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.
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.
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.