Great Lakes of North America
* Subject to availability
- A cruise in partnership with GEO.
- An all-new PONANT cruise crossing four of the five Great Lakes of North America, between the United States and Canada.
- An itinerary combining nature and culture: picturesque landscapes and geological curiosities, the history of the Native Americans inhabiting the region before European colonisation, charming villages, and metropolises bearing witness to North American economic vitality.
- After your cruise, the discovery of Quebec, whose old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Possibility of excursion to Niagara Falls.
- Charming port of call on Mackinac Island, with its preserved Victorian buildings.
- Staterooms & Suites
- LE CHAMPLAIN
- Port of call & excursions
- Guest(s) Lecturer(s)
- Pre/Post & Overlands
Staterooms & Suites
Deluxe Stateroom AU$9,260 Not Available Prestige stateroom Deck 4 AU$10,370 Not Available Prestige stateroom Deck 5 AU$10,880 Available Prestige Deck 6 AU$11,440 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 3 AU$16,010 Available Deluxe Suite Deck 5 AU$16,010 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 4 AU$16,010 Not Available Deluxe Suite Deck 6 AU$16,010 Not Available Prestige Suite Deck 5 AU$21,790 Not Available Prestige Suite Deck 6 AU$22,880 Not Available Privilege Suite Deck 6 AU$24,020 Available Privilege Suite Deck 5 AU$24,020 Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5 AU$26,420 Available Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6 AU$26,420 Not Available Owner's Suite AU$27,740 Not Available
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 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
Milwaukee (Chicago)Embarkation 06/10/2019 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 06/10/2019 at 18H00 .
7 October 2019 – Mackinac IslandArrival 07/10/2019 at 13H30 . Departure 07/10/2019 at 19H00 .
8 October 2019 – Sault Ste. MarieArrival 08/10/2019 at 07H00 . Departure 08/10/2019 at 17H00 .
9 October 2019 – Little CurrentArrival 09/10/2019 at 13H30 . Departure 09/10/2019 at 18H00 .
10 October 2019 – Parry SoundArrival 10/10/2019 at 07H00 . Departure 10/10/2019 at 18H00 .
11 October 2019 – Sailing along Flowerpot IslandArrival 11/10/2019 . Departure 11/10/2019 .
11 October 2019▸12 October 2019 – Sailing Lake HuronArrival 11/10/2019 . Departure 12/10/2019 .
12 October 2019 – Sailing St. Clair RiverArrival 12/10/2019 . Departure 12/10/2019 .
12 October 2019 – Sailing Lake ErieArrival 12/10/2019 . Departure 12/10/2019 .
13 October 2019 – Port ColborneArrival 13/10/2019 at 07H00 . Departure 13/10/2019 at 13H30 .
13 October 2019 – Going through the Welland Canal locksArrival 13/10/2019 . Departure 13/10/2019 .
14 October 2019 – Sailing along the Thousand IslandsArrival 14/10/2019 . Departure 14/10/2019 .
14 October 2019 – TorontoArrival 14/10/2019 at 07H00 . Departure 14/10/2019 at 13H00 .
15 October 2019 – Going through the locks of the Saint Lawrence Seaway PassageArrival 15/10/2019 . Departure 15/10/2019 .
Quebec CityDisembarkation 16/10/2019 at 08H30 .
The capital of ﾓLa Belle Provinceﾔ sits at the confluence of the St Charles River and the Gulf of St Lawrence in south-east Canada. Founded in the 17th century, the city still has an encircling wall ﾖ a historic civil engineering work and the only one of its kind remaining in North America. You will love the postcard-perfect stone houses of Old Quebec, the historic district listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Shopping is a pleasure in pedestrian streets such as Petit-Champlain Street, or you can relax over a spruce beer, seasoned with pine buds. Dufferin Boardwalk, an esplanade near the emblematic Château Frontenac, is the perfect place for views of the river and old city.
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.
USA : Visa may be required. Please contact USA consulate website for details.
Canada: Travel by sea - The eTA is not required for US, Australian and British citizens. Other nationalities: a Visa may be required, please contact Canada consulate website for details. http://www.canada.ca/en/index.html
Eric Meyer is currently the editor-in-chief of GEO, which is France’s leading travel & news magazine.
After being appointed as editor-in-chief in March 2010, he broadened the range of GEO brand, by adding GEO Histoire, GEO Extra, GEO Savoir, GEO Art, and Geo Terroirs. GEO has also been published as books and developed as an app for its users.
As a graduate of the prominent French business school ESSEC, Eric Meyer began his career with the Group Expansion as a journalist for “L’Entreprise,” a business magazine.
He joined Prisma Media in 1993 as editor-in-chief of “Management” and was later appointed editor-in-chief of various websites in the group.
In 2000, he founded the magazine Newbiz (Group Tests/Express ) and became its editor-in-chief.
From 2001 to 2003, he was deputy managing editor of “Le Figaro Magazine,” before launching a start-up company, Arts Magazine.
In the summer of 2006, Eric Meyer was appointed deputy editor-in-chief of GEO, and associate publisher at Prisma Presse, before taking the position of editor-in chief of the Geo brand in March 2010.
Eric Meyer is also the author of three books. An essay, "Les Ressuscités," published by Flammarion in 2004, and two novels : "La porte dérobée,” published by Robert Laffont in 2007 and "Les Fils de Ramsès,” published by JC Lattès in 2010.
He is also a regular runner, tennis player, and cross-country skier.
He lives in Boulogne, near Paris with his family.
Languages spoken: French, English, German
Photo credit: Thierry Suzan
Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.
Pre/Post & Overlands
Before your cruise
After your cruise