The 64-passenger Le Ponant is a three-masted sailing ship that sails for Ponant. It cruises the Mediterranean from May through October and visits the Red Sea, Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean, with cruises to the Maldives and Seychelles, from November through April. The ship has four passenger decks with outside cabins, a sun deck, indoor and outdoor restaurants serving French cuisine, and several lounges.
Passengers on regular sailings tend to be French or European, though charter cruises through American operators attract a North American and English-speaking crowd. The intimate onboard spaces create a convivial atmosphere among guests, and the crew offer friendly and personalized service. The ship is available for private charters. Wi-Fi on the ship is complimentary.
Launched in 2009 and ice-strengthened for Arctic and Antarctica itineraries, Le Boreal was the first in a series of 264-passenger cruising yachts commissioned by Ponant.
Launched in 2011, L'Austral was the second in a series of 264-passenger, ice-strengthened cruising yachts commissioned by Ponant; it's also often chartered by other lines such as Tauck.
A luxury expedition yacht with an ice-strengthened hull, two restaurants, swimming pool and spa, as well as a marina for watersports; strong French influence.
A beautifully appointed luxury yacht with two restaurants, swimming pool and spa, as well as a marina for water sports; strong French influence.
Launched in 2018, Le Laperouse is the first of Ponant's six Explorer-class expedition ships. It is named for French explorer Jean-Francois de La Perouse.
Measuring just 430 feet, the luxury expedition ship Le Champlain features 92 cabins and suites with a crew complement of 110.
Featuring two restaurants and a special "underwater lounge," this luxury expedition yacht has an infinity pool and watersports marina.