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Ponant goes remote: revealing 12 brand new departures for summer 2023/2024

Ponant has launched its 2023/2024 voyages for the southern hemisphere summer and the menu is nothing but spectacular. 

You can expect not just the Ponant luxurious facilities and top-tier service but also the chance to visit truly remote locations and sink your feet into sand and soil that’s yet to be spoiled by the typical crowds of tourism. 

As you scroll through what’s on offer, you can dream of secluded South Pacific Islands, the green auroras of the Northern Lights sprawling themselves across the sky, the crisp coast of Seychelles and so much more.

Ponant has been exploring oceans for over 30 years and now with a 13-ship strong fleet are looking to get into more invigorating and awe-inspiring locations than ever.

Itinerary highlights

New Zealand’s North Island & Chatham Islands – 7 nights – departing November 18, 2023 – from $7070 – Le Laperouse

For something close to home yet worlds away, this itinerary will begin with a discovery of enchanting New Zealand cities before visiting Chatham Islands. Here you’ll take in breathtaking subtropical landscapes as you sail through the bright blue South Pacific sea.

New Caledonia to Micronesia – 16 nights – departing March 8, 2024 – from $12,110pp – Le Soleal 

To see some new sides of the Pacific, this cruise will show you the best of what’s above and below the water across Vanuatu, Espiritu Santo and Solomon Islands. After sailing through Papua New Guinea, the cruise will culminate in an extraordinary exploration of Micronesia and its scattered, searching and secluded islands. 

Nordic Discoveries and Traditions – 10 nights – multiple departures March 2024 – from $13,300 – Le Bellot 

Snow-capped summits, charming coastal cities and a culture that pays tribute to a simpler time await in the remote pockets of Norway. You’ll search for the fabled Northern Lights as your days are spent in colourful fishing villages, National Geographic worthy views and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Seychelles to Sri Lanka Expedition – 15 nights- multiple departures January 2024 – from $11,400 – Le Jacques-Cartier 

Not many people could say they’ve ticked off the Seychelles, Sri Lanka and the Maldives in one trip, but book this cruise and you’ll be one of the lucky few. In the Seychelles you’ll mingle with giant tortoises, marvel at the blueness of the water and dive down beneath it. The underwater magic will continue in the coral reefs of the Maldives, if you can tear yourself away from the coconut-tree lined beaches, before paying a visit to the history and beauty of Sri Lanka’s old towns and roaming wildlife.