Sharon Trigg, Reservations Manager
For me it has to be a helicopter ride in Antarctica. The scale of the landscape is amazing and the remoteness makes it feel like you're on another planet. Seeing the vastness of the continent stretched out to the horizon from a few thousand feet above the snow was just incredible.
Cathy Ellis, Cruise Consultant
The South Pacific was everything I'd imagined - beautiful islands of towering green volcanic peaks, white sandy beaches and crystal-clear lagoons, with the added bonus of wonderfully friendly and warm-hearted people. In Vairao, the scenery was amazing, we could snorkel in the crystal clear waters, and I was lucky enough to spot whales in the distance, their tails crashing in the water.
Susan Dogan, Cruise Consultant
I was on a zodiac in the Indian Ocean just off Aldabra Atoll, heading back to the ship with our snorkelling gear as the sun was setting on the horizon, when a pod of dolphins appeared alongside us, playfully leaping out of the water and showing off their diving skills.
Helen Fensom, Cruise Consultant
After an early morning alarm call, we sailed through the narrow inlet to reach Alaska's Tracy Arm Glacier. Sailing so close to the sheer cliffs it was like you could almost reach out and touch them, whilst in the background I could hear the sound of waterfalls crashing down. But nothing prepared me for the amazing sight at the end, the most almighty glacier. We stayed for over two hours, slowly turning so we could get the best views. I have to admit I was quite overwhelmed by its beauty.
Hayley Meades, Cruise Consultant
Approaching the thunderous King George Falls on an incredible cruise of Australia's Kimberley region was the highlight of a once-in-a-lifetime trip. A placid zodiac ride along the river made the roaring waters even more extraordinary, and at the foot of the falls we got close enough to the action to be engulfed in foam. We were even able to trek to the top of the falls and swim in a lagoon with views over the stunning scenery of the impossibly grand surroundings.
Alex Loizou, Director of Sales & Marketing
Being able to travel around Brazil as a family with my young daughter was so wonderful, and enjoying the most incredible food and a glass of wine, served on our balcony as the sun set, whilst gently sailing away from Ilhabela, is a memory I'll treasure.
Georgia Starr, Operations Executive
Choosing just one my favourite cruising memories is hard, there are so many. But one of the most unforgettable has to be on the inaugural sailing of Ponant's Le Bougainville, transiting the Corinth Canal for the first time. An experience in itself, made even more unforgettable by a firework display with the ship playing Andrea Bocelli's 'Time to Say Goodbye'.
Tom O'Hara, Marketing Manager
On day three of our Galapagos cruise we went snorkelling off the side of a zodiac, and the moment we hit the water we were surrounded by inquisitive sea lions and dive bombing pelicans. Under the surface was a veritable aquarium of tropical fish and sea turtles, with penguins and flightless cormorants zipping past like torpedoes.
Edwina Lonsdale, Managing Director
After a rainy day in the Norwegian Fjords, a watery sun emerged about 10pm creating a magical light, with glittering reflections off the glassy fjord and long shadows stretching across vibrant green meadows. In the Observation Lounge, a virtuoso pianist played Grieg's 'Piano Concerto in A minor'.