Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions
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.
- Ponant offers expedition cruises to Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, South America, Asia, Antarctica, the Arctic and other destinations.
- Cruises are classified according to the quality of the vessel and its accommodations, and the number of included amenities and activities both on and off the ship. Ponant specializes in deluxe travel, and prices typically range from $300 to $800 per person, per day, plus airfare.
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Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions
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|
|Napoleon Cruise (19 Day)||19||Cape Town, South Africa||Dakar, Senegal||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|The Scattered Islands & Madagascar||17||Durban, South Africa||Durban, South Africa||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|South Africa & Namibia||9||Durban, South Africa||Walvis Bay, Namibia||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Napoleon Cruise (16 Day)||16||Walvis Bay, Namibia||Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Madagascar & South Africa||15||Zanzibar, Tanzania||Cape Town, South Africa||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Alaska|
|On the Trail of the Gold Prospectors (Juneau - Vancouver)||13||Juneau, AK||Vancouver, Canada||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|On the Trail of the Gold Prospectors (Vancouver - Juneau)||13||Vancouver, Canada||Juneau, AK||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Arctic|
|Unexplored Svalbard||8||Longyearbyen, Norway||Longyearbyen, Norway||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Icelandic Mosaic (Reykjavik - Reykjavik)||8||Reykjavik, Iceland||Reykjavik, Iceland||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Asia|
|Secrets of the Malay Archipelago (Manila - Darwin)||14||Manila, Philippines||Darwin, Australia||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Japanese Subtropical Islands||10||Osaka, Japan||Manila, Philippines||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Exploring Ogasawara Islands||10||Osaka, Japan||Apra, Guam||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Japanese Shores||12||Otaru, Japan||Osaka, Japan||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Europe and Britain|
|Celtic Shores (Dublin - Portsmouth)||8||Dublin, Ireland||Portsmouth, England||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Mexico & Central America|
|Treasures of the Caribbean Sea||12||Colon, Panama||Miami, FL||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Transatlantic|
|Transatlantic Voyage from Miami to Lisbon||15||Miami, FL||Lisbon, Portugal||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.
= Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
= First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
= 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.