Among the 17 itineraries and 32 departures during the period, excursions may include sailing the Arabian fjords in a traditional dhow, learning how the Panama Canal was built, embarking on a northern lights expedition in the Arctic or marveling at the Buddhas in Sri Lanka's Dambulla Cave Temple.
First come, first served
Since capacities are limited, pre-booking will open about two months before departure and requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability.
Included tours are listed on the 'Included Excursions' tab at www.ponant.com.
Excursions featuring more exclusive activities will be available for a charge.