Unlike the current global cruising trend to build larger and larger ships Ponant takes another route, specialising in small-ship luxury expedition cruises, the epitome of modern day expeditions, where luxury merges with adventure across voyages that include polar, tropical and sub-tropical destinations onboard the youngest and most modern fleet of luxury expedition ships in the world.
With just 132 staterooms and suites, enjoy French luxury and ambiance, and experience the difference small ship cruising with Ponant offers. Be it enjoying spa therapy by Sothys, luxurious toiletries by Hermes, Veuve Clicquot at the Captain’s cocktails or the fine selection of cheeses and freshly baked pastries, the French touch is evident in subtle ways.
Ponant welcomed two new ice-class Explorer ships, smaller iterations of the current fleet. With just 92 staterooms and suites, these new luxuriously appointed ships will also be packed with the latest in maritime and environmental protection technology. Including the world-first underwater lounge, The Blue Eye Lounge allowing guests to immerse themselves into a water wonderland!
Spoilt for choice, these luxury expeditions extend around the globe, from Ponant’s French Mediterranean base to tropical islands and ice caps, voyages commencing and finishing in easy-to-reach ports, while in-between visiting destinations often inaccessible to large ships.
Featuring a fleet of intimately luxurious ships, Oceania Cruises offers an unrivalled experience renowned for The Finest Cuisine at Sea™ and destination-rich itineraries spanning the globe. Seasoned world travellers are drawn to Oceania Cruises’ expertly crafted voyages, which call on more than 400 ports across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and the Americas. Spacious and elegant accommodation aboard the 684-guest Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, and Sirena and the 1,250-guest Marina and Riviera invite guests to explore the world in unparalleled comfort and style.
You can sail to the far corners of the globe on our intimate and luxurious ships, but you’ll always feel like you’re coming home to family. Our personalized service means our staff and crew attend to your every request with a smile. From the moment you step on board, you’ll feel cared for and cared about because our dedication to service comes from the heart.
Beginning this December, Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena will essentially become four new ships in a re-inspiration process without peer. Each ship will glow with a new sheen as crisp and polished as a flawless diamond. Tuscan marble, engaging works of art and designer residential furniture will adorn the re-inspired spaces. The treasured Library will be just as plush and hushed as you remember it and magnificent views will fill Horizons as never before.
Viking is the world’s leading small-ship cruise line. After introducing their award-winning river cruise philosophy to the oceans in 2015, Viking was named the number one ocean cruise line in the Travel + Leisure ‘World’s Best Awards’ in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Viking’s state-of-the-art small ships are designed to take you right into the heart of each destination, and with fewer sea days and more time in port, a Viking cruise allows guests to immerse themselves in the locations that they love for longer.
Whether you are cruising in Europe, Egypt, Asia, or the Americas, a Viking fare includes everything that you need and more — from meals, beverages and Wi-Fi to a culturally enriching shore excursion at every port of call.
The discerning traveller’s dream, a Viking cruise is centred around culture, history and fine cuisine. And you won’t find any casinos or kids onboard. That is the Viking difference.
Le Boat self-drive cruising in France is a perfect way to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the French waterways. Discover the beauty of France and its countryside from the country's canals and romantic rivers. With Le Boat you can explore the sights or stop at any time to relax, indulge in fine French wines and delicious food. Choose from 10 regions with distinct scenery, gastronomy, culture and charm and explore them at your own pace, aboard your self-drive barge. And if it’s a unique experience you’re craving imagine sailing amongst the vineyards of Burgundy or sipping the Rieslings of Potsdam aboard your very own river cruiser.
With the widest choice of boating holidays across France, why not try the South West, Canal Du Midi, Burgundy, Alsace or even the Loire Valley
Our cruises gently introduce you to some of Europe’s finest scenery, fascinating history and local culture – from the picturesque vineyards of Burgundy to the spectacular sun-drenched waterways of the South of France to the beautiful Alsace region to the serenity of the Loire Valley.
Enjoy the pampering, the food, the wine, the sightseeing, hospitality and lots more. Explore the very heart and Soul of the country in a way that only a French barge river cruise vacation can offer.
A canal barge experience is a European holiday with casual elegance and comfort. As a specialists on incentive and group travel in France, we also provide comprehensive service for your creative incentive for your organisation or Family reunion. Special tailored programs for family occasions or corporate groups are available on request - Wine, golf or gastronomic themed cruises are available.