PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions

Yacht Cruises & Expeditions

PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions

The world’s only French-flagged cruise line and top cruise line worldwide in polar expeditions, PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions currently has four distinctive and intimate vessels, embodying the essence of a private luxury yacht: the three-masted LE PONANT, an elegant sailing yacht accommodating 64 guests and three luxury yachts of 264-guests LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL and LE SOLÉAL. The luxury cruise line will launch its fifth ship in Spring 2015, LE LYRIAL. These luxurious ships sail to the unexplored corners of the world including the Poles, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand on cruises ranging from three to 21 nights and including many ports and islands not accessible to large cruise ships. From Five Star Expeditions to themed cruises, the engaging itineraries offer a wealth of fascinating shore excursion programs to ensure that every voyage is a unique and exceptional experience. The latest eco-friendly technologies, attentive service, bilingual crew, luxurious staterooms and suites, an elegant, sophisticated cuisine and a chic, yet informal atmosphere offer a cruise experience unlike any other. In addition to the best available tours, our 1:2 staff to guest ratio also guarantees the best in personalized service. Explore your destinations at an unhurried pace and let the beauty that surrounds you, stir your senses. No matter where you wish to travel, our cruises will take you off the beaten path to a whole new world of adventure. Welcome aboard!

Insider Tip

PONANT is the only luxury cruise line to feature three brand new ships sailing to Antarctica and the Arctic each season with 46% market share, making us #1 in luxury expedition cruising.

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Ships

The five-star Le Bougainville makes her maiden voyage in 2019. This small-capacity ship just 430 feet in length with just 92 staterooms features Blue Eye, the world's first multi-sensory underwater lounge. Le Bougainville is also equipped with the latest environmental preservation technology.


As the second ship in the new Explorer series, Le Champlain will embody the unique atmosphere that is Ponant's hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy & comfort. She offers innovative and environmentally-friendly hardware and elegantly designed accommodations with 100% balcony.


The five-star Le Dumont d'Urville makes her maiden voyage in 2019. This small-capacity ship just 430 feet in length with just 92 staterooms features Blue Eye, the world's first multi-sensory underwater lounge. Le Dumont d'Urville is equipped with the latest environmental preservation technology.


As the first ship in the new Explorer series, Le Lapérouse will embody the unique atmosphere that is Ponant's hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy & comfort. She offers innovative and environmentally-friendly hardware and elegantly designed accommodations with 100% balcony.


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Outstanding cruise

By: Fishwife


Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2014

We loved the Austral and its crew. Conscientious, thoughtful and kind are only a few of the positive adjectives that describe them. Each individual we dealt with acted as if our comfort was his number one concern. We were impressed with the respect the crew and staff showed each other and the respect they had for the captain. 

Stockholm to Bergen, June 22-29

By: John


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2016

Clean ship, professional crew, staff was very courteous and well organized. We enjoyed our sail and would highly recommend it.

Fifty-fifty

By: Jackie


Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2017

Accomodations fine; dining and housekeeping staff all excellent. Naturalists were terrible—rude, unprofessional. Other travelers also complained. I spoke to head naturalist (Rafe) after only a few days and he admitted the deficiencies, said it was his fault for inadequately training staff and then nothing improved. Further, I filled out the survey at the end of the trip and nearly a month later have not received a reply.

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