Compagnie du Ponant

Compagnie du Ponant
  • Introduction
  • Ships

The only French cruise line, Compagnie du Ponant is an integral part of France’s great shipping tradition. Based in Marseilles France, the company was established in 1988. Each of their five yachts have their own individual personality and symbolize the art of cruising "à la française” in line with their company philosophy. Their philosophy: to offer small capacity ships providing a unique and subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being. The yachts are smooth and quiet to provide maximum comfort offering several numerous eco-friendly features. 

Fellow Passengers: Although their ships ships attract a mostly French clientele they do have other Europeans and Americans occasionally on board. Travellers tend to be 50+, well to do, well traveled and interested in engaging with the destination. Children below 12 sharing with the parents go free.

Compagnie du Ponant
 

Compagnie du Ponant - Destinations

Antarctica

A cruise to Antarctica will allow you to see one of the last frontier regions on earth. Experience the White continent, a unique combination of adventure and exploration.

Asia

From temples to skyscrapers, from pagodas to palaces, Asia is blessed with exquisite natural beauty, deep spiritual richness and enriching history.

Indian Ocean

Journey on a magic voyage through the atolls of the Maldives, India and the Middle east and experience natural aquariums and blue lagoons.

Mediterranean Europe & Iberian Peninsula

From the man-made luxuries of the French Riviera to the natural ones of the Adriatic, experience Mediteranean anthology, discover the secrets of the Aegean sea and the treasures of the Black Sea.

Northern Europe & Greenland

Journey through the fairy tail lands of kings and czars, cathedrals and capitals, the call of the legends of the Baltics is not easy to ignore. Voyage through the magic of the ice in Greenland.

Red Sea & Persian Gulf

Welcome to Arabia - the land of Sultans & Emirs, the land of honey & incense and witness the world in motion.

South America & the Caribbean

Let  your heart beat to the passionate rhythm of South America, explore Aztec & Inca treasures and revel in the contrasts of South America. Experience the sandy beaches and hidden sectrets of the Caribbean.

Le Soleal

Sailing under the French flag, this magnificent yacht of only 132 staterooms and Suites, with balconies will be enchanted by the contemporary decor inspired by the luxury yachting world, with fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white.

  • Maiden Voyage
  • :
  • July 2013
  • Passenger Capacity
  • :
  • 264
  • Length
  • :
  • 142 metres
  • Cruising Speed
  • :
  • 6 knots
  • Gross Tonnage
  • :
  • 10,600 tons
Le Soleal

Le Lyrial

She will be the fourth ship in Ponant’s Boreal-class fleet, sailing an inaugural cruise in April 2015. The interior design will symbolize French elegance and chic decor with a palette of blues, spanning the scale from delicate grey-blue to vivid turquoise blue. She will have larger suites as compared to her sister ships Le Boreal or Le Lyrial

  • Maiden Voyage
  • :
  • April 2015
  • Passenger Capacity
  • :
  • 244
  • Gross Tonnage
  • :
  • 10,944 tons
Le Lyrial

Le Ponant

Following in the nautical tradition of three-masted sailing ship, experience the privilege of a relaxing cruise aboard Le Ponant. The refined life on board, the welcoming charm of your cabin, the lounges and the restaurants setting are as many invitations to relax.

  • Passenger Capacity
  • :
  • 64
  • Length
  • :
  • 88m
  • Cruising Speed
  • :
  • 12/ 14 Knots
Le Ponant