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

Discover a New Kind of Cruise with Ponant & United Cruises

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 United Cruises.

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Alaska Ponant Cruises

Alaska Ponant Cruises

  • Le Soleal

    7 Night On the Trail of Gold Prospectors

    4.1 rating out of 5  (5 reviews)

    Le Soleal

    Departing from: Juneau, Alaska
    Ports of Call:
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Haines, Alaska
    • Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
    • Sitka, Alaska
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Cruise Johnstone Strait, Canada
    • Seymour Narrows, British Columbia
    • Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • August 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $4,900
    $700pernight
    balcony from
    $5,210
    $744pernight
    suite from
    $8,250
    $1,179pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Cardmember: +2 award miles per $1
    • Earn 2 award miles per $1
    • Balcony & Suite: +2 award miles per $1
    • Cardmember Balcony & Suite:+1 award miles per $1
  • Le Soleal

    7 Night On the Trail of Gold Prospectors

    4.1 rating out of 5  (5 reviews)

    Le Soleal

    Departing from: Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Johnstone Strait, Canada
    • Seymour Narrows, British Columbia
    • Ketchikan, Alaska
    • Sitka, Alaska
    • Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
    • Haines, Alaska
    • Skagway, Alaska
    • Juneau, Alaska
    Sailing Dates:
    • August 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $5,210
    $744pernight
    balcony from
    $5,540
    $791pernight
    suite from
    $8,810
    $1,259pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Cardmember: +2 award miles per $1
    • Earn 2 award miles per $1
    • Balcony & Suite: +2 award miles per $1
    • Cardmember Balcony & Suite:+1 award miles per $1
  • L Austral

    14 Night Alaska & Its Fur Traders

    5 rating out of 5  (2 reviews)

    L Austral

    Departing from: Nome, Alaska
    Ports of Call:
    • St. Matthew Island, Alaska
    • Saint George Island, Pribilof Islands, Alaska
    • Dutch Harbor, Alaska
    • Delarof Harbor (Unga), Aleutian Islands, Alaska
    • Chankliut Island, Alaska
    • Cruise Icy Bay, Alaska
    • Sitka, Alaska
    • Kake, Alaska
    • Prince Rupert, British Columbia
    • Alert Bay, British Columbia
    • Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
    Sailing Dates:
    • September 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $9,430
    $674pernight
    balcony from
    $10,080
    $720pernight
    suite from
    $16,590
    $1,185pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Cardmember: +2 award miles per $1
    • Earn 2 award miles per $1
    • Balcony & Suite: +2 award miles per $1
    • Cardmember Balcony & Suite:+1 award miles per $1
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
    • Antarctic Experience
    • Cruise Drake Passage
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2020
    • December 2020
    • January 2021
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $9,110
    $911pernight
    balcony from
    $9,820
    $982pernight
    suite from
    $16,740
    $1,674pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Cardmember: +2 award miles per $1
    • Earn 2 award miles per $1
    • Balcony & Suite: +2 award miles per $1
    • Cardmember Balcony & Suite:+1 award miles per $1
Caribbean Ponant Cruises

Caribbean Ponant Cruises

Experience the ultimate tropical getaway on a Ponant Yacht Cruise to the Caribbean. Immersive shore excursions highlight the unique attractions of each island: You can walk along a suspension bridge in a lush rainforest canopy in Dominica, visit a traditional spice plantation in Grenada, or explore shipwrecks on a submarine adventure in St. Barts. Or simply work on your tan on one of the many gorgeous beaches of Anguilla. Whether you're looking for adventure or pure relaxation, the Caribbean has it all – and on an intimate yacht cruise, you'll feel as if you have it all to yourself.

  • Le Champlain

    8 Night Ocean Voyage

    Le Champlain

    Departing from: Fort-De-France, Martinique
    Ports of Call:
    • Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
    Sailing Dates:
    • March 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    $1,860
    $233pernight
    suite from
    $2,810
    $351pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Cardmember: +2 award miles per $1
    • Earn 2 award miles per $1
    • Balcony & Suite: +2 award miles per $1
    • Cardmember Balcony & Suite:+1 award miles per $1
  • Le Champlain

    7 Night Maya Treasure of the Yucatan

    Le Champlain

    Departing from: Puerto Morelos, Mexico
    Ports of Call:
    • Seybaplaya, Mexico
    • Puerto Dos Bocas, Mexcio
    • Progreso (Merida), Mexico
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2019
    • December 2019
    • January 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    $3,190
    $456pernight
    suite from
    $4,940
    $706pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn up to 100K bonus miles!
    • Cardmember: +2 award miles per $1
    • Earn 2 award miles per $1
    • Balcony & Suite: +2 award miles per $1
    • Cardmember Balcony & Suite:+1 award miles per $1
  • Le Champlain

    7 Night Pearls of the Caribbean

    Le Champlain

    Departing from: Fort-De-France, Martinique
    Ports of Call:
    • Iles Des Saintes, Guadeloupe
    • Port Elizabeth, Bequia, Grenadines
    • St. George's, Grenada
    • Mayreau, Grenadines
    • Tobago Cays, Grenadines
    • Pigeon Island, St. Lucia
    • Soufriere, St. Lucia
    Sailing Dates:
    • February 2020
    • March 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    $3,010
    $430pernight
    suite from
    $4,650
    $664pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn up to 100K bonus miles!
    • Cardmember: +2 award miles per $1
    • Earn 2 award miles per $1
    • Balcony & Suite: +2 award miles per $1
    • Cardmember Balcony & Suite:+1 award miles per $1
Caribbean Ponant Cruises
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South Pacific Ponant Cruises

South Pacific Ponant Cruises

  • Le Laperouse

    9 Night The Best of New Zealand

    3.8 rating out of 5  (2 reviews)

    Le Laperouse

    Departing from: Dunedin, New Zealand
    Ports of Call:
    • Cruise Doubtful Sound
    • Cruise Milford Sound
    • Picton, New Zealand
    • Wellington, New Zealand
    • Napier, New Zealand
    • White Island, New Zealand
    • Tauranga, New Zealand
    • Auckland, New Zealand
    Sailing Dates:
    • January 2020
    • March 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    $5,660
    $629pernight
    suite from
    $10,030
    $1,114pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Cardmember: +2 award miles per $1
    • Earn 2 award miles per $1
    • Balcony & Suite: +2 award miles per $1
    • Cardmember Balcony & Suite:+1 award miles per $1
  • Le Laperouse

    12 Night Treasures of the Pacific Expedition

    3.8 rating out of 5  (2 reviews)

    Le Laperouse

    Departing from: Auckland, New Zealand
    Ports of Call:
    • Waitangi, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
    • Kouare Island, New Caledonia
    • Lifou Isle, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia
    • Tanna Island, Tarea Province, Vanuatu
    • Paradise Lagoon, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
    • Ureparapara (Parapara), Vanuatu
    • Vanikoro, Solomon Islands
    • Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
    Sailing Dates:
    • March 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    $8,310
    $693pernight
    suite from
    $12,450
    $1,038pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Cardmember: +2 award miles per $1
    • Earn 2 award miles per $1
    • Balcony & Suite: +2 award miles per $1
    • Cardmember Balcony & Suite:+1 award miles per $1
  • Le Laperouse

    10 Night Australias Iconic Kimberley

    3.8 rating out of 5  (2 reviews)

    Le Laperouse

    Departing from: Darwin, Australia
    Ports of Call:
    • Wyndham, Australia
    • Cruise King George River & Falls
    • Cruise Vansittart Bay, Australia
    • Swift Bay, Kimberley, Western Australia
    • Cruise Hunter River & Mitchell Falls
    • Cruise Talbot Bay & Horizontal Falls
    • Lacepede Islands Nature Reserve, Western Australia
    • Broome, Australia
    Sailing Dates:
    • July 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    $8,630
    $863pernight
    suite from
    $15,150
    $1,515pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Cardmember: +2 award miles per $1
    • Earn 2 award miles per $1
    • Balcony & Suite: +2 award miles per $1
    • Cardmember Balcony & Suite:+1 award miles per $1
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.

  • L Austral

    7 Night Treasures of the Celtic Sea

    5 rating out of 5  (2 reviews)

    L Austral

    Departing from: Honfleur, France
    Ports of Call:
    • Dartmouth, England
    • Isles Of Scilly
    • Cork, Ireland
    • Liverpool, England
    • Douglas, Isle Of Man
    • Belfast, Northern Ireland
    • Dublin, Ireland
    Sailing Dates:
    • April 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $2,820
    $403pernight
    balcony from
    $3,050
    $436pernight
    suite from
    $5,390
    $770pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Cardmember: +2 award miles per $1
    • Earn 2 award miles per $1
    • Balcony & Suite: +2 award miles per $1
    • Cardmember Balcony & Suite:+1 award miles per $1
  • Le Boreal

    7 Night From the English Shores to Ireland

    4.9 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    Le Boreal

    Departing from: London, England
    Ports of Call:
    • Dover (London), England
    • Poole, England
    • Dartmouth, England
    • Isles Of Scilly
    • Glengarriff, Ireland
    • Kinsale, Ireland
    • Dublin, Ireland
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $2,820
    $403pernight
    balcony from
    $3,050
    $436pernight
    suite from
    $5,390
    $770pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Cardmember: +2 award miles per $1
    • Earn 2 award miles per $1
    • Balcony & Suite: +2 award miles per $1
    • Cardmember Balcony & Suite:+1 award miles per $1
Canada / New England Ponant Cruises

Canada / New England Ponant Cruises

  • Le Champlain

    8 Night Celebrating American Composers with the Boston Pops

    Le Champlain

    Departing from: Montreal, Quebec
    Ports of Call:
    • Quebec City, Quebec
    • Tadoussac, Quebec
    • Perce, Quebec
    • Cap-Aux-Meules, Quebec
    • Louisbourg, Nova Scotia
    • Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
    • Bar Harbor, Maine
    • Boston, Massachusetts
    Sailing Dates:
    • October 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    $5,490
    $686pernight
    suite from
    $9,380
    $1,173pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Cardmember: +2 award miles per $1
    • Earn 2 award miles per $1
    • Balcony & Suite: +2 award miles per $1
    • Cardmember Balcony & Suite:+1 award miles per $1
Exotic Ponant Cruises

Exotic Ponant Cruises

  • Le Lyrial

    8 Night Along the South African Coastline

    Le Lyrial

    Departing from: Cape Town, South Africa
    Ports of Call:
    • Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    • Richards Bay, South Africa
    • Durban, South Africa
    Sailing Dates:
    • March 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $3,610
    $451pernight
    balcony from
    $3,920
    $490pernight
    suite from
    $6,910
    $864pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Cardmember: +2 award miles per $1
    • Earn 2 award miles per $1
    • Balcony & Suite: +2 award miles per $1
    • Cardmember Balcony & Suite:+1 award miles per $1
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Minimum age requirements may apply.

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Book an eligible stateroom on any qualifying sailing and receive a free upgrade! In some cases, you'll be upgraded to a more desirable location aboard your ship. In other instances, you'll be upgraded to a stateroom with extra space and/or a better view. It's also possible that you might receive all of these benefits. Select your sailing date to see which upgrades are available.