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Board Le Dumont-d’Urville for a 9-day cruise connecting the Scottish coasts to Scandinavia.
Your first port of call will be Kirkwall, a former Viking trading post with a magnificent cathedral.
Then, step ashore in Lerwick, the administrative and financial capital of the Shetland Islands, and visit the remarkable archaeological site of Jarlshof. Located in the southern part of Mainland Island, this site holds the remains of 4,000 years of human occupation.
You will also visit Stavanger, a cosmopolitan and prosperous small town with a perfectly balanced blend of old and new. During your stopover, walk the paved streets and admire the wonderfully preserved fishermen's houses that date from the 18th century.
Arendal, once known as the Venice of the North because of its canals, will be an utterly charming port of call. The city, which has now been rebuilt, is home to magnificent buildings reflecting the prosperity of this former trading port.
Your ship will then set sail for Aarhus, the European Capital of Culture in 2017, and Gothenburg, renowned for the wild archipelago that stretches along its coast.
Le Dumont-d’Urville will finally head for Copenhagen, your disembarkation port.
• A brand-new cruise between Aberdeen and Copenhagen. • Discovering four countries in Northern Europe on the same cruise: United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Denmark. • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bergen and the Hanseatic port of Bryggen. • Sailing in the Lysefjord, meaning the “fjord of light”, flanked by granite cliffs that are several hundred metres high. • In Kirkwall, possibility to observe many seabirds, gannets, European shags, grey petrels. • After your cruise, there will be the possibility to visit Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.
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Vessel Type: Luxury
Passenger Capacity: 92 cabins
Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.
As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Dumont d'Urville will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.
Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.
Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.
As it is an essential part of French culture, gastronomy will naturally have pride of place aboard this new ship. Through its two restaurants, Le Dumont d'Urville will invite you on a journey to elegance and epicureanism.
In a relaxed atmosphere, a first dining area located on Deck 3 and able to seat 70 will serve grilled meats daily, along with a variety of salads and desserts.
To the back of Deck 4, you will find a 260 m² panoramic restaurant which can accommodate all of our passengers in a single sitting. Designed differently to that on our other ships, this dining area, which opens onto the outside, will have a buffet of salads, desserts and cheeses at your disposal. Our discreet and attentive crew will provide table service for hot meals.
Like Le Boréal and its sisterships, Le Dumont d'Urville has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger.
A 140 m² reception area includes: A reception/concierge desk, An excursions desk, The ship’s administrative services, The sales office, manned by our Guest Relations Officer, Our 50 m² boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories, Toilets accessible to passengers with reduced mobility.
A new hydraulic platform with adjustable height provides: Easier boarding than on any other cruise ship, Easier Zodiac embarkation and disembarkation for expeditions, Easier access to the sea for swimming and practising various water sports such as kayaking or paddle-boarding.
A pool deck offering: A pool with a panoramic view, equipped with a counter-current swimming system, A pleasant solarium, An outdoor bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas. A 200 m² main lounge which can accommodate all of our passengers to share convivial moments and to host activities organised during the day or evening.
Lastly, a theatre that seats 188, equipped with: The latest sound and lighting technology, A LED wall as the stage backdrop, for the projection of high-resolution images and videos.