On-board

  • Fully bilingual French/English on board
  • Chic & relaxed atmosphere
  • Haute Cuisine (we work notably with Alain Ducasse, 3* Michelin Chef)
  • All drinks included – from water through to premium drinks such as Champagne (Veuve Clicquot)

Our vessels

  • We are the only French cruise line worldwide, with very high standards for on-board safety and also in regard to the environment
  • The newest fleet in the World with Yachts all less than 10 years old..plus we have  7 new Yachts coming by the end of 2021!
  • A fleet specifically designed and certified for expedition cruising, the ship's small size enables sailing in hard-to-access areas such as the polar regions, the Malay Archipelago, the Amazon River…
  • New Expedition Yachts: 6 Explorers & the world’s first Hybrid Cruise Icebreaker (the only cruise ship in the world that is Icebreaker standard, Polar Class PC2)
  • New features such as the World First Underwater Lounge that offers another way to  see the underwater world
  • Some numbers about the yachts:
    • A minimum of 95% of the rooms are balcony rooms
    • The draught is less than 5m for all our yachts (so we can go to unique places)
    • Always a direct access to the sea through a platform from where you can for instance embark or disembark on one of our zodiacs

Our itineraries

  • We have two kinds of cruises: Expeditions (excursions included) and Yachting
  • World Leader in Luxury Expeditions & in Polar zones
  • More than 200 cruises per year, to over 100 countries, 400 ports, 100 itineraries and 130 UNESCO World Heritage sites visited each year
  • Ponant has been an expedition specialist for more than 20 years !
  • Unique and flexible itineraries: Captains and Expedition Leaders can make unscheduled stops if new opportunities present themselves
  • Ponant sail to every ocean with new cruises such as 13 days in the Magnificent Volcanoes of the Aleutian Islands or in 2021, in another first, guests will be able to go to Geographic North Pole
  • 20/30% of our itineraries change annually, creating new things for your customers to experience

Our team

  • We were created 30 years ago by a passionate Naval Officer who is still in charge of the company
  • Expedition teams made up of passionate experts and scientists, selected from their knowledge but also from their experiences with those zones (if they have lived there, if they speak the local language, etc.); so, they will share also these experiences giving an in-depth understanding of the area
  • A concierge team is available for the suites

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