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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
Cape Verde’s Islands (Praia - Praia) 8 Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Along the South-African Coastline 2017 (Cape Town - Durban) 9 Cape Town, South Africa  Durban, South Africa  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Scattered Islands & the Seychelles 2017 (Durban - Victoria-Mahe) 15 Durban, South Africa  Mahe, Seychelles  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Alaska
In the Wake of Pioneers (Nome - Vancouver) 15 Nome, AK  Vancouver, Canada  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Antarctica
Emblematic Antarctica (Ushuaia - Ushuaia) 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of the White Continent (Ushuaia - Ushuaia) 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
South Georgia & Peninsula (Montevideo - Ushuaia) 15 Montevideo, Uruguay  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
South Georgia & Peninsula 2017 (Ushuaia - Montevideo) 16 Ushuaia, Argentina  Montevideo, Uruguay  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Great Austral Loop (16 day, Ushuaia - Ushuaia) 16 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Arctic
Icelandic Mosaic 2017 (Reykjavik - Reykjavik) 8 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Set Sail for Spitsbergen 2017 (Tromso - Longyearbyen) 8 Tromso, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of Spitzbergen 2017 (Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen) 8 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Unexplored Greenland 2017 (Reykjavik - Kangerlussuaq) 11 Reykjavik, Iceland  Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Saga of Erik the Red 2017 (Reykjavik - Kangerlussuaq) 12 Reykjavik, Iceland  Kangerlussuaq, Greenland  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 8 Ponant Arctic vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Asia
The Best of Japan 2017 (Maizuru - Osaka) 9 Maizuru, Japan  Osaka, Japan  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of Japan 2017 (Osaka - Maizuru) 9 Osaka, Japan  Maizuru, Japan  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Vietnamese Coastlines (Ho Chi Minh - Hong Kong) 10 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Hong Kong, China  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Vietnamese Coastlines (Hong Kong - Ho Chi Minh) 10 Hong Kong, China  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of Vietnam (Hong Kong - Singapore) 10 Hong Kong, China  Singapore, Singapore  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 17 Ponant Asia vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Australia & New Zealand
The Best of New Zealand (Auckland - Milford Sound) 10 Auckland, New Zealand  Milford Sound, New Zealand  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of New Zealand (Milford Sound - Auckland) 10 Queenstown, New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Iconic Kimberly (Darwin - Darwin) 11 Darwin, Australia  Darwin, Australia  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Iconic Kimberly (Darwin - Broome) 11 Darwin, Australia  Broome, Australia  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Akaroa - Milford 16 Lyttleton, New Zealand  Queenstown, New Zealand  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Caribbean
Colon - Fort de France 8 Colon, Panama  Fort de France, Martinique  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
New Year in the Grenadines (Fort de France - Fort de France) 9 Fort de France, Martinique  Fort de France, Martinique  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Christmas in the Grenadines (St. Martin - Fort de France) 10 Marigot, Saint Martin  Fort de France, Martinique  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Europe and Britain
Mediterranean Port of Call (Marseille - Nice) 6 Marseille, France  Nice, France  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Marseille - Marseille 6 Marseille, France  Marseille, France  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Mythology and Dolce Vita (Marseille - Athens) 7 Marseille, France  Athens, Greece  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Celtic Coastlines 2017 (Porsmouth - Dublin) 8 Portsmouth, England  Dublin, Ireland  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ancient Greece (Civitavecchia - Athens) 8 Rome, Italy  Athens, Greece  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 29 Ponant Europe and Britain vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Mexico & Central America
Treasures of Central America (Guayaquil - Colon) 14 Guayaquil, Ecuador  Colon, Panama  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Pacific Islands
Port Vila (Vanuatu) - Lyttelton (New Zealand) 11 Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu  Lyttleton, New Zealand  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Expedition: Highlights of the South Pacific (Auckland - Port Vila) 12 Auckland, New Zealand  Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Papua & Solomon Islands (Cairns - Port Vila) 13 Cairns, Australia  Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
French Polynesia and Easter Island (Papeete - Hanga Roa) 14 Papeete, Tahiti  Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - South America
Along the Andes Cordillera (Callao - Valparaiso) 9 Callao, Peru  Valparaíso, Chile  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
At the Heart of Brazil (Montevideo - Recife) 10 Montevideo, Uruguay  Recife, Brazil  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Panama & Pre-Columbian Treasures (Colon - Callao) 10 Colon, Panama  Callao, Peru  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Cordillera & Andean Secrets (Valparaiso - Guayaquil) 13 Valparaíso, Chile  Guayaquil, Ecuador  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Patagonia & Chilean Fjords (Valparaiso - Ushuaia) 14 Valparaíso, Chile  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 7 Ponant South America vacations
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Transatlantic
From Antarctica to Africa 2017 (Ushuaia - Cape Town) 22 Ushuaia, Argentina  Cape Town, South Africa  Expedition Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - U.S. (Continental)
Getaway in New York (Boston - Boston) 10 Boston, MA  Boston, MA  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.