Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions

Find an Expedition Cruise

Travel to magical destinations and secluded ports in true luxury with Ponant. A leader in expedition cruising, Ponant provides an elegant experience with outstanding service and superior onboard amenities.

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, 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 magnificent panoramas of Seychelles and the Maldives.

  • Ponant offers expedition cruises to Asia, Antarctica, the Arctic, Europe, South America 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.
Expedition Cruises

Click any cruise below for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Ponant Cultural & Expeditions Cruises Days Starts In Ends In Company Quality* From**
Set Sail for Spitsbergen (Tromso - Longyearbyen)   8   Tromso, Norway   Longyearbyen, Norway   Ponant   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Icelandic Mosaic (Reykjavik - Reykjavik)   8   Reykjavik, Iceland   Reykjavik, Iceland   Ponant   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
The Best of Spitzbergen (Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen)   8   Longyearbyen, Norway   Longyearbyen, Norway   Ponant   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
The Unexplored Greenland (Reykjavik - Kangerlussuaq)   11   Reykjavik, Iceland   Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   Ponant   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
The Saga of Erik the Red (Reykjavik - Kangerlussuaq)   12   Reykjavik, Iceland   Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   Ponant   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Baffin Bay Secrets (Kangerlussuaq - Kangerlussuaq)   14   Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   Ponant   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Vinland: America discovered (Kangerlussuaq - Quebec)   15   Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   Quebec City, Canada   Ponant   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Ultima Thule: Greenland and the Canadian Arctic   17   Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   Ponant   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
Ultima Thule: The Horizontal Everest (Kangerlussuaq - Kangerlussuaq)   17   Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   Ponant   Deluxe   Dates and Prices

* Key to Quality Ratings

Tours are classified according to the quality of amenities and accommodations.

Budget = Expedition cruises typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = Expedition cruises typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Expedition cruises 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. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.
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