Built in 1991, Le Ponant is a three-masted sail-ship which offers capacity for no more than 64 guests. Le Ponant is the longest serving member of the Ponant Cruises fleet and currently operates itineraries in Europe and North Africa.
Having initially set the standard for Ponant Cruises’ unique take on boutique luxury cruising, Le Ponant has continued to be a popular choice of vessel for those who love small ship cruises. Her eye-catching design is guaranteed to turn heads in even the most glamorous of ports, while the uncrowded onboard atmosphere and elegant accommodations are ideal if you’re looking for that ‘private yacht’ experience.
Le Ponant Accommodation
The 32 staterooms on Le Ponant are split into two categories; Antigua and Marie Galante. The 5 Antigua staterooms are on the open Antigua Deck, while the 27 Marie Galante staterooms are situated on the lower deck. Both categories offer similar features, which include:
- Double or twin beds
- Ensuite bathroom facilities (with shower)
- Complimentary French toiletries
- Entertainment system with satellite TV and a movie library
- Writing/Vanity desk with stationary
- 24-hour room service
Le Ponant Dining
There are three dining venues on Le Ponant. The ship’s main restaurant is Karukera, which has an open-seating policy and serves up delicious French cuisine, with fresh fish available in the evening. There is also an outdoor restaurant called Le Diamant, which is slightly more informal and therefore ideal for breakfast and lunch.
Le Ponant Facilities
The facilities on Le Ponant include a salon lounge, a bar area and a sun deck. While there is no spa or fitness suite onboard, the ship does boast a water-sports marina platform which can be used for swimming, snorkelling, wate r-skiing and windsurfing.
For further information regarding Le Ponant or to receive a quote for a future cruise, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677 or make an online enquiry for one of the itineraries below.