Our modern fleet consists of small-sized ships designed for expedition cruises or yachting. From Le Ponant, our iconic three-masted yacht, to Le Commandant-Charcot, our first electric hybrid polar expedition vessel, our fleet are fitted with cutting-edge equipment. We ensure both the safety of our passengers and respect for the areas we visit through our sustainable ships designed for environmental protection.

Our Iconic yacht


Le Ponant


This splendid traditional French sailing boat has just 17 cabins. Just like on a private yacht, guests sail in a small group, all lovers of the sea and cruising under sail. Boasting a sun deck, an outdoor restaurant and direct access to the water from the marina, this three-masted yacht has been designed to be as open to the sea as possible. It charms guests with its intimate and friendly atmosphere and the promise of incredible experiences sailing the waters of the Caribbean or Mediterranean.


Le Ponant

Our expedition ships


The SISTERSHIPS


With 122 to 132 staterooms and suites, these four distinguished Sisterships remain true to our philosophy: travelling on small-capacity vessels with a unique atmosphere: a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being. Decorated with furnishings in high-quality materials, with soft and soothing tones, they express the French way of life, its understated sophistication, combining chic and natural refinement.
Launched between 2010 and 2015, they are part of the youngest fleet at sea.


Our new-generation ships


The PONANT EXPLORERS


Created in 2018, the PONANT EXPLORERS series consists of small-sized ships, which combine respect for the environment, elegant design and cutting-edge technology. They feature Blue Eye, a unique multi-sensory lounge, the only one of its kind in the world, which is located in the hull, below the waterline. These six exceptional yachts, with just 92 staterooms and suites, bear the names of French explorers who went in search of previously unknown territories.


Luxury polar exploration vessel


Le Commandant-Charcot


Reach the real North Pole, cross the Arctic Ocean, discover the very north-east of Greenland... Le Commandant-Charcot has been designed to take you in the footsteps of the great polar explorers, in an elegant setting with luxury amenities which until now have never been offered in the furthermost areas of the northern and southern hemispheres. More than just conventional cruises, these are true polar odysseys that we are offering with this new electric hybrid vessel powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).


Le Commandant-Charcot

What will be your next travel with

Ponant?


Why Ponant ?

Discover the exclusive benefits of PONANT

Luxurious small ships

French art of living
and refined gastronomy

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Luxury Expeditions

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