Le Boréal
Le Lyrial
Le Ponant
Le Soléal
Le Bougainville S20
Le Dumont Durville S20
Le Champlain S20
Le Jacques Cartier S20


Luxury Cruises with Ponant

Plying the sea-lane less travelled is a hallmark of Ponant yacht cruises and expeditions. This, the only French-flagged luxury cruise line, has a fleet of five boutique vessels. On board Ponant ships, style meets substance and, as you might expect, fine cuisine is an integral part of the experience. In spring 2015,cruises begin on the 244-passenger Le Lyrial which has a slightly smaller capacity than her sister ships: the 264-passenger L'Austral, Le Boréal, and Le Soléal. With just 64 passengers, life aboard the three-masted sailing vessel Le Ponant is akin to being on a luxurious tall ship.

With ice-hardened hulls, Ponant ships offer specialist polar itineraries. Le Soléal sails three comprehensive itineraries in Antarctica. L'Austral sails to Alaska and the Aleutian Islands as well as Siberia and the Kodiak Peninsula. Le Boréal and Le Soléal head to Spitzbergen, Iceland, Greenland, the Baffin Sea, the North West Passage, Kamchatka and the remote Kuril Archipelago. L'Austral will visit Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand as well as Japan, China and the Philippines.

All ships in the fleet will undertake European cruises in summer months, with Le Ponant specialising in warm-weather sailing in the Mediterranean; while in winter months this sailing ship cruises the Caribbean. This luxury expedition cruise line has also introduced a new programme of well-crafted sailings to South and Central America aboard Le Boréal, L'Austral and Le Lyrial that visit Panama, the Chilean fjords, Andes, Patagonia and Brazil, as well as the Amazon and Orinoco rivers.

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With its streamlined superstructure painted in the unusual colour of taupe, Le Boreal is like a Jaguar with a sleek exterior, deluxe interior and superb performance. T...
The second ship in the PONANT EXPLORERS series, Le Bougainville combines the spirit of adventure with five-star services. Welcoming and spacious common areas, ref...
The second ship in the PONANT EXPLORERS series, Le Champlain combines the spirit of adventure with five-star services. Like the rest of the PONANT EXPLORERS seri...
The fourth ship in the PONANT EXPLORERS series, Le Dumont-D'Urville embodies the PONANT philosophy: to depart for adventure in unique comfort. Le Dumont-d'Urville...
The sixth ship in the PONANT EXPLORERS series, Le Jacques-Cartier has been designed for expedition, particularly tropical expedition. In keeping with the philoso...
Brand new Le Lyrial was launched in October 2015, a sister to Le Soleal, Le Boreal and L'Austral but with a few refinements. Carrying just 244 passengers, fewer than t...
The designers of this sleek, white yacht have combined playful design touches with a nod to nautical credentials. Conceived in 1991 as a reaction to the growing trend...
Chic, with oodles of French flair, Le Soleal is understated and elegant. This mega-yacht with its graceful silhouette appeals to passengers looking to explore off-the-...
With its charcoal grey hull and sleek lines, the 264-passenger L'Austral looks like a smart yacht but is, in fact, far from purely decorative; its ice-strengthened hul...

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