Built in 1991 and refurbished in 2022, Le Ponant is Ponant Cruises’ iconic three-masted sailing ship.
A Le Ponant cruise promises a voyage for the senses. Feel the wind against your skin, fall asleep to the sound of lapping waves, and relish in the excitement as you reach the next port of call. By no means a typical cruise holiday, the opportunity to explore aboard Le Ponant is an invitation to discover the true spirit of sailing.
Like many of the ships in the Ponant Cruise fleet, Le Ponant appeals to small-ship cruise enthusiasts seeking an intimate experience akin to that one might enjoy aboard a private yacht. Throughout your voyage, you’ll have ample time to savour the camaraderie with your fellow guests or find a quiet spot to escape and enjoy the kind of relaxation that only a ship like Le Ponant provides. Furthermore, with a 32-guest capacity and a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1, Le Ponant guarantees first-class service during an unbeatable, personalised sailing experience.
Le Ponant’s voyage collection provides an array of itineraries to many of the world’s most alluring tropical destinations. Choose from unique journeys to Australia’s mesmerising Kimberley region, go off the beaten track in Croatia or Greece, or fall in love with beautiful Seychelles islands. Wherever you choose to sail, you’re guaranteed a travel experience unlike any other.
For more information regarding Le Ponant cruises or to receive a quote for an upcoming sailing, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please submit an online enquiry form below.
Le Ponant Accommodation: Staterooms & Suites
Your stateroom or suite will become your home from home for the duration of your voyage. With just 16 staterooms and suites, Le Ponant offers maximum space to give guests a sense of being on a private yacht. The staterooms and suites, positioned across three of the yacht’s decks, are beautifully decorated and benefit from large windows and premium furnishings to provide optimum tranquillity, relaxation and contemplation.
There are two accommodation categories on Le Ponant; Alizé, and Mistral, with the suite and stateroom choices available as follows:
- Mistral Stateroom
- Mistral Prestige Stateroom
- Alizé Stateroom (with balcony)
- Prestige Alizé Stateroom (with balcony)
- Mistral Junior Suite
- Mistral Prestige Suite
- Alizé Privilège Suite (with balcony)
- Grand Privilège Alizé Suite (with Balcony)
- Owner’s Suite (with balcony)
As standard, all staterooms offer a double bed, a smart HD TV, a minibar, an electronic safe and a desk/dressing table. The ensuites comprise a sink, shower and WC toilet and come with Terry bathrobes and top-of-the-range Diptyque Paris products. Furthermore, all guests benefit from 24-hour room service, adjustable air conditioning and unlimited Wi-Fi access.
Le Ponant Dining: Restaurants
There is one restaurant onboard Le Ponant. Le Diamant is located on the Zéphyr Deck and wraps around the ship’s stern, offering spectacular ocean views. The restaurant provides enough seating for all 32 guests and is open for buffet-style breakfasts, lunches and dinners, serving the finest gastronomic cuisine made from local ingredients.
To accompany their meal, guests can choose from Veuve Clicquot champagne or wine from the different regions featured on the itinerary.
Activities, Entertainment, and Facilities
Guests can do as much or as little as they like onboard Le Ponant. Everyone sets their own pace, from lazing on the sun-drenched decks to exploring ashore.
During the day
Le Ponant has been purpose-built for exploring the world’s most beautiful tropical regions, equipped with two standard kayaks, two glass-bottomed kayaks, four stand-up paddleboards, snorkelling gear and scuba diving equipment. The Marina is ideal for regular participation in all water spots and casual bathing in the sea.
On the Alizés Deck, there is a designated wellness space offering massages and Biologique Recherche treatments. For those who like to keep active, the gym is stocked with the latest cardio equipment and run by a qualified fitness instructor. Yoga enthusiasts will also be delighted to hear that group sessions are offered daily on the Sun Deck.
When night falls
For after-dinner drinks, head to Bar Emeraude, with an indoor lounge and ample outdoor seating. Or simply enjoy a beverage of your choice while admiring the spectacular views out toward the horizon – Le Ponant’s second bar is located on the Sun Deck, offering a comfortable lounge area and a varied, reasonably-priced drinks menu.
For more information, please call 0800 008 6677.
Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod™ players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet access Wifi.
Marie Galante Premium
Capacity : up to 3 guests per stateroom Individually-controlled air-conditioning Double bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Ipod™ players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet access Wifi.
Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom Individually-controlled air-conditioning Double bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Ipod™ players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet access Wifi.