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. Icelandic Mosaic
      Close departure
      New itinerary

      Icelandic Mosaic

      from 19 June 2018 to 26 June 2018

      Discover Iceland and the Arctic Circle with PONANT, and follow in the footsteps of the Vikings with this brand new cruise.For 8 days, Le Lapérouse, one of the most recent additions to our fleet, will take you to extreme lands, a paradise for birdlife.Iceland is the starting point of this adventure...
    2. Fjords & Spitsbergen
      Close departure
      Roundtrip flight included

      Fjords & Spitsbergen

      Flight Paris/Bergen + Transfers + Flight Longyearbyen/Paris

      from 22 June 2018 to 2 July 2018

      • Bergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • LE BOREAL
      • 11 days / 10 nights
      PONANT invites you to on an exceptional experience discovering Norway and the immensity of the polar universe.You will set sail from Bergen for an 11-day cruise on board Le Boréal which will take you to exceptional sites. Your cruise will conclude with 4 days and 3 nights of luxury...
    3. Icelandic Mosaic
      Close departure
      New itinerary

      Icelandic Mosaic

      from 26 June 2018 to 3 July 2018

      Ponant takes you on a voyage of discovery in Iceland  and the Arctic Circle for a truly exotic cruise on the trail of the Vikings.For 8 days, Le Lapérouse will take you to extreme lands, where only a few birds dare to venture.The first stage will be Iceland and its breathtaking scenery. Glaciers,...
    4. The Best of Spitsbergen
      Close departure
      Roundtrip flight included

      The Best of Spitsbergen

      Flight Paris / Longyearbyen + Transfers + Flight Longyearbyen / Paris

      from 2 July 2018 to 9 July 2018

      • 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 of Spitsbergen, the...
    5. Discovery of the king of the Arctic
      Close departure
      Roundtrip flight included

      Discovery of the king of the Arctic

      Flight Paris/Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearben/Paris

      from 16 July 2018 to 28 July 2018

      • Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • LE BOREAL
      • 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 Le Boréal 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...
    6. The Saga of Erik the Red
      Close departure
      Return flight included

      The Saga of Erik the Red

      Transfer + Flight Kangerlussuaq / Paris

      from 17 July 2018 to 29 July 2018

      • Reykjavík - Kangerlussuaq
      • LE SOLEAL
      • 13 days / 12 nights
      Cruise with Ponant on an exceptional itinerary to discover Viking ruins as you follow in the footsteps of Norwegian explorer Erik the Red.Step aboard the Le Soléal in Reykjavik for a 13-day expedition cruise to southern Greenland.Sailing along the steep eastern coastline, the ship will plunge...
    7. Ultima Thule: Greenland and the Canadian Arctic
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Ultima Thule: Greenland and the Canadian Arctic

      Flight Paris / Kangerlussuaq + Transfers + Flight Kangerlussuaq / Paris

      from 29 July 2018 to 14 August 2018

      • Kangerlussuaq - Kangerlussuaq
      • LE SOLEAL
      • 17 days / 16 nights
      Discover a new Ponant itinerary to the heart of Ultima Thule, a legendary stopover for those in love with the polar regions.Step aboard the Le Soléal in Kangerlussuaq for a 17-day expedition cruise to the farthest reaches of the planet.Between ice caps and ice floes, past glaciers, icebergs and...
    8. Unexplored Greenland
      Expedition
      Return flight included

      Unexplored Greenland

      Transfer + Flight Kangerlussuaq / Paris

      from 10 August 2018 to 20 August 2018

      • Reykjavík - Kangerlussuaq
      • LE BOREAL
      • 11 days / 10 nights
      Cruise with Ponant on a beautiful itinerary to discover Viking ruins as you follow in the footsteps of Norwegian explorer Erik the Red.Step aboard the Le Boréal in Reykjavik for a 11-day expedition cruise to southern Greenland.Sailing along the steep eastern coastline, the ship will plunge into...
    9. Baffin Bay Secrets
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Baffin Bay Secrets

      Flight Paris / Kangerlussuaq + Transfers + Flight Kangerlussuaq / Paris

      from 14 August 2018 to 27 August 2018

      • Kangerlussuaq - Kangerlussuaq
      • LE SOLEAL
      • 14 days / 13 nights
      The first destination is the North-West coast of Greenland which will welcome you with its majestic icebergs, colourful villages encircled by mountains and its basalt formations. This is the ideal opportunity for meeting the local population and learning about Greenland Inuit culture.The North of...
    10. The Northwest Passage
      Expedition
      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...
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