Le Laperouse, Asia A Blend of Tradition & Modernity ex Osaka to Haiphong

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Laperouse
Cruise Departs
26 Oct 2019
Cruise Duration
14 Nights
Embark Ship
Osaka, Japan
Disembark Ship
Haiphong, Vietnam
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Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
26 Oct 2019
Osaka, Japan
08:00 PM
27 Oct 2019
Takamatsu, Japan
06:00 AM 08:00 PM
28 Oct 2019
Hiroshima, Japan
06:30 AM 07:00 PM
29 Oct 2019
Karatsu, Japan
12:30 PM 07:00 PM
30 Oct 2019
Nagasaki, Japan
07:00 AM 05:30 PM
31 Oct 2019 At sea    
01 Nov 2019
Shanghai, China
06:30 AM overnight
02 Nov 2019
Shanghai, China
05:00 PM
03 Nov 2019 At sea    
04 Nov 2019 At sea    
05 Nov 2019
Hong Kong
02:00 PM overnight
06 Nov 2019
Hong Kong
07:00 PM
07 Nov 2019 At sea    
08 Nov 2019
Halong Bay, Vietnam
09 Nov 2019
Haiphong, Vietnam
07:00 AM

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Osaka to Haiphong aboard Le Laperouse.

Set off to encounter age-old civilisations during an all-new 15-day cruise in Asia aboard Le Lapérouse. A PONANT itinerary taking you from Japan to Vietnam via China.

You will embark in Osaka, a modern, forward-looking city, in the heart of the Japanese archipelago.

We will call at Hiroshima, the gateway to the Miyajima, home to the majestic Shinto Shrine, whose entrance is guarded by a magnificent vermilion torii.

In Nagasaki, don’t miss out on the visit of the Peace Memorial, built in tribute to the victims of the atomic bomb in 1945.

Le Lapérouse will then set sail for Shanghai, a futuristic city with a thousand faces. In this Chinese megalopolis with contrasting architecture, the spirit of the 1930s still seems to reign over certain streets, particularly in the Bund waterfront area.

A former British colony, Hong Kong is unlike any other city. Hiding behind the crowds and the neons are temples and markets, a strange mix of modernity and tradition.

Finally you’ll discover the Bay of Ha Long, a real jewel of Vietnam. Sailing among the limestone pillars, grottos and arches of this site with its surreal atmosphere will undoubtedly be the defining moment of your cruise.

Highlights of this cruise:

Osaka
Like its big sister Tokyo, Osaka is the product of ancestral traditions and amazing technological innovations. And despite its size, its location on the Pacific Ocean give it a sense of serenity.ᅠ The main historic landmark is the 16th-century Osaka Castle, which stands proud in the midst of majestic skyscrapers. The lively streets of Dotomburi and the bizarre Shinsekai district attract thousands of locals and visitors. A multitude of restaurants offer menus full of regional specialities: takoyaki, made with octopus, and other succulent dishes such as kushikatsu kebabs.

Nagasaki
Located on the north-west coast of Kyushu, Nagasaki will impress you by its rich heritage. Despite the destruction in 1945, you can visit several ancient sites, including the beautiful 19th-century Catholic Church of Oura and its garden, the sanctuary of Suwa Shrine as well as several Buddhist temples. A visit to the Atomic Bomb Museum gives you insight into the extent of the damage caused by the nuclear attack. Close by, a walk in the Memorial Peace Park leads you to a collection of objets dメart offered as a gift from Japan to the world.

Shanghai
Set in the most amazing geographic location, Shanghai has fast become the largest economic and commercial hub in China. Although this futuristic megalopolis is the capital of excess, it still has soul. See for yourself as you stroll around the Bund district, emblematic of old Shanghai. From here, you can reach Peopleメs Square, a must-see vast and luminous space bordered by historical monuments. In the former French concession, youメll be able to appreciate the charm of the most Westernised of Chinese cities: a haven of peace in the heart of an urban jungle!

Hong Kong
Hong Kong, known as the “Fragrant harbour”, bordered by the South China Sea, is a heady place attracting tourists from the world over. This former British colony today combines ultramodern shopping malls and authentic markets like the Ladie’s Market or the night market on Temple Street. At first sight, you’ll be overwhelmed by the city’s architecture which, because of lack of ground space, reaches skywards, with its 1,250 skyscrapers and other towers. Believing is seeing, so if you go up to Victoria Peak, the highest point on the island, you’ll see a dizzying and unforgettable view of the bay.

Halong Bay
Located 170 kilometres east of Hanoi, in the gulf of Tonkin, Halong bay is a marvel of marvels. A must for all who wish to soak up the spirit of Vietnam, at once peaceful and mysterious. You’ll sail into the heart of this legendary natural beauty, not surprisingly listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Over approximately 1,500 square kilometres, the famous bay offers an infinite quasi supernatural and ghostly spectacle of limestone pillars rising from the sea in all shapes and sizes, sculpted by nature for centuries. This exceptional scenic beauty of this site includes myriad creeks, caves and other interior lakes to feast your eyes on.

Haiphong
On the banks of the Red River Delta, Haiphong is one of Vietnam’s three major ports. Contemporary and outward-looking, the city also has a rich past. One stunning example of its old colonial town is the Du Hang pagoda, the gateway to Hanoi, the county’s capital and a symbol of its anti-colonial struggle. Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam’s independence here in 1945, where his body rests in the middle of the Ba Dinh square in his mausoleum. A few hundred metres away is the wrought-iron fence that surrounds the Presidential Palace and the delicate One Pillar Pagoda. Further south, kick back in the peace and quiet of the Confucian Temple of Literature.

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins 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 Lapérouse 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 5-star service.

Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 131 metres
  • Maiden Voyage: June 2018
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 184
  • Officer Nationality: French
  • Ship Registration: France

Ship Amenities

  • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Satellite Television
  • Ipod Players
  • Video on Demand
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bath Robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi

Ship Facilities

  • Reception Desk
  • Boutique
  • Zodiac
  • Water Sports including Kayaking & Paddle-Boarding
  • Pool Deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Solarium
  • Pool Bar & Lounge
  • Theatre
  • Main Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Panoramic Lounge
  • Spa & Fitness Centre

EXPERIENCE CRUISING ANOTHER WAY, DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF YACHT CRUISES.

Our mission is to transport you to mythical destinations and secret ports only accessible to small capacity ships.

To offer the delights of a French-inspired cuisine in an intimate environment – a discreet service where no attention to detail is spared – and unforgettable moments of relaxation on board elegant yachts of character.

To combine sophistication and conviviality, with priority given to authentic experiences, emotions and the ongoing quest for excellence.

Yacht cruises: more than a cruise, a privilege…

Attentive, professional, discreet and elegant, the fully bilingual service on board will meet your every desire. Our unique atmosphere is filled with a signature sentiment: a warm welcome from an experienced crew who are passionate about what they do, in the tradition of private yachting.

In the dining areas, our gourmet cuisine is worthy of top fine dining restaurants: exquisite wines are available, and menus are created with expertise by our skilled chefs with a French-inspired menu enhanced by specialties from our various ports of call.

Pleasure, enrichment, discovery: relax – we take care of everything…

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