PONANT Moment on board Le Soléal

    PONANT Moment on board Le Soléal

    Magical encounters in Wilhelmina Bay...

    © Heloïse Haddad

    "Today was an extraordinary day in Wilhelmina Bay. Suddenly, among the drifting shadows of the icebergs, a humpback whale appeared then two, then four, performing a spectacular ballet. It looked like they were dancing for us!

    A little further on, we encountered an Emperor Penguin before coming ashore near some Crabeater Seals basking in the sunshine. On the ice floe, we all become children again. They do not know it yet, but they will never forget this encounter on the edge of the world!

    We thought we had seen it all, but as we were leaving their icy climes, orca whales came to meet us!"

    Erwann Le Rouzic, Captain of Le Soléal, 31 December 2016

    Instant Ponant Antarctique Baie de Whilelmina© Laureen Robert

    ANTARCTICA CRUISE - The Great Austral Loop

    With this cruise to discover the White Continent, we are offering a bewitching journey. Sparkling and fascinating, the ice forms a polar desert that is like no other landscape on Earth. Sometimes it takes a little time before we can truly believe our eyes!

    Aboard Le Soléal, as close to the ice floe as possible, we get to know the wildlife and enjoy the magical antics of the sea birds, penguins and other marine animals.

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