Polar Expedition

12D/11N Polar Expedition

At A Glance

Creating An Antartic Experience

A 12D polar expedition cruise to the heart of the icy realm that is the Antarctic Peninsula. There is at least one place left on earth where you really can disconnect: Antarctica.

There is no mobile phone service. There are no town squares, no restaurants, and no tourist traps. The local “airports” are really just ice or gravel landing strips.

PONANT invites you on a polar expedition cruise to the heart of the icy realm that is the Antarctic Peninsula. Embark on an unforgettable 11-day voyage and succumb to the enchantment of the breathtaking landscapes inhabited by astonishing wildlife.

The start of your cruise will be marked by the crossing of the mythical Drake Passage, during which you will probably be escorted by several albatrosses and Cape petrels, the sentinels of these often-choppy waters.

Your ship will then reach the White Continent, realm of  the unexpected. Weather and ice conditions permitting, this extreme environment where nature reigns supreme will reveal to you its most beautiful secrets through numerous discoveries.

Antarctica is nearly twice the size of Australia and mostly covered with a thick sheet of ice. It’s one of the most remote destinations in the world and the trip of a lifetime for many travelers. It’s also easier to travel to Antarctica than one might think. More information about Antartica can be found here: https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/antarctica

Destination Highlights

Antartica

  • PONANT invites you on a polar expedition cruise to the heart of the icy realm that is the Antarctic Peninsula. Embark on an unforgettable 11-day voyage and succumb to the enchantment of the breathtaking landscapes inhabited by astonishing wildlife.
  • The start of your cruise will be marked by the crossing of the mythical Drake Passage, during which you will probably be escorted by several albatrosses and Cape petrels, the sentinels of these often-choppy waters.
  • Your ship will then reach the White Continent, realm of  the unexpected. Weather and ice conditions permitting, this extreme environment where nature reigns supreme will reveal to you its most beautiful secrets through numerous discoveries.
  • On this uninhabited land, which wasn’t explored until the 19th century, your encounters with the wildlife will no doubt be one of the highlights of your experience. The Gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, humpback whales, seals and seabirds will provide you with cherished lifelong memories.
  • Each day, whether on land, aboard your ship or during a zodiac outing, you will be surrounded by a grandiose decor ranging from icebergs to ice floe and ancient glaciers.
  • Fixed Departure : 22Dec2024, 13Jan2024, 22Jan2025, 29Jan2025, 02Feb2025, 08Feb2025, 11Feb2025, 18Feb2025, 21Feb2025, 01Mar2025