Experience the pure emotion of Antarctica

The Antarctic Peninsula, the world's last continent, opens its horizons to you and invites you to meet its endemic wildlife amidst its magically enchanting natural surroundings.

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An incredible odyssey

Take part in an extraordinary expedition from Ushuaia to the Weddell Sea and live a unique experience taking you right up to the glaciers themselves, complete with sea kayak excursions, glacier treks and the chance to see scientific bases and old whaling stations.

An incomparable journey

Embark on our exceptional ships for a polar cruise with unparalleled comfort and refined service. Choose your luxury cabin or suite and simply let yourself be carried away by the magic of a PONANT cruise.

"Take part in a unique journey to the very frontiers of the unexplored."

Discover our complete range of Antarctic itineraries

An expedition following in the footsteps of Scott and Shackleton

Dunedin - Hobart, Tasmania

Emblematic Antarctica

Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Night in Buenos Aires +
Buenos Aires/Ushuaia flight +
sightseeing + flight
Ushuaia/Buenos Aires flight

The Great Adventure

Montevideo - Ushuaia
TRANSFER +
USHUAIA/BUENOS AIRES FLIGHT

Antarctic Odyssey

Ushuaia - Ushuaia
NIGHT IN BUENOS AIRES +
BUENOS AIRES/USHAIA flight + TRANSFERS +
SIGHTSEEING + USHAIA/BUENOS AIRES FLIGHT

Our welcome offer

Save up to £400 per cabin on your first cruise* on all our cruises

Take advantage!

PONANT Bonus cruises
-30%
by booking today

Our cruise guests say it best!

"A journey outside of time and all its constraints. A world of pure moments of delight where everything is enchantment. Whether it's the ship itself and its crew, fully worthy of their five stars, or the places visited, everything is magical. By just looking at our photos, we find ourselves back in this state of well-being, which is well worth the trip to the end of the world. We found much more there than we went looking for.
Thank you.”

Catherine O.

Le Boréal Antarctica

"My most beautiful moment was opening the curtains in my cabin at 3 am and seeing these magnificent purple-pink icebergs after two days at sea in the Drake Passage: it was breathtaking, sublime, magical, exceptional! I just want to go back there as soon as possible. It was the journey of a lifetime, and you, PONANT, have been a big part of this MAGIC! I think about it every day… I still dream about that wildlife, those landscapes."

Dominique H.

Le Soléal Antarctica

"I had the wonderful opportunity of discovering the Antarctic on board Le Lyrial. The true luxury of this Expedition cruise is the comfort of a real and genuine intimately sized five-star hotel, at which the French art of living is to be found. The comfort of the cabins, the gastronomy, and the especially attentive service provided by all the staff contribute to the pleasure experienced by the passenger. You also have to add the professionalism of the naturlist guides, both during the onboard talks and lectures and during the disembarkations at the iconic sites of Antarctica and South Georgia by Zodiac® inflatable boat. Always in complete safety, thanks to PONANT!"

Chantal G.

Le Lyrial Antarctica

Your satisfaction is of great value.

PONANT is awarded every year for its quality of service and unique cruise concepts.

Gold medal in the Cruise Overall-Eco-Friendly Green Cruise Ship category
Awarded to PONANT at the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards 2022
Green Action
Prize awarded to PONANT at the Travel d'Or 2022 awards
No. 1 in the Expedition Ship Line category
Prize awarded to PONANT at the Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards 2022
Gold and silver medal in the Cruise - Overall - Small Cruise Ship category
Awarded to PAUL GAUGUIN Cruises and PONANT respectively at the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards 2022
(*) Save £400 per cabin based on two sharing (equivalent to £200 per guest) with code BWELCOM. Offer applies when booking any first-time cruise with PONANT or Paul Gauguin. Offer not applicable to PONANT Ocean Voyages and cannot be applied retrospectively or used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Offer may also be modified and/or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. This offer also applies when booking through your usual travel agency.