Discover the treasures of the land by sea on board luxurious yachts that are built on an intimate scale for discerning travellers. With a French crew, attentive service and a focus on gastronomy, this is expedition cruising at its authentic and sophisticated best. 


  • All inclusive cruises – expeditions plus gourmet cuisine & drinks

  • Small ship pioneers & the leader in polar cruising

  • Authentic adventure: naturalist experts & Zodiac expeditions

  • Discover a refined atmosphere, in the spirit of a private yacht

Recommended Cruises

The 12 small ships of Ponant sail the world over. Whether you’re seeking polar adventure, Northern Europe, the Americas or Mediterranean style, Ponant has your perfect voyage. Below are selected cruises, ask us about other destinations.

Emblematic Antarctica

Emblematic Antarctica

Antarctica looms large in the imagination of adventure seekers and travellers. Explore the great white southern land, up close and in absolute comfort with Ponant.

11 DAYS (Included flight Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires)

Departure: November 2019 to February 2020

Aboard Le Boreal, Le Soleal, L'Austral or Le Lyrial

From $15,820 pp, twin share

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Beyond the Polar Circle

Beyond the Polar Circle

Cross the mythical line of the Antarctic Circle during this polar expedition cruise to the far reaches of the Southern Hemisphere – including the Falkland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula.

17 DAYS (Included flight Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires)

Departure: January to February 2020

Aboard L’Austral, Le Soleal or Le Lyrial

From $20,760 pp, twin share

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Christmas in Antarctica

Christmas in Antarctica 2019

Dreaming of a white Christmas? An untouched wilderness filled with beauty and surprise, Antarctica is the epitome of exploration. Wrap yourself a special Christmas gift this year explore Antarctica.

16 DAYS (Included flight Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires)

Departure: 14 December 2019

Aboard Le Boreal

From $18,120 pp, twin share

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Iconic Kimberley

Iconic Kimberley

Australia’s Kimberley region is one of the world’s most spectacular and pristine wilderness areas. Aboard Ponant’s Le Laperouse set sail for the wild landscapes of Kimberley.


Departures: May to August 2019 & 2020

Aboard Le Laperouse

From $11,150 pp, twin share

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Madagascar, Réunion & Mauritius

From Mauritius to the Seychelles via Madagascar and Reunion Island, to enjoy beaches, nautical activities, and breathtaking natural beauty that few tourists visit.

14 days

Departures: 22 April 2020

Aboard Le Lyrial

From $11,400 pp, twin share

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Arctic: The Best of Spitsbergen

Arctic: The Best of Spitsbergen

There are places in this world whose primeval beauty evokes feelings of a rare intensity: with its stunning landscapes, the Arctic is one such place. Discover the brutal beauty and polar bears of this land.

8 DAYS (Included flight from/to Paris)

Departures: May to July 2020

Aboard Le Boreal

From $11,580 pp, twin share

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