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 the beauty that lies off Australia’s east coast, 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.

2022 Itineraries

The Geographic North Pole

Le Commandant Charcot

Push the limits of sailing with this exceptional 16-day expedition cruise to the Geographic North Pole. To reach this mythical point covered by ice floe all year round, 700 km away from any emerged land, you will board Le Commandant Charcot, the first hybrid electric polar exploration vessel.

Australia’s Iconic Kimberley

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!

Emblematic Antarctica

L’Austral, Le Boréal & Le Lyrial

PONANT invites you on a polar expedition to the heart of the icy realm that is the Antarctic Peninsula. Embark on an unforgettable classic 10-night voyage and succumb to the enchantment of the breathtaking landscapes inhabited by astonishing wildlife. The Gentoo, Adélie and Chinstrap penguins, humpback whales, seals and seabirds will provide you with cherished lifelong memories.

Exploring Australia’s East Coast Islands

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.

2023 Itineraries

Australia’s Iconic Kimberley

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!

From Dumont D’urville to Mawson: Retracing Heroic Age Expeditions

Le Commandant Charcot

Embark in New Zealand and follow the trail of the great polar explorers on board Le Commandant Charcot on this brand new 26-night polar odyssey. Departing from Dunedin, set off on a half-circumnavigation of Antarctica from the New Zealand shores to Ushuaia, the city at the end of the world.

Ancient Fjords And Unspoiled Islands Of Southern New Zealand

Le Soléal

Set sail aboard Le Soléal for a brand-new 11-night expedition to discover the South Island of New Zealand between ancient fiords, enchanting scenery, UNESCO World Heritage sites, volcanic landscapes, and extraordinary wildlife, in one of the best-preserved environments on the planet.

Tropical Odyssey Between North East Australia And Indonesia

Le Lapérouse

PONANT invites you to embark on board Le Lapérouse for a brand-new 15-night tropical expedition to explore the lush north-east of Australia and the heavenly islands of Indonesia, between sumptuous landscapes and meetings with the local population. Discover Komodo National Park, the Asmat Region, the Spice Islands, Triton Bay, and more!