A cosy, friendly atmosphere, luxury services, a deep-rooted maritime tradition, carefully planned routes and exclusive ports of call: this is PONANT!

Unique travel experience

Luxury expeditions

Polar, tropical or subtropical expeditions: no matter what the destination, our itineraries are worlds away from the typical cruise routes

Cruises for culture and relaxation

Our unique cruise philosophy gives travellers the chance to truly explore the iconic destinations we visit.

Themed cruises

Music, gastronomy and wine, art and literature, golf: PONANT offers a wide range of themed cruises.

Why wait? Book your first cruise with us now!

Take advantage of our Welcome offer: save $400 per person on your first cruise*

A different cruise concept

Exceptional destinations

From Antarctic ice to Pacific lagoons, Mediterranean coves to Asian shores, PONANT has sailed every sea on the planet for nearly thirty years.
Our experts are dedicated to creating itineraries that allow you to access the Earth's treasures by sea. Every year, we organise more than 200 cruises, visiting more than 100 countries and nearly 400 ports on 100 different routes.

Our destinations

Smaller ships

Our ships have been purposefully designed to welcome a limited number of guests: with 32 to 132 staterooms, our nine ships offer high-end comfort comparable to beautiful luxury hotels.

Unlike the giant ships you may be used to seeing with other cruise companies, this aspect gives our ships a more welcoming feel and unique atmosphere. It also enables our ships to access smaller and quieter ports of call, guaranteeing exclusive cruises and attentive and personalised service for all our guests.


A French way of life

Today, PONANT is the only French cruise company - and one of the most highly-qualified in the world in terms of safety.

We're sure you'll appreciate the signature French feel of our design, services and cuisine. The partners who join us on selected cruises to enrich your journey share our passion for French excellence.


Lovers of ocean voyages, discover a new, luxurious way to travel with Ponant.

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Our commitments

PONANT aims to become a world leader for sustainable development in the cruising industry. The environment and ethical operations are among our main concerns, both in the regions we visit and in our relationships within the company and with our partners.

Our Awards

PONANT is a unique cruise concept with high-quality service that is regularly recognised by industry professionals.

*AUD$400 discount is per person, based on double occupancy (single supplement may apply to solo travellers), using the code BWELCOM. Offer valid for guests travelling on their first PONANT cruise and may be modified and/or cancelled without prior notice. Offer is non-retroactive, not redeemable for cash, not applicable on Ocean Voyages, cannot be combined with other special offers unless specified, and may be modified and/or cancelled without prior notice. Offer available when booking with your preferred travel agent. Ponant Bonus discounts may vary depending on cruise availability and may be subject to change without previous notice.