Maya Treasure of the Yucatán

8 days / 7 nights
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    Maya Treasure of the Yucatán

    Cruise Latin America, Caribbean

    from 28 December 2019 to 4 January 2020
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Puerto Morelos
    Arrival Port : Puerto Morelos

    Ship : LE CHAMPLAIN

    • Ref : C281219

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    PONANT brings you a brand new itinerary around the Mexican peninsula of Yucatán. Embark on an 8-day cruise aboard Le Champlain to discover the treasures of the Mayan civilisation.  

    Your first port of call at Seybaplaya will be an opportunity to discover the city of Campeche, established by the conquistadors. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it has retained its surrounding wall and fortifications.

    You will then make your way to Dos Bocas, not far from the Mayan site of Palenque. This fabulous city, hidden deep in the dense jungle of Chiapas, will reveal to you its incredibly well preserved temples and palaces and their delicate architecture.

    Le Champlain will then set sail for Progreso, famous of its immaculate sand beaches, and the gateway to more wonders. First, Mérida, the capital of the state of Yucatán, offers a pleasant mix of colonial architecture and Mayan heritage. Next, the famous ancient city of Uxmal, whose impressive dimensions reveal the former greatness of the Mayan economic and political capital.

    Lastly, don’t miss the chance to discover the Chaak Tun cenote, one of the spectacular sinkholes once regarded by the Maya as passageways to the world of the gods.

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    FLIGHT CREDIT

    $AUD 1300 flight credit per person on select cruises. This offer is subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn without prior notice. It cannot be backdated.

    Highlights

    • A journey to the heart of the authentic Yucatán to discover some of the secrets of the pre- Columbian civilisations.
    • Possibility of visiting many UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzà, the pre-Hispanic city and national park of Palenque, the historic fortified town of Campeche, the pre-Columbian city of Uxmal.
    • Exceptional architectural heritage, vestige of the colonial era.
    • From Progreso, visit Mérida, the capital of the state of Yucatán, renowned for its cultural heritage.
    • Visit of cocoa plantations.

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    Staterooms & Suites

    • Deluxe Stateroom
      AU$11,980
      AU$6,250
      Not Available
    • Prestige stateroom Deck 4
      AU$12,740
      AU$6,630
      Not Available
    • Prestige stateroom Deck 5
      AU$13,140
      AU$6,830
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 6
      AU$13,560
      AU$7,040
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 3
      AU$18,520
      AU$9,520
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      AU$18,520
      AU$9,520
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 4
      AU$18,520
      AU$9,520
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      AU$18,520
      AU$9,520
      Not Available
    • Prestige Suite Deck 5
      AU$26,860
      AU$13,690
      Not Available
    • Prestige Suite Deck 6
      AU$27,680
      AU$14,100
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 6
      AU$28,520
      AU$14,520
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 5
      AU$28,520
      AU$14,520
      Not Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      AU$29,400
      AU$14,960
      Not Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      AU$29,400
      AU$14,960
      Not Available
    • Owner's Suite
      AU$30,320
      AU$15,420
      Not Available
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    LE CHAMPLAIN

    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 second ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Champlain 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.

    Port of call & excursions

    28 December 2019 – At sea

    Puerto Morelos

    Embarkation 28/12/2019 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 28/12/2019 at 22H00 .

    North of the Mexican Riviera Maya that runs along the Yucatán Peninsula, Puerto Morelos is a charming fishing village with an authentic atmosphere, its white sandy beaches scattered with thatched huts and colourful boats. The turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea shelter a marine park that protects part of the Mesoamerican reef, considered the second-biggest barrier reef in the world. A few kilometres south stand the remains of the ancient Maya town of Tulum. Overlooking idyllic beaches of white sand fringed with palm trees, it is the only Maya site erected on the Caribbean Sea coast.

    29 December 2019 – At sea

    29 December 2019 – At sea

    Arrival 29/12/2019. Departure 29/12/2019.

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    30 December 2019 – Seybaplaya

    30 December 2019 – Seybaplaya

    Arrival 30/12/2019 early morning. Departure 30/12/2019 late afternoon.

    Seybaplaya is a small commercial port located in the western part of the Yucatán Peninsula, 30 km south of the state capital, Campeche. This wild coastline is carved out by clear rocks that plunge into the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico; the road that connects this small port to the port of Campeche crosses the virtually uninhabited expanses of vegetation of this sparsely populated state. This stop off the beaten path will let you discover the charms of this former colonial fortified town with pastel-coloured, partially pedestrianised, little streets.

    31 December 2019 – Dos Bocas

    31 December 2019 – Dos Bocas

    Arrival 31/12/2019 early morning. Departure 31/12/2019 early evening.

    During your voyage to Mexico to discover Maya sites, your stop in Dos Bocas will open the doors of the ancient city of Palenque, one of the country’s most beautiful sites. The highlight of your cruise, this ancient Maya city is famous for its magnificent sculpted bas-reliefs. It is located on the road leading to the Chiapas mountains, which are covered by tropical jungle.

    1 January 2020 – Progreso

    1 January 2020 – Progreso

    Arrival 01/01/2020 early evening. Departure 01/01/2020.

    On the Yucatan Peninsula, the charming seaside town of Progreso will delight visitors seeking authenticity. In addition to its magnificent sandy beaches and pleasant seafront promenade, the town offers ideal access to the former Mayan cities of Chichen Itza and Uxmal. UNESCO World Heritage sites, they allow visitors to be truly immersed in Pre-Columbian Mexico, discovering one of the world’s most mysterious civilisations. In the surroundings, be sure to visit Mérida, capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán. Called “the White City” due to the colour of the limestone used to build its dwellings, this old colonial city, built on the ruins of a Mayan site, offers a mix of tradition and modernity, colonial architecture and Mayan heritage.

    2 January 2020 – Progreso

    2 January 2020 – Progreso

    Arrival 02/01/2020. Departure 02/01/2020 late afternoon.

    On the Yucatan Peninsula, the charming seaside town of Progreso will delight visitors seeking authenticity. In addition to its magnificent sandy beaches and pleasant seafront promenade, the town offers ideal access to the former Mayan cities of Chichen Itza and Uxmal. UNESCO World Heritage sites, they allow visitors to be truly immersed in Pre-Columbian Mexico, discovering one of the world’s most mysterious civilisations. In the surroundings, be sure to visit Mérida, capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán. Called “the White City” due to the colour of the limestone used to build its dwellings, this old colonial city, built on the ruins of a Mayan site, offers a mix of tradition and modernity, colonial architecture and Mayan heritage.

    3 January 2020 – Puerto Morelos

    3 January 2020 – Puerto Morelos

    Arrival 03/01/2020 midday. Departure 03/01/2020.

    North of the Mexican Riviera Maya that runs along the Yucatán Peninsula, Puerto Morelos is a charming fishing village with an authentic atmosphere, its white sandy beaches scattered with thatched huts and colourful boats. The turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea shelter a marine park that protects part of the Mesoamerican reef, considered the second-biggest barrier reef in the world. A few kilometres south stand the remains of the ancient Maya town of Tulum. Overlooking idyllic beaches of white sand fringed with palm trees, it is the only Maya site erected on the Caribbean Sea coast.

    4 January 2020▸3 January 2020 – Puerto Morelos

    Puerto Morelos

    Disembarkation 04/01/2020 at 08H00 .

    North of the Mexican Riviera Maya that runs along the Yucatán Peninsula, Puerto Morelos is a charming fishing village with an authentic atmosphere, its white sandy beaches scattered with thatched huts and colourful boats. The turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea shelter a marine park that protects part of the Mesoamerican reef, considered the second-biggest barrier reef in the world. A few kilometres south stand the remains of the ancient Maya town of Tulum. Overlooking idyllic beaches of white sand fringed with palm trees, it is the only Maya site erected on the Caribbean Sea coast.

    Formalities

    • 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.

    • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

    • Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.

    Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

    Luc Ferry

    Luc Ferry

    Professor of philosophy & political sciences with a PhD in political sciences, and former Minister of Youth, Education and Research, Luc Ferry has written numerous books including “Apprendre à vivre - Traité de philosophie à l’usage des jeunes générations" et "7 façons d’être heureux ou les paradoxes du bonheur.”

    Language spoken : French

     

    Photo credit : Dominique Fillon

    Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

    Pre/Post & Overlands

    1. Before your cruise

      27/12/2019 – DISCOVER THE ANCIENT SITES OF TULUM AND MUYIL (1 NIGHT)

      1270.00 AU$ **

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      26/12/2019 – RIVIERA MAYA, RELAXING AND EXPLORATION STAY (2 NIGHTS)

      2180.00 AU$ **

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    2. After your cruise

      04/01/2020 – SAVOURS AND COLOURS OF CANCUN

      340.00 AU$ **

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    Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
    Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.

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