Arctic Cruises

    There are places in this world whose primeval beauty evokes feelings of a rare intensity: with its stunning landscapes, the Arctic is one such place.

    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 Icelandic Loop
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      Close departure

      The Icelandic Loop

      from 22 August 2019 to 29 August 2019

      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 Champlain will take you to extreme lands and breathtaking scenery. Glaciers, lava fields, geysers and steam baths – this is undoubtedly the...
    2. Wildlife and forests of Alaska
      Expedition
      Outbound domestic flight included

      Wildlife and forests of Alaska

      Flight Seattle / Anchorage + transfer

      from 22 August 2019 to 3 September 2019

      • Seward, Alaska - Vancouver
      • LE SOLEAL
      • 13 days / 12 nights
      With PONANT, discover Alaska’s stunning landscapes and the incredible wildlife they contain. Board Le Soléal for a 13-day expedition cruise from Seward to Vancouver, for a journey to the heart of wild and unspoiled natural environments.  In Prince William Sound, in the Gulf of Alaska,...
    3. The Northwest Passage
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      The Northwest Passage

      Flight Paris / Kangerlussuaq + transfers + flight Nome / Seattle

      from 24 August 2019 to 15 September 2019

      • Kangerlussuaq - Nome, Alaska
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 23 days / 22 nights
      Embark aboard L’Austral for a 23-day luxury 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...
    4. In the Wake of Pioneers - with National Geographic
      Expedition
      National Geographic

      In the Wake of Pioneers - with National Geographic

      Flight Seattle / Nome + transfers

      from 15 September 2019 to 29 September 2019

      • Nome, Alaska - Vancouver
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 15 days / 14 nights
      In partnership with National Geographic Expeditions.  PONANT invites you to follow the steps of trappers and gold miners in Alaska, during a 15-day expedition voyage aboard L’Austral.  From Nome to Vancouver, discover a remote territory still unknown and wild, landscape from wide spaces to...
    5. Fire and Ice in the Arctic
      Expedition
      Domestic flights included

      Fire and Ice in the Arctic

      Flight Seattle / Nome + transfers + flight Anchorage / Seattle

      from 18 September 2019 to 2 October 2019

      • Nome, Alaska - Seward, Alaska
      • LE BOREAL
      • 15 days / 14 nights
      Embark with Ponant aboard Le Boréal for an unforgettable expedition cruise to discover the wonders of Arctic Alaska.  Over 15 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...
    6. From Scotland to Spitsbergen - with National Geographic
      Expedition
      National Geographic

      From Scotland to Spitsbergen - with National Geographic

      Transfer + flight Longyearbyen / London

      from 17 May 2020 to 28 May 2020

      • Dublin - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 12 days / 11 nights
      In partnership with National Geographic Expeditions.  With PONANT, board L’Austral for an all new expedition cruise that will take you from Dublin to Longyearbyen. During this exceptional 12-day trip, you will discover the most beautiful of the Scottish Isles and cross the Arctic...
    7. The Best of Spitsbergen
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      The Best of Spitsbergen

      Flight Paris / Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearbyen / Paris

      from 28 May 2020 to 4 June 2020

      • 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. The Best of Spitsbergen
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      The Best of Spitsbergen

      Flight Paris / Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearbyen / Paris

      from 4 June 2020 to 11 June 2020

      • 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...
    9. From the Norwegian Sea to Spitsbergen - with National Geographic
      Expedition
      National Geographic

      From the Norwegian Sea to Spitsbergen - with National Geographic

      Transfer + flight Longyearbyen / London

      from 16 June 2020 to 27 June 2020

      • Glasgow, Scotland - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • LE BOREAL
      • 12 days / 11 nights
      In partnership with National Geographic Expeditions.  Embark on an all-new 12-day itinerary to discover remote and wild islands. Aboard Le Boréal, you will sail on the Norwegian Sea and the Greenland Sea during this expedition cruise that will take you from Glasgow to Longyearbyen.You will first...
    10. Fjords and glaciers of Spitsbergen
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Fjords and glaciers of Spitsbergen

      Flight Paris / Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearbyen / Paris

      from 18 June 2020 to 25 June 2020

      • 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...
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