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Luxury at the ends of the earth

Luxury at the ends of the earth

Once upon a time, venturing into the Antarctic was an exhilarating exploit of tumultuous seas with ships that rolled and swayed and only the most sea-hearty voyagers were brave enough to embark the adventure.  Not so nowadays.


Now, an Antarctic voyage is considerably more civilised with custom-built ships with built-in stabilisers specifically to protect guests from the dreaded Drake Passage.  In fact, cruising the Antarctic can be a luxurious, 5 star affair with cruise lines such as Ponant Cruises offering fine dining, spa facilities and even exceptional service whilst you venture into Earths final frontier.  And there are plenty of benefits from exploring this icy wonderland from the comfort of a five star ship.

Accommodation
Ponant’s accommodations are spacious, luxurious and most include private verandas and to be honest, if you’re going to spend the money on an Antarctic cruise, an upgrade to a stateroom with a veranda is worth every penny.  There is always something to see and you just can’t beat being able to step out onto your veranda to watch the whales or breathe in that crisp, clean Antarctic air.  All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy!


Fine Dining
After a day exploring the ice, kayaking or out on the zodiac, enjoying a sumptuous meal with fine wines is absolute bliss.  Renowned chefs whip up gourmet meals and again, all you need to do is enjoy!

Included excursions
Zodiac, land and sea tours and activities are included in Ponant’s voyages so you can truly make the most of your expedition.  Immerse yourself, experience and do as much as you can!

Complimentary expedition gear
Not everyone has Antarctic-suitable attire ready in their wardrobe!  Ponant provides you with a complimentary parka and free boot rental.


Low guest numbers
With just 122 staterooms and suites, you are never just a number.  Crew will greet you by name and you’ll feel like one of the family. 

So if you’ve always dreamed of seeing Antarctica but you would like to do it in style and comfort, consider Ponant Cruises.  It really is luxury expedition cruising!