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Luxuy Cruises With PONANT

 Perfect for those who love small ship cruising and offering a mixture of classic cruise experiences and expedition-style voyages on all seven continents, PONANT delivers luxury cruising like no other.

Founded in 1988 by former French Merchant Navy officers with the hope to deliver on exploration, navigation, unique itineraries and state-of-the-art ships, PONANT combines a luxurious onboard experience with authentic adventures in many of the world’s most captivating destinations. The benchmark for a new style of luxury cruises, prepare to be impressed by PONANT. Promising eleven magnificent ships which each offer elegance, gourmet dining and an intimate yet refined onboard ambience. At sea and in port, days are casual, whilst evenings are low-key but elegant. An assortment of lounges and bars provide the ideal environment for relaxing after a day’s adventure and nearly every PONANT vessel boasts luxurious spa and wellness facilities should you wish to enjoy some pampering on your voyage.

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PONANT Ships

Le Ponant

Le Ponant

With one crew member per passenger, just thirty-two guests on board and 16 cabins and suites, this legendary yacht offers a uniquely exclusive voyage experience. Boasting all the modern amenities, this traditional French sailing ship redefines the idea of luxury yachting.

Le Boréal

Le Boréal

Built in 2010 and epitomising the luxurious atmosphere of the Ponant fleet, this luxury ship offers accommodation for 264 guests across 132 elegant staterooms and suites. The sister-ship of L’Austral, Le Lyrial and Le Soleal, this vessel is ideal for couples, small groups and solo travellers.

L’Austral

L’Austral

A luxurious super-yacht built in 2014, Le Boréal promises an experience similar to that of a stay in a boutique hotel, providing lavish accommodation for up to 264 guests across 132 staterooms and suites.

Le Soléal

Le Soléal

This five-star ship offers guests adventure in a luxury setting. Guests can expect an elegant appearance and refined interior design throughout the ship’s 132 staterooms and suites.

Le Lyrial

Le Lyrial

The fourth ship in the Sisterships series, Le Lyrial offers guests a more intimate yachting experience. With only 122 staterooms and suites and 145 crew members, the atmosphere onboard is similar to a luxurious and refined hotel.

Le Lapérouse

Le Lapérouse

Environmentally friendly and boasting an intimate experience, Le Lapérouse presents a unique type of cruise experience. Offering the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations and a multisensorial underwater lounge, you’ll never want to disembark.

Le Champlain

Le Champlain

A cosy and intimate ship, Le Champlain enjoys a lively cosmopolitan atmosphere and enhanced amenities.

Le Bougainville

Le Bougainville

Enjoying world class accommodations and a refined open-to-the-sea design, Le Bougainville represents the new generation of ships designed to combine discovery and exploration with luxury.

Le Dumont-d’Urville

Le Dumont-d’Urville

Fitted with innovative equipment, ultra-modern amenities and designed to be environmentally friendly, Le Dumont-d'Urville epitomises the ideal luxury cruising experience.

Le Jacques-Cartier

Le Jacques-Cartier

A classic yet modern ship with slender, tapered lines and environmentally friendly features throughout, Le Jacques-Cartier promises a cruising experience like no other. The open-to-the-sea design provides a relaxed ambience and the luxury facilities onboard are perfect for lazy days at sea.

Le Bellot

Le Bellot

Purpose-built for luxury adventure cruises, Le Bellot promises a refined and stylish design, state-of-the-art equipment and the exclusive underwater lounge with 360 Immersion.

Le Commandant Charcot

Le Commandant Charcot

The very first luxury hybrid electric polar exploration ship powered by liquified natural gas, Le Commandant Charcot is a truly unique ship. Equipped with 123 suites and staterooms with private balconies or terraces, this ship is the epitome of a more responsible luxury sailing experience.

Le Paul Gauguin

Le Paul Gauguin

Specially designed to sail in Polynesian waters, Le Paul Gauguin allows for close access to shallow lagoons and isolated islands with a small draft. Boasting 165 staterooms and suites which all feature external openings and pay tribute to the Polynesian way of life, this ship is truly unique.

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Food & Beverage

Prepare to be impressed by the delicious variety of cuisine onboard a PONANT ship. With all chefs and sous-chefs boasting a Ducasse Conseil accreditation, guests can find fine breakfasts, a la carte delicacies, freshly made bread and pastries and luxury food and drink tastings. For something special, enjoy the Alain Ducasse signature restaurant, Nuna, onboard Le Commandant Charcot which features an menu devised by Alain Ducasse, a chef with more Michelin stars than any other chef in the world.

Health & Fitness

When you're not ashore exploring new destinations on one of the many optional excursions, relax in style onboard PONANT’s luxurious ships. Those in search of some peace while onboard can head to the lavish onboard spa and rejuvenate their mind, body and soul with expert practitioners offering massages, skin therapies and more. if you’re looking to flex your muscles while onboard, head to the expansive fitness room for a work out or enjoy the ships’ selection of water based activities while in port.

Relaxation & Education

Ranked as the most environmentally friendly cruise lines by German NGO, NABU, PONANT go above and beyond to create a more sustainable form of cruising and tourism. Not only have they lead the way by abandoning the use of heavy-fuel oil, but they also try to limit their ecological footprint as much as possible with eco-responsible ships, environmental impact studies, limiting ship speed, activities co-constructed with local populations and the removal of single-use plastics. Plus, guests can participate in educational conferences with experts in the field and children can learn something new with the educational Kids’ Club which runs on the theme of protecting the oceans in collaboration with the Maud Fontenoy Foundation

Shore Excursions

During your PONANT journey, everything is included and nothing is too much hassle – allowing you to enjoy your luxury break with complete peace of mind. With full board facilities, afternoon tea, cocktails and gala dinners included, guests can spend time participating in the array of complimentary activities onboard, with concerts, shows, film screenings, master classes, dance and gym classes, swimming pool and non-motorised water activities (excluding SCUBA diving) waiting for you. Also, those on a tropical or polar expedition cruise can enjoy the services of expert naturalist guides along with excursions in zodiacs and on land, activities and the complementary use of a parka and boots.

 

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  • Discover the area on regular zodiac outings and shore visits
  • Get close to nature in pristine mangroves, home to saltwater crocodiles and abundant birdlife
  • Discover age-old landscapes and ancient rock art
  • Marvel at unique sights including the Horizontal Falls
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Le Jacques-Cartier
Australia's Iconic Kimberleys

Australia's Iconic Kimberleys

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Wildlife Encounters
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  • Set sail on an adventure of a lifetime and explore Canada's East Coast in style.
  • Discover the unique history and culture of each port of call. From the cosmopolitan city of Montreal to the charming village of Tadoussac, each destination offers its own unique charm.
  • Spot whales, puffins, and other marine life in their natural habitat as you cruise the coast of Canada
  • Indulge in delicious cuisine and world-class entertainment
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Le Champlain
Voyage Along the St. Lawrence: From Québec to the Canadian Maritimes

Voyage Along the St. Lawrence: From Québec to the Canadian Maritimes

calendar_month17 Nights from 24-Oct-2024
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  • Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Aldabra; the ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani; and Zanzibar’s Stone Town.
  • Relax on paradise beaches in the Seychelles
  • Enjoy zodiac outings with a team of experienced naturalist guides
  • Experience enthralling wildlife encounters on land and in the sea
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Le Dumont-d’Urville
Zanzibar, Aldabra and the Treasures of the Indian Ocean

Zanzibar, Aldabra and the Treasures of the Indian Ocean

calendar_month14 Nights from 31-Jan-2025
Luxury Beach Holidays
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