From sea to shining sea…literally.
Ponant luxury yachts are built for cruising to all of the world’s seas. Growing steadily and with a fleet of 12 ships, 2000 crew members and 460 departures planned for 2021, Ponant continues to be a leader in luxury expeditions across the globe.
Remote destinations include Antarctica, Arctic, Alaska, the Amazon, the Orinoco, or the Scattered Islands, Kimberley, Papua New Guinea. Then due north to the top of the world to the Geographic North Pole and the North-East Passage.
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The latest order for two additional sister ships, are scheduled for delivery the first and second quarters of 2020. With only 92 staterooms and suites, each with a balcony, will continue the refined design, cutting-edge technology and respect for the environment that is a staple with Ponant.
The “Blue Eye” underwater window
All six Ponant Explorers will be fitted with a world first: the “Blue Eye”. This multi-sensorial underwater lounge will allow passengers to experience the underwater world via two portholes in the form of a cetaceous eye. While gazing out to the sea bed, non-intrusive underwater lighting and hydrophones integrated into the keel will retransmit the natural symphony of the deep water.
Remember your French explorers?
The new ships will be named to pay tribute to great French explorers.
- Le Lapérouse and Le Champlain will join the fleet in 2018
- Le Bougainville and Le Dumont-d’Urville in 2019
- Le Surville and Le Bellot in 2020
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