Compagnie du Ponant

This chic French line operates three sleek megayachts and will be adding a fourth – Le Lyrial – in 2015. Each carries about 250 passengers in surroundings similar to a contemporary boutique hotel, and they are among the most luxurious to include the Polar regions in their itineraries. The company’s fifth vessel, the three-masted 64-passenger Le Ponant, is almost exclusively marketed in France. Gratuities not included.