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107 ross-sea-ponant_51944774484_o (1)PONANT, world leader in luxury expeditions, is launching an exclusive offer for Australian and New Zealand travellers, offering flight credits of up to $2,500 per person* with 24 upcoming luxury polar expeditions in 2025 and 2026. From the Emblematic Antarctic Peninsula to the far-flung shores of Greenland’s Baffin Sea, guests can now secure great savings on their international airfare when booked with PONANT. 

Whether one seeks encounters with various Antarctic penguin species, glimpses of polar bears roaming the ice floe in Svalbard, sail in the footsteps of the great polar explorers in the Ross Sea, or simply yearns to explore these frozen landscapes, PONANT offers the ideal expedition without sacrificing modern luxury. 

 PONANT’s modern and sustainable small ships of limited capacity provide opportunities for guests to enjoy Zodiac outings and landings, kayaking, hiking and close wildlife encounters. Meanwhile, onboard, inviting public spaces such as cozy panoramic lounges, open decks as well as spacious private balconies in each cabin and suite allow guests to immerse themselves in the breathtaking polar vistas during days at sea, allowing them not to miss a thing! 

 Returning from an afternoon of polar discoveries, guests are able to retreat to their floating cocoon of PONANT’s signature luxury and comfort with the French touch: think gastronomic delights by award-winning chef Alain Ducasse at two of the onboard restaurants, a spa treatment by Sothys Paris or Clarins at the spa with breathtaking views of the polar landscape, open bar featuring French champagne and daily restocked mini-bar and indulging afternoon teas with French pastries. Add varied entertainment and education al talks and lectures, complimentary unlimited wi-fi, 24-hour room service, and you have the perfect mix of life-changing adventure and luxury. 

 For a limited time, Australian and New Zealand travellers can now benefit from PONANT’s flight credit offer, allowing for up to $2,500 of flight credit per person to be used towards international airfare (conditions apply) when booking their polar expedition and international airfare*. The offer is valid until 30 June for new bookings and applies to more than 20 departures in 2025 and 2026 including itineraries featuring Antarctica and South Georgia, Antarctica’s Ross Sea, the Svalbard archipelago, the Scottish Isles, Iceland and Greenland. 

 PONANT’s Antarctica and Arctic adventures depart from ports such as Ushuaia, Argentina or Reykjavik, Iceland or Longyearbyen, Svalbard, with included connecting flights, airport transfers and overnight stays for smooth travels. PONANT also offers the option to sail to Antarctica’s Ross Sea directly in and out of Dunedin, New Zealand on a breathtaking expedition in the footsteps of some of the great polar explorers such as Sir Ernest Shackleton, also featuring stops in wildlife sanctuary Macquarie Island. 

 For extended adventures, Australia and New Zealand travellers can book the ultimate polar experience on one of PONANT’s curated collection of Grand Voyages, back-to-back itineraries combining the best of the polar regions such as the Chilean Fjords, the Falklands and the Antarctic Peninsula, or the Scottish Isles, Norwegian Fjords and Svalbard Archipelago. A saving of 10% on the second and subsequent leg of these Grand Voyages is offered at the time of booking. Conditions apply.

 “As recognised industry leaders in these regions, our limited and exclusive flight credit offer underscores our dedication to making these extraordinary destinations more accessible and rewarding, strengthened by our back-to-back offers, allowing guests to immerse themselves in these remarkable environments for longer durations”. Says Deb Corbett, PONANT General Manager Sales and Marketing Asia Pacific.

 Guests who book with PONANT are encouraged to book as early as possible to benefit from up to 30% off the brochure fare in addition to these limited offers. Conditions apply.