From expeditions to the White Continent to basking in the jewels of the Mediterranean to discovering the delights of Oceania and Polynesia, it’s safe to say that luxury cruises don’t pull any punches when it comes to offering awe-inspiring experiences for their passengers.
Anyone who has voyaged in style on board one of these goliath ships will know that it isn’t just about the mesmerising destinations that makes a great selling point for a luxury cruise, but the amazing and unexpected experiences that occur throughout the holiday as well as the incredible facilities, dining and accommodations on board too.
Offering a bespoke cruise experience with attentive service, fine cuisine, top quality excursions, dedicated leisure and wellness amenities, along with stylish and comfortable interiors and a whole host of destinations to travel to across the world on board their fleet of 13 ships, Ponant is the luxury cruise line with a difference.
Destinations and cruises
Providing year-round cruises to a variety of exciting destinations around the globe, choosing where to go will be the hard part. Add to this the great selection of themed cruises that travellers are able to choose from and it’s likely that they’ll be booking their next cruise before they’ve even set sail on their first!
Fans of golf, music, gastronomy and wine, art and museums, and theatre and literature will find cruises dedicated to their tastes with golfers having the opportunity to play on some of the most stunning courses in the Mediterranean or Caribbean, and music lovers enjoying concerts, jazz, opera, piano recitals on shore or at sea. Expect stops at the likes of Bordeaux, Italy or northern Spain with top food and wine on board when choosing the gastronomy cruises and attend lectures and international and national museums with the art and museum trips.
There are also the polar or tropic expeditions, National Geographic cruises with experts on board sharing their knowledge, and Smithsonian Journeys featuring experiences that embrace local cultures while delving into a destination’s cuisine, wildlife, history, language and more.
From Bali to Boston, Japan to Jordan, Singapore to South Africa, Los Angeles to Lisbon, Istanbul to Ireland, and Alaska to the Amazon to Antarctica, and from ancient temples and monuments to futuristic skyscrapers, unspoiled landscapes to bustling cities and so much more, there is most definitely a cruise that everyone will enjoy.
A glance inside the ships
With Ponant, you can be safe in the knowledge that their fleet of ships are all ready to make the cruising experience an excellent one for their guests, and with their selection of 13 ships prepared to take off to that great selection of destinations around the world, guests will want to be assured that their journey will completed in style. So, what vessels do Ponant offer?
Le Ponant is the legendary 88-metre-long ship with three masts reaching 56-metres high. Guests will feel as though they are sailing on their own private voyage here with this exclusive vessel that shines a light on the skilful art of sailing while also offering a sustainable way to travel. With elegantly designed interiors that run through the 16 staterooms and suites and common area, exclusive itineraries, and locally sourced gastronomic delights served up at mealtimes, your trip to Croatia or Greece on board Le Ponant is sure to be a memorable one.
Of course, for the polar expeditions, travellers will need to travel in something a little different, and Le Commandant Charcot is just the ship to do the job. The first luxury hybrid electric polar exploration ship powered by liquefied natural gas, this is another nod to the Ponant’s high standards towards sustainable cruising.
On cruises, up to 245 guests can dine on signature dishes by top chef Alain Ducasse and sip fine wines in restaurant Nuna on deck five, enjoy a more casual setting at Sila, soak up the sun at open-air bar, Inneq, and make the most of the theatre, lounges, boutique, pool and more before heading out to explore alongside the expedition team.
With 11 more vessels, all providing what guests need for their chosen cruise holiday, with sustainable travel at the forefront of their practices, Ponant is the cruise line you should check out for your next sea-based adventure.