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Le Ponant
-- / 5.0
10 reviews

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Passengers
64

Crew
32

Passenger to Crew
2.00:1

Launched
1991

Shore Excursions
0
Sails To
Sails From
Nice, Malta (Valletta)
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Le Ponant Overview

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. 

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Where does Le Ponant sail from?

Le Ponant departs from Nice and Malta (Valletta)

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Le Ponant Member Reviews

chrism23
Sail Date: Jan 2019
Le Ponant has a very small sun deck with about a dozen chaises and that is about it.... Read More
Joe C.C.
Sail Date: Feb 2018
Another fantastic attribute about Le Ponant is that its a massive sailing yacht.... Read More
freid
Sail Date: Aug 2017
Le Ponant is a beautiful yacht with thirty-two cabins and ideal for the itinerary with so much stunning scenery. Comfortable cabins, with good bathroom and shower, hairdryer.... Read More
Selectaccom
Sail Date: Jul 2018
The Good. The wait staff, front reception or any staff you met on deck exceptional! Rooms are very nice and clean and housekeeping excellent. I have travelled on a few River Cruises expecting a closet on a Small... Read More

Ponant Fleet

Le Ponant
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The 64-passenger Le Ponant is a three-masted sailing ship that sails for Ponant, and is also chartered by other cruise lines, including Tauck.

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Le Laperouse

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Le Champlain
4.0 / 5.0
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