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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  5 - 10 Day Voyages
Cruising with Ponant from Sydney to Auckland
Cruising with Ponant from Sydney to Auckland
5 Nights with the Le Laperouse
 09.02.2019
p.p.from $1,780
Picturesque cruise from Boston with Ponant
Picturesque cruise from Boston with Ponant
7 Nights with the Le Champlain
 27.10.2020
p.p.from $2,200
8 day cruise from Montevideo
8 day cruise from Montevideo
7 Nights with the L'Austral
 14.03.2020
p.p.from $2,160
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 $1,470
9 day cruise to Dakar from Cayenne
9 day cruise to Dakar from Cayenne
8 Nights with the Le Dumont-D'Urville
 02.04.2020
p.p.from $2,380
  Starting Down Under
Cruising with Ponant from Sydney to Auckland
Cruising with Ponant from Sydney to Auckland
5 Nights with the Le Laperouse
 09.02.2019
p.p.from $1,780
Voyage with Ponant from Cairns
Voyage with Ponant from Cairns
10 Nights with the Le Laperouse
 16.12.2019
p.p.from $6,380
Australian Adventure
Australian Adventure
13 Nights with the Le Laperouse
 13.12.2019
p.p.from $7,995
Trip with the Le Laperouse from Hobart, Tasmania
Trip with the Le Laperouse from Hobart, Tasmania
13 Nights with the Le Laperouse
 02.01.2020
p.p.from $14,670
12 day journey on board the Le Laperouse from Darwin
12 day journey on board the Le Laperouse from Darwin
11 Nights with the Le Laperouse
 31.08.2019
p.p.from $8,940
  Antarctic Expeditions
Journey with Ponant from Puerto Morelos
Journey with Ponant from Puerto Morelos
7 Nights with the Le Champlain
 November 2019 - February 2020
p.p.from $4,240
Sailing from Ushuaia via Port Charcot, Booth Island
Sailing from Ushuaia via Port Charcot, Booth Island
10 Nights with the L'Austral
 09.01.2019
p.p.from $13,050

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
  •  7
  •  4 out of 5
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$1,170
L'Austral 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.
  •  142 m
  •  264
  •  6
  •  5 out of 5
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$1,470
Le Soléal Cruises
Le Champlain
Experience an unforgettable cruising experience with Le Champlain. Revel in an enchanting ambience on the ship.
  •  128 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
  •  128 m
  •  180
  •  5
  •  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.
  •  127 m
  •  184
  •  5
  •  0 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.
  •  127 m
  •  184
  •  5
  •  0 out of 5
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.

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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.