Why choose PONANT?
For its stunning limited-capacity yachts: you will enjoy sailing aboard the most recent ships in the cruise sector. Their refined design and smaller size contribute to creating a unique atmosphere and freedom that will have you feeling like you are sailing on a private yacht.
For its carefully planned and quality of its guides and lectures: mythical destinations or little-known ports: the size of our ships means we can drop anchor at ports that are inaccessible to our competition’s hulks. Consequently, each season we are able to create for our passengers innovative itineraries that fulfil their longings for faraway lands: as the no1 polar cruise company, we sail to the Arctic and Antarctic. We also offer relaxing itineraries to the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, outdoor getaway in the heart of Northerns Europe’s countries and the Baltic, as well as journey of discovery to South America and Asia, where we take you right to the heart of the countries and their culture via unique and stunning jaunts.
Four our French Style: as our ships fly the French flag, its only natural that a certain French art of living permeates on board through the main language spoken, the accessible crew, the French design, gastronomy, wines, and the discreet service. Our passengers truly enjoy the relaxes elegance of the atmosphere.
Service on Board
What is the French Touch exactly? … The French Touch is above all a French crew, there to welcome you and ensure your well-being during your cruise. It’s also the French art of living that travels with us, where discreet service and excellent cuisine naturally take pride of place. Each day, our French chefs will introduce you to fragrant flavours, cheeses carefully selected by expert cheese affineurs, delicious specialty breads and sweet pastries. All of this is accompanied by a selection of fine wines to complement your meal, or you may choose from a superb “à la carte” list of grand cru wines and our on-board sommelier will be only too happy to advise you. The French Touch is also evident in our choice of partners, whose expertise and passion for their work matches our own quest for excellence: interior design by Jean-Philippe NUEL, beauty treatments by Sothy’s, fabrics by Pierre FREY, travel beauty kits by L’Occitane, a range of boutiques including Lacoste and Façonnable, french Champagne Veuve Clicquot, luxury bakery and sweets by Ladurée… Finally, the French Touch is perhaps simply the subtle blend of relaxed elegance and conviviality, that certain je ne sais quoi that our passengers so appreciate, buoyed by the elegant authenticity of our trips and the personality of our ships.
A butler service
Reserved exclusively for our most discerning passengers travelling in one of the 13 Suites on Deck 6, our Butler Service offers a tailor-made cruise in every sense of the word for total peace of mind. Your Butler provides a privileged point of contact who responds to your every whim quickly and efficiently. When you arrive, he will welcome you with champagne and provide all the information required to ensure your cruise goes smoothly. Attentive and discreet, he is at your service to look after every aspect of your wellbeing throughout your stay, from keeping your Suite up to standard to the laundry services, cleaning your shoes, taking care of your food preferences, and so on. He is there to provide a personalised service on a day to day basis depending on your requirements. Whatever you wish, your Butler will take care of everything, from organising a private cocktail in your Suite, to reserving a table in the restaurant or treatment in the Spa, to booking excursions (those programmed or individual) or ordering breakfast for you in your Suite at a time that suits you. Ready to respond to your every need, he will also surprise you by little attentions. The time has come: enjoy a cruise in the supreme comfort of a Suite and be pampered by your Butler to experience the very best in PONANT Service.
Open Bar Package
OPEN BAR INCLUDED IN ALL ITINERARIES From the moment you board the ship and throughout your cruise, drinks will be complimentary and unlimited. Choose from a selection of fine wines, champagnes, spirits, mineral waters and non-alcoholic drinks. There will be no receipts to sign and no constraints: the Open Bar will also apply to your minibar and even to room service drinks. So why not take advantage of this to enjoy a friendly pre-dinner drink on the deck at sunset, or a hot chocolate or cup of tea in the comfort of one of our lounges?
Journey to the Land of Flavours Whether you are enjoying breakfast among with friends with the horizon as special guest, a sun-kissed lunch on one of our outside decks, or a delicious dinner in the elegant setting of our gastronomic restaurants with their intimate atmosphere, this cruise is an excellent opportunity to enjoy fine food throughout your time on board.
Gastronomy & art of French- style living Aboard our sisterships (L’Austral, Le Boreal, Le Soleal and Le Lyrial), choose between two restaurants according to our cravings. Our gastronomic restaurant on Deck 2 serves an elegant, sophisticated and refined cuisine in the finest French gastronomic tradition. Our restaurant on Deck 6 opens onto the pool area and welcomes you in a more casual and relaxed atmosphere, offering delicious, varied and inspired cuisine, as well as entertainment and themed buffet. Our products are carefully selected, the service is elegant and discreet, and our talented chefs showcase their expertise by bringing out the very best in local flavours. You will enjoy our refined and varied cuisine, accompanied by a selection of fine wine presented by our expert sommeliers, in a setting that is worthy of the top French restaurants.
Spa & Wellbeing
On board our yachts in an intimate and privileged environment, with the ocean as your backdrop, discover a new way to enjoy the Spa experience where professionals are on hand to personalise treatments according to your wishes. Between the sea and the sky… Take advantage of your cruise to relax and indulge your heart’s desires in our wellbeing universe. Allow yourself to be pampered by our beauty experts, to fully appreciate this heavenly interlude away from it all… – Modelling to help you relax – Expert treatments adapted to your needs – Fitness area with the very latest equipment – Hairdressing salon for whatever you desire Indulge your senses in a tranquil place… In association with French beauty brand SOTHYS (on board L’Austral, LE BORÉAL and LE SOLÉAL), we are offering you a «beautiful break» with a range of treatments for the face and body. – Nourishing Rice Milk – Perfect Sculpting Gold treatment – Satin Skin Call…