Drawn to the Antarctic and enamoured with polar wildlife, Emmanuel and his wife set sail with PONANT. Already blown away by the experience, they are about to enjoy a rare and priceless encounter with a blue whale…
Cruise memories from a hedonist like no other…
A pioneer endowed with unlimited curiosity
“It is almost like going to another planet”
Exploring the Southern Ocean to better understand climate change
A magical stopover at the gateway to Antarctica
The adventurer’s dream job
Discover the southern world as seasons go by
A scientific and human adventure
A filmmaker at the intersection of images, science and emotions
Le Commandant Charcot joins the scientific adventure
A minimal and transitory impact through the application of strict protocols
A sea of ice, at the very edge of the South Pole
A mix of fantasy and reality
An otherworldly ice volcano
An encounter with an expedition leader aboard Le Commandant Charcot
Discover the log of the newest member of the PONANT fleet
Follow in the footsteps of legendary polar explorers
A sea bird remarkably well-adapted to surviving on the ice all year round.
When it comes to once-in-a-lifetime journeys, they don’t get much better than this. Picture this: a festive season spent sailing the infinite surreal landscapes of Antarctica, and swapping the crowds of people gift shopping for seals or penguins relaxing atop the ice. As if you needed any more convincing, here are our top reasons to plan for a once-in-a-lifetime Christmas or New Year celebratory polar expedition cruise to enjoy a special stress-free holiday packed full of outstanding memories.
A trip to Antarctica to understand the global environmental situation
Find out all about the wildlife of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands
Why and how should you set sail for Antarctica?
5 vital accessories to take with you
Fascinated by icebergs, the hyperrealist artist Zaria Forman uses her talent to raise awareness about the environment, with a focus on the melting glaciers.
An insatiable appetite for the mysteries of the Antarctic
Encounter with a committed woman, between scientific research and teaching.
So if your heart can’t decide between the Arctic and the Antarctic, follow our guide!
Interview with Florence Kuyper and Delphine Aurès
The zephyr, mistral, sirocco, autan… All conjuring to mind the image of bodies braced against the gale and hands straining to keep hats on heads. Other winds sweep over the Southern Ocean, known as the Roaring 40s, Furious 50s and Screaming 60s. To find out more, let us set sail for a voyage deep into the Southern Hemisphere
Auks or penguins: how to tell them apart every time!
A sundog is an atmospheric optical phenomenon often observed in polar regions.