Ponant Cruises

Ponant Luxury Expeditions Key Features
  • 9 ships including 6 new megayachts with 264 guests, 139 crew members
  • ''Green Ships'' with Ice Classification for expedition cruising
  • Most cabins with balconies
  • 24-hour room service
  • French gourmet cuisine and wine with meals
  • Open bar
  • Choice of open-seating restaurants
  • Unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Sophisticated French design and interiors
  • Carita Spa
  • Themed cruises and entertainment
  • Elegant casual wear in evenings
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Sleek, sophisticated, tasteful and unique, Ponant’s style creates an intimate ambience of French chic and contemporary elegance.

With the atmosphere of a private yacht aboard their small ships, enjoy refined interior design, superb French cuisine and discreet yet attentive service. All of the ships provide 24-hour Room Service and a choice of restaurants where complimentary wine is served with meals.

Cruises explore dream locations off the beaten track and not accessible to larger cruise ships, taking you to exotic islands and secret coves, whilst specially-designed expedition ships explore remote destinations without sacrificing the luxury which is the signature of Ponant Cruises.

Luxurious, eco-friendly ships Le Bougainville, Le Dumont d’Urville, Le Champlain, Le Laperouse, Le Lyrial, Le Soleal, L’Austral and Le Boreal carry no more than 264 passengers and offer modern and stylish public areas, including a theatre designed for lectures and entertainment. The fleet has the latest environmentally-friendly technology as the company is committed to the protection of marine and coastal environments.

In keeping with Ponant's pioneering spirit, the company's four new ships - Le Laperouse, Le Champlain, Le Bougainville and Le Dumont-d'Urville - will have a multi-sensory underwater lounge called Blue Eye. Guests will be able to immerse themselves in the underwater world thanks to state-of-the-art hydrophones. Acoustic waves will be transmitted live into the lounge creating a truly immersive sound experience. There will also be Body Listening sofas and large windows.

In line with Ponant’s philosophy of discovery and enjoyment, selected cruises have lectures and activities around themes ranging from golf, food and wine to jazz and classical music.

Compagnie du Ponant Ship Le Boreal
  • Spa pool on Azamara Journey
  • Superb French cuisine
  • Spacious cabin on board Le Boreal
  • Visit Santorini
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