Le Ponant




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Le Ponant Cruises

Mythical destinations and secret ports of call only accessible to small capacity yachts like the flagship Ponant vessel, Le Ponant. Ponant’s signatures are French style cuisine in a welcoming and intimate environment, discreet yet attentive service where no attention to detail is spared, unforgettable moments of relaxation aboard elegant French flag yachts of character. A sophisticated yet friendly atmosphere, in which, emotions, discovery and the quest for authenticity all take priority. Experience cruising in a different way and discover the magic of « Yacht Cruising ».

Given her size, shallow draft and a design that is very open to the sea (large sundeck, outdoor restaurant, easy access to the sea for swimming from her marina), Le Ponant, Ponant‘s symbolic flagship gives passengers the feeling they are on a private yacht. The 32 staterooms all have a port hole and are tastefully decorated in a harmony of blues and whites. Two comfortable lounges and two restaurants complete the intimate spaces on this beautiful yacht.

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Discreet yet attentive service: French Cuisine and reception in the 2 restaurants respect our best traditions

The Diamant Restaurant and the Panoramic Restaurant offer a high quality cuisine and can host 67 guests. Both are widely open to the sea.

Of course tribute is paid to the great French gastronomic tradition, accompanied by a selection of red, white and rose wines free of charge during meals. A fine wine list is also available to you.

At lunchtime a delicious buffet is served on the terrace, while evening menus are more elaborate in the refined panelled decor of the Karukera Restaurant where you dine at the table of your choice. Later in the bar, a pianist entertains guests.

Life Onboard the Le Ponant

Tasteful sophistication favouring life in the open air is our philosophy.

Le Ponant has plenty of space including a large comfortable lounge, two restaurants one with a terrace, and a vast sun deck. There is also a platform just above sea level from which you can gaze at the marine life below or enjoy the water sports.

The public rooms are flexible and able to receive all the passengers at once for conferences, presentations, or work sessions. Enjoy meeting people in the Emeraude Lounge, relaxing in the Saphir Lounge, having a walk on the Sun Deck.


Length : 88 m / 290 ft
Beam : 12 m / 39 ft
Speed : 12 / 14 knots
Highest international safety standards
Sun deck : 400 m2/ 4300 sq.ft
French Flag
Passengers : 64
Crew members : 32
Classification : Bureau Veritas