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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
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 2020 (Musical Cruise) 9 Cape Town, South Africa  Durban, South Africa  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Cape Verde and Canary Islands 2019 (Dakar - Lisbon) 11 Dakar, Senegal  Lisbon, Portugal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Cape Verde 9 Dakar, Senegal  Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Adventure in the Bijagos Archipelago 9 Dakar, Senegal  Dakar, Senegal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 16 Ponant Africa vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Alaska
In the Wake of Pioneers 2019 (Nome - Vancouver) 15 Nome, AK  Vancouver, Canada  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Fire and Ice in the Arctic 2019 (Nome - Seward) 15 Nome, AK  Seward, AK  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Magnificent Volcanoes of the Aleutian Islands 13 Petropavlovsk, Russia  Juneau, AK  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Wildlife and Forests of Alaska 13 Seward, AK  Vancouver, Canada  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Antarctica
The Great Adventure 2020 (Montevideo - Ushuaia) 16 Montevideo, Uruguay  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Antarctic Odyssey 21 Montevideo, Uruguay  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
From Antarctica to Africa (Ushuaia - Cape Town) 23 Ushuaia, Argentina  Cape Town, South Africa  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Christmas and New Year in Southern lands (Ushuaia - Ushuaia) 17 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
New Year’s Day in the Polar Regions (Ushuaia - Ushuaia) 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 12 Ponant Antarctica vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Arctic
The Northwest Passage (Kangerlussuaq - Nome) 24 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Nome, AK  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Baffin Bay Secrets (Kangerlussuaq - Kangerlussuaq) 14 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ultima Thule, the Horizontal Everest 17 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Greenland of Great Explorers 15 Longyearbyen, Norway  Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of Spitsbergen 8 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 10 Ponant Arctic vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Asia
Gems of South-East Asia (Bali - Hong Kong) 17 Bali, Indonesia  Hong Kong, China  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Exploring the Indonesian Archipelago (Benoa - Cairns) 15 Bali, Indonesia  Cairns, Australia  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Scattered Islands of the Banda Sea 12 Darwin, Australia  Bali, Indonesia  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Between Vietnam and the Malacca Strait 10 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Singapore, Singapore  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
In the Wake of General MacArthur: The Legacy of World War II 14 Hong Kong, China  Osaka, Japan  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 10 Ponant Asia vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Australia & New Zealand
The Best of New Zealand (Auckland - Dunedin) 10 Auckland, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The best of New Zealand 2019-2020 (Auckland - Dunedin) 10 Auckland, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Australia's Iconic Kimberley 11 Broome, Australia  Darwin, Australia  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Discover the Ancient Wonders of Papua and Spice (Cairns - Darwin) 12 Cairns, Australia  Darwin, Australia  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Inaugural Australian Cruise Chairman’s Voyage: Food & Wine Theme (Cairns - Sydney) 12 Cairns, Australia  Sydney, Australia  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 11 Ponant Australia & New Zealand vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Canada
Discovery of the St. Lawrence 11 Quebec City, Canada  Boston, MA  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Caribbean
Ocean Voyage (Boston - Fort-de-France) 8 Boston, MA  Fort de France, Martinique  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Pearls of the Caribbean 8 Bridgetown, Barbados  Bridgetown, Barbados  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
Caribbean & Orinoco (Fort de France - Cayenne) 14 Fort de France, Martinique  Cayenne, French Guiana  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
+ View all 8 Ponant Caribbean vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Europe and Britain
Dalmatian Shores 8 Athens, Greece  Venice, Italy  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
From Athens to the Turquoise Coast 8 Athens, Greece  Antalya, Turkey  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ancient Treasures of the Mediterranean 8 Athens, Greece  Istanbul, Turkey  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
A Musical Odyssey in the Mediterranean 8 Athens, Greece  Rome, Italy  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Mediterranean Nature & Culture 8 Athens, Greece  Rome, Italy  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 50 Ponant Europe and Britain vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Hawaii
Hawaii and French Polynesia 2019 (Honolulu - Papeete) 16 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Papeete, Tahiti  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Mexico & Central America
Natural and Cultural Wonders of the Western Caribbean 8 Cancun, Mexico  Cancun, Mexico  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Maya Treasure of the Yucatán 8 Cancun, Mexico  Cancun, Mexico  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Caribbean Sea (Colón - Miami) 12 Colon, Panama  Miami, FL  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Natural and Cultural History in Central America 8 Colon, Panama  Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of Central America (Guayaquil - Colon) 14 Guayaquil, Ecuador  Colon, Panama  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 10 Ponant Mexico & Central America vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Middle East
Egypt and Israel (Antalya to Aqaba) 10 Antalya, Turkey  Aqaba, Jordan  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Discovering the Levant 9 Antalya, Turkey  Antalya, Turkey  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Egypt and Israel (Aqaba to Antalya) 9 Aqaba, Jordan  Antalya, Turkey  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Red Sea 8 Aqaba, Jordan  Aqaba, Jordan  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Miscellaneous
Ocean Voyage (Guam to Osaka) 6 Apra, Guam  Osaka, Japan  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Honolulu - Maizuru) 14 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Maizuru, Japan  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Pacific Islands
Discovering the Hidden Treasures of New Caledonia (Auckland - Noumea) 14 Auckland, New Zealand  Noumea, New Caledonia  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
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
+ 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
Sailing the Orinoco (Cayenne - Fort de France) 10 Cayenne, French Guiana  Fort de France, Martinique  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Panama & Pre-Columbian Treasures 10 Colon, Panama  Callao, Peru  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Hanga Roa - Ushuaia) 9 Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Cordillera & Andean Secrets (Guayaquil - Valparaiso) 13 Guayaquil, Ecuador  Valparaíso, Chile  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 10 Ponant South America vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Transatlantic
Ocean Voyage (Bridgetown - Ponta Delgada) 9 Bridgetown, Barbados  Ponta Delgada, Portugal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Cayenne - Lisbon) 12 Cayenne, French Guiana  Lisbon, Portugal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Cayenne - Dakar) 9 Cayenne, French Guiana  Dakar, Senegal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Dakar - Fort-de-France) 10 Dakar, Senegal  Fort de France, Martinique  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Miami - Lisbon) 15 Miami, FL  Lisbon, Portugal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - U.S. (Continental)
Great Lakes of North America 11 Chicago, IL  Quebec City, Canada  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
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.