For over 25 years PONANT have been designing for their passengers intimate and authentic travel experiences aboard smaller-sized ships that give you the impression of cruising on a private yacht. Limited capacity, five-star comfort, exceptional destinations: a unique conception of sea travel.
Whether you are taking the trip of a lifetime, an intimate escape or a family break, cruising the PONANT way allows you the freedom to tailor your personal Odyssey according to your desires.
Discover a fleet of 5 vessels which allows for choice. Le Ponant: 32 staterooms, a refined and efficient three-masted sailing yacht; Le Boréal, L’Austral and Le Soléal: three sublime 132 staterooms and suites yachts; and our last vessel, Le Lyrial: fourth sister-ship of 122 staterooms and suites.
The French Touch is above all a French crew, there to welcome you and ensure your well-being during your cruise.
It’s also the French art of living that travels with them, where discreet service and excellent cuisine naturally take pride of place. Each day, French chefs will introduce you to fragrant flavours, cheeses carefully selected by expert cheese affineurs, delicious specialty breads and sweet pastries. All of this is accompanied by a selection of fine wines to complement your meal, or you may choose from a superb “à la carte” list of grand cru wines and our on-board sommelier will be only too happy to advise you.
You will savour an exquisite dining with French and international cuisine, with complimentary wines included at lunch and dinner.
During your cruise aboard one of their ships, discover exceptional sites and come closed to landscapes so often inaccessible to large ships. Enjoy seminars with international experts, passionate about their subjects, giving a further dimension to the sights you see.