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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
Napoleon Cruise (19 Day) 19 Cape Town, South Africa  Dakar, Senegal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Scattered Islands & Madagascar 17 Durban, South Africa  Durban, South Africa  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
South Africa & Namibia 9 Durban, South Africa  Walvis Bay, Namibia  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Pearls of the Indian Ocean (Mahe to Nosy Be) 10 Mahe, Seychelles  Port Louis, Mauritius  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Jewels of the Indian Ocean 15 Port Louis, Mauritius  Zanzibar, Tanzania  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 12 Ponant Africa vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Alaska
On the Trail of the Gold Prospectors (Juneau - Vancouver) 13 Juneau, AK  Vancouver, Canada  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
On the Trail of the Gold Prospectors (Vancouver - Juneau) 13 Vancouver, Canada  Juneau, AK  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Arctic
Unexplored Svalbard 8 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Icelandic Mosaic (Reykjavik - Reykjavik) 8 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Asia
Treasures of India (Colombo - Mumbai) 9 Colombo, Sri Lanka  Mumbai, India  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Essential Maldives (Colombo - Male) 9 Colombo, Sri Lanka  Male, Maldives  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
From India to the Strait of Malacca 13 Colombo, Sri Lanka  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Asia, a Blend of Tradition and Modernity (Haiphong - Osaka) 14 Ha Long Bay, Vietnam  Osaka, Japan  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Music Along Vietnamese Shores 8 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Ha Long Bay, Vietnam  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 14 Ponant Asia vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Australia & New Zealand
The Sub Antarctic Islands Expedition (Auckland - Dunedin) 15 Auckland, New Zealand  Dunedin, New Zealand  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Sub Antarctic Islands Expedition (Auckland - Lyttelton) 15 Auckland, New Zealand  Lyttleton, New Zealand  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Caribbean
Natural and Cultural Wonders of the Western Caribbean 8 Cancun, Mexico  Cancun, Mexico  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Between Panama and Martinique 2021 (Col√≥n - Fort de France) 10 Colon, Panama  Fort de France, Martinique  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Christmas in the Caribbean 13 Fort de France, Martinique  Colon, Panama  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Caribbean & French Guiana 11 Fort de France, Martinique  Cayenne, French Guiana  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Europe and Britain
Celtic Shores (Dublin - Portsmouth) 8 Dublin, Ireland  Portsmouth, England  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Mexico & Central America
Treasures of the Caribbean Sea 2021 12 Colon, Panama  Miami, FL  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
Treasures of Central America 2021 (Guayaquil - Colon) 14 Guayaquil, Ecuador  Colon, Panama  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
Wonders of Central America 8 Puerto Morelos, Mexico  Colon, Panama  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 6 Ponant Mexico & Central America vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Middle East
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
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - South America
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
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Transatlantic
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.