Ponant marries French luxury with local authenticity. Aboard you will be immersed into a world of French wonder from fine dining and to the art of living while still paying homage to the culture you have been lucky enough to visit. Ashore you will be invited to learn the secrets and discover the wonder of the locals while maintaining the luxurious feel that you have onboard. Gala dinners, paired with French champagne and wines, while seated in one of the multiple dining venues, Ponant offers a rare balance between first-class dining and expedition-style adventures. Ponant's fleet has grown to 12 vessels, including the recently acquired Paul Gauguin. Ponant's reputation is based on a strong emphasis on coastal cruising, with long days in port, overnights, and late departures presented with elegant French style.
Ponant takes their guests on an inclusive, luxury and authentic voyage into the heart of different cultures and destinations. They take their guests directly into the streets of Marseilles or into the penguin sanctuary in Antarctica. No matter where you choose to sail, Ponant offers the same dignified, personalised and authentic experience. You will be taken to see forgotten secrets, legendary stopovers and isolated archipelagos.
Partnering with National Geographic, Ponant is dedicated to showing their guests the untouched. The raw, wondrous and awe-inspiring natural world. Ponant understands the difference between a tourist and a traveller. Guests can enjoy longer days in port, overnight stays and later departures. A traveller needs more time to get lost in the streets, they’re not content with taking a photo and moving on, they don’t want to hug the penguin, they want to learn how they live. Ponant guests are travellers, they appreciate the art, history and culture of the world around them. They appreciate the attention to detail and the luxury. Ponant guests are as unique as the destination.