Waterproof Cruises

Atlantic Coastal Summer Cruises

From July to September you will have the unique opportunity to discover the French Atlantic Coast on board a luxury expedition cruise.

Summer 2020 France Cruises

Discover the Atlantic Coast

This summer you will have the unique opportunity to explore the authentic villages and beautiful islands of France's Atlantic coast on board the luxury expedition ships Le Dumont D'urville, Le Bougainville and Le Jacques Cartier. 
Weekly departures are available from July until end of September (subject to final authorisation) from Bordeaux, Saint-Malo and Le Havre. On all these voyages, you will have opportunities to participate in water-based activities and zodiac trips to access the most sublime beaches and wild pieces of nature. 

This summer you can enjoy a risk-free booking policy:

• Cancellation without charge and without having to provide a reason up to 72 hours prior to departure
• Strict health protection protocols developed in close collaboration with medical professionals


From Bordeaux - 7 nights - Le Bougainville

A voyage exploring the authentic and unspoiled natural wonders of the Atlantic coast, visiting the Ponant Islands from Bordeaux. Breathe in the salty air of the marshes and admire the birdlife on Île de Ré. The journey continues south along the Bay of Biscay. On the Spanish Basque coast, discover Pasaia. This renowned seaside resort in the Bay of Biscay combines an idyllic natural setting with the charm of the Belle Époque. Before you return to Bordeaux, you'll have the chance to pay your regards to Cordouan Lighthouse, a historical monument.

Prices from € 2990 p.p.

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From Saint-Malo - 7 nights - Le Jacques Cartier

Embark on a voyage to the heart of Brittany! Set course for the Ponant Islands and Bréhat Island, which is also referred to as Island of Flowers. Disembark on an idyllic and uninhabited island forming part of the Glénan archipelago. Continuing on, you'll have the chance to admire breathtaking panoramas from the Pointe des Poulains peninsula at the northern end of Belle-Île-en-Mer. After a last visit, to the Brittish Isles of Sully, you will sail back to Saint-Malo.

Prices from € 3140 p.p.

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From Le Havre - 7 nights - Le Dumont D'urville

Begin your cruise with a magnificent sail along the meandering route of the Seine. Then set a course for the majestic cliffs of Étretat and further west to the former fishing village of Ploumanac’h. Admire the Sept-Îles archipelago, a designated nature reserve and protected natural site home to thousands of sea birds, with Rouzic Island the site of France's only colony of northern gannets. The cruise will conclude with a visit to Chausey,  an archipelago on which time seems to have stood still.

Prices from € 2990 p.p.

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The ships

combining desire for adventure with five-star travel on a luxury expedition cruise

The French Atlantic Coastal Cruises take place on board the ships Le Dumont D'urville, Le Bougainville and Le Jacques Cartier, combining desire for adventure with five-star travel. These are three explorer ships of the luxury cruise company Ponant and all have the same high-end features:
• maximum of 184 guests
• 112 crew members
• an on board spa
• outdoor pool
• 2 restaurants
• spacious staterooms and suites