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. Icelandic Mosaic
      Last staterooms

      Icelandic Mosaic

      from 13 July 2020 to 20 July 2020

      • Reykjavík - Reykjavík
      • LE BELLOT
      • 8 days / 7 nights
      Discover the most beautiful landscapes on the Icelandic west coast during an 8-day PONANT cruise.  On the edge of the Arctic, between vast glaciers, vertiginous fjords, volcanoes and boiling geysers, Iceland offers a kaleidoscope of wild and romantic landscapes.  You will board the ship...
    2. Baffin Bay Secrets
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Baffin Bay Secrets

      Flight Paris / Kangerlussuaq + transfers + flight Kangerlussuaq / Paris

      from 16 July 2020 to 29 July 2020

      • 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...
    3. The Best of Spitsbergen
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      The Best of Spitsbergen

      Flight Paris / Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearbyen / Paris

      from 18 July 2020 to 25 July 2020

      • Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • LE BOREAL
      • 8 days / 7 nights
      PONANT invites you to experience something exceptional by discovering the Far North and the immense open spaces of the polar Arctic and its ice floes that extend to the North Pole.  You will board the ship at Longyearbyen in Norway for an 8-day expedition cruise to the heart...
    4. The Best of Spitsbergen
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      The Best of Spitsbergen

      Flight Paris / Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearbyen / Paris

      from 25 July 2020 to 1 August 2020

      • Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • LE BOREAL
      • 8 days / 7 nights
      PONANT invites you to experience something exceptional by discovering the Far North and the immense open spaces of the polar Arctic and its ice floes that extend to the North Pole.  You will board the ship at Longyearbyen in Norway for an 8-day expedition cruise to the heart...
    5. Ultima Thule, the horizontal Everest
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Ultima Thule, the horizontal Everest

      Flight Paris / Kangerlussuaq + transfers + flight Kangerlussuaq / Paris

      from 29 July 2020 to 14 August 2020

      • 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,...
    6. Icelandic Mosaic

      Icelandic Mosaic

      from 5 August 2020 to 12 August 2020

      Discover the most beautiful landscapes on the Icelandic west coast during an 8-day PONANT cruise.  On the edge of the Arctic, between vast glaciers, vertiginous fjords, volcanoes and boiling geysers, Iceland offers a kaleidoscope of wild and romantic landscapes.  You will board the ship...
    7. Icelandic Mosaic

      Icelandic Mosaic

      from 12 August 2020 to 19 August 2020

      Discover the most beautiful landscapes on the Icelandic west coast during an 8-day PONANT cruise.  On the edge of the Arctic, between vast glaciers, vertiginous fjords, volcanoes and boiling geysers, Iceland offers a kaleidoscope of wild and romantic landscapes.  You will board the ship...
    8. Baffin Island Adventure
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Baffin Island Adventure

      Flight Paris / Kangerlussuaq + transfers + flight Kangerlussuaq / Paris

      from 14 August 2020 to 28 August 2020

      • Kangerlussuaq - Kangerlussuaq
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 15 days / 14 nights
      Set sail aboard L’Austral to circumnavigate Baffin Island and discover the fascinating lands of the Canadian High Arctic. With PONANT, enjoy an unforgettable experience on this all new 15-day expedition cruise, during which you will likely get the chance to observe polar bears, whales and...
    9. Icelandic Mosaic

      Icelandic Mosaic

      from 16 August 2020 to 23 August 2020

      Discover the most beautiful landscapes on the Icelandic west coast during an 8-day PONANT cruise.  On the edge of the Arctic, between vast glaciers, vertiginous fjords, volcanoes and boiling geysers, Iceland offers a kaleidoscope of wild and romantic landscapes.  You will board the ship...
    10. Greenland and Newfoundland - with National Geographic
      Expedition
      National Geographic

      Greenland and Newfoundland - with National Geographic

      Transfer + flight Saint Pierre and Miquelon / Montreal

      from 19 August 2020 to 28 August 2020

      • Reykjavík - Saint Pierre Island, Saint Pierre and Miquelon
      • LE CHAMPLAIN
      • 10 days / 9 nights
      In partnership with National Geographic Expeditions.  PONANT invites you on an all-new expedition cruise, between the magical ice of Greenland and the charms of the island of Newfoundland. Come aboard Le Champlain for an exceptional 10-day circuit from Reykjavik to Saint Pierre and...
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