Embark on one of our luxury cruises or expeditions aboard one of our PONANT modern ships and live the experience of a truly exceptional voyage with a difference. PONANT offers you the promise of unforgettable moments aboard our compact and intimately sized cruise ships, all of which sail under the French flag. Discover the innovatively designed cruise ship Le Boréal and its three sister vessels: L’Austral, Le Soléal and Le Lyrial. Experience Le Ponant, our classic three-masted ship, with just 32 staterooms, each combining traditional style with comfortable conviviality; and enjoy the pleasures of Le Lapérouse, Le Champlain, Le Bougainville and Le Dumont-d’Urville - technologically cutting edge cruise ships hosting a World first underwater lounge, the first of six in the PONANT EXPLORERS series.
For more than 30 years now, our luxury cruise ships have been stopping at famous, well-known ports of call and secret, hidden-away anchorages accessible only to small ships. The world’s number one polar cruise operator, we offer a range of discovery expeditions to the majestic landscapes of the Far North and the Arctic, sunny excursions to the heart of the Mediterranean, sea voyages along Celtic coasts and beautiful getaways to the secret islands of the Pacific.
We also operate themed luxury small ship cruises offering unforgettable experiences for passionate devotees of specialist interests. Allow yourself to be tempted by one of our gastronomic cruises featuring cookery workshops hosted by renowned chefs, a golf cruise around the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, or enjoy the opportunity to visit exceptional locations on one of our many luxury expedition cruises. Discover multi-faceted continents and forgotten lands endowed with natural treasures while enjoying the refined atmosphere and comfort of life onboard.
Combining wonderful itineraries with luxurious surroundings and intuitive personal service, our exceptional cruises have been designed and conceived to deliver quality and excellence through an unprecedented sailing experience founded on the key concepts of discretion, refinement, and the simple art of living à la française.