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Refinement, curiosity, authenticity…Ponant's unique travel philosophy reinterprets cruising and invites you to discover or rediscover iconic destinations!

Ponant's 5-Star Culture and Relaxation cruises offer guests a new way to travel, by combining cultural enrichment with time to unwind in a luxury setting and sites that only insiders know about. From secluded ports to secret seas, forgotten beaches to remote lands, Ponant's experts choose itineraries that take guests away from major tourist routes so they can enjoy unique cruises and shorelines that few have seen before. Whether you choose a Mediterranean cruise or an expedition journey to the heart of icy Antarctica, you can be sure of exceptional comfort onboard their ships. Ponant's bespoke, attentive, excellent service will make guests feel like they are traveling on a private yacht! 


Africa, Middle East, Indian Ocean, Alaska, Antarctica, Asia, Atlantic Coast, Caribbean, Central America, North America, Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Oceania & Pacific Islands, Red Sea, South America, The Arctic, The Mediterranean, and Transatlantic.


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Top Itineraries

Jewels of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, Spain - Valletta, Malta

A cruise in the Mediterranean between Spain and the Balearic Islands, Italy and Sicily, and Malta and its capital, Valletta.

A voyage discovering the insular jewels of the Mediterranean.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the works of Antoni Gaudí, the Palace of Catalan Music and the Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona (embarkation port), the Silk Exchange in Valencia, and Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Church of Monreale, Valletta (disembarkation port).

Discover the Balearic Islands including Palma de Mallorca, their capital.

Visit three of Sicily’s most beautiful historic towns and ancient sites: Palermo, Trapani, and Erice.

Emblematic Antarctica

Ushuaia, Argentina - Ushuaia, Argentina

Explore the magic of Antarctica with a sea kayak adventure. Led by experienced, State-Certified kayak guides, you will skim the water’s surface amid the ice. Full professional equipment is provided, including tandem kayak, carbon paddle, full-body drysuit, lifejacket, and AIS beacon. For more information, please contact an Avoya Travel Ponant Cruises Specialist.

Outings and shore visits in zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.

Lectures and information sessions hosted by our naturalist guides covering wildlife, history, geopolitics, the great explorers, climate, environmental protection, and more.

Hiking opportunity.

Visiting research stations and former whaling stations.

Landscapes: a multitude of drifting icebergs, ice floes, imposing glaciers, and tall, snow-covered mountains.

Wildlife: humpback whales, gentoo penguins, Adélie penguins, chinstrap penguins, leopard seals, crabeater seals, Weddell seals, and numerous seabirds.

Educational discovery in the respect of environment.

Discovering the Islands of South East Asia

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam - Benoa (Bali), Indonesia

A brand new cruise between Vietnam, Singapore, and Indonesia discovering cities of bubbling energy, idyllic islands, and sumptuous cultural sites.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Borobudur temple from Semarang and Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Discover Vietnam's colonial history through the Côn Son Islands.

The multicultural and contrasted island city of Singapore, a mix of futuristic architecture, colonial districts, and artistic vitality.

Mount Bromo on the island of Java, an active volcano at the heart of a lunar landscape.

The possibility of exploring majestic volcanoes: Mount Bromo on the island of Java and the legendary caldera of Anak Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait.

Many possibilities for swimming and snorkeling from paradisiacal and preserved beaches with idyllic sea beds.

Overnights in Ho Chi Minh, Singapore, and Bali.

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