Compagnie du Ponant has launched its new 2014 Arctic Collection, which is featured in a newly released, 56-page brochure that details the variety of experiences being offered. Cruises are aboard the Le Boral and L’Austral — each featuring 132 staterooms and suites — with sailings featuring the Northwest Passage crossing to Alaska and the White Sea, the gateway to Russia’s Far North, as well as the East Fjords of Iceland. Both vessels have been designed and engineered for polar cruises, each having received the “ice” classification, meeting clearly defined international criteria and, in terms of safety equipment, are at the forefront of technology. On each sailing, passengers will be accompanied by captains who are highly trained to navigate these extreme zones and a team of bi-lingual Arctic experts: naturalists, guides or lecturers, all specialists in the Great North and willing to share their knowledge, experience and passion for this exceptional region of the globe. Sail on over to for complete information on these cruises.