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Le Ponant

Le Ponant

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Witness firsthand, the privilege of a relaxing cruise on Le Ponant. This yacht was created in the tradition of famous sailing yachts.

When Was Le Ponant Last Refurbished?

Beginning in 2020, you can now re-discover the all-new Le Ponant! New features include 16 additional staterooms and suites, as well as personal concierge service, a 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, enhanced cuisine, a spa, new watersports gear, access to new ports of call, and the addition of a premium beverage package!


Continuing in the nautical tradition of three-masted sailing ships, Le Ponant will take you on a journey of wonder. With her capacity being 64 guests, you can partake in a festive and private atmosphere on board. The luxurious life on board, the hospitable feeling of the accommodations, and the inviting ambiance of the restaurants and lounges make for a relaxing and entertaining trip. With a team of 32 crew members, a 2-to-1 guest-to-staff ratio results in fantastic service.

Hovering over the ocean in full sail, you will fall under Le Ponant's charm. Venture through exotic places and secret areas that can easily be accessed by Le Ponant. Enjoy excellent French cuisine in an inviting and intimate environment, along with personalized and discreet service where every detail is covered. Experience unbelievable moments on their elegant French ships, with unique characteristics. A sophisticated and friendly environment, where your needs are the crew's priority, is commonplace on a Le Ponant cruise.

Le Ponant has sleek lines, with decks that extend along its full length. It also has three masts reaching toward the sky. Le Ponant was created to captivate hearts. You do not need to be a seasoned sailor in order to enjoy a ride. Le Ponant comes equipped with a sun deck, restaurant, lounge, lobby, and 32 staterooms.

Le Ponant Facts

Inaugural Year: 1991
Refurbished Year: 1992
Tonnage (GRT): 1,489
Country of Registration: France
Guest Occupancy*: 64
Crew: 32
Length: 290 feet
Beam: 39 feet
Passenger Decks: 4
Cruising Speed: 12 to 14 knots

Total: 32
Suites, with balcony: 0
Suites, without balcony: 0
Ocean View, with balcony: 0
Ocean View, without balcony: 32
Inside: 0

Accessible Staterooms: 0

Dining Type: Open

Casino: No

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

Sun Deck
Enjoy fun in the sun on Le Ponant's sun deck as you enjoy a full view of the ocean. Enhance your experience even further with the observatory. Here you can relax and feel the wind on your face as you relax with a drink, taking it all in.

The Marina
This is where guests have direct access to the Zodiacs®, which are motorized boats that take guests to and from land for fun-filled shore excursions during the cruise.

Gastronomic Restaurants
Enjoy fantastic food and wine aboard Le Ponant. The cuisine is so fine that it can be served in the finest restaurants ashore. The 1,247-square-foot Diamant Restaurant, and the 925- square-foot Karukéra Restaurant each offer high quality French and international cuisine.

Luxury and Privacy
Le Ponant provides sophisticated service, while keeping your privacy in mind. This yacht provides a large lounge (Emeaude Lounge) with a piano bar, along with a water sports platform right above sea level, where you can stand and be amazed by the underwater sea life.

Le Ponant Cruise Deals

Check out the cruise deals that we have available on Le Ponant cruises:
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Low Price Guarantee on all Le Ponant Cruises!

Book any Le Ponant cruise with us and you'll get the best deal possible, regardless of the sail date! Because of our "Low Price Guarantee," nobody beats our Le Ponant cruise prices, so look around and you're sure to find the best Le Ponant cruise deal possible when booking with us!
Ponant Cruise Deals

LARGE Onboard Credit on Le Ponant Cruises!

Get an Onboard Credit when you book a Le Ponant cruise with us. The value depends on the particular cruise and accommodations you book. Values are listed on Step 3 of the online booking process.
Ponant Cruise Deals

Open Bar, Tipping Included & More!

The following is included on Ponant cruises:
  • Drinks are complimentary and unlimited aboard the ship. This applies to drinks from the minibar and from room service, too. Choose from a selection of fine wines, champagnes, spirits, mineral waters and non-alcoholic drinks. Premium liquor and wine is available for an additional fee.
  • Tipping is included in the fare
  • 24-hour room service

Certain restrictions apply.

No Booking Fees

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises! You're sure to enjoy an affordable Le Ponant cruise when booking with us!
Our special offers on Le Ponant cruises may not be combinable. Certain restrictions apply to each offer.
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Pricing listed above is per person, based on double occupancy in the least expensive accommodations available, are subject to change, may not reflect the most recent pricing, and get updated daily at 4:00 am. Prices don't reflect discounts and special promotions that you may qualify for. Go to Step 3 of the online booking process to view the live pricing and latest sales. Government taxes and fees are additional (viewable on Step 5).
Ocean Views
Antigua Stateroom Antigua Deck Stateroom
Approximate Size: 134 to 165 square feet
Located on: Antigua Deck

These staterooms aboard Le Ponant have individually controlled air-conditioning, king-sized bed, minibar, flat-screen satellite TVs, a desk with stationary, a safe, French bath products, a dressing table, hair dryer, bath robes, satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volt outlets, and WiFi access.
Marie-Galante Stateroom Marie-Galante Deck Staterooms
Approximate Size: 113 to 145 square feet
Located on: Marie-Galante Deck

These staterooms of Le Ponant have individually controlled air-conditioning, king-sized bed or twin beds or a triple occupancy bedding setup, minibar, flat-screen satellite TVs, a desk with stationary, a safe, French bath products, a dressing table, hair dryer, bath robes, satellite direct line telephone, 110/220 volt outlets, and WiFi access.

All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

Le Ponant Deck Plans

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Sun Deck
Antigua Deck
Saint-Barth Deck
Marie-Galante Deck

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Antiqua Deck Stateroom Antiqua Deck Stateroom
Marie-Galante Deck Stateroom Marie-Galante Deck Stateroom

The deck plans of Le Ponant provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Ponant directly.
Sun Deck
Le Ponant Deck Plans

Le Ponant Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of Le Ponant:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. Ship is subject to modifications.
Outside Deck
Outside Deck
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