PONANT has been sailing the seas for more than 30 years and is currently the only cruise line to sail under the French flag.

Embark on a unique concept of sea travel onboard intimate modern luxury ships with a capacity of up to 135 staterooms and suites, offering curated itineraries and authentic experiences in remote places not accessible by larger ships. Enjoy thrilling Zodiac® rides along Australia’s Kimberley coast, explore New Zealand’s rarely visited subantarctic islands, land amongst penguin rookeries in Antarctica or reach secret coves and coastlines in the Mediterranean.

PONANT’s award-winning luxury expeditions are led by a team of expedition experts including naturalists, historians and destination specialists who share their passion and knowledge with guests throughout their voyage, with all expert-led excursions, Zodiac® cruises and lectures included.

"...expeditions are led by a team of experts including naturalists, historians and destination specialists"

PONANT, Yacht Cruises and Expeditions

Onboard the world’s youngest fleet of state-of the-art, environmentally friendly luxury ships, experience a refined and personalised atmosphere throughout your voyage, including French-inspired cuisine, open bar, 24-hour room service, spa facilities, outdoor pool and complimentary Wi-Fi. Adding to the ‘French touch’ on board, guests can indulge in various French luxury brands throughout their voyage such as Veuve Clicquot Champagne, Ladurée macarons and Hermès bathroom amenities.

In 2021, PONANT’s fleet will grow to 12 vessels, with the launch of Le Commandant-Charcot, the world’s first hybrid luxury polar exploration vessel. This will allow the line to reach further latitudes than ever before in pure luxury, including the geographic North Pole or the Bellingshausen Sea, home to gigantic colonies of emperor penguins.