Luxury expedition line Ponant has unveiled its 2024-25 sailing season for the Relais & Chateaux, three-mast sailing yacht, Le Ponant taking well-heeled guests to exquisite destinations in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Cape Verde.

Le Ponant which can only accommodate 32 passengers will sail the turquoise waters of the Med to rediscover the magic of the Cyclades and explore the Adriatic coast, away from the maddening hot tourist spots.

There will be 16 sailings from Athens to Dubrovnik for guests to enjoy the charms of the niche islands, strolling through charming fishing villages and breathing in the intoxicating perfume of fig trees onshore. During the day, guests will have the freedom to swim, paddleboard and kayak while in the evenings they can experience the lively ambiance of the harbourside as the sun sets over the horizon.

The two itineraries include:

Croatia Under Sail from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik, 7-night sailings are scheduled from 18 August to 29 September 2024. There are 7 sailings. For more details click here

The Cyclades from Athens to Athens, 7-night, 8 sailings from2 June to 21 July 2024. For more details click here.

Heading to autumn next year, Le Ponant will sail to the rhythm of the Caribbean and Cape Verde exploring the many facets of the archipelago. From deserts to green landscapes and white sandy beaches, she will sail from island to island giving guests plenty of time to appreciate the cultural diversity , blend of colonial heritage, rhythms and tropical flavours.

Highlights of the Caribbean and Cape Verde itineraries include:

The Many Faces of Cap Verde will offer 8 sailings from Mindelo to Mindelo departing 8 November to 27 December 2024.

Le Ponant will head to the Caribbean in January 2025 exploring Guadeloupe to the Grenadines from the British Virgin Islands to Anguilla with 6 sailings.

Travellers will explore the secret islands, some uninhabited, in the Antilles. They will also be able to unwind in heavenly spots, discovering the treasures of unspoilt nature and immersing themselves in Creole culture.

There will be six sailings scheduled including:

Reverie Under Sail in the Heart of the Lesser Antilles from Phillipsburg to Marigot, with 3 sailings from 1 February to 29 March 2025. Click here for more details.

Gliding the Waters of the Windward Islands from Pointe-a-Pitre to Pointe-a-Pitre, with 3 sailings from 18 January to 15 March 2025. Click here for more details.

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