Partnering together to take you further

    Partnering together to take you further

    PONANT and National Geographic have entered a remarkable partnership to offer a series of expedition cruises to all the world's continents, now available.


    PONANT and National Geographic have joined forces to organise a series of enriching expedition cruises for all who are passionate about travel and discovery.


    130 departures proposed

    18 luxury expeditions cruises are now available, with 130 planned over the next four years. The world number one in expedition cruises, PONANT is bringing its experience of exceptional and unusual destinations such as the Arctic and Antarctica, which are the foundation of its reputation, to this new partnership.
    Oceania, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic and Northern Europe complete the list of world regions included in this wide range of unique voyages to a variety of exotic destinations offering multiple new things to see and discover, with the experience further enriched by the presence onboard of experts and renowned photographers from National Geographic.

    Shared values

    Through this partnership, PONANT and National Geographic are reaffirming their values, which are namely a spirit of adventure combined with an approach founded on responsible tourism. National Geographic is thus donating part of its profits to the National Geographic Society, which supports researchers and experts engaged in protecting and preserving the planet and its various species and populations.
    Small in capacity and equipped with the most advanced technologies in terms of navigation and respect for the environment, PONANT's ships are 'Clean Ship' accredited. Waste sorting and recycling, treatment of wastewater, energy recuperation systems, low-energy lighting systems and a responsible approach to refueling in regions with limited resources are all measures that have been implemented onboard the ships in our fleet.

    Ever further

    In 2021, the very first luxury cruise icebreaker, a hybrid electric ship propelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG), will join the PONANT fleet. This polar exploration vessel will make it possible to reach the Geographic North Pole, to cross the Arctic Ocean, to cruise the extreme north-east of Greenland – following in the footsteps of the great explorers – and to visit and discover rarely visited lands and regions.

    It offers the promise of moments of rare privilege enjoyed in a refined, elegant setting – a sentiment National Geographic shares. “ The partnership brings together two highly respected global companies with common values to inspire a new generation to live curiously, explore our planet and become ambassadors for sustainability. National Geographic brings a network of experts, photographers and Society-sponsored researchers, while PONANT, brings the best luxury expedition experience in the world, associated with the largest fleet of new, technically advanced small expedition ships able to sail all regions of the world, ” explains Hervé Bellaïche, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer for PONANT.

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