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. Iceland and Inner Hebrides

      Iceland and Inner Hebrides

      from 8 September 2021 to 15 September 2021

      During an 8-day circuit to discover with PONANT the islands of Northern Europe will take you from Iceland to Scotland via the Inner Hebrides and Ireland.Reykjavik is the most northerly capital in the world, lying slightly above the 64th parallel. Houses with colourful roofs line its streets and...
    2. The Best of Kamtchatka - with National Geographic
      Expedition
      National Geographic

      The Best of Kamtchatka - with National Geographic

      Flight Seattle/Nome + transfers + Flight Petropavlovsk/Seoul

      from 20 September 2021 to 4 October 2021

      • Nome, Alaska - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
      • LE SOLEAL
      • 15 days / 14 nights
      In partnership with National Geographic Expeditions.Set sail with PONANT for a 15-day expedition cruise in the Russian Far East aboard Le Soléal. Discover the highlights of the Bering Sea, and fall under the spell of this unique unspoiled and little-visited region, home to rich wildlife on land as...
    3. Fire and Ice in the Arctic
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Fire and Ice in the Arctic

      Flight Seattle/Nome + transfers + flight Anchorage/Seattle

      from 21 September 2021 to 5 October 2021

      • 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...
    4. The Sea of Okhotsk - with National Geographic
      Expedition
      National Geographic

      The Sea of Okhotsk - with National Geographic

      Flight Seoul/Petropavlovsk + Transfer

      from 4 October 2021 to 18 October 2021

      • Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky - Otaru, Hokkaido
      • LE SOLEAL
      • 15 days / 14 nights
      In partnership with National Geographic Expeditions.PONANT invites you to discover the Russian Far East, and the highlights of the Sea of Okhotsk. Set sail for a 15-day expedition cruise aboard Le Soléal and fall under the spell of this unique unspoiled and little-visited region, home to rich...
    5. Great Lakes of North America
      Last staterooms

      Great Lakes of North America

      from 14 October 2021 to 21 October 2021

      Set sail with PONANT aboard Le Champlain for an 8-day cruise discovering the Great Lakes of North America, in the heart of a flamboyant nature full of the colours of the Indian summer.You will leave from Milwaukee, in the US state of Wisconsin, the beginning of your voyage following the footsteps...
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