Ponant. It’s French for cruising.
Unlike the current global cruising trend to build larger and larger ships Ponant takes another route, specialising in small-ship luxury expedition cruises, the epitome of modern day expeditions, where luxury merges with adventure across voyages that include polar, tropical and sub-tropical destinations onboard the youngest and most modern fleet of luxury expedition ships in the world.
With just 132 staterooms and suites, enjoy French luxury and ambiance, and experience the difference small ship cruising with Ponant offers. Be it enjoying spa therapy by Sothys, luxurious toiletries by Hermes, Veuve Clicquot at the Captain’s cocktails or the fine selection of cheeses and freshly baked pastries, the French touch is evident in subtle ways.
Ponant welcomed two new ice-class Explorer ships, smaller iterations of the current fleet. With just 92 staterooms and suites, these new luxuriously appointed ships will also be packed with the latest in maritime and environmental protection technology. Including the world-first underwater lounge, The Blue Eye Lounge allowing guests to immerse themselves into a water wonderland!
Spoilt for choice, these luxury expeditions extend around the globe, from Ponant’s French Mediterranean base to tropical islands and ice caps, voyages commencing and finishing in easy-to-reach ports, while in-between visiting destinations often inaccessible to large ships.