Set sail with Ponant and discover an authentic and refined atmosphere, in the spirit of a private yacht. These French-style cruises offer an exclusive and different experience of sea travel, combining exceptional itineraries and 5-star amenities. Discreet yet attentive service, high-end gastronomy, serene spa treatments…Ponant’s cruises are an all-round indulgent affair.
The three-mast ship Le Ponant blends nautical tradition and elegance, offering 64 passengers a refined, intimate cruising experience. Built in the style of mega-yachts, the four ‘Sisterships’ Le Boréal, Le Soléal, L’Austral and Le Lyrial welcome 264 passengers (244 for the Lyrial), with sublime panoramic sea view suites. The first two Ponant Explorers, Le Lapérouse and Le Champlain, will join the fleet in summer 2018, followed by Le Dumont d’Urville and Le Bougainville in summer 2019.
From the ice of Antarctica to the lagoons of the Pacific, Mediterranean coves to Asian shores, Ponant’s carefully designed itineraries take you on a journey through: North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Oceania, offering access to some of the world’s finest destinations.
Ponant offers two types of cruise experiences: a ‘5-Star Culture and Relaxation Cruise’ or a ‘5-Star Expedition’. Passengers enjoy an intimate and sophisticated environment in small sized yachts, opening their eyes to new cultures and rich encounters on each exceptional journey.
Spas on board the ships offer a tranquil backdrop in which to kick back and relax, with children cared for in the safe and happy kids’ club while their parents enjoy a treatment. The Open Bridge Policy* means guests can visit the bridge to learn first-hand about what goes into navigating the oceans; a fascinating experience.
*Subject to prior permission.
• Truly original itineraries in exceptional destinations • Expedition cruises in Polar, Pacifi c and South American regions • Service “à la française” to ensure a luxurious experience on board • Themed cruises centre around activities such as music and golf