PONANT

Explore to Inspire

PONANT

Explore to Inspire

With our global expertise, we’ll help you plan your cruise so you can discover each destination exactly as you like, complete with exclusive privileges and insider connections.

Global Expertise

We’ve traveled around the globe, and we want to use our expertise to help you create the perfect cruise.

Shipboard Credit

We’ll make your adventure even more marvelous with credit you can spend on excursions, massages, and more.

Peace of Mind

Spend every minute of your voyage in relaxed bliss – we’ll take care of every detail so you don’t have to.

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The Ponant Signature

Ponant is the World Leader in Luxury Expeditions with ultra-modern, small ships, offering attentive service and well-designed itineraries that touch all corners of the globe. Ponant has been sailing the seas of the world for over 30 years. Every cruise is a blend of adventure, exploration, and discovery — all experienced in luxurious comfort, even in the heart of the most remote regions.

Sophisticated Ambiance

Art of living, gastronomy, areas for relaxation and cultural enrichment — Ponant’s cruises are designed to offer you a serene break in a refined atmosphere, whether you opt for the calm of a yachting cruise or the adventure of an expedition cruise.

Exceptional Quality

Embark on an immersive experience — a blend of luxury, exploration, and comfort, adventure, and refinement — even in the heart of the world’s most remote regions. Polar, tropical, or subtropical expeditions — from the Antarctic to Papua New Guinea, Ponant will take you as close as possible to pristine nature and ancestral cultures, far from the crowded maritime routes.

Unique Experiences

Ponant and Smithsonian Journeys, the travel program of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, are embarking toward a new frontier together, with a collection of unique travel experiences focused on culture, history, and the natural world. These curated itineraries celebrate our instinct to explore.

Legendary Sailing

Ponant’s ships are not only the newest, most elegant, and most comfortable small vessels in the world today, they are also, the most eco-friendly. They are the only ones in their class to be certified “Clean Ships” by Bureau Veritas, one of the world’s foremost stewards of ecologically sound travel.

Sophisticated Ambiance

Art of living, gastronomy, areas for relaxation and cultural enrichment — their cruises are designed to offer you a serene break in a refined atmosphere, whether you opt for the calm of a yachting cruise or the adventure of an expedition cruise.

Exceptional Quality

Embark on an immersive experience — a blend of luxury, exploration, and comfort, adventure, and refinement — even in the heart of the world’s most remote regions. Polar, tropical, or subtropical expeditions — from the Antarctic to Papua New Guinea, Ponant will take you as close as possible to pristine nature and ancestral cultures, far from the crowded maritime routes.

Unique Experiences

Ponant and Smithsonian Journeys, the travel program of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, are embarking toward a new frontier together, with a collection of unique travel experiences focused on culture, history, and the natural world. These curated itineraries celebrate our instinct to explore.

Legendary Sailing

Ponant’s ships are not only the newest, most elegant, and most comfortable small vessels in the world today, they are also, the most eco-friendly. They are the only ones in their class to be certified “Clean Ships” by Bureau Veritas, one of the world’s foremost stewards of ecologically sound travel.

Luxury Expeditions

Luxury Expeditions

Ships

Ponant’s modern fleet consists of small-sized ships designed for expedition cruises or yachting. From Le Ponant, their iconic three-masted yacht, to Le Commandant Charcot, their first electric-hybrid icebreaker, their fleet are fitted with cutting-edge equipment. Ponant ensures both the safety of their passengers and respect for the areas they visit through their sustainable ships designed for environmental protection.

Ponant Explorers

The Ponant Explorers series successfully manages to subtly combine the desire to explore the remotest regions of the planet with the comfort and privacy of a cosily intimate ship. To the innovative and environmentally friendly equipment are added elegant design and a unique atmosphere in keeping with the whole PONANT universe. Your dream of a cruise onboard a cosily intimate ship is thus made possible through the combination of an authentically genuine voyage experience together with discreet luxury.

Sisterships

The Sisterships epitomise the unique feel and atmosphere of the ships of the PONANT fleet. Subtly combining luxury, intimacy and serene well-being, the ships have been designed to offer passengers both moments of conviviality and spaces conducive to peaceful tranquillity and a sense of escape and getting away from it all. Their exterior and interior lines testify to the ingeniousness and refinement with which the Sisterships have been designed.

Luxury Icebreaker

Le Commandant Charcot, the World’s Only Luxury Icebreaker opens the gateways to the highest latitudes of the Arctic and the Antarctic. Embark for a faraway odyssey combining exploration with science, and become experts in these regions that for centuries have stirred the imaginations of the greatest adventurers. See this captivating and wondrous part of the world for yourself.

Sailing Ship

Traveling far off the beaten track; enjoying the delights of quiet and little-visited ports of call; marveling at iconic sites and places; seeking out exceptional scenery, that unforgettable encounter you’ll never forget, the unique and unusual: such is the range of amazing experiences and magical moments the itineraries offered aboard Le Ponant have been designed to bring you.

Destinations

Polar and tropical expeditions from Antarctica to Papua New Guinea and classic yachting cruises from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean, Ponant takes you up close and personal to unspoiled nature and ancient cultures.

The leader in expeditions to the polar regions, Ponant lets you live your dream for adventure. Set out to discover the icy vastness, and the fauna of Antarctica — humpback whales, seals, and penguins. In the Arctic, fjords, glaciers, icebergs of changing colors and varied fauna await you — polar bears, Arctic foxes, walruses, orcas, whales, and special moments of interaction with Inuit people.

A tropical expedition to remote and seldom visited destinations allows you to discover the ancient customs of many tribes that still live on the land of their forefathers. Whether they are Papuan, Polynesian or Māori people, you will gain an understanding of their culture. During visits to their villages, you’ll interact with these warm and friendly people, ensuring priceless memories.

From the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean to the nuanced light of the North Sea, from the Greek Islands, setting for the adventures of Ulysses, to the Baltic, once crossed by the amber traders, visiting Europe by sea is a unique travel experience.

The leader in expeditions to the polar regions, Ponant lets you live your dream for adventure. Set out to discover the icy vastness, and the fauna of Antarctica — humpback whales, seals, and penguins. In the Arctic, fjords, glaciers, icebergs of changing colors and varied fauna await you — polar bears, Arctic foxes, walruses, orcas, whales, and special moments of interaction with Inuit people.

A tropical expedition to remote and seldom visited destinations allows you to discover the ancient customs of many tribes that still live on the land of their forefathers. Whether they are Papuan, Polynesian or Mā ori people, you will gain an understanding of their culture. During visits to their villages, you’ll interact with these warm and friendly people, ensuring priceless memories.

The Mediterranean

From the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean to the nuanced light of the North Sea, from the Greek Islands, setting for the adventures of Ulysses, to the Baltic, once crossed by the amber traders, visiting Europe by sea is a unique travel experience.

Health & Safety

Whether on land or onboard, your safety is Ponant’s primary concern. As the rules and regulations evolve, Ponant is continuing to adapt and optimize its protocol integrating all the technological, human, and material measures to ensure the provision and maintenance of a hermetic sanitary bubble.

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