Discover a New Kind of Cruise with Ponant & Delta Skymiles Cruises

Take a journey with Ponant Yacht Cruises to experience that elusive blend of sophistication and easy intimacy that is the trademark of life "à la française."  Ponant's exquisite attention to detail shows itself in unique, carefully crafted itineraries, attentive service, and of course, impeccable French-inspired cuisine. Small vessels keep the guest list between 64 and 226 passengers, making your trip feel more like a private sailing or jaunt on a friend's yacht than a typical cruise experience. Small ships also allow you to get up-close-and-personal with beautiful sites and landscapes, and  Ponant's French registry permits stops in unique destinations often inaccessible to other fleets.

On board one of Ponant's luxurious vessels, you'll find refined design, elegant décor, and plush oceanview cabins perfect for sea- and star-gazing. You'll feel right at home with complimentary mineral, water, tea, and coffee whenever your heart desires - not to mention complimentary wine with lunch and dinner. Unwind with a face or body treatment in the onboard spa, soak in the sunshine on the pool deck, or stay in shape in the onboard fitness center. Seminars and lectures featuring international experts will provide you with the historical and cultural backdrop of your destinations, helping you to create truly immersive experiences on shore. For a unique, personalized cruise experience, try a theme cruise - customized speakers and activities cover topics ranging from golf to classical music, bridge, or diving.

Sophistication without stuffiness, refinement mixed with casual elegance - it's an ambience that's difficult to achieve, but so easy to get used to. For those looking for an alternative to big-ship cruising, Ponant offers authentic, intimate travel experiences in breathtaking destinations around the world. Discover an entirely new kind of cruising - the French way - with Ponant and Delta Skymiles Cruises.

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Central & South America Ponant Cruises

Central & South America Ponant Cruises

If you’re looking for a jaw-dropping adventure, hop on board a Ponant Yacht Cruise to South America, where you’ll find lush tropical forests, snow-capped volcanoes, vast ancient cities, and even pink dolphins. The incredible diversity of the South American landscape guarantees surprises around every turn. Lounge on the world-famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or take a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Machu Picchu from Lima, Peru. In Tortel, Chile, visit a hillside village on stilts linked by a network of wooden walkways. Or set your sails on Argentina, Ecuador, or even Cape Horn – the possibilities are exhilarating.

Le Boreal

Departing from: Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina
Ports of Call: Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina • Cruise Cape Horn • Puerto Natales, Chile • Tortel, Chile • Puerto Montt, Chile • Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile • Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile
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  • Earn TRIPLE Miles on Balconies and Suites!
  • Earn TRIPLE Miles on Balconies and Suites!
    Book a balcony or suite stateroom on any sailing by 3/31/17 and get triple miles based on the length of your sailing: 1-5 nights earn 3,000 additional miles, 6-8 nights earn 6,000 additional miles, 9-12 nights earn 10,000 additional miles and sailings 13 nights or longer will earn 20,000 additional miles. Hurry offer ends soon!
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    Earn up to 10,000 Miles! - Cruise away with up to 10,000 Miles when you book your cruise with SkyMiles Cruises! Terms & Conditions apply. Please allow 6-8 weeks after cruising for Miles to be posted to your account.
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  • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
    Each time you refer a new customer to us, we will give you a $50 Future Cruise Credit after their sailing departs. There is no limit to the number of Future Cruise Credits earned, and you can apply them toward your next booking with us. Simply have your referral call us to book, indicate that you recommended us, and provide us with your name and city/state or email address. Offer is not valid if the referred customer is traveling aboard the same sailing as you.
South America Ponant Cruises
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About Ponant Cruises
Featured Ship: L Austral
Step aboard L'Astral and experience the sublime feeling of being on your own private yacht. An exceptional ship with her own unique style, this state-... learn more
Ship Completed Date: May 1, 2011
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Prices listed are samples in U.S. dollars per person based on double occupancy of select stateroom category types as indicated and include non-commissionable fares. All prices and bonus offers are valid only for new individual bookings for select stateroom categories and for the sailings and cruise lines specified in the individual offer. Prices do not include government taxes and fees, airfare, or a non-refundable $24.99 processing fee per booking. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates, and other restrictions may apply. Cruise prices and bonus offers vary by departure date and city, sailing, ship, and stateroom category selected and are subject to availability, capacity-controlled, limited by each cruise line, may not be combinable with other offers, and may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. All reservations must be made in U.S. dollars; restrictions may apply for non-U.S. residents. Full Terms & Conditions. Best Price Guarantee restrictions and instructions apply; see our Best Price Guarantee Policy.

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