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Discover the Treasures of All Seven Seas

Discover the Treasures of All Seven Seas

For more than 30 years, PONANT has been taking travelers on cruises aboard small ships to explore the Antarctic Peninsula, sail the Baltic Sea to admire St. Petersburg’s architectural masterpieces, and travel in the wake of ancient history in the Mediterranean.
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Smithsonian Journeys Alliance

CRUISES ENRICHED TO INSPIRE

PONANT and Smithsonian Journeys, the travel program of the Smithsonian Institution, have formed a unique alliance to offer themed sailings featuring experiences that embrace local cultures and dive deeper into a destination’s history, cuisine, language, environment, and wildlife.
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Le Commandant Charcot

DEEP POLAR EXPLORATION

Sailing in the midst of the ice, seeking the penguins of Bellingshausen, feeling the euphoria of reaching the geographic North Pole... With this very first hybrid-powered polar exploration vessel, enjoy immersive experiences in search of the authentic spirit of the polar regions in refined luxury.
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The PONANT Difference

PONANT’s Fleet of Small Ships

PONANT’s Fleet of Small Ships

Our modern fleet consists of small-sized ships designed for expedition cruises or yachting. From our iconic three-masted yacht to Le Commandant Charcot, our first electric hybrid polar expedition vessel, our fleet is fitted with cutting-edge equipment.
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Mediterranean & Northern Europe

EUROPE

Set sail to lands of legends on cruises to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. Explore lush mountains and moors of flowering heather in Ireland, bottomless fjords in Norway, and historic cities in the Baltic Sea. Discover the Mediterranean’s ancient sites of Delphi or Ephesus, the sumptuous panoramas of the Greek islands, or the islets dotting the Adriatic coast.
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Mediterranean & Northern Europe

EUROPE

Set sail to lands of legends on cruises to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. Explore lush mountains and moors of flowering heather in Ireland, bottomless fjords in Norway, and historic cities in the Baltic Sea. Discover the Mediterranean’s ancient sites of Delphi or Ephesus, the sumptuous panoramas of the Greek islands, or the islets dotting the Adriatic coast.
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The Arctic & Antarctica

POLAR EXPEDITIONS

Live your dream of adventure in the polar regions. In Antarctica, set off to discover its icy wilderness and the wildlife—humpback whales, seals, and penguins. In the Arctic, glaciers and icebergs of changing colors and varied fauna await you—polar bears, Arctic foxes, walruses, orcas, and whales.
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POLAR EXPEDITIONS
POLAR EXPEDITIONS
The Arctic & Antarctica

POLAR EXPEDITIONS

Live your dream of adventure in the polar regions. In Antarctica, set off to discover its icy wilderness and the wildlife—humpback whales, seals, and penguins. In the Arctic, glaciers and icebergs of changing colors and varied fauna await you—polar bears, Arctic foxes, walruses, orcas, and whales.
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Latin America & the Caribbean

CRUISE CLOSE TO HOME

A cruise to Latin America and the Caribbean is rich in evocative experiences. From the Caribbean’s rosary of islands bound together by beautiful coral reef, to Costa Rica’s lush jungle teeming with exotic wildlife and the glaciers of the Chilean Fjords, these close-to-home cruises will give you a new appreciation for the natural world.
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Latin America & the Caribbean

CRUISE CLOSE TO HOME

A cruise to Latin America and the Caribbean is rich in evocative experiences. From the Caribbean’s rosary of islands bound together by beautiful coral reef, to Costa Rica’s lush jungle teeming with exotic wildlife and the glaciers of the Chilean Fjords, these close-to-home cruises will give you a new appreciation for the natural world.
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Incredible Island Paradises

INDIAN OCEAN

In the Seychelles, the “Vanilla Islands”, Madagascar, the Maldives, India, and Sri Lanka, you will discover heavenly beaches, luxuriant natural environments, and astounding underwater worlds that you can explore in complete safety on snorkeling and diving trips supervised by our teams.
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INDIAN OCEAN
INDIAN OCEAN
Incredible Island Paradises

INDIAN OCEAN

In the Seychelles, the “Vanilla Islands”, Madagascar, the Maldives, India, and Sri Lanka, you will discover heavenly beaches, luxuriant natural environments, and astounding underwater worlds that you can explore in complete safety on snorkeling and diving trips supervised by our teams.
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