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. Icelandic Mosaic

      Icelandic Mosaic

      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...
    3. 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...
    4. Alaska and its fur traders
      Expedition
      Outbound regional flight included

      Alaska and its fur traders

      Flight Seattle / Nome + transfer

      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 lacs, wide spaces,...
    5. 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...
    6. At the genesis of the French polar expeditions
      Expedition

      At the genesis of the French polar expeditions

      from 14 June 2021 to 24 June 2021

      PONANT invites you to experience the exceptional by discovering the east coast of Greenland in Spring, during a brand-new 11 day cruise. In this season, where a thick layer of ice protects access to the shores and the day stretches into infinity, you will have a unique opportunity to venture into...
    7. Discovering the Northeast Greenland National Park - with National Geographic
      Expedition
      National Geographic

      Discovering the Northeast Greenland National Park - with National Geographic

      from 24 June 2021 to 6 July 2021

      In partnership with National Geographic ExpeditionsSet sail with PONANT on a brand-new itinerary, specifically designed for Le Commandant-Charcot, the first hybrid electric polar exploration ship. This 13-day expedition cruise will offer you the unique opportunity to discover the north-east coast...
    8. The Geographic North Pole
      Expedition
      Outbound flight included

      The Geographic North Pole

      Flight Paris/Longyearbyen + Transfer

      from 24 July 2021 to 8 August 2021

      Push the limits of sailing with this exceptional new 16-day expedition cruise to the Geographic North Pole.To reach this mythical point covered by ice floe all year round, 700 km away from any emerged land, you will board Le Commandant-Charcot, the first hybrid electric polar exploration...
    9. The Geographic North Pole
      Expedition
      Return flight included

      The Geographic North Pole

      Transfer + Vol Longyearbyen/Paris

      from 8 August 2021 to 23 August 2021

      Push the limits of sailing with this exceptional new 16-day expedition cruise to the Geographic North Pole.To reach this mythical point covered by ice floe all year round, 700 km away from any emerged land, you will board Le Commandant-Charcot, the first hybrid electric polar exploration...
    10. The Geographic North Pole
      Expedition
      Vol aller inclus

      The Geographic North Pole

      Flight Paris/Longyearbyen + Transfer

      from 23 August 2021 to 7 September 2021

      Push the limits of sailing with this exceptional new 16-day expedition cruise to the Geographic North Pole.To reach this mythical point covered by ice floe all year round, 700 km away from any emerged land, you will board Le Commandant-Charcot, the first hybrid electric polar exploration...
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