Who are we?

    Why PONANT?

    Discover the treasures of the land by sea on board luxurious yachts that are built on an intimate, human scale. French crew, expertise, attentive service, gastronomy: set sail in a five-star environment and enjoy a travel experience that is simultaneously authentic and sophisticated.

    An exceptional fleet

    PONANT invites you to discover—or rediscover—the world’s best destinations on board its five ships, all flying the French flag:

    • Le Ponant, a three-mast yacht with 32 cabins for an intimate and friendly cruising atmosphere
    • Le Boréal, L’Austral and Le Soléal, three luxurious ships with 132 cabins, featuring understated and refined exterior and interior decor
    • And our latest jewel, Le Lyrial, the fourth sister-ship offering 122 cabins, launched in spring 2015

    With a maximum capacity of 264 passengers, our small ships let you maintain your privacy and make you feel like you are on your very own private yacht—a yacht serving the iconic ports of call and secret harbors only accessible to smaller-sized ships.

    Cruises with the French touch

    On our cruise ships, it is only natural that a certain French art of living permeates on board. Through our accessible crew, French design, refined cuisine, fine wines, and discreet service, PONANT guests enjoy a truly relaxed and elegant experience.

    Innovative itineraries

    From 5-star Culture and Leisure cruises to Expeditions, PONANT creates unique itineraries that will meet any traveler’s desire for new horizons. Our ships explore every continent, from cultural experience in Northern Europe or a journey of discovery in South America, to an idyllic cruise in the Caribbean or a refined adventure among the Antarctic ice floes.

    A unique travel experience

    For more than 25 years, PONANT cruises have been offering remarkable experiences to our guests. Sailing aboard one of our ships means enjoying rare encounters with nature in the heart of virgin territories. It means discovering other cultures and traditions, sharing memories with tribes from the other side of the world. It means enjoying the magic of the PONANT Moment.

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