Ponant Icebreaker

Posted by Kemi Wells · in Greenland · about River or Ocean Cruises

Ponant Icebreaker

Posted by Kemi Wells · in Greenland · about River or Ocean Cruises

One of our luxury cruise line partners, Ponant, has announced the launch of the very first electric hybrid cruise icebreaker expedition ship with LNG (liquefied natural gas) propulsion.

What does this mean? It means that this cutting edge technology makes Ponant a pioneer in environmental protection in the polar regions.

Ponant will be debut the very first luxury icebreaker ship in 2021, taking passengers in the footsteps of great polar explorers aboard its newest addition.

You can reach the Geographic North Pole, complete an Arctic Ocean crossing, discover Greenland’s extreme North East, or test the waters of the icy wilderness in Antarctic with Ponant all beginning in 2021!

With a refined onboard ambiance and luxury services—never before available in the far extremes of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres—with this new vessel Ponant provides more than just conventional cruises, but true polar odyssey expeditions.


The Icebreaker features perfected “Clean Ship” fittings that go beyond the current industry-standard environmental regulations. The Ponant Icebreaker is a hybrid ship and gives off zero emissions when in electric hybrid mode.


Ponant guests will be able to leave the ship and go out onto the ice for an immersive experience of this hunting people's way of life. Similarly, Ponant guests will also be able to get up close to the emperor penguins that inhabit the ice shelves in the Antarctic. As for the Geographic North Pole, it will no longer be an inaccessible dream.

Ponant will soon have at its disposal the very first passenger ship capable of reaching this mythical destination.


Drawing on more than two decades of experience in sensitive regions, Ponant is the only cruise company in the world to design its future itineraries in-house, with its own expedition teams.

Thanks to exploratory visits, Environmental Impact Assessments and the protocols developed by the company, the itineraries of the Ponant Icebreaker will be established with the greatest respect for the environment.


The PC2 Polar Class hull of the PONANT Icebreaker was designed with Aker Arctic to combine forward sailing modes through compact ice and reverse sailing in extreme ice conditions, thanks to the Double Action principle (Aker Arctic DAS). With its innovative design, the PONANT Icebreaker offers unrivaled ice performances compared with classic icebreakers.

Ponant Icebreaker cruise is an experience that will be something any traveler will want to try. You can be one of the first ones to book the popular cruise and have an itinerary you like if you book with us at North South Travel. We can reserve a spot for you so you can be apart of this amazing adventure.

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