Arctic Expedition Cruises

    There are places in this world whose primeval beauty evokes feelings of a rare intensity: with its stunning landscapes, the Arctic is one such place.

    At the heart of these faraway lands, when the ice floes break up, when the sun no longer sets below the horizon and the snow-covered peaks shed their white mantle for a brief Summer, our ships will find their way to introduce travellers to a polar desert of ice and water, a world where time stands still.

    Far from the usual cruise itineraries, from Iceland to Spitsbergen, from Greenland to the mythical Northwest Passage via the unspoiled coastlines of the Russian Far East, we invite you to cruise in the wake of the great Explorers who dreamt of one day conquering this remote region.

    From one port of call to the next, aboard our Zodiac® dinghies or during one of the shore visits, discover the imposing Arctic landscapes thanks to our “Expedition” cruises. Always in the company of experienced Naturalist-Guides, meet the Inuit people, living to the rhythm of the changing seasons and preserving their ancestral culture and way of life, or discover the local wildlife, lazing in the ice floe or playing in the wake of your ship. Let your imagination wander, because enjoying these places means pushing back boundaries and dreaming of the absolute...

    Rare and unique moments, dreams of escape in the heart of forgotten lands.

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    1. Magnificent Volcanoes of the Aleutian Islands
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Magnificent Volcanoes of the Aleutian Islands

      Flight Seoul / Petropavlosvk + transfers + flight Juneau / Seattle

      from 24 June 2019 to 6 July 2019

      • Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatski - Juneau, Alaska
      • LE SOLEAL
      • 13 days / 12 nights
      With the exceptional presence of Jean-Louis Étienne.PONANT invites you on a fabulous sea journey between Russia and Alaska, along the Pacific Ring of Fire. Board Le Soléal for a unique 13-day expedition cruise and prepare to be captivated by the beauty of the Aleutian Islands.  This elongated...
    2. Discovery of the King of the Arctic
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Discovery of the King of the Arctic

      Flight Paris / Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearbyen / Paris

      from 30 June 2019 to 12 July 2019

      • Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 13 days / 12 nights
      Follow the trail of the polar bear during an Expedition Cruise in the Arctic. PONANT invites you to set sail aboard L’Austral for a memorable 13-day cruise around Spitsbergen, one of the jewels of the northern hemisphere.  The main island of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, Spitsbergen offers...
    3. Greenland of Great Explorers
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Greenland of Great Explorers

      Flight Paris / Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Kangerlussuaq / Paris

      from 12 July 2019 to 26 July 2019

      • Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Kangerlussuaq
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 15 days / 14 nights
      Set sail with PONANT on an all-new itinerary discovering the unexplored shores of the eastern coast of Greenland. During this 15-day expedition cruise, you will follow in the footsteps of the great French explorers who pushed the boundaries of polar navigation from the 19th century onwards.  From...
    4. Ultima Thule, the horizontal Everest
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Ultima Thule, the horizontal Everest

      Flight Paris / Kangerlussuaq + transfers + flight Kangerlussuaq / Paris

      from 26 July 2019 to 11 August 2019

      • Kangerlussuaq - Kangerlussuaq
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 17 days / 16 nights
      Discover a PONANT itinerary to the heart of Ultima Thule, a legendary stopover for those in love with the polar regions.  Step aboard the L’Austral in Kangerlussuaq for a 17-day expedition cruise to the farthest reaches of the planet.  Between ice caps and ice floes, past glaciers, icebergs...
    5. The Icelandic Loop
      Close departure

      The Icelandic Loop

      from 29 July 2019 to 5 August 2019

      • Reykjavík - Reykjavík
      • LE BOREAL
      • 8 days / 7 nights
      PONANT takes you on a voyage of discovery in Iceland and the Arctic Circle for a truly exotic cruise on the trail of the Vikings.  For 8 days, Le Boréal will take you to extreme lands and breathtaking scenery. Glaciers, lava fields, geysers and steam baths – this is undoubtedly the place...
    6. Adventure in Greenland
      Expedition
      Return flight included

      Adventure in Greenland

      Flight Kangerlussuaq / Paris + transfer

      from 5 August 2019 to 15 August 2019

      • Reykjavík - Kangerlussuaq
      • LE BOREAL
      • 11 days / 10 nights
      With the exceptional presence of Patrick Baudry.  This PONANT itinerary is your chance to embark on an 11-day expedition cruise to Greenland. Aboard Le Boréal, you will enjoy a combination of adventure and discovery in the company of an experienced team of naturalist guides, anthropologists,...
    7. The Icelandic Loop
      Last staterooms
      Close departure

      The Icelandic Loop

      from 8 August 2019 to 15 August 2019

      PONANT takes you on a voyage of discovery in Iceland and the Arctic Circle for a truly exotic cruise on the trail of the Vikings.  For 8 days, Le Champlain will take you to extreme lands and breathtaking scenery. Glaciers, lava fields, geysers and steam baths – this is undoubtedly the...
    8. Baffin Bay Secrets
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Baffin Bay Secrets

      Flight Paris / Kangerlussuaq + transfers + flight Kangerlussuaq / Paris

      from 11 August 2019 to 24 August 2019

      • Kangerlussuaq - Kangerlussuaq
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 14 days / 13 nights
      PONANT invites you to set sail aboard L'Austral for a memorable 14-day expedition cruise to the discovery of Baffin Bay. You will embark in Kangerlussuaq for an unforgettable journey in the heart of the most magnificent Arctic landscapes.  The first destination is the North-West coast...
    9. The Icelandic Loop
      Close departure

      The Icelandic Loop

      from 15 August 2019 to 22 August 2019

      PONANT takes you on a voyage of discovery in Iceland and the Arctic Circle for a truly exotic cruise on the trail of the Vikings.  For 8 days, Le Champlain will take you to extreme lands and breathtaking scenery. Glaciers, lava fields, geysers and steam baths – this is undoubtedly the...
    10. Baffin Bay Secrets
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Baffin Bay Secrets

      Flight Paris / Kangerlussuaq + transfers + flight Kangerlussuaq / Paris

      from 15 August 2019 to 28 August 2019

      • Kangerlussuaq - Kangerlussuaq
      • LE BOREAL
      • 14 days / 13 nights
      PONANT invites you to set sail aboard Le Boréal for a memorable 14-day expedition cruise to the discovery of Baffin Bay. You will embark in Kangerlussuaq for an unforgettable journey in the heart of the most magnificent Arctic landscapes.  The first destination is the North-West coast...
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