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Ponant

Established in 1998, Ponant is France’s only cruise line and is an integral part of its great shipping tradition.

Each of Ponant’s five ships has its own individual personality and they all encapsulate the art of cruising “à la française”. Enjoy Ponant’s “Elegance, Emotion and Authenticity” and welcome aboard! Sample a flavour of Ponant and watch this footage from L’Austral on a recent voyage into Antarctica:

Relish chic cruising without the crowds and experience the comfort of a private cruise on board a choice of five vessels, all of an intimate size, ranging from between 64 to 226 guests. And during your cruise, you can take the opportunity to discover exceptional sites, coming close to landscapes which are so often inaccessible to large ships.

Le Ponant is a refined and efficient three-masted sailing yacht, boasting 32 staterooms. A sleek thoroughbred private yacht, Le Levant has 45 staterooms. Get carried away aboard expedition ship Le Diamant which has 113 staterooms.And two new state-of-the-art ships, Le Boréal and L’Austral, both offer 132 staterooms and suites and a range of new itineraries.

Aboard all the vessels, you will find an elegant and uncluttered environment where you can relax and have fun within a casually elegant atmosphere, without formalities. Relish exquisite dining with French and international cuisine, with complimentary wines included at lunch and dinner.

Many extras are included – all meals while on board, mineral water, tea, coffee, wines served during lunch and dinner, evening entertainment and events, baggage handling from pier to ship and vice versa. And crew members, all versed in elegant discretion, will see to it that you enjoy a welcome that will make your cruise with Ponant a unique and memorable experience.

Why choose Ponant?

  • Ponant’s fleet of 4 vessels allows for choice. Le Ponant: 32 staterooms, a refined and efficient three-masted sailing yacht. Le Boréal and L’Austral: 132 staterooms and suites vessels offering a range of new itineraries. Le Soléal, a magnificent yacht of 132 staterooms.
  • Ponant offers chic cruising without the crowds: experience the comfort of a private cruise onboard vessels of an intimate size: exclusive to between 64 to 226 guests.
  • Interiors are elegant and uncluttered, delight in the fun and casual elegance onboard without the formalities.
  • Discover exceptional sites and come close to landscapes so often inaccessible to large ships.
  • The french registry allows Ponant to visit destinations often not visited by other lines, including Cuba and Libya.
  • Enjoy onboard seminars with international experts, passionate about their subjects, giving a further dimension to the sights you see.
  • Exquisite dining with French and international cuisine, with complimentary wines included at lunch and dinner.
  • Crew members, all versed in elegant discretion, will see to it that you enjoy a welcome that will make your cruise a unique experience.
  • Many extras included: all meals while onboard, mineral water, tea, coffee, wines served during lunch and dinner, evening entertainment and events, baggage handling both from and to pier to ship.

For more information about luxury cruises with Ponant, contact us on 01923 284148 or email us at info@ultimatedestinations.co.uk. We will be delighted to help.


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We felt as though we were away for ever and had not 1 but 3 holidays!

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