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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.

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Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Quality*  

Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Africa
South Africa & Namibia 9 Durban, South Africa  Walvis Bay, Namibia  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Along the South-African Coastline 2020 (Musical Cruise) 9 Cape Town, South Africa  Durban, South Africa  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Essential Seychelles 9 Victoria, Seychelles  Victoria, Seychelles  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Adventure in the Bijagos Archipelago 9 Dakar, Senegal  Dakar, Senegal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Canary Islands and Cape Verde (Gastronomy Cruise) 10 Lisbon, Portugal  Dakar, Senegal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 18 Ponant Africa vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Antarctica
The Antarctic, in the Wake of the Belgica (Ushuaia - Ushuaia) 10 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Emblematic Antarctica 2019-2020 (Ushuaia - Ushuaia) 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
New Year’s Day and the Magic of the White Continent 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Great Adventure 2020 (Montevideo - Ushuaia) 16 Montevideo, Uruguay  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Christmas in Antarctica (Ushuaia - Ushuaia) 17 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 8 Ponant Antarctica vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Arctic
The Northwest Passage (Kangerlussuaq - Nome) 24 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Nome, AK  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Asia
Music Along Vietnamese Shores 8 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Ha Long Bay, Vietnam  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
From Japan to China 8 Osaka, Japan  Shanghai, China  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of India (Colombo - Mumbai) 9 Colombo, Sri Lanka  Mumbai, India  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Essential Maldives (Male - Colombo) 9 Male, Maldives  Colombo, Sri Lanka  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Essential Maldives (Colombo - Male) 9 Colombo, Sri Lanka  Male, Maldives  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 23 Ponant Asia vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Australia & New Zealand
The best of New Zealand 2019-2020 (Auckland - Dunedin) 10 Auckland, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The best of New Zealand 2019-2020 (Dunedin - Auckland) 10 Dunedin, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Exploring Australia's East Coast Islands 11 Cairns, Australia  Sydney, Australia  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Sub Antarctic Islands Expedition (Hobart - Dunedin) 14 Hobart, Australia  Dunedin, New Zealand  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Sub Antarctic Islands Expedition (Auckland - Dunedin) 15 Auckland, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 6 Ponant Australia & New Zealand vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Caribbean
Natural and Cultural Wonders of the Western Caribbean 8 Cancun, Mexico  Cancun, Mexico  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Pearls of the Caribbean (Itinerary A) 8 Fort de France, Martinique  Fort de France, Martinique  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Pearls of the Caribbean (Itinerary B) 8 Fort de France, Martinique  Fort de France, Martinique  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Between Panama and Martinique 2021 (Colón - Fort de France) 10 Colon, Panama  Fort de France, Martinique  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
+ View all 8 Ponant Caribbean vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Europe and Britain
From Portugal to Scotland 8 Lisbon, Portugal  Glasgow, Scotland  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Celtic Sea 8 Honfleur, France  Dublin, Ireland  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Azores & Madeira 8 Ponta Delgada, Portugal  Lisbon, Portugal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Iberian Shores 8 Barcelona, Spain  Lisbon, Portugal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The îles du Ponant 8 Lorient, France  Honfleur, France  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 15 Ponant Europe and Britain vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Mexico & Central America
Maya Treasure of the Yucatán 8 Cancun, Mexico  Cancun, Mexico  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Christmas between Mexico and Panama 8 Puerto Morelos, Mexico  Colon, Panama  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Natural and Cultural History in Central America 8 Colon, Panama  Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Natural & Cultural History of Central America (Puerto Caldera - Colon) 8 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica  Colon, Panama  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Natural & Cultural History of Central America (Colon - Puerto Caldera) 8 Colon, Panama  Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 12 Ponant Mexico & Central America vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Middle East
Treasures of the Red Sea 8 Aqaba, Jordan  Aqaba, Jordan  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Persian Gulf (Dubai - Muscat) 9 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Muscat, Oman  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Persian Gulf (Muscat - Dubai) 9 Muscat, Oman  Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Levant, Egypt and the Red Sea 9 Antalya, Turkey  Aqaba, Jordan  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Egypt and Israel (Aqaba to Antalya) 9 Aqaba, Jordan  Antalya, Turkey  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 7 Ponant Middle East vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Miscellaneous
Ocean Voyage (Guam to Osaka) 6 Apra, Guam  Osaka, Japan  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Pacific Islands
Ancient Cultures of Papua New Guinea 12 Honiara, Solomon Islands  Cairns, Australia  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Jewels of the South Seas 13 Papeete, Tahiti  Lautoka, Fiji  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Pacific Expedition 13 Auckland, New Zealand  Honiara, Solomon Islands  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Easter Island and Polynesia (Hanga Roa - Papeete) 15 Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Papeete, Tahiti  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - South America
Ocean Voyage (Ushuaia - Hanga Roa) 9 Ushuaia, Argentina  Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Caribbean & Amazon River 13 Cayenne, French Guiana  Fort de France, Martinique  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Discover the Amazon 13 Cayenne, French Guiana  Cayenne, French Guiana  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Caribbean & Amazonia 13 Fort de France, Martinique  Cayenne, French Guiana  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Adventure in Patagonia 14 Ushuaia, Argentina  Valparaíso, Chile  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Transatlantic
Ocean Voyage (Bridgetown - Ponta Delgada) 9 Bridgetown, Barbados  Ponta Delgada, Portugal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Cayenne - Dakar) 9 Cayenne, French Guiana  Dakar, Senegal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Miami - Lisbon) 15 Miami, FL  Lisbon, Portugal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Transatlantic Voyage from Miami to Lisbon 15 Miami, FL  Lisbon, Portugal  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.