Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions

Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions

Benefits of Exploring with Ponant

  • Combination of Expedition, Access AND Luxury Cruising
  • 5 Brand New Small Ships with an Open Bridge – 64 – 264 guests
  • Inclusive pricing: all meals, open bar, gratuities, port fees, taxes, and expeditions
  • Expedition Hardward & Technology: 1C ice classification, double reinforced ice-strengthened hulls, stabilizers, forward-facing sonar, 3-D ocean floor mapping
  • Luxury Software Onboard:  Butler service in suites, 95% balconies, elegant design, luxury amenities, 1:2 staff/guest ratio
  • Unique Itineraries: remote destinations and authentic experiences
  • World-renowned Experts: Naturalists, Historians, Musicians, Anthropologists


The world’s only French-flagged cruise line and top cruise line worldwide in polar expeditions, PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions currently has four distinctive and intimate vessels, embodying the essence of a private luxury yacht: the three-masted LE PONANT, an elegant sailing yacht accommodating 64 guests and three luxury yachts of 264-guests LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL and LE SOLÉAL. The luxury cruise line will launch its fifth ship in Spring 2015, LE LYRIAL. These luxurious ships sail to the unexplored corners of the world including the Poles, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand on cruises ranging from three to 21 nights and including many ports and islands not accessible to large cruise ships. From Five Star Expeditions to themed cruises, the engaging itineraries offer a wealth of fascinating shore excursion programs to ensure that every voyage is a unique and exceptional experience. The latest eco-friendly technologies, attentive service, bilingual crew, luxurious staterooms and suites, an elegant, sophisticated cuisine and a chic, yet informal atmosphere offer a cruise experience unlike any other. In addition to the best available tours, our 1:2 staff to guest ratio also guarantees the best in personalized service. Explore your destinations at an unhurried pace and let the beauty that surrounds you, stir your senses. No matter where you wish to travel, our cruises will take you off the beaten path to a whole new world of adventure. Welcome aboard!

Jeanine Grande, Maryland
(410) 527-9700
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Dyana Thomas, Virginia
(703) 830-3966
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