Ponant Cruises 2017

Sophisticated yacht cruising combined with exploration and discovery.
Ponant

With a fleet of 5 vessels, Le Ponant, Le Boreal, L'Austral, Le Soleal and Le Lyrial, Ponant cruises incapsulate intimate environments and 5 star facilities. With intimitely sized vessels, a cruise with Ponant promises to be elegant, casual and uncrowded. Ponant's mission is to deliver you to areas around the world that can only be accessed by small capacity ships, hence making your yacht cruising experience a highly unique one.

Ponant cruises boast the French art of living- a classic French theme will be implicit in the French inspired gourmet cuisine of French chefs in top fine dining restaurants onboard. Further enhancing the French touch, every day will welcome you with flowers, cheeses carefully selected by expert cheese affineurs, breads and pastries. You will enjoy great value for money- An open bar, which also applies to your cabin minibar and room service drinks, means that drinks are complimentary and unlimited.

Passengers tend to be well traveled and enthusiastic to engage with the ships' destinations. Look forward to an extensive list of excursions including subamrine adventures, snorkelling, walking & 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
From Scandinavian Shores to Iceland
From Scandinavian Shores to Iceland
10 Nights with the Le Soléal
 23.06.2018
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
Discover California
Discover California
7 Nights with the Le Soléal
 02.10.2018
p.p.from On Request
Enchanting Norwegian Fjords Excursion
Enchanting Norwegian Fjords Excursion
7 Nights with the Le Boréal
 15.06.2018
p.p.from On Request
  Starting Down Under
The Kimberley Expedition
The Kimberley Expedition
14 Nights with the L'Austral
 July 2018 - August 2018
p.p.from AU$ 11095
An Australian Expedition
An Australian Expedition
17 Nights with the L'Austral
 06.03.2018
p.p.from AU$ 9495
The Kimberleys with Ponant
The Kimberleys with Ponant
17 Nights with the L'Austral
 15.08.2018
p.p.from AU$ 11763
Melbourne to New Zealand
Melbourne to New Zealand
12 Nights with the L'Austral
 23.12.2017
p.p.from On Request
From Australia to the Philippines Excursion
From Australia to the Philippines Excursion
16 Nights with the L'Austral
 15.03.2018
p.p.from On Request
  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
 February 2017 - March 2018
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
 February 2017 - March 2018
p.p.from On Request
Emblematic Antarctica
Emblematic Antarctica
10 Nights with the Le Lyrial
 December 2017 - March 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 and is the only cruise company in France. With a total of five ships, the Compagnie du Ponant offers fascinating routes to different destinations. Explore a great variety of routes, among which a dream trip is also yours.

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 shipping company. 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 shipping company. 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.

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.

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.