Through a brand-new itinerary leaving from Phuket, in Thailand, PONANT invites you to discover the fabulous landscapes of the preserved islands of the Andaman Sea. From Phuket, set off aboard Le Bougainville for an exceptional 8-day cruise between dream islands, stunning natural heritage and cultural discoveries at the crossroads of Asian, Indian and European influences.
Aboard Le Bougainville, you will approach the shores of the sumptuous islands of Ko Butang, Ko Adang and Langkawi, which are located in two UNESCO Global Geoparks. Their lush landscapes and their intense biodiversity bear witness to a geological history going back more than 500 million years!
You will sail the Malacca Strait, the former strategic crossroads on the silk and spice roads, to discover the beautiful city of Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with fascinating Asian, Portuguese and Dutch heritage.
In a sublime setting of emerald water, karstic cliffs, mangrove and white sand, Le Bougainville will also drop anchor off the coasts of the uninhabited island of Ko Rok Nok, a paradise for swimming and relaxation, before reaching the wonderful karstic islets of Phang Nga Bay.
*Price is per person, double occupancy, is based on availability, and subject to change at any time. The category of cabin to which this price applies may no longer be available.
Important trip details
The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.
Ideal clothes for life on board:
During the days spent on board, you are advised to wear comfortable clothes or casual outfits. The entire ship is air-conditioned, so a light sweater, a light jacket or a shawl may be necessary. When moving about in the public areas of the ship and the decks, light but comfortable shoes are recommended.
In the evening, you are advised to wear smart-casual attire, especially when dining in our restaurants where wearing shorts and tee-shirts is not allowed.
Depending on the itinerary and the program of your cruise, an Officer’s Evening with a white dress code may be organized. Therefore, we encourage you to bring a stylish white outfit for the occasion (otherwise black and white).
During the cruise, two gala evenings will be organised on board. Thus, we recommend that you bring one or two formal outfits.
A small shop is available on board offering a wide range of outfits, jewellery, leather goods and many accessories.
A laundry service (washing/ironing) is available on board, but unfortunately there are no dry cleaning services. For safety reasons, your cabin is not equipped with an iron.
OUTFITS ON BOARD:
In your hand luggage, remember to bring any medicines that you need, and possibly a small spare bag of toiletries (in case of delay in the delivery of your baggage by the airline). Remember to always have your travel documents with you in case you need them: hotel vouchers, cruise vouchers, return flight tickets... Never leave them in your hold luggage.
All our cabins have a safe. We recommend not to go ashore with valuable jewellery.
6 March 2022 Phuket
Embarkation 6/3/2022 from 19h00 to 20h00
Departure 6/3/2022 at 21h00
7 March 2022 Ko Butang Island
Arrival 7/3/2022 mid morning
Departure 7/3/2022 late afternoon
8 March 2022 Langkawi Island
Arrival 8/3/2022 early morning
Departure 8/3/2022 late afternoon
9 March 2022 Penang (Georgetown)
Arrival 9/3/2022 early morning
Departure 9/3/2022 late afternoon
The leading British trading post of the Far East in the 19th century, this tiny island has a unique atmosphere of both East and West. Known as the “Pearl of the East” in the past, for its many trades of spice, fabrics, and tin, Penang has become one of the most sought-after destinations in Malaysia. George Town, its capital, is home to an extremely rich historical heritage, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to discover the Blue Mansion, a real architectural marvel that blends traditional Chinese style with eastern elements.
10 March 2022 Ko Adang Island
Arrival 10/3/2022 early morning
Departure 10/3/2022 late afternoon
11 March 2022 Ko Rok Nok Island
Arrival 11/3/2022 early morning
Departure 11/3/2022 late afternoon
In the district of Ko Lanta in southern Thailand, Koh Rok island is actually two uninhabited twin islands, Koh Rok Nok and Koh Rok Nai. In the heart of a protected national park, Koh Rok Nok presents authentic scenery with lush vegetation, unusual coral reefs and surprising cliffs. At the island’s magnificent, crystal-clear beaches in the east, you will be able to have a wonderful time swimming or discovering the underwater world, brimming with myriad, rather friendly colourful fish.
12 March 2022 Phang Nga
Arrival 12/3/2022 early morning
Departure 12/3/2022 late afternoon
North of the island of Phuket, the Phang Nga province in southern Thailand is a protected national park since 1981. It is one of the wildest regions in Thailand, with vast stretches of lush old-growth forest, stunning waterfalls and sublime fine-sand beaches. Phang Nga is a province that is rich in traditions and natural beauty. Its bay offers a landscape of limestone karsts that seem to be balancing on the water. It is also home to the island nicknamed “James Bond island”, as an homage to the film Man with the Golden Gun, and to the island of Panyi, an unusual floating village with over 200 houses built on stilts and connected by wooden walkways.
13 March 2022 Phuket
Arrival 13/3/2022 early morning
Disembarkation 13/3/2022 at 08h00
Aboard your ship, lecturers will enlighten you about the culture and history of your destination to deepen your knowledge of the origins of local traditions, the history of emblematic sites, the stories involving famous personalities and those of major historical significance. During on-board lectures or your shore visits, these experts will be there to share their precious knowledge with you throughout your PONANT cruise.
No single supplement
FREE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT *
*The supplement for single usage of a double cabin is waived, according to availability and staterooms categories.