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 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
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    balcony from
    567,857
    miles
    81,122 milespernight
    suite from
    933,333
    miles
    133,333 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • 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
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    balcony from
    721,429
    miles
    103,061 milespernight
    suite from
    1,236,905
    miles
    176,701 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • Le Laperouse

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

    3.8 rating out of 5  (2 reviews)

    Le Laperouse

    Departing from: Hong Kong
    Ports of Call:
    • Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan
    • Ishigaki Island, Japan
    • Okinawa (Naha), Japan
    • Kagoshima, Japan
    • Uwajima, Japan
    • Hiroshima, Japan
    • Tokushima, Japan
    • Shimizu (Mt. Fuji), Japan
    • Shingu, Japan
    • Kyoto (Osaka), Japan
    Sailing Dates:
    • September 2019
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    N/A
    balcony from
    796,429
    miles
    61,264 milespernight
    suite from
    1,400,000
    miles
    107,692 milespernight
  • 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
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    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
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