A cosy, friendly atmosphere, top-of-the-range services, a deep-rooted maritime tradition, carefully planned routes, exclusive ports of call: learn all about PONANT!

Unique travel experience


Polar, tropical or subtropical expeditions: discover our cruises, worlds away from busy shipping routes.

Culture and relaxation

A unique cruise philosophy, offering travellers the chance to discover or rediscover iconic destinations.

Themed cruises

Music, wine-tasting and haute cuisine, art and history, golf: PONANT offers a wide range of themed cruises.

Why wait? Join us on board now!

Welcome offer : up to €500 savings per stateroom for your first cruise!*

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A different cruise concept

Exceptional destinations

From Antarctic ice to Pacific lagoons, Mediterranean coves to Asian shores, PONANT has sailed through every sea on the planet for nearly thirty years.
Our experts have put all their efforts into creating routes which enable you to access the Earth's treasures by sea. Every year, we organise more than 200 cruises, visiting more than 100 countries and nearly 400 ports on 100 different routes.

Our destinations

Smaller ships

PONANT's ships have been purposefully designed to welcome a limited number of guests: with 32 to 132 staterooms, our 9 ships offer comfort comparable to the very finest luxury hotels.

Unlike the giant ships of other cruise companies, this philosophy gives our vessels a more welcoming feel and a unique atmosphere. It also enables our ships to access original and quieter ports of call, guaranteeing a feeling of exclusivity and attentive and personalised service for all our guests.


A French way of life

Today, PONANT is the only French cruise company - and one of the most demanding in the world in terms of safety.

You're sure to appreciate the signature French feel of our design, services and cuisine. Our carefully selected partners share our passion for French excellence.


Lovers of ocean voyages, discover a new and luxury way to travel with Ponant.

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Our commitments

PONANT aims at becoming a world reference in the field of sustainable development in the cruising industry. The environment and ethics are among our main concerns, both in the regions we visit and in our relationships within the company and with our partners.

Our Awards

PONANT is a unique cruise concept with high-quality service that is regularly recognised by industry professionals.

*€500 / £400 savings is per stateroom based on double occupancy (i.e. €250 / £200 per guest) with the code BWELCOM. Offer valid for guests travelling on their first PONANT or Paul Gauguin cruise. Offer is non-retroactive, not applicable on Ocean Voyages, cannot be combined with other special offers unless specified, and may be modified and/or cancelled without prior notice. Offer available when booking with your preferred travel agent.