Who are we?

    Why PONANT?

    Discover the treasures of the land by sea on board luxurious yachts that are built on an intimate, human scale. French crew, expertise, attentive service, gastronomy: set sail in a five-star environment and enjoy a travel experience that is simultaneously authentic and sophisticated.

    An exceptional fleet

    PONANT invites you to discover - rediscover - incredible destinations on board our exceptional fleet of Luxury Small Ships:

    • Le Ponant, a three-masted yacht with 32 cabins for a cruise that has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere

    • L'Austral, Le Boréal, Le Soléal and Le Lyrail, our four sisterships containing 122 to 132 staterooms and suites, with elegant, understated exterior and interior lines.

    • Le Lapérouse, Le Bellot, Le Dumont-D'urville, Le Champlain, Le Bougainville & Le Jacques Cartier, our six explorer ships, with only 92 staterooms, all with private balcony and the world-first underwater lounge, Blue Eye

    • Le Commandant-Charcot, the worlds first luxury polar exploration vessel equipped with 135 staterooms and designed to minimise the environmental impact of travel to the furthest latitudes.

    Accommodating a maximum of 264 passengers, our ships let you maintain your privacy; you feel as if you are sailing on your own private yacht. A yacht serving the legendary ports of call and secret harbours that are only accessible to small ships.

    Cruises with the French touch

    On our cruise ships, it is only natural that a certain French art of living resonates through the main language spoken, the accessible crew, the French design, cuisine and wines, and the discreet service. Passengers of all nationalities truly enjoy the relaxed, cultured atmosphere.

    Innovative itineraries

    From luxury Culture and Relaxation cruises to Expedition cruises, PONANT creates exclusive itineraries that take you to new horizons. Our ships offer you the opportunity to explore every continent: a nature break in Northern Europe, a journey of discovery in South America, an idyllic cruise in the Caribbean or an amazing adventure among the Antarctic ice floes.

    A unique travel experience

    For more than 30 years, PONANT has been been offering marvellous ways of getting away from it all. Sailing on board one of our ships means enjoying exceptional experiences as close as possible to nature, in the heart of virgin territory and in sites that combine dreams and history. It means discovering other cultures and traditions, and sharing memorable moments with tribes from the other side of the world. It means enjoying the magic of the Ponant Moment

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