Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500
Go

Ponant Luxury and Expedition Cruises

Ponant offers a truly intimate cruising experience and provide guests with the opportunity to discover an array of fascinating destinations, from the sun-drenched Mediterranean to the idyllic islands of the Caribbean. Ponant also cruise to 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

Cruise Collection 2019 / 2020 / 2021

Ponant Luxury & Expedition

A selection of our Ponant cruises are shown below. Tick the boxes to filter by date, ship and duration or visit Luxury Cruises to view all our Ponant cruises.

Month:
  • All
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Cruising Region:
  • All
  • Asia
  • Australasia
  • Central America
  • Far East
  • Indian Ocean
  • Mediterranean
  • North America
  • Northern Europe
  • Pacific
  • Polar
  • South America
  • Southern Africa
Nights:
  • All
  • 4 - 6 Nights
  • 7 - 10 Nights
  • 10+ Nights
Clear Filters
  • Mayan Treasures of the Yucatan Peninsula

    7 Nights - Puerto Morelos and Back

    Le Champlain Le Champlain

    Join luxurious ship Le Champlain on this brand new and unique cruise around the Mexican peninsula of Yucatan, with the opportunity to visit wonders from the Mayan civilisation, including the city of Chichen Itza 2019 - Nov, Dec 2020 - Jan Receive €800pp flight credit!

    Chichen Itza Cruise Only
    From £2250pp
    View Full Details

  • Springtime Gardens of Northern Europe

    8 Nights - London to Bergen

    Le Boreal Le Boreal

    Discover the remarkable gardens, ancient castles and stunning waterfronts of the British Isles, Belgium and Norway on this luxury cruise, accompanied by garden experts Holly and Osamu Shimizu. Includes a private tour of Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden with Gala Luncheon 2019 - May Save up to 25% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount and €400pp on board credit!

    London Tower Bridge Cruise Only
    From £2305pp
    View Full Details

  • History and Art Cruise

    7 Nights - Copenhagen to Honfleur

    Le Dumont dUrville Le Dumont dUrville

    This cruise from Copenhagen to Honfleur is perfect for art lovers, with visits to world-famous museums including a private after-hours tour of Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum. Includes overnight hotel stay in Copenhagen and lectures from renowned art historian Till-Holger Borchert 2019 - Aug Save up to 25% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Copenhagen Cruise Only
    From £2622pp
    View Full Details

  • Secrets of the Adriatic

    7 Nights - Venice and Back

    Le Lyrial Le Lyrial

    Discover the gems of the Croatian coast including picturesque Korcula and UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik on this luxury voyage on board stylish megayacht Le Lyrial 2020 - May, Jun, Sep Save up to 15% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Dubrovnik, Croatia Cruise Only
    From £2718pp
    View Full Details

  • Along the South African Coastline

    8 Nights - Cape Town to Durban

    Le Lyrial Le Lyrial

    Discover the bustling metropolises, outstanding natural beauty and remarkable wildlife of South Africa's wild east coast on this 8-night cruise with visits to Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay

    Addo National Park Cruise Only
    From £2833pp
    View Full Details

  • Cultural Jewels of the Adriatic

    9 Nights - Athens to Venice

    Le Lyrial Le Lyrial

    Join luxury ship Le Lyrial in Athens and explore the wonders of the Adriatic on this 9-night cruise through Italy, Greece, Croatia and Montenegro. Includes open bar throughout the cruise and evening entertainment. 2020 - Aug Save up to 30% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Ancona, Italy Cruise Only
    From £2894pp
    View Full Details

  • Essential Seychelles

    8 Nights - Mahe and Back

    Le Bougainville Le Bougainville

    Enjoy a glimpse of paradise on this brand new luxury expedition cruise to the heart of the spectacular Seychelles, with opportunities for diving and snorkelling among the colourful coral reefs and stunning marine life 2019 - Dec 2020 - Jan Save up to 25% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Praslin Cruise Only
    From £2903pp
    View Full Details

  • Amalfi Coast and Ancient Greece

    7 Nights - Athens to Civitavecchia

    Le Lyrial Le Lyrial

    Join Le Lyrial on this luxury voyage to the beautiful Greek islands of Hydra and Kefalonia, the stunning Italian coast and the islands of Sicily and Corsica 2019 - Aug Save up to 20% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Amalfi Cruise Only
    From £2991pp
    View Full Details

  • Treasures of Sicily

    8 Nights - Valletta and Back

    Le Bougainville Le Bougainville

    Explore enchanting Sicily on this unique luxury cruise and soak up the historical and cultural influences borne from thousands of years at the crossroads of Eastern and Western civilisations. Includes return flights from the UK and overseas transfers 2019 - Jul Exclusive Blue Water Package!

    Valletta Fly-Cruise Package
    From £3495pp
    View Full Details

  • Adventure in the Bijagos Archipelago

    8 Nights - Dakar and Back

    Le Dumont dUrville Le Dumont dUrville

    Discover exceptional biodiversity, admire the outstanding natural beauty and experience the traditions of the Bidyogo people on this 8-night cruise through the unspoiled Bissagos archipelago, a UNESCO Protected Biosphere Reserve. Includes Zodiac landings, expert guides and evening entertainment. 2020 - Apr Save up to 30% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Hippos bathing Cruise Only
    From £3615pp
    View Full Details

  • Ancestral Japan

    12 Nights - Manila to Osaka

    Le Laperouse Le Laperouse

    Join Le Lapérouse in Manila and voyage between the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan on this 12-night cruise to discover stunning scenery, traditional villages and fascinating histories. Includes an open bar throughout the cruise and a specialised on board lecturer. 2020 - Sep Save up to 20% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Downtown Hiroshima, Japan Cruise Only
    From £3879pp
    View Full Details

  • Treasures of Polynesia

    9 Nights - Papeete and Back

    Le Boreal Le Boreal

    Discover a paradise on Earth on this 9-night luxury cruise to the turquoise waters and colourful coral reefs of beautiful French Polynesia on board stylish megayacht Le Boreal 2019 - Oct Save up to 15% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Moorea Cruise Only
    From £3975pp
    View Full Details

  • Jewels of Latin America

    13 Nights - Puerto Quetzal to Guayaquil

    Le Soleal Le Soleal

    Join luxury expedition ship Le Soleal for this unique cruise to the highlights of Latin America, including breathtaking Cocos Island, the idyllic Pearl Islands nestled in the Gulf of Panama, and UNESCO-listed Darien National Park with its abundance of flora and fauna. Includes thrilling Zodiac landings accompanied by experienced naturalist guides 2019 - Sep Receive €800pp flight credit!

    San Juan del Sur Cruise Only
    From £4392pp
    View Full Details

  • Geysers and Glaciers

    7 Nights - Reykjavik and Back

    Le Champlain Le Champlain

    Explore Iceland, the "Land of Ice and Fire", with its breathtaking fjords and spectacular glaciers on this superb 7-night luxury cruise from Reykjavik 2019 - May Exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Reykjavik Cruise Only
    From £4406pp
    View Full Details

  • Historic Cities of the Baltic Sea

    8 Nights - Copenhagen to Stockholm

    Le Dumont dUrville Le Dumont dUrville

    Experience a kaleidoscope of history, heritage and culture on this luxury cruise to the best of the Baltic, visiting magnificent capital cities full of world-famous museums and art galleries, ornate churches and opulent palaces. Includes return flights from the UK and overseas transfers 2019 - Aug Exclusive Blue Water Package!

    Copenhagen Fly-Cruise Package
    From £4595pp
    View Full Details

  • Ancient Wonders of Papua and Spice

    11 Nights - Cairns to Darwin

    Le Laperouse Le Laperouse

    Sail along the Great Barrier Reef on luxury expedition ship Le Laperouse to the remote Asmat region, where ancient tribes remain hidden from the world, and the exotic Spice Islands with their stunning beaches 2019 - May Exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Tribal dance Cruise Only
    From £4874pp
    View Full Details

  • Icelandic Loop

    7 Nights - Reykjavik and Back

    Le Champlain Le Champlain

    Explore the dramatic land of fire and ice in luxury on this spectacular circumnavigation of Iceland from the world’s most northerly capital of Reykjavik, and experience breathtaking glaciers, lava fields, geysers, and a wealth of wildlife including whales, puffins and sea birds. Includes return flights from the UK and overseas transfers 2019 - Aug Exclusive Blue Water Package!

    Reykjavik Fly-Cruise Package
    From £4995pp
    View Full Details

  • The Legacy of World War II

    14 Nights - Hong Kong to Osaka

    Le Laperouse Le Laperouse

    Uncover the history of China and Japan and learn more about World War II in the Pacific on this luxury cruise, with lectures from expert historians and a meeting with survivors at Hiroshima's Peace Museum. Includes pre-cruise hotel stay in Hong Kong 2019 - Sep Save up to 25% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Holy Torii Gate Cruise Only
    From £5082pp
    View Full Details

  • The Best of Japan

    11 Nights - Osaka to Maizuru

    Le Laperouse Le Laperouse

    Set sail aboard Le Laperouse for a luxury holiday to the heart of the Land of the Rising Sun, where highlights include the majestic Shinto Miyajima shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the ancient dwellings of the samurai. Includes overnight hotel stay in Osaka or Kyoto, return flights from the UK and overseas transfers 2019 - Oct Exclusive Blue Water Package!

    Osaka Fly-Cruise Package
    From £5095pp
    View Full Details

  • Ancient Cultures of Papua New Guinea

    11 Nights - Honiara to Cairns

    Le Laperouse Le Laperouse

    Explore the heart of remote regions on this luxury expedition cruise to discover the wild beauty of the volcanic Solomon Islands and the mysterious cultures of Papua New Guinea, with Zodiac trips allowing close encounters with local tribes 2019 - May Exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Trobriand Islands Cruise Only
    From £5113pp
    View Full Details

  • Treasures of New Caledonia

    13 Nights - Auckland to Noumea

    Le Laperouse Le Laperouse

    Enjoy this all new-itinerary, from New Zealand to the tropical lagoons of New Caledonia in the South Pacific, with Zodiac outings, shore visits with the expedition team and the opportunity to attend a Maori ceremony 2019 - Apr Save up to 10% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Auckland Cruise Only
    From £5144pp
    View Full Details

  • Mysteries of Melanesia

    11 Nights - Noumea to Honiara

    Le Laperouse Le Laperouse

    Discover the traditional villages, tropical beaches and active volcanoes of Vanuatu and the surrounding islands on this 11-night luxury expedition cruise through the Pacific Ocean 2019 - Apr Exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    New Caledonia Cruise Only
    From £5617pp
    View Full Details

  • Seychelles to Madagascar and Mauritius

    13 Nights - Mahé to Port Louis

    Le Lyrial Le Lyrial

    This new 14-day expedition cruise sails from Mauritius to the Seychelles via Madagascar and Reunion Island to explore beautiful beaches and unspoilt islands bursting with culture. Includes selected shore excursions, evening entertainment and an open bar throughout. 2020 - Apr Save up to 15% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    La Digue Cruise Only
    From £5650pp
    View Full Details

  • Natural Wonders of the Amazon

    12 Nights - Cayenne to Manaus

    Le Champlain Le Champlain

    Explore the Amazon river and cross the Equator on this fascinating luxury expedition cruise on new ship La Champlain, with Zodiac trips for close encounters with unique wildlife Exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Amazon river Cruise Only
    From £6078pp
    View Full Details

  • Zanzibar and the Indian Ocean

    12 Nights - Mahe to Zanzibar

    Le Bougainville Le Bougainville

    Sail from the colourful islands of the Seychelles to the superb wildlife of Tanzania and exotic Zanzibar on this brand new luxury expedition cruise, with fantastic diving and snorkelling opportunities 2020 - Feb Exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    La Digue Cruise Only
    From £6217pp
    View Full Details

  • Great Lakes of North America

    11 Nights - Quebec City to Milwaukee

    Le Champlain Le Champlain

    Experience the glorious colours of the fall foliage of Canada and the USA on this unique luxury cruise through the Great Lakes of North America from Québec to Milwaukee, exploring the spectacular scenery, history and culture of the region, with return flights from the UK and overseas transfers 2019 - Sep, Oct Exclusive Blue Water Package!

    Thousand Islands Fly-Cruise Package
    From £6295pp
    View Full Details

  • The Heart of Indonesia

    11 Nights - Singapore to Darwin

    Le Laperouse Le Laperouse

    Visit traditional Indonesian villages to discover the unique culture, witness Orangutan’s in their natural habitat at Tanjung Puting National Park and visit one of the seven Pink Beaches on the planet on this 11-night expedition cruise of the Indonesian Archipelago. 2019 - Nov Exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Komodo Dragon Cruise Only
    From £6303pp
    View Full Details

  • Chilean Fjords Luxury Expedition

    13 Nights - Valparaiso to Buenos Aires

    Le Soleal Le Soleal

    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 on this unique luxury expedition voyage. Includes direct flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires 2019 - Nov Save up to 15% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Valparaiso Cruise Only
    From £6316pp
    View Full Details

  • Scattered Islands and Seychelles

    15 Nights - Durban to Mahe

    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 2019 - Apr

    Seychelles Cruise Only
    From £6552pp
    View Full Details

  • In the Wake of Pioneers

    14 Nights - Nome to Vancouver

    LAustral LAustral

    Follow in the footsteps of gold miners on this superb luxury expedition to the majestic glaciers, soaring mountains and glistening lakes of Alaska, in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions. Includes flight from Seattle to Nome, National Georgraphic Photographer onboard and expert onboard 2019 - Sep Save up to 25% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Sitka, Alaska Cruise Only
    From £6692pp
    View Full Details

  • From Antarctica to Africa

    21 Nights - Ushuaia to Cape Town

    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. 2020 - Feb 2021 - Mar Save up to 30% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Penguins in South Georgia Cruise Only
    From £6726pp
    View Full Details

  • The Great Adventure

    15 Nights - Ushuaia to Montevideo

    LAustral LAustral

    From the Antarctic Peninsula and its stunning panoramas, set off in the wake of great explorers towards South Georgia on this superb luxury expedition, with Zodiac excursions and charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia 2020 - Feb 2021 - Mar Save up to 30% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Paradise Bay Cruise Only
    From £7239pp
    View Full Details

  • Antarctica Land of Extremes

    10 Nights - Buenos Aires and Back

    LAustral 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 return flights from the UK and charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia 2019 - Nov, Dec 2020 - Jan, Feb Exclusive Blue Water package with savings of up to 30%!

    King penguins in Antarctica Fly-Cruise Package
    From £7995pp
    View Full Details

  • The Great Austral Loop

    16 Nights - Buenos Aires and Back

    LAustral Choice of Ships

    Discover the wild beauty of the rugged Falkland Islands, meet the colonies of king penguins on South Georgia and admire the majestic icebergs of the Antarctic Peninsula on this unique 16-night luxury expedition voyage. Includes flights between Buenos Aires or Santiago and Ushuaia 2019 - Nov, Dec 2020 - Nov 2021 - Jan Save up to 30% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Antarctica scenery Cruise Only
    From £8679pp
    View Full Details

  • Borneo and Beyond

    9 Nights - Singapore to Benoa

    Le Laperouse Le Laperouse

    Set sail from Singapore on this 9-night luxury expedition cruise into the heart of Indonesia, where you will see orangutans in Borneo, visit the famous Komodo National Park and witness a traditional ceremony in a local village

    Orangutan View Full Details

  • Caribbean and Orinoco

    12 Nights - Fort de France to Cayenne

    Le Champlain Le Champlain

    Set sail on this luxury expedition cruise to enchanting Caribbean beaches and tropical rainforest, with Zodiac trips along the magical Orinoco river allowing up close encounters with endemic wildlife and local tribes Exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Martinique View Full Details

  • Exploring the Indonesian Archipelago

    14 Nights - Benoa to Cairns

    Le Laperouse Le Laperouse

    Journey into the heart of Indonesia's most beautiful tropical islands on this 14-night luxury expedition cruise from Bali to Cairns, calling at Komodo Island to see the famous Komodo dragons

    Bali View Full Details

  • Best of New Zealand

    9 Nights - Dunedin to Auckland

    Discover majestic fjords, ancient Maori history and amazing volcanic landscapes on this luxury New Zealand cruise on board new ship Le Laperouse

    Milford Sound View Full Details

About Ponant Cruises

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

Destinations

Ponant offers an excellent selection of voyages, with something to suit everyone. Explore the beautiful islands of the Caribbean with their colourful coral reefs and abundance of natural wonders and discover the sun-drenched ports of the Mediterranean which is home to some of the world's greatest architectural treasures. Uncover the rich history and culture of Asia, a captivating continent or voyage to the mighty Antarctic to admire the dramatic scenery and see the unique wildlife.

Expeditions

Ponant's expedition cruises explore dream locations off the beaten track such as exotic islands and secret coves which are not accessible to larger cruise ships, whilst the 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 an experienced team of naturalist guides and include regular Zodiac excursions, allowing guests to enjoy exceptional 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 showcase the perfect blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort. Cabins are spacious with modern amenities, 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 a 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.

In keeping with Ponant's pioneering spirit, the company's four new ships - Le Laperouse, Le Champlain, Le Bougainville and Le Dumont D'Urville - will have a multi-sensory underwater lounge called Blue Eye. Guests will be able to immerse themselves in the underwater world thanks to state-of-the-art hydrophones. Acoustic waves will be transmitted live into the lounge creating a truely immersive sound experience. There will also be Body Listening sofas and large porthole windows.

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 which means they are 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. This wonderul ship 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.

Ponant Videos

View Ponant Brochure

.