Ponant announces new 2024/2025 winter itineraries

Luxury cruise line, Ponant, recently announced a series of new sailings for the 2024/2025 winter season.

Among Ponant’s 40 sailings on offer for the 2024-2025 winter season, six new itineraries have been unveiled.

There’s something for everyone— island-hopping in Southeast Asia to a rare discovery of Guinea-Bissaus’s Bissagos archipelago, and so much more. Here’s what travellers can expect:

Polynesia expedition

Discover the nature treasures and ancient history of French Polynesia on this brand-new, 14-night expedition cruise around the archipelagos of Society Islands, the Tuamotus, and the Marquesas.

Zodiac outings and myriad adventures—from diving and horseback riding to hiking—will immerse travelers in the region’s most spectacular landscapes, like the UNESCO-listed Fakarava Biosphere Reserve, the world’s second-largest lagoon.

Dates: 10/8/2024 to 10/22/2024

Rates start at $11,900 per person 

Islands, cities, and volcanoes of Indonesia

The world’s largest archipelagic state is a vibrant tapestry of ancient temples, modern cities, majestic volcanoes, historic towns, and idyllic islands. Experience it all on this 14-night sailing beginning in Bali and ending in Singapore, with visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Borobudur, Ujung Kulon National Park, and the historic city of Malacca—plus an excursion to the majestic Mount Bromo volcano.


-10/31/2024 to 11/13/2024 

-12/28/2024 to 1/11/2025

Rates start at $10,010 per person

Curious islands from the Seychelles to Madagascar

Experience the islands and atolls of the Seychelles and Madagascar in all their splendor on this 10-night sailing aboard Le Dumont-d’Urville. Travelers will discover iconic sights such as the Anse Source d’Argent beach on Seychelles as well as lesser-known gems such as Madagascar’s Diego Suarez—a brand-new port of call—which is known for its deserted beaches, preserved coral reefs, and idyllic marine parks with vivid underwater life.

Dates: 11/28/2024 to 12/8/2024

Rates start at $7,640 per person

Multicultural discoveries from Malaysia to Thailand

Set sail from Singapore on this eight-night itinerary through Southeast Asia. Guests will develop an appreciation for the region’s rich fusion of Asian, Portuguese, and Dutch influences in the vibrant cities of Penang and Malacca.

Rounding out the trip are plenty of opportunities to relax in nature—think: the powdery beaches of Thailand’s Ko Rok Nok Island or the jungle scenery of Malaysia’s Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve.

Dates: 12/20/2024 to 12/28/2024

Rates start at $5,850 per person

Mythical sites & islands of Southeast Asia

Explore Southeast Asia in all its diversity on this 15-night sailing along the coasts of Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia.

Staggering natural landmarks like the Mount Bromo volcano and the Langkawi Island will contrast with the dazzling metropolises of Malacca (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Singapore, and the cosmopolitan city of Semarang, which blends Chinese, Indo-Arabic and European influences.

Dates: 2/10/2025 to 2/25/2025

Rates start at $11,350 per person

Adventure in Bissagos

Spanning some 88 islands and islets off the coast of Guinea Bissau, the Bissagos archipelago—a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve—is one of the world’s best-preserved natural paradises.

This eight-night journey aboard Le Lyrial will offer the rare chance to travel into the heart of 10 of the archipelago’s islands to discover traditional villages, meet the Bissagos people and take part in traditional ceremonies and explore lush, biodiverse landscapes home to vervet monkeys, turtles, dolphins, and other exotic creatures.

Dates: 4/7/2025 to 4/15/2025

Rates start at $5,820 per person