Ponant

The Ponant Experience

Ponant design itineraries that are rich in encounters and discovery all over the world. Their small size yachts are able to sail into unique destinations, mooring in the heart of secret bays in the Mediterranean, sailing between the majestic icebergs of Antarctica accompanied by an expert Expedition team, enjoying expeditions and Zodiac® outings to the remote lands of Alaska, the Arctic or the Kimberley, or island-hopping in the Caribbean Sea.

Ponant Cruises are best for

Travellers who want an authentic experience in remote areas of the world, without compromising on comfort and sophistication.

Atmosphere & Experience onboard

Ponant are renowned for their relaxed luxury on board. With customised and attentive service, each sailing gives the privileged feeling of sailing aboard your own private yacht. Onboard, there is a certain French art of living that resonates through the bilingual French/English crew, the French design, cuisine and wines, and the discreet service. Guests of all nationalities truly enjoy the relaxed, cultured atmosphere.

Clientele

Ponant guests are generally affluent over 50’s, well-travelled and interested in exploring unique destinations. PONANT attracts international travellers including Europeans (particularly French), Australians, Americans and Canadians.

At a glance

Ship size: Small, from just 32 to 132 staterooms and suites
Class: Luxury
Style: Couples or solo travellers, Enriching, Immersive

Highlights

Unique itineraries visiting little-known ports of call. Luxury amenities, elegantly designed cabins – 95% with private balcony - and an intimate atmosphere onboard.

Food & Dining with Ponant

Talented chefs, sharing their passion for French culinary heritage, prepare outstanding cuisine using fresh products and carefully selected ingredients. Accompanied by a selection of cheeses, and a selection of wine presented by our expert sommeliers, cuisine onboard is instilled with the special French touch.

Ponant's Fleet

Le Ponant
Built: 1991
Refurbished: 2020
Passengers: 32 
Crew: 34
Le Boreal 
Built: 2020
Passengers: 264  
Crew: 140
L'Austral
Built: 2010
Passengers: 264  
Crew: 140
Le Soleal 
Built: 2012
Passengers: 264
Crew: 140
Le Lyrial 
Built: 2015
Passengers: 244
Crew: 140
Le Laperouse 
Built: 2018
Passengers: 184
Crew: 112
Le Champlain 
Built: 2018
Passengers: 184
Crew: 112
Le Bougainville 
Built: 2019
Passengers: 184
Crew: 112
Le Dumont-d'Urville 
Built: 2019
Passengers: 184
Crew: 112
Le Bellot 
Built: 2020
Passengers: 184
Crew: 112
Le Jacques Cartier 
Built: 2020
Passengers: 184  
Crew: 112
Le Commandant Charcot 
Built: 2021
Passengers: 270
Crew: 190 

Ships

L'Austral

Like her sisterships, L'Austral embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is Ponant's signature. 

The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market. 

Ponant Deals

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Ponant
Exclusive
Departing Aug 4, 2021

The Essential Kimberley - 14 Night Stay & Cruise Package (PON21014)

Cruise and explore the stunning Kimberley region in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions!

BalconyNZ$18613
SuiteNZ$26790
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Ponant
Hot Deal Exclusive
Departing Oct 7, 2021

Australia's West Coast - 10 Night Stay & Cruise Package (PON23485)

  • 7nt Cruise Fremantle return aboard Le Soleal
  • Plus 3nts pre-cruise in Perth, a 3 hour Foodie Tour in Fremantle, and transfers
  • Highlights include Geralton, Monkey Mia, Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Abrolhos Islands Marind Park, and Jurien Bay Marine Park! 


Take advantage of this brand new itinerary, and....NO single supplement*! 


CRUISECO EXCLUSIVE: a EUR300 SPA Indulgence BONUS/cabin!


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*The supplement for single usage of a double cabin is waived, according to availability and staterooms categories.

OutsideNZ$6821
BalconyNZ$7302
SuiteNZ$11888
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Ponant
Hot Deal Exclusive
Departing Nov 5, 2021

Tasmania Circumnavigation - 12 Night Stay & Cruise Package (PON23221)

  • 9 Night Cruise Hobart return aboard Le Soleal
  • Plus 3 nights pre-cruise in Hobart, and a half-day private tour
  • Highlights include Port Davey, Maria & King Islands, the Tamar Valley, the Tasman Peninsula, Swansea, Port Arthur, and more! 


CRUISECO EXCLUSIVE: Receive a EUR300 SPA Indulgence BONUS/cabin!*

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*Must be booked by 31MAR21

OutsideNZ$9665
BalconyNZ$10403
SuiteNZ$17137
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