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

Discover a New Kind of Cruise with Ponant & CruisesOnly(R), in alliance with Choice Privileges(R)

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 CruisesOnly(R), in alliance with Choice Privileges(R).

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Featured Ponant Cruises

Featured Ponant Cruises

  • L Austral

    7 Night Celtic Shores

    5 rating out of 5  (2 reviews)

    L Austral

    Departing from: Portsmouth, England
    Ports of Call:
    • Guernsey, Channel Islands
    • Isles Of Scilly
    • Cork, Ireland
    • Liverpool, England
    • Douglas, Isle Of Man
    • Belfast, Northern Ireland
    • Dublin, Ireland
    Sailing Dates:
    • April 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $2,680
    $383pernight
    balcony from
    $2,910
    $416pernight
    suite from
    $5,150
    $736pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • Le Lyrial

    7 Night Recitals in the Mediterranean

    Le Lyrial

    Departing from: Venice, Italy
    Ports of Call:
    • Hvar, Croatia
    • Dubrovnik, Croatia
    • Cruise Bay Of Kotor (Kotor Fjord)
    • Bari, Italy
    • Corinth Canal Transit
    • Nafplion (Nauplion), Greece
    • Paros, Greece
    • Athens, Greece
    Sailing Dates:
    • June 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $3,400
    $486pernight
    balcony from
    $3,680
    $526pernight
    suite from
    $6,460
    $923pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • Le Champlain

    7 Night National Parks & Panama Canal

    Le Champlain

    Departing from: Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa Rica
    Ports of Call:
    • Playa Herradura, Costa Rica
    • Puerto Quepos, Costa Rica
    • Punta Alegre, Darien, Panama
    • Panama Canal Full Transit
    • Cayos Hollandes, San Blas Islands, Panama
    • Colon, Panama
    Sailing Dates:
    • February 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    $3,920
    $560pernight
    suite from
    $6,110
    $873pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • 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
    • Cruise Neko Harbor, Antarctica
    • Cruise Paradise Harbor (Paradise Bay), Antarctica
    • Pleneau Island, Antarctica
    • Cruise Pleneau Island & Port Charcot, Antarctica
    • Port Lockroy, Antarctica
    • Deception Island, Shetland Islands
    • Cruise The Weddell Sea
    • Cruise Drake Passage
    Sailing Dates:
    • January 2019
    • February 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $9,670
    $967pernight
    balcony from
    $10,370
    $1,037pernight
    suite from
    $17,170
    $1,717pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
Cuba Ponant Cruises

Cuba 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 Ponant

    7 Night Cuba: History Culture & Contemporary Life

    Le Ponant

    Departing from: Havana, Cuba
    Ports of Call:
    • Parque Nacional Marino De Punta Frances, Cuba
    • Cienfuegos, Cuba
    • Trinidad, Cuba
    • Santiago De Cuba, Cuba
    Sailing Dates:
    • March 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $7,600
    $1,086pernight
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    N/A
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • Le Ponant

    8 Night Cuba: History Culture & Contemporary Life

    Le Ponant

    Departing from: Havana, Cuba
    Ports of Call:
    • Parque Nacional Marino De Punta Frances, Cuba
    • Cayo Largo Del Sur, Cuba
    • Cienfuegos, Cuba
    • Trinidad, Cuba
    • Santiago De Cuba, Cuba
    Sailing Dates:
    • April 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $8,670
    $1,084pernight
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    N/A
    Bonus Offers Available:
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.

  • Le Lyrial

    7 Night Civilisations and Mythologies

    Le Lyrial

    Departing from: Aqaba (Petra), Jordan
    Ports of Call:
    • Alexandria, Egypt
    • Rhodes, Greece
    • Rethymnon, Crete
    • Nafplion (Nauplion), Greece
    • Athens, Greece
    Sailing Dates:
    • April 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $3,390
    $484pernight
    balcony from
    $3,680
    $526pernight
    suite from
    $5,700
    $814pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • Le Lyrial

    8 Night Discovery of Dalmatian Shores

    Le Lyrial

    Departing from: Athens, Greece
    Ports of Call:
    • Hydra, Greece
    • Corinth Canal Transit
    • Ithaca, Greece
    • Parga, Greece
    • Kotor, Montenegro
    • Dubrovnik, Croatia
    • Mljet Island, Croatia
    • Korcula Island, Croatia
    • Hvar, Croatia
    • Venice, Italy
    Sailing Dates:
    • July 2018
    • August 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $3,804
    $476pernight
    balcony from
    $4,134
    $517pernight
    suite from
    $7,314
    $914pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • Le Lyrial

    8 Night In the heart of the Adriatic

    Le Lyrial

    Departing from: Venice, Italy
    Ports of Call:
    • Rab Island, Croatia
    • Hvar, Croatia
    • Dubrovnik, Croatia
    • Mljet Island, Croatia
    • Korcula Island, Croatia
    • Cres, Croatia
    • Trieste, Italy
    Sailing Dates:
    • August 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $4,004
    $501pernight
    balcony from
    $4,354
    $544pernight
    suite from
    $7,714
    $964pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • Le Lyrial

    7 Night Maria Callas: Passion and Destiny

    Le Lyrial

    Departing from: Athens, Greece
    Ports of Call:
    • Corinth, Greece
    • Corinth Canal Transit
    • Parga, Greece
    • Dubrovnik, Croatia
    • Hvar, Croatia
    • Rab Island, Croatia
    • Venice, Italy
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $3,550
    $507pernight
    balcony from
    $3,840
    $549pernight
    suite from
    $5,860
    $837pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • Le Soleal

    8 Night Vineyards & Grands Crus

    3 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    Le Soleal

    Departing from: Lisbon, Portugal
    Ports of Call:
    • Leixoes (Oporto), Portugal
    • Bilbao, Spain
    • Bordeaux, France
    • Pauillac, France
    • Chateau Latour, Pauillac, France
    • Isle D Aix, France
    • Lorient, France
    Sailing Dates:
    • April 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $5,380
    $673pernight
    balcony from
    $5,810
    $726pernight
    suite from
    $10,100
    $1,263pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
Caribbean Ponant Cruises

Caribbean Ponant Cruises

  • Le Ponant

    7 Night New Year in the Carribean

    Le Ponant

    Departing from: Fort-De-France, Martinique
    Ports of Call:
    • Bequia, Grenadines
    • St. George's, Grenada
    • Sandy Island, Anguilla
    • Union Island, Grenadines
    • Tobago Cays, Grenadines
    • Marigot Bay, St. Lucia
    • Soufriere, St. Lucia
    • Iles Des Saintes, Guadeloupe
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2017
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $6,170
    $881pernight
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    N/A
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • Le Ponant

    9 Night Christmas in the Grenadines

    Le Ponant

    Departing from: Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe
    Ports of Call:
    • Iles Des Saintes, Guadeloupe
    • Marigot Bay, St. Lucia
    • Soufriere, St. Lucia
    • Canouan, St. Vincent
    • Mayreau, Grenadines
    • St. George's, Grenada
    • Carriacou, Grenada
    • Union Island, Grenadines
    • Tobago Cays, Grenadines
    • Bequia, Grenadines
    • Fort-De-France, Martinique
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2017
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $6,692
    $744pernight
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    N/A
    Bonus Offers Available:
Transatlantic Ponant Cruises

Transatlantic Ponant Cruises

  • Le Ponant

    9 Night Ocean Voyage

    Le Ponant

    Departing from: Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde
    Ports of Call:
    • Fort-De-France, Martinique
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $1,970
    $219pernight
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    N/A
    Bonus Offers Available:
Exotic Ponant Cruises

Exotic Ponant Cruises

Take a fascinating journey through the gems of the Orient on a Ponant Yacht Cruise to Asia. You’ll spend 8 to 18 days sampling incredible culture and cuisine as you sail between ports of call in China, Japan, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and more. Feast your eyes on the world’s largest gold statue, The Golden Buddha, in Bangkok, Thailand; sip on coconuts on the sandy beach in Nha Trang, Vietnam; and trek through local villages in Bali, Indonesia. No matter which itinerary you choose, one thing is for certain: this is one vacation you’ll never forget.

  • L Austral

    9 Night Ancestral Japan

    5 rating out of 5  (2 reviews)

    L Austral

    Departing from: Osaka (Kyoto), Japan
    Ports of Call:
    • Hiroshima, Japan
    • Yakushima Island, Japan
    • Naha, Okinawa
    • Ishigaki Island, Japan
    • Hualien, Taiwan
    • Manila, Philippines
    Sailing Dates:
    • June 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $4,100
    $456pernight
    balcony from
    $4,440
    $493pernight
    suite from
    $6,780
    $753pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
Asia Ponant Cruises
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