PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions

Yacht Cruises & Expeditions

PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions

PONANT is the World Leader in Luxury Expeditions with ultra-modern, intimate ships, offering attentive service, and well-designed itineraries sailing to all corners of the globe. Each year PONANT offers more than 400 awe-inspiring cruises, calling at over 450 ports on all seven continents. Our fleet of 12 purpose-built intimate ships are able to call at iconic, international ports as well as secret harbors accessible only to smaller-sized ships and our expeditions all include Zodiac landings, and onboard expert naturalists to enhance your experience.

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PONANT is the only luxury cruise line to feature three brand new ships sailing to Antarctica and the Arctic each season with 46% market share, making us #1 in luxury expedition cruising.

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Ships

As the fifth ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Bellot will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.


The five-star Le Bougainville makes her maiden voyage in 2019. This small-capacity ship just 430 feet in length with just 92 staterooms features Blue Eye, the world's first multi-sensory underwater lounge. Le Bougainville is also equipped with the latest environmental preservation technology.


As the second ship in the new Explorer series, Le Champlain will embody the unique atmosphere that is Ponant's hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy & comfort. She offers innovative and environmentally-friendly hardware and elegantly designed accommodations with 100% balcony.


Le Commandant Charcot is the world's first electric hybrid polar exploration ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Beginning in 2021, Le Commandant Charcot will explore extreme polar destinations in sophisticated luxury never before seen at the very top or bottom of the globe.


The five-star Le Dumont d'Urville makes her maiden voyage in 2019. This small-capacity ship just 430 feet in length with just 92 staterooms features Blue Eye, the world's first multi-sensory underwater lounge. Le Dumont d'Urville is equipped with the latest environmental preservation technology.


As the sixth ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Jacques Cartier will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line's hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

https://us.ponant.com/le-jacques-cartier-ex-4


As the first ship in the new Explorer series, Le Lapérouse will embody the unique atmosphere that is Ponant's hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy & comfort. She offers innovative and environmentally-friendly hardware and elegantly designed accommodations with 100% balcony.


Modern interiors, comfortable public spaces and the ultimate technological advancements combine aboard luxurious 'Le Soleal.' A&K guests enjoy a maximum capacity of just 199 on our exclusively chartered voyages. Join us aboard 'Le Soleal' in Japan.


As the finale ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Surville will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort. This will be the sixth explorer ship built in class. https://us.ponant.com/le-surville-ex-4


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Outstanding cruise

By: Fishwife


Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2014

We loved the Austral and its crew. Conscientious, thoughtful and kind are only a few of the positive adjectives that describe them. Each individual we dealt with acted as if our comfort was his number one concern. We were impressed with the respect the crew and staff showed each other and the respect they had for the captain. 
Travel Advisor:  Pascale LeJeune

Stockholm to Bergen, June 22-29

By: John


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2016

Clean ship, professional crew, staff was very courteous and well organized. We enjoyed our sail and would highly recommend it.
Travel Advisor:  Lana Lewis

Fifty-fifty

By: Jackie


Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2017

Accomodations fine; dining and housekeeping staff all excellent. Naturalists were terrible—rude, unprofessional. Other travelers also complained. I spoke to head naturalist (Rafe) after only a few days and he admitted the deficiencies, said it was his fault for inadequately training staff and then nothing improved. Further, I filled out the survey at the end of the trip and nearly a month later have not received a reply.
Travel Advisor:  Timothy Krenzien

L'Austral-Antarctica

By: Cotta


Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2019

Ship was nice and the crew superb. Loved the expeditions! And the talks. Entertainment was good, but didn't participate in a lot because of our full days. Food was generally good, not great. Breakfast buffet was good, breads, cheeses and desserts terrific! And service super...everyone so pleasant and attentive
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Brown

Elegant and intimate

By: xlgm


Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2019

We loved L'Austral in the Antarctic. It was the perfect size for an expedition cruise. The rooms are elegant and ingenuous in their use of space. Our stateroom bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed having a King. We would love to return to this ship!
Travel Advisor:  Gillian Clark

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