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Le Ponant
Last refurbished
2011
Last refurbished
Passengers
64
Passengers
Ports Visited
27
Ports visited
Cruises from $1532 per day
$1532
From Price per day
Total Gross Tonnage of Le Ponant
1,443
Gross Tonnage

Le Ponant Cruises

Ponant is an archaic French naval term for "West", the opposite of Levant. Le Ponant is a three-masted motorised sailing vessel, refitted in 2011, carrying just 64 passengers – a boutique discovery yacht that will take you in luxury to beautiful ports not accessed by large cruise vessels.Join the three-masted yacht Le Ponant to take in the breeze on an open deck, moved silently by the wind, sharing your experiences with the crew and your few fellow travellers. Personalised service and an informal dress code assures guests of a refreshing cruise break. Though mainly French, fellow passengers will come from many backgrounds, and be young-minded, well-travelled and refined – conducive to making friends as you share on-shore experiences. You’ll find all amenities are modern, ample space for sun-bathing or solitude, no high-end entertainment, but assured good service and dining. Le Ponant is the first ever sailing ship to join the Relais & Châteaux family, a very prestigious collection.

Ship Specification

Maiden voyage: 1991
Number of decks: 3
Tonnage: 1443
Cabins: 30
Passengers: 64
Number of crew: 37
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Current Cruise Deals

  • Ponant Clean Cruising Club Offer

    Ponant Clean Cruising Club Offer

    The Ponant Clean Cruising Club Offer

    • Ponant sailings receive EUR200 pp onboard credit
    • Paul Gauguin sailings USD100 pp onboard credit
    • Combinable with all other offers
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  • Ponant's All-inclusive offering

    Ponant's All-inclusive offering

    Ponant's All-Inclusive offering:
    • Beverages including select mineral waters, cold drinks, wine, beer, champagne, spirits, coffee & tea
    • Unlimited Wi-Fi
    PLUS
    • Welcome offer up to $80 savings per stateroom for new guests
    • EUR200 per person onboard credit for Clean Cruising Club Members

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Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    • Dining on the Le Ponant
    • Dining on the Le Ponant
    • Dining on the Le Ponant
    • Dining on the Le Ponant

    Dining is a special experience, a Michelin star chef presenting French cuisine served with a selection of complimentary wines, in Le Diamant Panoramic Restaurant, on the same deck as the Wheelhouse. A fine wine list is also available to you. At lunchtime a buffet is served on the terrace. In the evening dine in the Karukéra Gastronomic Restaurant.

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    Diners have armchairs and tables with varying size groups, fresh flowers on the table, panoramic views of the ocean, and the chefs make best use of local and fresh foods.

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  • Bars

    • Bar on the Le Ponant
    • Bar on the Le Ponant

    Coffee, tea and pastries are available outside restaurant hours. In the evening make up a group around the bar for drinks and conversation to piano accompaniment. The public rooms are sufficiently large for all to attend presentations. Meet others in the Emeraude Lounge, at the Saphir Lounge, or while viewing from the Sun Deck.

  • Entertainment

    • Entertainment on the Le Ponant
    • Entertainment on the Le Ponant

    Consider your yachting experience under five sails as your prime entertainment. Destinations are selected for their great opportunities to view nature, scenery, and interesting ports.

  • Activities

    • Activities on the Le Ponant
    • Activities on the Le Ponant
    • Activities on the Le Ponant
    • Activities on the Le Ponant

    When moored and conditions are suitable you have access to a good range of water-sports equipment and Zodiacs off the sea-level platform. On board entertainment is low key with informal contributions from the crew, or check your emails at the Internet/Library desk.

  • Health & Fitness

    • Fitness on the Le Ponant
    • Fitness on the Le Ponant
    • Fitness on the Le Ponant

    The Fitness centre is fitted with the latest equipment such as Kinesis Wall, exercise cycles and running machines. The Beauty Centre offers treatments by Sothys, and includes a range of massages and pampering.

  • Kids

    • Kids activities on the Le Ponant

    Le Ponant does not have a dedicated children's area onboard.

  • 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

Destination & Ports

Visited Ports

Cabins

On the lower Marie-Galante deck are 27 staterooms with porthole views, three of which have triple occupancy and two with king-size beds. On the higher Antigua deck are a further five staterooms larger in area and with king-size beds, each with a porthole view. Cabins are attractive, comfortable and bright. There are no single or wheelchair-accessible cabins. Past guests rate service at 5+ stars. Amenities include flat-screen television, controllable air-conditioning, bathrobes, hair dryer, French bath products, safe, and satellite telephone (costs are payable).

Cabin service is 24-hours, and breakfast can be brought to your cabin on request. Laundry service can be arranged. Bedding can be changed to twin beds. There is Wi-Fi connectivity in cabins and public areas.)

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  • Oceanview

    Oceanview on the Le Ponant Oceanview on the Le Ponant

    Cabin Types

    MGP, MAG, ANT, MG

    Average Cabin Size – 14.4 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 16 sq mt.Individually controlled air conditioningDouble bed (180 cm x 200 cm) or twin single beds (90 cm x 200 cm), depending on the cabin; adjoining cabins available (for child-friendly cruises)Mini barFlat-screen TV, satellite channelsBosetrade; Bluetooth SpeakerDesk with writing suppliesElectronic safeSelection of Diptyque Paris bath productsDressing table and hairdryer

  • Balcony

    Balcony on the Le Ponant Balcony on the Le Ponant

    Cabin Types

    SBP, SB

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 16 sq mt.Individually controlled air conditioningDouble bed (180 cm x 200 cm) or twin single beds (90 cm x 200 cm), depending on the cabin; adjoining cabins available (for child-friendly cruises)Mini barFlat-screen TV, satellite channelsBosetrade; Bluetooth SpeakerDesk with writing suppliesElectronic safeSelection of Diptyque Paris bath productsDressing table and hairdryer

  • Privilege Suite

    Privilege Suite  on the Le Ponant Privilege Suite  on the Le Ponant

    Cabin Types

    SA, PV, PS, GPV, JS

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 47 sq mt.Individually controlled air conditioningDouble bed (180 cm x 200 cm) or twin single beds (90 cm x 200 cm), depending on the cabin; adjoining cabins available (for child-friendly cruises)Mini barFlat-screen TV, satellite channelsBosetrade; Bluetooth SpeakerDesk with writing suppliesElectronic safeSelection of Diptyque Paris bath productsDressing table and hairdryer

Deck Plans for Le Ponant

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Le Ponant Cruise Calendar

Date Title Departs Prices From
14 Jul 2024 The Cyclades, In The Wake Of Le Ponant Lavrion $17260
21 Jul 2024 The Cyclades, In The Wake Of Le Ponant Lavrion $15020
28 Jul 2024 Island Hopping Aboard Le Ponant, From Athens To Dubrovnik Lavrion $17260
04 Aug 2024 Croatia, Under Sail Aboard Le Ponant Dubrovnik $18460
11 Aug 2024 Croatia, Under Sail Aboard Le Ponant Dubrovnik $20240
18 Aug 2024 Croatia, Under Sail Aboard Le Ponant Dubrovnik $15020
25 Aug 2024 Croatia, Under Sail Aboard Le Ponant Dubrovnik $16060
08 Sep 2024 Croatia, Under Sail Aboard Le Ponant Dubrovnik $16060
15 Sep 2024 Croatia, Under Sail Aboard Le Ponant Dubrovnik $16060
22 Sep 2024 Croatia, Under Sail Aboard Le Ponant Dubrovnik $18460
29 Sep 2024 Croatia, Under Sail Aboard Le Ponant Dubrovnik $16060
08 Nov 2024 The Many Faces Of Cape Verde Porto Grande $17500
15 Nov 2024 The Many Faces Of Cape Verde Porto Grande $13890
22 Nov 2024 The Many Faces Of Cape Verde Porto Grande $13100
29 Nov 2024 The Many Faces Of Cape Verde Porto Grande $13890
06 Dec 2024 The Many Faces Of Cape Verde Porto Grande $13100
13 Dec 2024 The Many Faces Of Cape Verde Porto Grande $13100
20 Dec 2024 The Many Faces Of Cape Verde Porto Grande $13890
27 Dec 2024 The Many Faces Of Cape Verde Porto Grande $19080
18 Jan 2025 Gliding The Waters Of The Windward Islands $13100
25 Jan 2025 History And Culture Visiting Caribbean Jewels $11410
01 Feb 2025 Reverie Under Sail In The Heart Of The Lesser Antilles St Martin (Philipsburg) $11410
15 Feb 2025 Gliding The Waters Of The Windward Islands $11410
22 Feb 2025 History And Culture Visiting Caribbean Jewels $12310
01 Mar 2025 Reverie Under Sail In The Heart Of The Lesser Antilles St Martin (Philipsburg) $12310
08 Mar 2025 History And Culture Visiting Caribbean Jewels Marigot $11410
15 Mar 2025 Gliding The Waters Of The Windward Islands $10730
22 Mar 2025 History And Culture Visiting Caribbean Jewels $12310
29 Mar 2025 Reverie Under Sail In The Heart Of The Lesser Antilles St Martin (Philipsburg) $10730
05 Apr 2025 History And Culture Visiting Caribbean Jewels Marigot $13100
17 May 2025 Nice $15320
28 Jun 2025 The Cyclades, In The Wake Of Le Ponant Lavrion $25240
05 Jul 2025 The Cyclades, In The Wake Of Le Ponant Lavrion $20040
12 Jul 2025 The Cyclades, In The Wake Of Le Ponant Lavrion $20040
19 Jul 2025 Island Hopping Aboard Le Ponant, From Athens To Dubrovnik Lavrion $17440
02 Aug 2025 Croatia, Under Sail Aboard Le Ponant Dubrovnik $21260
09 Aug 2025 Croatia, Under Sail Aboard Le Ponant Dubrovnik $16380
16 Aug 2025 Croatia, Under Sail Aboard Le Ponant Dubrovnik $17440
23 Aug 2025 Croatia, Under Sail Aboard Le Ponant Dubrovnik $16380
13 Sep 2025 Nice $16070
20 Sep 2025 Nice $15320
27 Sep 2025 Nice $13130
01 Nov 2025 Porto Grande $11040
08 Nov 2025 Porto Grande $11040
15 Nov 2025 Porto Grande $11040
22 Nov 2025 Porto Grande $11800
29 Nov 2025 Porto Grande $11800
20 Dec 2025 Marigot $10250
27 Dec 2025 St Martin (Philipsburg) $10940
03 Jan 2026 $10250
10 Jan 2026 $10250
17 Jan 2026 Marigot $10940
24 Jan 2026 St Martin (Philipsburg) $10250
31 Jan 2026 $10250
07 Feb 2026 $10940
14 Feb 2026 Marigot $10250
21 Feb 2026 St Martin (Philipsburg) $10250
28 Feb 2026 $11480
07 Mar 2026 $10250
14 Mar 2026 Marigot $10250
21 Mar 2026 St Martin (Philipsburg) $10250
28 Mar 2026 $10250
04 Apr 2026 $10250

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