Ponant are an obvious choice when looking for your perfect cruise adventure. With specially designed itineraries rich in encounters and experiences all over the world, these experts in luxury cruises and expeditions focus on making unique, one-in-a-lifetime excursions to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Ponant’s fleet of five luxury French-flagged ships are ideally suited for exploring the world’s most exciting and isolated places whilst offering guests all the modern comforts needed. They believe in the French art of living so you can expect style, attentive but discreet service and of course, amazing cuisine and wines on board. We discover the top destinations at your fingertips with Ponant…
Lying largely unexplored by man for centuries, Antarctica remains and mysterious and fascinating place. The vast icy continent has much to offer and on a Ponant cruise is an ideal way to discover the spectacular mountainous scenery, the world’s largest icebergs, and a brilliantly vibrant array of wildlife. From seals and penguins to sea elephants and whales, wildlife populations and been left to thrive here. Enjoy vast blue skies, and never-ending horizons peppered with serene white landscapes, the Antarctica offers unlimited beauty and tranquillity. Choose to embark on expeditions into the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula’s ice flows, venture beyond the mythical Antarctic circle, or enjoy a magical trip from Ushuaia to Cape Town, an Antarctica cruise with Ponant showcases the best of this dreamlike region.
Cruises in Kimberley, Australia
Set sail aboard L’Austral from Darwin in Northern Australia for an 11-day exploration into the wild and stunning landscapes of Kimberley. Kimberley is one of the largest unspoiled regions in the world, around two-thirds the size of France and bursting with incredible flora and fauna. The cruise will take you on a scenic coastal route along the northern coast of the country, making stops to see incredible natural sights such as the King George River, the highest falls in Western Australia, the Twin Falls and the immense Montgomery Reef. Take the opportunity to explore amazing untouched mangroves, witness unbelievable tidal phenomena at the Horizontal Falls, and discover one of the oldest cultures on the planet whilst enjoying billions of year-old landscapes. Kimberley is a must visit for anyone fascinated with nature.
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the most northern region in the world, an area whose natural beauty is so stunning it will evoke feelings like no other. A cruise around the Arctic with Ponant can allow you to admire these faraway lands to the fullest. Whether you follow in Norwegian explorer Erik the Red’s footsteps and discover ancient Viking ruins in Southern Greenland, explore the incredible glaciers and fjords of the Svalbard archipelago, or discover the hidden gem coastlines of the Russian Far East, Ponant Arctic itineraries are unique. Inspired by the great explorers who once dreamt of conquering this isolated region, “Expedition” cruises allow guests to immerse themselves in the areas nature and culture, meeting local Inuit people who live in harmony with earth’s rhythms or discovering the local wildlife, maybe spotting a Polar bear or two on your travels. Time your cruise well and enjoy the Northern Lights, a jaw-dropping display from nature
Cruises in Asia
An exotic place where diverse cultures meet, Asia is the ultimate destination for those seeking some adventure. The mysterious and captivating continent offers such a vibrant variety of experiences for the budding traveller, it is a must do on the Ponant bucket list. Climb aboard Ponant’s sister ships to discover the secrets of the Japanese archipelago from its interesting multi-layered cities to its ancestral customs and legendary history, or sail into the heart of the untouched archipelagos between the Philippines, Indonesia and Papua where pristine beauty meets the exciting local culture. Perhaps the sights, sounds and tastes of Vietnam attract you as you sail along the long crescent shores of the China Sea, or disembark into China itself, a land known for its rich and complex culture. Whichever itinerary you choose, a cruise with Ponant to Asia will prove to be a treasure chest of hidden gems and wonders.
Turquoise waters, azure skies, and plenty of sunshine, it’s hard not to think The Mediterranean is paradise on earth. Guests set sail aboard Le Ponant or Le Boréal to venture into the world’s leading holiday destination with Ponant. An area rich in culture, history, fantastic cuisine and beautiful architecture, a cruise around The Mediterranean offers the inquisitive and curious lots to do and see. From the Island of Beauty, Corsica with its amazing mountain villages and lively ports, to Italy a country famous for its vibrancy and enjoyable way of life, or perhaps Spain tickles your fancy with its friendly coastal cities of Malaga and Andalusian Cadiz. Explore this legendary sea with Ponant and discover a whole host of unexpected treasures all aboard a luxury floating residence.
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