Ponant Winter 2019-2020 brochure: emblematic Antarctica and some all new destinations

PONANT, the only French-owned cruise line and the global leader in luxury expedition cruises, launches its new, Winter 2019-2020 brochure featuring 114 departures, including 23 brand-new itineraries.

All new destinations and brand-new ships
For the Winter 2019-2020 season, PONANT is extending an invitation to travel by offering a selection of 114 departures ranging from yacht cruises to polar and tropical expeditions, including 23 brand-new itineraries.

The new destinations on offer include the Yucatán, bathing in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, and visits to Mayan sites now listed as World Heritage by Unesco, the treasures of the Red Sea from Egypt to Jordan aboard Le Ponant, the cruise line’s emblematic three-master, and the discovery of the aptly named “Vanilla Islands” or the Bissagos Islands, one of our planet’s last remaining unspoiled locations.

For this new season, Le Bougainville and Le Dumont-d’Urville, the latest additions to the PONANT EXPLORERS series will have joined the PONANT fleet, bringing the cruise line’s total number of vessels to nine.

Antarctica with the global leader in polar expeditions

With 23 departures over the Winter 2019-2020 season, this year PONANT is once again shining a spotlight on the White Continent. Here is an opportunity to spend Christmas or New Year’s Day surrounded by the magic of Antarctica’s icy landscapes or to discover the exceptional wildlife in these remote lands under the supervision of a team of experienced naturalist-guides. PONANT takes its passengers as close as possible to pristine nature in the most comfortable conditions and with the utmost respect for the environment.

PONANT and National Geographic, a brand-new expedition programme

PONANT is joining forces with National Geographic, the creator of high-end travel experiences, to offer brand-new expedition cruises to Antarctica, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean, starting in 2019.

Combining unique PONANT itineraries in the most remote parts of the world and the on-board presence of National Geographic Expeditions experts, notably photographers, this programme of expedition cruises offers 12 itineraries for the Winter 2019-2020 season, promising a high-quality immersive experience.


Maya Treasure of the Yucatán

A cruise to discover the Yucatán Peninsula and the secrets of the pre-Columbian civilisations, including visits to sites such as Uxmal, Palenque and Chichen Itza. Also on the programme: an exceptional architectural heritage from the colonial period, and visits to Merida and some cacao plantations for an unforgettable experience.

From Puerto Morelos to Puerto Morelos (Cancùn)
Aboard Le Champlain, 7 departures between
November 2019 and January 2020
Prices from €2,560*

The Antarctic Odyssey

21 days in Antarctica for an extraordinary, all new polar adventure with National Geographic. Discovering the Antarctic Peninsula will be the highlight of an epic adventure that will take PONANT guests to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Orkney Islands, then on to Ushuaia via the mythical Drake Passage.
Passengers could have the chance to observe Gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, humpback whales, seals and seabirds, if weather conditions allow it.
From Montevideo to Ushuaia (Ushuaia/Buenos Aires flight included)
Aboard Le Lyrial, departing on 19 November 2019
Prices from €15,700*

Adventure in Orinoco

Le Dumont-d’Urville will be taking its passengers on an all new expedition cruise. They will be able to explore the idyllic beaches of the Caribbean islands during scuba-dives, then head towards the Venezuelan coast and sail along the meanders of a major South American river, the Orinoco, to discover its rich, endemic wildlife and experience encounters with the Warao people.

From Fort-de-France to Fort-de-France
Aboard Le Dumont-d’Urville, 2 departures in November 2019
Prices from €4,820*

*Price per person, including port taxes and safety charges. This is a promotional price based on the PONANT Bonus, which varies according to the number of places sold for each cruise. The Bonus may be reduced over time or be withdrawn at any moment without prior notice, according to availability on the cruise.