Ponant Cruises

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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Expert Tip
Our Recommendations
  5 to 10 Day Voyages
9 day cruise on board the Le Dumont-D'Urville from Copenhagen
9 day cruise on board the Le Dumont-D'Urville from Copenhagen
8 Nights with the Le Dumont-d'Urville
 31.08.2020
p.p.from $8,990
Journey from Stockholm to Copenhagen via Tallinn
Journey from Stockholm to Copenhagen via Tallinn
8 Nights with the Le Jacques Cartier
 July 2020 - August 2020
p.p.from $8,150
Voyage with Ponant from Aberdeen
Voyage with Ponant from Aberdeen
8 Nights with the Le Dumont-d'Urville
 25.05.2020
p.p.from $5,960
8 day sail on board the Le Jacques Cartier from Reykjavik
8 day sail on board the Le Jacques Cartier from Reykjavik
7 Nights with the Le Jacques Cartier
 August 2020 - August 2020
p.p.from $7,110
Enticing cruise from Copenhagen with Ponant
Enticing cruise from Copenhagen with Ponant
8 Nights with the Le Jacques Cartier
 27.07.2020
p.p.from $8,570
  Paradise in Greece
Cruising from Athens to Istanbul
Cruising from Athens to Istanbul
7 Nights with the Le Bougainville
 22.06.2020
p.p.from $6,030
8 day journey from Civitavecchia
8 day journey from Civitavecchia
7 Nights with the Le Lyrial
 07.08.2020
p.p.from $4,560
Cruising with Ponant from Istanbul to Athens
Cruising with Ponant from Istanbul to Athens
9 Nights with the Le Bougainville
 19.07.2020
p.p.from $8,140
Voyage with the Le Lyrial to Athens from Petra
Voyage with the Le Lyrial to Athens from Petra
7 Nights with the Le Lyrial
 15.05.2020
p.p.from $5,580
9 day journey on board the Le Jacques Cartier from Valletta
9 day journey on board the Le Jacques Cartier from Valletta
8 Nights with the Le Jacques Cartier
 25.10.2020
p.p.from $6,350
  Asia experiences
6 day cruise with the Le Soléal to Osaka
6 day cruise with the Le Soléal to Osaka
5 Nights with the Le Soléal
 16.04.2020
p.p.from $1,560
13 day cruise with the Le Laperouse to Osaka
13 day cruise with the Le Laperouse to Osaka
12 Nights with the Le Laperouse
 23.09.2020
p.p.from $8,340
Voyage with Ponant from Darwin
Voyage with Ponant from Darwin
15 Nights with the Le Laperouse
 08.09.2020
p.p.from $13,150
Travelling from Osaka via Uwajima
Travelling from Osaka via Uwajima
8 Nights with the Le Soléal
 07.05.2020
p.p.from $9,290
Travelling from Maizuru to Osaka
Travelling from Maizuru to Osaka
8 Nights with the Le Laperouse
 13.10.2020
p.p.from $8,020
Our Expert Tips
Kerryn
Travelling to Auckland from Dunedin
Set sail on board the beautiful newly built Le Laperouse. This "Best of New Zealand" cruise will take you from Port Chalmers on the South Island, through the Fiordland area, and on to Picton, Wellington, White Island and more, before finishing up in Auckland.
Our advice:
This itinerary combines the perfect mix of vibrant city visits including Wellington with peaceful, nature focused sailing days in Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds. Explore volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, rivers and gorges during your stop in Tauranga!

  • Dunedin (Port Chalmers) - Auckland
  • New Zealand,Pacific,Australia
  • 21.03.2020

from $7,800
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Deb
Voyage with Ponant from Aberdeen
Admire the serenity and stunning scenery at the iconic Norwegian fjords on the Le Dumont-d’Urville – where you are guaranteed your own private balcony on board. Now that’s luxury!
Our advice:
Encounter beautiful natural treasures on a voyage from Scotland heading to Scandinavia’s greatest highlights, including Copenhagen and – of course – Norway’s fjords. Pictures just won’t do these landscapes justice.

  • Aberdeen - Copenhagen
  • Northern Europe,British Isles,Norwegian Fjords
  • 25.05.2020

from $5,960
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Tammy
Cruising with Ponant from Miami to Lisbon
Sail from Miami to Lisbon, Portugal, stopping along at some beautiful, picture-perfect Caribbean gems. Look forward to crystal-clear waters, radiant white beaches and rugged Portuguese coasts.
Our advice:
You’re in for a treat on Le Boréal, with visits to the picturesque Bahamas, heavenly Bermuda and thrilling Portugal. Embark on a cross-Atlantic adventure like no other!

  • Miami - Lisbon
  • Transatlantic,Caribbean,Western Europe
  • 25.04.2020

from $4,160
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Ponant Cruises

L'Austral
L’Austral perfectly combines the comfort of a cruise with a family atmosphere. With its unique design and style on board, L’Austral will take you on a vacation that goes beyond the boundaries of everybody’s imagination.
  •  2011
  •  142 m
  •  264
  •  6
  •  5 out of 5
from 
$3,850
L'Austral Cruises
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 and a perfect service, Le Boréal will make you feel as comfortable as if you were at home.
  •  2010
  •  142 m
  •  264
  •  7
  •  5 out of 5
from 
$3,850
Le Boréal Cruises
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.
  •  2013
  •  142 m
  •  264
  •  6
  •  5 out of 5
from 
$1,560
Le Soléal Cruises
Le Lyrial
Experience Ponant's latest cruising yacht, where the warm atmosphere combines perfectly with elegant, innovative design, and French culture.
  •  2015
  •  142 m
  •  264
  •  7
  •  4 out of 5
from 
$4,560
Le Lyrial Cruises
Le Champlain
Experience an unforgettable cruising experience with Le Champlain. Revel in an enchanting ambience on the ship.
  •  2018
  •  131 m
  •  180
  •  6
  •  5 out of 5
Le Dumont-D'Urville
Le Dumont-D'Urville is the first in a new series of Ponant ships. Enjoy an intimate cruise in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.
  •  2019
  •  131 m
  •  264
  •  6
  •  5 out of 5
Le Bougainville
Le Bougainville is the third in Ponant's new ship series - luxurious, elegant and intimate. Explore Africa, Asia, the Adriatic and the Mediterranean on board this magnificent ship.
  •  2019
  •  131 m
  •  184
  •  7
  •  0 out of 5
Le Surville
Le Surville is the sixth ship in its series and stays true to the hallmarks of Ponant; elegance, comfort, and refinement. The ship offers an intimate experience and is able to reach an ever increasing number of destinations larger ships aren't able to.
  •  0
  •  5 out of 5
Le Bellot
Le Bellot is one of Ponant's newest ships, the fifth in their new series. The beautiful, refined and intimate ship will be sailing to Northern Europe and the Arctic starting in April 2020.
  •  2020
  •  131 m
  •  184
  •  6
  •  5 out of 5
from 
$4,110
Le Bellot Cruises
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 CruiseAway

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.