Website: us.ponant.com

About Us
Founded in 1988, PONANT is the leader in luxury expeditions. Each of PONANT’s five intimate vessels embodies the essence of a private yacht: three-masted LE PONANT, accommodating just 64 guests, and four luxury motor yachts LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL, LE SOLÉAL and LE LYRIAL (244-264 guests). Between 2018 and 2020, beginning with LE LAPEROUSE, six new Explorer vessels will launch, each featuring the stunning Blue Eye underwater lounge. In 2021, the world’s first luxury Icebreaker, will carry modern-day explorers to the “Roof of the World.”

The PONANT fleet of small ships sails to destinations both legendary and less-explored — many inaccessible to large cruise ships — including the Poles, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Americas, Asia, and the South Pacific, on voyages of three to 21 nights.

From luxury expeditions to themed journeys crafted for the American market, all programs are complemented by fascinating shore excursions to ensure that every experience is exceptional. On board, the latest eco-friendly technologies, a warm and friendly crew, luxurious accommodations, and an elegant, sophisticated cuisine create a chic, yet informal atmosphere. An onboard staff-to-guest ratio of 1:2 guarantees impeccable personalized service.

Explore the world with PONANT and return home inspired.

Welcome aboard!