Arctic Cruises

    There are places in this world whose primeval beauty evokes feelings of a rare intensity: with its stunning landscapes, the North Pole is one of them, and you could admire it during our Arctic cruises.

    At the heart of these faraway lands, when the ice floes break up, when the sun no longer sets below the horizon and the snow-covered peaks shed their white mantle for a brief Summer, our ships will find their way to introduce travellers to a polar desert of ice and water, a world where time stands still.

    Far from the usual cruise itineraries, from Iceland to Spitsbergen, from Greenland to the mythical Northwest Passage via the unspoiled coastlines of the Russian Far East, we invite you to cruise in the wake of the great Explorers who dreamt of one day conquering this remote region.

    From one port of call to the next, aboard our Zodiac® dinghies or during one of the shore visits, discover the imposing Arctic landscapes thanks to our “Expedition” cruises. Always in the company of experienced Naturalist-Guides, meet the Inuit people, living to the rhythm of the changing seasons and preserving their ancestral culture and way of life, or discover the local wildlife, lazing in the ice floe or playing in the wake of your ship. Let your imagination wander, because enjoying these places means pushing back boundaries and dreaming of the absolute...

    Rare and unique moments, dreams of escape in the heart of forgotten lands.

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    1. The Northwest Passage
      Close departure
      Roundtrip flight included

      The Northwest Passage

      Flight Paris / Kangerlussuaq + Transfers + Flight Nome / Seattle

      from 27 August 2018 to 18 September 2018

      • Kangerlussuaq - Nome, Alaska
      • LE SOLEAL
      • 23 days / 22 nights
      Embark aboard Le Soléal for a 5* expedition from Kangerlussuaq to Nome.We are inviting you to set sail for the Far North, well beyond the Arctic Circle, to a legendary, highly coveted maritime route: the Northwest Passage, the only possible shipping route between the Atlantic and the Pacific.In...
    2. Fire and Ice in the Arctic
      Close departure
      Domestic flights included

      Fire and Ice in the Arctic

      Flight Seattle/Nome + Transfer + Flight Anchorage/Seattle

      from 10 September 2018 to 26 September 2018

      • Nome, Alaska - Seward, Alaska
      • LE BOREAL
      • 17 days / 16 nights
      Embark with Ponant aboard Le Boréal for an unforgettable expedition cruise to discover the wonders of Arctic Alaska.Over 17 days, cruising between Russia and the United States from Nome to Seward, you will have the chance to sail in the Bering Strait and discover extraordinary landscapes combining...
    3. In the Wake of Pioneers
      Close departure
      Outbound domestic flight included

      In the Wake of Pioneers

      Flight Seattle / Nome + Transfer

      from 18 September 2018 to 2 October 2018

      • Nome, Alaska - Vancouver
      • LE SOLEAL
      • 15 days / 14 nights
      Remote territory still unknown and wild, landscape from wide spaces to gigantic glaciers, steep mountains, infinite tundra and glittering lacs ; Alaska invites you to follow the steps of trappers and gold miners.During your trip, discover the unique wildlife at some of the sites that have marked...
    4. Pristine Spitsbergen
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Pristine Spitsbergen

      Flight Paris / Tromso + transfers + flight Longyearbyen / Paris

      from 24 May 2019 to 2 June 2019

      • Tromso - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 10 days / 9 nights
      With PONANT, set off to discover the west coast of Spitsbergen during a 10-day expedition cruise into the heart of the Svalbard Archipelago. Aboard L’Austral, fall under the spell of the magical Arctic Far North, with its ice floes, polar bears and breathtaking glaciers.  Your ship will depart...
    5. Icelandic Mosaic
      Last staterooms

      Icelandic Mosaic

      from 30 May 2019 to 6 June 2019

      Discover the most beautiful landscapes on the Icelandic west coast during an 8-day PONANT cruise aboard Le Champlain.  On the edge of the Arctic, between vast glaciers, vertiginous fjords, volcanoes and boiling geysers, Iceland offers a kaleidoscope of wild and romantic landscapes.  You will...
    6. The Best of Spitsbergen
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      The Best of Spitsbergen

      Flight Paris / Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearbyen / Paris

      from 2 June 2019 to 9 June 2019

      • Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 8 days / 7 nights
      PONANT invites you to experience something exceptional by discovering the Far North and the immense open spaces of the polar Arctic and its ice floes that extend to the North Pole.  You will board the ship at Longyearbyen in Norway for an 8-day expedition cruise to the heart...
    7. The Best of Spitsbergen
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      The Best of Spitsbergen

      Flight Paris / Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearbyen / Paris

      from 9 June 2019 to 16 June 2019

      • Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 8 days / 7 nights
      PONANT invites you to experience something exceptional by discovering the Far North and the immense open spaces of the polar Arctic and its ice floes that extend to the North Pole.  You will board the ship at Longyearbyen in Norway for an 8-day expedition cruise to the heart...
    8. Magnificent Volcanoes of the Aleutian Islands
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Magnificent Volcanoes of the Aleutian Islands

      Flight Seoul / Petropavlosvk + transfers + flight Juneau / Seattle

      from 24 June 2019 to 6 July 2019

      • Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatski - Juneau, Alaska
      • LE SOLEAL
      • 13 days / 12 nights
      With the exceptional presence of Jean-Louis Étienne.PONANT invites you on a fabulous sea journey between Russia and Alaska, along the Pacific Ring of Fire. Board Le Soléal for a unique 13-day expedition cruise and prepare to be captivated by the beauty of the Aleutian Islands.  This elongated...
    9. Discovery of the King of the Arctic
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Discovery of the King of the Arctic

      Flight Paris / Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearbyen / Paris

      from 30 June 2019 to 12 July 2019

      • Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 13 days / 12 nights
      Follow the trail of the polar bear during an Expedition Cruise in the Arctic. PONANT invites you to set sail aboard L’Austral for a memorable 13-day cruise around Spitsbergen, one of the jewels of the northern hemisphere.  The main island of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, Spitsbergen offers...
    10. The Best of Spitsbergen
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      The Best of Spitsbergen

      Flight Paris / Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearbyen / Paris

      from 2 July 2019 to 9 July 2019

      • Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • LE BOREAL
      • 8 days / 7 nights
      PONANT invites you to experience something exceptional by discovering the Far North and the immense open spaces of the polar Arctic and its ice floes that extend to the North Pole.  You will board the ship at Longyearbyen in Norway for an 8-day expedition cruise to the heart...
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