Life on board

    Whether you choose a Mediterranean cruise or an expedition into the pack ice of Antarctica, on board you will always find the exceptional levels of service for which PONANT is renowned. Our excellent service, customized and attentive, will give you the privileged feeling of sailing aboard your very own yacht.

    Our experienced staff is fully available to you, responding as precisely as possible to all of your desires and ensuring your voyage is tailor-made.


    An essential element of French culture, gastronomy is naturally a priority aboard PONANT ships. Fresh products, carefully selected ingredients, refined dishes: throughout your cruise, you will appreciate outstanding cuisine prepared by talented chefs sharing their passion for French culinary heritage.

    In a setting worthy of the finest restaurants, you will discover subtle and audacious flavors, interspersed with inspirations drawn from the local ports of call.

    Accompanied by a selection of cheese and wines presented by our expert sommeliers, our cuisine translates our desire to cultivate a certain French touch.

    Our sisterships (Le Boréal, L’Austral, Le Soléal and Le Lyrial) welcome you with a choice of two restaurants on board to suit your desires. So make the most of your five-star cruise, whether in the intimate atmosphere of the Gastronomic Restaurant or the more relaxed setting of the Grill Restaurant.

    Restaurant Gastronomique Restaurant Grill

    Gastronomic Restaurant

    The Gastronomic Restaurant offers refined and flavorful cuisine prepared by French chefs who are committed to providing memorable, sophisticated, yet simple, meals.

    Grill Restaurant

    The Grill Restaurant welcomes you in a more relaxed setting, serving gourmet and varied cuisine. Themed lunch and dinner buffets are organized every day, with the horizon as a special guest.

    On board Le Ponant, in the Karukéra Restaurant, you will enjoy delicate cuisine inspired by the flavors of the sea.

    And so that everyone's tastes are catered to, special menus are available on request for guests with specific dietary requirements (low-fat, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.).

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