PONANT’s luxury expeditions take guests to the wildest and most far-flung parts of the world; from pole to pole and all the way around the circumference of the Earth.

All itineraries offer immersive experiences both on and off the ship, with expert guides and lecturers available to make your trip as in-depth as possible.

Marvel at other-worldly landscapes in Antarctica, immerse yourself in the ancient cultures of the indigenous people in the Kimberley, explore New Zealand’s secluded subantarctic islands home to an array of wildlife and stunning landscapes, and discover secret coves and secluded ports along the Mediterranean coast. PONANT takes you to exceptional destinations, which only a few very lucky people have the chance to explore. With legendary stopovers, secret ports, isolated archipelagos and more. From South Georgia’s black-sand beaches where large colonies of king penguins have taken up residence to the crystal-clear waters and stunning coral reefs of the Seychelles and the wild and unspoiled natural environments of Alaska. There is a PONANT voyage to suit every traveller’s dream.

Explore the most isolated Arctic and Antarctic regions of the planet for the first time with Le Commandant-Charcot. Discover Western and Eastern Antarctica with its ice expanses, spectacular mountainous landscapes and vast colonies that bring together several thousand penguins, and exceptional marine wildlife: fur seals, albatrosses, elephant seals, orcas, and whales. Embark on an adventure to the Arctic as never before, with each port of call, observe exceptional wildlife in its natural habitat, lounging on the ice floe or playing in the wake of your ship, and set off to meet the Inuit people for memorable encounters.

2021 Cruises



Le Lapérouse

Set sail for the grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley and discover one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines. Uncover billions of years old landscapes and ancient rock art, and explore mangroves, home to the world’s largest living reptile. With its impressive waterfalls, and spectacular tidal phenomena, the wild lands of the Kimberley are the promise of an exceptional adventure! Departing April – September 2021.


Le Lapérouse

Delve into the beauty that lies off Queensland’s stunning coastline on this exciting expedition. Set sail for the Willis Islets in Coral Sea Territory, featuring exceptional atolls and marine life. Experience Hardy Reef with ample snorkelling and diving opportunities and stop in at Percy Island and Lady Musgrave Island, home to nesting turtles and seabirds.

Tasmania Circumnavigation

Le Soléal

Indulge in this complete Tasmanian experience filled with gastronomy delights, untouched nature, and fascinating history. Savour the lavish flavours of the Tamar Valley award-winning wines and King Island’s world-renowned produce and get up close to some of the most unique wildlife sanctuaries in the country.

2022 Itineraries


Australia’s Iconic Kimberley - Northbound

Le Lapérouse & Le Soléal

Set sail for the grandeur of the Kimberley and discover Australia’s most secret coastline. Uncover billions of years old landscapes and ancient Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock art, reach some of the country tallest waterfalls, and marvel at the spectacular tidal phenomena of Montgomery reef. The wild lands of the Kimberley are the promise of an exceptional adventure!

Australia’s Iconic Kimberley - Southbound

Le Lapérouse & Le Soléal

Our classic Kimberley Expedition heading southbound – explore untamed landscapes, immerse yourself in the indigenous culture and history, and discover the unique wildlife of Australia’s most iconic coast. This expedition includes a visit to Wyndham for a Bungle Bungle scenic flight, an Ord River Tour or El Questro experience!



Le Commandant-Charcot

Sail from Patagonia, to the Antarctic peninsula, via South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, this all-new 17-night itinerary will take you into the heart of the Scotia Arc. Discover four very different ecosystems, from the wooded heights of the Tierra del Fuego and the tabletop icebergs of the Weddell Sea to the glacier-covered mountains of the South Sandwich Islands and the snow-capped summits of South Georgia each with their prolific wildlife and breathtaking landscapes.