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Ponant Luxury and Expedition Cruises

Ponant offers an intimate cruise experience, taking guests to popular destinations, from the sun-drenched Mediterranean to the idyllic islands of the Caribbean, as well as hidden gems off the beaten track, including the Russian Far East.

The company’s seven luxurious ships have the atmosphere of a private yacht and serve delicious French cuisine in a choice of superb restaurants. There is an Open Bar on every itinerary meaning you can enjoy unlimited complimentary drinks from the moment you step on board.

  • Superb French cuisine
  • Spacious cabin on board Le Boreal
  • Visit Santorini
  • Le Ponant
  • Sibenik, Croatia

About Ponant Luxury & Expedition Cruises

Ponant Cruises
  • Choice of open-seating restaurants
  • Sophisticated French design and interiors
  • Carita Spa
  • Themed cruises and entertainment
  • Elegant casual wear on board
  • 7 ships including 6 new megayachts with 264 guests, 139 crew members
  • 'Green Ships' with Ice Classification for expedition cruising
  • Most cabins with balconies
  • 24-hour room service
  • French gourmet cuisine and wine with meals
  • Open bar

Destinations

Ponant offers a superb selection of voyages, with something to suit everyone. Explore the beautiful islands of the Caribbean with colourful coral reefs and an abundance of natural wonders, discover the sun-drenched ports of the Mediterranean, home to some of the world's greatest architectural treasures or perhaps uncover the rich history and culture of Asia, a captivating continent.

Expeditions

Ponant's expedition cruisesruises explore dream locations off the beaten track and not accessible to larger cruise ships, taking you to exotic islands and secret coves, whilst specially-designed Ice Class ships explore remote destinations without sacrificing the luxury which is the signature of Ponant Cruises.

Ponant offers once-in-a-lifetime voyages, giving guests the opportunity to get up close to wildlife and visit remote settlements, without sacrificing comfort and luxury. These special voyages are accompanied by a experienced team of naturalist guides and include regular Zodiac excursions, allowing guests to enjoy unique encounters. Follow in the footsteps of great explorers on an expedition to the Arctic, home to an abundance of wildlife, from polar bears to orcas or head south to Antarctica, the White Continent, with its majestic icebergs, colonies of penguins and former whaling stations. Discover the volcanic Kamchtaka Peninsula on a unique journey to the unspoiled Russian Far East or explore the dramatic landscapes of Alaska and Eastern Siberia.

Ships

New for 2018, Le Champlain and Le Laperouse are luxurious, 184-passenger ships which offer the perfect blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort. Cabins are spacious with modern amentities, and the Panoramic Restaurant offers guests the choice of buffet-style dining or waiter service. Other public areas include the stylish lounge and Pool Deck with solarium, pool and outdoor bar. Both ships feature the latest innovative and evironmentally-friendly equipment, and have a hydraulic platform allowing easy access to the Zodiacs on expedition voyages.

Le Boreal, L'Austral, Le Soleal and Le Lyrial are luxurious megayachts carrying up to 264 passengers in spacious cabins. Every ship has a choice of superb dining venues, a theatre for lectures and live entertainment and a fitness centre. In addition, they are Ice Class ships so fully equipped to sail in Polar waters and carry Zodiacs to allow up-close encounters on expedition voyages. The company is committed to the protection of marine and coastal environments, and these latest additions to their fleet qualify for the proposed 'Green Ship' standard.

Le Ponant is a beautiful three-masted sailing ship carrying just 64 passengers and offers itineraries to the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Cape Verde Islands.

In line with Ponant's philosophy of discovery and enjoyment, selected cruises have lectures and activities around themes ranging from golf, food and wine to jazz and classical music.

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Ponant Luxury & Expedition

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  • Secrets of the Adriatic

    7 Nights - Venice and back

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - Le Lyrial Le Lyrial

    Discover the gems of the Croatian coast on this fascinating luxury voyage on board megayacht Le Lyrial 2017 - May, Aug, Sep

    Secrets of the Adriatic Luxury Cruise Cruise Only
    From £2459pp
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  • Treasures of Polynesia

    7 Nights - Papeete and back

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - Le Boreal Le Boreal

    Discover a paradise on Earth on this 7-night luxury cruise to the turquoise waters and colourful coral reefs of beautiful French Polynesia on board elegant mega-yacht Le Boreal 2017 - Oct
    2018 - Oct
    Exclusive price! From £2555pp

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    From £2555pp
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  • Amalfi Coast and Ancient Greece

    7 Nights - Athens to Civitavecchia

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - Le Lyrial Le Lyrial

    Join Le Lyrial on this luxury music-themed voyage to the beautiful Greek islands of Patmos and Santorini, and the stunning Italian coast, with the opportunity to visit the sacred site of Delphi and ancient Pompeii 2017 - Sep

    Amalfi Coast and Ancient Greece Cruise Only
    From £2835pp
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  • Geysers and Glaciers

    7 Nights - Reykjavik and back

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - L'Austral Choice of Ships

    Explore Iceland, the "Land of Ice and Fire", with its breathtaking fjords and spectacular glaciers on this superb 7-night luxury cruise from Reykjavik 2017 - Jun, Jul

    Geysers and Glaciers Cruise Only
    From £3255pp
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  • Islands of Indonesia

    15 Nights - Yangon to Benoa

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - L'Austral L'Austral

    This brand new voyage explores the treasures of Myanmar and Indonesia, from the idyllic Mergui Archipelago to the breathtaking Gunung Leuser National Park and rarely visited Simeulue Islands 2017 - Nov

    Islands of Indonesia Cruise Only
    From £4069pp
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  • The Best of Japan

    8 Nights - Osaka to Maizuru

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - L'Austral L'Austral

    Set sail aboard L'Austral for a fascinating holiday to the Land of the Rising Sun, where imperial history and tradition meet cutting-edge modernity, with the stunning backdrop of the legendary cherry blossom in full bloom 2018 - Apr, May
    Save 10% on 3 May 2018 departure!

    The Best of Japan Cruise Only
    From £4345pp
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  • Chilean Fjords Luxury Expedition

    13 Nights - Valparaiso to Buenos Aires

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - Le Boreal Choice of Ships

    Explore the heart of the Chilean fjords, visit Puerto Natales, the gateway to the breathtaking Torres del Paine National Park and cruise around the infamous Cape Horn. Includes direct flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires 2017 - Nov
    2018 - Mar
    Save up to 10%!

    Chilean Fjords Luxury Expedition Cruise Only
    From £5278pp
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  • Venice Simplon Orient Express and the Adriatic

    9 Nights - London to Venice

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - Le Lyrial Le Lyrial

    Spend two days on the luxurious Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express from London to Venice, before enjoying a hotel stay in enchanting Venice and a cruise along the picturesque Croatian coast on stylish mega-yacht Le Lyrial on this exclusive holiday 2017 - May
    Exclusive Blue Water Package!

    Orient Express and Secrets of the Adriatic Blue Water Package
    From £5295pp
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  • Vinland America Discovered

    14 Nights - Kangerlussuaq to Quebec

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - Le Soleal Le Soleal

    Follow in the Vikings’ footsteps in search of Vinland on this 14-night luxury expedition from Greenland to the spectacular cliffs, undulating coasts and fascinating archaeological sites of Canada 2017 - Sep
    Save up to 15%!

    Vinland America Discovered Cruise Only
    From £5679pp
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  • The Great Adventure

    15 Nights - Ushuaia to Montevideo

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - Le Soleal Le Soleal

    From the Antarctic Peninsula and its stunning panoramas, set off in the wake of great explorers towards South Georgia on this superb luxury expedition on Le Soleal, with Zodiac excursions and charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia 2018 - Feb
    Book now and save up to 20%!

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    From £6289pp
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  • In the Wake of Pioneers

    14 Nights - Nome to Vancouver

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - Le Boreal Choice of Ships

    Follow in the footsteps of gold miners on this superb luxury expedition to the majestic glaciers, soaring mountains and glistening lakes of Alaska and British Columbia 2017 - Sep
    2018 - Sep
    Save up to 25%!

    In the Wake of Pioneers Cruise Only
    From £6685pp
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  • Antarctica Land of Extremes

    10 Nights - Buenos Aires and back

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - Le Lyrial Choice of Ships

    A luxury expedition voyage from Ushuaia through the famous Drake Passage to the breathtaking Antarctic Peninsula, with expert guides and the opportunity to get up close to wildlife on zodiac landings. Includes charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia 2017 - Nov, Dec
    2018 - Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec
    2019 - Jan, Feb
    Save up to 30%!

    Antarctica Land of Extremes Cruise Only
    From £6695pp
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  • From Antarctica to Africa

    21 Nights - Ushuaia to Cape Town

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - Le Lyrial Le Lyrial

    Sail from Ushuaia to the remote Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the volcanic British archipelago of Tristan da Cunha, before reaching Cape Town, on this luxury expedition voyage. Includes expert guides, Zodiac excursions and charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. 2018 - Mar
    Book now to save up to 20%!

    From Antarctica to Africa Cruise Only
    From £8645pp
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  • Christmas and New Year in Antarctica

    16 Nights - Ushuaia and back

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - Le Soleal Le Soleal

    A luxury festive expedition voyage to the famous Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the breathtaking Antarctic Peninsula. Includes expert guides, Zodiac excursions and charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia. 2017 - Dec
    Book now to save up to 30%!

    Christmas and New Year in Antarctica Cruise Only
    From £8845pp
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  • Beyond the Polar Circle

    16 Nights - Ushuaia and back

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - Le Soleal Le Soleal

    Le Soleal crosses the Polar Circle for the very first time on this unique expedition exploring the rugged Falkland Islands and dramatic scenery of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. Includes Zodiac excursions and charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia 2018 - Jan
    Book now and save up to 30%!

    Beyond the Polar Circle Cruise Only
    From £9985pp
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  • Luxury Northwest Passage Expedition

    22 Nights - Kangerlussuaq to Nome

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - Le Soleal Le Soleal

    This once-in-a-lifetime luxury expedition voyage on mega-yacht Le Soleal follows in the footsteps of famous Arctic explorers through the legendary Northwest Passage. Includes charter flight from Paris to Kangerlussuaq, and return flight from Nome to Seattle 2018 - Aug

    Luxury Northwest Passage Expedition Cruise Only
    From £11235pp
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  • Best of Vietnam

    9 Nights - Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - Le Soleal Choice of Ships

    Discover the rich history, culture and scenery of Vietnam, from the limestone pillars of Ha Long Bay to the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City on this luxury voyage

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  • The Great Austral Loop

    15 Nights - Ushuaia and back

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - Le Boreal Choice of Ships

    Discover the undulating hills of the remote Falkland Islands, the majestic glaciers of South Georgia and ice-covered peaks of the Antarctic Peninsula on this superb roundtrip expedition from Ushuaia with Zodiac excursions. Includes direct flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia

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  • Scattered Islands and Seychelles

    15 Nights - Durban to Mahe

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - Le Lyrial Le Lyrial

    Discover the pearls of the Indian Ocean, from the idyllic Scattered Islands to the diverse scenery of Madagascar and tranquil islets of the Seychelles, on this unique 15-night voyage on board Le Lyrial

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  • Amazon and Orinoco Expedition

    17 Nights - Recife to Fort de France

    Ponant Luxury Expeditions Ship - Le Soleal Le Soleal

    A fascinating and unique expedition on Le Soleal exploring the Amazon and Orinoco, two legendary rivers home to endemic wildlife and vegetation, with daily Zodiac excursions

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