Providing a distinctly French atmosphere to every cruise, Ponant has 5 luxury ships available for cruising a variety of destinations. Attentive service, gourmet dining and spectacular views are just some of the reasons travellers choose Ponant. With a capacity of between 64-264 passenger, visitors will be well looked after while on board. In choosing to provide more intimate cruise settings, Ponant are committed to luxury and modern facilities for all guests.

With 2 ships (L’Austral and Le Soleal) based in Australia from December through to March each year, Ponant cruises to beautiful locations such as Darwin, the Grenadine Islands and Port Villa. Travelling to Australian destinations, as well as the Antarctic, Milford Sound, Martinique and Argentina, Ponant provides supreme comfort while onboard. Larger ships Le’ Boreal, L’Austral and Le Soleal offer 132 staterooms, while smaller ships Le Ponant and Le Lyrial cater for 64 and 122 passengers respectively. Whichever ship you choose to travel aboard, prepare to be delighted by the service and welcoming atmosphere.

There is a whole world to explore with Ponant cruises. Get in touch with our cruising consultants on 1300 769 228 or via email using the form below for further information about upcoming cruises. We will be happy to tailor a cruise package for you, including flights, accommodation or travel insurance.


Ponant has a variety of activities and facilities for smaller travellers to enjoy. Ponant Kids Club ensures children have an exciting time on board. Children can take part in board games, tea parties, piano lessons and numerous other activities. Fully supervised by junior team leaders, Ponant Kids Club offers children the chance to engage in theme nights. The kids’ club activities are also tailored to the specific destinations or regions that form part of the cruise. Scheduled activities vary each day, so there is always something fun to do! Please note: children under the age of 3 are not accepted for bookings on board Ponant cruises.


Travellers’ senses will be delighted by the many dining options on board Ponant cruises. Serving both French specialties (cooked by French chefs) and traditional favourites, all meals will have tastebuds tingling. The larger ships have two dedicated restaurants, both with exceptional views. Choose from a journey through carefully crafted meals in the gastronomic restaurant, or enjoy more casual dining overlooking the pool. No matter what time of day, the dining options are many and varied, from fresh scrambled eggs or a continental breakfast to sandwiches, pasta or grilled meats. Beverages include renowned wines, local and imported beers, coffee, tea and an array of fresh juices. 24 Hour in-room dining is available (complimentary) to stateroom guests, offering fresh fruit, sandwiches and desserts.

Activities & Entertainment

Switch off and relax while on board a cruise with Ponant. The large lounge and dining areas offer the perfect location for meeting fellow cruise ship passengers. Onboard Le Ponant, guests can take in their surroundings on the decks or relax in the video room. Guests travelling on Le Boréal, L' Austral, Le Soléal and Le Lyrial can work out in the fitness centre, recline with a movie in the theatre or go for a dip in the swimming pool. Be pampered in the beauty room or enjoy a cocktail in the open air bar while you make waves towards the next exciting destination.

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