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With a fleet of 7 vessels like Le Ponant, Le Boreal and L'Austral Ponant provides 5-star cruises all over the world. The vessels are all intimately sized meaning that a cruise with Ponant is casual and uncrowded. The cruise line's mission is to show you hard-to-access exotic places, thus making your cruise holiday a highly unique one.

Ponant puts emphasis on the French art of living through its French inspired gourmet cuisine made by French celebrity chefs. Further enhancing the French touch, every day will welcome you with flowers, breads, pastries and cheeses carefully selected by expert cheese affineurs. Ponant's 5-star inclusive company policy also means that drinks are complimentary and unlimited.

Passengers tend to be well traveled and enthusiastic to engage with the ships' destinations. Take advantage of an extensive list of excursions including subamarine adventures, snorkelling, walking and local village tours, trips to archaeological sites, volcano hiking and much more.

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Prepare to be taken by surprise on a fantastic journey with Ponant Cruises as you sail to the wonders of the world. When disembarking at your many destinations you will be accompanied by a professional guide who will take you to admire all of the local beauties. Travel in luxury and be amazed with Ponant Cruises services.

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Cruising with the French Compagnie du Ponant means beautiful routes and a unique atmosphere on the high seas. The cruise line was founded in 1988 and offers boutique luxury cruise holidays.

With a total of twelve luxurious yachts Ponant sails fascinating routes to different destinations. The cruise line charges no single supplement, providing a great opportunity to cruise solo.

Ponant Fleet

Ponant is famous for excellent service on board every ship. Enjoy a great atmosphere and an intimate feel. The French cruise line has a great love for detail which is reflected on board in the exquisite interior design and furnishings.

Sail one of the following beautiful ships:

  • Le Ponant
  • L’Austral
  • Le Boreal
  • Le Lyrial
  • Le Soleal
  • Le Champlain
  • Le Laperouse
  • Le Bougainville
  • Le Dumont-D’Urville
  • Le Bellot
  • Le Jacques Cartier
  • Le Commandant Charcot

All ships meet a high safety standard and offer exciting excursions guided by trained staff.

Environmental Commitment

Environmental protection and sensitive tourism are top priority for Ponant. All ships boast environmentally friendly properties:

  • Optical underwater detectors so that whales and other marine animals are not affected in their habitat.
  • Electric drive system which is much quieter and more environmentally friendly than conventional diesel engines.
  • Onboard waste and water recycling is carried out to help meet the environment responsibilities.
  • Use marine diesel oil, which is much lighter and more economical than conventional heavy oil.

The cruise line is a member of “La Charte Bleue d’Amateurs de France”, that is committed to protecting the seas and coasts.

Most Popular Destinations

A cruise on board one of Ponant’s sailing yachts is a dream come true. You will be surrounded by comfortable luxury, while visiting some of the most fascinating corners of the world. Ponant’s itineraries are varied and exciting:

  • South America
  • Antarctica
  • Caribbean
  • Mediterranean
  • Alaska
  • India
  • Arctic

One of Ponant’s most popular cruises right now is to the beautiful Kimberley region. Book this fascinating voyage on board the Le Bellot and set sail from Darwin to some of your own backyard’s best hidden gems:

  • Wyndham
  • Vansittart Bay
  • Hunter River
  • Lacepede Islands
  • Broome

The grandiose landscapes, majestic waterfalls and spectacular coastlines you see on this 11-day cruise will absolutely blow you away.