Cultural treasures and Scandinavian panoramas on Le Champlain
From Edinburgh to Stockholm, PONANT brings you a brand-new 12-day cruise aboard Le Champlain, through the landscapes and cultural treasures of Scotland and Scandinavia.
On departing from Edinburgh, a city brimming with history and designated City of Literature by UNESCO, your ship will sail northward to Aberdeen. Its magnificent coast, boasting a remarkable nature reserve and majestic castles nearby, make Scotland’s third largest city, full of Gothic charm, an exceptional port of call.
You will then head for the Orkney archipelago and its windswept moorland landscape. Stromness, a small fishing port with stone houses, reveals a rich history of Vikings, merchants and sailors.
Le Champlain will then set a course for Norway, its stunning scenery and its incredible cities and towns. On the southern coast, the colourful facades of Egersund stretch out along the curve of a fjord and the town’s industrial past, centred on fishing and earthenware production, is revealed. You will then sail along the coast to Arendal, called the Venice of the North due to its canals, before heading on to Oslo. Sitting on the edge of a fjord covered in greenery, the creative, multicultural, radiant capital of Norway reflects a deep attachment to its Viking and Scandinavian roots.
The next step of your voyage will take you to Gothenburg, in Sweden. The country’s main port and labelled City of Literature by UNESCO, it can be discovered via its pretty canals, cultural treasures and emblematic districts.
Next, Copenhagen, city of art and history, the charming Danish capital will not fail to surprise you with its easy lifestyle, cultural richness and exceptional heritage.
You will set a course for the charming fishing village of Gudhjem. Located on the small Danish island of Bornholm, it is very popular among the Danes for its gentle way of life and its beautiful landscapes of rock formations.
You will return to Sweden in Karlskrona. This city, whose history is intrinsically linked to the Swedish Navy, boasts exceptional UNESCO-listed architecture that is characteristic of late-17th-century European naval cities.
Le Champlain will then cruise toward the island of Gotland and Visby, one of the major sites of the Hanseatic League in the Baltic Sea around the 13th century, before making its way to Stockholm, your disembarkation port.
Like the rest of the PONANT EXPLORERS series, Le Champlain successfully manages to subtly combine the desire to explore the remotest regions of the planet with the comfort and privacy of a cosily intimate ship.
To the innovative and environmentally friendly equipment are added elegant design and a unique atmosphere in keeping with the whole PONANT universe. Your dream of a cruise onboard a cosily intimate ship is thus made possible through the combination of an authentically genuine voyage experience together with discreet luxury.
PONANT is the World Leader in Luxury Expeditions with ultra-modern, intimate ships, offering attentive service and well-designed itineraries that touch all corners of the globe. Every cruise is a blend of adventure, exploration, and discovery—all experienced in luxurious comfort, even in the heart of extreme landscapes.
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|1||Rosyth, Scotland||6:00 PM|
|2||Aberdeen, Scotland||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|3||Stromness, Orkney||7:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|4||Egersund||2:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|5||Arendal||8:00 AM||2:00 PM|
|6||Oslo||8:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|7||Göteborg (Gothenburg)||11:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|8||Copenhagen||8:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|9||Gudjhem, Bornholm||8:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|10||Karlskrona||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|11||Visby, Gotland||12:00 PM||6:00 PM|