PONANT YACHT CRUISES . . . LIFE "À LA FRANÇAISE"
Discover a New Kind of Cruise with Ponant & CruisesOnly, the Hilton Grand Vacations Club Cruise Partner
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, the Hilton Grand Vacations Club Cruise Partner.
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.
Antarctica 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.
Caribbean Ponant Cruises
Transatlantic Ponant Cruises
Central & South America Ponant Cruises
If you’re looking for a jaw-dropping adventure, hop on board a Ponant Yacht Cruise to South America, where you’ll find lush tropical forests, snow-capped volcanoes, vast ancient cities, and even pink dolphins. The incredible diversity of the South American landscape guarantees surprises around every turn. Lounge on the world-famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or take a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Machu Picchu from Lima, Peru. In Tortel, Chile, visit a hillside village on stilts linked by a network of wooden walkways. Or set your sails on Argentina, Ecuador, or even Cape Horn – the possibilities are exhilarating.
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.
Featured Ship: L Austral
Step aboard L'Astral and experience the sublime feeling of being on your own private yacht. An exceptional ship with her own unique style, this state-... learn more
Ship Completed Date: May 1, 2011
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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.
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