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.
Book Now and Save on
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|
|The Scattered Islands & the Seychelles (Durban - Victoria-Mahe)||15||Durban, South Africa||Mahe, Seychelles||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Alaska|
|In the Wake of Pioneers (Nome - Vancouver)||15||Nome, AK||Vancouver, Canada||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Arctic|
|Icelandic Mosaic (Reykjavik - Reykjavik)||8||Reykjavik, Iceland||Reykjavik, Iceland||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Set Sail for Spitsbergen (Tromso - Longyearbyen)||8||Tromso, Norway||Longyearbyen, Norway||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|The Best of Spitzbergen (Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen)||8||Longyearbyen, Norway||Longyearbyen, Norway||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|The Unexplored Greenland (Reykjavik - Kangerlussuaq)||11||Reykjavik, Iceland||Kangerlussuaq, Greenland||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|The Saga of Erik the Red (Reykjavik - Kangerlussuaq)||12||Reykjavik, Iceland||Kangerlussuaq, Greenland||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|+ View all 8 Ponant Arctic vacations|
|Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Asia|
|The Best of Japan (Maizuru - Osaka)||9||Maizuru, Japan||Osaka, Japan||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|The Best of Japan (Osaka - Maizuru)||9||Osaka, Japan||Maizuru, Japan||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|In the Heart of Japan (Osaka - Muroran)||11||Osaka, Japan||Muroran, Japan||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Vietnamese Shores (Hong Kong - Kota Kinabalu)||12||Hong Kong, China||Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Discover Indonesia (Bali - Bali)||12||Bali, Indonesia||Bali, Indonesia||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|+ View all 8 Ponant Asia vacations|
|Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Australia & New Zealand|
|Iconic Kimberly (Darwin - Darwin)||11||Darwin, Australia||Darwin, Australia||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Iconic Kimberly (Darwin - Broome)||11||Darwin, Australia||Broome, Australia||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Caribbean|
|Colon - Fort de France||8||Colon, Panama||Fort de France, Martinique||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Europe and Britain|
|Mediterranean Port of Call (Marseille - Nice)||6||Marseille, France||Nice, France||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Mythology and Dolce Vita (Marseille - Athens)||7||Marseille, France||Athens, Greece||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Celtic Coastlines (Porsmouth - Dublin)||8||Portsmouth, England||Dublin, Ireland||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Celtic Coastlines (Dublin - Portsmouth)||8||Dublin, Ireland||Portsmouth, England||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|Shetland Islands & Scotland (Bergen - Reykjavik)||8||Bergen, Norway||Reykjavik, Iceland||Expedition||Dates and Prices|
|+ View all 24 Ponant Europe and Britain vacations|
|Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions - Mexico & Central America|
|Treasures of Central America (Guayaquil - Colon)||14||Guayaquil, Ecuador||Colon, Panama||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.