up to 3 guests are larger at 27 sq.m. Four Privilege Suites are larger again at 32 sq.m. and cater for four guests.

Food and Dining

The interior dining area is located on Deck 3, and seats 70. Here you will savor French gastronomy, serving grilled meats daily, along with a variety of salads and desserts. At the aft of Deck 4 you will find a 260 sq.m. panoramic restaurant that can accommodate all 184 guests in one sitting. Designed differently to that on the other Ponant ships, this dining area, which opens to an al fresco area, will offer a buffet of salads, desserts and cheeses. The attentive crew will provide à la carte service for hot meals.

Entertainment

The main theatre seats 188, comes equipped with the latest sound and lighting technology, and an LED wall as the stage backdrop for the projection of high-resolution images and videos. Presentations by naturalists, lecturers, experienced guides and specialists are delivered in the large main lounge. All cabins have direct access to On-Demand Videos. There’s a unique Blue Eye underwater lounge, with three underwater cameras that project screen images, as well as two underwater portholes that let you view directly what’s there beneath the water line – porpoises, whales . . ? As you recline and view life underwater, listen also to the subaquatic sounds pickup up by aquaphone.

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What's included?

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Flight/s and/or transfers as specified
  • All main meals on-board
  • Single sitting, open-seated dining
  • Room service 24 h
  • Gourmet dining with fine wines
  • Coffee, tea & pastries 24 hrs
  • Afternoon tea service
  • Open seating for dining
  • Captain''''''''s welcome champagne, gala dinner
  • In-cabin breakfast, meals, at no charge
  • Open bar & cabin minibar
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Main lounge – live music
  • Lectures by guest experts
  • Cruise Director & bilingual staff
  • Butler service (Suites)
  • Ironing/laundry service (pay)
  • Onboard newsletter
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Bilingual team leaders on “Expedition” logo cruises
  • Complimentary shore excursions as advertised
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Water sports equipment & marina platform
  • Internet available (Not free)
  • Satellite phone in cabin (pay)
  • Complimentary polar parka


What's excluded?

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore excursions not marked as complimentary
  • Additional beverages
  • Bar expenses for premium drinks
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry, hair salon, spa charges
  • Internet (slow), satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Taxes
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Government environmental fees
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • GRATUITIES, SERVICE CHARGES
  • Gratuities suggested €10-12 per guest daily; optional
  • Gratuities to land guides, drivers
  • Enquire directly as charges vary with countries
  • REMINDERS
  • Check passport valid for 6 months after end of voyage
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code, health requirements ahead
  • Special needs, dietary requests, arrange at booking
  • Smoking on board in designated areas only
  • Don’t bring an aerial drone


What's onboard?

  • Premium lifestyle
  • Some honeymoon, singles, U19 rates
  • All staterooms ocean view
  • Adjoining cabins
  • Ice class hull, Ice1C certification (through 2.5m ice)
  • Bi-lingual staff
  • Butler service to suites
  • Shop, Concierge, Excursion desk
  • Room service 24 h.
  • Tipping optional
  • DINING
  • Restaurant (seat 70), interior, all day
  • Indoor/outdoor à la carte /buffet (seat 184)
  • In-stateroom meals
  • Open seating meals, drinks, cabin mini-bar included
  • Afternoon tea
  • Pool deck grill, bar
  • Panoramic Lounge with bar
  • Coffees & dining wines included
  • Dietary requests when booking
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Theatre: entertainment, conferences
  • Main lounge for socialising, meetings
  • Main Lounge, dance floor, music, disco
  • Shore excursion lectures
  • Blue Eye underwater lounge – first ever
  • REST & RELAXATION
  • Pool with counter-current, solarium
  • Spa treatments, salon (pay)
  • Optional spa package pay before cruise
  • Fitness centre, wellbeing area
  • Forward panoramic lounge
  • Top sun deck
  • Aft marina deck and pool
  • “Blue Eye” underwater portholes, hydrophones
  • Zodiacs, kayaks, paddle boards
  • Library
  • Art gallery/photo video
  • Videos on demand for cabin
  • UNDER 18
  • Children 3 to 7 by prior written permission
  • OTHER
  • Room service 24 h
  • Daily program
  • Laundry service (pay)
  • Elevators (3)
  • Wi-Fi free and unlimited
  • Cabin satellite phone
  • Medical centre and doctor (pay)
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wheelchair cabins (2) with facilities
  • Report mobility issues on booking
  • No pets or service animals
  • Cabin power 110/220V
  • EXPEDITION CRUISES
  • Supply medical report before departure (check details)
  • Check clothing, gear, insurance, visa & vaccination requirements early
  • OCEAN CROSSINGS
  • Submit your medical report > 45 days before crossing


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DEPARTURE DATES BALCONY SUITE
13 Sep 2019 (Fri) $6,850
$856 per day
$11,840
$1,480 per day

Prices are twin share per person in AUD, include all taxes and are subject to change.
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Be spoiled on the Le Dumont-Durville enjoying 8 unforgettable nights on the Musical Odyssey on the Celtic Sea Cruise exploring Europe - Western & British Isles. When: Ship: Le Dumont-Durville Category: Cruise Cabins from $6850 per person