CruiseAlong is your Ponant cruise specialist

CruiseAlong is Australia's Most Experienced Cruise Agent
Specialising in Ponant Luxury Expeditions & Small Ship Cruises

Lance Mumby of Cruise Along is a Ponant Specialist.

Why book your next Ponant Cruise with CruiseAlong?

Book with an Experienced Cruise Agent & Receive Exclusive Bonuses

With 46 years of experience as an Australian Travel Agent, Lance Mumby of CruiseAlong is your trusted agent for all things cruise. Lance is a Top CLIA Travel Agent, certified member of AFTA, twice Travel Agent of the Year Finalist, twice Consultant of the Year Finalist, and offers a full-service travel agency from itinerary planning and flights, hotels & transfers, through to helping you plan your dream honeymoon.

Lance has over 10 years of experience as a Ponant agent, as well as personal experience on board Ponant ships escorting small groups of clients. He is a Luxury and Expedition Voyage Specialist graduate of the Conde Nast Traveller Institute and knows all the ins and outs of Ponant cruises.

Booking your Ponant cruise with CruiseAlong means you not only get the advice and assistance of a Ponant specialist, but you also receive special bonuses not available anywhere else! CruiseAlong can offer you Ponant booking bonuses, exclusive CruiseAlong added bonuses, and no single supplement on select voyages.

Get in touch with CruiseAlong today. Simply fill out the form below or contact Lance directly on 1-300-662-002 or at

Discover the World with Ponant

The World Leader of Luxury Expeditions & Small Ship Cruises

Ponant, the World Leader of Luxury Expeditions, has been sailing the seas for more than 30 years and is currently the only cruise line to sail under the French flag. Embark on a unique concept of sea travel on board modern, luxury small-ships, from just 16 to 135 staterooms and suites only, offering exceptional itineraries combining authentic and enriching experiences, cultural encounters, and stops in remote places not accessible by larger ships.

Accompanied by experienced guides, lecturers or an Expedition team, time ashore is maximised, with many voyages featuring UNESCO-listed sites and excursions. On Polar or Tropical Expeditions their fleet of Zodiac® make landing ashore in remote, seldom visited destinations, safe and enjoyable, enabling guests to get up close to nature and wildlife. With many expertly created itineraries to choose from, you are sure to find a Ponant cruise to suit your travel desires.

Ponant Outdoor Dining - image courtesy of Ponant.




Ponant at a Glance

Everything you need to know

The Ponant Fleet - image courtesy of Ponant.


  • 10 luxury small expedition ships, 1 three masted classic sailing yacht & 1 hybrid luxury polar exploration vessel
  • Young fleet of expedition ships: built in 2010 or later
  • Sustainable fleet that has been internationally awarded with 'Clean Ship'
  • Carries between 32 to 270 guests only (depending on ship size)

Ponant Demographic - image courtesy of Ponant.


  • Primarily guests aged 50+ years old
  • International guests
  • Cosmopolitan world travellers
  • Guests looking to truly engage in authentic experiences
  • Ponant Kids Club voyages are ideal cruises for families

Ponant Accommodation - image courtesy of Ponant.


  • 16 to 135 staterooms & suites, 95% with private balcony (excl. three-masted ship)
  • French-designed interiors and intimate ambiance
  • Luxury amenities, superior comfort & personalised service
  • Selected suites have a Butler (not available on three-masted yacht)


Ponant Destinations - image courtesy of Ponant.


Ponant visits all 7 continents:

  • Antarctica & Sub Antarctic Islands: November to March
  • The Arctic: May to September
  • Pacific Islands & Oceania including the Kimberley, Melanesia, Polynesia & New Zealand: All year long
  • Asia, Japan, Indian Sub-Continent & Persian Gulf: October to May
  • Northern Europe incl. the Baltic Sea: April to September
  • The Mediterranean, Adriatic & Aegean Seas: April to November
  • Caribbean & Latin America: September to April
  • Northern America & Alaska: June to October
  • Russia: June to September
  • Africa, Persian Gulf & the Indian Ocean incl. the Seychelles and Madagascar: September to April

Ponant Ship Facilities - image courtesy of Ponant.


  • Reception, concierge, excursion & sales desks; 2 restaurants; open-air bar, pool & sun deck; Main & Observatory Lounge; Theatre; fitness & well-being centre; hairdresser; medical centre & onboard doctor; boutique & photo shop; library; marina for direct access to Zodiacs®
  • Ponant’s new Explorers ships also feature a multi-sensory underwater lounge, infinity pool & ocean view spa
  • Ponant’s new Hybrid Luxury Polar Exploration Vessel also features a snow room, indoor pool and winter garden
  • Le Ponant has 16 luxury staterooms & suites; 1 restaurant; bar & lounge; sun deck; multimedia lounge; marina; spa; gym; jacuzzi; hairdresser; medical centre and onboard doctor


Ponant Dining & Beverages - image courtesy of Ponant.


  • Inspired, refined and varied cuisine, prepared by talented French chefs
  • A selection of wines that can be ordered from our expert Sommeliers
  • One gastronomic restaurant & one grill offering outdoor dining
  • Open Bar (excluding premium brands)
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service

Ponant Entertainment - image courtesy of Ponant.


  • Depending on the cruise, lectures from guest speakers or Naturalist Guides
  • Themed cruises may include: performances from jazz musicians or opera singers, presentations from chefs and sommeliers or art exhibitions
  • Dance shows & film screenings
  • Live music in the lounges by duets or pianist

Ponant Inclusions - image courtesy of Ponant.


  • All meals & drinks onboard (excluding premium brands)
  • Safety & port charges
  • Complimentary wi-fi & 24 hour room service
  • Selected suites have a Butler (not available on three-masted yacht)
  • Onboard lectures & presentations by guest speakers or Naturalist Guides (depending on cruise)
  • Zodiac® outings (Expeditions only)
  • Evening events & shows
  • Participative science, tethered hot air balloon, kayaking, dog sled, ice fishing, hovercraft, snowmobiles available on board Le Commandant Charcot

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