As we delve deeper into discovering more of the world, prepare to be transported to breath-taking destinations and embark on unforgettable adventures as we uncover the wonders of travel with one of the industry’s most seasoned experts. Let’s set sail on another extraordinary voyage of discovery with John Ferguson.

If you’re seeking an extraordinary voyage that blends luxury, adventures, and unparalleled service, allow me to introduce you to the epitome of maritime elegance: Ponant Cruises.

As you step on board a Ponant ship, prepare to be mesmerized by the seamless fusion of sophistication and comfort. From the moment you set foot in the elegant foyer, adorned with contemporary design and chic furnishings, you’ll feel like royalty embarking on your grand adventure.

Ponant Cruises stands out for its intimate, boutique-style experiences. Their luxurious yachts and expedition vessels offer personalised attention, ensuring every guest receives unrivalled service. Whether you choose a cosy stateroom or a lavish suite, each cabin provides panoramic ocean views and exquisite amenities.

Onboard, you’ll find a wealth of enrichment programs and activities, from expert-led lectures to exciting shore excursions and water sports. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or cultural immersion, there’s something for everyone to enjoy aboard a Ponant ship.

Ponant are renowned for their immersive itineraries that take you off the beaten track and into the heart of some of the world’s most captivating destinations. Whether you’re exploring the icy wonders of Antarctica, the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean, or the exotic landscapes of the South Pacific, every port of call promises unforgettable experiences and unforgettable memories.

Now is the perfect time to embark on your next adventure with Thorne Travel and Ponant Cruises, with exclusive discounts making luxury yacht expeditions surprisingly affordable. Don’t miss out on the chance to discover extraordinary voyages that will leave you with unbelievable stories to share.

John Ferguson,
Cruise Director at
Thorne Travel

Natural Wonders of the
Cultural Jewels of Dalmatia

Venice – Dubrovnik
Sailing with Ponant onboard L’Austral
07/08/2025 | 8 nights | All Inclusive | Venice, Italy
(Includes Port Excursions, Wi-Fi, 24 Hour Room Service)

  • Venice • Rovinj • Zadar • Primosten • Split • Hvar • Korcula • Kotor • Dubrovnik


  • 1 night pre-cruise stay (Apogia Siro Hotel, Mestre. Bed & Breakfast)
  • Return flights from Glasgow

Set off to discover the Mediterranean on an 8-day cruise: valleys planted with olive trees, national parks featuring striking beauty, and paved old towns evoking a turbulent history.

From only £4,470 per person
(Price includes exclusive Thorne Travel £200 discount per person).

Emblematic Antarctica

Ushuaia – Ushuaia
Sailing with Ponant onboard Le Boréal
30/11/2025 | 11 nights | All Inclusive | Ushuaia, Argentina

  • Ushuaia • Drake Passage • Antarctic Peninsula • Drake Passage • Ushuaia


  • Overnight stay in Buenos Aires, return flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
    (this does not include flights to Buenos Aries)

If there is one place on the globe that fires the imagination of travellers and evokes an instant thirst for adventure, it is the immaculate and faraway lands
of the White Continent. Inhabited by a surprising endemic fauna, the Antarctic will welcome you during an 11-day expedition cruise.

From only £9,270 per person
(Price includes exclusive Thorne Travel £200 discount per person).

This price does not include flights to Buenos Aries

EXCLUSIVE to Thorne Travel, for a limited time,
you can save £200 per person on select Ponant cruises.

What is included in your Ponant Cruise?
Experience a meaningful voyage – Inspiring, human and environmental conscious experiences, accompanied by our experts. Sail to secret shores – Stopovers and moorings off the beaten track, sometimes unexplored. Travel consciously – The latest green technology used, environmental impact studies and activities co-constructed with local people. Explore the world in human-sized ships – A limited number of suites for intimate voyages. Enjoy a journey crafted just for you – Bespoke onboard services for the most customised cruise available.