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.