Experience cruising in a different way and witness the magic of Ponant, on their fleet of luxurious private yachts. Founded in 1988, this French company (formerly named Compagnie du Ponant) take guests to beautiful ports of call that are only accessible by sea via smaller sized ships. On board, they offer delightful French-inspired cuisine, in a cozy and informal environment. Ponant's service is detailed oriented and personal, provided by a well-trained bilingual staff that's ready to meet your ever need. You will have nothing but unforgettable moments of unwinding on one of their elegant and majestic yachts.
There are four yachts in the Ponant fleet. Le Ponant is a luxurious, and efficient three-masted sailing yacht that has 32 staterooms. The fleet's two younger ships, Le Boreal and L'Austral, entered service in 2010 and 2011, respectively. They are state-of-the-art vessels, equipped with 132 staterooms and suites, offering a number of new itineraries. Finally, Le Soleal is the sleek, new sister ship of L'Austral and Le Boreal.
On board each of their intimate yachts, there's a fully equipped spa staffed by professionals who will give you the personal treatment you have been wishing for. You'll be able to enjoy yourself and look after your well being as you are being spoiled by Ponant's beauty experts. Between getting away from the day-to-day grind of back home, and enjoying the pampering treatments, you can fully appreciate the spa's celestial surroundings. You can also work out your frustrations in a state-of-the-art fully equipped fitness center. They even have a hair salon, for those who want to look even more fabulous.
Ponant offers a different choice from the other cruise lines. Come see how the French do it!
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Why Choose Ponant?
Ponant offers contemporary cruising without the crowds. Guests are able to immerse themselves in the comfort of one of their more junior-sized private vessels, accommodating between 64 and 226 guests.
Discover Exceptional Destinations
Ponant's yachts travel to the most exotic places in the world, where larger ships can’t venture. The French registry allows you to visit destinations not often visited, like Cuba and Libya.
Attend seminars given by experts that are passionate about the landscapes you are visiting. Lose yourself in the taste of French and International cuisine. Ponant also offers complimentary wines with lunch and dinner.
Exclusive butler service is available aboard L'Austral and Le Boreal, for guests traveling in one of the 13 suites on deck 6 of either ship. This service is perfect for those who desire a truly luxurious lifestyle while on vacation. The butlers respond to your every wish. It's their goal to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Upon your arrival, your butler will greet you with a bottle of champagne and provide you with all the information you may need in order to ensure a smooth cruise. Your butler will remain discreet throughout your stay and keep your surroundings in order. You'll experience the best in Ponant service, as their butlers convey a combination of sophistication and great moments, resulting in an excellent atmosphere.
Select Ponant sailings are theme cruises, focusing on a popular interest. Possibilities include golf, classical music, jazz, wellness, bridge, food and wine, and more. With internationally renowned artists, recognized specialists, top level sports managers, Michelin-starred chefs, or the activities arranged for your little ones, every themed cruise has been created with great thought and care. On board and on land, they have been meticulously planned around the chosen theme, particularly with regard to the choice of golf courses, concert halls, museums, and other venues. Contact us to find out which sailings offer a particular theme.
What's New for Ponant?
Ponant has announced that their new ship will be named Le Lyrial and will join their fleet in April of 2015. Le Lyrial will follow the tradition of yacht cruising and French elegance that has made Ponant so famous.
During 2013, Ponant commissioned another new yacht from the Italian Fincantieri shipyard, expected to launch in spring 2015. The new vessel will cruise up and down the shores of Alaska in summer and those of Australia and New Zealand during the winter. The new ship will be a sister ship to Le Boreal, L'Austral, and Le Soleal, and will qualify for the "Cleanship" label and embody the concept of Yacht Cruises as conceived by Ponant.