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Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions

Travel to magical destinations and secluded ports in true luxury with Ponant. A leader in small-ship cruising, Ponant provides an elegant experience with outstanding service and superior onboard amenities.

With Ponant, you'll cruise "a la francaise" -- a subtle blend of refined comfort and friendly hospitality. The Ponant fleet includes six ships, each featuring its own distinct personality. On board each vessel, sophisticated staterooms create an intimate environment and gourmet cuisine inspires the palate. Activities and lectures reveal fascinating information about the regions visited.

Ponant's small ships take you to destinations off the beaten track, where you can experience new cultures in an authentic way and enjoy close encounters with nature. Coast along exotic islands, moor in secret coves of the Mediterranean, enjoy surprise whale encounters in Antarctica or take in breathtaking panoramas of Seychelles and the Maldives.

Click any vacation name below for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Quality*  

Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Africa
Cape Verde and its Islands 2018 (Praia - Praia) 8 Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Along the South-African Coastline 2019 (Cape Town - Durban) 9 Cape Town, South Africa  Durban, South Africa  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Along the South-African Coastline 2018 (Cape Town - Durban) 9 Cape Town, South Africa  Durban, South Africa  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Canary Islands & Cape-Verde 2018 (Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Dakar) 10 Santa Cruz de Terenife, Spain  Dakar, Senegal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Marseille - Praia) 11 Marseille, France  Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 9 Ponant Africa vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Alaska
In the Wake of Pioneers Nome - Vancouver) 15 Nome, AK  Vancouver, Canada  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Fire and Ice in the Arctic (Nome - Seward) 17 Nome, AK  Seward, AK  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Antarctica
Emblematic Antarctica 2018 (Ushuaia - Ushuaia) 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
New Year’s Day in the Polar Regions 2018 (Ushuaia - Ushuaia) 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Emblematic Antarctica (Ushuaia - Ushuaia) 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
New year in Peninsula (Ushuaia - Ushuaia) 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Great Adventure 2018 (Montevideo - Ushuaia) 16 Montevideo, Uruguay  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 12 Ponant Antarctica vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Arctic
Greenland, Newfoundland & St. Lawrence (Reykjavik - Quebec City) 15 Reykjavik, Iceland  Quebec City, Canada  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ultima Thule: Greenland and the Canadian Arctic 17 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Asia
The Best of Japan 2018 (Maizuru - Osaka) 9 Maizuru, Japan  Osaka, Japan  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of Japan 2018 (Osaka - Maizuru) 9 Osaka, Japan  Maizuru, Japan  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ancestral Japan 2018 (Osaka - Manila) 10 Osaka, Japan  Manila, Philippines  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Expedition to Borneo & Beyond (Singapore - Benoa) 10 Singapore, Singapore  Bali, Indonesia  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Seychelles, Maldives & Sri Lanka 2018 (Mahé - Colombo) 11 Mahe, Seychelles  Colombo, Sri Lanka  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 11 Ponant Asia vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Australia & New Zealand
Ocean Voyage (Wellington - Sydney) 5 Wellington, New Zealand  Sydney, Australia  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Australian Getaway (Sydney - Cairns) 10 Sydney, Australia  Cairns, Australia  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of New Zealand (Dunedin - Auckland, Itinerary A) 10 Dunedin, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of New Zealand (Auckland - Dunedin) 10 Auckland, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of New Zealand (Dunedin - Auckland, Itinerary B) 10 Dunedin, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 12 Ponant Australia & New Zealand vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Caribbean
New Year in the Caribbean 2018 (Fort de France - Fort de France) 8 Fort de France, Martinique  Fort de France, Martinique  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
New Year in the Caribbean (Fort de France - Fort de France) 8 Fort de France, Martinique  Fort de France, Martinique  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Between Martinique and Panama (Fort de France - Colón) 10 Fort de France, Martinique  Colon, Panama  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Between Panama and Martinique (Colón - Fort de France) 10 Colon, Panama  Fort de France, Martinique  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Christmas in the Grenadines (Pointe-a-Pitre - Fort de France) 10 Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe  Fort de France, Martinique  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 6 Ponant Caribbean vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Europe and Britain
Celtic Shores 2019 (Dublin - Portsmouth) 8 Dublin, Ireland  Portsmouth, England  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Celtic Shores 2019 (Portsmouth - Dublin) 8 Portsmouth, England  Dublin, Ireland  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Rome & Antique Treasures (Civitavecchia - Athens) 8 Rome, Italy  Athens, Greece  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Spain's Mediterranean Shores (Marseille - Malaga) 8 Marseille, France  Malaga, Spain  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Civilisations & Mythologies (Aqaba - Athens) 8 Aqaba, Jordan  Athens, Greece  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 33 Ponant Europe and Britain vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Hawaii
Hawaii and French Polynesia (Honolulu - Papeete) 15 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Papeete, Tahiti  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Mexico & Central America
National Parks and Panama Canal (Puerto Caldera - Colón) 8 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica  Colon, Panama  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Caribbean Sea (Colón - Miami) 12 Colon, Panama  Miami, FL  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Jewels of Latin America (Puerto Quetzal - Callao) 13 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala  Callao, Peru  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of Central America (Guayaquil - Colon) 14 Guayaquil, Ecuador  Colon, Panama  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Sea of Cortez (San Diego - Puerto Quetzal) 14 San Diego, CA  Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Miscellaneous
Ocean Voyage (Honolulu - Maizuru) 14 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Maizuru, Japan  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Pacific Islands
Treasures of Polynesia (Papeete - Papeete) 8 Papeete, Tahiti  Papeete, Tahiti  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
30th Anniversary Cruise in Polynesia (Lautoka - Papeete) 13 Lautoka, Fiji  Papeete, Tahiti  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Polynesia and Easter Island (L’Austral, Papeete - Hanga Roa) 14 Papeete, Tahiti  Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Polynesia and Easter Island (Le Boréal, Papeete - Hanga Roa) 14 Papeete, Tahiti  Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Discovering the Hidden Treasures of New Caledonia (Auckland - Noumea) 14 Auckland, New Zealand  Noumea, New Caledonia  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 8 Ponant Pacific Islands vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - South America
Ocean Voyage (Callao - Valparaiso) 5 Callao, Peru  Valparaíso, Chile  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Montevideo - Rio de Janeiro) 5 Montevideo, Uruguay  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Hanga Roa - Valparaiso) 7 Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Valparaíso, Chile  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (L'Austral, Hanga Roa - Valparaiso) 7 Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Valparaíso, Chile  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Le Boreal, Hanga Roa - Valparaiso) 7 Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Valparaíso, Chile  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 9 Ponant South America vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Transatlantic
Ocean Voyage (Dakar - Cayenne) 9 Dakar, Senegal  Cayenne, French Guiana  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Praia - Fort de France) 10 Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Fort de France, Martinique  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Fort de France - Lisbon) 11 Fort de France, Martinique  Lisbon, Portugal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Cayenne - Lisbon) 12 Cayenne, French Guiana  Lisbon, Portugal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Miami - Lisbon) 15 Miami, FL  Lisbon, Portugal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 7 Ponant Transatlantic vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - U.S. (Continental)
California (Vancouver - San Diego) 8 Vancouver, Canada  San Diego, CA  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices

* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.

** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.