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. Greenland and Newfoundland - with National Geographic
      Expedition
      National Geographic

      Greenland and Newfoundland - with National Geographic

      Transfer + flight Saint Pierre and Miquelon / Montreal

      from 19 August 2020 to 28 August 2020

      • Reykjavík - Saint Pierre Island, Saint Pierre and Miquelon
      • LE CHAMPLAIN
      • 10 days / 9 nights
      In partnership with National Geographic Expeditions.  PONANT invites you on an all-new expedition cruise, between the magical ice of Greenland and the charms of the island of Newfoundland. Come aboard Le Champlain for an exceptional 10-day circuit from Reykjavik to Saint Pierre and...
    2. On the trail of the gold prospectors
      Flight credit
      Roundtrip flight included

      On the trail of the gold prospectors

      Roundtrip flights from/to Paris + pre 1 night in Seattle + transfers

      from 19 August 2020 to 26 August 2020

      • Juneau, Alaska - Vancouver
      • LE SOLEAL
      • 8 days / 7 nights
      Follow in the footsteps of the gold prospectors on this 8-day cruise brought to you by PONANT. This exceptional itinerary aboard Le Soléal will take you from Alaska to British Columbia, to discover magnificent landscapes marked by the Gold Rush.After embarking in Juneau, the capital of Alaska...
    3. Icelandic Mosaic
      Roundtrip flight included

      Icelandic Mosaic

      Roundtrip flights Paris/Reykjavik + transfers

      from 23 August 2020 to 30 August 2020

      Discover the most beautiful landscapes on the Icelandic west coast during an 8-day PONANT cruise.  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 board the ship...
    4. The Northwest Passage
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      The Northwest Passage

      Flight Paris / Kangerlussuaq + transfers + flight Nome / Seattle

      from 28 August 2020 to 19 September 2020

      • 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...
    5. Alaska and its fur traders
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Alaska and its fur traders

      Roundtrip flights from/to Paris + pre 1 night in Seattle + transfers

      from 19 September 2020 to 3 October 2020

      • Nome, Alaska - Vancouver
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 15 days / 14 nights
      PONANT invites you to follow the steps of trappers and of the indigenous peoples of Alaska, during a 15-day expedition voyage aboard L’Austral.  From Nome to Vancouver, discover a remote territory still unknown and wild, landscape from infinite tundra to glittering lakes, wide spaces,...
    6. From Scotland to Spitsbergen
      Expedition
      Return flight included

      From Scotland to Spitsbergen

      Transfer + Flight Longyearbyen/Paris

      from 25 May 2021 to 5 June 2021

      • Dublin - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 12 days / 11 nights
       With PONANT, board L’Austral for an 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 Circle to reach the frozen lands of Spitsbergen Island.From the Irish...
    7. Pristine Spitsbergen - with National Geographic
      Expedition
      National Geographic

      Pristine Spitsbergen - with National Geographic

      Flight Paris/Tromso + transfers + flight Longyearbyen/Paris

      from 27 May 2021 to 4 June 2021

      • Tromso - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • LE BOREAL
      • 9 days / 8 nights
      In partnership with National Geographic Expeditions.With PONANT, set off to discover the west coast of Spitsbergen during a 9-day expedition cruise into the heart of the Svalbard Archipelago. Aboard Le Boréal, fall under the spell of the magical Arctic Far North, with its ice floes, polar bears...
    8. Inaugural cruise - In the wake of Captain Jean-Baptiste Charcot
      Expedition

      Inaugural cruise - In the wake of Captain Jean-Baptiste Charcot

      from 31 May 2021 to 14 June 2021

      At the boundaries of the Arctic territories, PONANT invites you on the inaugural cruise of Le Commandant-Charcot, the first hybrid electric polar exploration vessel.This exceptional 15-day voyage between Iceland and Greenland will take you to discover the emblematic sites of the polar adventure led...
    9. Unexplored Svalbard
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Unexplored Svalbard

      Flight Paris/Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearbyen/Paris

      from 4 June 2021 to 11 June 2021

      • 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 the Svalbard...
    10. Unexplored Svalbard
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Unexplored Svalbard

      Flight Paris/Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearbyen/Paris

      from 5 June 2021 to 12 June 2021

      • 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 of the Svalbard...
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