The new Summer 2012 Cruises brochure published by Compagnie du Ponant, is now available and features more than 80 sailings, from four to 14 nights, operating between March and October next year.

A range of destinations are offered plus a choice of themed cruises from music and golf, to gastronomy, family and soft expedition.

New themed cruises include a Gastronomic cruise from Honfleur to Copenhagen on Le Boreal; a family cruise to Celtic Lands on Le Diamant; and a Bel Canto Cruise in the Adriatic Sea on L’Austral.

New itineraries include exclusive ports of call and moorings in Corsica on Le Ponant; an 'Escape to Sicily' on Le Levant; and discovering the Meteora monasteries of Greece also on Le Levant.

As an example of prices, cruise-only fares lead in at £1,158 per person for a seven-night round-trip journey from St Malo on Le diamant, departing on August 25.

For more information or to order a brochure visit

Meanwhile the company has announced its order for a third, 264-passenger ship to be built at the Italian Fincanteri shipyard set to launch in June 2013, bringing the total ships in the fleet to six.

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