Thursday 3 January 2019

PONANT releases Asia, Oceania & the Indian Ocean Collection 2019-20

This newly released 'must-read' brochure features an exciting range of PONANT cruises and expeditions to fascinating destinations, the very names of which generate an unabashed sense of wanderlust.

Zanzibar, the Marquesas Islands, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Vanilla Islands, Malacca, Indonesia, Guam, Papua, French Polynesia, Easter Island and Vietnam being just some of the exotic locations visited.

Travel with PONANT, on a modern fleet of eco-sensitive sister-ships including Le Boreal, Le Soleal and Le Lyrial, as well as the recently launched Explorer Class small luxury expedition ships Le Laperouse and Le Bougainville, and select from 35 cruises, 3 operated in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions.

30 countries and 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites are visited, with immersive itineraries that reveal important cultural, historic, geographic, wildlife and marine environments. Depending on the itinerary selected, these voyages offer opportunities to see endangered wildlife, explore hard-to-access river systems, view active volcanoes, visit and interact with remote tribes and villagers, search for Komodo dragons, or tread lightly in The Scattered Islands, so pristine they are regularly used as the "zero point" in scientific studies.

  • Complete details of the Asia, Oceania & the Indian Ocean Collection of October 2019 - April 2020 luxury and expedition cruises are now available in the new 76-page brochure, just released.
  • Select from thirty-five 7 to 16-night voyages
  • 21 itineraries include opportunities for scuba diving in some of the most renowned underwater locations on the planet.

Monique Ponfoort, Vice President PONANT Asia Pacific provides insight: "Top-tier expedition teams, specialists in remote areas, are a key element in getting the most out of any expedition cruise. Guests will hear and learn about ancient customs and ancestor worship, snorkel in crystalline waters and perhaps encounter a whale shark in Cenderawasih Bay, scuba dive World War II shipwrecks in Chuuk Lagoon, explore the streets of old Dutch and Portuguese spice trading colonies, follow in the wake of HMS Bounty, or wonder at Aldabra Giant Tortoises. The expedition team members are with you on board and ashore to enhance your experiences."

"With so much to see and do, why not consider a back-to-back 'Grand Voyage' through the Pacific Islands or between Asia and Australia, for example? This brochure has all the options."

"Exploration by day and champagne by night is a very civilised way to explore such remarkably remote destinations, all imbued with PONANT's trademark dash of panache."


Details of all PONANT Asia, Oceania & the Indian Ocean cruises and expeditions including itineraries, pricing and shore excursion highlights are available at, contact your travel agent, or PONANT on Australia: 1300 737 178 or + 612 8459 5000 / New Zealand: 0800 767 018, or email for bookings.

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