Life on board

    Life on board

    Whether you choose a Mediterranean cruise or a voyage into the heart of the Antarctic ice floes, you will always enjoy the exceptional levels of service for which PONANT is renowned. Our excellent service, customised and attentive, will give you the privileged feeling of sailing aboard your own private yacht.

    To ensure you experience a real tailor-made cruise, all of our experienced staff will be fully available for you.

    Leisure and Public Areas

    Our ships* have many spaces designed to offer guests privileged moments of relaxation and comfort.

    * As Le Ponant is laid out differently due to its smaller size, it may not have all facilities.


    Well-being Centre

    All our ships (except Le Ponant) have an onboard spa. Equipped with massage booths, hammam, a hair salon and fitness room that has panoramic ocean views, this well-being centre offers a large range of luxury treatments in association with the French beauty house SOTHYS Paris ™.


    Pool & Sun Deck

    The spacious, comfortable outdoor areas of our ships offer superb ocean panoramas. A heated seawater pool and solarium are located on the uppermost deck of our sisterships (Le Boréal, L’AustralLe Soléal and Le Lyrial) and on the deck 3 of our PONANT EXPLORERS. Le Ponant has a 400 m² Sun Deck.


    Lounges & Bars

    Different lounges enable guests to socialise and share convivial moments during their cruise. Discover the following on our four sisterships: the main lounge, an ideal place to meet over a drink and watch daytime or evening events; the panoramic lounge, an intimate piano-bar with a unique view of the horizon; and the outdoor bar, an atmospheric spot that has access to the pool and solarium.



    The theatre is an entertainment venue where guests gather for events and lectures. During the day, there are talks by naturalists, lecturers, experienced guides and specialists. In the evening, shows, musical performances or film screenings are held in the theatre.



    On board all our ships, a shop is open during sailing. It offers a selection of presents and souvenirs: clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and accessories.


    Leisure Areas

    A choice of books and board games is available for you on board all our ships. The library on Deck 6 on Le Boréal, L’Austral, Le Soléal and Le Lyrial is also equipped with computers with Wi-Fi. On the deck below, you will find an image and photo corner, as well as our Kids Club offering games and a Wii™ console. All staterooms have direct access to On-Demand Videos.

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    PONANT Studio

    A photography and videography team escort you throughout your trip. These professionals capture the most beautiful moments of your cruise, which you can share with family and friends upon your return. Meet them on DECK 5 (DECK 6 on the PONANT Explorers ships) at the photo/video area, where you can also order souvenir pictures and videos.

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