Our Exceptional Destinations

From five-star Culture and Relaxation cruises to Expedition cruises, PONANT creates exclusive itineraries that take you to new horizons. Our ships offer you the opportunity to explore every continent: a nature break in Northern Europe, a journey of discovery in South America, an idyllic cruise in the Caribbean or an amazing adventure among the Antarctic ice floes.

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Our Intimate Ships

Le Ponant, our 3-masted sailboat, Le Boréal, L'Austral, Le Soléal, Le Lyrial, the PONANT EXPLORERS series and Le Commandant-Charcot, the World's Only Luxury Icebreaker: discover the ships of the PONANT fleet, six exceptional yachts specially designed for expedition.

Accommodating a maximum of 264 passengers, our ships let you maintain your privacy; you feel as if you are sailing on your own private yacht. A yacht serving the legendary ports of call and secret harbours that are only accessible to small ships.

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Our Expedition Cruises

When you choose a PONANT ‘Expedition’ cruise, you are choosing comfort, refinement and discovery. Irrespective of the destination, from the icy poles to the great Amazonian rivers, the remote lagoons of the Pacific or the jungle of Borneo, PONANT takes you off the beaten track, as close as possible to nature and far from maritime route.

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Nature is our guide

PONANT invites you to discover its travel philosophy: an exploration guided by a deep respect for nature and its wonders. Committed to more sustainable tourism, the company innovates in all areas to offer you ever more responsible travel: the latest technologies, environmental impact studies, co-construction with local populations, passenger awareness, on-board science, labelling and consultation with institutional players to advance good practice.

In this series of videos, discover the testimony of a captain, a passenger, a naturalist-guide and a scientist, who share their passion for nature and its preservation.

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