About The Race

About PONANT

The prestigious PONANT Noumea yacht Race will once again be conducted in 2020

  • ImageZodiac outing in Antarctica © PONANT - Laurence Fischer
  • ImageEncounter with Asmat people © PONANT - Mick Fogg
  • ImageZodiac outing in the Kimberley © PONANT - Nick Rains

PONANT the World Leader of Luxury Expedition Cruises has been sailing the seas for over 30 years and is currently the only cruise line to sail under the French flag. Embark on a unique concept of sea travel onboard intimate modern ships offering exceptional itineraries, combining authentic experiences, cultural encounters, and stops in remote places not accessible by larger ships. Visit amazing sites combining immersive experiences and encounters that bring you closer to nature and native cultures - these are the privileges that PONANT small luxury expedition ships offer you.

Onboard, experience refined ambiance, comfort and intuitive service, sailing on the world’s youngest fleet of ice-rated environmentally responsible small luxury expedition ships, with just 92 to 132 staterooms & suites - 95% featuring a private balcony - enjoy an Open Bar, outstanding gastronomy and inclusive wines. Or choose a real sailing experience on board our classic three-masted yacht with just 32 staterooms and suites.

Accompanied by experienced guides, lecturers or an Expedition team, time ashore is maximised, with many voyages featuring UNESCO-listed sites and excursions. On Polar and Tropical Expeditions, PONANT fleet of Zodiacs® make landing ashore in remote, seldom visited destinations, safe and enjoyable, enabling guests to get right into the heart of destinations.

Unexpected outings among the majestic glaciers in Antarctica, exciting wildlife encounters in the Arctic and Alaska, memorable cultural interactions in Oceania, exciting Zodiac outings in the Kimberley, historic sites in the Mediterranean or relaxing on idyllic beaches in the Caribbean…with more than 400 expertly created voyages to choose from, you are sure to find a PONANT cruise to suit your travel desires.

 

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