The Arctic

    There are places in this world whose primeval beauty evokes feelings of a rare intensity: with its stunning landscapes, the Arctic is one such place.

    At the heart of these faraway lands, when the ice floes break up, when the sun no longer sets below the horizon and the snow-covered peaks shed their white mantle for a brief Summer, our ships will find their way to introduce travellers to a polar desert of ice and water, a world where time stands still.

    Far from the usual cruise itineraries, from Iceland to Spitsbergen, from Greenland to the mythical Northwest Passage via the unspoiled coastlines of the Russian Far East, we invite you to cruise in the wake of the great Explorers who dreamt of one day conquering this remote region.

    From one port of call to the next, aboard our Zodiac® dinghies or during one of the shore visits, discover the imposing Arctic landscapes thanks to our “Expedition” cruises. Always in the company of experienced Naturalist-Guides, meet the Inuit people, living to the rhythm of the changing seasons and preserving their ancestral culture and way of life, or discover the local wildlife, lazing in the ice floe or playing in the wake of your ship. Let your imagination wander, because enjoying these places means pushing back boundaries and dreaming of the absolute...

    Rare and unique moments, dreams of escape in the heart of forgotten lands.

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    The Arctic
    1. The Icelandic Loop
      Close departure

      The Icelandic Loop

      from 22 August 2019 to 29 August 2019

      PONANT takes you on a voyage of discovery in Iceland and the Arctic Circle for a truly exotic cruise on the trail of the Vikings.  For 8 days, Le Champlain will take you to extreme lands and breathtaking scenery. Glaciers, lava fields, geysers and steam baths – this is undoubtedly the...
    2. Wildlife and forests of Alaska
      Expedition
      Outbound domestic flight included

      Wildlife and forests of Alaska

      Flight Seattle / Anchorage + transfer

      from 22 August 2019 to 3 September 2019

      • Seward, Alaska - Vancouver
      • LE SOLEAL
      • 13 days / 12 nights
      With PONANT, discover Alaska’s stunning landscapes and the incredible wildlife they contain. Board Le Soléal for a 13-day expedition cruise from Seward to Vancouver, for a journey to the heart of wild and unspoiled natural environments.  In Prince William Sound, in the Gulf of Alaska,...
    3. The Northwest Passage
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      The Northwest Passage

      Flight Paris / Kangerlussuaq + transfers + flight Nome / Seattle

      from 24 August 2019 to 15 September 2019

      • Kangerlussuaq - Nome, Alaska
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 23 days / 22 nights
      Embark aboard L’Austral for a 23-day luxury expedition from Kangerlussuaq to Nome.  We are inviting you to set sail for the Far North, well beyond the Arctic Circle, to a legendary, highly coveted maritime route: the Northwest Passage, the only possible shipping route between the Atlantic...
    4. Fire and Ice in the Arctic
      Expedition
      Domestic flights included

      Fire and Ice in the Arctic

      Flight Seattle / Nome + transfers + flight Anchorage / Seattle

      from 18 September 2019 to 2 October 2019

      • Nome, Alaska - Seward, Alaska
      • LE BOREAL
      • 15 days / 14 nights
      Embark with Ponant aboard Le Boréal for an unforgettable expedition cruise to discover the wonders of Arctic Alaska.  Over 15 days, cruising between Russia and the United States from Nome to Seward, you will have the chance to sail in the Bering Strait and discover extraordinary landscapes...
    5. The Best of Spitsbergen
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      The Best of Spitsbergen

      Flight Paris / Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearbyen / Paris

      from 28 May 2020 to 4 June 2020

      • Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 8 days / 7 nights
      PONANT invites you to experience something exceptional by discovering the Far North and the immense open spaces of the polar Arctic and its ice floes that extend to the North Pole.  You will board the ship at Longyearbyen in Norway for an 8-day expedition cruise to the heart...
    6. The Best of Spitsbergen
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      The Best of Spitsbergen

      Flight Paris / Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearbyen / Paris

      from 4 June 2020 to 11 June 2020

      • Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 8 days / 7 nights
      PONANT invites you to experience something exceptional by discovering the Far North and the immense open spaces of the polar Arctic and its ice floes that extend to the North Pole.  You will board the ship at Longyearbyen in Norway for an 8-day expedition cruise to the heart...
    7. Fjords and glaciers of Spitsbergen
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Fjords and glaciers of Spitsbergen

      Flight Paris / Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearbyen / Paris

      from 18 June 2020 to 25 June 2020

      • Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 8 days / 7 nights
      PONANT invites you to experience something exceptional by discovering the Far North and the immense open spaces of the polar Arctic and its ice floes that extend to the North Pole.You will board the ship at Longyearbyen in Norway for an 8-day expedition cruise to the heart...
    8. Greenland of Great Explorers
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Greenland of Great Explorers

      Flight Paris / Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Kangerlussuaq / Paris

      from 25 June 2020 to 9 July 2020

      • Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Kangerlussuaq
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 15 days / 14 nights
      Set sail with PONANT on an new itinerary discovering the unexplored shores of the eastern coast of Greenland. During this 15-day expedition cruise, you will follow in the footsteps of the great French explorers who pushed the boundaries of polar navigation from the 19th century onwards.  From...
    9. The Best of Spitsbergen
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      The Best of Spitsbergen

      Flight Paris / Longyearbyen + transfers + flight Longyearbyen / Paris

      from 27 June 2020 to 4 July 2020

      • Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
      • LE BOREAL
      • 8 days / 7 nights
      PONANT invites you to experience something exceptional by discovering the Far North and the immense open spaces of the polar Arctic and its ice floes that extend to the North Pole.  You will board the ship at Longyearbyen in Norway for an 8-day expedition cruise to the heart...
    10. Disko Bay and Inuit villages
      Expedition
      Roundtrip flight included

      Disko Bay and Inuit villages

      Flight Paris / Kangerlussuaq + transfers + flight Kangerlussuaq / Paris

      from 9 July 2020 to 16 July 2020

      • Kangerlussuaq - Kangerlussuaq
      • L'AUSTRAL
      • 8 days / 7 nights
      This PONANT itinerary is your chance to embark on an 8-day expedition cruise to Greenland. In Kangerlussuaq, aboard  L’Austral, you will embark for an unforgettable journey in the heart of the most magnificent Arctic landscapes.  After first calling at Sisimiut, Greenland’s second largest...
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