PONANT YACHT CRUISES . . . LIFE "À LA FRANÇAISE"

Discover a New Kind of Cruise with Ponant & MileagePlus Cruise Awards

Take a journey with Ponant Yacht Cruises to experience that elusive blend of sophistication and easy intimacy that is the trademark of life "à la française."  Ponant's exquisite attention to detail shows itself in unique, carefully crafted itineraries, attentive service, and of course, impeccable French-inspired cuisine. Small vessels keep the guest list between 64 and 226 passengers, making your trip feel more like a private sailing or jaunt on a friend's yacht than a typical cruise experience. Small ships also allow you to get up-close-and-personal with beautiful sites and landscapes, and  Ponant's French registry permits stops in unique destinations often inaccessible to other fleets.

On board one of Ponant's luxurious vessels, you'll find refined design, elegant décor, and plush oceanview cabins perfect for sea- and star-gazing. You'll feel right at home with complimentary mineral, water, tea, and coffee whenever your heart desires - not to mention complimentary wine with lunch and dinner. Unwind with a face or body treatment in the onboard spa, soak in the sunshine on the pool deck, or stay in shape in the onboard fitness center. Seminars and lectures featuring international experts will provide you with the historical and cultural backdrop of your destinations, helping you to create truly immersive experiences on shore. For a unique, personalized cruise experience, try a theme cruise - customized speakers and activities cover topics ranging from golf to classical music, bridge, or diving.

Sophistication without stuffiness, refinement mixed with casual elegance - it's an ambience that's difficult to achieve, but so easy to get used to. For those looking for an alternative to big-ship cruising, Ponant offers authentic, intimate travel experiences in breathtaking destinations around the world. Discover an entirely new kind of cruising - the French way - with Ponant and MileagePlus Cruise Awards.

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Ponant's Quintessential Collection

Ponant's Quintessential Collection

  • Le Boreal

    8 Night Green & Gentle Lands Exploring Gardens and Historic Sites

    Le Boreal

    Departing from: London, England
    Ports of Call:
    • Ostende (Brussels), Belgium
    • Antwerp, Belgium
    • Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
    • Rosyth (Edinburgh), Scotland
    • Stavanger, Norway
    • Bergen, Norway
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    413,690
    miles
    51,711 milespernight
    balcony from
    443,452
    miles
    55,432 milespernight
    suite from
    644,643
    miles
    80,580 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • Le Bougainville

    7 Night A Musical Odyssey in the Mediterranean

    Le BougainvilleNew Ship!

    Departing from: Piraeus (Athens), Greece
    Ports of Call:
    • Patmos, Greece
    • Sifnos Island, Greece
    • Corinth Canal Transit
    • Itea (Delphi), Greece
    • Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
    • Taormina (Naxos), Sicily, Italy
    • Naples, Italy
    • Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
    Sailing Dates:
    • September 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    514,286
    miles
    73,469 milespernight
    suite from
    836,905
    miles
    119,558 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • Le Lyrial

    7 Night Treasures of the Mediterranean World A Family Learning Adventure

    Le Lyrial

    Departing from: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
    Ports of Call:
    • Salerno (Naples), Italy
    • Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
    • Rethymnon, Crete
    • Santorini (Thira), Greece
    • Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
    • Athens, Greece
    Sailing Dates:
    • July 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    598,810
    miles
    85,544 milespernight
    balcony from
    630,952
    miles
    90,136 milespernight
    suite from
    944,048
    miles
    134,864 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • Le Bougainville

    7 Night World Affairs Cruise

    Le BougainvilleNew Ship!

    Departing from: Valletta, Malta
    Ports of Call:
    • Catania, Sicily, Italy
    • Taormina (Naxos), Sicily, Italy
    • Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
    • Itea (Delphi), Greece
    • Corinth Canal Transit
    • Nafplion (Nauplion), Greece
    • Hydra, Greece
    • Piraeus (Athens), Greece
    Sailing Dates:
    • October 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    721,429
    miles
    103,061 milespernight
    suite from
    1,236,905
    miles
    176,701 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • Le Laperouse

    13 Night In the Wake of General Macarthur The Legacy of World War II

    3.4 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    Le Laperouse

    Departing from: Hong Kong
    Ports of Call:
    • Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan
    • Ishigaki Island, Japan
    • Naha, Okinawa
    • Kagoshima, Japan
    • Uwajima, Japan
    • Hiroshima, Japan
    • Tokushima, Japan
    • Shimizu (Mt. Fuji), Japan
    • Shingu, Japan
    • Osaka (Kyoto), Japan
    Sailing Dates:
    • September 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    878,571
    miles
    67,582 milespernight
    suite from
    1,482,143
    miles
    114,011 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • L Austral

    10 Night Antartica and Climate Change

    5 rating out of 5  (2 reviews)

    L Austral

    Departing from: Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Drake Passage
    • Antarctic Experience
    • Cruise Drake Passage
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    1,317,857
    miles
    131,786 milespernight
    balcony from
    1,405,952
    miles
    140,595 milespernight
    suite from
    2,286,905
    miles
    228,691 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Up to $2,000 Savings + $500 Onboard Credit
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
Antarctica Ponant Cruises

Antarctica Ponant Cruises

  • L Austral

    10 Night Emblematic Antarctica

    5 rating out of 5  (2 reviews)

    L Austral

    Departing from: Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Drake Passage
    • Cruise Neko Harbor, Antarctica
    • Cruise Paradise Harbor (Paradise Bay), Antarctica
    • Pleneau Island, Antarctica
    • Cruise Pleneau Island & Port Charcot, Antarctica
    • Port Lockroy, Antarctica
    • Deception Island, Shetland Islands
    • Cruise The Weddell Sea
    • Cruise Drake Passage
    Sailing Dates:
    • January 2019
    • February 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    1,215,476
    miles
    121,548 milespernight
    balcony from
    1,304,762
    miles
    130,476 milespernight
    suite from
    2,167,857
    miles
    216,786 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Up to $2,000 Savings + $500 Onboard Credit
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
Europe Ponant Cruises

Europe Ponant Cruises

From postcard-perfect Mediterranean beaches to majestic Scandinavian fjords, Europe is a land of innumerable treasures. Hop on board a Ponant Yacht Cruise to explore both big-name cities and hidden gems. Sail to Barcelona or Venice for the must-see cultural hot spots, and then unwind in a small town like Otranto, Italy where you can frolic privately in the peaceful sea. Be dazzled by the minaret-filled skyline of Istanbul, or experience the mind-altering "White Nights" in St. Petersburg, where the region's geniuses of times past – Dostoyevsky, Pushkin, Rachmaninoff—may just rub off on you. With so many things to do and places to see, the best way to go is by sea.

  • Le Laperouse

    7 Night Rome & Antique Treasures

    3.4 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    Le Laperouse

    Departing from: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
    Ports of Call:
    • Naples, Italy
    • Taormina (Naxos), Sicily, Italy
    • Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
    • Itea (Delphi), Greece
    • Corinth Canal Transit
    • Delos, Greece
    • Mykonos, Greece
    • Patmos, Greece
    • Athens, Greece
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    369,048
    miles
    52,721 milespernight
    suite from
    561,905
    miles
    80,272 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
Transatlantic Ponant Cruises

Transatlantic Ponant Cruises

  • Le Ponant

    9 Night Ocean Voyage

    Le Ponant

    Departing from: Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde
    Ports of Call:
    • Fort-De-France, Martinique
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    234,524
    miles
    26,058 milespernight
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    N/A
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
About Ponant Cruises
Explore Ponant Yacht Cruise Ships:

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Le Bellot

Le Boreal

Le Bougainville

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Le Dumont dUrville

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