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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
Madagascar & South Africa 15 Zanzibar, Tanzania  Cape Town, South Africa  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Bijagos Archipelago and Cape Verde 12 Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Dakar, Senegal  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
Napoleon Cruise (19 Day) 19 Cape Town, South Africa  Dakar, Senegal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 19 Ponant Africa vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Antarctica
From Antarctica to Africa (Ushuaia - Cape Town) 23 Ushuaia, Argentina  Cape Town, South Africa  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Beyond the Polar Circle (Ushuaia - Ushuaia) 18 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
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
+ View all 11 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
Exploring Ogasawara Islands 10 Osaka, Japan  Apra, Guam  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
From the Arabian Peninsula to India 14 Muscat, Oman  Colombo, Sri Lanka  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Myanmar, India & Sri Lanka 14 Yangon, Myanmar  Colombo, Sri Lanka  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of India (Mumbai - Colombo) 9 Mumbai, India  Colombo, Sri Lanka  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
India, Maldives & Sri Lanka 13 Mumbai, India  Colombo, Sri Lanka  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 24 Ponant Asia vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Australia & New Zealand
The best of New Zealand 2019-2020 (Dunedin - Auckland) 10 Dunedin, New Zealand  Auckland, 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
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
The Sub Antarctic Islands Expedition (Auckland - Lyttelton) 15 Auckland, New Zealand  Lyttleton, 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
Caribbean and Orinoco 13 Fort de France, Martinique  Cayenne, French Guiana  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Caribbean & French Guiana 11 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
Christmas in the Caribbean 13 Fort de France, Martinique  Colon, Panama  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 10 Ponant Caribbean vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Europe and Britain
From Athens to the Turquoise Coast 8 Athens, Greece  Antalya, Turkey  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Island Jewels of the Mediterranean 9 Valletta, Malta  Antalya, Turkey  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Sicily and Crete - Mediterranean Jewels 9 Valletta, Malta  Athens, Greece  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Aegean Odyssey 8 Istanbul, Turkey  Athens, Greece  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Norwegian Treasures (Copenhagen - Bergen) 8 Copenhagen, Denmark  Bergen, Norway  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 21 Ponant Europe and Britain vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Mexico & Central America
Jewels of Latin America 13 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala  Callao, Peru  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Maya Treasure of the Yucatán 8 Cancun, Mexico  Cancun, Mexico  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of Central America 2020 (Guayaquil - Colon) 14 Guayaquil, Ecuador  Colon, Panama  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Wonders of Central America 2020 8 Puerto Morelos, Mexico  Colon, Panama  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Christmas between Mexico and Panama 8 Puerto Morelos, Mexico  Colon, Panama  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 12 Ponant Mexico & Central America vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Middle East
Egypt and Israel (Aqaba to Antalya) 9 Aqaba, Jordan  Antalya, Turkey  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Discovering the Levant 9 Antalya, Turkey  Antalya, Turkey  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Egypt and Israel (Antalya to Aqaba) 10 Antalya, Turkey  Aqaba, Jordan  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of the Red Sea 8 Aqaba, Jordan  Aqaba, Jordan  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Levant, Egypt and the Red Sea 9 Antalya, Turkey  Aqaba, Jordan  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 9 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
Easter Island and Polynesia (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
Treasures of the Pacific Expedition 13 Auckland, New Zealand  Honiara, Solomon Islands  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Jewels of the South Seas 13 Papeete, Tahiti  Lautoka, Fiji  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 7 Ponant Pacific Islands vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - South America
Panama & Pre-Columbian Treasures 10 Colon, Panama  Callao, Peru  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Caribbean & Amazonia 13 Fort de France, Martinique  Cayenne, French Guiana  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Discover the Amazon 13 Cayenne, French Guiana  Cayenne, French Guiana  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
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
+ View all 9 Ponant South America vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Transatlantic
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
Transatlantic Voyage from Miami to Lisbon 15 Miami, FL  Lisbon, Portugal  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ocean Voyage (Bridgetown - Ponta Delgada) 9 Bridgetown, Barbados  Ponta Delgada, 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.