Ponant Cruises 2017

Sophisticated yacht cruising combined with exploration and discovery.
Ponant

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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  5 - 10 Day Voyages
Trans-Tasman Taster
Trans-Tasman Taster
7 Nights with the L'Austral
 18.01.2018
p.p.from AU$ 3435
An Idyllic Australian Getaway
An Idyllic Australian Getaway
10 Nights with the L'Austral
 July 2018 - August 2018
p.p.from On Request
The Wonderful Corsican Loop
The Wonderful Corsican Loop
8 Nights with the Le Ponant
 30.08.2017
p.p.from On Request
30th Anniversary Cruise
30th Anniversary Cruise
7 Nights with the Le Soléal
 19.04.2018
p.p.from On Request
Icelandic Adventure
Icelandic Adventure
7 Nights with the Le Laperouse
 June 2018 - August 2018
p.p.from On Request
  Starting Down Under
The Kimberley Expedition from Broome
The Kimberley Expedition from Broome
14 Nights with the L'Austral
 16.08.2018
p.p.from AU$ 12875
The Kimberley Expedition
The Kimberley Expedition
14 Nights with the L'Austral
 17.07.2018
p.p.from AU$ 11755
The Kimberleys with Ponant
The Kimberleys with Ponant
17 Nights with the L'Austral
 15.08.2018
p.p.from AU$ 12263
An Australian Expedition
An Australian Expedition
17 Nights with the L'Austral
 06.03.2018
p.p.from AU$ 10190
Papua Discovery Expedition
Papua Discovery Expedition
18 Nights with the L'Austral
 26.08.2018
p.p.from AU$ 9595
  Antarctic Expeditions
An Expedition to Antarctica
An Expedition to Antarctica
15 Nights with the Le Soléal
 02.01.2018
p.p.from AU$ 15395
Impressive Antarctica from/to Ushuaia
Impressive Antarctica from/to Ushuaia
10 Nights with the Le Boréal
 November 2017 - March 2018
p.p.from On Request
An Escape to the Antarctic Peninsula
An Escape to the Antarctic Peninsula
11 Nights with the Le Boréal
 17.11.2017
p.p.from On Request
Southern Territories
Southern Territories
16 Nights with the Le Soléal
 19.12.2017
p.p.from On Request
The Great Adventure Ushuaia to Montevideo
The Great Adventure Ushuaia to Montevideo
15 Nights with the Le Soléal
 28.02.2018
p.p.from On Request

Ponant Cruises 2017

L'Austral
L’Austral perfectly combines the comfort of a cruise with the family atmosphere of a yacht. With its unique silhouette, its design and style on board, L’Austral will make you live a magical vacation that goes beyond the boundaries of everybody’s imagination.
  •  2011
  •  142 m
  •  264
  •  7
  •  4 out of 5
from  AU$ 3435 See Offer
Le Boréal
The unique design of Le Boréal gives the ship a character which stands out from other ships. Thanks to the combination of luxury, elegance and a perfect service, Le Boréal will allow you to experience your dream holiday, while making you feel as comfortable as if you were at home.
  •  2010
  •  142 m
  •  264
  •  6
  •  4 out of 5
from  AU$ 13295 See Offer
Le Champlain
Experience an unforgettable cruising experience with Le Champlain. Revel in an enchanting ambience on the ship.
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  •  128 m
  •  180
  •  6
  •  5 out of 5
from  On Request See Offer
Le Lyrial
Experience Ponant's latest cruising yacht, where the warm atmosphere combines perfectly with elegant, innovative design, and French culture.
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  •  142 m
  •  264
  •  7
  •  5 out of 5
from  On Request See Offer
Le Ponant
Le Ponant is a majestic three-masted 88 metre yacht that perfectly combines the sporty look of a sailboat with the elegance of a yacht. It will make you feel like travelling on a private boat as you will be sharing this great experience with only a limited group of passengers.
  •  1991
  •  88 m
  •  64
  •  4
  •  4 out of 5
from  On Request See Offer
Le Soléal
Experience the unique cruise on board Le Soléal, where the welcoming and intimate environment perfectly combines with contemporary décor inspired by the luxury yachting world.
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  •  142 m
  •  264
  •  6
  •  5 out of 5
from  AU$ 15395 See Offer
Ponant

Travel with the French cruise company Compagnie du Ponant on beautiful routes and experience a unique atmosphere on the high seas. Ponant was founded in 1988 they offer small ship cruises in the boutique luxury cruise area. With a total of five luxurious ships that are all 5 stars Compagnie du Ponant offers fascinating routes to different destinations. Explore a great variety of routes, among which a dream trip is also yours. With no single supplement onboard Ponant ships there are great opportunities to cruise alone but at no extra cost.

The fleet of the Compagnie du Ponant

Compagnie du Ponant offers excellent service on every ship. You will enjoy a great atmosphere on the fleet of the French cruise line. The Le Ponant was built in 1991 and offers space for a total of 64 passengers. Travel with this spectacular sailing yacht in a family atmosphere, the Canary Islands, the Caribbean, Central America and many more exciting destinations.

Le Boréal was launched in 2010 and is known as “Megayacht”. On board you will find an incomparable luxury. Travel with the Le Boréal to Antarctica, South America, the Caribbean, Northern Europe and other breathtaking destinations. On all ships of the Compagnie du Ponant, you will discover a great love for detail. Not only will the fantastic furnishing of the cabins inspire you, but also the fabulous service. The philosophy of Ponant is reflected in each of the ships. Get to know the fascination of sailing with Compagnie du Ponant. All ships meet a high safety standard and offer a worldly and at the same time intimate atmosphere. Exciting excursions, guided by trained staff, will be on your daily routine every day. Get to know a breathtaking landscape and travel to remote shores and harbors. Many new impressions, cultures and a unique animal world will inspire you on the journey.

Cruises & Environment – The Thinking of Compagnie du Ponant

Compagnie du Ponant, it is particularly important to respect the environment. Environmental protection and sensitive tourism are the top priority for the French cruise line. All ships have environmentally friendly properties. The ships have optical underwater detectors so that whales and other marine animals are not affected in their habitat. All ships also have an additional electric drive system which is much quieter and more environmentally friendly than conventional diesel engines. Further onboard waste and waste water recycling is carried out to help meet the environment responsibilities.

All ships of the Ponant invariably use marine diesel oil, which is much lighter and more economical than conventional heavy oil. The company has also been a member of “La Charte Bleue d’Amateurs de France” for several years. Members of the organization are committed to protecting the seas and coasts. This is particularly important due to the expedition cruises that Ponant undertakes.

You can find your dream trip at CrusieAway

A trip with one of the sailing yachts provides luxury and relaxation on the high seas. Let yourself relax, escape the everyday life and enjoy a fantastic trip. The crew of Compagnie du Ponant will take care of you every day and offer you an excellent service. Come aboard and dive into an exclusive world on the ships of the Compagnie du Ponant.