Ponant Icebreaker

    Ponant Icebreaker

    Discover the absolute pinnacle of luxury exploration...under the French flag

    The world's first luxury icebreaker cruise ship

    Reach the Geographic North Pole, complete an Arctic Ocean crossing, discover Greenland’s extreme North East, or probe the icy wilderness of Antarctica…beginning in 2021, PONANT will be taking passengers in the footsteps of the great polar explorers aboard the newest addition to the fleet. With a refined onboard ambiance and luxury services—never before available in the far extremes of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres—with this new vessel PONANT provides more than just conventional cruises, but true polar odyssey expeditions.

    Sustainable development at the heart of its design

    The first ever PC2 Polar Class luxury cruise ship, this hybrid electric icebreaker is powered by Liquified Natural Gas—cutting edge technology that makes PONANT a pioneer in environmental protection.

    The Icebreaker features Perfected “Clean Ship” fittings that go beyond
    the current industry-standard environmental regulations:

    • Reduction of SO2, NOX, CO2 and particle emissions thanks to the use of LNG
    • Zero emissions when in electric hybrid mode
    • Use of advanced diesel engine technology
    • Compliance with new IMO (International Maritime Organization) 2020 regulation on Sulphur emission levels
    • Compliance with ECA requirements (Emission Control Area)

    Energy management

    • Energy optimisation system that precisely measures consumptions and optimisation of ship sailing methods
    • Waste Heat Recovery System
    • Electric output optimised and consumption reduced through the use of latest generation electric batteries

    Water treatment

    • Advanced Waste Water Treatment system

    ABSOLUTELY BRAND-NEW ITINERARIES DESIGNED BY PONANT’S RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

    Drawing on more than two decades of experience in sensitive regions, PONANT is the only cruise company in the world to design its future itineraries in-house, with its own expedition teams. Thanks to exploratory visits, Environmental Impact Assessments and the protocols developed by the company, the itineraries of the PONANT Icebreaker will be established with the greatest respect for the environment.

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    Nicolas Dubreuil,

    Head of expedition at PONANT


    "With this extraordinary tool for exploration we are going to have available, we are working with a brand new concept in travel. The PONANT Icebreaker is going to enable us to visit places previously unexplored until now due to their extreme remoteness. I've already imagined winter expedition cruises across the Nunavut ice field, and to Greenland, to get within close proximity of the Inuit camps.


    Our passengers will be able to leave the ship and go out onto the ice for an immersive experience of this hunting people's way of life. Similarly, we will also be able to get up close to the emperor penguins that inhabit the ice shelves in the Antarctic. As for the Geographic North Pole, it will no longer be an inaccessible dream. PONANT will soon have at its disposal the very first passenger ship capable of reaching this mythical destination."

    Technological prowess to service the ultimate polar adventure

    AN INNOVATION DEVELOPED IN COLLABORATION WITH AKER ARCTIC, GLOBAL SPECIALIST IN ICE-SAILING TECHNOLOGIES

    The PC2 Polar Class hull of the PONANT Icebreaker was designed with Aker Arctic to combine forward sailing modes through compact ice and reverse sailing in extreme ice conditions, thank to the Double Action principle (Aker Arctic DAS™). With its innovative design, the PONANT Icebreaker offers unrivalled ice performances compared with classic icebreakers.

    TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

    Cabins and suites with balcony .................... 135

    Including suites with patio doors
    and a private balcony
    .................. 68

    Length ............................................................... 140 m

    Width ................................................................... 28 m

    Draught ................................................................ 10 m

    Ice Class ............................................................... PC 2

    Propulsion ................ LNG & Hybride electrique

    Classification .................................. Bureau Veritas

    Flag ..................................................................... French

    Crew members .................................................... 187

    Panoramic restaurants ......................................... 2

    Grill restaurant ........................................................ 1

    Spa & Wellness ........................................................ 1

    Onboard expedition Zodiac dinghies ........... 16

    Onboard helicopters ............................................. 2

    Shipyard ............................................................ VARD

    Delivery .............................................................. 2021

    Learn more about the PONANT spirit in our brochures.

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