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The Ponant cruises fleet is expanding!  Ponant’s latest vessel Le Bouganville has set sail recently with Le Dumont d’Urville due to be launched in August of this year.  Two more ships in the Explorer Class, Le Bellot and Le Jacques Cartier, are also due to cruise by the end of 2020.  The final and most anticipated vessel, Le Commandant Charcot, is Ponant’s first hybrid electric polar expedition vessel powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), will round out the fleet in 2021.

Best Deals

Cruise Guru’s Discerning Traveller Collection is featuring fantastic deals on some of Ponant’s most in-demand itineraries and exceptional Expedition cruise itineraries.  Hurry, availability just won’t last!

CRUISE GURU EXCLUSIVE OFFER – Book a Ponant Cruise of 7 nights or longer and receive a bonus GURU GIFT*. Choose from:
6 bottles of Moët Champagne* 
$350 travel credit per stateroom*
$250 transfer voucher per stateroom*

Book early to save up to 30%* with Ponant’s Bonus Saving – The Ponant Bonus Savings allows you to benefit from the most economical fares as soon as possible. This promotional rate, up to 30% discount, decreases as a function of the availability of the cruise.

Are you travelling by yourself?  Ponant frequently have a selection of sailings on which they offer reduced single supplement for solo travellers*.  Check out a selection of no single supplement cruises or contact our reservations team on 13 13 03 to confirm if your desired sailing is eligible.

View Ponant Cruise Deals or call our Ponant experts who have first-hand experience of many Ponant cruises, on 13 13 03. Please note that reservations on Ponant cruises are not currently available online. All pricing on our website is subject to availability.

Cruises From Australia and New Zealand

Every year, Ponant offers a small number of in-depth Kimberley voyages.   Sailing from Broome to Darwin (or vice versa) aboard the new Le Laperouse, the 10 night voyage visits Freshwater Cove (accessible only by boat or air), the Horizontal Falls at Talbot Bay and the Lacepede Islands, which are Western Australia’s most important breeding habitat for green turtles.  As well as these stunning ports, depending on your departure date, Ponant cruises also stop in Palau Meatimiarang in Indonesia and Wyndham, the oldest and most northernmost town in the Kimberley Region.

With only 92 staterooms, these Ponant cruises aboard Le Laperouse book out quickly.  Please contact our reservations team members, who are experts with first hand experience of many Ponant cruises, on 13 13 03 to secure your cabin.

View Kimberley cruises.

International Cruises

Cruising Neko Harbour in Antarctica

From the ice of Antarctica to the lagoons of the Pacific, from Mediterranean Coves to Asian shores, Ponant cruises have been sailing all the seas of the world for almost 30 years.  Each year they offer more than 200 cruises visiting almost 400 ports of call.

Highest on the bucket-list would be Ponant’s Polar Expedition Collection with itineraries visiting both the North and South Poles.  Heading North, destination highlights include Iceland, Alaska and Greenland, while in the South highlights include Falkland Islands, Deception Island, and of course, the Antarctic Peninsula.  All itineraries in Ponant’s Polar Collection are classified as ‘expedition journeys’, which means guests have access to the expertise of on board naturalists as well as being able to head out in one of the ships Zodiac boats, allowing them to get up-close and personal with the glaciers and wildlife.  Expedition itineraries are characterised by complete flexibility, meaning more time can be spent at the most rewarding sites, detours can be taken to admire a colony of whales, or impromptu trips ashore taken to observe a colony of penguins.

As well as their fantastic Polar Collection, Ponant offers itineraries through Asia, Oceania, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Baltics.  Highlights include Easter Island off the Chilean coast, the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro, the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, remote villages of the Malay Archipelago and Saint-Malo (France) and Lubeck (Germany) in Northern Europe.

Don’t forget to check out Ponant’s themed cruises, enabling you to combine your passions with your love for travel.  Potential themes include music-based cruises, including guests of honour in particular musical styles; wine and gastronomy, featuring great chefs and sommeliers; art and literature, inviting writers, novelists as well as stars of theatre and film onboard; or golf cruises, taking guests to play on the most beautiful courses in the Caribbean or Mediterranean.

Embark on a luxury cruise aboard one of Ponant’s ships for an exclusive and different sea travel experience. Combining exceptional itineraries with excellent hotel services, Ponant’s French-style cruises are designed to offer you a travel experience that is simultaneously authentic and sophisticated.

For over 25 years, Ponant’s luxurious ships have been calling in mythical ports and little-known anchorages only accessible to smaller ships. As the leading provider of high-end expedition cruises, they also offer fascinating voyages of discovery in Africa, Alaska, Antarctica, Asia, Caribbean, Latin America, North America, Pacific and Oceania, Russia, the Adriatic, Mediterranean and the Arctic.  Their intimate 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.

As the only French cruise company, Ponant is an ambassador of the ‘French Touch’ around the world.  The French Touch means, above all, a French crew to welcome you and ensure your comfort and well-being throughout your cruise. It also means a way of living in which excellent gastronomy takes pride of place. Every day you will discover fragrant flavours, carefully selected cheeses and wines, delicious specialty breads and sweet pastries imagined by Maison Lenôtre. And, as of very recently, Maison Taillevent now provides its fine selection of vintage wines by the glass, Maison Veuve Clicquot accompanies gala cocktails and the Ladurée bakery has a place of honour for afternoon tea.

Included in your cruise fare

A large selection of beverages including select mineral waters, cold drinks, wine, beer, champagne, spirits, coffee and tea*

Unlimited Wi-Fi*

Butler service for suites

Additional inclusions for expedition cruises

All shore excursions

Onboard lectures

Experienced naturalist onboard

Zodiac outings

Parka gift on all Polar expeditions

Boot hire on all Polar expeditions

*Inclusions are subject to change at any time


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