Small and Luxurious Yachts of the Compagnie du Ponant
Online Magazine | Tourism Review Online Magazine VIII / 2014
Compagnie du Ponant offers exotic destinations around the world with the sophistication of á la France lifestyle, yet casual relaxed yachting atmosphere with four yachts. The philosophy of savoring life in the open air is evident in the tasteful sophistication on board all four the Compagnie Du Ponant yachts. Founded more than 20 years ago, French line Ponant focuses on casual luxury — including carefully curated food and French wine. It owns three nearly identical ships, the 264-passenger Le Boreal, Le Soleal and L'Austral, plus the three-masted, 64-passenger Le Ponant.
The Majestic Le Ponant
With twenty years in the Cruise Line industry the flagship is the Le Ponant yacht, a majestic three-masted, 64-passenger yacht. The limited capacity of passengers provides a luxurious intimacy and conviviality for those abroad. Charming cabins, lounges and two restaurants with discreet yet attentive service offering French cuisine and finest selection of free white, red and rose wines during meals.
With live music in the luxury bar where guests relax in the company of a pianist, public rooms for presentations, conferences, and work sessions for passengers. Strolling on the Sun Deck or a platform just above sea level where passengers can gaze at the extraordinary sea life is part of the cruise. Covering geographical areas such as the Mediterranean, South America, Oceania, West Africa, Antarctica and many more there are 32 cruises and destinations waiting to be explored aboard the Le Ponant.
Three Mega Yachts - Le Boreal, L‘Austral and Le Soleal
The sleek silhouettes of the Le Boreal, L‘Austral and the latest addition Le Soleal each have elevators to all decks, 139 crew members with open-bridge policy. Capable of carrying between 224 up to 264 passengers and up to 132 outside cabins, the refined ambience aboard the yachts is enhanced by contemporary décor and superb workmanship. A perfect balance between casual and chic, smoothing tones with splashes of color adds the personality of a private yacht is what makes a Du Ponant yachting experience memorable.
On board Compagnie Du Ponant yachts, guests are not disappointed with choice in restaurants where haute cuisine is their hallmark. Fine wines accompany French and International cuisine in luxurious elegance or eat outside, enjoy fresh sea air while buffet lunches or themed dinners are part of their signature discreet service.
Enjoy private time in a library, join other guests in games or theater areas, internet corners, spa, lounges for shows and lectures are designed to meet the tastes of any guest on board the three larger yachts. The wellness centers on board are equipped with the latest technology exercise equipment or be pampered at the beauty center. All the Du Ponant yachts have a Medical Centre with a doctor and for health reasons are non-smoking vessels and no pets allowed.
With Compagnie Du Ponant, guests are transported in an intimate environment to mythical destinations on board elegant yachts, with captains and crew giving priority to deliver authentic experiences. Destinations and specialty themed cruises throughout the year include cruise the Baffin Sea in Greenland, Gourmet Cuisine Cruise off the Dalmatian Coast in Italy, From Greenland to Saint Laurent, From Peru to Chile, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, the Best of Vietnam, Treasure of the Antilles, Discover the French West Indies and over a 150 more.
Geographical areas they charter and cruise to are Greece and Turkey, Caribbean, Alaska and the Great North, Adriatic, West Africa, Russia, Oceania, Ocean Voyage, South America, Northern Europe and The Baltic, Mediterranean, Asia and Antarctica.