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The Sea of Cortez

San Diego - Puerto Quetzal

Dates:
11/10/2021
to  23/10/2021

13
days
12
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$7,390
30% Ponant Bonus

PONANT invites you to enjoy an unforgettable experience discovering the Sea of Cortez, during a 13-day expedition cruise. Aboard L’Austral, feast your eyes on the unique landscapes and unrivalled biodiversity of the Gulf of California, following an exceptional itinerary.  

You will board your ship in San Diego, an American city at the far south of California, renowned for its pleasant climate. Your ship will sail along Baja California peninsula before entering the Gulf of California, known since 1539 as the Sea of Cortez in tribute to the conquistador Hernan Cortés.

For four days, you will spend your time observing the incredibly rich marine wildlife, a veritable Eden which has rightly earned the region a listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Playful sea lions, dolphins, tortoises, dozens of different species of fish: the teeming wildlife is quite simply fascinating.

L’Austral will drop anchor on a number of occasions near the different islands of the Sea of Cortezand outings in Zodiac® dinghies will offer the chance for some unforgettable snorkelling and hiking tours.

Your ship will then chart a course towards Huatulco in Mexico and its preserved bays edged with magnificent beaches, before reaching your final destination: Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala, very close to the charming colonial town of Antigua.

The encounters with the wildlife described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.


Your itinerary

An expedition cruise, to discover the fabulous biodiversity of the Sea of Cortez, “the world’s largest aquarium” according to Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with...


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1 888 400 1082
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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Superior Stateroom
 

(21 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(18 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 4
 

(18 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(18 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(18 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(36 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(36 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m²)

Fully booked


      

Complete your trip

Complete your trip

Shore Excursions, Overlands & Pre/Post Programmes
To complete your voyage, PONANT can organise a range of shore excursions, pre & post cruise activities and packages, plus transfers.


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Contact Us

1 888 400 1082
(or contact your travel agent)

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*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.