Mediterranean, North Europe, Arctic… Ponant launches sales for Summer 2022!

Ponant (Logo)Why not look ahead and plan a fabulous trip for summer 2022? Ponant has put together a selection of original cruises designed to meet everyone’s desires to escape.

Embracing destinations near and far, in relaxation or expedition mode, there are more than 150 sailings covering the Mediterranean, North Europe, Arctic, North America, Kimberley in Australia, French Polynesia and Japan.

Faithful to PONANT’s philosophy of the last 30-plus years, these high-end, eco-responsible voyages aboard small cruising yachts offer an enviable level of comfort and tranquillity to explore the world. On flagship itineraries and unusual ports of call, experts in their field or naturalist guides share their passion and expertise with guests as they explore hidden treasures of the sites visited.
For the 2022 summer season, more than 150 sailings have already been scheduled aboard ten of the company’s yachts

Review of the most eye-catching itineraries

Corsica and Brittany: two 100% French routes
After these itineraries to discover Corsica and Brittany proved such a success in 2020, PONANT is continuing them for 2022.
Around France’s Île de Beauté, the company’s favourite spots include Saint-Florent, the Gulf of Santa-Manza, Cape Roccapina, Pointe de la Parata and Calvi.
On the Celtic side, the route pays homage to Brittany’s majestic lighthouses set against backdrops of Nature at her magnificent best, from Bréhat island via Ouessant to Pointe des Poulains in the north of Belle-Île-en-mer.

Wild and authentic Corsica
Brittany: between wild coasts and lighthouses

The Mediterranean as seen from the sea

What better way to discover or rediscover the Mediterranean than by sea, from Italian shores to Dubrovnik ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ or the Cyclades! More than 50 sailings combine the inimitable dolce vita of the Italian Riviera, treasures of Antiquity in the eastern Mediterranean and all the charms of the Adriatic.

NEW – Ancient civilisations of the Eastern Mediterranean

Polar expedition cruise in the heart of the Svalbard

We don warm clothing to explore the Far North in this eight-day circumnavigation cruise.
Set sail for the awe-inspiring Kongsfjorden glaciers, then the Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park, in the wake of former whalers once settled on sites now home to the graves of so many sailors and visited by a wide range of cetacean species. We then head west to try and reach the shores of the north-eastern Svalbard nature reserve and Strait of Hinlopen, a polar desert of basaltic islets, majestic glaciers and a rich marine ecosystem.
During our daily Zodiac® outings, accompanied by experienced naturalist-guides, you may be lucky to spot the King of the Arctic, the polar bear!

Unexplored Svalbard

An enchanted break in Icelandic fjords

Highlights of this itinerary far from the madding crowds include:
– Sailing among Iceland’s fjords, between vast glaciers, volcanoes and bubbling geysers
– Tour of Reykjavík, the world’s northernmost capital with its own wealth of cultural treasures
– Opportunity to discover the Golden Circle: three of the Iceland’s most emblematic sites
– Visit to the secretive Grimsey Island with its volcanic rock forms of splendid basalt columns, where birds such as guillemots and puffins reign supreme
– Exploring Heimaey, the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago’s only inhabited island of volcanoes and desert landscapes

Icelandic Mosaic