Join PONANT, world leader of luxury expeditions, on a unique concept of sea travel on board intimate modern luxury ships with a capacity of up to 132 staterooms and suites, offering curated itineraries and authentic experiences in remote places not accessible by larger ships.

Enjoy thrilling Zodiac® rides along Australia’s Kimberley coast, snorkle with whale sharks in Papua New Guinea, walk amongst thousands of penguins in Antarctica, or explore New Zealand’s rarely visited subantarctic islands.

On board the world’s youngest fleet of state-of-the- art, environmentally friendly luxury ships, you will experience a refined and personalised atmosphere throughout your voyage, including French-inspired cuisine, open bar, 24-hour room service, spa facilities, outdoor pool, and complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi. Adding to the ‘French touch’ on board, guests can indulge in various iconic luxury brands throughout their voyage such as Charles Heidsieck champagne, Ladurée macarons and Hermès bathroom amenities.

All PONANT luxury expeditions include full service of some of the best expedition experts and destination specialists in the industry daily leading the way into insightful discoveries and exploration. From Zodiac® cruises to shore excursions and onboard lectures
and presentations, experts share their passion and knowledge along the way with guests, offering genuine educational and immersive experiences in some of the most fascinating places on Earth.

New for 2023 is the arrival of PONANT’s flagship luxury three-masted sailing yacht, Le Ponant, which will be leaving Mediterranean shores for the first time to deliver an Australian first – the Pinnacle Kimberley Experience. She will be taking luxury expeditions to another level – having undergone a transformation and now heading back to sea, she offers her guests a uniquely exclusive travel experience. This is your invitation to sail, re-vitalise yourself, share the experience with others, and explore, contemplate and respect the world around us – an ode to freedom and the treasures of nature.

What’s new

  • Kimberley Luxury Sailing Expeditions – 9 or 10 nights between April and September 2023
  • Retracing Heroic Age Expeditions
  • 26 nights – departs New Zealand in February 2023 and February 2024
  • New Zealand’s South Island & Chatham Islands
  • 7 nights – various departures in November and December 2023