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Le Bougainville
First launched
2019
First launched
Passengers
184
Passengers
Ports Visited
80
Ports visited
Cruises from $572 per day
$572
From Price per day

Le Bougainville Cruises

Le Bougainville sails under the French flag. Named after famous French explorers, these sleek five-star luxury vessels will have the finest equipment for safety and stability.

The ships are designed to venture into Polar regions and remote ports that allow passage to small ships, with a shallow 4.6m draught. The ship’s cuisine will be emphatically French, offering menus in partnership with Ducasse Conseil, a company from famed chef Alain Ducasse.)

Ship Specification

Maiden voyage: 2019
Number of decks: 6
Tonnage: 9900
Cabins: 90
Passengers: 184
Number of crew: 110
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Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    Dining on the Le Bougainville

    The interior dining area is located on Deck 3, and seats 70. Here you will savor French gastronomy, serving grilled meats daily, along with a variety of salads and desserts. At the aft of Deck 4 you will find a 260 sq.m. panoramic restaurant that can accommodate all 184 guests in one sitting.

    Designed differently to that on the other Ponant ships, this dining area, which opens to an al fresco area, will offer a buffet of salads, desserts and cheeses. The attentive crew will provide à la carte service for hot meals. Dine-in room service is available from breakfast and throughout the day.

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  • Bars

    Bar on the Le Bougainville

    Teas, coffees and pastries are always on hand, and all drinks are complimentary. (Top wines and spirits are pay-extra.) The stylish lounges and bars are pleasant centres to relax on a sea day. There’s a unique Blue Eye underwater lounge, with three underwater cameras that project screen images, as well as two underwater portholes that let you view directly what’s there beneath the water line, as you recline and view life underwater, listen also to the subaquatic sounds pickup up by aquaphone.)

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment on the Le Bougainville

    The main theatre seats 188, comes equipped with the latest sound and lighting technology, and an LED wall as the stage backdrop for the projection of high-resolution images and videos. Presentations by naturalists, lecturers, experienced guides and specialists are delivered in the large main lounge.)

  • Activities

    Activities on the Le Bougainville

    On expedition cruises your on-shore activities will be exceptional, the ship provides all necessary adventure equipment, and advises you on personal health and dress requirements in preparation for the cruise.)

  • Health & Fitness

    Fitness on the Le Bougainville

    The ship has salon facilities in association with the French beauty house SOTHYS of Paris. And the fitness rooms have panoramic ocean views while you keep in shape.)

  • Inclusions

    • Afternoon tea service
    • All main meals on-board
    • Butler service (Suites)
    • Captain's welcome champagne
    • Coffee, tea & pastries 24 hrs
    • Cruise Director & bilingual staff
    • Gourmet dining with fine wines
    • In-cabin breakfast at no charge
    • Internet access & Wi-Fi (common areas, cabins)
    • Ironing/laundry service (pay)
    • Lectures by guest experts
    • Main lounge – live music
    • Onboard newsletter
    • Open bar & cabin minibar (from May 2015)
    • Open seating for dining
    • Satellite phone in cabin
    • Ship-shore-ship transfers
    • Single sitting, open-seated dining
    • Under 13 sharing cabin with parents travel free (pay port dues)
    • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
    • Water sports equipment & marina platform
  • Covid Safety

    The health and wellbeing of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance for Ponant Cruises and for us at Clean Cruising. Health and safety policies are constantly under review and being enhanced to reflect the latest advice from health authorities and leading-edge innovations.

    Initiatives including universal health screening and COVID-19 testing pre-embarkation, hospital grade-air filtration systems, increased sanitation measures, extended ship to shore safety, social distancing practices aboard, additional medical staff and facilities, daily temperature checks and contingency planning in case of suspected cases. For further information, visit our Travel Advisory page

Destination & Ports

Visited Ports

Cabins

All cabins have private balconies, air conditioning, two twins that can be pushed together to form a king-sized bed, shower, complimentary mini-bar, flat-screen TV with satellite TV and video on demand, a desk with stationery, iPod, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes and fine French bath products. Staterooms will be brand new, reflecting contemporary French design. Seventy-nine of the staterooms are for two guests, at 19 sq.m. with 4 sq.m. balcony and shower. Five De Luxe Suites for up to 3 guests are larger at 27 sq.m. Four Privilege Suites are larger again at 32 sq.m. and cater for four guests.

The largest suites, at 45 sq.m., are the three Grand De Luxe Suites and the one Owner’s Suite. All of these have 30 sq.m. balconies on deck 6 overlooking the wake of the ship. The Grand Deluxe and Privilege Suites have a bathtub instead of a shower. Note that all of the suites have a butler service. Meals come with room service to every stateroom throughout the day, and are complimentary. Many staterooms can be linked. There are two wheelchair accessible staterooms, though guests with limited mobility would do well to read up on the company’s advices and requirements.)

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  • Balcony

    Balcony on the Le Bougainville

    Cabin Types

    PR6, PR5, PR4, DEL

    Average Cabin Size – 19.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Area: 19 m². Capacity: 2 passengers per cabin. Balcony size: 4 m². Cabin features: Individually-controlled air-conditioning. King-size bed or twin beds. Shower. Minibar. Flat screen. Satellite TV. Desk with stationery. Ipod(TM) 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 (fee may apply).

  • Suite

    Suite on the Le Bougainville

    Cabin Types

    SA, PV6, PV5, PS6, PS5, GD6, GD5, DS6, DS5, DS4, DS3

    Average Cabin Size – 45.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 30.0 m2

    Area: 45 m². Capacity: 2 passengers per cabin. Balcony size: 30 m². Cabin features: Individually-controlled air-conditioning. King-size bed or twin beds. Shower. Minibar. Flat screen. Satellite TV. Desk with stationery. Ipod(TM) 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 (fee may apply).

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