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The PONANT Signature Experience

PONANT is the World Leader in Luxury Expeditions with ultra-modern, intimate ships, offering attentive service, and well-designed itineraries sailing to all corners of the globe.

PONANT has been sailing the seas of the world for over 30 years. Every cruise is a blend of adventure, exploration, and discovery - all experienced in luxurious comfort, even in the heart of the most remote regions. Each year PONANT offers more than 400 awe-inspiring cruises, calling at over 450 ports on all seven continents. From Zodiac landings in Antarctica to hikes in the Arctic; from immersion in Japanese culture and revisiting classic Europe, to the natural beauty of the Seychelles, PONANT presents these destinations through a new lens.

Sailing aboard our sleek and intimate ships, guests will experience the "French Touch" as they enjoy exquisite cuisine designed in partnership with Ducasse Conseil, Alain Ducasse's restaurant experts; the Sothys spa, Hermés stateroom amenities, baked delicacies from Laduree, Veuve Clicquot Champagne and select wines from Maison Taillevent.

Our fleet of 12 purpose-built intimate ships welcomes aboard a limited number of passengers, so guests maintain their privacy and enjoy the feeling of being on their own private yacht - able to call at iconic, international ports as well as secret harbors accessible only to smaller-sized ships. On a PONANT expedition, guest experience a program of lectures and Zodiac excursions designed to include world-class naturalists to enhance their appreciation of the destination. And the PONANT fleet is a recognized leader in economically sound travel - the only ships in their class to receive "Clean Ship" certification.

The EXPLORER Class
From 2018-2020, PONANT will launch six new, ultra-modern ships with 92 staterooms, all with balconies, specifically designed to create the best expedition cruise experience. EXPLORER ships each feature Blue Eye - the world's first, multi-sensory, underwater lounge, located within the ship's hull, allowing guests to observe the ocean bed and native species while respecting their natural habitat. Plus, each ship features a gorgeous infinity pool, and a multi-level marina platform so guests can swim and take part in water sports directly from the ship.

In 2021, Le Commandant Charcot will enter service as the world's first electric-hybrid, luxury polar exploration yacht of its kind, taking guests further into the very heart of the Arctic and the Antarctic.

Whether you choose culture or cuisine, exploration or antiquities, PONANT has envisioned the perfect voyage for you!